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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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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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Is it possible to sprain your knuckle?

Is it possible to sprain your knuckle?

Sprain: A sprain is considered a stretch or tear of the soft tissues often surrounding a joint. Therefore, yes, you can sprain your knuckle. ...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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What would be recommended to take care of a badly sprained pinky and ring finger knuckle?

What would be recommended to take care of a badly sprained pinky and ring finger knuckle?

Occupational Therapy: You should see an occupational therapist for an evaluation and exercise/therapy plan. They can help evaluate your injury and created a treatment plan to return you to your daily activities. ...Read more

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What would cause m y "knuckle" on my big toe to hurt and swell like it was broken or sprained when I had no previous trauma?

What would cause m y "knuckle" on my big toe to hurt and swell like it was broken or sprained when I had no previous trauma?

Gout/Hallux Rigidis: Gouty arthropathy can cause significant pain in the absence of any trauma and occurs commonly in the 'great toe'. Arthrosis from prior injury or an inflammatory arthritic condition could also be responsible. NSAIDs are helpful and an orthotic with a morton extension carbon footplate can provide relief. ...Read more

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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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