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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 could I know if my elbow is broken?

How could I know if my elbow is broken?

Pain: Pain, swelling, difficulty moving all would be potential signs of a fracture. I would not hesitate to be seen. ...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 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 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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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

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

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

Fracture/ Break: A medical examination, history and X-rays are needed to accurately diagnose a fracture/ break in most cases. ...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 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 do I tell if my wrist is fractured?

How do I tell if my wrist is fractured?

Fractures: typically are associated with significant pain, swelling, bruising, loss of function, deformity and possibly instability of the involved limb or joint. IF you think you have a fracture seek help as immediately as possible and evaluation by Xray and an orthopedic specialist. ...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 knee is fractured or broken?

Same thing: These are synonyms. Fracture and break mean the same thing. X-ray first. If it's not obvious but still painful, MRI can reveal a non displaced fracture (break). ...Read more

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How to tell if my wrist is broken?

How to tell if my wrist is broken?

An x-ay is needed: The small bones in the wrist can be particularly difficult to see if a fracture is present. A follow uop x-ray or even an MRI may be needed if the inital x-rays are non-revealing. ...Read more

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How do I tell if my knuckle is broken?

X-Ray: A positive x-ray with swelling, pain and possible decreased range of motion. ...Read more