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    Old 08-04-2014, 05:21 AM   #1
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    Sprained or Broken Wrist opinions

    So yesterday I was riding my bike and fell, naturally put my hands out to catch myself and hurt my wrist. I am thinking it is sprained because I can move it with little to no pain. I am able to squeeze a ball real tight. It didn't swell or bruise and this morning still no swelling or bruising, just certain ways I turn it hurts a little.

    I did some Googling and one thing said if it was broken it would hurt to poke or squeeze with my other hand which it does not. What pain I do get is very dull and just enough to let me know it's not 100% but not it's not insane pain by any means. I was going to go to the hospital if I woke up and it was worse or I couldn't move it, but it's about the same and I can move my fingers and make a fist no problem. I was just curious of any opinions I know only way to really know is a trip to the doctors.

     
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    Old 08-05-2014, 06:32 PM   #2
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    Re: Sprained or Broken Wrist opinions

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    So yesterday I was riding my bike and fell, naturally put my hands out to catch myself and hurt my wrist. I am thinking it is sprained because I can move it with little to no pain. I am able to squeeze a ball real tight. It didn't swell or bruise and this morning still no swelling or bruising, just certain ways I turn it hurts a little.

    I did some Googling and one thing said if it was broken it would hurt to poke or squeeze with my other hand which it does not. What pain I do get is very dull and just enough to let me know it's not 100% but not it's not insane pain by any means. I was going to go to the hospital if I woke up and it was worse or I couldn't move it, but it's about the same and I can move my fingers and make a fist no problem. I was just curious of any opinions I know only way to really know is a trip to the doctors.
    I had a bike accident 2-1/2 years ago and I went over the bars, landing on my head and left hand. My wrist was really sore but I could still do things (like load my bike on to my roof rack to get home). I gave it a few days and because the pain was consistent, I went to see my doctor who diagnosed a fractured bone. At that time, I remember searching online and found that most wrist sprains are reportedly fractures. It can take a little while for a hairline fracture to show up on an X-ray, but I wouldn't wait too long to get it looked at in case you need to be casted. Good luck!

     
    Old 08-18-2014, 09:59 AM   #3
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    Re: Sprained or Broken Wrist opinions

    Id go for a xray just in case...be safe
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