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Lower Arm Sprain
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
-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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Need an X-ray: After an clinical evaluation, and xray would be the only way to determine the presence of a fracture. ...Read more
Many: Pain, swelling, limited motion, tenderness, discoloration are all aigns and symptoms. See an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of a sprained elbow my symptoms are my arm is very painful to bend and unbend at the elbow?
Elbow sprain: Typically sprains heal over 6-8 weeks, however severe sprains or complete tears sometimes require reconstructive surgery. Initial rest and ice with anti inflammatories help. If your elbow moves but is very painful, or if you cannot move it at all, I would see your orthopedist to rule out a fracture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Carried something heavy 1day ago, arm feels like it's burning, weak, somewhat inflamed. Did I sprain/pull something? Any home remedies?
Possible neuropathy: Neuropathy can happen as a result of trauma, or nerve damage due to the consumption of alcohol or certain medications. Symptoms can range from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the exact cause in order to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A friend ran into my arm and after x-Ray I was told I sprained my elbow. After three weeks I have severe pain when I straighten my arm. Is this normal?
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
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
4 months ago I sprained my shoulder playing tennis. I am in pain especially when rotating my arm, tried ice and anti-inf but didn't work?
Could I have sprained my forearm by having it jammed in a ski lift safety bar? They kept trying to shut it hard without knowing my arm was stuck
Possible.: Hard to tell without any mention of symptoms. ...Read more
Protect- the injured limb
rest- the injured limb
ice- 15-20 minutes to get that deep numb, 2-3 times a day.
Compression- wrap the injured limb to heal swelling.
Elevate-limb to relieve swelling.
Mobility- once the limb is not painful, get it moving around. ...Read more
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