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is there always swelling with a broken bone

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Depends: On how bad a fracture or break in the digit and on any damaged soft tissue. There are instances where the affected digit will always remain slightly ... Read More
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Healing rates vary: The healing rates can vary depending on the individual, on the extent and type of fracture, and on the treatment.

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Sounds like: you are describing a "hematoma" collection of blood in the intercostal muscle(s) around the fracture. An x ray is probably a good idea. Contact your ... Read More
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Don't exactly kno-: -what a "back rib" is, but I assume U mean a regular rib near the spine. All healing bones have an area of swelling around them, especially visible in ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ann Holland
28 years experience Podiatry
Swollen ankles/bone: You may need to limit activity for several weeks to prevent aggravating the fractured area and causing inflammation and swelling/ pain which will caus ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Rest, ice and:: Start with resting and icing it to cool things down, an acewrap to support it would be helpful. Gentle exercises would be helpful, within limits of di ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
27 years experience Sports Medicine
Ankle fracture: Stiffness, soreness, & swelling can persist for several months after the bone has healed. Start with a low impact exercise & stretching program & incr ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
38 years experience Podiatry
5th met: Fractures usually heal in 6-8 weeks. If it was a jones fracture then it usually requires surgery. Talk to doctor who treated it. I assume it was immob ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Reuss
21 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
MRI: At the very least, she needs to be evaluated with a physical exam and an mri. Rotator cuff tears are common in her age group and can present like thi ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
C sports medicine md: U could possibly have exercise induced compartment syndrome. Needs a specialized work up.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Pain: Pain should resolve, if still present get rechecked

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