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Frostbite The Game
I hit the palm leading to my thumb against the corner of a wall, forcefully. It swelled immediately. Today bruised. LImite motion of thumb.
Absolutely: Absolutely especially when your technic is not right. ...Read more
Whats the best treatment for the middle finger that is bruised at the knuckle? Its a basketball injury
Ice, rest, NSAIDs: Initially, ice, rest and anti-inflammatory medications are useful to help with the pain and swelling. It is normal for a jammed joint to be tender and swollen for up to 6 months. Exercises to increase your range of motion ate useful to work out the stiffness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Increased injury: Increased pain and injury.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends on Location: This is wholly based on where your burn is located. You should be referred to a plastic surgeon who is more demonstrative able to help you with the dressings after a 2nd degree burn. ...Read more
What part of the finger anatomy is the 'nail bed'? Is it underneath the nail? Or on top of the finger above the first joint next to the nail? Thanks.
Yes: Under the nail closest to distal joint. ...Read more
Finger splint: To lessen mobility of finger & reduce discomfort, so that it can heal faster. ...Read more
Can walking down the stairs, missing a couple of stairs at the bottom on the way down, and landing awkwardly on the foot cause a DVT?
Not likely but : possible,as with any significant injury of the lower extremity.Keep moving and observe for swelling/pain in calf/thigh.An exam may be in order. ...Read more
If it dislocates: I agree with the above. In certain cases where there is more trauma and a dislocation occurs both ligaments can be torn at the same time. Fortunately this is uncommon, but there are some serious potential neurovascular side effects with the type of injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When?: When was the injury? How is the person' health currently? III Haematoma Subcapsular, >50% surface area or expanding. Ruptured subcapsular or parenchymal haematoma. Intraparencymal haematoma >5cm 3Laceration >3cm parenchymal depth or involving trabecular vessels. ...Read more
How come the paramedics take off the victim's socks, even if the injury didn't pertain lower body?
It's important: It's important to be thorough when someone presents with an injury. You never know what you may find until you do a full evaluation. ...Read more
Yes: Difficult but most achilles injuries are by direct trauma. ...Read more
Tip of thumb to the bottom of the palm is swollen, palm is purple the joint red bent it backward. Thumb is numb. In a stabilizer. Is it sprained?
Call Hand Specialist: It sounds like you should see a physician immediately. It sounds like you had a significant hyperextension injury to your thumb and you may have torn some of the ligaments that support your thumb because of the amount of swelling and redness. A doctor needs to check the blood flow to your thumb and assess any possible nerve damage,and any possible fracture/dislocation. ER if high energy injury. ...Read more
PT and More: It depends on where is the Injury is and if there was surgery done. But most of the Musculoskeletal injuries are treated with proper Physical therapy, and Anti inflammatory medicine like Ibuprofen for reducing Pain and swelling. Ice application also helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does numbness and tangling in your thumb from hitting a button on your game controller go away this is the first time this has happened?
A routine fractured: Wrist can stay "swollen" for a year or two. If you really look critically at hte skin of the hand and the blood vessles on the back of the hand ( especially noticelabel when one comparers on side to another) the amount of sweeping if it is localized, painful, causing tendons to rub or click or not getting slowly better can be a concern that should make one speak to the treating provider. ...Read more