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What can I do to help heal a broken rib from karate?

What can I do to help heal a broken rib from karate?

Rest: Rib injuries are pretty common in karate and MMA. Initially you may want to ice the sore ribs for 20 min at a time the first 3 days - most important time is right after the injury to limit swelling and bleeding. After that, it just takes time. We no longer recommend wrapping the chest with compression wraps because it will prevent you from taking full breaths and increase your risk of pneumonia ...Read more

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How I can help my husband recover from a fractured neck and broken ribs injury?

How I can help my husband recover from a fractured neck and broken ribs injury?

Recovery: During recovery you can help with rest, hydrating beverages like tea, juice and water at bedside, multivitamins, soothing music, massage, reading, movies and low stress environment. Organize his medications, go with him to doctor appointments. Help him get well. Teddy bear, flowers, sitting with him. ...Read more

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Please i would like help with tailbone pain. How to know if its fractured or bruised?

Please i would like help with tailbone pain. How to know if its fractured or bruised?

Tailbone pain: Tail bone pain most commonly comes from a fall or blunt injury to the tail bone. The only way to tell if it is fractured is an x-ray. Without a history of direct trauma to the tailbone then a fracture is unlikely. ...Read more

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What can I do to help bruised ribs heal faster?

What can I do to help bruised ribs heal faster?

Natural timing: With injury to our tissues, inflammation (red, hot, swelling, tenderness) occurs. There is leakage of blood from damaged capillaries and veins which collects under the skin and causes the purple blue coloring we call a bruise. Over time, damaged tissues heal and blood collections are reabsorbed. Protect the area to promote fastest healing. Motrin/advil will help. ...Read more

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Pain for bruised ribs. What can I take to help the pain?

Pain for bruised ribs. What can I take to help the pain?

NSAIDS: Ibuprofen, the generic for Motrin, or naproxen, the generic for Aleve, are both good options. Bruised ribs can take awhile to heal and can hurt just as much as a fracture. Remember to take regular deep breaths when you have bruised or fractured ribs so that you don't develop lung infections. ...Read more

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How to care for bruised or fractured ribs?

How to care for bruised or fractured ribs?

Rest: Rest, ice, and antiinflammatory meds. No surgery is needed because they are usually stable fractures however it just takes time to heal. Avoid stenosis activities for 2-3 months. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How to treat a bruised heel?

How to treat a bruised heel?

Offloading/No weight: Hi, Usually the best treatment for a bruised heel weather its a soft tissue or bone bruise to the area is to Offload the area and rest it from the usually forces that go through it during weight bearing and gait. The use of a CAM walker can be helping in reducing the majority of pressure along the heel and help you maintain your everyday activity. It may be necessary to fully Offload + crutches. ...Read more

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How can I diagnose that my rib is fractured or bruised?

Xray!Rib injuries: Depending on the history of injury, x-rays may or may not be necessary, as treatment is generally symptomatic and no different from bruised ribs versus fractured ribs. However, to definitively diagnose whether a rib is fractured or bruised, x-rays or some other radiographic modality (mri, ct) would be needed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to walk on a bruised sole?

Can you tell me how to walk on a bruised sole?

Assessment based.: The amount of bruising and the presence of active bleeding can put limitations on the amount of walking you can do. Extreme swelling from the bruise can not only hurt but also do further damage if walking is continued. Mild bruising is more conducive to guarded walking. You have to decide where your foot fits in in the picture. Comfortable shoes, crutches, crutch assist are all possibilities. ...Read more

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"how to treat a bruised metatarsal"?

"how to treat a bruised metatarsal"?

Get weight off foot.: Contusion(bruise) metatarsal requires weight to be removed from forefoot. This can be accomplished in a variety of ways. Padding the forefoot with relief beneath the effected metatarsal is the easiest. ...Read more

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What will a doctor do to help a broken finger heal?

What will a doctor do to help a broken finger heal?

Depends: Non-displaced fractures can be immobilized with a splint or cast. Displaced fractures may need to be reduced or surgically fixed. Sometimes we use plates and screws, other times pins are used. Fractures involving the joint usually require fixation. ...Read more

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What can I do to help a wrist injury heal?

What can I do to help a wrist injury heal?

Rest: You did not say what type of wrist injury but with any strain or fracture, rest and immobility helps it heal. You should have a cast or wrap to keep your wrist stable and avoid using that hand to lift anything heavy at all. ...Read more

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What can I do to help dislocated ribs heal?

What can I do to help dislocated ribs heal?

Time: Becareful of the term dislocates ribs. The small rib joints (where they attach) can get sprained but rarely completely dislocate. Either way, they will take their time to heal. Occasionally therapy may be helpful for any soft tissue massages. ...Read more

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How to treat fractured or bruised back ribs?

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How to treat fractured or bruised back ribs?

Fractured ribs : Simple rib fractures are treated conservatively with pain management only.
Certain rib fractures that result in breathing difficulties and / or relentless pain are treated surgically ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a fractured arm or a bone contusion?

How to tell if I have a fractured arm or a bone contusion?

Level of pain: A stable, nondisplaced arm fracture may present similar to a severe contusion. Typically, a fracture will hurt for a longer period of time. Also, a fracture usually can be diagnosed with radiographs. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat a finger bone bruise?

What can I do to treat a finger bone bruise?

bone bruise: Improve swelling with ice and elevation and nsaids. Most importantly is to work on range of motion to prevent stiffness as a long term complication. ...Read more