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Fracture Hand Play Golf
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
How long does it take for a 14 year old to play golf again after a open repair of a clavicle fracture?
Depends: Depends upon how severe the injury and the extent of the repair. Your orthopedic surgeon can give the best answer to the question. May take several months to full recovery. ...Read more
17 yr-old competitive golfer with right low back deep burning pain on and off for 7 months. CT and 2 MRIs were negative. What to evaluate next.....?
Nerve root: Although CT/MRI are good for obvious nerve damage, muscular and soft tissue injuries are not as easily to pinpoint, as well as stretching of nerve roots and the resultant pain - I suggest symptomatic treatment including appropriate physical therapy, rest, and medication, if appropriate from your provider if choice ...Read more
I have trigger finger (little finger) after over practicing golf. Slowly healing w anti inflammatories.: 1- can ostheopathy help? 2- can I play golf?
It is inflamation of: Tendon sheet, in your case aggravated by golfing, you should use pad that over that area and continue use the medications tell it heal. No osteopathic help in this matter. Thank you. ...Read more
Just got splint off for a metacarpal fracture 2 days ago what can I do for my hand to get back to golf as quick as possible?
Once given the GREEN: Light from your provider for gentle motion start with putting and gripping the club. A stress ball that is small also helps with grip. Begin with putting and then progress to chipping once you are cleared for full force. Finally when your strength is back begin driving the ball but don't go and hit 300 balls start with 50. ...Read more
I fractured my 4th metacarpal playing rugby and got it casted. I want to be a firefighter and need my hands in best condition, do I need surgery?
It will: Depend on the displacement of your fracture, if you have rotational deviation or angular deformity that could cause impairment. Talk to you doctor about that. ...Read more
Golfing injury of left hand, pain for 4 weeks in region of ulnar nerve...Could it be fractured hamate?
Wrist pain: It's hard to know, but if you are right handed, a tendon or ligament injury is the most likely. An exam and an xray would help. Good luck and get better! ...Read more
I fractured my pinky today I have a championship two hand touch football game Sunday could I still possibly play?
Yes: Yes, possibly. Would need an exam and X-ray to determine type of fracture in your case. ...Read more
Am a professional pianist. Fell on my hands&knees 11wks1/2ago. Hurt my wrists esp. Left wrist. X-ray of left wrist shows a suspicion of fracture but pain has improved. Can I play piano again now? Shld I wear a hand brace when play? Do I need an orthopedist?
Seek further care: Hand and wrist fractures can be tricky to diagnose and treatment can vary quite a bit, depending on which bone is fractured. Suspicion of a fracture in the hand requires more investigation, including a possible CT or MRI (depending on the suspected injury) and care from a hand surgeon. ...Read more
Dent fracture: The buckle is basically a dent or irregularity in the bone surface. It is painfull but does not reduce the integraty or strength of the bone significantly. These do not have to maintain a strict allignment because they are not out of allignment. Splinting is for comfort. Other than aggravating the pain, playing should have no negative effect. ...Read more
I was playing rugby yesterday and I soon realized that my finger next to the pinky started hurting, is it fractured?
Possibly: Provided you injured it. Suggest you get it seen if pain persists. Broken fingers are very easy to treat. ...Read more
Probably not.: If you happen to be a professional player, then maybe. Otherwise, plain x-rays will show most fractures. If you have persisting pain with no visible break on x-ray, a ct scan may be considered to take a closer look at the structures of the wrist. If this is the case, then an MRI may also be considered, which can better show the soft tissues (like tendons and ligaments) if there is a sprain/strain. ...Read more
Whydo other doctors let other kids play soccer with broken bone and icant like a kid broke his shoulderand another person broke their wrist and played?
Return to play: Depends a lot upon what type of fracture there is. There are many variables such as location degree of displacement age of the injured treatment that is needed risk for repeat injury and the list goes on. Even a fracture in the same exact spot for example a thumb fracture may be treated differently. To an observer it may seem similar but likely it is not. ...Read more
I was playing softball, and to make a long story short I fell and hurt my thumb. Is is there a way I can be sure if it is only sprained or fractured?
Thumb pain: Just X-ray, although if you can bend it without pain, less likely a fracture ...Read more
My left thumb got fracture, so how much time it take to recover and am having tournment in november 1st weak so what u say can I play...?
