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How to treat a swollen knee?

How to treat a swollen knee?

RICE: You should start with rice as a home treatment. After 48-72 hours you may switch to heat (instead of ice). As your pain starts to subside you may add stretching as tolerated, and massage. Once pain is gone, then gently return to activity as your strength and flexibility may need time to recovery after the injury. If these symptoms worsen or persist see your orthopedic physician. ...Read more

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Swollen Foot (Definition)

Just means fluid is collecting in the tissues. When only 1 foot is swollen, it usually means the cause is local (something going on with in the foot), but if both feet are swollen, it usually means your body is retaining fluid, and the only reason it's showing up in the feet is that gravity thing. If you stood on your head all day, ...Read more


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How to treat a torn meniscus and foot numbness?

How to treat a torn meniscus and foot numbness?

Numbness: See your orthopedist or neurologist - if it hasn't been treated yet you need to get some help ...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 you treat a sprained ankle?

How can you treat a sprained ankle?

Ankle Sprain: It may heal on its own with rest, ice, compression and elevation and a gradual return to your normal activities. However, a period of time in a boot or use of crutches may be necessary depending on the severity. A physical exam by an orthopedic physician will better be able to determine your appropriate course of treatment. Hope this helps and good luck! ...Read more

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How to heal a swollen ankle?

How to heal a swollen ankle?

?injury: If it's a sprain, rest,elevation,cold applications and,if you can take them,NSAIDS like ibuprofen are recommended. Don't resume normal activities until all pain and swelling subsides. ...Read more

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How do I treat foot and ankle injury?

How do I treat foot and ankle injury?

Have an assessment: It's important that if there is a concern about a foot/ankle injury, you want an expert to evaluate and determine if there is any disruption in structure or if there is any normal function that is compromised. Proper triage, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation is important to keep you going. Left untreated, it can affect you long term. If in doubt, have it checked out. ...Read more

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Top of foot has big bump and foot is bruised, how to treat this quickly?

Top of foot has big bump and foot is bruised, how to treat this quickly?

Does it hurt?: You didn't mention if it was painful. If just a bruise and not painful then may need no treatment. If painful then it could be a fracture or bone spur, ganglion cyst? Need better description of it but i would suggest you get it checked. ...Read more

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How can you treat a twisted/sprained ankle?

How can you treat a twisted/sprained ankle?

Ankle sprain: To heal a sprained ankle, it depends on the severity of the sprain. If its a chronically sprained ankle with constant pain and instability, it will take longer than a mild outside sprain. Usually 3-4 weeks of rest, icing, antiinflammatory meds (like advil (ibuprofen) or motrin), bracing or compressing wraps, with or without physical therapy should the starting treatment. Hope that helped! ...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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How can I treat a twisted/sprained ankle?

How can I treat a twisted/sprained ankle?

See below: Initially, rest, ice, compression/immobilization. If severe or persists, see ankle specialist. ...Read more

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How can you treat a sprained twisted ankle?

How can you treat a sprained twisted ankle?

Ankle Sprain: It may heal on its own with rest, ice, compression and elevation and a gradual return to your normal activities. However, a period of time in a boot or use of crutches may be necessary depending on the severity. A physical exam by an orthopedic physician will better be able to determine your appropriate course of treatment. Hope this helps and good luck! ...Read more

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How do you sprain your ankle and treat it?

How do you sprain your ankle and treat it?

Cause of sprain: A sprain is an over-stretching of the ligaments that support your ankle. This may sometimes also include some minor tearing of the ligament. It occurs when a force is placed on the ligament that is above and beyond its physiologic capacity to withstand. It requires immobilization and physical therapy. ...Read more

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Best way to treat a swollen foot from stepping on nail?

Best way to treat a swollen foot from stepping on nail?

Get it checked!: Wash the injured area with soap and water and apply a topical antibiotic ointment. Then you should call your podiatrist. An x-ray is needed to see if there is any injury to bone and to make sure it is not infected. You also need to consider a tetanus shot if yours are not up to date. ...Read more

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How can you treat my sprained ankle?

How can you treat my sprained ankle?

PRICE but see the Dr: Protection - immobilize rest ice compression elevation see the podiatrist for a complete examination. If you self treat and it's a severe sprain, the soft tissue injury can potentially create more problems if unchecked. ...Read more

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How to heal a swollen toe?

How to heal a swollen toe?

Depends on the cause: Some causes of swelling of the toes can include systemic problems such as hypertension, gout, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis, tight shoes) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How to treat a torn calf?

How to treat a torn calf?

See answer: All depend upon how severe is your tear, however the majority of the time can be treated conservatively with calf sleeve and some pt and modified weight-bearing. ...Read more

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Swollen Foot (Definition)

Just means fluid is collecting in the tissues. When only 1 foot is swollen, it usually means the cause is local (something going on with in the foot), but if both feet are swollen, it usually means your body is retaining fluid, and the only reason it's showing up in the feet is that gravity thing. If you stood on your head all day, ...Read more