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What are some physical therapy exercises I can do for my sprained hand?

What are some physical therapy exercises I can do for my sprained hand?

Hand exercises: Some basic hand exercises include squeezing an old tennis ball or racquet ball; and opening the hand with a rubber band (or similar item) around the tips of the fingers (opposite motion of squeezing.) another way to perform these exercises is to put your hands inside a sandbox, then opening and closing the hands and fingers inside the sand. See your doctor or hand therapist for specific exercises.

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

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


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Is it dangerous to run with a sprained hand?

Is it dangerous to run with a sprained hand?

It should be fine: Unless you are running on your hands running should have no effect. If it causes pain consider a lightweight brace.

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How do I treat my sprained hand/wrist? After 6 weeks it is still gets painful? See a hand specialist?

How do I treat my sprained hand/wrist? After 6 weeks it is still gets painful? See a hand specialist?

Definitely: If you continue to have wrist pain 6 weeks after an injury, you might have a severe sprain (ruptured ligament), which might require treatment. See a hand surgeon.

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What is done for a sprained hand?

What is done for a sprained hand?

Must be patient: Sprains of the hand, especially sprains of the small joints of the fingers, are typically stiff and sore for a number of months-it sometimes takes a year or more for the soreness to go away, and sometimes the swelling can be permanent. It is a good idea to get a sprain evaluated early to make sure nothing else is going on and to completely understand the condition.

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What's the best way to take care of a sprained hand?

What's the best way to take care of a sprained hand?

Sprained hand: Depends upon extent & location of the sprain, but typically initially with ice, rest, elevation, splint.

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What should I do for a sprained or potentially sprained hand?

Variable: Make sure it is a sprain. Then do tendon gliding exercises, paraffin baths, swelling control and eventual strengthening.

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How much time does a hand sprain last?

How much time does a hand sprain last?

Concern for fracture: Following on an outstretched wrist is the most common mechanism for fracture of the scaphoid bone. If initial swelling has resolved but you are still having pain, x-rays are suggested. It is important not to miss this fracture early. Long-term problems can develop with an occult scaphoid fracture.

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How long does it take a hand sprain to heal?

How long does it take a hand sprain to heal?

Depends...: On where it is and how severe the sprain is. The small joints in the fingers are especially slow to heal. They may be stiff, swollen, and sore for up to a year--and the swelling may never completely resolve.

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For how long does a hand sprain take to heal?

For how long does a hand sprain take to heal?

It depends: Depends on the severity of the injury.

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I have a broken or sprained hand and or wrist!?

Medical evaluation: Self- diagnosis is not a good approach. Medical history, xray and physical exam normally can rule in or rule out a fracture ; provide an accurate diagnosis.

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How do I know if I have a sprained hand / wrist?

How do I know if I have a sprained hand / wrist?

Wrist sprain: Usually swelling and pain. Mostly between the bones. Usually from a recent injury.

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On average, how long will a hand sprain take to heal?

On average, how long will a hand sprain take to heal?

It depends: Sprained joints in the fingers take several months to get well. However, you need an x-ray and examination by an experienced healthcare provider to confirm that it is a simple sprain and not a fracture or significant ligament injury. Many injuries can be missed, leading to worse outcomes. I had a sprained joint in my left ring finger from basketball and it took about 6 months to fully resolve.

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I think I have a sprained hand? Could that be from typing

Probably Not: Sprains usually come from some type of injury. Typing can cause overuse injuries such as tendinitis. Try rest, ice and over the counter anti inflammatory medications such as advil or aleve (naproxen). If you symptoms do not improve I would recommend you see a hand surgeon.

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What is a good way to wrap my sprained hand? Does the ACE bandage help?

What is a good way to wrap my sprained hand? Does the ACE bandage help?

No: I am not a big fan of ace wraps on the upper extremity due to improper placement and ultimately ending up looking more like a tourniquet. A real wrist brace is better and if not better soon see your doc.

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How should I treat my sprained hand/wrist after 6 weeks it is still very painful?

How should I treat my sprained hand/wrist after 6 weeks it is still very painful?

You need a doctor: I need more details to answer. You need to be evaluated with xrays, because several things could have happened.

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Can you get a drs note for work if I've got a sprained hand and have already been seen? My joon requirses a lot af typing and it's very painfull

Can you get a drs note for work if I've got a sprained hand and have already been seen? My joon requirses a lot af typing and it's very painfull

Maybe?: Obviously you should call your treating doctors office and let them know what you need. If you are really having that much pain from typing at your age, you need to get things checked out. If you are having this much trouble at 20, you have many years of work ahead of you. You may need to see a therapist for an ergonomic evaluation of your work station.

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