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How can I treat a sprained pinky?

How can I treat a sprained pinky?

The pinky blues: How to get rid of the "blues": ice 20 minutes on/20 minutes off during 1st week. After 1 week, heat or ice, whatever feels better. Arnica. Nsaids like Ibuprofen with food if your stomach's okay. Gentle stretching. If gets worse or not better in 2 weeks, see your doc. Hope your pinky's happy soon! ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is an injury that results from excessive stretching of a ligament, which is a tough band that connects bone to bone and holds joints in place. Rapid swelling and pain ...Read more


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How can I treat a sprained finger?

How can I treat a sprained finger?

Ice and early motion: It is important to find out if the finger is sprained and not broken. The only way to know for sure is to get an x-ray. Once a fracture is ruled out, an early protected range of motion exercises can begin. Finger joints can get stuff quickly, so it is important to get them moving as soon as possible. Talk to a board certified orthopaedic surgeon and/or an occupational therapist for treatment. ...Read more

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How do I treat a sprained ankle from football?

How do I treat a sprained ankle from football?

Ice, wrap, elevate: Need to see a podiatrist for x-rays to make sure you did not damage any bone. If not then ice and compress and elevate for 4-6 weeks. Avoid football. Once healed slowly return to lateral movements and strengthen your ankle. If you see a podiatrist they can help you with ankle strengthening exercises. ...Read more

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How can sprains be treated at home?

How can sprains be treated at home?

Ankle sprain: If you are sure by x-ray evaluation that there is no fracture, if it is recent- rest ice compression (brace or wrap) and elevation. Anti-inflammatory for pain. If very severe you better see a doctor. ...Read more

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How are neck sprains treated?

How are neck sprains treated?

Therapy/medication: Initially a short course of anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxers, and massage can help. Physical therapy can be prescribed to work on posture, gentle exercise, traction and modalities such as heat and ultrasound. See your physician if your pain lasts greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How can I treat a sprain from home?

How can I treat a sprain from home?

RICE: Rest. Ice. Elevation. Gentle compression. Rest the affected limb. Apply cold packs for short periods of time to help control swelling. Make sure you have sufficient padding to prevent frostbite. Elevate the affected limb above the level of the heart, on several pillows if need be. A gentle wrap to support the injured limb. ...Read more

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Please explain what happens if you don't treat a sprain well?

Please explain what happens if you don't treat a sprain well?

Prolonged pain: If ignored, one may have prolonged pain and possible risk of re-injury. ...Read more