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When should I unwrap the medical tape from my sprained wrist?

When should I unwrap the medical tape from my sprained wrist?

Sprained wrist: Assuming you have a sprained wrist then when your wrist no longer hurts on movement remove the tape and be very gentle for two days and if no pain use your hand normally. If you begin with pain in the two days of limited use seek medical care or resume your tape for another week. ...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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Sprained my wrist playing hockey the other night, would i benefit from taping it for future games until its fully healed?

Sprained my wrist playing hockey the other night, would i benefit from taping it for future games until its fully healed?

Returning to play...: Before returning to play make sure you have full motion & good strength in your wrist. Once you are ready, taping/ bracing would be a good idea for extra support. Keep in mind that there are several ways to tape a wrist & the best method for you should provide support for injured structures, not put excessive strain on them. Remember: persistent pain may indicate that you need an x-ray/ mri. ...Read more

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Is a wrist brace useful on a badly sprained wrist? And how should brusing on the back of the hand on the finger bone taken care of? Buddy taping mabye

Is a wrist brace useful on a badly sprained wrist? And how should brusing on the back of the hand on the finger bone taken care of? Buddy taping mabye

Perhaps: First of all I would recommend an x-ray to see if anything is broken. If no break, brace might be useful for the sprain. Buddy taping is useful for finger injury ...Read more

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What to do if my wrist is sprained, but not sure.?

Hand surgeon: See a hand surgeon for an examination and possible MRI if exam indicates ligamentous injury. In the mean time recommend wrist splint, icing, and behavioral modification. ...Read more

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How do I wrap a sprained wrist?

How do I wrap a sprained wrist?

Use an OTC splint: The easiest way to treat and protect a sprained wrist is to try an over-the-counter (otc) splint. They are easy to apply and remove for personal care. An ace wrap is another option, but needs to be applied appropriately to adequately protect your wrist. Otc splints can be a simple neoprene compressive sleeve are incorporate a hardened splint to hold the wrist in a safe position. ...Read more

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How can I break a sprained wrist?

How can I break a sprained wrist?

Too much force: Sometimes injured areas are weak and may be more susceptible to further injury if there is a degree of weakness. An external force applied onto or around the injured site may cause further more serious damage. Have the sprain treated appropriately to avoid further damage. ...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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How many days to heal sprain wrist?

How many days to heal sprain wrist?

Sprain: That depends on what is sprained and the severity of injury. Minor sprain can be a few weeks. More severe injury can be months -- or never as may need surgery to fix. Check with your doctor for an evaluation to make sure. ...Read more

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How long does a sprained wrist heal?

How long does a sprained wrist heal?

Sprain: That depends on what is sprained and the severity of injury. Minor sprain can be a few weeks. More severe injury can be months -- or never as may need surgery to fix (tfcc tears, scapholunate tears, etc). ...Read more

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How long will a sprained wrist heal?

How long will a sprained wrist heal?

4-6 weeks: If it isn't better within a few weeks it is probably not just a sprain. Navicular fractures may appear to be a sprain but in reality is a serious injury. If it isn't better after a few weeks, please get an x-ray. ...Read more

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