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Injured hand

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SpiderWilliesOnYourFrillys Mon 12-Feb-18 17:14:19

Hi all, posting for a bit of advice. I was unpacking/setting up a new treadmill and while cutting the white cables holding the base it sprang back abs crushed my hand. It was very painful, I luckily got it out but now it’s very swollen, I can move my fingers though it’s sore and have pain in my wrist and top of my hand I cant really grip anything.

I don’t want to go to A&E due to long waiting hours but I’m after your opinion.. this pic was taken just after it happened and the following is of my hand now.

SpiderWilliesOnYourFrillys Mon 12-Feb-18 17:15:30

Hand now

SpiderWilliesOnYourFrillys Mon 12-Feb-18 17:16:24

Normal hand for comparison

SpiderWilliesOnYourFrillys Mon 12-Feb-18 17:17:36

Take 2 normal hand

Olympiathequeen Mon 12-Feb-18 17:19:25

You need to go to check for fractures I’m afraid. Day is usually better.
(Ex A&E nurse)

TheNecroscope Mon 12-Feb-18 17:20:22

Sorry, with that type of injury I think the potential for breaking a bone must be quite high so I’d be off to get it checked - do you have a minor injuries unit you could go to? Ice should help the swelling too, have you got a pack of frozen peas you can put on it?

SpiderWilliesOnYourFrillys Mon 12-Feb-18 17:20:47

Thanks @olympiathequeen I’ve been trying to palm it off (lol pun intended) but it is sore I just hate fuss

SpiderWilliesOnYourFrillys Mon 12-Feb-18 17:21:55

Yes @neroscope I have a bag of frozen sweetcorn on it, I will go tomorrow morning to A&E thanks smile

MurielsBottom Mon 12-Feb-18 17:22:21

RICE - rest, ice, compression, elevation. Have you put ice on it or your hand on ice (frozen peas or similar)? How does the movement feel?

Tbh, if that was me I would be taking lots of painkillers and using an ice pack and see how I went overnight. It is probably a job for A&E but I would wait for tomorrow. However if It was my child I would be taking them now. not helpful

BusterGonad Mon 12-Feb-18 17:29:39

I would be going now.

Katescurios Mon 12-Feb-18 17:43:12

Head to A&E. I fell in October, put my hand out and broke a bone in my hand which needed screwing back together and had a finger fracture too. I only went to a&e the next day because DH was bothering me.

4 months on and still have a splint as well as OT and Physio. I also have a probably permanently bent ring finger

brownelephant Mon 12-Feb-18 17:44:54

go now.
proper plaster/bandage also massively helps with pain relief.

SpiderWilliesOnYourFrillys Mon 12-Feb-18 17:45:23

Thanks all I’m going to get it checked tomorrow, I can’t tonight with Dd being ill and can’t get her minded as I can’t guarantee how long I will be (DP is at work until 11) we both have the day off tomorrow so will go then. On the upside it gets me out of helping to floor the spare room grin

BiteyShark Mon 12-Feb-18 17:46:39

Go to A&E or walk in center. I fell on my hand and they were very concerned I had broken a bone in my wrist and I had to spend two weeks with it strapped up going back and forth to A&E for X-rays until they decided I hadn't ( sometimes they can't be sure on the X-ray so had to have it repeated).

Olympiathequeen Mon 12-Feb-18 19:41:16

If you can keep it elevated overnight it will help reduce swelling. A few pillows by your side to keep it above heart level. Probably fall off in the night....the hand off the pillow, not the hand!

Should be OK until tomorrow, just rest it.

MrsSkeletor Tue 13-Feb-18 04:20:23

If that's your dominant hand aren't you struggling with normal life? Get it checked out! A badly healed break could bother you the rest of your life..

MurielsBottom Tue 13-Feb-18 09:17:18

Do let us know how you get on OP?

SpidersWilliesOnYourFrillys Tue 13-Feb-18 10:51:14

Hi all I went to A&E this morning ( I was seen within an hour!) thankfully it doesn’t look like I’ve broken any bones, I’ve to go back in 3 days for a follow up X-ray. I have a splint from my wrist to fingers, no bandage around the top of hand as it’s still swollen. Quite difficult to function as it’s my right hand but coping.

Thank you all very much for your advice, I would have dismissed it otherwise flowers

TheNecroscope Tue 13-Feb-18 14:27:33

Thanks for updating us, I hope the swelling goes down soon! Keep doing the icing and take ibuprofen regularly.

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