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Do you think I'll need crutches for a sprained ankle?

Do you think I'll need crutches for a sprained ankle?

IT DEPENDS: It depends upon the severity of the injury, and each doctor's individual philosophy of treatment. Sincerely, Dr. Latva ...Read more

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Crutches (Definition)

Crutches are devices held beneath the armpits to support the body in walking after an injury to ...Read more


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Who do I need to see for a strained hamstring?

Who do I need to see for a strained hamstring?

Your local Orthopod: As one needs to gauge the severity of the strain. Nsaids, rest, elevation of the affected foot/leg + ice/heat packs would all help reduce the symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you choose a good knee brace for a pulled muscle and possibly arthritis?

How do you choose a good knee brace for a pulled muscle and possibly arthritis?

Fit and Stability: There are many different types of "over the counter " knee braces available at your local pharmacy. If you have had a mild ligament injury a neoprene sleeve with flexible side stays and velcro straps would be helpful. Patients with more significant arthritis often benefit by use of a neoprene hinged knee brace. The brace should fit snug but not tight ...Read more

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Do i need a cast for a fractured wrist if so what kind?

Do i need a cast for a fractured wrist if so what kind?

Depends: The type of cast depends on which bone or bones are fractures. An x-ray will best evaluate the fracture and your doctor will determine what type of cast is needed. ...Read more

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If you have a sprained knee grade one, do you need crutches or a knee brace?

If you have a sprained knee grade one, do you need crutches or a knee brace?

Many options: Depending on the condition some treatment options may include rest, ice, compression and elevation, bracing, injection, pain medication, anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, and surgery. Have it evaluated and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Will you need a sling for a shoulder sprain and if so how long will you need a sling for?

Will you need a sling for a shoulder sprain and if so how long will you need a sling for?

Shoulder: It depends on severity of sprain and what was injured. Usually you stop using sling when there's no pain but should be combined with PT to preserve range of motion and avoid stiffness. ...Read more

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Hi! i hurt my knee and need to know if i need to see a doctor. I have been icing, wearing a brace and elevating. Do i need to? I want a good answer with detail

Hi! i hurt my knee and need to know if i need to see a doctor. I have been icing, wearing a brace and elevating. Do i need to? I want a good answer with detail

The : The real question is how disabling is your pain? Problems such as locking of your knee, giving way, painful grinding or popping, inability to bear weight without pain, knee instability, and significant pain moving your knee even when you are not weight bearing would be indicative of more serious problems where timely orthopedic care is indicated. ...Read more

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Would I need crutches if I have a bad hamstring and quad injury?

Would I need crutches if I have a bad hamstring and quad injury?

Possibly.: People associate crutches with fractures, but if you seriously tore your quadriceps or hamstring tendons, then you will be unable to ambulate normally without causing additional injury. If the injury is bad enough, you may require surgery to connect the torn tissues. Your orthopedic or sports medicine doc will give you specific recommendations based on the severity of your injury. ...Read more

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Do you think I should go to a chiropractor for a lumbar sprain?

Do you think I should go to a chiropractor for a lumbar sprain?

If your sure about: The diagnosis. Otherwise get investigated by seeing your pcp, then decide who you want to see. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do you need to take narcotics after having a knee joint reconstruction?

Do you need to take narcotics after having a knee joint reconstruction?

Not necessarily: Most patients experience a fair amount of discomfort with this surgery. I routinely have at least 2/40 patients per month who eschew narcotics and seem to do well with tylenol (acetaminophen) and celebrex. Interesting, they seem to be the happiest patients. I am not sure if they truly have a high pain threshold or if patients who do not take narcotics just feel better. ...Read more

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What cast do I need to get for a broken ulna?

What cast do I need to get for a broken ulna?

Depends on fx: Some ulna fractures do not require a cast. Others may actually require surgery. A lot depends on the location of your ulna fracture; is it close to the wrist? Or is it near the elbow? Is it displaced? It would be best to discuss this with an Orthopaedic surgeon who can examine you and review your xrays. Some ulna fractures may be treated in a long arm cast that immobilizes both your wrist and elbo ...Read more

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What will a doctor do to see if u need crutches for an ankle?

Ambulation: Hello, I would asses your ability to ambulate with/without pain, if you cant I would recommend offloading with crutches. One would also asses for any fracture. ...Read more

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I have been given crutches for a grade 2 ankle sprain, with a partial ligament tear. How long should I be on crutches? When do I need to weight bare?

I have been given crutches for a grade 2 ankle sprain, with a partial ligament tear. How long should I be on crutches? When do I need to weight bare?

6 weeks +/-: A grade ll is serious enough that a good 6 wks is about right. Doing 2 much 2 soon can jeopardize ur best chance of a good outcome. ...Read more

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Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more