i've had fallen of my bike on my wrist, it hurts

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Is it normal that after 12 days of accident my arm hurts when i make sudden moves? Ive done a xrays and doctor said that my wrist may be broken and i got a plaster , wore it for a week and went back to the doctor and he said that it is not broken and iwas wondering is it normal that my wrist hurts. Sorry for my bad english.

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    Goodness so sorry for your fall. Was your arm and wrist Xrayed? If not it MUST BE Xrayed. Any good doctor would X-ray even before putting a cast on.
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      Yes , it was and he said one of the bones might be broken and then i wore the cast. And tben when i returned after a week on examination doctor examined my hand witout xrays and said that there is no fracture so i was wondering if he had diagnosed me wrongly and there is actually a fracture because it hurts me when i move or maybe it is supposed to be like that for a while.
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    Let me know how it goes. The cast should have been put on and taken off in one week with NO X-ray after the cast was off. I was taken to the hospital and they Xrayed me there.  I was Xrayed 3 times in the 6 weeks I had my casts on. I had a splint 1st for one week from the hospital then X-ray when I went to my surgeon. Then cast on for 3 weeks then off and Xrayed. Casts on 3 more weeks then off and Xrayed. That was when my orthopedic surgeon said they were okay without cast. 
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      ". The cast should have been put on and taken off in one week with NO X-ray after the cast was off'' so how did you get to the hospital and xray it? Did doctor send you or you went by yourself ?
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    I skidded and fell down on my wrist in July. It was x rayed straight away and a temporary plaster applied. It was then x rayed again a week later and a new more permanent plaster applied. Another x ray after 2 weeks and then i was told that the plaster would be removed after 4 more weeks. Have you had no x rays at all? If this is right, then I think you should go back to the hospital and get it checked.
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      I had my first and inly xray the day when i fell. Then i had got a plaster, and i wear it for a week then doctor just examined it without exray and said it was fine. Now it doesn't hurt me all the time , just then when i forget about it and move my hand in centrain way.

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    Yes like the others, I'd say if you're still in pain it's worth going back. Maybe it's a hairline fracture that isn't severe enough for full plaster but still unpleasant. If there's no swelling then maybe not actual break & but better safe than sorry! Mine was a proper dramatic break, dislocated, swollen mess so no doubt about it, wouldn't wish the pain on anyone & it was constant for weeks..Put a bit of ice on it sometimes & support it until you know for sure. Hope you're feeling better soon
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    I'm no Dr but in when you break a bone it swells to protect it..soft tissue gets damaged too..that's what I've had problem with because when it's in a cast the soft tissue can harden so you get stiffness & it feels like a brick at the end of your arm! There's different kinds of breaks & all kinds of bits that can damaged in your wrist & hand..a sprain can be horrible but if you're worried about it then get a 2nd opinion..they won't mind checking it for you x
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    Morning Sulfat; it is hard to say what/if wrist is broken without x-rays;  you may have "badly sprained" the wrist and yes this will hurt if you put pressure on it/twist wrist.......perhaps if you try strapping wrist with an elastic bandage securely (but not too tight that it stops circulation) and support wrist this way for another 2 weeks or so???   cold packs will stop pain, but these too, must only be put against wrist for 10 mins at a time and wrap the ice pack in a tea-towel.........if this doesn't help, and wrist doesn't improve, ask GP for another x-ray/review  (there are many small bones in wrist, and you may have broken one of these which is hard to pick up on x-ray...am assuming that it is The wrist and not up the arm??)....hoping that this helps???...........Bron
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      Morning,

      I have not been to the doctor because pain had stopped at some point smile but i have had twitched my wrist by sudden moveby accident and little pain got back, but im shure it will be ok. Thank you for your help smile

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