Question - Broken Wrist Pain

by Debbie
(Toronto, ON Canada)

I broke my wrist 2 weeks ago. I was wondering when the pain will go away. It is still quite sore; in a cast until April 28.

Answer - Bart@SII

Sorry to hear about your wrist. Pain after a wrist fracture can vary significantly for everyone. Most of the time after the first 2-3 weeks it starts to feel better, but you may have some soreness for several weeks after your injury.

Which bones did you break?

If you are having severe pain, you should talk with your doctor. Mild to occasionally moderate pain is not uncommon, but it should continue to improve every day. I would also recommend talking to your doctor about what type of medication you can use to help decrease your pain. Tylenol or ibuprofen may help, but again, discuss this with your doctor.

Hope this helps - keep us posted on how you progress, and comment back with any other questions.

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Jun 22, 2009
would like feedback
by: Lynda

Hi I broke my wrist 6 weeks ago. I am still in alot of pain. This is my 4th cast ( my 1st half
cast ) I have non stop pain. I cant sleep at nite and I can't raise my arm up above my head and I have terrible pain when I try to move my arm .I think I am losing muscle loss.What can I expect? And also I am 55 years old and am menposal.

Thank you, stressed

Jul 25, 2009
wrist pain
by: Anonymous

i shattered my wrist 7 weeks ago. i am in my 3 rd cast, have had 2 closed reductions and k wires inserted. it still hurts,

Oct 13, 2010
broken wrist
by: Ripsurf

i broke my wrist 2 weeks ago and had closed reduction and a k wire and the pain started to go away but when i returned to school and i moved it a lot more it started to hurt again i am wondering if i have re fractured it and it is im porotant i dont i am missing heaps of surfing cricket football etc and i cant go through the pain inside again

Oct 13, 2010
broken wrist
by: Ripsurf

i broke my wrist 2 weeks ago and had closed reduction and a k wire and the pain started to go away but when i returned to school and i moved it a lot more it started to hurt again i am wondering if i have re fractured it and it is im porotant i dont i am missing heaps of surfing cricket football etc and i cant go through the pain inside again

Apr 01, 2011
broken wrist pain
by: daisy

i broke my wrist in november had k wires fitted they were removed in december and ive bin having physio ever since and im still in pain.just want my life[back now ive had enough.

Apr 01, 2011
broken wrist pain
by: daisy

i broke my wrist in november had k wires fitted they were removed in december and ive bin having physio ever since and im still in pain.just want my life[back now ive had enough.

Aug 01, 2011
Broken wrist
by: Anonymous

Broke my wrist 2years ago,through a very hard fall.on the wknd I feel again but as I did not have swelling thought the pain would get better.I've got severe pain lots of numbness and pain on top of wrist.went to hospital and have put me in a half cast as estate show to much swelling.can it be broken again.

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