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How long does it take a sprained wrist to heal after two falls?

How long does it take a sprained wrist to heal after two falls?

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

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-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


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How long will it take a moderate wrist sprain to heal?

How long will it take a moderate wrist sprain to heal?

Sprain to heal: It may be sore for several months but most injuries are healed within 6 weeks. ...Read more

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From your experience how long does a wrist sprain take to get better and heal?

From your experience how long does a wrist sprain take to get better and heal?

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

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How long should I take off work for a wrist sprain?

How long should I take off work for a wrist sprain?

It depend: This sprain grade one or two or three. Some time sprain need a cast or brace. If you have disc job you could return to it the next day. ...Read more

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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 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

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How to deal with a wrist sprain and how long do I stop physical activity?

See details: You deal with it by having the wrist evaluated, determining the cause of the pain and then treating that cause. ...Read more

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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?

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

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My doctor told me I have a high wrist sprain how long do I need to let it heel?

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

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Would a custom-made volar splint be a good option to help my 7 1/2 month old wrist sprain heal?

Would a custom-made volar splint be a good option to help my 7 1/2 month old wrist sprain heal?

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

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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?

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

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Wrist sprain pain reocurring?

Wrist sprain pain reocurring?

? ligament tear: A sprain by definition is a ligamentous injury. If you have sustained a ligament tear this could result in instability of the wrist and recurrent pain. You may require further diagnostic studies such as a mri/ arthrogram to establish a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What should I do in wrist sprain?

What should I do in wrist sprain?

Sprain : Elevation, ice, anti inflammatory and protective brace. Must be sure that there is not a fracture as source I'd pain. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms of the different grades in a wrist sprain?

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

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How to overcome bsckhand/wrist sprain due to handstand?

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

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What are the best place to have wrist sprain operation worldwide?

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

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Wrist sprain, still weak after 3 months, thought exercise and strengthening area will help but maybe not?

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

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Wrist sprain or fracture? What are sympotoms?

Wrist sprain or fracture? What are sympotoms?

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

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How do I know if it is a wrist sprain or fracture?

How do I know if it is a wrist sprain or fracture?

X-ray: Both cause pain and limited mobility, x-ray will tell us if you have fracture or not. ...Read more

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How can I determine between a wrist fracture and a wrist sprain?

See a hand surgeon: A xray and a good clinical examination should easily be able to distinguish between the two. ...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