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Recent Injury From Bracing a Fall With The Hands

Understand your recent injury from bracing a fall with the hands symptoms, including 10 causes & common questions.

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  1. 10 Possible Causes
  2. Questions Your Doctor May Ask
  3. Statistics

10 Possible Recent Injury From Bracing A Fall With The Hands Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced recent injury from bracing a fall with the hands. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

Buckle fracture of distal radius

A buckle fracture of the wrist, also known as a torus fracture, is a condition that are most common in children aged 5-10 years due to the elasticity of their bones. This fracture occurs when force is applied to the radius (one of the two bones of the forearm), causing the bone to split along the growth plate.

Rarity: Common

Top Symptoms: constant forearm pain, forearm pain from an injury, pain in one forearm, swollen forearm, wrist injury

Symptoms that always occur with buckle fracture of distal radius: forearm pain from an injury, constant forearm pain

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Biceps tendonitis

Biceps tendonitis is a painful inflammation of the tendon connecting the biceps muscle to the bones of the shoulder. Biceps tendonitis is usually caused by overuse, especially repetitive throwing-type motions of the arm. It can also be caused by pre-existing shoulder injuries, sudden force or older age.

Symptoms include a throbbing, aching pain in the shoulder that may radiate down the arm. Any throwing, lifting, or pulling movement may produce pain in the shoulder.

The diagnosis is made through physical examination and ultrasound, and possibly with CT scan and/or MRI.

Treatment begins with rest, ice, over-the-counter pain relievers, and physical therapy. It may also include injections of local anesthetic and/or corticosteroids into the biceps tendon sheath. Surgery may be needed in some cases.

Rarity: Rare

Top Symptoms: pain in one shoulder, pain in the front of the shoulder, spontaneous shoulder pain, dull, achy shoulder pain, shoulder pain that gets worse at night

Symptoms that always occur with biceps tendonitis: pain in the front of the shoulder

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Kienbock disease

Kienbock Disease is a condition where the blood going to one of the small bones in the wrist is disrupted, causing the bone to die and the wrist to become stiff and painful. The cause is not known but may be related to trauma to the wrist.

Rarity: Rare

Top Symptoms: hand weakness, pain in the back of the wrist, wrist pain from an injury, wrist pain that gets worse when gripping something, difficulty moving the wrist

Symptoms that always occur with kienbock disease: wrist pain from an injury, pain in the back of the wrist

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Biceps tendon rupture

The biceps muscle in the upper arm is anchored at the top by two separate tendons. One connects to the shoulder blade and one connects to the top of the shoulder joint. If one of these tendons is strained enough to completely tear it in two, this is called a rupture.

The injury is most common in people over age 40, especially after years of overuse of the shoulder. The person may have had episodes of biceps tendinitis in the past, which is a sign of fraying and damage to the tendon. In younger people it is primarily an acute sports injury, from weightlifting or from falling.

Symptoms include a pop or snap at the top of the shoulder, with sharp pain. There may soon be bruising halfway down the upper arm with obvious "balling up" of the partially disconnected muscle.

Diagnosis is made through patient history, physical examination, x-rays, and sometimes MRI.

Treatment involves over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication; rest; ice; and physical therapy. Surgery may be done in some cases.

Rarity: Uncommon

Top Symptoms: pain in one shoulder, pain in the front of the shoulder, spontaneous shoulder pain, dull, achy shoulder pain, shoulder pain that gets worse at night

Symptoms that always occur with biceps tendon rupture: pain in the front of the shoulder, pain in one shoulder

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Broken collarbone

The clavicle is the collar bone. Clavicle fractures are often caused by a direct blow to the shoulder, for example during a fall onto the shoulder, a car collision, or a fall onto an outstretched arm. This fracture is an extremely common bone fracture in people of all ages.

