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What follow-up care can you expect for wrist injury?

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If pain and swelling get worse in 24 hours, see a doctor. The doctor may need to order X-rays to rule out a fracture that was not obvious at first and examine the wrist to look for signs of tendonitis, arthritis, gout, infection, or other conditions.

From: Wrist Injury Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Children's Hospital Denver: "Hand and Wrist Injury."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Sprains and Strains."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Sports Injuries."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Hand/Wrist/Arm Problems."

Wrist Injury Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 10, 2017

SOURCES:

Children's Hospital Denver: "Hand and Wrist Injury."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Sprains and Strains."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Sports Injuries."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Hand/Wrist/Arm Problems."

Wrist Injury Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 10, 2017

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