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I don't konw if my arm is fractured or sprained. How can I tell?

I don't konw if my arm is fractured or sprained. How can I tell?

Need an X-ray: After an clinical evaluation, and xray would be the only way to determine the presence of a fracture.

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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How can I tell if my foot is fractured or sprained?

How can I tell if my foot is fractured or sprained?

Go to the podiatrist: You need to have your foot examined and xrays would be able to tell if you have fractured anything.

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My is ankle still swollen and tender after 5 weeks, could it be fractured or sprained? How to tell?

My is ankle still swollen and tender after 5 weeks, could it be fractured or sprained? How to tell?

X-ray: You will need and x-ray to see if you have a fracture or if it is just a sprain. Have it evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment.

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Is there a way to know if I have a fractured or sprained shoulder?

Is there a way to know if I have a fractured or sprained shoulder?

Well..: A frature is going to be fairly painful and associated with a good injury. A strain is going to be more muscular. If you had a fall the easiest means of differentiating the two is an xray.

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Hit my foot on sidewalk a month ago. It still hurts badly. Is it fractured or sprained?

Hit my foot on sidewalk a month ago. It still hurts badly. Is it fractured or sprained?

Hard to say: You could have fractured a bone in the foot or you may have bruised a bone or soft tissue, called a contusion. It should have an x-ray to make the determination.

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My finger is still numb, tingly, and stiff almost 3 years after an injury (unsure if fractured or sprained, didn't get x-ray). Should I be concerned?

My finger is still numb, tingly, and stiff almost 3 years after an injury (unsure if fractured or sprained, didn't get x-ray). Should I be concerned?

Three years?: I would of been concerned three years ago......I wouldn't of liked my hand numb for that long....what would be your concern at this point? If you don't look for treatment I think it's obvious it's not getting better on its own....

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I need to know if my wrist and elbow are fractured or sprained. How can I tell?

I need to know if my wrist and elbow are fractured or sprained. How can I tell?

X-ray to be sure: Unless there is an obvious deformity you may not be able to tell the difference with the naked eye. While a sprain is an injury to the ligaments of the wrist, and a fracture is damage to the bone, strains of muscles and tendons are also possible. In any case, common symptoms may be pain, limited strength/ motion, swelling, and/ or bruising. Have an x-ray to be sure!

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Possible fractured/broken/sprained ankle, need better information on how to properly diagnose and a second opinion.?

Possible fractured/broken/sprained ankle, need better information on how to properly diagnose and a second opinion.?

Straight forward.: The proper, not necessarily correct, diagnosis is made after a thorough exam, evaluation, history and systems review of the injured area. The diagnosis can then be confirmed by use of the many forms of imaging, like an x-ray. The treatment options will then be given and you then decide to accept the treatment plan or not. You are free to ask for and seek a second opinion, if you so desire.

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Possible fractured/broken/sprained ankle, need better information on how to properly diagnose and a second opinion.?

Possible fractured/broken/sprained ankle, need better information on how to properly diagnose and a second opinion.?

It takes Practice..: The most important is a knowledge and familiarity withe the anatomy and function of the ankle. Secondly, enough experience and training to begin a systematic review of the area. For the most part, attention must be brought to swelling, ichymosis, pain, structural damage, sensory deficit, vascular status, range of motion, muscle strength, tissue disruption and x-ray results.

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Could I break, fracture and sprain my forearm all at the same time?

Technically yes: A break and a fracture are synonyms, they mean the same thing. When you fracture our arm you do in fact sprain the muscles in your arm from the trauma inflicted that also causes the fracture/break

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How will I be treated for an avulsion fracture or sprain?

How will I be treated for an avulsion fracture or sprain?

Ankle injury: An avulsion fracture may require several types of treatment based on the size and any displacement of the avulsed bone. This could require casting to surgery. An ankle sprain depending on severity could require rehab to surgery. Clinical exam and imaging helps tailor treatment.

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How to tell difference between carpal bone fracture and sprain?

How to tell difference between carpal bone fracture and sprain?

By X-ray: Both will have pain swelling, loss of function x-ray will differentiate one from other

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Finger fracture or sprain. How can I tell?

Finger fracture or sprain. How can I tell?

Get an xray: Xrays are really the only way to tell for sure. See your local orthopaedics surgeon.

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Do u need surgery if one of your metacarpals doesn't heal from a hairline fracture or sprain after 1 1/2 months if it still is not getting better?

Do u need surgery if one of your metacarpals doesn't heal from a hairline fracture or sprain after 1 1/2 months if it still is not getting better?

Surgery not likely: Pain due to trauma may be due to fracture, sprains, arthritis, muscle, nerve or tendon injuries. Have it valuated so that you may get her the appropriate care.

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Hurt foot 1 week ago. Had x-rays. No fractures, severe sprain. Can't bear weight. How long will pain/swelling last? How long on crutches? Healing time

Hurt foot 1 week ago. Had x-rays. No fractures, severe sprain. Can't bear weight. How long will pain/swelling last? How long on crutches? Healing time

Depends on the cause: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy).

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...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