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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

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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What kind of treatment do you need for a high ankle sprain?

What kind of treatment do you need for a high ankle sprain?

High ankle sprains: Need an xray and an MRI to really determine treatment

high ankle sprains are serious injuries that can lead to ankle instability

anything from a camwalker to surgery may be indicated

consult a specialist. ...Read more

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What is the difference in treatment of a broken or sprained little toe?

What is the difference in treatment of a broken or sprained little toe?

Toe injury: Treatment of both are essentially the same. You may "buddy" tape your small toe with the adjacent toe which will act as a splint. Also, it would be beneficial to wear a stiff/supportive-soled shoe to protect from too much motion while walking. Fractures will heal within 3-4 weeks generally and most likely sooner for a sprain. ...Read more

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Can you sprain the 5th metarsal none in your foot if so what is the treatment?

No: You can't sprain a bone. But it might not be fractured even if it hurts. I recommend you see a specialist and get an xray. ...Read more

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My pinky has been sprained for six weeks now.....does this indicate a more serious sprain or a lack of treatment?

My pinky has been sprained for six weeks now.....does this indicate a more serious sprain or a lack of treatment?

Possibly both: You may want to see your health provider for another exam and possibly an X-ray to check for a fracture. ...Read more

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What kind of treatment is done for MCL sprain? Does a hinge brace help with the sprain? How long does it take to heal? Can a sprain turn into a tear?

What kind of treatment is done for MCL sprain? Does a hinge brace help with the sprain? How long does it take to heal? Can a sprain turn into a tear?

Brace, weeks to heal: Most MCL sprains often heal on their own with relative rest, and a hinged brace can help relieve pain and stabilize the knee. There are 3 grades, with Grade 1 representing microtearing. Grade 2 is a partial tear and Grade 3 is a full tear. Grade 3s sometimes require surgery. Healing is typically 1-3 weeks for Grade 1, 3-6 weeks for Grade 2 and the longest for Grade 3. ...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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How should I feel after 6 weeks of treatment for an ankle sprain and osteoarthritis in the joint?

How should I feel after 6 weeks of treatment for an ankle sprain and osteoarthritis in the joint?

DEPENDS: It all depends on the severity of both the ankle sprain, and the degeneration of the joint. Inflammation will go down (especially with anti-inflammatory treatment), but the arthritis will still be present. Long-term protection of the joint is also needed. I would recommend a minimum of a good compression ankle brace. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for a mild knee sprain and slight inflammation on the inner side?

What's the best treatment for a mild knee sprain and slight inflammation on the inner side?

Treatment:: Ice for 20 minutes, three to four times per day. You could wear a hinged knee brace for support. Only use crutches if you really need to. Take an over the counter anti-inflammatory if you can. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a pinched nerve, bursitis, sprain or strain the same?

What is the treatment for a pinched nerve, bursitis, sprain or strain the same?

Inflammation: IN the situations you mentioned, the common reason for pain is inflammation which is treated with steroid injections many times, so the same medication can be used to treat all these conditions, however, the dose may be different and excessive doses may lead to irreversible complications. ...Read more

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Yesterday afternoon I missed a step and fell. I twisted my ankle and heard a pop. I did the rice treatment all evening. Sprain vs break?

Yesterday afternoon I missed a step and fell. I twisted my ankle and heard a pop. I did the rice treatment all evening. Sprain vs break?

X-ray: Rice treatment was excellent. Hearing 'pops' and having signifigant ankle pain, swelling, bruising are all consistent with ankle sprains and ankle fractures. Some people are even able to bear weight on a broken ankle. Good quality x-says will differentiate between the two.! see your pcp or orthopedic surgeon. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What cud be the possible sickness if I hav reoccurring shoulder sprain. What treatment can be done. Physiotherapy was done for 2cycle bt NT effective?

What cud be the possible sickness if I hav reoccurring shoulder sprain. What treatment can be done. Physiotherapy was done for 2cycle bt NT effective?

Labral tear: You should be evaluated for instability of the shoulder and probably an MRI will reveal a tear of the labrum of the shoulder joint. ...Read more

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Is the best treatment for an ankle sprain bed rest?

RICE: Best is rice method which is rest, ice, compression and elevation. Nsaids would be helpful. I would also get it checked to make sure no fracture or ligament damage. ...Read more

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I've got severe ankle sprain from about 2 months, I had 2 torn lig. But I just wrapped it with some NSAID, is there any effective treatment now?

I've got severe ankle sprain from about 2 months, I had 2 torn lig. But I just wrapped it with some NSAID, is there any effective treatment now?

AnkleSpecialist ASAP: Please see an ankle specialist, who will most likely order an MRI to confirm his or her examination. Depending on the severity of the damage and your time tolerance to try conservative treatment, a surgical repair may be necessary. ...Read more

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Ankle sprain 2 weeks ago. Now still pain when walk down stairs, squat down, walk slopes. Will recover on its own with time? What treatment needed?

Ankle sprain 2 weeks ago. Now still pain when walk down stairs, squat down, walk slopes. Will recover on its own with time? What treatment needed?

Have it evaluated.: Ankle pain following and injury may last a long time. The pain may be due to a fracture, sprains, arthritis, or a soft tissue injury involving the tendon, ligaments or nerves. Have the foot evaluated so that you may get the appropriate care. ...Read more

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What can I do for severe pain in my foot when I walk after lisfranc sprain treatment?

What can I do for severe pain in my foot when I walk after lisfranc sprain treatment?

See below: If you are having severe pain it is probably too soon for you to be walking on your foot. Talk to the doctor treating you. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a hairline fracture at the base of the 5th metacarpal to heal and what is the treatment?

How long does it take for a hairline fracture at the base of the 5th metacarpal to heal and what is the treatment?

Usually 4-6 weeks: Assuming that the fracture is in good alignment and there is little displacement, it can be treated in a splint or cast. It should be pain free within 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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