Is my arm broken?

About a week ago I fell while running outside when it was wet and I put my arm down to catch myself and I hurt my wrist. There was minor swelling, but it was super painful to move or press on. I went to a walk in clinic the other day and they did x-rays and said nothing was broken and that it was just sprained. The problem is I’ve been doing some research and a scaphoid fracture can have the same symptoms and it usually doesn’t show up on an x-day at first. I have copies of my x-rays, but I’m no expert so anyone see anything bad? Should I go to a specialist? After about a week it still hurts and the pain areas are the same related to a scaphoid fracture. Thanks! Also sorry the picture isn’t very good!

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  • 7 months ago

    It is indeed difficult to recognize the scaphoid fracture at first I have the same. Go back and xray again 4-5 days later. It will be clear by then because in some cases the fracture are being covered by own (by the tiny bone splints). That will be sure, not the answers here by people who does not have any medical diploma.

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  • 7 months ago

    Get re-seen. There are special scaphoid views as well as Orthos can do limited MRIs. That is why we tell people to get re checked if they dont improve.

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  • 7 months ago

    Why not go back to the clinic to double check?

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  • Pearl
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    7 months ago

    i would go back to your doctor and ask thern to check it again

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  • 7 months ago

    If you are concerned, you are welcome to seek a second opinion from either another GP or an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in wrists and hands. A sprain is going to hurt and swell, and it can take several weeks for it to heal. If you have the money or insurance coverage, go see another doctor. If you haven't been given a wrist brace, that might help protect your arm from getting bumped or twisted.

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  • 7 months ago

    You don't have a fracture

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