Should I go to the doctor for a possibly broken bone never treated 1 year later?

Last year when I started snowboarding, I remember falling pretty hard on my wrist on the 1st day. It hurt but I managed to get back up and keet going, the pain eventually subsided and was bothersome for about a week but I thought I had just sprained it or something. Well, here I am a yr. later with pain in my wrist-still. It is nothing extreme, just sort of annoying. I can almost feel a "popping," when pressing in a certain area. I can feel it crack often(it cracks loud when I move it a certain way), and will get sharp pains from the outside of my wrist to the outside of my elbow. They are not extremely painful in any way, which is probably why it has been a year. I have started to experience tingling from the far side of my wrist up into my hand. Again, nothing more than annoying. However, it has me wondering- could I have fractured it without realizing it? I mean, I think I have a pretty high tolerance for pain, but could I have done something more than a sprain and now it has healed wrong? And if so, what am I supposed to do about it now? Should I have it checked by a doctor(X-ray) even if they might not be able to do anything? I’m starting tennis soon and am worried about it bothering me…

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  1. pink flower, 20 February, 2011

    I would certainly go and see your doctor and have it checked out. What ever you did last year it’s obvious it hasn’t healed properly.

    He/she may arrange an X-ray or therapy should they feel it is necessary.

    If you are going to start playing tennis shortly you certainly need to have your wrist checked out you don’t want to do any more damage.

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