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Ct Joint Sprain
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
-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
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
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.?
Resistance band exercises twice a day in effort to strengthen the muscles around my ankle, but I feel like I have joint sprain?
Then take a break.: I've the area and wait for the discomfort to subside. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
SC joint started making "pop" sounds (also same side AC). Looks small anterior sublux.No pain.What to avoid, who to consult? Should I get a CT scan ?
The SC joint is-: -basically a very shallow joint & if injured can B unstable. A popping may just B normal 4 U, unless it was injured. If U C movement, it seems 2 become more pronounced, & is different from the other side, it could become a problem. I would rec U C a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Ct showed mild osteoarthritis of sacroiliac joint? Nothing was said. Should I be concerned? I've had pain for years.
CT said chronic changes cause mild mass effect on cord at 4 diff interspaces. Mild degen changes mid cerv facet joints. Mod narrowing of interspace.
How long does it take for a TMJ splint to recapture a disc displacement with reduction and the CT scan was fine, is that means the joint is fine?
TMJ Recovery: Tmj disc recovery, is a tenuous procedure. The disc may be recaptured into the articular space, but the ligaments , may have not yet returned to their normal length. And a disc slippage may reoccur. Ask you TMJ specialist for specific exercises you can do the keep the disc in place. Additional splint therapy may be needed. A good ct scan result however is a positive sign. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
CT scan is best: Ct scanning is the best way to delineate bony pathology/anatomy anywhere in the body at this time. It allows a radiologist the ability to look at the bones and joints in 3 d, so it is more sensitive than a 2 d xray in picking up even the most mild abnormality. ...Read more
Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more
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