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I broke my finger 13 yrs ago. X-rayed and had PT. Knuckle had a tiny piece of bone chipped off. Finger feels jammed and can't bend as far as others.
Be seen: Certainly if you had an injury 13 years ago and have had trouble with it since, it would seem unlikely it is going to get any better by simply giving it more time. So, if it is causing you enough trouble to warrant it, I would not hesitate to be seen to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
For 12 months it hurts to walk or bare a lot of weight on left foot. X-ray shows torn ligaments a bit of bone chipped on crutches. What now?
Rest: Torn ligaments and chipped bone usually takes a good 6-8 weeks of rest to calm down. Then physical therapy and perhaps an orthotic. If rest doesn't do it then surgery may be necessary to relieve symptoms. Go over your MRI with a foot and ankle surgeon for more specific treatment plan. ...Read more
A small piece of bone chipped off the base of my 2nd toe . My doctor buddy taped it . Will i be able to play football now . When will it heal ?
Broke 4 bones and chipped a bone in foot 2 wks ago. Perfect alignment so boot was put on. Woke up yest. With red swollen foot & a lot more pain?
No time for Gout.: Red swollen foot with a lot of pain, especially after an injury, could be several things. My first thought is you are experiencing a gout attack. This is not that unusual for post menopausal women. I would expect that foot is also very warm and an off red color. There is a possibility of a phlebitis, however, not so common in the foot. To remove all doubt, see you doctor or go to immed. care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I recently fell on my arm, and it has hurt for the past couple days. At what point should I suspect a broken or chipped bone?
Time to get checked.: If it is still hurting after a couple days -- and especially if it is getting worse -- it is time to get it checked. It may still be a bad sprain but there are many types of "small" fractures (or breaks) that need attention or they may not heal properly. You should start with your primary doctor or with an orthopedist if you have seen one before. Good luck with your recovery! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer