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Can acupuncture really work for my sprained wrist?

Can acupuncture really work for my sprained wrist?

Yes it is possible: Acupuncture usually help all kind of pain in body if applied correctly including wrist pain, however if you have mechanical problem you have to fix it. Thank you. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Acupuncture (Definition)

Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more


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Sprained wrist 10 mon ago. Still have mod to sever pain and sensitivity. Is this normal? OT did not work.

Sprained wrist 10 mon ago.  Still have mod to sever pain and sensitivity.  Is this normal?  OT did not work.

No. Its not normal.: U would need a detailed examination and scans to ascertain the cause of your symptoms. Have you been seen by an orthopod or a Hand surgeon? The cause might be a nerve injury or Reflex Sympathetic dystrophy (also called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome), which some people are prone to develop after an injury or surgery. Once Diagnosed a Neurologist would be able to help. Good Luck. ...Read more

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How long should I take off work for a wrist sprain?

How long should I take off work for a wrist sprain?

It depend: This sprain grade one or two or three. Some time sprain need a cast or brace. If you have disc job you could return to it the next day. ...Read more

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When can a person with a sprained wrist go back to work?

When can a person with a sprained wrist go back to work?

Wrist sprain: From a medical perspective, you can immediately go back to work. The majority of the population can function properly at their jobs with a wrist sprain-some exceptions may exist i.e. heavy construction work, jackhammer operator, etc. Remember: rest, ice compression and elevation to help with the symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I break a sprained wrist?

Too much force: Sometimes injured areas are weak and may be more susceptible to further injury if there is a degree of weakness. An external force applied onto or around the injured site may cause further more serious damage. Have the sprain treated appropriately to avoid further damage. ...Read more

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In what way can I help my sprained wrist?

In what way can I help my sprained wrist?

A simple: Over the counter splint may be useful. However the term sprain has many meanings, and is used to mean "negative" xrays by many but there can be a fracture not seen, a ligament injury, tendonitis, joint pain, carticlage tears , tendon injury and a whole lot of things thrown into the non fracture "sprain " category so if you are not better...... Get seen. ...Read more

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When should I unwrap the medical tape from my sprained wrist?

When should I unwrap the medical tape from my sprained wrist?

Sprained wrist: Assuming you have a sprained wrist then when your wrist no longer hurts on movement remove the tape and be very gentle for two days and if no pain use your hand normally. If you begin with pain in the two days of limited use seek medical care or resume your tape for another week. ...Read more

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Wrist sprain pain reocurring?

Wrist sprain pain reocurring?

? ligament tear: A sprain by definition is a ligamentous injury. If you have sustained a ligament tear this could result in instability of the wrist and recurrent pain. You may require further diagnostic studies such as an mri/ arthrogram to establish a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Sprained wrist options for helping heal/managing pain?

Sprained wrist options for helping heal/managing pain?

Have Ur parents. ..: ..get U into C an ortho & with them present in the room have them or U ask the surgeon after hands on xam & proper imaging, many times a bad sprain may have an occult Fx. ...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