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got a broken wrist but keep getting pins and needles in my hand

(28 Posts)
CvQ Fri 15-Aug-08 18:38:30

is this normal?i forgot to mention it yesterdayhmm

psychomum5 Fri 15-Aug-08 18:39:51

noooooooooo....means either swelling or compression of a nerve somewhere.

needs to be checked....sorry.

CvQ Fri 15-Aug-08 18:41:11

shockwhat

fuck.is that why i cant grip??????????????

psychomum5 Fri 15-Aug-08 18:47:36

ah, yes.....quite possibly!

how long have you had pins and needles for, and when is your next checkup with the fracture clinic???

did you get a cast care leaflet with your broken wrist, as that should have a number for you to ring first before traipsing down.

this is what I had with megs

lilymolly Fri 15-Aug-08 18:53:33

Yes def swelling prob pressing on a nerve.

Not the end of the world though CvQ.
May be get it checked out at the fracture clinic next week ?

Did you have a operation, pins plates etc?

CvQ Fri 15-Aug-08 18:54:38

its been on and off for a week but thought it was just my arm settling down??
i was there yesterdayblushand not due to see them again until next week.
fucking bollocking crap!

fuck i wont have to be operated on will i...am losing my smile here!!

CvQ Fri 15-Aug-08 19:06:34

frature clinic is closed.should i go to a&e psycho????

misspiggy Fri 15-Aug-08 19:14:34

CvQ - have a look here. Scroll down to Plaster cast problems, bullet point 2....

www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/Articles/article.aspx?ArticleId=2543

If the pins and needles are quite bad it may be worth a trip to A and E.

psychomum5 Fri 15-Aug-08 19:16:22

no, you wonlt be operated on.

tis just that they have set the cast slightly worng is all.

did they change it yesterday????

psychomum5 Fri 15-Aug-08 19:16:42

ignore all typos........am getting sleepywink

MatNanPlus Fri 15-Aug-08 19:16:47

If it is constant ormore if you try tomovefingers/thumb then really do thinkyou need to go to A&E CvQ sorry

shock they should have asked yesterday in clinic TBH

psychomum5 Fri 15-Aug-08 19:17:35

oh, and yes, A&E I'm afraid.

CvQ Fri 15-Aug-08 19:18:11

yes its new but ive had the pins and needles for about a week??
<grabs onto smile in desperation>
gahhhhhhhhhh
am going for a fag!

psychomum5 Fri 15-Aug-08 19:19:32

ooh....megs pins and needles were from them thinking it was just her wrist broken, when in fact it was her thumb (and badly at that), and they did not cast her thumb properly.

maybe they are missing a small other break???

MatNanPlus Fri 15-Aug-08 19:20:31

hmm wonder if it is that the break isn't as well placed as it could be?

Do think you should ring, should be reasonably quiet there at this time of evening

CvQ Fri 15-Aug-08 19:24:32

ok just spoke to mum<havent had a fag but want one>shes calling a taxi and were going to head down<sigh>

thanks everyone!

psychomum5 Fri 15-Aug-08 19:25:27

good luck, and text me later with results.

xxx

((I may be asleep if I don;t reply))

madcol Fri 15-Aug-08 19:35:56

Which fingers? More your thumb and next two fingers or all of them ? Is the pins and needles wose at anytime of day or night?
Are you pregnant at the moment?

CvQ Fri 15-Aug-08 22:54:39

we are back.ive got a fracture to my carpal bone aswell which was missed hence all pins and needleshmmim now reset againangry
thankyou for all your advice.

Bowddee Fri 15-Aug-08 23:04:07



Poor you. Glad you got it sorted though.

lilymolly Fri 15-Aug-08 23:14:02

Oh was going to mention carpel tunnel earlier

Damn <lilymolly regrets not proferring advice and looking like a smart arse> angry

Hope you feel better soon

CvQ Fri 15-Aug-08 23:14:26

it never rains does ithmmbut hopefully it will start to feel easier now.i just need to let them know if the tingling carries on.

MatNanPlus Fri 15-Aug-08 23:15:46

Glad you have got it seen to and i hope the replaster wasn't too painful.

CvQ Fri 15-Aug-08 23:20:13

oh and was told that smoking will slow down the healing process.i said only if i smoke with my left hand.they didnt think that was funnyblush
grin

CvQ Sat 16-Aug-08 10:39:33

no pins and needlesgrin

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