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Can They Put A Cast On Your Thumb If It Is Broken
Broken finger: Depends on the severity of the break, which finger, and where the break is. ...Read more
Is it okay to wiggle your fingers with a broken wrist. It is in a hard splint, to be castes next week?
If you fall on your femur and it hurt (maybe a lot), will it break if it was the same fall that hurt your femur, on a weaker bone? Please be specific?
Broken finger: Depends on the severity of the break, if it is dislocated, etc. Does it extend into the joint? ...Read more
What if your finger is out of place will the doctor have to put it back in place if its just a sprain or will it heal back in place on its own?
Fingers: If you have dislocated the joint, it will need to be manipulated back into place or it will not ever work right and will destroy the cartilage. If it is a sprain, an exam needs to determine if it is stable and can be left alone, splinted or buddy taped, or if it is unstable and needs more work. ...Read more
Usually: Might possibly also need surgery.Get a more detailed answer ›
I hit my little toe on the table, it hurts and is blue, i'm afraid it might be broken... Do i need to see a doctor or will it heal?
I have a broken toe. Doctor taped it to next toe. Wthout a cast the toe can bend. How can it heal?
Time: For a fracture to heal well, you have to keep the two ends of the bone from moving against each other. As long as this is accomplished, you can have movement of the joints around it. In most cases of toe fractures, splinting the toes works well. We then place patients in a stiff shoe or surgical shoe depending on symptoms, alignment and location of the fracture. Sometimes a cast boot is used. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If your finger is sore to touch or when you use it to pull on something and looks like there is a dent in it would it be a sprain or a fracture?
Stop Pulling.: It could be either, but because it hurts while pulling and there appears to be a dent, it would be wise to have an x-ray taken to remove all doubt. After the exam, the appropriate treatment can be started. ...Read more
How long will it take for a jammed finger to heal ? My finger cracked as it was being jammed. Does the cracking sound mean that my finger is broken?
Not necessarily -: -but if it is really swollen & is very painful or is not pointing in the direction Ur others do, or seams crooked, best 2 B Cn by an orthopedic surgeon. If it's broken or slightly dislocated, this can have life long consequences. Better safe than being told later "U should have come in right away ". ...Read more
How to get a ring off, when your fingers are swollen? Is it standerd to remove a ring when putting a splint on?
Cold: Usually cold water does the job. If not check with your doc. ...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
Not effective: Over the counter splints give rise to some support and protection and work well for overuse and soft tissue inflammatory injuries. However a fracture requires reduction, either open or closed, and then a well molded cast applied by the treating physician. Casts are fabricated specifically for the injury or fracture being treated. ...Read more
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