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How Do I Know If I Have A Hairline Fracture In My Pinky Toe Bone
X-ray: Xray is the best way to evaluate for a fracture. Dr l. ...Read more
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
I was told I have a hairline fracture in periosteum of pinky toe. What does that mean? I thought the periosteum was just a fibrous membrane?
You are right: You are right in saying that is not perfect terminology. The doctor may be implying that either you sustained a small occult fracture or that you injured the periosteum which can occur in a bone contusion. Either way, sound like a minor injury which should do well quickly. ...Read more
Have I got a hairline fracture? I had a friend accidentally jump on my lower leg (75kg) average. Since then I have had pain in the bone and foot?
Maybe: You possibly could or a ligamentous injury. I'd have it x-rayed if you continue to have pain. ...Read more
I got hairline fracture in 5th metacarpal bone in hand 15days back im using splint, how much time I would continue splint?
If I have a hairline fracture below my big toe will I need a cast that comes up to my ankle or a cast that comes up to my knee or will I need one at all?
Not at all: Typically nondisplaced fractures of the toes can be treated with a post-op walking shoe or nothing at all depending on the amount of pain you are having. ...Read more
Unlikley unless: You injure the fracture. I.E. The chemical and physical response in the body will not interfere with this. As with any physical activity the important thing is to have caution if there is pain or discmfort during or right after that activity. ...Read more
Not too serious: Usually the only treatment is an figure of 8 shoulder bandage to support the collar bone. Avoid excessive activity of the shoulder while the bone heals. A bone lump may result as the bone heals. ...Read more
Hairline fracture: Pain over bony area of injury, worsening pain on standing or working ankle, swelling, . ...Read more
Bone bruise dose not show on the x-ray
hair line fracture show on the x-ray. ...Read more
I can feel a bump on my toe. It still hurts to touch, land a jump or hit my toes. Could it be a hairline fracture?
It could be...: Have an x-ray taken to find out. ...Read more
Numbness around ankle and side of foot and toes. Not hot or blue. Hairline fracture 7yrs ago. Been lily that all day.
The best thing is to have: The normal well-balanced diet and keep being in good health. Do not take excessive vitamins or minerals and make sure you have a normal healthy intake of protein fats and carbohydrates. Make sure there aren't any deficiencies in your diet that made one at risk to an injury. ...Read more
4-6 weeks: Most hairline fractures heal rather quickly. That said, some fractures seem to take their time and other still will not heal without some "help". Most toe fractures that are not displaced will heal uneventfully, and within 4-6 weeks. ...Read more
How long does it take for a hairline fracture to heal if the fracture is on the tip of the big toe?
6 weeks: Approximately 6 weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
Fell directly on patella. Pain at bottom. Also pain when lightly touching surface of bone. Surrounding muscle tightness. Maybe hairline fracture?
Possibly: The mechanism and symptoms you are describing could certainly represent a patella fracture. You might consider being seen for an X-ray just to make sure it does not need to be mobilized. Non displaced patella fractutes can be treated without surgery, but if it displaces surgery is often required. ...Read more
Sports injury: shoulder sling recommendation for student living in the city. On saturday morning I dislocated my shoulder and sustained a hairline fracture on the top ball of my humerous bone. My doctor is recommending that I fully immobilize my right arm
Sling and swathe: Buy a shoulder sling that has a strap that goes around your waist to best immobilize it. This is called a shoulder immobilizer aka a sling and swathe. You really cannot cast a shoulder unless you want it wrapped around your chest. Also you may find sleeping in a easy chair or recliner will be much more comfortable for the first week or so. ...Read more
Sprained my ankle 4 weeks ago and still have a lot of pain on the side of my fifth toe (phalange bone area) not a fracture nor a bunion.?
Have it reevaluated: Was the foot x rayed? Have the issue reevaluated in pain persists. ...Read more
If there was a hairline fracture in wrist. Would I get a cast a splint or nothing. It's on the side of my pinky?
Will get right one: First you need to see your MD get X-ray If nothing you get nothing, if there is a fracture depending what type it is, some times a small fragment is in the joint you may need even open reduction to prevent future arthritis of joint, let orthopedist decide, seek medical help, it is free in UK you are lucky. ...Read more
Pinky side wrist, is it possible to feel a hairline fracture I'm my wrist but not show up on xray? Doc said to come back in 2 weeks for more xrays...
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
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