Broken Hand


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Comment from: nunyabiz, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: January 11

I broke the base of my fourth metacarpal five weeks ago and was put in a splint. My fingers are bluish purple, numb and tingly and it is terribly painful. I’m an electrician and I can’t even imagine how I would be able to work if it stays like this. Doctor is saying it is fine and to come back in three weeks. I’m getting annoyed wondering if I’m out of a career due to this and they just have no courage to tell me.

Comment from: K gran, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 16

I broke my hand just over a week ago just by picking up 2 concrete animals, one in my left hand and a pig in my right hand which was too heavy. I tried to not drop it before I got it to the wall, but couldn't and dropped it. It bent my baby finger right to the side, I heard a crack, and the pain was bad. I knew I'd broken something and feel very frustrated as I'm right-handed plus I have fibromyalgia and other health issues so can't wait until it is better.

Comment from: Susie, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 11

I broke my right hand 3rd December, 2018. Broke the ulna and have a plate in for life. I am still having trouble after two months to make a fist, cut up things, turn taps and lift heavy things. I am a cleaner and I am attempting to go back to work on Monday and wondering whether I am doing the right thing or whether I can go back to work at all.

Comment from: Potter, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: February 26

I broke the fourth metacarpal of my right hand in a fall. It’s now five weeks since the accident. A bruise is still evident in my palm and I’ve not managed to make a complete fist. Treatment was buddy tape to ring finger and middle finger, and an elastic support bandage from wrist to fingers. I wonder if it should still be so painful. I have a hard lump in the palm and a clicking sound in the wrist. I can only use my thumb and forefinger to grip, can’t pick up anything heavy. I don’t know when I can get back to the hard work of being a potter and drive again. Any advice is welcome.

Comment from: C. UNNIKRISHNAN, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: June 22

On April 19 I fell backward and had fractured my hand near where the palm and hand joined. I was operated and had certain screws and steel bridge across my palm and hand. Now I am undergoing physiotherapy but my fingers are bending inside and I am not able to write well and have no proper grip. In one of the finger I had pain and trouble to bend inside. Now I have problem with all the fingers of my right hand.

Comment from: pranay, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: April 09

My hand is fractured near my wrist as I had an accident 16 days back. I am still having a little pain in the affected part. There is no swelling.

Comment from: Jules, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 27

I fell on holiday in Finland and fractured my hand. I fell forward so it was like a punch to the wall but with added wooden slats. It was very painful and they put me in a cast. On way home I managed to knock my fingers very hard and it started the pain up again, so after a very disturbed sleep I went to my local hospital. They took off the cast and exerted it. They said it wasn't broken and sent me home in a sling (which the man in the Finnish hospital said I shouldn't have). Any way I have had a very disturbed night again and still in pain. I can't close my index and little finger without shooting pain and I have a constant throbbing.

Comment from: sandij, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 12

I have a boxer's fracture since January 9, 2015. I cannot make a fist, have very little grip strength, wrist hurts all the time, and the last three fingers when bumped even lightly still feel like they are broken. Pain medicines and over the counter pain relievers don't touch it so I deal with it as best as I can. I am so tired of the pain and disability of the hand.

Comment from: Tweety bird, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 01

I fell backwards on my hand with all my weight. The doctor says I was lucky I didn't shatter it! But I don't know which bone it is, so I am wondering which one is fractured.


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