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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

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


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Is it possible for you to type with a sprained wrist?

Is it possible for you to type with a sprained wrist?

If Mild to Mod.- Yes: Most mild to moderate wrist sprains should allow one to type. A more severe sprain may cause enough constant discomfort with any movement, that typing would not be feasible. Each wrist sprain is a bit different as is each person's pain tolerance. Check with your treating physician to see if typing is prudent in your particular case. ...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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How can I break a sprained wrist?

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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How long does a sprained wrist heal?

How long does a sprained wrist heal?

Sprain: That depends on what is sprained and the severity of injury. Minor sprain can be a few weeks. More severe injury can be months -- or never as may need surgery to fix (tfcc tears, scapholunate tears, etc). ...Read more

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How long will a sprained wrist heal?

How long will a sprained wrist heal?

4-6 weeks: If it isn't better within a few weeks it is probably not just a sprain. Navicular fractures may appear to be a sprain but in reality is a serious injury. If it isn't better after a few weeks, please get an x-ray. ...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?

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 are the signs of a sprained wrist?

What are the signs of a sprained wrist?

Wrist sprain: A wrist sprain is an injury to the ligaments of thr bones of the wrist. These bone are the distal most parts of the radius and or ulna and the 8 carpal bones. The carpal bones are the scaphoid, lunate triquetrum, pisiform ( which is a sesamoid bone) trapezium, trapezoid, capitate and hamate. And are attached by ligaments to each other, similar to a fracture there is pain swelling and stiffness. ...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

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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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How long does a sprained wrist take to heal?

How long does a sprained wrist take to heal?

A wrist sprain can : Mild or subtle or can represent a fairly significant injury. So there is nothing as "just a sprain" just because an initial x-ray s is read as negative. So if persistent pain you need a proper exam and a treatment plan. Depending upon what type of injury healing , who you are and what you do times vary. ...Read more

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What can I use at home for a sprained wrist?

What can I use at home for a sprained wrist?

Ice to cool it, pain: meds like Aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen, a splint to immobilize it would also be helpful. It should improve in about 7-10 days.
If not then you should seek help of your PCP or an Orthopod.
Good luck. ...Read more

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How long until a sprained wrist fully heals?

How long until a sprained wrist fully heals?

Highly variable : But it can take quite awhile
try plastic wrap at bed time
this is an old horse trainer trick which occasionally helps alot. ...Read more

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How long does a sprained wrist take to heal?

How long does a sprained wrist take to heal?

Varies: If it truly a simple sprain, should be resolved by 7-14 days. Just be careful, even serious injuries will start to feel better over time, but that does not mean they don't need further care. A scaphoid fracture is a good example in which people can injure their wrist and believe it is a simple sprain, but if it is not taken care of correctly may need multiple surgeries. ...Read more

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I was wondering what does a sprained wrist feel like?

I was wondering what does a sprained wrist feel like?

Pain and swelling: When you sprain the wrist you feel pain on moving the wrist, some bruising or swelling in the wrist. Usually the symptoms tend to improve quite soon and the pain is not excruciating. But it is often difficult to know if you just have a sprain or fracture without the x-rays. So if you had injury like a fall and moderate pain do not just assume that it is sprain better to get x-ray to make sure ...Read more

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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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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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How long does it take a sprained wrist to heal after two falls?

How long does it take a sprained wrist to heal after two falls?

True sprain: You have to be sure that these were truly sprains and not fractures, and to be sure that they did not cause the wrist bones to separate. If it is not better within a couple of weeks, you need to be checked by someone knowledgeable in this area. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a sprained wrist and how should I treat it?

How do I know if I have a sprained wrist and how should I treat it?

Rest.icing: Usual symptoms depend of the degree of your sprain, you may have swelling, some degree of pain specially when grabing or lifting and with certain movements.Mild sprain require some icing, restrictions of some activities or may require a short period of immobilization. ...Read more

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After a sprained wrist, how long will it take to return to gardening?

After a sprained wrist, how long will it take to return to gardening?

3-6 weeks: If you had a minor stretch of the wrist you can garden in a splint and be out of the splint in 3-6 weeks. If you have a greater injury you might need surgery first. See a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a badly sprained wrist. how can I ease the pain without drugs?

Splint and ice: A bad wrist sprain can be a torn ligament that requires repair. Splint and ice now and see an Orthopaecic hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i sprained my wrist back in october when i fell a pain. Is it still just a sprained wrist?

What do you advise if i sprained my wrist back in october when i fell a pain. Is it still just a sprained wrist?

Concern for fracture: Following on an outstretched wrist is the most common mechanism for fracture of the scaphoid bone. If initial swelling has resolved but you are still having pain, x-rays are suggested. It is important not to miss this fracture early. Long-term problems can develop with an occult scaphoid fracture. ...Read more

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Went to dr yesterday for my sprained wrist.He said that id my sprained wrist has not healed in 8 mon, it mightn't heal. scans are normal. So is true?

Get a second opinion: I'm kind of surprised also but the best thing to do is get another opinion form a doctor who only treats wrists and hanwds ...Read more

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Is it normal for a sprained wrist to hurt for several months than stop for a months and then hurt for the next few months and then stop hurting again?

Depends: on activity, use, overuse,and frequency of recurrence. I suggest orthopedic evaluation,xrays, antiinflammatory mediciation and a pull on wrist support- do not ignore. ...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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What should I do in wrist sprain?

Sprain : Elevation, ice , anti inflammatory and protective brace. Must be sure that there is not a fracture as source i'd pain. ...Read more

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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