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Is A Splint Or Wrapping Better For A Tfcc Injury
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Depends: If the ankle is a non-displaced fracture (which means that there is a broken bone, but is essentially in the same place and is in a stable position) then you could be placed in a walking boot. If it is an unstable fracture, then you should be placed in a cast to prevent any further motion in the fracture area. ...Read more
Yes: A thumb contusion can be painful. Swelling is the main issue so you need to elevate it above your heart if it is swollen. A splint can help protect it against further injury. It will also remind you to protect the thumb. A thin wrap is probably not going to do much , bit it is not going to harm it either if kept snug not tight. ...Read more
For rehab on a medial malleolus fracture that has had orif surgery is it better to see a physiotherapist or a podiatrist?
Can a cast be used instead of a knee immobalizer for a dislocated patella if the brace doesn't work?
Surgery may be best: Most Weber C fractures will require an ORIF. A high fibular fracture will have ligamentous damage associated with it and treatment with use of a cast, unless a non-displaced fracture is involved, is more likely to result in long-term arthritic issues. A boot is usually not be recommended since it will not provide adequate protection of the fracture. ...Read more
Pitcher: They both can be equally impairing, especially if the require surgery. With both areas if it is not a surgical problem it is important to evaluate the throwing motion and the whole body kinetic chain to decern if a deficit is the cause of your shoulder or elbow pain. Important to not just focus on the area with symptoms but also focus on why you got the symptoms from throwing. ...Read more
try cold first.: Neither one is all the effective. Many times the cyst is the result of the problem and not the cause of the problem. ...Read more
Muscle injury. : Acute stage, usually with 24 hours or slightly more, use ice pad. After acute stage, use warm pad. ...Read more
None: Can't really think of an OTC med strong enough to quell the pain of a broken limb. Usually narcotic pain relievers would be used. I never recommend NSAIDS like Advil or Aleve when you need healing as they do relieve pain, but they also interfere with the healing process, potentially prolonging the healing phase.You're pretty much left with Tylenol (acetaminophen). If no choice & really need relief, use an NSAID. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: For a sprained ligament, cold wraps helps decrease swelling and allow the ligaments to heal quicker. Example, look at professional athletes. After games or injuries, they are constantly bathing in ice baths or cold wraps to contain swelling and help with healing process. ...Read more
Will wearing a foot brace help heal midfoot ligament tear faster or is that more appropriate for a ankle tear?
Rest, time, PT, Rx: Midfoot ligament tear will heal with rest and minimal immobilization. Ultrasound therapy is helpful. Injecting platelet rich plasma may help. An NSID is ok if you are able to tolerate the drug. I like the idea of your wearing a brace - it serves as a reminder to rest the foot. ...Read more