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so i fell off my skateboard and landed on my wrist. it’s not at all swollen but hurts to use. it doesn’t hurt when still and i can’t bend it sideways past a certain point. any idea what i’ve done?
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fell off your skateboard.
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but seriously, i’m not sure, sorry! 😔
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so i fell off my skateboard and landed on my wrist. it’s not at all swollen but hurts to use. it doesn’t hurt when still and i can’t bend it sideways past a certain point. any idea what i’ve done?
This above in blue is what you have done.

This is now what you must do:

:doctor:
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Speak to your GP.
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Did you fall onto an outstretched hand?

It sounds like a possible scaphoid fracture to me - I broke my scaphoid in one of my wrists several years ago when I fell over, and tried to use my hand to break my fall.

It's really important to go to a Minor Injuries Unit or Urgent Care centre to get it checked, because a broken scaphoid, if untreated, can permanently mess up the blood flow to your hand.
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Just FYI, a broken scaphoid often can't be seen on an X-ray at first, so the doctors may choose to put a cast on your wrist just in case, and then X-ray again in 2-3 weeks when it will have become clearer.

This is because by the time it is visible on an X-ray, the period of time in which a simple cast can treat it has often passed, and you'd be left needing surgery.
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Just FYI, a broken scaphoid often can't be seen on an X-ray at first, so the doctors may choose to put a cast on your wrist just in case, and then X-ray again in 2-3 weeks when it will have become clearer.

This is because by the time it is visible on an X-ray, the period of time in which a simple cast can treat it has often passed, and you'd be left needing surgery.
ooh thanks, most the pain is when i move my thumb so sounds possible, thanks for the help
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ooh thanks, most the pain is when i move my thumb so sounds possible, thanks for the help
That's definitely a red flag for a scaphoid injury.
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so i fell off my skateboard and landed on my wrist. it’s not at all swollen but hurts to use. it doesn’t hurt when still and i can’t bend it sideways past a certain point. any idea what i’ve done?
Are you feeling any better OP?
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