Please answer! Did I break my hand/wrist? My parent's won't take me to!
Question: Please answer! Did I break my hand/wrist? My parent's won't take me to a doctor.?
The problem is: my parents don't believe me. I'm VERY clumsy. I'm always falling (not on purpose) or tripping over things, but I've never broken a bone before. I fell down a flight of stairs and thought I had broken a bone in my foot. It was bruised and swollen, I had a ton of the symptoms of a broken foot but I got an X-ray and it turned out to just be deeply bruised. So my parent's don't like to take me to get X-rays because I always end up just deeply bruised and they have to spend a ton of money on the X-ray.
Anyways, a few months ago, I fell while running and smacked the top of my hand on hardwood flooring. It hurt really bad and was bruised a little. I asked a question about it and everyone told me it was probably broken but my parents didn't take me to get it X-rayed. Now, a few months later, that same hand (left) is causing me a lot of pain. When I turn doorknobs with my left hand, the top of my hand hurts very badly. The part that hurts is that kind of small ball shaped bone. On my right hand, when I feel that bone, everything feels fine. But on my left hand (the one that hurts), when I feel that bone, it feels like there are little crunchy pieces around it and it hurts. My parents felt the bone in both of my hands and say that they're the same but I feel pain on the left hand and not on the right. It's also lightly bruised on the skin. I was carrying a textbook in my left hand and I dropped it because it felt like my wrist would snap. If I lift lighter things it doesn't hurt as badly. I have also been losing feeling in my left arm for five minutes a day the past two days. I've heard that if you don't get X-rays when you need them the pain can come back later on. Could that have happened to me? Are there any ways I can tell for myself if I broke a small bone in my hand so I don't have to go to a doctor? Do I need to go to a doctor or am I just being paranoid? Thanks.
Resting is important immediately after injury for two reasons. First, rest is vital to protect the injured muscle, tendon, ligament or other tissue from further injury. Second, your body needs to rest so it has the energy it needs to heal itself most effectively.
Use ice bags, cold packs to provide cold to the injured area. Cold can provide short-term pain relief. It also limits swelling by reducing blood flow to the injured area. Keep in mind, though, that you should never leave ice on an injury for more than 15-20 minutes at a time. Longer exposure can damage your skin. The best rule is to apply cold compresses for 15 minutes And then leave them off for at least 20 minutes.
Compression limits swelling, which slows down healing. Some people notice pain relief from compression as well. An easy way to compress the area of the injury is to wrap an ACE bandage over it. If you feel throbbing, or if the wrap just feels too tight, remove the bandage And re-wrap the area so the bandage is a little looser.
Elevating an injury reduces swelling. It's most effective when the injured area is raised above the level of the heart. For example, if you injure an ankle, try lying on your bed with your foot propped on one or two pillows.
After a day or two of R.I.C.E., many sprains, strains or other injuries will begin to heal. But if your pain or swelling does not decrease after 48 hours, make an appointment to see your primary care physician or go to the emergency room, depending upon the severity of your symptoms.
Once the healing process has begun, very light massage may improve the function of forming scar tissue, cut healing time and reduce the possibility of injury recurrence.
Gentle stretching can be begun once all swelling has subsided. Try to work the entire range of motion of the injured joint or muscle, but be extremely careful not to force a stretch, or you risk re-injury to the area. Keep in mind that a stretch should never cause pain.
Heat may be helpful once the injury moves out of the acute phase and swelling and bleeding has stopped. Moist heat will increase blood supply to the damaged area and promote healing.
Finally, after the injury has healed, strengthening exercises can be begun. Start with easy weights and use good form
I would recommend getting a splint to put on your thumb
tap ur finger together with other, till better tap toe toe together with other I would recommend getting a splint to put on your thumb u can get from pharmacy
If the pain is coming back then it's probably a fracture. I'd definitely go see a doctor. Alot of them can tell without taking an X-Ray so that will save you some money.
If you can use your hand or wrist at all your fine.
Broken thumb, hurt like hell,
Really hard to tell. You might go to your school nurse and get some advice.
In the meantime ice it.
Hi. I used to take x-rays in my job, and to me it sounds like you broke your wrist. If you don't get it fixed you could have lifelong problems. It's not an emergency at this point, but you should go to a doctor and have it checked out.
PS - fractured is the medical term for broken.