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How do you treat a sprained knee?

How do you treat a sprained knee?

Knee sprain: Depends on the severity of the injury . Minor .try rest ,ice compression and gentle stretch . If you have significant pain ,swelling , increased by weight bearing than you should be seen by an orhopaedist ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more


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How do you fix a broken calcaneus?

How do you fix a broken calcaneus?

CT scan helps: A ct scan (after initial x-rays) helps determine the type of calcaneus fracture you have. Certain fracture patterns do not require surgery(casting then early motion) others do. Your prognosis is determined by the number of fracture pieces particularly if they involve the joints around the calcaneus. Surgery may just require inserting pins others large incisions with plates , screws and pins. ...Read more

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How do you treat a severely sprained ankle?

How do you treat a severely sprained ankle?

See below: X-ray to rule out fracture. Possible ultrasound to rule out ligament or tendon tears. Compression boot to immobilize and control swelling, probable crutches for no weight bearing. ...Read more

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How do you treat a knee fracture?

How do you treat a knee fracture?

It depends.: This is too broad a question to be satisfactorily answered without getting more specifc details about the injury. Many fractures can be treated nonoperatively, but others require surgery to maintain the postion or correct mal-alignment or mal-position of fracture fragments. If you have had x-rays confirming that a fracture is present, you should be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How do you treat a sprained thumb?

How do you treat a sprained thumb?

Depends: Probably needs to be checked due to unusual fractures at the base of the thumb that may need surgery or ligament injuries that can become chronic. If the thumb is stable then using a thumb spica splint is usually adequate. ...Read more

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How do you treat a fractured foot?

How do you treat a fractured foot?

Varies: There are multiple types of fractures that can involve the foot and the treatments can vary from simple observation to casting to even surgical intervention. Don't hesitate to see an orthopedic surgeon to discuss the specific nature of your injury and appropriate treatment options. ...Read more

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How can you treat a sprained twisted ankle?

How can you treat a sprained twisted ankle?

Ankle Sprain: It may heal on its own with rest, ice, compression and elevation and a gradual return to your normal activities. However, a period of time in a boot or use of crutches may be necessary depending on the severity. A physical exam by an orthopedic physician will better be able to determine your appropriate course of treatment. Hope this helps and good luck! ...Read more

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What can I do to help mend a sprained ankle?

What can I do to help mend a sprained ankle?

RICE: Rice. Rest- 24 to 28 hrs. Avoid activities that require use of your ankle. Ice- for first 2 days after injury, apply ice for 15 to 20 minutes every few hours. A bag of frozen peas is good. Compression- you can wrap your foot, ankle & lower leg with an ace wrap. Make sure it is not so tight that it decreases your circulation. Elevate- elevate ankle above your heart. Can prop on a pillow. ...Read more

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How do you treat a finger sprain?

How do you treat a finger sprain?

Mostly with time: Ice, immobilization and early protected range of motion will help treat the symptoms of a finger sprain, as will nsaid's and steroids. What the joint ultimately needs to recover from the excessive stretching of the capsule and ligaments is time to repair the damaged structures. This takes 2-6 weeks for mild sprains and 3 or more months for severe sprains. ...Read more

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What should I do to make a sprained ankle heal fast?

What should I do to make a sprained ankle heal fast?

Ankle Sprain: It may heal on its own with rest, ice, compression and elevation and a gradual return to your normal activities. However, a period of time in a boot or use of crutches may be necessary depending on the severity. A physical exam by an orthopedic physician will better be able to determine your appropriate course of treatment. Hope this helps and good luck! ...Read more

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How might you heal a sprained ankle fast?

How might you heal a sprained ankle fast?

Ankle sprain: To heal a sprained ankle, it depends on the severity of the sprain. If its a chronically sprained ankle with constant pain and instability, it will take longer than a mild outside sprain. Usually 3-4 weeks of rest, icing, antiinflammatory meds (like advil (ibuprofen) or motrin), bracing or compressing wraps, with or without physical therapy should the starting treatment. Hope that helped! ...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 do you fix a broken and dislocated elbow?

How do you fix a broken and dislocated elbow?

Depends on the site : It depends on the site of break and it may need only putting the dislocation back and placing a cast.Or it may need surgery and cast. ...Read more

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How do I get a boot for sprained foot?

How do I get a boot for sprained foot?

Doctor: You will need to see a doctor for an exam to make sure it is just a sprain and to see if a boot is really necessary. ...Read more

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How can you treat a sprained ankle?

How can you treat a sprained ankle?

Ankle Sprain: It may heal on its own with rest, ice, compression and elevation and a gradual return to your normal activities. However, a period of time in a boot or use of crutches may be necessary depending on the severity. A physical exam by an orthopedic physician will better be able to determine your appropriate course of treatment. Hope this helps and good luck! ...Read more

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How do I fix a thumb injury?

How do I fix a thumb injury?

Depends on injury: If you injured your thumb you should be evaluated by a physician. Xrays should be ordered to rule out a fracture. If it is a dislocation then wearing a splint will be necessary. If it is a sprain it depends which ligament is sprained or torn because sometimes surgery is required. Better to get evaluated by an md for hand injuries rather than just wait to see if it heals on its own. ...Read more

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Dr. Wenjay Sung
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Ankle Sprain (Definition)

An injury that occurs when the ankle rolls, twists, or turns ...Read more