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2 metacarpal, sprained 3 1/2 weeks ago, worse, bruised, feels like pins and needles hard to grasp things, bad pain up arm tingling sometimes, and achy?
-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
Few days: I believe ace bandage could be worn for few days.. ...Read more
What treatments can you do for a sprained metacarpal finger up to your wrist? Besides rice because that hasn't helped........
Ive had my hand xray'd and they said nothing is broken but i have sprain my metacarpals... the pain is getting worse what should i do about it?
Hand injury: Many times blunt force injury to our hands traumatizes the tendons and ligaments. So the fact that an X-ray is negative for a fracture doesn't mean the hand is okay. Use RICE, take NSAIDs , avoid activities with the hand which increase pain or swelling , consider a simple wrist support, ask to be seen by a hand specialist if your not slowly improving ...Read more
I sprained my metacarpal finger about 3 weeks ago and it's still hurts and is bruised, now other metacarpals on the same hand hurt and r bruised.
I sprained my 2 metacarpal finger 6 days ago and the doc told me to take the ACE off every 6-8 hour, now it feels worse and like knives digging in.?
I sprained my 2 metacarpal finger 2 weeks ago and the pain is the same and is still swollen and bruised a bit still also feels swollen to make a fist?
Several weeks (6-8) : Assuming you got an x-ray and a physician evaluation, it can take several weeks for this to resolve depending on the severity. ...Read more
I think I have a fracture on my 2 metacarpal finger. I have all the symptoms, but 3 weeks ago i was treated for a sprain. Plus it's not any better. What should I do?
?: So sorry you are still having pain. If an x-ray was not done at your initial doctor's office visit this would be a great place to start. Even if it was initial x-rays can sometimes miss non-displaced fractures. Regardless of whether it is a fracture or not if you are still hurting good time to return to your physician or a sports medicine specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do u need surgery if one of your metacarpals doesn't heal from a hairline fracture or sprain after 1 1/2 months if it still is not getting better?
I sprained my 2 metacarpal finger 4 days go and now it feels weak when i make a fist. Would this b a hairline fracture that didn't show up n the x-ray?
I have a sharp burning pain on my 2 metacarpal finger. 3 weeks ago doc said sprained but no better, so bad i can't make a fist cuz it hurts an swollen?
Have it evaluated.: Some causes of pain and swelling 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) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
R.I.C.E. and time: A sprain will heal given time. To alleviate symptoms in the acute period, r.I.C.E. Rest, ice, compression, elevation. Oral anti-inflammatories may help with swelling/pain. Once the swelling has decreased, begin working on range of motion. Gently progress to strengthening and gradually return to activities as tolerated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The pinky blues: How to get rid of the "blues": ice 20 minutes on/20 minutes off during 1st week. After 1 week, heat or ice, whatever feels better. Arnica. Nsaids like Ibuprofen with food if your stomach's okay. Gentle stretching. If gets worse or not better in 2 weeks, see your doc. Hope your pinky's happy soon! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ice, elevate: Walking on a sprained ankle probably won't cause any significant problems, unless the ankle is severely sprained and grossly unstable. You may have some increased swelling, for which ice and elevation will probably help. I assume you have an ankle brace for your sprain - consider wearing it at night if the sleepwalking is a recurrent problem. ...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