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How Do I Know If I Have A Broken Foot
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Xray: A history, physical exam, and xray could help determine if you have a broken hand. Typically after an injury you may experience significant pain to the broken region, swelling, and inability to move that part of the body. Xray's have been the best diagnostic tool to confirm a fracture (usually 2-3 views), however there are other modalities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain and X-Ray.: Under normal circumstances, one would expect to have some pain, swelling, bruising or any combination of these symptoms. There are conditions that the pain may not be noticed. The only sure way to remove all doubt is to have the area x-rayed. ...Read more
X-Ray: Hello. The only way to really know if you have a break is with a radiographic study like an x-ray (unless there was a gross bony deformity). A medical history and physical exam of the area of injury is also required. ...Read more
Finger fracture: Can heal quickly but there are many structures in the hand that combine to give function. Adjacent joints may be slightly arthritiic and be inflamed, tendons and ligaments can be stiff or tight, skin can stay swollen, joints can be inflamed.Muscles can be weak from injury or disuse.Pain in some degree can be from even a slight subtle change in mechanics so get an x-ray to find out what you have. ...Read more
Take a x-ray: A plain X-ray often will help tell the difference between a soft tissue injury ("sprain") and a fracture. AN X-ray coupled with an exam usually is sufficient. At times there is still a doubt and there are other radiology test that can help determine if there is an "occult' or compression fracture. These tests include: MRI, CT scan and bone scan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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