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odd coloring, extreme pain

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  • Posted By: Jinxedsheep
  • January 12, 2009
  • 00:57 PM

I fell a week ago landing on my left hand bending it so that the palm was touching the underside of my arm. I went to the ER because of TONS of pain, swelling, and redness. They said it wasn't broken (after an X-ray) and I was put in a brace. The next day I notice I lost all feeling in my thumb, pointer, and middle finger on my left side. I went back and they said I was over reacting and did a CT to prove it wasn't broken. It's been a full week now and I still can't feel those fingers or thumb. I can move them, just not feel them AT ALL. Most of the swelling has gone away as has the bruising. However, yesterday I noticed these deep red streaks going up my arm starting at where I hurt my wrist. I'm still in TONS of pain to the point where I can't really do anything. Is there a point in going back in or are they right in saying I'm just over reacting?

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  • Some damage to the Radian or Median nerve
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 12, 2009
    • 05:48 PM
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  • Did they check you for compartment syndrome? It would not be a classic presentation but they should think about it. Also, with the streaks going up your arm, that sounds like cellulitis. You need to go to an ortho MD ASAP or go back to the ER and show them your new symptoms.good luck
    frustratednp 17 Replies
    • January 13, 2009
    • 04:13 AM
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