Rarity: Uncommon

Top Symptoms: constant shoulder pain, pain in one shoulder, arm weakness, shoulder pain from an injury, collarbone pain

Symptoms that always occur with broken collarbone: collarbone pain, shoulder pain that gets worse with movement, difficulty moving the shoulder, collarbone bulge, constant shoulder pain

Urgency: Hospital emergency room

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Acromioclavicular (ac) shoulder joint injury

The shoulder is made up of three bones - the shoulder blade (scapula), collar bone (clavicle), and arm bone (humerus). The acromioclavicular (AC) joint is a joint that is in the front of the shoulder, where the collar bone and shoulder blade meet. This joint is stabilized by ligaments, which can tear if the two bones are separated from one another. This is most commonly caused by falling on the shoulder.

Rarity: Rare

Top Symptoms: constant shoulder pain, pain in one shoulder, shoulder pain from an injury, shoulder pain near the end of the collarbone, difficulty moving the shoulder

Symptoms that always occur with acromioclavicular (ac) shoulder joint injury: shoulder pain near the end of the collarbone, constant shoulder pain

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Sprained thumb

A thumb sprain occurs when the ligaments that connect the bones are strained by a sudden, forceful movement, usually when the thumb is stretched backward away from the palm. This is likely to occur when the thumb is directly impacted, such as partially catching a ball or falling on an outstretched hand.

Symptoms include swelling and(https://www.buoyhealth.com/symptoms-a-z/severe-thumb-pain/) and surrounding areas, a loss of movement or a difficulty with your grip, a feeling of laxity or joint instability, as well as possible bruising.

Treatment can begin at home with rest, ice, and over-the-counter pain medication. Proper immobilization of the thumb with a cast may need to be completed by a medical team as well as possible surgery to repair any significant damage.

Rarity: Rare

Top Symptoms: injury from a common fall, recent injury from bracing a fall with the hands, constant hand pain

Symptoms that always occur with sprained thumb: constant hand pain, thumb pain from an injury

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Wrist bone (scaphoid) fracture

A fracture is the medical term for a broken bone. When a person falls on their outstretched hand, the scaphoid is the bone that is most likely to break. It is located on the thumb side of the wrist, in the area where the wrist bends.

Rarity: Ultra rare

Top Symptoms: hand weakness, swollen thumb, wrist pain that gets worse when gripping something, difficulty moving the thumb, wrist pain from an injury

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Wrist sprain

Wrist sprain is often associated with traumatic events such as falls or sporting accidents. However, wrist sprain can also stem from chronic issues such as repetitive stress and the normal aging process. The wrists are so necessary and used so frequently that sometimes it may be difficult to differentiate simple aches and pains from a wrist sprain that requires prompt medical attention.

Symptoms include.

Treatments may include practicing better form when using the wrists, protecting the wrists themselves, limiting dangers in your home or environment, applying ice or heat, and taking calcium supplements and over-the-counter painkillers. Physical therapy, surgery, or a prescription for anticonvulsants may also be recommended.

Rarity: Uncommon

Top Symptoms: wrist injury, wrist pain, wrist pain from an injury, swollen wrist, pain in the back of the wrist

Symptoms that always occur with wrist sprain: wrist injury

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Elbow sprain

An elbow sprain is an injury of the tendons or muscles of the elbow.

Rarity: Common

Top Symptoms: elbow pain, elbow pain from an injury

Symptoms that always occur with elbow sprain: elbow pain from an injury

Urgency: Self-treatment

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Recent Injury From Bracing A Fall With The Hands

To diagnose this condition, your doctor would likely ask the following questions:

  • Are you having any difficulty walking?
  • Have you ever been diagnosed with Vitamin D deficiency?
  • Have you been experiencing dizziness?
  • Are you having trouble moving your wrist completely?

The above questions are also covered by our A.I. Health Assistant.

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Recent Injury From Bracing A Fall With The Hands Symptom Checker Statistics

People who have experienced recent injury from bracing a fall with the hands have also experienced:

  • 6% Pain In One Shoulder
  • 6% Shoulder Pain
  • 6% Wrist Pain

People who have experienced recent injury from bracing a fall with the hands were most often matched with:

  • 40% Buckle Fracture Of Distal Radius
  • 30% Biceps Tendonitis
  • 30% Kienbock Disease

Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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