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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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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?

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

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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?

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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Can you tell me what it's like to sprain your wrist?

Can you tell me what it's like to sprain your wrist?

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

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Is it possible for you to type with a sprained wrist?

Is it possible for you to type with a sprained wrist?

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

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How do I know if I have a sprained wrist and how should I treat it?

How do I know if I have a sprained wrist and how should I treat it?

Rest.icing: Usual symptoms depend of the degree of your sprain, you may have swelling, some degree of pain specially when grabing or lifting and with certain movements.Mild sprain require some icing, restrictions of some activities or may require a short period of immobilization. ...Read more

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What should I do in wrist sprain?

What should I do in wrist sprain?

Sprain : Elevation, ice , anti inflammatory and protective brace. Must be sure that there is not a fracture as source i'd pain. ...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


Dr. Rohit Keswani
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Muscle Strain (Definition)

Muscle strain, also called a pulled muscle, is a condition where a muscle or its tendon is overstretched and torn leading to pain, decreased range ...Read more