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Ok I've got joint sprain. What should I do?

Ok I've got joint sprain. What should I do?

Ice, rest: Initial treatment should be ice and avoidance of the
exacerbating activity. Nsaids may help

sometimes it is important to get an orthopedic exam to evalutate
whether this is a mild grade 1 sprain or a more severe grade
2 or 3 sprain which might require more complicated treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain, but with ice, time, rest, & activity modification they heal over a few weeks, 3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Joint sprain?

What is the definition or description of: Joint sprain?

See below: Ligaments cross and support joints as they go through motion. A joint sprain refers to an injury of the ligaments that are around the joint. This injury can vary from a mild stretch injury to a complete tear. One of the more common examples of this is an ankle sprain. ...Read more

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My brother was diagnosed with joint sprain. Any tips or suggestions for him?

My brother was diagnosed with joint sprain. Any tips or suggestions for him?

See full answer: Joint sprains are very common usually as a result of trauma or overuse. Typically, sprains resolve nicely with rest, activity modifications and occasional anti-inflammatory medications. Physical therapy is very helpful in the rehab process to speed up your recovery. Significant joint injuries with swelling should be evaluated for more serous injuries. ...Read more

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Maybe I worry too much, but I want to know how joint sprain will affect my overall health.?

Maybe I worry too much, but I want to know how joint sprain will affect my overall health.?

Sprain: First a sprain is an injury to a ligament. Sprains can be as simple as stretching a ligament to completely tearing the ligament. An iniital sprained ligament should be treated with rice. Once swelling resolves the joint may need some rehab consisting of exercises to strengthen the joint. If a joint is weak you are more susceptible to further injury. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is a facet joint sprain?

Inflammation: It is usually seen after a whiplash injury and causes neck pain. Chiropractic treatment or physical therapy can be useful if it persists. Occasionally we do an injection to knock it down. ...Read more

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Please let me know who can I go see for a possible AC joint sprain?

Please let me know who can I go see for a possible AC joint sprain?

AC SEPARATION: Typically an AC JOINT separation can be treated conservatively when it is only a type 2 or 3. Treatment consists of therapy to regain motion after a short period in a sling. If pain persists or you have pain with activities then sometimes surgical intervention is warranted. Consult an Orthopaedic surgeon for a complete work up. Hope this information is helpful. Take care. Wilsonshoulder. Com ...Read more

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How much time should a sternoclavicular joint sprain hurt after the injury?

How much time should a sternoclavicular joint sprain hurt after the injury?

Several months: Sternoclavicular joint sprains can my problematic for several months, especially if you remain active. Usually a period of rest, sometimes in a sling, for 6-8 weeks helps to decrease pain, then followed by physical therapy to strengthen the chest, back and shoulder muscles will help. The healing time from this injury can be a long process, upwards of 3-4 months. ...Read more

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Not sure why this happened, but doctor says I have joint sprain. Am trying to figure out what it is before I tell my boss.?

Not sure why this happened, but doctor says I have joint sprain. Am trying to figure out what it is before I tell my boss.?

What joint?: Please clarify what joint/area is involved; duration? Type of symptoms? What type of work you do? Construction or sale?
These help with more accurately diagnosing your illness. ...Read more

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I have an SI joint sprain. When I'm constipated, my back and calves hurt like hell. When I have a BM, I'm ok. What can I do to alleviate this?

I have an SI joint sprain. When I'm constipated, my back and calves hurt like hell. When I have a BM, I'm ok. What can I do to alleviate this?

Fiber foods: You may wish to increase the intake of fiber foods (see the link below), or take Metamucil. In both cases drink enough water daily so that your urine is colorless.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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They say my daughter has a sprained AC Joint it has been 3 weeks and it still hurts she said it doesn't feel any better. Is this normal?

They say my daughter has a sprained AC Joint it has been 3 weeks and it still hurts she said it doesn't feel any better. Is this normal?

Clavicle physeal fx?: The distal (end) of the clavicle does not ossify until about age 21. For this reason, the cartilage end is currently not visible on routine X-rays. If pain is NOT improving by now, a repeat thorough examination is warranted by a musculoskeletal specialist (orthopaedic surgeon) to assess for a physeal separation between the cartilage and bone end. This injury occurs at the growth plate. ...Read more

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They say my daughter has a sprained AC Joint it has been 3 weeks and it still hurts she said it doesn't feel any better. Is this normal?

