Sprained Wrist

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johnyhay
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   Posted 5/18/2010 1:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I was skiing last week and fell on friday (3 days ago) and hurt my wrist. I had it x-rayed today and they could not see any fracture and said it was a bad sprain.
I have been given a splint with a metal strip on the side and velcro to hold it on, but have not been told how long i should wear it for. The nurse said it could take 6 weeks to heal so does this mean i have to continue wearing the splint for this length of time? (i am taking it out and moving it every so often and doing some exercises i was given)
If not can anyone give me advice on how long i should wear it.

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MsBunky
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   Posted 5/18/2010 7:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi there,

You should have been given some instruction on this so I would suggest contacting your family doctor and asking them when you should be seen for follow up and for removing the brace.

good luck, hope you heal quickly

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   Posted 5/19/2010 6:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Usually you don't want to wear a brace for more than a couple of hours a day as it can weaken your wrist...but if your not sure then call
your doctors office and ask...also use ice packs and just take it easy till it feels better, then you might want also to aaask your
doctor about physical therapy to get your hand muscles built back up when your better...
good luck and I hope you heal up........
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personally, I think sprains suck as they hurt more than a break...
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Chutz
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   Posted 5/19/2010 10:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,

We're not doctors or medical professionals in any way. All we can do is share our experiences. You need to call your doctor's office and ask for the procedure he wants you to follow.

Good luck,
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rizythomas
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   Posted 5/21/2010 11:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, I totally agree with Chutz. Here we can share our experience will give some kind of suggestions. If any one has a major problem then its better to call their family doctors..
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