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How Long Does A Sprain Arm Last
Concern for fracture: Following on an outstretched wrist is the most common mechanism for fracture of the scaphoid bone. If initial swelling has resolved but you are still having pain, x-rays are suggested. It is important not to miss this fracture early. Long-term problems can develop with an occult scaphoid fracture. ...Read more
-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more
Recovery: The recovery for an injury varies by patient, severity, desired level of activity, and the specific muscle that has been injured. Rest ice compression elevation for the injury will aid in the recovery process. If you fail to improve, seeing an orthopaedic specialist may be required. ...Read more
1-6 weeks. : Bruising is simply blood under the skin. Gravity will typically pull it down to your ankles. Swelling is also common. Think of it as a temporary tattoo. It could take 1-6 weeks for your body to absorb it. ...Read more
Variable: So-called shoulder tendinitis can actually be one of a few things and specifically tendinitis of the biceps tendon or possibly bursitis, arthritis, rotator cuff pathology etc.. Initial treatment is usually but not always rest along with nsaids and hot/cold and massage. No matter the exact pathology it's important to keep the shoulder moving at least a bit to avoid a frozen shoulder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Compound fracture is: not used anymore.the classifications are open: where the fracture breaks the skin, or closed.comminuted means many pieces. The bruising from all fractures resolves according to the amount of blood in the area, the more energy used to cause the fracture the greater the damage,so longer to resolve. The picture is of a closed, angulated junction of the distal/middle shaft of both bones,forearm in yng ...Read more
Shoulder Pain: Most common causes of shoulder pain are inflammation, SLAPS tears, Rotator Cuff tears, and shoulder dislocations. If you are having pain make an appointment to see an Orthopaedic shoulder surgeon for an examination and treatment options. Many times tjerapy, NSAIDS, pain medications, or a steroid injection can give you great relief. A Strain can last 4-6 wks. Hope this helps. Take care, Joe Wilson. ...Read more
Depends: In my practice, we do an MRI study before and after the arthrogram. The pre arthrogram MRI takes 20 minutes, and the post arthrogram takes 30 minutes, as long as there are no artifacts or motion which would result in repeated images. The arthrogram takes about 5 minutes, with the injection no more than 10 seconds with an experienced Doctor. Google: Dr. Nefcy Arthrogram Advice for more details. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not enough info: What do you mean by 'after recovery?'. ...Read more
Facelift = Mild Pain: Most of my patients report mild to moderate discomfort, and only in the first couple of days. Most are able to take tylenol (acetaminophen) by that time. Severe pain would be highly unusual and should prompt a visit to your surgeon for an exam. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 14 more doctor answers
I sprained my arm a little over a week ago. How long until I can start my boxing/kickboxing class again?
Common sense: Start your boxing/kickboxing slowly- striking can reinjure your arm and worsen your symptoms. If the ligaments are strained, you could do significant damage by doing too much. Keep your strikes to a minimum until the arm is pain free. If you can air-box without pain, try that activity for a couple of weeks. Your family dr. Can help guide you further. Good luck. ...Read more
Dear doc,I am a male aged 34. Last week Monday I woke up with a with a sprain and pain my left arm. The pain comes and goes. What could be causing it? The pain is around the wrist and upper arm. I am experiencing a lot of stress in the workplace.
I fell in aug. Of last year and sprain my arm, there is still inflammation in my collarbone area along with severe back pain. The ER doc. Said it's oa?
It will be: If you are not able to restore normal motion to the shoulder. See a do who does manipulation to make sure that the ribs are moving normally. Then there are exercises that you can do to help you restore normal functional relationships between your ribs, shoulder blade and collar bone. Academyofosteopathy.Com has a doctor finder function to help you find someone near you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I injured (sprained) my left wrist, elbow and shoulder 4 weeks ago by falling off my pushbike. How long do you think ignorant could take for me to be ?
That depends...: I assume you wonder how long the sprains last - which is typically 6-12 weeks, but could be more or less depending if you reinjure yourself due to overuse. After you heal, you will want to gradually build up your muscles with gentle range of motion stretches and exercises. ...Read more
I am a nurse and while moving a pt a heavy one the doctor said I sprained my neck left shoulder and elbow how long will this take to heal?
Yes: However, a joint is sprained. There are many joints in the arm, shoulder, elbow, wrist, fingers and thumb. Usually only one of two joints are sprained at a time. Those injures joints are swollen and painful to move. Sometimes, when it is injured enough, you cannot use the joint. At times, immobilization is needed for healing. ...Read more
I fell 6 weeks ago broke R humerus 3 places cannot lift arm very high on it's own off to my right side was told my ac is sprained what should I do now?
Have it checked out: The old saying " if I can move it, it must not be broken" is not true. Fractures usually hurt more than sprains, but everyone's pain tolerance is different. If the pain is significant and it hurts to move the area or touch the region, then it should be checked by a physician, either an urgent care center or an ER doc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: Pain, swelling, limited motion, tenderness, discoloration are all aigns and symptoms. See an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More info required : Difficult to comment meaningfully without a full description. Please repeat question and include exact site of pain, type of pain, mechanism of injury and relevant medical history. Regards ...Read more
I sprained my arm about 10-15 years ago and as a result i cannot do proper manual functions. What should I do?
That is odd: I would have your arm evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon and follow the advice. Hard to tell the problem without more localizing information. ...Read more
Fractures: have significant pain, deformity and loss of function. Strains are sore, you can have bruising and the arm can be stiff. If it is a fx the arm can be stabilized by a splint or Cast initially. An X-ray can confirm if there is a fracture and permanent treatment can be either casting, splinting or surgery depending on the fracture. Sprains are treated with rest, ICE and Nsaids. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of a sprained elbow my symptoms are my arm is very painful to bend and unbend at the elbow ?
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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