I hit my wrist on an iron table ledge. It is swollen up pretty good & I am still not able to move it. What's the best way to cure this?

Within the first 24-30 hours it is best to Rest, Ice, Compress and Elevate (RICE). This means don't move it much, put a package of frozen vegetables around it for 15-20 minutes each hour for at least 3 hours, wrap with a compression bandage , and try to keep it elevated. After 30-48 hours, you can use a 3 min hot/30sec. cold x3 treatment. Also, consider having an X-ray. Since there are so many small and fragile bones in the wrist, it is easy to have a hairline fracture. However, often these fractures show up better after a few days, when the bone begins to heal and the fracture lines are more visible on the films.

answered by Dr K B N

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