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Onlinedoc, General Physician
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Experience:  B.A.M.S with experience in Medicine,Ayurveda, Integrative, CAM
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I unfortunately fractured my wrist in two places today. I'm

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I unfortunately fractured my wrist in two places today. I'm concerned due to the fact the pain meds are not working? Fingers and thumb are not blue or cold but very numb.
Any advice would be appreciated.
Thank you,
Penny
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 9 months ago.

Hello and thanks for your question.Sorry for late reply and inconvenience.
It's my first priority to help you.

I understand your concern.

As per your description,you shouldn't ignore your symptoms as numbness indicates nerve compression in it's path at wrist.

If you are already wearing cast or splint then you should check it out and it should be adjusted.

If you didn't wear any cast then wear crepe/ace bandage on wrist to prevent further dislocation and cast should applied.

As your pain medicines are not working so your doctor may prescribe strong pain killers containing opioid.

Also injections can be given.

It takes time to gradually diminish pain in next few hours.

If you didn't see your doctor so far then visit ER.

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