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How To Assess For A Sprain Strain Wrist
-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
Is it possible to sprain/strain ur wrist if you haven't participated in any type of physical activity that cause sprains/strains?
Underside of my wrist is painful w any movement. is this likely a strain or sprain? it is painful & tender no bruising. injured it doing bisep curls.
Sprain likely: As you did curls, you most likely did a strain to the muscle, and this should resolve in a few days, if it does. It,mother see an orthopedist for an X ray to,rule out a slight fracture. A wrist compression wrap and topical NSAIDs will,help in the acute phase, as well as icing the affected area ...Read more
My 12 year old daughter hurt her wrist in gym class. It's not swollen, and she has full rom. Could be strained/sprained, does she need to see a doc?
Strained/ miled sprain of thumb 4 years ago, and then 2 years ago sprained/ deep bruise in same hand. Still acts up sometimes, what do I do?
Be evaluated: I would have it looked at for a specific diagnosis. What you describe as a sprain to your thumb may have been more serious than that and may be causing persistent symptoms. A " gamekeepers thumb" is just one example if an injury that may seem quite benign, but can cause chronic problems unless it us taken care if. ...Read more
A simple splint: From over the counter may be useful still. However the term sprain has many meanings, and is used to mean "negative" xrays by many but there can be a fracture not seen, a ligament injury, tendonitis, joint pain, carticlage tears , tendon injury and a whole lot of things thrown into the non fracture "sprain " category so if you are not better...... Get seen soon. ...Read more
If Mild to Mod.- Yes: Most mild to moderate wrist sprains should allow one to type. A more severe sprain may cause enough constant discomfort with any movement, that typing would not be feasible. Each wrist sprain is a bit different as is each person's pain tolerance. Check with your treating physician to see if typing is prudent in your particular case. ...Read more
Probably not: Surgery is usually reserved for tears and fractures not sprains. ...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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