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How to know if I have done something to my knuckle e.G sprained or broke it etc?

How to know if I have done something to my knuckle e.G sprained or broke it etc?

Eval: Medical history, X-ray and physical exam normally can rule in or rule out a fracture & provide an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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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

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Exercises for a sprained knuckle?

Exercises for a sprained knuckle?

Sprain: As long as the diagnosis is certain then best course of action involves simple range of motion exercises. This will not only help improve flexibility but also improve swelling. ...Read more

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Treating a Sprained Ankle (Checklist)

Rest at beginning of 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
Once
Keep injury elevated
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How do I know if I have a sprained , broken, or nothing knuckle?

How do I know if I have a sprained , broken, or nothing knuckle?

As with any: condition, detailed history, physical exam, and sometimes tests such as x-rays, but a qualified medical provider. ...Read more

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My husband was in a auto accident in February 2013 and his knuckle as of now it still hurts. He's told that it's just a mild sprain. How is this pos?

My husband was in a auto accident in February 2013 and his knuckle as of now it still hurts.  He's told that it's just a mild sprain.  How is this pos?

Not likely: If he had an injury and is still having pain in it, even though the injury was in 2013, it almost certainly is something more than a simple sprain. Consider a second opinion from a specialist. ...Read more

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Treating a Sprained Ankle (Checklist)

Rest
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Ice your ankle
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Use compression
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Elevate your ankle
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Could getting a sprained finger be caused by cracking your knuckles?

No: Unless you use incredible force knuckle cracking has not been shown to lead to any problems including arthritis. ...Read more

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Treating a Sprained Ankle (Checklist)

Ice
20 Min, Hourly for 1 day
Elevate
20 Min, Hourly for 1 day
Provide compression with a brace/wrap
12 Hrs, Daily for 1 week
See a specialist to differentiate sprain versus tear of the ligament
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