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I fell off the steps of my porch yesterday morning and I

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I fell off the steps of my porch yesterday morning and I caught myself with my left hand and my wrist hurt all day. Now it hurts from my wrist to right at my elbow
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

you could have sprained your wrist or caused bad tendonitis.

or you could have a hairline fracture in your wrist.

you should ice your wrist and put your arm in a sling

if you continue to have pain, you should see a doctor about it and get a wrist xray and exam

you could have injured a radial nerve from the elbow to the wrist.

have you tried to ice the wrist yet with a bag of ice?

do you have a sling ? you can buy these at local drug stores.

Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I'm Dr Chaithanya attending you today.

The things you have to do are take a pain killer like a combination of Ibuprofen, and paracetamol twice a day. Cntinue taking for 3 days.

Keep alternate hot packs and ice packs on the area of elbow and wrist.

If the pain continues, for more than 2 days, I suggest you to take an x ray and see if the cast is required.

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