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How Long Does It Take For Injured Soft Tissue In The Hand To Heal
It varies...: It depends on what soft tissue structure is injured. The subcutaneuous tissues (below the skin), muscles, tendons and ligaments are all soft tissues. Tendon tears usually either require surgery or heal on their own in 6-8 weeks. Contusions (bruises) usually heal in 1-2 weeks. Most ligament sprains also heal in about 6 weeks. Of course, the severity and location play big roles in healing time. ...Read more
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
Depends on severity: Ligament injuries of the hand/wrist, as with all joint injuries, are classified as "sprains." time to healing depends on the severity of injury and the joint involved. Low grade sprains heal relatively quickly, about 3-6 weeks. Higher grade sprains can take several months to heal. Some high grade sprains require a period of immobilization to heal adequately while others require surgery. ...Read more
I injured my ring finger on my right right hand two weeks ago. I suspected that it’s broken, so I put on a splinter. How long does it take to heal?
Open & close ok?: One of the key things we are concerned with is whether your fingers remain in alignment when you open and close your fist (rotational deformity). If they do not you may need a procedure to straighten them, otherwise you may end up with a permanent disability. If you think the alignment is ok then you should expect it to have healed in 6-8 weeks. ...Read more
I recently got injured in a fight in where I was jumped. Everything has healed fine except my hand how long will a hairline fracture take to heal if I?
6weeks: The fastest that a mild fracture takes to heal is about six weeks with proper immobilization and protection. ...Read more
Injured? Hand: Laceration? Contusion? Fracture? Tendonor nerve injury? What did you do. If you have had a traumatic event and don't feel as though your hand is normal then get evaluated. If you are speaking about treatment for a condition scubas a fracture or tendon or nerve them then it is very dependent upon the the, nature and severity of the injury ...Read more
I injured one of the muscles in my pinky finger playing guitar. Don't know the specific one but how long does it take for it to recover?
Finger: May require 3 to 5 weeks to completely heal ...Read more
If you were to be injured deep in the wrist area downwards how long approx would it take for blood loss to render you unconscious?
Impossible to say: This would depend on what structures the injury affected. If the radial and ulnar arteries were severed it could be a matter of minutes. On the other hand if major vessels were missed it might not occur at all. ...Read more
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
Knuckle injured boxing, met a doc says its not severe and I feel no pain but just in boxing, dose it heals on its self and if so then how long? Didn't heal in a month
X-ray: You should have an X-ray. You could have a " boxer's fracture " ...Read more
I injured my big toe three months ago at the gym kicking a punching bag. The toe nail is still very bruised but it doens't hurt. How much longer heals?
Bruised toenail: Bruising of the toenail after trauma can be cause from bleeding that occurs below the nail and is into the nail bed or skin under the nail. If the dry hematoma is attached to the nail, it will usually 'grow out' as the nail grows in length. This can take from 3 to 9 months. ...Read more
Why would you?: You should never leave a badly injured anything go untreated. ...Read more
I injured my hand and think I may have a stress fracture, will it heal on it's own or should I see a doctor?
All week I woke up with stiff, achy fingers and hand, no swelling. Takes awhile to ease up. What can I do to stop it? Haven't injured hand/fingers.
See details: You can see if it is viral and resolves by itself. If it persists see a rheumatologist. ...Read more
I fall on my hand I went to doctor and told me will take 6 months least I injured in the pisiform and itis so big but when the 6month pass still pain?
Recheck: If you are still having pain, you need to be rechecked by a DR. ...Read more
Burning sensation under skin on hands itches bones hurt like injured when nothing happened. Very painful. Adult male. Takes no meds?
Depends on the: Location on your hand, but without any trauma the "burning sensation" sounds like neuropathy. Neuropathic pain can come from a viral infection (herpes zoster/shingles), nerve entrapment (like carpal tunnel syndrome especially if accompanied with muscle weakness), and certain neuromuscular diseases. Please see a professional healthcare provider for proper exam and diagnosis. ...Read more
I just got back from martial art tournament. And my wrist get injured for some reason. Now I can't twist for 180 degree. Can I just wait it heal?
Get it x-rayed: If not better in a couple of days I would get it looked at by your doc. ...Read more
Varies: It varies quite a bit, depending in part on the severity of the injury to the TFCC. Some people may have a very mild injury and do fine without even immobilization, while others can have injuries severe enough they need surgery. Initial immobilization is appropriate for many TFCC injuries to see if they will heal. May want to discuss specifics if your injury with your MD. ...Read more
Yes: It takes 1 year to get a new toenail and 6 months for a fingernail. ...Read more
Knuckle injury. Larger than normal. Skin less elastic there. Injured before and is larger than a normal knuk. Always seems to heal fine. Any concerns?
Knuckle injured in boxing, is it gonna be enough to just stop boxing or should I also stop weight training, pull ups and things like that until it heals?
Knuckle injury: Here is the problem - without full history, physical examination and possibly radiographic studies- we don't know the extent of the injury to your knuckle. Without knowing more, we can't really properly advise you. Hope it heals soon. Take care. ...Read more
I injured my pinky finger during basketball and its all swollen. I am wondering if its requiref for me to go to a doctor or it will heal on its own?
I injured my thumb possibly a sprain, and put it in a stabilizer. It's been three days, can I still play basketball? If no, how long?
Three days: Is not a very long time. But then agin, not sure ow bad of a sprain it is. The best thing to do is keep it in the stabilizer and every so often take it out and move it around and see how it feels. If it feels alright its okay, if it doesn't, I would not play. This is where you have to use some common sense and judgement. If your unsure consult an orthopedist. ...Read more
I picked up running. I have two toenails injured. I realized one had a blister under the nail, and they've come away from the bed. Remedies/cure/heal?
Runners Nail: Most likely you have or had a subungual hematoma. If fresh it can be drained but usually it will go out with the nail or the nail will come loose and fall off with a new nail to grow in its place. Make sure your shoe has high toe box to help prevent it but is extremely common in runners. ...Read more
I injured my right middle finger above the first joint 3 weeks ago. It was labeled as a crush injury and they said I had tissue damage. When will the discoloration, pain, and swelling go away?
In three wks: Usually in three weeks, you should have some relief. If the discoloration, pain and swelling do not go away, better see an orthopedist for any damage to tendons or bones. ...Read more
I had a deep knife cut on my R index finger, stitches took 14days to heal. Now that they're out, what is best actions to minimise scarring + get flexibility back? No tendons/ligaments were injured, but cut runs across distal and middle phalanx.
Get treated: With those symptoms, best to seek medical attention. May be fractured, etc. Good luck. ...Read more
I'm only 28 and I have injured my knees, ankles, hands and head. They never healed properly and I feel like I'm 100. Am I going to be in pain forever?
Maybe: It sounds like you need to see an orthopedic surgeon who can help you and advise you about your injuries. ...Read more
It would help to know more about your injury. Homeopathic arnica is legendary for treating these types of injuries, both internally (12c or 30c potency) ; topically (see http://umm. Edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/arnica).
Vitamin c ; zinc help injuries to heal. Acupuncture may help; microcurrent therapy ; cold lasers often help injuries to heal. Meriva (form of curumin) is a good anti-inflammatory. ...Read more
I am not sure if I injured my middle finger or not but I have swelling from where it the finger starts to come away from my hand til the middle knuckl?
I recently injured myself by slapping a mirror. I tried to remove as much of the glass in my hand as possible but it still feels like there some left.
See a doctor: An xray may show where the remaining pieces are. You don't want to root around yourself and cut something important. ...Read more
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