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When should I unwrap the medical tape from my sprained wrist?

When should I unwrap the medical tape from my sprained wrist?

Sprained wrist: Assuming you have a sprained wrist then when your wrist no longer hurts on movement remove the tape and be very gentle for two days and if no pain use your hand normally. If you begin with pain in the two days of limited use seek medical care or resume your tape for another week. ...Read more

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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 long does a sprained wrist heal?

How long does a sprained wrist heal?

Sprain: That depends on what is sprained and the severity of injury. Minor sprain can be a few weeks. More severe injury can be months -- or never as may need surgery to fix (tfcc tears, scapholunate tears, etc). ...Read more

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How long will a sprained wrist heal?

How long will a sprained wrist heal?

4-6 weeks: If it isn't better within a few weeks it is probably not just a sprain. Navicular fractures may appear to be a sprain but in reality is a serious injury. If it isn't better after a few weeks, please get an x-ray. ...Read more

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How long does a sprained wrist take to heal?

How long does a sprained wrist take to heal?

A wrist sprain can : Mild or subtle or can represent a fairly significant injury. So there is nothing as "just a sprain" just because an initial x-ray s is read as negative. So if persistent pain you need a proper exam and a treatment plan. Depending upon what type of injury healing , who you are and what you do times vary. ...Read more

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How long until a sprained wrist fully heals?

How long until a sprained wrist fully heals?

Highly variable : But it can take quite awhile try plastic wrap at bed time this is an old horse trainer trick which occasionally helps alot. ...Read more

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How long does a sprained wrist take to heal?

How long does a sprained wrist take to heal?

It depends on how-: -serious the sprain & a missed carpal bone fracture, especially the navicular, if not properly treated can lead 2 chronic pain, and a possible non-union.Munion . many times missed on initial imaging. ...Read more

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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

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After a sprained wrist, how long will it take to return to gardening?

After a sprained wrist, how long will it take to return to gardening?

3-6 weeks: If you had a minor stretch of the wrist you can garden in a splint and be out of the splint in 3-6 weeks. If you have a greater injury you might need surgery first. See a hand surgeon. ...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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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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