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How do u know if u strain or sprain ur wrist? How do u know if u broke it?

How do u know if u strain or sprain ur wrist? How do u know if u broke it?

You need an x-ray.: To find out if it is fractured or not, you will need to have it professionally evaluated. You will need x-rays taken to determine if it is broken or if it is just a bruise or sprain. ...Read more

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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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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

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How can I tell if i sprained or strained my wrist?

How can I tell if i sprained or strained my wrist?

Get evaluated: It is really hard to diagnose on-line. Was there a trauma? Did you fall or did it just come about all of a sudden? Simple sprains and strains take about 10 days to go away. If it has been longer you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can I type with a sprained wrist ?

Can I type with a sprained wrist ?

Yes: Typing with a sprained wrist will be a bit slower but can be done. It is helpful to wear a wrist splint and to take frequest breaks. If it makes the pain worse then stop typing and seek treatment. ...Read more

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Sprained wrist for almost a month now?

See a hand surgeon: if the wrist still hurts after a month you might have torn a ligament. You need a X-ray with grip view, a good exam and probe an MRI. ...Read more

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What can I use at home for a sprained wrist?

What can I use at home for a sprained wrist?

Ice to cool it, pain: meds like Aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen, a splint to immobilize it would also be helpful. It should improve in about 7-10 days. If not then you should seek help of your PCP or an Orthopod. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a break/sprain in my wrist?

How to tell if I have a break/sprain in my wrist?

X-ray necessary: Both can be very painfull and movement can aggravate the pain with both. An x-ray is needed to differentiate betwen the two. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is an injury that results from excessive stretching of a ligament, which is a tough band that connects bone to bone and holds joints in place. Rapid swelling and pain ...Read more