Yesterday at work I was lifting chairs and the one chair swung and slammed right into my wrist it bruised and swelled up right away I have broken my radius twice just hairline fractures and the pain was pretty similar so I went to the ER got x-rays and they came back fine (last time they said that too but referred me to an orthopedic surgeon and it was defintly broken) where I hit my wrist this time would be my ulna. the doctor just gave me vicoden to get my through the night but should I be worried if my pinky is still numb and is starting to feel bruised at the top and my elbow is pretty numb too not as bad as my pinky. should i be worried?
the most important part of having an injury is being patient. you should definitely be concerned but be extremely careful with it and i suggest wrapping a heating pad around wherever it hurts to relax the muscles.if the bruising continues,pain continues, or you don't have normal mobility in your wrist in at most a month i would definitely contact a doctor in orthopedic sports medicine like me about your issue and go in for him to take a look at it. hope everything turns out well, Dr.Micheal L. gross, MD
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