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How can I treat a sprained pinky?

How can I treat a sprained pinky?

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

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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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My anke feels sprained for two weeks now. What could it be?

My anke feels sprained for two weeks now. What could it be?

Sprained Ankle: It could be a sprained ankle. It can easily take several months to recover even w/ pt from a sprained ankle. Hopefully yours is not that bad. I would recommend that you try to walk on it normally and avoid sports for now. A protective brace can allow early sports in some cases. Range of motion exercises with help speed up recovery. If this does not relieve your symptoms see your local podiatrist. ...Read more

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How can sprains be treated at home?

How can sprains be treated at home?

Ankle sprain: If you are sure by x-ray evaluation that there is no fracture, if it is recent- rest ice compression (brace or wrap) and elevation. Anti-inflammatory for pain. If very severe you better see a doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do to help my sprained back heal?

What should I do to help my sprained back heal?

Lots of things: Dont sit or stand in one place for long periods of time. It is good to take frequent short walks. Be careful lifting, bending, pushing and pulling things. If you have to lift keep your back straight and lift with bent knees. Sleep with your knees bent and a roll between your knees and underneath them. Ice back after use and apply moist heat imbetween . Otc meds can help. See dr if not improving. ...Read more

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I sprained my back around 4years and pain comes from time to time what can I do to ease the pain.

I sprained my back around 4years and pain comes from time to time what can I do to ease the pain.

Stretch/core: Best means to control long term back pain is to keep the weight off and keep your core strong. Focus on abdominal strengthening and low back stretches/strengthening. Occasional antinflam probably doesn't hurt when things get more flared up. If you have any radiating pain or weakness to your legs you may have a bigger problem than just a sprain and would advise ortho referral. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a jogger has stepped in a pothole and sprained his ankle. What systems have suffered damage?

Can you tell me if a jogger has stepped in a pothole and sprained his ankle. What systems have suffered damage?

Sprained ankle: A sprained ankle is an injury to the ankle ligaments and tendons surrounding the ankle joint. If a sprained ankle lasts more than a week than it is no longer a sprained ankle.... Need to rule out tears of the ligaments and tendons at that point. ...Read more

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Do xrays show ligaments and if they a're stretched loose or damaged or sprained?

Do xrays show ligaments and if they a're stretched loose or damaged or sprained?

Xrays: Xrays usually only show bony issues! however if you are concerned about ligamentous tears, stress xrays can be performed so as to see if there is any instability to a joint. Mris are the gold standard to see ligamentous and tendon tears. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a sprained rotator cuff or a torn one?

How can I tell if I have a sprained rotator cuff or a torn one?

Ultrasound: I have found an ultrasound performed in the office is a very effective diagnostic test to diagnose rotator cuff tear. An MRI is also very good, but has higher cost, and typically requires a scheduled appointment separate from the office visit. ...Read more

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What can you do to tell if you've sprained your ankle?

What can you do to tell if you've sprained your ankle?

Pain and swelling: Pain and swelling will be your first symptoms and this can sometimes result in an inability to walk. See if you can get in with a foot and ankle specialist to have it thoroughly checked for any other issues besides just a sprain. ...Read more

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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