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Can I Have A Fracture In My Hand And Not Realize It Is Actually A Fracture
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
I have a broken ankle which is in a cast. It likes to fall asleep a lot. Is there anything i can do to prevent that?
Depends entirely: on size of glass fragment and how deeply it is imbedded. If you cannot see it, it is either too small or too deep. It is best to show it to a doctor, especially if you have any pain or redness surrounding the area. ...Read more
I was playing softball, and to make a long story short I fell and hurt my thumb. Is is there a way I can be sure if it is only sprained or fractured?
Is it normal to have a little lump in a bruise? Have one on leg, currently housebound, is it a thrombosis and how can I break it up?
Is it possible to have a fracture above the knee because of hitting it and still being able to walk on it because i'm in a lot of pain?
Possible fracture: It's not clear what hit above your knee and how long ago this occurred. If it has been 1-2 weeks since the injury, then it should be evaluated and x-rays done. If the symptoms persist beyond 3-4 weeks and x-rays are normal, then you may need to be re-evaluated. A non-displaced fracture might be a possibility, but it may not be the cause. A MRI should be considered at that time to check it out. ...Read more
I have a pain in the joint of my big toe feels as if it needs to pop can not sleep because the pain is so bad. Can not even touch it with out it getting worse I have not injured it at all.
I have a dislocation of the sesamoid bones in my big toe. Is that hard to fix is this a common injury? I did dance and do gymnastics for 10yrs.
Not rare: 2 types of dislocation of seas, kids: 1. Traumatic: where the sesamoid ligaments are torn +- associated fracture of sesamoids sometimes requiring surgery to relocate after the dislocation. 2. Associated with hallux valgus (bunion) deformity. Sesamiods are sublimed laterally as metatarsal head moves medially . Corrected by fixing the bunion ee orthopedic doc or podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Depends on where fracture is and your pain tolerance everyone is different ...Read more
I have a sudden pain in the middle of my chest. I'm not sure how I may have injured it. Is it possible its a torn muscle or is it something else?
Could be: If pain is reproduced with deep palpation or stretching most likley muscular if not furthar testing is needed. ...Read more
I work as a carer in a rest home and I've notice that my elbow has restricted strength in it I can't remember hurting it but I know it is painful?
Tendonitis: It may be due to overuse, but it should be looked at by orthopedic surgeon or your family doctor. Find out the cause and then the appropriate treatment can be prescribed. For now ice it. ...Read more
I have a T9 pressure fracture that is not healing. I hurt it in July of 2013 and now it is May. It is a lot better than it was but I still can't twist?
Pain may persist: Pain after a compression fracture can persists for a very long time, even years. More important is why the fracture occurred. If a person experiences vertebral fracture with trivial or no trauma, she should be checked for osteoporosis. Treatment of osteoporosis can reduce the risk of future fractures. ...Read more
How long will a broken bone hurt? I broke my ulna 2 weeks ago and it still hurts. It is a clean break that did not need to be set but is in a cast.
Is cast too tight?: Sometimes, there is swelling after a cast is applied. Such swelling can be serious and cause ongoing pain. Generally, if your broken bone is casted correctly, there is not much pain on a non-weight bearing area. Are you using your arm too much or putting strain on it? Have you reinjured it? If not, please see your bone doctor in 24-48 hours. Make sure to say you are having pain!!! Good Luck ...Read more
I fractured a bone in my knuckles 6yrs ago but i wasn't able to have it check to a medical person, is there any chance that it would be back to normal?
Probably not: After 6 years you hand is probably as good as it is going to be. You can try strengthening it with gently squeezing exercises but in terms of mobility change is unlikely. ...Read more
If i were to fracture a growth plate, it is a broken bone correct? So wouldn't I have a loss of mobility with that limb and pain for weeks?
I have a small cyst in the palm of my hand that seems to be starting to make my hand tingle.Its very painful if hit, what is it! i'm afraid its starting to get worse.I am an xray tech, and I have xrayed it.There is nothing that can be seen on the xray.
A cyst is a fluid : Filled sac and does not show up on xray except for a soft tissue shadow at just the right angle. There are many nerves in the hand and they can get compressed by anything . It is also possibe that these are not related, that 1 you have a cyst and 2 you HAV anther issue such as carpal tunnel or compression in guyons canal ( or the cyst can casue this too) see a hand surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Hi I have a broken foot and I have a full numb leg. Clothes hurt on it and struggle to walk on it. is it likely to be a tumour?
Stress fractures: can present as low grade pain, Not all the time, but an xray may seem negative at first. Some nondislpaced fractures are difficult to visualize with xrays unless the view taken lines up exactly with the fracture line. But if you are talking about having a broken bone with no symptoms at all, the problem is why would one expect or worry about a fracture in someone without any symptoms? ...Read more
I was playing rugby yesterday and i soon realized that my finger next to the pinky started hurting, is it fractured?
Possibly: Provided you injured it. Suggest you get it seen if pain persists. Broken fingers are very easy to treat. ...Read more
When healed: I wouldn't recommend playing while you are in a cast as this may cause problems with the bone healing properly. Not to mention your game will be affect and not for the better. If you must go out with your friends to the golf course just volunteer to drive the cart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it swollen?: Tender to the touch? Any change to range of motion? Bruised? This lists you as being 11 years old, if that is accurate then please have your parents review this entry (have to be 16 to use site independently). The only way to know with accuracy is with an x-ray & physical examination. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: It sounds as if you had a hand fracture which did not heal in a perfect position. If it's simply a cosmetic issue, and your hand is completely functional, then really nothing needs to be done unless you are concerned about the appearance. However, if your function is affected, then you may have to consider surgery in which an osteotomy (cutting the bone) is done to re-align it - no guarantees tho. ...Read more
You need to see an -: Orthopedist to have it treated. The pcp or an er doc can also help with the diagnosis. ...Read more
Exam and an xray: If needed. Swelling, deformity and pain are common findings. ...Read more
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more
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