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I sprained my arm a little over a week ago. How long until I can start my boxing/kickboxing class again?

Common sense: Start your boxing/kickboxing slowly- striking can reinjure your arm and worsen your symptoms. If the ligaments are strained, you could do significant damage by doing too much. Keep your strikes to a minimum until the arm is pain free. If you can air-box without pain, try that activity for a couple of weeks. Your family dr. Can help guide you further. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

Sprains and strains are conditions in which a person has problems with his muscles (strains) and joints (sprains), such as pain, swelling, fractures, restricted movement, or joint instability, due to trauma or excessive exercise. The treatment ...Read more


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I sprained my arm about 10-15 years ago and as a result i cannot do proper manual functions. What should I do?

I sprained my arm about 10-15 years ago and as a result i cannot do proper manual functions. What should I do?

That is odd: I would have your arm evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon and follow the advice. Hard to tell the problem without more localizing information. ...Read more

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Would a sprained arm feel stiff?

Would a sprained arm feel stiff?

Yes: However, a joint is sprained. There are many joints in the arm, shoulder, elbow, wrist, fingers and thumb. Usually only one of two joints are sprained at a time. Those injures joints are swollen and painful to move. Sometimes, when it is injured enough, you cannot use the joint. At times, immobilization is needed for healing. ...Read more

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I was just wondering how can you tell if your wrist or arm is sprained?

Many: Pain, swelling, limited motion, tenderness, discoloration are all aigns and symptoms. See an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a sprained elbow my symptoms are my arm is very painful to bend and unbend at the elbow ?

What are the symptoms of a sprained elbow my symptoms are my arm is very painful to bend and unbend at the elbow  ?

Have it evaluated.: Your symptoms may be due to fracture, sprains, arthritis, muscle, nerve or tendon injuries. Have the area evaluated so that you may get the appropriate care. ...Read more

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I do not know if my arm is sprained or fractured?

I do not know if my arm is sprained or fractured?

Have it checked out: The old saying " if I can move it, it must not be broken" is not true. Fractures usually hurt more than sprains, but everyone's pain tolerance is different. If the pain is significant and it hurts to move the area or touch the region, then it should be checked by a physician, either an urgent care center or an ER doc. ...Read more

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I don't konw if my arm is fractured or sprained. How can I tell?

Need an X-ray: After an clinical evaluation, and xray would be the only way to determine the presence of a fracture. ...Read more

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How long should I wait before playing volleyball after spraining an arm?

How long should I wait before playing volleyball after spraining an arm?

3 weeks: This is a vague question but in general a sprain is a minor stretch of the ligaments of a joint such as the shoulder, elbow, or wrist. It will feel near normal in 3 weeks. More serious injuries will not feel better and you should seek an orthopedic evaluation. ...Read more

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How to know if my arm is sprained or fractured?

How to know if my arm is sprained or fractured?

Fractures: have significant pain, deformity and loss of function. Strains are sore, you can have bruising and the arm can be stiff. If it is a fx the arm can be stabilized by a splint or Cast initially. An X-ray can confirm if there is a fracture and permanent treatment can be either casting, splinting or surgery depending on the fracture. Sprains are treated with rest, ICE and Nsaids. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

Sprain is also known as Sprains and strains. A sprain is an injury that results from excessive stretching of a ligament, which is a tough band that connects bone to bone and holds joints in place. Rapid swelling and pain ...Read more