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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........
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
I've 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.
You could have break: In one or more metacarpal check it and take x-ray to be sure. ...Read more
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.?
Go back: Go back to your doctor to be checked. S/he may treat you or refer you to a hand surgeon. Hope you get well soon. ...Read more
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 more
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?
Possible.: You may need a follow up xray in about a week. ...Read more
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 more
Varies: Sprains can be graded based upon the severity of the injury as 1, 2, or 3. Grade 3 sprains may take several weeks to fully recover from. Consider being seen just to make sure it is not something more serious, such as a fracture. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
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
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Stretched ligament: A sprained ligament occurs when the ligament, which mean to connect one bone to another, gets stretched due to excessive force applied to it. There are 3 grades of ligament sprain. Grade 1 involves a stretch of the ligament. Grade 2 involves a partial tear of the ligament. Grade 3 involves a full thickness tear of the ligament. ...Read more
Joint injuries: A finger sprain is an injury involving the supporting structures of a joint. The joint capsule and ligaments, provide stability to the joint. In a sprain, these structures are excessively stretched, buy not disrupted. Sprains resolve with time and can be helped by brief immobilization, protected range of motion, ice, nsaid's and steroids. ...Read more
You can't.: Accidents can't be avoided, only mimimized. Sprains occur when all your weight is on one leg, the foot is in an awkward position, and the ankle is forced beyond its normal range of motion. This happens on uneven terrain so pick your trails carefully. After a sprain, an incompletely rehabilitated ankle is prone to reinjury, so physical therapy and a program of ankle strengthening is wise. ...Read more
Disconcerting: This question is of concern. First, it would be unethical for physicians to give you a recipe to injure your body. Second, if you desire to engage in self-harm please seek mental health help. Take care. ...Read more
Ankle sprain: Ankle sprains come in severities like most injuries. The more severe ankle sprains take up to several months to recover ; swelling may be the last symptom to resolve. Minor sprains may only last a week with no swelling ever occurring. Make sure you have the correct diagnosis and a treatment plan from your doctor. ...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