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How could I move my broken ankle without causing more injury?

How could I move my broken ankle without causing more injury?

You should not: You should not move a broken ankle. On the contrary, you need to have it in a cast to make it temporary immobile. If you have not been seen yet by anyone, get a crutch and stop any weigh bearing and go to an urgent care of emergency room or to your primary care doctor if he can see you promptly. ...Read more

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Broken Ankle (Definition)

Ankle fracture describe a break or fracture of any of the bones of the ankle. This can be caused by falls, trauma, or twisting of the ankle. Patients with ankle fractures experience pain and swelling of the foot, and have difficulty bearing any weight ...Read more


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My left shoulder hurts. Due to a recent injury. I can pretty much move it in all directions. How can I make sure iit's not broken or dislocated?

If it moves it's not: If you can move your shoulder without severe pain then it is not broken or dislocated. If you have significant pain you should see an orthopedist and get an x-ray. ...Read more

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Did I fracture my foot or just sprain it. Hard to stand on it due to pain?

Did I fracture my foot or just sprain it.  Hard to stand on it due to pain?

Get it checked out: As a general rule: if you didn't feel like standing on it immediately after the injury, then a fracture or severe soft tissue injury is most likely. It is alway better to have it evaluated. Call your doctor for an evaluation. After injury it is usually helpful to follow the rice principle: rest, ice, compression and elevation. Quick treatment will usually improve results and healing. Dr l. ...Read more

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I need crutchers due to a broken foot but left wrist una side started hurting so badly that i cannot carry on pain is on the joint what is it please?

I need crutchers due to a broken foot but left wrist una side started hurting so badly that i cannot carry on pain is on the joint what is it please?

See below: If you injured your foot from a fall you may have injured your wrist at the same time. I would go back to your orthopedic surgeon and have your wrist evaluated . Another type of assistance device is called a platform walker which allows you to bear weight through your forearm instead of your wrist again you could discuss this with your physician. Good luck thank you. ...Read more

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How I can help my husband recover from a fractured neck and broken ribs injury?

How I can help my husband recover from a fractured neck and broken ribs injury?

Recovery: During recovery you can help with rest, hydrating beverages like tea, juice and water at bedside, multivitamins, soothing music, massage, reading, movies and low stress environment. Organize his medications, go with him to doctor appointments. Help him get well. Teddy bear, flowers, sitting with him. ...Read more

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How can I diagnose that my rib is fractured or bruised?

How can I diagnose that my rib is fractured or bruised?

Xray!Rib injuries: Depending on the history of injury, x-rays may or may not be necessary, as treatment is generally symptomatic and no different from bruised ribs versus fractured ribs. However, to definitively diagnose whether a rib is fractured or bruised, x-rays or some other radiographic modality (mri, ct) would be needed. ...Read more

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What would cause m y "knuckle" on my big toe to hurt and swell like it was broken or sprained when I had no previous trauma?

What would cause m y "knuckle" on my big toe to hurt and swell like it was broken or sprained when I had no previous trauma?

Gout/Hallux Rigidis: Gouty arthropathy can cause significant pain in the absence of any trauma and occurs commonly in the 'great toe'. Arthrosis from prior injury or an inflammatory arthritic condition could also be responsible. NSAIDs are helpful and an orthotic with a morton extension carbon footplate can provide relief. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a break, sprain or fracture in my ankle?

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How can I tell if I have a break, sprain or fracture in my ankle?

X-ray: A break and a fracture are exactly the same thing - a broken bone. A sprain refers to a ligamentous injury. In the vast majority of cases an x-ray will be adequate to determine if an ankle fracture is present. ...Read more

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Twisted my ankle bad while preventing a fall. Hard to walk on it and extreme swelling..more than a tennis ball on side. Did something rupture or break?

Twisted my ankle bad while preventing a fall. Hard to walk on it and extreme swelling..more than a tennis ball on side. Did something rupture or break?

Ankle: Whenever you hurt your ankle and it is swollen and you cannot walk easily one has to make sure you do not have a fracture - so please go and get an x-ray done. ...Read more

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My ankle hurts really bad and I can't bear weight. So did I possibly break or fracture it?

My ankle hurts really bad and I can't bear weight. So did I possibly break or fracture it?

Ankle injury: Ankle fractures can occur as a result of an injury or traumatic event. Patients state that thay sometimes hear a pop. Pain, swelling and the inabilty to walk are signs of ankle injury. An xray can help diagnose a fracture. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about ankle or run. There's a hardly noticable bump on my foot near but not on my ankle. Is it sprained?

Can you tell me about ankle or run. There's a hardly noticable bump on my foot near but not on my ankle. Is it sprained?

Many possibilities: Some causes of “bumps” may include: bony overgrowths, soft tissue masses, ganglions, fibromas, cysts, and infection. Have it evaluated by a professional to get the right diagnosis. ...Read more

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I just got my cast off from a broken ankle, when will i be able to walk without any pain?

I just got my cast off from a broken ankle, when will i be able to walk without any pain?

Depends on injury: Obviously, your doctor wouldn't have removed the cast if the ankle wasn't ready to support weight. The length of time until pain free walking really depends on the injury. Most fractures will have some degree of stiffness for weeks after cast removal. If the joint is involved, this could extend to months and physical therapy may be needed to restore motion. The best person to ask is your doctor. ...Read more

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Injured my knee (hit inside of knee hard against surface with twisting motion). Now cannot fully extend my knee. What possible damage could it be?

Injured my knee (hit inside of knee hard against surface with twisting motion). Now cannot fully extend my knee. What possible damage could it be?

See an orthopedist: Your symptoms obviously are injury related they may be due to a torn meniscus, swelling or tendon injury. See an orthopedist and get x rays for further evaluation ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more