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How can I tell if my finger is broken?

How can I tell if my finger is broken?

Xray: See your physician. An xray is the most effective way to diagnose a broken bone. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my finger is broken?

How can I tell if my finger is broken?

Obtain an X-ray: If you had a recent injury and are concerned that you have a broken finger, you should see a physician and obtain x-rays of the finger. ...Read more

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How can i know if my wrist is broken?

How can i know if my wrist is broken?

Consult your PCP: If you notice deformity to wrist appearance or severe continuous pain, consult your physician for referral to an orthopedic surgeon. Take care. ...Read more

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How can I tell if finger is broken?

How can I tell if finger is broken?

Unless you have: A clear cut deformity - medical history, examination and x-ray are usually required to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can I know if my elbow is broken?

How can I know if my elbow is broken?

Broken elbow: You need an x-ray to confirm it. Usually, it is very painful and stays swollen for a prolonged period of time. It is also very hard to move it in seer fractures. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my foot is broken?

How can I tell if my foot is broken?

Not really : A break in the foot bone does produce pain, swelling, and decreased ambulation. But so does a number of other conditions including foot sprain. So an x-ray would be ideal and certain if there is a high grade breakage. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my foot is broken?

How can I tell if my foot is broken?

Foot pain: There might be a traumatic incident (dropping something on your foot, or falling for example) or even a stress fracture. Stress fractures can take longer to show up, but persistent pain, swelling and maybe even bruising. A referral and a visit to your local podiatrist and some xrays may help clear the situation up. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I tell if my foot is broken?

How can I tell if my foot is broken?

Get an xray: An xray is the only way to surely know if the bone is broken. Go to the podiatrist and get checked properly. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my finger is jammed or fractured?

How can I tell if my finger is jammed or fractured?

X-ray: The only way to know for sure if something is fractured is to get an x-ray. See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How to tell if my finger is broken?

How to tell if my finger is broken?

Pain, swelling: Decreased motion, ecchymoses ( black and blue) deformity, crepitance ( crunchy bone sounds) and finally an x-ray. ...Read more

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How could I tell if my wrist is broken?

How could I tell if my wrist is broken?

X-ray: Some people think that if you can move a joint there is no break. This is untrue and an x-ray is the best way to diagnose a fracture. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my finger is broken or just badly sprained?

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How can I tell if my finger is broken or just badly sprained?

Finger: Following injury, if swelling, pain or discomfort, with limited range of motion, need an x-ray. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my elbow is broken or sprained?

How can I tell if my elbow is broken or sprained?

Elbow sprain: Typically sprains heal over 6-8 weeks, however severe sprains or complete tears sometimes require reconstructive surgery. Initial rest and ice with anti inflammatories help. If your elbow moves but is very painful, or if you cannot move it at all, i would see your orthopedist to rule out a fracture. Fractures may having a catching or crunching feeling when trying to move your elbow. ...Read more

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How can i tell if my toe is dislocated?

How can i tell if my toe is dislocated?

Location, location: Expect pain, an angular deformity at the joint and distorted or impossible toe movement in it's normal range. ...Read more

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How can I tell my finger is broken please?

How can I tell my finger is broken please?

X-rays: If you recently sustained trauma to your finger and there is any cause for concern that it might be broken, have a hand surgeon examine the finger and obtain plain film radiographs. Most broken fingers are swollen, painful to move and will have x-ray findings of a fracture.Frac. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my nose is broken?

How can I tell if my nose is broken?

How does it look: If your nose is misshapen or off to one side it's broken. If you have significant swelling and black and blue discoloration it's broken. If it just hurts it is probably not broken. There are only two reasons to fix a broken nose - you don't like the way it looks or you don't like the way it works. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could tell if my thumb is broken?

Can you tell me how I could tell if my thumb is broken?

Fracture/ Break: A medical evaluation, history and X-ray are needed to accurately diagnose a fracture/ break in most cases. ...Read more