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loss of feeling and weakness in the hand could be from increased pressure in the wrist causing carpel tunnel syndrome.
how did he fracture his hip?
or he could have neck trauma or a pinched nerve in his neck.
he needs to see a doctor right away and get his wrist and neck evaluated.
He feel over on slippery ice approximately 7 years ago
well, this new hand weakness and numbness could be due to new carpel tunnel issues with increased pressure in his wrist
or could be due to trauma or pinched nerves in his neck.
Should he go to the local A&E again or should he make an emergency appointment with his GP
nerve injury is an emergency and needs to be addressed as soon as possible.
he should make an emergency appointment with his GP.
his GP needs to get him to a hand surgeon or orthopedic doctor
to evaluate his symptoms.
Many thanks. Is there anything we can do until then to help him?
you can try to elevate his hand and ice his wrist.
and see if that helps.
best of luck to you and him.
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