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when do you unwrap a sprain

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Kovatis
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
General term: "sprain" is a general term - often mis used referring to the stretch or tearing of a ligament. Ligaments are the 'rubber bands" that hold bones and ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cassandra Lee
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
R.I.C.E. and time: A sprain will heal given time. To alleviate symptoms in the acute period, r.I.C.E. Rest, ice, compression, elevation. Oral anti-inflammatories may ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Yes, ice helps healing, especially if there is swelling. If it's a chronic or recurring sprain, you may need bracing or to see your local podiatrist ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maxim Tyorkin
20 years experience Sports Medicine
Pt: Best to see a physical therapist and do a4 week course of physical therapy.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: This type of fracture will need to be treated with a cast.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes of course : Falling down will only hurt you worse so avoid it and go get it looked at promptly.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
18 years experience Pain Management
Ice early: Ice for the first 24-36 hours to reduce inflammation and pain. Heat thereafter. Always heat before exercise and therapy and use ice after to deal wi ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Brown
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Acl: Immediate swelling loss of motion and pain are indications that u injured yr knee. An exam by an orthopedist would best answer this. Instability or ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: This can vary widely because the treatment can vary widely for different conditions and amongst different physicians. There are protective braces that ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Flanagan
47 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
MCL tear: The popping and pain is more likely due to a meniscal tear associated with your mcl injury.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See PT: See your physical therapist to answer these questions.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
27 years experience Podiatry
Maybe: Some physicians say yes, keep immobilized at all times and others say its okay to remove boot at night. It usually depends on the severity of the inj ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
RICE when acute: If you just sprained your ankle, follow the rice protocol - rest, ice, compression and elevate. Also follow-up with a foot/ankle specialist to have t ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
34 years experience Family Medicine
Yes, but....: You may use a rocking chair, but you will get very little ab workout from it.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Siefferman
13 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Conduction is key.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Ankle sprain: Remain off the ankle until you are able to walk and run without discomfort. Elevate and rest as much as possible. All the best.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Horak ii
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Knee Injury: Anything that limits weight bearing should be fine for an injured knee. Rest, Ice and NSAIDs. See a doc if the pain continues.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Generally Yes always: Because a head injury of any type can vary from very minor to very severe despite for example, you having little or no outward symptoms, it is always ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Couple of ways: You could get your foot caught on a wheel or if using your feet to push yourself it could get caught on the chair.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on type: A "pulled groin" or muscle strain is common. There are different degrees of muscle strain. If this injury is causing you to limp then yes i would use ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
May make it worse: For back problems other than gentle stretching i would avoid any strenuous exercises until symptoms subside. Any more physical type activities othe ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience Pediatrics
With wrist fracture: You will see obvious deformity, swelling, stiffness, tenderness, bruising, numbness , increasing pain with gripping and squeezing. Seek medical attent ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
8 years experience Podiatry
Depends: Depends on the severity of the injury. Some fractures are stable and patient's are allowed to walk on them. Other fractures are unstable and require ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Severe pain: Replacement of any joint should be considered only for painful joint that as not responded to non operative management such as therapy and medications ... Read More
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