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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-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


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What treatments can you do for a sprained metacarpal finger up to your wrist? Besides rice because that hasn't helped........

What treatments can you do for a sprained metacarpal finger up to your wrist?  Besides rice because that hasn't helped........

Need to see Ortho: If common treatments have not helped, i would recommend seeing an orthpoedist so they can take proper x-rays to make sure there is no fracture. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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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?

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?

Surgery not likely: Pain due to trauma may be due to fracture, sprains, arthritis, muscle, nerve or tendon injuries. Have it valuated so that you may get her the appropriate care. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

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