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Odd coloring, extreme pain

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  • Posted By: Jinxedsheep
  • January 12, 2009
  • 01:03 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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  • make sure you are moving your fingers even though you can't feel them to keep circulation going. numbness may wear off after swelling is completely gone. even if it is not broken there is still other things it can be. nerve damage can be a possibility because you hyperextended the wrist. if you broke skin when you landed on it, and since you have red streaks, it could be blood poisoning. please go back to the doctor and if they don't help or just write you off, go to or just threaten to go to a different doctor. sometimes just the threat to go somewhere else is enough to get their attention.
    AprilRN 27 Replies
    • January 26, 2009
    • 02:28 PM
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