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What treatments can you do for a sprained metacarpal finger up to your wrist? Besides rice because that hasn't helped........

What treatments can you do for a sprained metacarpal finger up to your wrist?  Besides rice because that hasn't helped........

Need to see Ortho: If common treatments have not helped, i would recommend seeing an orthpoedist so they can take proper x-rays to make sure there is no fracture. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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What would the best treatment be for a suspected sprained thumb?

What would the best treatment be for a suspected sprained thumb?

Be seen: If you had sufficient mechanism of injury and pain and swelling in the thumb, you may want to be seen just to make sure you have not broken anything. That being said, rest, ice, compression and elevation (rice) is the standard recommendation for acute soft tissue injuries. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for ankle sprain?

What is the treatment for ankle sprain?

Ankle Sprain: RICE R - rest by limiting walking for the first few days I - ice, apply crushed ice wrapped in cloth (e.g. a tea towel) for 20mins at a time every 2 hours for the first 2-3 days. This will help to reduce swelling. C - compression bandaging, helps to support your ankle while walking but probably doesn't hasten recovery E - elevate your leg on a chair/couch for as much of the day as possible ...Read more

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What is the healing time and treatment for a hairline feacture at the base of the 5th metacarpal?

What is the healing time and treatment for a hairline feacture at the base of the 5th metacarpal?

5-6 weeks: Five to six weeks for complete healing-occasionally doesn't heal. Best to wear cast /and or hard soled shoe depending on the extent of the fracture ...Read more

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I have broken 2nd and 3rd metacarpal. How long is the recovery after treatment with plates and screws?

Depends: We really have to see the x-ray to see if it is a stable fixation to begin early movement which will return you to normal activities sooner. Ballpark woud be 6-12 wks. ...Read more

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What kind of stretching would be a good treatment for a neck sprain?

What kind of stretching would be a good treatment for a neck sprain?

See below: The best way to stretching is not pulling from your neck, it's levering your shoulders with the end of a bed ( or bench) and trying to put the mandibleat 90 degrees. ...Read more

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What can I expect if I go to the emergency room for treatment of a sprain? Evaluation by orthopod?

What can I expect if I go to the emergency room for treatment of a sprain? Evaluation by orthopod?

Ed staff: A minor sprain or strain will likely not be staffed by an orthopedic surgeon as ed staff are more than qualified to triage and provide acute treatment for these injuries. If the injury is more severe the ed provider may consult an orthopedic surgeon. The emergency room will recommend appropriate follow up based on the nature of the injury. ...Read more

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Collateral ligament sprain. What is treatment?

Collateral ligament sprain. What is treatment?

Which ligament?: There is a collateral ligament in the elbow, and also in the knee. Initial treatment might include bracing and nsaids. ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for my ankle sprain?

How can I get treatment for my ankle sprain?

See a podiatrist: Or try r.I.C.E yourself which would be rest, ice, compression (with an ace bandage or ankle brace) and elevation. (typically elevation implies above your hear level.). ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more