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What Happens When You Leave A Broken Ankle Untreated Will It Heal By Itself
Painful ankle: The outcome of a broken ankle depends on the severity of the fracture and displacement of the ankle joint. A simple nondisplaced fracture may heal without any treatment but many other fractures required immobilization or surgery to prevent further pain, deformity, and arthritis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What happens if you break your ulna bone and it heals wrong? It causes a lot problems will it require surgery to re-break the ulna and straighten it?
Low Risk: You shouldn't die from a foot laceration, especially if you get it checked by a doctor. Poor circulation, a deep contaminated cut, diabetes, a smoker, active hemorrhage, retained foreign body in the wound, unknown tetanus vaccine status are all factors that put you at high risk for potentially life threatening complications. Please see your healthcare provider. ...Read more
How long does it usually take a bruised legimate in a tooth to heal when it is caused from grinding and clenching?
Swelling in foot after a fracture/ORIF- what does it mean if it continues beyond 8 weeks? Does it mean injury still present and you need to take care?
Varies: The fracture should just be healing up at 8 weeks, and some degree of swelling and discomfort can be " normal" up to another 6 weeks or so; particularly if your symptoms are gradually improving. If your symptoms are getting worse, that is concerning for a problem such as a delayed or nonunion and I would discuss with your surgeon. Make sure you are not doing too much as well. ...Read more
What could be causing the very bad pain in my wrist, what can I do about it will it heal by itself, how long will it take till it heals?
Let me help: It take about 8-12 weekes.Thank you.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Mcl tears rarely need surgery.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends!: Treatment for a broken wrist varies from simple splinting to extensive surgery depending on how bad the fracture is. You cannot tell how bad the fracture is without an x-ray. If the fracture heals in a bad position it can be difficult or sometimes impossible to fix later. Get it checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends...: Most contusions should improve within a matter of weeks. Occasionally some permanent or long term damage and thus pain persists. Hip pain may respond to Lidoderm patches (numbs the area), physical therapy, injections, alleve, stronger pain killers such as opiates, tens unit, massage, etc. Discuss with pcp, pain specialists, sport medicine physician, or orthopedist. ...Read more
Can a hurting tooth cause your lip to go numb? If so will pulling the tooth fix the problem. Or will it take time after till it heals & recovers
I was wondering i've had a stress fracture in foot the podiatrist told me that it will take a year to heal what happens if it doesn't heal when that?
Bus knocked a signpost over, which then fell onto shoulder. How can you tell if collar bone is broken? What should I do to help it heal if not broken?
Collar bone.: Collar bone fractures are often obvious as the overlying skin is thin and the bone can be felt directly below. Generally fractures of the clavicle are not of much consequence. Heat / ice / non steroidal anti inflammatories and rest. ...Read more
3 weeks: In particular if you have ruptured a flexor tendon (one that bends the finger) you need to have it fixed within 3 weeks or you need a reconstruction. Extensor tendons you have up to 6 weeks. ...Read more
Would healing: Everyone is different. So recall your last wound and how long it took for pinkness to disappear. Depending on size of original wound. Discuss with your Dr. Also ask family members about this in them. ...Read more
How long will a damaged or broken nose (greater alar) or any other cartilage hurt? Until it healed? Until it healed by itself?
Stage 1 of healing: Pain is a signal from the injured body part to the brain. The message is - I am hurt, take it easy on me. There are lots of nerve endings on the face, so broken nose is extra painful. During the first stage of healing, there is swelling, redness, inflammation - usually lots of pain. After that, pain gets less and less, unless new injury happens. Keep away from the nose, pain will get better. ...Read more
If I leave a bandage that is stuck to a wound on because it hurts way to bad to pull off will it eventually come off by itself or what idk what to do?
Yes: Infections following any kind of surgery can cause significant pain and morbidities. The critical point is that the infection needs to be eliminated in order for successful outcome. Depending on the kind of reconstruction, hardware or ligament grafts which are non-living and can be a nidus for microbes, are used. Sometimes, these can be retained, but sometimes they need to need to be removed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An avulsion...: Often a piece of bone will come with it. Can it heal? Sure. Depending on the specifics, it is likely to require surgery to begin the repair process. ...Read more
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