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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Overview)

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 are the primary symptoms.


Dr. Peter Ihle
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What is the definition or description of: ligament sprain?

Dr. Peter Ihle
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What is the definition or description of: ligament sprain?

They R graded: A sprain is an injury 2 a ligament. They give ar joints stability. Grade i is minor, has pain, minimal swelling, & respond 2 rest, ice & elevation. Grd ii r=more pain, swelling respond slower 2 rest, ice, elevate, usually brace. 4-6 wk recovery. Lig has been stretched & may have torn fibers. Grd iii=complete tear some do surg brace/cast 6-8 wks recov. Ii&iii= more rehab.Iii=>rpain, swelng, discolor. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Overview)

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 are the primary symptoms.


Dr. Ronald Oberman
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How does someone sprain their ankle?

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Sudden twist or: Stretching ligament from excessive or forcful range of motion. ...Read more

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Treating a Sprained Ankle (Checklist)

Rest immediately after the injury
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Use ice to decrease swelling and pain
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Use compression such as a soft brace or bandage
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Keep injury elevated
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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Board Certified, Pain Management
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One week post ankle sprain. Swelling pain and bruises still there. New symptom is burning sensation. Is this normal? What causes this?

Dr. Bahman Omrani
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One week post ankle sprain. Swelling pain and bruises still there. New symptom is burning sensation. Is this normal? What causes this?

Likely normal : It can take a few weeks before the swelling and bruising completely subside. The burning sensation is likley sign of local nerves being under pressure from the excess blood and swelling in and around the ankle joint. This should also subside as the other symptoms due. If the burning sensation, swelling, bruising are worsening would suggest seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Hacker
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What are the typical symptoms of a sprained neck?

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What are the typical symptoms of a sprained neck?

Pain: Symptoms of a neck sprain can include pain, limited or painful movements, muscle spasm, and stiffness. Pain which radiates down an arm to your fingers might be something more like a pinched nerve. Sprains usually improve with time, anti inflammatory medications and therapy. Whenever concerned, please be evaluated by your favorite orthopedic surgeon! ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Determine cause, if possible
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Try R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, elevation)
Daily
Ease back into activity. Don't overdo it!
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Consider physical therapy or range-of-motion massage
Once
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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What are some signs of a sprained ankle?

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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What are some signs of a sprained ankle?

Several: Pain, swelling, discoloration, difficulty in walking or standing. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Board Certified, Hand Surgery
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I caught a heavy binder & it bent my wrist backwards. The cyst arose from that trauma. Diagnosis was sprained wrist & tendonitis but it's been 10 mos.?

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I caught a heavy binder & it bent my wrist backwards. The cyst arose from that trauma. Diagnosis was sprained wrist & tendonitis but it's been 10 mos.?

X-rays can help rule: Out a more severe injury or a ligament injry that needs attention. If a cyst formed it may not just go away by itself as well. If xray is negative and a ligament injury or fracture is still suspected then at times more advanced imaging is used such as mri. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Hellman
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Symptoms of a grade two thumb sprain? How does a doctor diagnose it?

Dr. Edward Hellman
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Symptoms of a grade two thumb sprain? How does a doctor diagnose it?

Exam: It is primarily a clinical diagnosis, that is to say it is based primarily upon an examination. X-rays are often obtained to rule out a bone injury. An X-ray taken with a stress view can be used in some cases to rule out a grade III injury. ...Read more

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Dr. Francine Yep
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How can I treat a sprained pinky?

Dr. Francine Yep
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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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