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can acupuncture really work for my sprained wrist

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
45 years experience Hand Surgery
Partially: Acupuncture has been shown to decrease pain but it will not treat or cure the sprain. The wrist should be examined to make sure that there are no true ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depend: This sprain grade one or two or three. Some time sprain need a cast or brace. If you have disc job you could return to it the next day.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No. Its not normal.: U would need a detailed examination and scans to ascertain the cause of your symptoms. Have you been seen by an orthopod or a Hand surgeon? The cause ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
7 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Wrist sprain: From a medical perspective, you can immediately go back to work. The majority of the population can function properly at their jobs with a wrist sprai ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let try to help: Acupunture cuase minor pain, and could help shoulder pain.Thank you.
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
If you have arthriti: -tis, ,resistive exercise is not the best thing to do. Range of motion is good but swimming is much better, or minimally resistance curls. The best wa ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Sprain: How old is the injury? A severe sprain of the wrist may take weeks to heal. Torn ligament,stress fracture,etc are other considerations. If there is no ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Helps just like multiple other treatments.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe: I am not a fan or proponent of cam, but any modality (within reason) which may lower your pain and improve your quality of life without potential for ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Sprains: Healing is a process and as with any process takes a certain amount of time and can be broken into various phases. Before one proceeds to strengthenin ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
Protection: These exercised will stabilize the distal radioulnar joint protecting against reinjury.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Tendonitis at the : Elbow can affect the way the fingers and wrist move as the muscles that flex the elbow at the lateral epicondye also extend the wrist and fingers and ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Saurborn
22 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Try using voice.: Launch Google Documents from your smartphone, press the microphone icon on your smartphone keypad, and start dictating essays with your voice. Voice r ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Hand exercises: Some basic hand exercises include squeezing an old tennis ball or racquet ball; and opening the hand with a rubber band (or similar item) around the t ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Arthritis wrist: I have arthritis in my wrist. I used it too much at work today... help please? ANS: increase the dose of your arthritis med for a few days after talki ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Inwood
34 years experience Podiatry
Ankles: I will assume you were evaluated to ensure there are no fractures. Use rice to start - rest , ice compression and elevation. When it doesn't hurt to ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Shen
30 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
May be not: You need to have some motion to let blood flow freely to accelerate heeling...
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Neck and shoulder pain is not related to carpal tunnel syndrome. Get another opinion.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Possibly not a sprai: If you are still having pain after 7 months, it may be more than a sprain, Have you seen a specialist - orthopedic surgeon? Have you had x-rays? See y ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
35 years experience Sports Medicine
Not much help: I don't think that elevating your arm is going to help much with a tendonitis unless this may help your shoulder by placing it in a different position ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let it heal: 'Sprained thumbs' generally need a period of rest and immobilization ( thumb 'spica' splint) for a couple of weeks for healing of the 'stretched' liga ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tineke Malus
10 years experience Environmental Health
Exam needed : It is impossible to tell without further detail and examining your arm which muscles or tendons are being affected. You should see your doctor.
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