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How Should I Bandage My Sprained Foot And My Broken Finger
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
Get an x-ray: You will need and x-ray to see if you have a fracture or if it is just a sprain. If fractured, you will need to be immobilized with a splint, cast, or rigid walking boot depending on the location of the injury. If fractured, it may need to be reduced in the office or possibly in the operating room. Have it evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have removed my broken ankle plaster and I have started to walk with crutches and my ankle is paining. Is it still broken?
I fracture my foot dislocated my little toe and damaged my ligament on Sunday. How long will it be bruised for?
10-14 days: The fracture itself will usually heal by 6-8 weeks, but most bruising resolves in the 10-14 day range. ...Read more
I recently sprained my ankle, and I get waves of pain down my foot and ankle. Should I use crutches?
See ortho: Many times as soon as u injure it and look at it, if there is deformity at the joint, = dislocation with/with out fx and ligament damage. If deformity is between the joint, = fracture. If it is just grossly swollen, u need to c an orth surg and b eval + xrays 2 b sure, and 2 get proper treatment no matter what u think it is! ...Read more
I broke me fibula by my ankle. The top of my foot hurts, bruised, and swollen. Could I have fractured my foot also? I was playing football
Possibly: Have your doctor evaluate the X rays to see if that was included in the X ray films. Sprains of the soft tissue and accumulation of swelling can also cause pain. Good luck ...Read more
I dislocated my pinkie while playing basketball. Pinkie was and how do I take care of it, what to do?
Various causes...: Some causes of swelling of the ankles can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See Podiatrist: Hard to tell from your description. Need more information and detail. Have it evaluated. ...Read more
What to do if i dislocated my pinkie while playing basketball. Pinkie was and how do I take care of it?
Be seen: Even if you feel like you have " popped" it back in position, I would encourage you to be seen for a follow up exam and X-ray. The X-ray would be helpful to ensure it is well reduced and that there is no associated fracture. You don't want to have any long term problems with it. ...Read more
What happens to my ligaments and bones in my ankle if I keep spraining my ankle? I sprained it 10-20 times already. It's painful.
Ankle Sprains: Molly, repeated ankle sprains can cause extensive ligament and cartilage injury. You need to figure out when it happens, and if these times can be protected with taping, bracing, high top shoes, etc. A good sports medicine podiatrist or orthopedist will help. Sometimes with this functional instability, and the fear of a bad fall, surgical repair is recommended. Dr Rich Blake ...Read more
Can't really tell: You can't really tell for sure without an x-ray. Some sprains can be so painful that it mimics a fracture. However, if you have a fracture and it is not fixed properly, it can lead to permanent dysfunction of the joint or nerve injury (e.g. Pain). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son slammed locker door on finger. How can I tell if it's just a sprain, jammed, or broken finger? He says hurts to move it.
Xray : The most accurate way is performance of radiography or xray of finger. Sprains and soft tissue injury in general are shorter in duration of symptoms. Deformity, point tenderness, discoloration, interruption in movement are signs of fracture. Any or all of signs and symptoms may not be present and vary in degree. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Finger Fracture: An x-ray and examination by an orthopedic physician is the best and most accurate way to determine this. He/she will be able to determine the appropriate course of treatment and return to activity guidelines. Hope this helps and best of luck! ...Read more
Get X-ray and see MD: Proper diagnosis and treatment (splint, tape, or possible surgery) may be necessary for best long-term outcome. Self-diagnosis and non-treatment often leads to permanent loss of function and later arthritis problems in the damaged digit. The person who treats themself has a fool for a patient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For 57+ F, does sprain on left or right feet (near fingers) indicate anything serious e.g. kidney/liver issues? It happened 4 times in last one month.
Here are some...: What is her weight and her gait? By presented scenario, her ankles are physically prone to sprain, usually associated with inadequate strength and stability of muscles & joints, and even poor nerve coordination. To confirm what could be potential contributing factors for her proneness for ankle sprain, she needs a evaluation. How to? Go to http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Best wish to ... ...Read more
Thoughts with regard to applying darwinian medicine (e.G., no nsaids) to minor injuries (sprains, contusions, and broken fings./toes)?
Pain: Twisting ones’ ankle can lead to a sprained ankle. Often times, this may result in ligamentous injuries which may lead to ankle swelling, pain, and possibly instability. An x-ray of the foot and ankle will be able to assist in differentiating a sprain form a fracture. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Am i imagining it or when staying of a sprain and using r.I.C.E . And feeling my ankle with my finger I am able to feel my ligaments growing back fast?
Imagining: Continue your present treatment but the idea that you can feel the regrowth of healing ligaments is a false concept. The ligament attaches bone to bone across the affected joint and is a deep structure that acts to stabilize the joint. It is effectively molded to the joint and not decernable from the joint capsule when palpated through the skin. ...Read more
Depends on break: Very much depends on the details. At its most basic all fractures need to have the pieces in the right place (so-called reduction, if they are out of place) and then held in place (so-called fixation) reduction can mean anything from leaving the fracture as is to closed manipulation to open surgery. As to fixation this can be anything from a splint to cast to plating, pins and screws. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, multiple ways: Depending on the timing to present to a doctor, most fractures can be set by manipulation within 7-10 days. If longer than that time, or if inadequately reducible (set), surgery may be required to move interfering soft tissue and secure by casting, pinning, screws and possibly plates. The less severe or the more rigidly fixed, can be "moved" earlier, which may avoid stiffness later after healing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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