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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

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?

Be seen: First and most importantly, you would want to make sure that it is simply a sprain and not a more serious injury. I have seen patients who thought they had sprained their wrist only to find out they actually had a fracture. ...Read more

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Is tendonitis of the wrist similar to a sprained wrist?

Not really: Tendonitis is inflammation of a tendon sheath (the tight passageway where tendons glide). A sprained wrist is an injury of the ligaments of the wrist. Tendons move joints and are attached to muscles. Ligaments connect bones to other bones across joints. Both can happen after trauma (a fall or twisting injury), but a sprain doesn't happen over time like tendonitis can develop. ...Read more

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How to overcome bsckhand/wrist sprain due to handstand?

RICE: RICE. REST- 24 to 48hrs. Avoid activities requiring use of wrist. ICE- for first 2 days after injury, apply ice for 15 to 20 mins every few hours. A bag of frozen peas is good. COMPRESSION- Wrap hand, wrist, arm w ace wrap. Make sure it is not so tight that it decreases your circulation. ELEVATE- elevate wrist above your heart. Can prop on a pillow. ...Read more

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What are the best place to have wrist sprain operation worldwide?

You do not need: Simple sprain of wrist usually heals with out any long term problems if one takes care of it with rest and immobilzation. Now if you develop chronic instability and especially scaphi-lunate dissociation then you may need to have surgery. There is no one best place to have this type of surgery but find a place that has lot of experience in performing this type of operation. Good hand sur. Service. ...Read more

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Why do injuries hurt more when the weather is rainy? (Sprained wrist)

Why do injuries hurt more when the weather is rainy? (Sprained wrist)

Possibility: It may be because lower atmospheric pressure allows more 'leaky' blood vessels and joint capsules, so there's more fluid to restrict movement. ...Read more

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I have a sprained wrist and could barely move my fingers what should I do?

I have a sprained wrist and could barely move my fingers what should I do?

Not sure what your: Sprain is but if yo can't move your fingers, you should seek medical attention. Sprain is often used to mean may things form a tiny ligament injury, to negative xrays to majoir ligament injury asscociated with swelling and swelling can result in nerve and circulation issues. If you are experincing trueproblems with movement you need to get seen. ...Read more

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Wrist sprain, still weak after 3 months, thought exercise and strengthening area will help but maybe not?

Wrist sprain, still weak after 3 months, thought exercise and strengthening area will help but maybe not?

See a specialist: Wrist injuries can take a long time to heal. It helps to get evaluated by an Orthopedist who specializes in the hand and wrist to rule out any potentially serious problems. If you are cleared, then you should see a physical therapist who specializes in hand and wrist problems. ...Read more

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Sprained wrist 8 mon ago. Just started feeling tingling in fin with lots of pain in wrist. What could it be?

Sprained wrist 8 mon ago. Just started feeling tingling in fin with lots of pain in wrist. What could it be?

I'll Hand It To You: Could be you've got what's called"Carpal Tunnel Syndrome"due to deep-seated swelling from the injury. It's been a long time and the swelling should have subsided. Maybe you've done something to irritate it like bike riding, shoveling, weight lifting, lots of typing or other repetative activities. Best to have it checked by a hand doctor for advice and possible treatment. In the meantime take Motrin ...Read more

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What is the difference between a sprained wrist and a displaced wrist? There is no break in the bone itself but it is no longer in place.

Displaced: The wrist is made up of 8 "carpal" bones that articulate with the radius and ulna of the forearm and the 5 metacarpals of the palm. So there is no "wrist bone" per se. A sprained anything is simply inflammation and swelling. A displaced bone is one that is out of alignment with itself or at the joint. So a displaced wrist means 1 or more bones is out of alignment to another. ...Read more

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What should I do to help this heal? Did dumbell curl, felt sharp pain on the underside of my wrist. Was 2 hrs ago pain the same. Is it a wrist sprain?

What should I do to help this heal? Did dumbell curl, felt sharp pain on the underside of my wrist. Was 2 hrs ago pain the same. Is it a wrist sprain?

Strain: Hi KristinaM, its likely just a strain and dissipate with time. You may notice some mild discomfort and minor swelling over the next few days. It can take as long as a week to heal. If the pain worsens or swelling becomes dramatic or if you have loss of function, it may be a bit more serious and would require a visit to your doctor. Ice and anti inflammatories can helpful for symptoms. ...Read more

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I took 4 vicdon on wed and have a drug test monday. I'm not a cronic userbI took it from my sprained wrist im about 5 6 220 lbs. I have a high metabolism.

I took 4 vicdon on wed and have a drug test monday. I'm not a cronic userbI took it from my sprained wrist im about 5 6 220 lbs. I have a high metabolism.

Hydrocodone which is: One of the ingredient of the vicodin which can effect the drug test probably will be out of your system by Monday because the half life if Hydrocodone is 4 hours. It takes 3-5 half life to eliminate 90% of the drug from the system. That makes 24 hours. So. probably everyting will be gone by Monday. ...Read more

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How do I wrap a sprained wrist?

How do I wrap a sprained wrist?

Use an OTC splint: The easiest way to treat and protect a sprained wrist is to try an over-the-counter (otc) splint. They are easy to apply and remove for personal care. An ace wrap is another option, but needs to be applied appropriately to adequately protect your wrist. Otc splints can be a simple neoprene compressive sleeve are incorporate a hardened splint to hold the wrist in a safe position. ...Read more

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Can I type with a sprained wrist?

Can I type with a sprained wrist?

Yes: Typing with a sprained wrist will be a bit slower but can be done. It is helpful to wear a wrist splint and to take frequest breaks. If it makes the pain worse then stop typing and seek treatment. ...Read more

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How should you treat a sprained wrist?

How should you treat a sprained wrist?

Wrist sprain: Rest, ice, compression and elevation. Brace for support and compression. Ice and elevation to treat pain and swelling. If not improved overnight seek medical care. ...Read more

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Sprained wrist for almost a month now?

See a hand surgeon: If the wrist still hurts after a month you might have torn a ligament. You need a X-ray with grip view, a good exam and probe an MRI. ...Read more

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What should I wear on a sprained wrist?

What should I wear on a 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

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