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How Long Does It Take A Wrist Sprain To Heal
True sprain: You have to be sure that these were truly sprains and not fractures, and to be sure that they did not cause the wrist bones to separate. If it is not better within a couple of weeks, you need to be checked by someone knowledgeable in this area. ...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
Sprain to heal: It may be sore for several months but most injuries are healed within 6 weeks. ...Read more
Depends: Most strains in the wrist tend to improve and resolve over a 4-6 week period. A sprain (defined as a tear) in the wrist where a ligament has torn don't tend to do so well. Most ligament tears in and around the wrist result in some degree of permanent disability. Some can be improved with surgery, but many can not. ...Read more
Wrist sprain been 1 month hurts when I lift something heavy. Specialist took MRI said tore my dorsal capsule and small hole in tfcc. How long to heal?
Wrist sprain: This could take a minimum of 6 weeks and sometimes up to 3 months to heal. You should be using a brace for support. Check with doctor for followup exams and treatment options. ...Read more
See details: You deal with it by having the wrist evaluated, determining the cause of the pain and then treating that cause. ...Read more
Sprain: Just a week or 2 until pain improves. ...Read more
What should I do to help this heal? Did dumbell curl, felt sharp pain on the underside of my wrist. Was 2 hrs ago pain the same. Is it a wrist sprain?
Strain: Hi KristinaM, its likely just a strain and dissipate with time. You may notice some mild discomfort and minor swelling over the next few days. It can take as long as a week to heal. If the pain worsens or swelling becomes dramatic or if you have loss of function, it may be a bit more serious and would require a visit to your doctor. Ice and anti inflammatories can helpful for symptoms. ...Read more
New diagnosis: This could be tendon and it may take three or more weeks, and if there's any fracture in the area six weeks. You need to see a hand specialist and get this clarified. As your physician to have you see one. ...Read more
Splint: Hi Are you sure you son has sprained the wrist. You may see an orthopedics, get a xray, make sure no fracture is there. Spint from orhtoglass can be made in a clinic, we always take measurements before making the splint. Valcro splint are available, may not be available for his age. ...Read more
Wrist sprain been 4 weeks pain with wieght specialist took MRI which suggested dorsal capsular sprain and 1-2mm perforation in tfcc. How long to recover?
A long time.: Dorsal ligament injuries, classified as wrist sprains, can take longer to stop hurting than many fractures. In my experience this is usually 6 weeks to 3 months. Occasionally longer if activity is not limited and the injured area is continually stressed. Immobilization is key to get the ligaments to heal by cast or full time bracing (removing only for hygiene). It can be frustrating ; painful! ...Read more
See below: If you had a traumatic fall which usually occurs on an outstretched hand/wrist you most likely having an occult wrist (distal radius fracture or other corpus or bone contusion.) a spring diagnosis is commonly misused by the emergency room and several patients do not follow up with the appropriate treatment or follow-up physicians as recommended as patient's thought "" they had a sprain "and should go away on its own have an evaluation by an orthopedic hand specialist good luck thank you. ...Read more
RICE: RICE. REST- 24 to 48hrs. Avoid activities requiring use of wrist. ICE- for first 2 days after injury, apply ice for 15 to 20 mins every few hours. A bag of frozen peas is good. COMPRESSION- Wrap hand, wrist, arm w ace wrap. Make sure it is not so tight that it decreases your circulation. ELEVATE- elevate wrist above your heart. Can prop on a pillow. ...Read more
You do not need: Simple sprain of wrist usually heals without any long term problems if one takes care of it with rest and immobilzation. Now if you develop chronic instability and especially scaphi-lunate dissociation then you may need to have surgery. There is no one the best place to have this type of surgery but find a place that has lot of experience in performing this type of operation. Good hand sur. Service. ...Read more
Wrist sprain, still weak after 3 months, thought exercise and strengthening area will help but maybe not?
See a specialist: Wrist injuries can take a long time to heal. It helps to get evaluated by an Orthopedist who specializes in the hand and wrist to rule out any potentially serious problems. If you are cleared, then you should see a physical therapist who specializes in hand and wrist problems. ...Read more
Pain and swelling: After a fall type of injury you can injure your wrist. A fracture is a break in one of the eight small wrist bones. The thumb sided scaphoid is the most common to fracture and the most common to not heal. Any suspicion requires immobilization. A sprain is a stretch to a complete tear of the stabilizing ligaments. To miss this injury can lead to arthritis. All sprain need acute immobilization. ...Read more
X-ray: Both cause pain and limited mobility, x-ray will tell us if you have fracture or not. ...Read more
See a hand surgeon: A xray and a good clinical examination should easily be able to distinguish between the two. ...Read more
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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