Stress Fracture in my hand?
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04-25-2010, 09:09 PM
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Lewiston, ME USA
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Ah, thanks for the responce. I hope it's that. Sounds like I pretty much have to tough it out a few times to strengthen the tendons.
Ice it a few times a day and rest it. if the pain does not wain from not using it for hockey then i would worry about a fracture in a bone under there somewhere.
Basically though toughing it up playing hockey is not the way to do it. You need to rest it so it does not stay inflamed. It would take about a week or so for me not playing and icing it before it felt normal again. After it is not inflamed THEN play to strengthen it without overoding it because you were shooting a bazillion shots in an hour.
I do know if it persists and rest does not eleviate the pain after a few days then it is probably a bone fracture. Many times even an x-ray won't show a small hairline fracture and an MRI would but that is expensive.
Either one will heal anyway with time and not using it is my point here.
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