Depends: It depends on what type of thumb fracture and location. Is the fracture displaced or angulated? Is there an associated ligament tear? Does the fracture involve a joint? What type of tournament? Is this your dominant hand? Can you wear a protective brace during the event? Most low-risk fractures heal in about 6 weeks. Your physician should be able to help you with these decisions. ...Read more
Okay so I was playing softball with my dad and the ball caught the tip of my ring finger pushing it into my joint and I really hurts. I don't know if it is jammed or fractured in the joint and I cant really move it at all?
This type of injury-: -can cause a fracture or a tendon injury. You need orthopedic evaluation & images. This would lead to the diagnosis & dictate a plan of treatment. ...Read more
Sore right thumb for over 3 weeks now. Injured playing basketball, swelling has gone away after a week. Pain still persists. Chances of fracture?
Yes.: Yes. Chance of fracture, or ligament/tendon injury. Three weeks is long enough -get it checked out by your doc or a hand orthopedist. You are young and thumbs are critically important - you don't want to miss an injury that could have long term consequences. ...Read more
I have what looks like two hairline fractures in my pinky finger based on x-rays. Sustained while playing basketball. Do I need to see an Orthopedist?
Probably not: If they are just hairline fractures your primary care doctor can take care of that. Usually an orthopedist is only necessary if there is a displaced fracture where there is a complete break and poor alignment or if surgery is required to stabilize the fracture. Hairline fractures of the finger usually will heal fine with splinting. ...Read more
My boyfriend has fractured his spine before. Unexpectedly he sometimes yells in pain that his wrist hurt. He plays sports I fear it's serious.
Maybe unrelated: Depends on what part of his spine was previously fractured, and what type of fracture he had. Was it a cervical spine fracture? If not, then the wrist pain is most likely unrelated to the prior fracture. Even if it was a cervical spine fracture, it may still be unrelated. He needs to get his wrist examined by his doctor. ...Read more
I have fractured my thumb at the joint playing volleyball. How long will it take to heal and what should I do and what things do I need to take care o?
What kind?: If it is not dislocated, then splinting the thumb may do the job. However, it needs be adjusted if there is any non-alignment. An uncomplicated takes about 6 weeks to heal but you should really consult an orthopedist to avoid ending up with a malformed finger particularly the thumb. Better be safe than be sorry. ...Read more
Is it alright to play sports like volleyball and baseball with a nail left inside my wrist? (scaphoid fracture)my doctor says it need not be taken out.
Scaphoid fractures: Can be treated with a screw that is commonly "buried' in the bone so that after it is healed and the OK is officially given (that is VERY IMPORTANT) one can use the wrsit and the hand normally. These screws are generally not taken out though sometimes screws can shift and fractures can settle a little but that is the exception. ANY SCAPHOID FRACTURE MUST BE OK'd by treatingDOC to resume activity ...Read more
I fractured my wrist 6 weeks ago (fracture right distal radius). I had a below-the-elbow cast which came off yesterday. I am wearing a splint Would you advice to play soccer on Saturday? What can I wear to protect my wrist further?
Ask your orthopedist: In a young healthy person, at 6 weeks, a fracture is usually healed. However, I do not know the details or severity of your injury. It is easily possible to fall playing soccer and reinjure it, which would be horrible. You need to follow the advice of the person who knows the details of your injury - your orthopedic doctor. ...Read more
So I hurt my thumb playing volleyball. My symptoms are lots of swelling, bruising, unable to move, and throbbing/aching. Could it be a fracture?
Hurt thumb: Yes. You should have it checked and possibly x-rayed at the ed. ...Read more
Can I play soccer with a broken pinky toe? Two and half weeks ago I broke my toe during a soccer game. The doctor said it was a simple fracture and that I should stay off of it for a while. I've been buddy taping it and staying off of it. The swelling is
Not a good idea...: It sounds to me like you will just keep re-injuring it if you don't give it a chance to heal properly. The only thing to do is give it time - probably four weeks at least. ...Read more
I have golfers elbow in both arms but I don't play golf. I do play a racket sport (right arm only) and do weights. What is cause and how to get rid?
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more
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