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How can a wrist injury be treated?

last year I smashed my hand/wrist on a table brick wall and with a hammer reppetively on the back side of my hand right on the bone in the middle it has still not gotten better after using my hand for awhile severe pain comes back did I damage the nerves /tendons permanently
Mon, 22 May 2017
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Hello, my name is Dr.Dorina Gurabardhi. I understand your concern.
Some advices that I can give to you are :
-Use rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE) for pain and swelling.
-Stop, change, or take a break from activities that cause your symptoms.
-Remove all rings, bracelets, or any other jewelry that goes around a finger or wrist. It will be harder to remove the jewelry later.
-Do not use your injured hand or wrist for the first 24 hours after an injury, if possible. An elastic bandage can help decrease swelling. The wrap will also remind you to rest the injured hand or wrist. A wrist splint can help support an injured wrist.
-Gently massage or rub the area to relieve pain and encourage blood flow. Do not massage the injured area if it causes pain.
-For the first 48 hours after an injury, avoid things that might increase swelling, such as hot showers, hot tubs, hot packs, or alcoholic beverages.
-After 48 to 72 hours, if swelling is gone, apply heat and begin gentle exercise with the aid of moist heat.
Use acetaminophen for pain relieve.
Hope my answer was helpful, if you have any other questions I'll be glad to help, thanks!
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