Anyone use Ultrasound for a Broken Wrist?

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I fell and broke my wrist 5 weeks ago. I think I over did the exercise trying to make a fist and now I am in bad pain especially at night. My cast was removed 4 weeks ago. I called the dr and they told me to rest it till Monday and if no better come in. My question is has anyone ever used a ultrasound machine for broken bone pain? Also infrared red light? Did these work to help you get out of pain? If not what did you use to help your pain?

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    I can't advise you on ultrasound for a wrist fracture but were you really in plaster for only 1 week? I had to keep the plaster for 6 weeks. I had minimal pain right from the start and could always make a fist/move my fingers.

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      Sorry I meant to say I broke my wrist 5 weeks ago and cast was removed 1 week ago. Had a splint on for 1 week and cast 3 weeks.
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    Ankle fracture, but yes I was prescribed Exogen ultrasound about 35 days ago. It wasn't for pain exactly, but to promote blood flow, which speeds the healing. I can tell you I have improved and I am in less pain now. It's prescribed for 60 days.

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       I seen Exogen ultrasound but that seems like it is more for bone healing that is hard to heal. I was looking at a Ezultrasound machine for pain. I sure hope I am not in pain much longer.
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      Yes, my fracture was sitting there being stubborn, so my pain was high forever! Exogen is to promote the bone healing. I'm at 17 weeks this Thursday, and I would say my pain went down about 4 weeks ago. All these diff broken bones really hurt for long periods for some of us. Hope you get relief soon.

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