They say my daughter has a sprained AC Joint it has been 3 weeks and it still hurts she said it doesn't feel any better. Is this normal?

Sprains: Mild sprains can take a week to heal, but more severe ones can take up to 6 weeks to heal depending on the location amount of use. Rest from sports, anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen and heat pads can help. Severe injuries may need PT. If she has not seen one already, your daughter should probably see a pediatric orthopedist to be sure there is not a more serious problem. ...Read more

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How to repair joints that have been stretched too much by sprains?

Joint Rehabilitation: Joints which have been sprained may heal with weakness in the ligaments and surrounding musculature which make the joint more vulnerable to recurrent injuries. This is usually addressed through physical therapy, via specific stretching and strengthening exercises. ...Read more

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Extremely easy-to-get joint sprains are a sign of what joint problems?

Extremely easy-to-get joint sprains are a sign of what joint problems?

Hypermobility: Excessive motion and loose ligaments can cause this problem. A rheumatologist should be able to assess. ...Read more

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Can you tell me other common injuries closely related to sacroiliac joint sprains?

See details: I am not sure what you mean. There is usually no other injuries related to this except lower back. ...Read more

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What to do if I sprained my AC joint a couple of days ago and I need to know how to wrap it?

What to do if I sprained my AC joint a couple of days ago and I need to know how to wrap it?

AC sprain: There is no great way to wrap an ac joint. Your best bet is to use a sling for a week or two. ...Read more

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What is a MCL sprain and how long does it take to go away? Can a sprain lead to a tear? Is the MCL on the joint line? Please help

What is a MCL sprain and how long does it take to go away? Can a sprain lead to a tear? Is the MCL on the joint line? Please help

MCL Sprain: The Medial Collateral Ligament is on the inside of the knee. It attaches above and below the joint line. A sprain can last up to 6 weeks. Usually the MCL sprain does not lead to a tear without having ACL or meniscus involvement. Using a knee sleeve may help give you more stability. If it is severe you may need to use crutches until you are able to put weight on it. OTC pain meds can help. ...Read more

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Could use expert help with why do your joints crack after you sprain them?

Exact reason is unk-: Nown. It doesn't happen in everyone who has had injury to a ligament. Some people are just able to crack their joints. ...Read more

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If you sprain a double jointed thumb will it still be double jointed after the sprain?

If you sprain a double jointed thumb will it still be double jointed after the sprain?

Yes: "double-jointed" refers to an underlying laxity or looseness of your joints. An injury to a double-jointed thumb may cause some initial stiffness, but the underlying cause of the laxity is not changed. ...Read more

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I bent my finger back very hard, and I am worried if I sprained it. It isn't swollen, but it hurts at the joint and when I bend it.

I bent my finger back very hard, and I am worried if I sprained it. It isn't swollen, but it hurts at the joint and when I bend it.

Not to worry: An acute finger injury with no swelling or purplish discoloration usually heals on its own within a week. If it becomes very swollen or red/purple or if it remains painful after 2 weeks, see a doctor. At this point, you can use you finger normally. ...Read more

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How long does it take a sprained joint to heal?

How long does it take a sprained joint to heal?

Usually 6-12 weeks: It depend what kind sprain is. Sprain is an injury to the ligament of the ankle. 1st degree sprain it were the ligament still basically intact with some mild bruise in it, usually heals in about 4-6 weeks. The second degree more separation of the fiber of the ligament, take more time to heel 6-8 weeks. Third degree sprain, have more separation of the fiber, take 8-12 weeks and may need surgery.One. ...Read more

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What joint is sprained with a high ankle sprain injury?

What joint is sprained with a high ankle sprain injury?

Sprain: Sometimes a high sprain is referred to the syndesmotic ligament of the tibia and fibula. More often than not it refers to the degree of the sprain ...Read more

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Could a grade 1 sprain if the thumb joint last for 7 weeks? Or could my injury be more serious?

See your PCP: For evaluation, imaging and referral. 7 weeks is too long. If this ligament injury is not diagnosed and treated properly, it may lead to chronic instability, weakness, and ultimately arthritis and more unnecessary aggravations. ...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


Joint Sprain (Definition)

Ligaments cross and support joints as they go through motion. A joint sprain refers to an injury of the ligaments that are around the joint. This injury can vary from a mild stretch injury to a complete tear. One of the more common examples of this ...Read more