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Son hurt his thumb playing basketball. It's swollen. Played baseball tonight- didn't pitch. How long should we let it heal for? Ice and ibuprofen
20 years ago bad ankle sprain. Today swelling on outside tissue only. Can hardly walk on it. Any advice? Ace wrap to bed? Ice? Buy a brace maybe?
Depends: Ice is good on acute injuries to decrease the inflammation, like when an athlete sprains an ankle. Heat promotes blood flow to the area in order to help healing. Depending on the cause of your calf swelling will dictate which would be more helpful. Many times if both calfs are swelling it can be from decreased venous return and therefore leg elevation, and compressive stockings can help. ...Read more
Badly bruised hip after falling directly on it playing basketball. Am icing daily, nsaids & epsom salt baths. What else to help it heal best & fast?
If still: Ambulatory then activity as tolerated. If severe pain with walking may want to consider an x-ray of the hip and pelvis. ...Read more
Yes: Be sure it is not too tight. There are other braces that are much better. Pt is also helpful. ?Is this your first dislocation? Did you have an MRI as this can be associated with other soft tissue problems. *****i assume this is a dislocated kneecap and not the entire knee joint as the latter is an entirely different animal so to speak! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tripped&hit knee hard on corner of table week ago clicking when walking Pain up/dwn stairs Swelling&more pain@end of day X-ray clean seek addtl care?
How can i avoid hurting myself on the ice this winter, ive fallen on cleats, ice bugs, stabilizers, etc., i got myself an ice cane, will that work?
Tricky: cannot say in your particular case, but balance issues (parkinson's, ear disorders, drug effects), movement disorders among others are issues. Fall mitigation (martial arts training), gracefulness and balance training (ballroom dance), bone mineral density testing are some other thoughts. ...Read more
I have numb finger tips from playing guitar hero. How long till it wears off? Will motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) help?
Hmm...trauma?: It depends on the mechanism of injury and clinical situation surrounding your swelling. Ice really only works for initial traumatic or post surgical swelling and not for chronic swelling or anything greater than 24 hours after injury. ...Read more
Nearly fainted and accidentally burned my finger in 350 degree oven. Can't take nsaids. Hurts crazy w/o ice. Is it ok to apply ice continuously on it?
Yes, 20 minutes: Yes, for up to 20 minutes. The most important question: is there just redness or is there blistering or is it pale and leathery? If only redness or blistering, applying an antibiotic ointment or aloe should be soothing. Leathery full thinness or 3rd degree burns require medical attention. ...Read more
Patella contusion-8 months. Inside below patella-swollen. On fire at night, Ice relieves.Can't stand up 5+mins.Warm/swollen morning. Cracks fullextend?
Patella injury: You should be seen by a knee specialist . It's not typical for a young patient to have the current symptoms u have , especially when you can gain treatment and be helped ...Read more
Sitting then jumped up on rock on accident ankle folded like acute angle can barley walk bad swelling been doing rice- sprain, hairline fracture, or?
I rolled my ankle playing tennis. Continued to play although was careful. Swelled overnight. Rice until no swelling or pain and then play again?
Fell on tailbone, stairs, 4 days ago, hurts sitting, when stand up, & laugh/cough; no bruising/swelling, heat helps cold doesnt; see Dr or wait? NoPCP
Peroneal tendon subluxation- w/ heel to toe walk, pivot, down stairs, up ramps. Tried stirrup brace but increased sublux. Other conservative options?
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