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What is the best self administered treatment for a minor knee injury?

What is the best self administered treatment for a minor knee injury?

RICE: R - rest, until the injury heals. I - ice, for about 20 minutes at a time, applied directly to the injured area, for as long as there is pain or swelling. C - compression, use of an elastic ace bandage or neoprene knee sleeve that may be purchased from the local pharmacy. E - elevation, keep the injured knee above the level of the heart. Medications such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen may also help. ...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


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What is the best treatment for a sprain with ankle swelling?

What is the best treatment for a sprain with ankle swelling?

Do these: Rest, icing, elastic ankle bracing keeping off of it and over-the-counter pain relievers may provide some relief. If it is not showing further improvement, get it checked out by a podiatrist or orthopedist. You may have injured or irritated more than your ankle. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for hand stress injuries?

What is the best treatment for hand stress injuries?

Change activities: We really need more info to be more helpful. What kind of injuries? What is your job activities? ...Read more

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What is the treatment for traumatic elbow dislocation?

What is the treatment for traumatic elbow dislocation?

Reduction: You need to be seen emergently and have the elbow relocated or reduced. Anesthesia/sedation is generally required to relax the muscles to allow for the joint to be reduced. You may require a period of immobilization. ...Read more

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What is the typical treatment for a muniscus tear is there surgery involved? What kind of pain medication and how long is recovery?

What is the typical treatment for a muniscus tear is there surgery involved? What kind of pain medication and how long is recovery?

Hello. : Hello. I don't know the extent of your injury. Often, arthroscopic surgery is done to the knee. This means that the surgery is done internally, without filleting the knee open. Without knowing more about your injury it is hard to say how long the recovery would be. If there is a small tear and that is removed, your recovery time could be four to six weeks. (this doesn't mean you need to lie in bed for four to six weeks; but you wouldn't want to be playing sports). It the doctor only needed to remove loose bodies from the joint space, that recovery might take two to four weeks. It the meniscus requires repair, it could take four months or longer for a full recovery. Often patients are prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Narcotics are often prescribed post operatively to control pain. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a torn acl?

What is the best treatment for a torn acl?

Usually surgery: The younger and more active you are, the more important an acl repair is. It's the major stabilizer of the knee and without it the knee can buckle and lead to disability or inactivity. ...Read more

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What is the rehabilitation following a treatment for an intertrochanteric hip?

What is the rehabilitation following a treatment for an intertrochanteric hip?

Rehab: After the fracture repair either by pinning or half hip replacement, the patient begins to work with physical therapy to begin weight bearing, walking with an assistive device, usually a walker. If a hip replacement was done, it is very important to learn the "precautions" given by the surgeon which will dictate what movement should not be done while the surgery heals. Rehab usually 3 months. ...Read more

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What is type of physical therapy is used for acute/ chronic parametritis treatment ? Trying to find a doctor in my area

What is type of physical therapy is used for acute/ chronic parametritis treatment ? Trying to find a doctor in my area

NO PT: The therapy is medical and related to restoring normal pancreatic function, periodic ultrasounds, and management risk factors such as obesity, alcohol intake and elevated blood triglycerides. ...Read more

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Following shoulder dislocation, what is the most important activity a person should do for therapy?

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Following shoulder dislocation, what is the most important activity a person should do for therapy?

Rest: There is no specific exercise that will prevent a shoulder from dislocating again. It has more to do with the bony and ligamentous structures. However, scapular stabilizer strengthening (upper back) can place your shoulder in a better position overall. ...Read more

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What is the best course of treatment for a sprained ankle?

What is the best course of treatment for a sprained ankle?

RICE: Rest it, ice it (bag of frozen veggies works in a pinch), compress it in an ace wrap or brace, elevate it as much as possible and take Ibuprofen or alleve to decrease the pain and swelling. If you cannot put any weight on it at all you should see your doctor. You may need crutches or further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a torn meniscus, an orreous structure, and a possible paramenial sist. What is the common treatment for such an injury? And how long is the recovery?

You did not mention: where your torn meniscus is, shoulder or knee? parameniscal cysts suggest the knee. I would trust that your orthopedic physician has recommendations for treatment, as injuries such as meniscal tears do not ever go away. They weaken your knee in a chronic way and do not typically heal on their own (like most cartilaginous injuries). Please see your orthopedic physician right away. ...Read more

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What is the first aid treatment for a wrist injury?

What is the first aid treatment for a wrist injury?

Splint and ice: If you have injured your wrist you need to splint and ice the wrist then seek professional help from a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for subdeltoid bursitis and will this heal?

What is the treatment for  subdeltoid bursitis and will this heal?

Surgery not likely: Bursitis refers to an inflamed or irritated bursa. Bursa are common about most joints in our body. Inflammation can result form injury or oversue. Once the underlying injury heals or the oversue is limited, the bursitis will resolve. Adjuvant treatments commonly involve nsaids, physical therapy, and local steroid injections to help potentiate your bodies innate ability to heal. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for tendon laceration?

What is the treatment for tendon laceration?

Surgical repair: If the tendon is completely severed, then repair is usually the treatment of choice. You need to consult a specialist for a complete evaluation. Dr l. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a dislocated hip?

What is the treatment for a dislocated hip?

Urgent reduction: Dislocated hip must be promptly reduced (relocated) as soon as identified for a number of reasons. Number one left in a dislocated position it is generally very painful and could in theory compromise nerve function. Also can result to damage to hip cartilage which has limited to no ability to heal. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get treatment for a tendon injury?

What is the best way to get treatment for a tendon injury?

Start wih primary: Care doctor. It would be good to consult your primary care doctor who may be in a better position to determine, whether you need to see a rheumatologist, orthopedist or a physical medicine/rehabilitation doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for shoulder subluxation without surgery?

What is the best treatment for shoulder subluxation without surgery?

See Doctor: As you imagine, the best treatment for your specific situation will depend on a careful history, physical, and evaluation of imaging studies. Online consultants will not be able to provide you with precise and/or meaningful advice. Best to be seen by well experienced orthopedic surgeon. Best wishes. ...Read more