Hand fracture concerns

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SC10 Fri 08-May-20 14:16:30

I am unable to contact anyone medical at moment for advice and don't want to go to A&E if not necessary so wondered if anyone medical has advice please?

On Monday I broke my 5th metacarpal, I had an x-ray and was given a splint to wear plus had my two fingers taped together. I am due to go back for another x-ray in two weeks time.
I wasn't given any aftercare advice and at the time I didn't think to ask due to the pain.
I have been getting pins and needles in my wrist today and my hand has a blue tinge. The swelling has gone down quite a bit since Monday though.

I just wondered if this is normal during recovery and whether I should/shouldn't be doing anything particular to aid recovery? (eg: am not sure if I should be elevating my wrist/wearing the splint 24/7?).

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BigBairyHollocks Fri 08-May-20 14:17:20

No idea if it’s normal but doesn’t sound right. I would go back to a&e.

SC10 Fri 08-May-20 23:01:22

Thank you for replying, it doesn't seem right but am not sure what is normal, and don't seem to be able to get clarity when I Google it.

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Ozzie9523 Thu 14-May-20 17:36:53

I broke my wrist last year and was told any pins and needles/swelling/blueness should be looked at in A&E.

SC10 Fri 15-May-20 14:43:55

Thank you so much for replying, everything is fine with that now thankfully, and I hope you have made a full recovery from your own injury.

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