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Doctor insights on: First Carpal Metacarpal Joint Sprain

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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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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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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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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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Jammed thumb some pain stiffness and swelling at joint between first metacarpal and bottom of thumb?

Jammed thumb some pain stiffness and swelling at joint between first metacarpal and bottom of thumb?

See below: Would recommend that an x-ray be done to rule out a fracture that might require more specific care than the riice mnemonic (rest, ice, ibuprofen, compression and elevation). ...Read more

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Is 4 mm anterior bone spur at base of first metacarpal/herbal joint of Thumb a large spur?

Is 4 mm anterior bone spur at base of first metacarpal/herbal joint of Thumb a large spur?

Thumb bone spurs: Any joint can get bone spurs. Bone spurs or osteophytes are a common feature of arthritic change in a joint. The common findings of arthritis on an X-ray are are joint space narrowing, sclerosis ( or whiter bone on X-ray), bone spurs, bone cysts . Clinically or in real life this may be seen as clicking, swelling, pain , tightness, beginning with end range of motion symptoms. ...Read more

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Does joint damage cause? Carpal tunnel?

Does joint damage cause? Carpal tunnel?

Rarely: Ganglion cysts and arthritis of the wrist can decrease the size of the carpal tunnel, creating or exacerbating symptoms. This is unusual. Most cases are age related, due to changes in the dimensions of the carpal tunnel and a lowered threshold for median nerve compression. Sometimes activities and overuse can affect carpal tunnel symptoms. Distal radius fractures can injure the median nerve. ...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

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


Dr. Adam Lewis
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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