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Can You Walk With A Broken Pelvis
Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more
Can you get a rib fracture or a problem with your ribs if someone squeezes you in a bear hug too hard?
Yes: If the fracture is not displaced, you can wear a brace for spontaneous healing. If the fracture does not impact the nerves but is displaced, it can be surgically realigned and allowed to heal. If it impacts the nerves, you might need emergency surgery which frequently can relieve the stress. Discuss this with your orthopedic surgeon and do not let a chiropractor touch it if you suspect fracture. ...Read more
Sometimes yes & : Sometimes no. That is why this is not a good gauge to determine if a toe is fractured. A medical evaluation with x-ray can determine if the toe is broken. A podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon would be able to give you specific treatment recommendations and to advise of recommended limitations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Scaphoid: The scaphoid or navicular sits below the trapezium and distal to the radius on the thumb side of the carpus or wrist. It spans the proximal and distal carpal row and flexes and extends depending on wrist position subjecting it to a lot of motion. When fractured the los supply can be an issue and the rate of non union is higher than for similar wrist bones . A scaphoid fracture needs a specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can you make a sprained ankle heal faster? Even though I can still walk with little limp should I use a cane or crutches to walk places
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
Individual: Depends on the extent of the fracture, the location and pain. Probably 4 weeks would allow some swimming. These can heal quickly and if "cracked" but not through and through or displaced, you may get in sooner. Do not do any activity unless approved by your doctor. Don't be a pain in the neck and don't swim away from your responsibilities! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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