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55 YR OLD FEMALE. I TOOK A FALL SKATING ON SAT. THINK IT MAY

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55 YR OLD FEMALE. I TOOK A FALL SKATING ON SAT. THINK IT MAY BE SPRAINED ON RIGHT WRIST. BEEN RICE 'ING IT... REST, ICE, COMPRESSIION, ELEVATION. STILL UNABLE TO LIFT OBJECTS IN CERTAIN DIRECTIONS. DO I NEED EXRAY?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I CALLED AND REQUESTED SCRIPT FOR XRAY. WAITING ON CALL BACK NOW. NO INSURANCE. CHEAPER TO GO DIRECTLY TO XRAY WITH SCRIPT THAN E-ROOM, THEY WANTED $550 YESTERDAY TO SEE ME. ADVIL FOR PAIN AND SWELLING, ALONG WITH "RICE"
JA: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?
Customer: SUN AM BRUISING AND SWELLING SLIGHTLY,.. NOT HORRIBLE
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: HYPERTHYROIDISM,..TAKE 2 MEDS FOR THAT,.. METHIMAZOLE 10MG. AND METOPROLOL ER 25MG
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 months ago.

you should get an wrist xray and also a wrist MRI scan to look at the nerves in the wrist.

I'm sorry you don't have insurance.

can you get into a free health clinic or an academic medical center or university orthopedic center where they see patients who don't have insurance?

keep up the rest and icing and elevation.