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Is It Possible To Tell If I Have A Broken Bone In My Foot
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
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Is it possible to miss a fracture in an elbow and if it was fractured what symptoms wolould i have? Very concerned!
Very different.: A dislocated bone is usually the result of trauma and is very painful. A swollen vein can be a varicose vein and these are not tender unless they are clotted. If you had a dislocated bone, you would have significant pain with movement. See your md if necessary. ...Read more
I think i may have broken my knuckle. How can I assess if it is broken? It is swollen and there is bruising.
Xrays: Simple way is to get it x-rayed. ...Read more
I think i may have broken my metatarsal because it is extremely swollen and bruised. What should I do for the quickest recovery? Or how can I determine if I should see a doctor is i can slightly walk on it
See a podiatrist: Not being able to walk on a broken bone is a fallacy. If your forefoot is swollen, bruised and painful with point tenderness over a metatarsal, it's likely broken. Like any other broken bone, it should be x-rayed to determine if it is aligned properly and then immobilized in proper alignment. It will be ~75% healed in 6-8 weeks provided you don't do anything to delay healing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I fractured a bone in my knuckles 6yrs ago but i wasn't able to have it check to a medical person, is there any chance that it would be back to normal?
Probably not: After 6 years you hand is probably as good as it is going to be. You can try strengthening it with gently squeezing exercises but in terms of mobility change is unlikely. ...Read more
Well..: A frature is going to be fairly painful and associated with a good injury. A strain is going to be more muscular. If you had a fall the easiest means of differentiating the two is an xray. ...Read more
Unless it is : Significantly angulated or deformed you may not be able to. Diagnosis is usually made with x-ray and medical evaluation. ...Read more
Hi I have a broken foot and I have a full numb leg. Clothes hurt on it and struggle to walk on it. is it likely to be a tumour?
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
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