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How do I know if I have a broken foot?

How do I know if I have a broken foot?

Get and x-ray: Pain, swelling, bruising, limitation of motion, and angulation deformities are signs of a possible fractured foot. Get an x-ray taken. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Broken Foot (Definition)

It is when there is injury to the bone that penetrates the cortex (outer ...Read more


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How do I know if I have a broken elbow?

How do I know if I have a broken elbow?

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

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How do I know if I have a broken hand?

How do I know if I have a broken hand?

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 more

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How do I know if I have a broken bone?

How do I know if I have a broken bone?

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

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How do I know if I broke a toe?

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How do I know if I broke a toe?

Pain: Usually a broken toe will swell, bruise, painful to touch, can't move it without pain, and maybe appear misaligned. The only way to be sure about a fracture is to get an x-ray. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have broken my toe?

How do I know if I have broken my toe?

Get an xray of your : Get an xray of your toe. That can tell whether the fracture is in good alignment to heal properly or whether you might need further treatment such as surgery depending on the nature of the fracture. ...Read more

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What do I do if I have a fractured toe?

What do I do if I have a fractured toe?

Buddy splint: First of all, you should visit a podiatrist for an x-ray to ensure it is in good position. If it is, buddy splint the broken toe by taping it to the toe next to it. Put some lambs wool between them for cushioning. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a minor ankle fracture?

How do I know if I have a minor ankle fracture?

X-ray: An x-ray of the foot and ankle will be able to assist in differentiating a sprain form a fracture. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a fracure?

How do I know if I have a fracure?

Pain,swelling : There is pain and swelling over the site of injury.Pain is worse with movement of that part of the body. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a broke a bone?

How do I know if I have a broke a bone?

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

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What can I do to know if I have a broken finger?

What can I do to know if I have a broken finger?

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

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How do I know if I have a broken finger or just a sprain?

How do I know if I have a broken finger or just a sprain?

X-rays: Pain, bruising, swelling and difficulty moving the finger are all signs of injury, but only an x-ray can prove the finger is broken. ...Read more

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How do I know if i my ankle is broken or just a sprain?

How do I know if i my ankle is broken or just a sprain?

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 more

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Foot Fracture (Definition)

A broken bone below the ...Read more