hairline fracture lower end of radius

Just a few days back, i hurt my wrist while playing football. I was taken for an x-ray and the doctor said that it was a veeery minute hairline fracture of the lower end of the radius(left wrist). He also said that it would heal completely within 4-5 weeks. By the time the x-rays were taken and the doctor spoke to me, my wrist had swollen up but had stopped paining. Obviously since the doctor said that it was nothing much, i did not expect more than a wrist brace or a sling. Then he told me that i would need a cast an took me to the casting room. Instead of a small cast, i got a long arm cast right upto my shoulder. In addition to this he gave me a pouch sling and told me to wear it throughout the treatment. He told me to return after a week for x-rays. I find the long arm cast to be very irritating and it makes daily activities very difficult. Is this the standard procedure for a hairline? Is there any chance of the cast being reduced to short arm cast when i go for the x-rays? Advice would be appreciated,

Posted By Rahul on February 01, 2006 at 22:39:02:

Plantar Fasciitis is caused by repetitive strain and is the most common cause of localized heel pain. It is an inflammation of the plantar fascia and is a clinical diagnosis based on a history and examination completed by a physician.


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