There may be cause for concern if you feel that the pain is not resolved after 7 to10 days. There are 8 bones that make up the wrist joint, and unfortunately, some of them do not receive good supply of blood (specifically, the scaphoid bone). Lack of blood slows or even prevents healing of injured tissue. This becomes a serious issue if any of these bones are broken (fractured). If left untreated, the fractured bone could eventually die (necros) and result in a significant loss of function and movement at the wrist. If you suspect that you may have injured this area, consult a physician. Fractures of the hand are most often seen and diagnosed on X-ray.
David E. Quinn, MD
Specialty: Hand Surgery
- hand surgery
- orthopedic surgery
Location and Office HoursCapital Region Orthopaedic Group
1367 Washington Ave Ste 300
Albany, NY 12206
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- Albany Memorial Hospital
- St Peter's Hospital
- Stratton VA Medical Center at Albany
I fell on my wrist and hand, and it still hurts. Should I be worried?
National Academy of Sports Medicine answered
How should I sleep if I have spine flexion problems?
We recommend sleeping in a position that does not put stress on your spine and also one that is comfortable. If you’re not in a comfortable position once you fall asleep, you will likely automatically find a more comfortable position. Sometimes placing a pillow between the legs can help better position the spine, as can using a pillow that doesn’t flex the lumbar or the cervical spine.
How should I sit if I have spine rotation problems?
Rick Olderman, Physical Therapy, answeredA spine that is rotated to one direction is the primary feature of rotation problems. Rotation problems often stem from poor habits that contribute to asymmetrical weight-bearing or rotation.
If you have spine rotation problems, you most likely bear more weight on one hip. Correct this while sitting on your chair by placing a towel under one hip; determine which side feels best propped up this way. You can also place a pillow or towel behind one side of the spine to support it and decrease tension due to rotation. Leaning to one side of your workstation while resting on one elbow also creates side-bending and, therefore, rotation. If you notice yourself doing this, stop.
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