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Suggest treatment for wrist injury

i hurt my left wrist 3 to 4 months ago and now it makes a popping sound when i turn it left and right. i also can t pick up heavy things like at school i couldn t pick up a table without it hurting and i can t hang on the monkey bars otherwise i will be in pain. i have seen the doctor when i had the accident and they said it was a really bad sprain but i think it was a torn ligament or something. when i go to see the therapist do you think they would give me a cast or would i have to have an operation or something. its really bad and i also had a cricket ball hit my left wrist on the bone which swelled up so do you think it is weaker and could that add to the same problem as before. i am a child so my bones aren t fully developed so do you think that would effect me left wrist.
Mon, 14 Jan 2019
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hello,

To know the exact status if your wrist joint we need an MRI SCAN of your wrist to know that what degree of a sprain you have, is there any fracture when you were hit by a cricket ball.

As 4 months are already passed there is no point to get your wrist plastered or get it splinted now.as you are a child so you have a lot of potentials to repair of whatever injury you have had before, I personally feel that it should not have any future consequences.

Now start taking physiotherapy sessions; take calcium and Vit D supplements; give hot fomentation; do a range of motion exercises; take painkillers when needed; get MRI scan done.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Jaideep Gaver, Orthopaedic Surgeon
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