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How To Treat An Injury
Hello,about year ago,I was running on a threadmill and somehow my knee twisted itself,and til then,the knee is unstable.How should treat the injury?
If it is truly unstable, possibly there's a torn ligament that needs to be repaired. You need to be seen by an orthopedic surgeon for a physical exam and who may likely order imaging like an MRI. If you're not looking to do any surgery. Wearing a knee brace and physical therapy is probably the best you could do. Hope this helps
Why do I get scars even from surface scratch wounds? And how can I treat injuries better so they wont scar, i don't scratch them off when they itch.
Aloe Vera: Aloe vera can be lightly rubbed on the scratch to hasten healing & decrease scarring.
6-12 weeks: The lateral (fibular) collateral ligament is uncommonly injured, but if it is injured in isolation, it can be treated in a hinged knee brace x 6 wks and may heal on its own. Stress xrays can be used to measure if it heals. This is followed by strengthening and a return to activities between 8-12 weeks. Often, it requires a surgery to reconstruct it and the surrounding "posterolateral corner.".
Ice,splint&pain meds: Thumb injuries may be just a bruise or a broken bone, and in some cases there may be a cut or laceration if there is an open wound, it may need dressing or stitches or steristrip etc and teatanus shot if due if bruised or fracture bone than ice locally, splinting and pain meds will help it heal.
Depends, see Doctor : This depends on what kind of injury you have: muscle sprain/fracture/ligament injury etc. Management will depend on this and certainly depending on type of injury you should not engage in gymnastics for certain periods of time. Bottom line is if you are having significant pain or pain that is not going away, restricted neck motion, or any neurological complaints please be seen.
Physical therapy: Aquatic therapy is a kind of physical therapy used in different diseases. To decide whether it is appropriate in your case and how best it can be used, you will need to be referred to physical therapy. The physical therapist will be able to tell you if your injury is best treated by it and if so, you will be prescribed a regimen that you will follow.See 1 more doctor answer
Shoulder, elbow, neck esp painful from heavy object falling on me. how would I treat an injury like this? should I immobilize my arm to help w pain?
Answer depends: Perhaps the most common nerve injury from lifting weights is carpal tunnel syndrome caused by hypertrophy of the flexor tendons. This occurs with very committed weight lifters. This can be treated by night time wrist splinting sometimes. Where are your symptoms and how did the injury occur? That will help us answer the question directly.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends: A simple sprain can be splinted for comfort, a scratch can be carefully cleaned and protected with tripple antibiotic and a loose wrap. Anything more than that would best be addressed by a doctor. Make sure you have good blood flow and sensibility. Don't let it get infected. If its still giving you problems after a few days or getting worse see somebody. Thumbs are important.
Usual stuff: Most acute knee injuries are treated best by ice, elevation and wrapping the knee. You might want to use crutches to support the knee while you are walking. I am ok beginning simple exercise that promote motion but do not do anything painful. Over the counter anti-inflammatory medications may help reduce swelling and discomfort. My goals are selling reduction, maintaining motion.See 1 more doctor answer
It depends: If there is no break/dislocation,the most important thing about treating shoulder injuries is to keep them moving(so they don't 'freeze').Dangling the arm down and making circles(small then larger)may help.Ice is very helpful in the first few days, then heat will help.NSAIDS,if you can take them,may help as well. It is important to see your doctor for significant injuries or if it isn't improving.
It depends: It is hard to relate specific advise with the info provided. If the injury is severe, you should seek urgent evaluation. If the injury is severe, you should not be driving. Ask for a ride. If the injury is not severe, you can see how it responds to time, rest, ice, elevation, tylenol, (acetaminophen) ibuprofen.
Ice, physical exam: Typically to start, rest/activity modifications, ice. If it does not improve, see a sports medicine dr to examine the shoulder to see what was injured (e.g. The rotator cuff/tendons, labrum, joint, ligaments). They may prescribe medications, physical therapy, imaging studies.See 1 more doctor answer
Need diagnosis: scapular injury, trauma? many different reasons for pain around the scapula and neck. pinched nerve, local muscle problems, shoulder problems, etc. get checked out
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