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to be worried that I've fractured my hand?

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MellieFellDown Mon 23-Oct-17 13:13:54

I've got an x-ray scheduled for Thursday, but the suspense is absolutely killing me so please pardon me for this post.

Anyway, I flew across my bicycle's handlebars about a month ago. Thought my palm was merely bruised and swollen from the superficial wounds I had, so decided to just let it heal up on its own. A couple of days ago (when the scabs have all fallen off) however, I noticed that there's a protrusion on my palm after all!

Blue and yellow are the main points where it protrudes out (quite a bit more so than my normal hand). It feels solid, sort of like a bone? Has anyone experienced anything like this before?

MatildaTheCat Mon 23-Oct-17 13:24:16

Could it be a bit of grit? It would be unusual to have fractured it and not notice for so long.

MellieFellDown Mon 23-Oct-17 13:32:20

That's what I thought too! And then I learnt that there are plenty of cases of people not knowing they've fractured their scaphoid until it gets to the stage of non-union. confused It's funny because it doesn't really hurt if I don't actively press down on it. Mostly it's just a background sore?

Aquamarine1029 Mon 23-Oct-17 13:56:06

Only an xray or MRI will tell you for sure, but it is very possible that it's just soft tissue trauma and damage. These types of injuries can take ages to settle down and fade away.

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