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What can I do about my broken thumb?

What can I do about my broken thumb?

See your doctor: Brcause of the importance of the thumb in the use of the hand, thumb fractures should be evaluated by your doctor to give you the best chance of a full recovery. ...Read more

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How do I know whether i sprained my thumb or broke my thumb?

How do I know whether i sprained my thumb or broke my thumb?

XRAY: Sprain is a tear in the ligament and has 3 grades. Broken bone as the name implies affects the bone. See you doctor and get an xray. ...Read more

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What to do if i fractured my index finger..?

What to do if i fractured my index finger..?

See a specialist.: See an orthopedic hand specialist, who can determine if the fracture can be treated non-surgically vs surgically. ...Read more

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How do I know that i fractured my wrist?

How do I know that i fractured my wrist?

Usually x-rays: Schedule appt. With orthopedic surgeon. Exam and x-rays usually confirm fracture diagnoses, with only rare exceptions. Rarley, ct/mri will be needed. In some cases, sprains and fractures can be hard to distinguish without x-rays. ...Read more

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What should I do about my bruised nail?

Bruised nail: Don't do anything to it except wait for it to grow out on it's own. ...Read more

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What can I do about if i think my toe is fractured?

What can I do about if i think my toe is fractured?

X-ray: Pain, swelling, and bruising are signs of a possible fractured toe. Treatment for a toe fracture includes: toe strapping and rigid surgical shoe. On occasion if displaced, it may require surgical reduction. ...Read more

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How do I know if my finger broken or just sprained?

How do I know if my finger broken or just sprained?

X-ray: An x-ray combined with a medical history and physical examination will differentiate a sprain from a fracture. ...Read more

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I punched a wall and im not sure if my middle finger or knuckle is broken, how do i know? and how do i tell my parents about it

I punched a wall and im not sure if my middle finger or knuckle is broken, how do i know? and how do i tell my parents about it

Hand bruise: as you think about things--make sure ice is applied as much as possible over the first 48 hours. if pain and swelling persists--you will need an xray. if the middle finger appears straight and not deviated--treatment would be buddy taping to the closest finger. Tell your parents early on rather than late. You will feel glad you confessed your mistake ...Read more

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How could I tell if I have broken my thumb?

How could I tell if I have broken my thumb?

X-Ray is best way.: Taking a simple x-ray is the quickest way to determine if there is a fracture. A walk in clinic equipped with an x-ray machine should be less expensive than a hospital er is you do not have insurance. If you have a physician, an exam could steer you to the right place, perhaps to an x-ray facility with a script in hand for the x-ray. Missed fractures may lead to complications like displacement. ...Read more

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What to do if i broke/fractured my wrist?

What to do if i broke/fractured my wrist?

An exam followed by : An appropriately selected xray is a good start. The wrist is comlex and fractures arent necessarily treated all the same as the injury can be mild or complex even with a negative x-ray. A fracture can differ in its appearance just by varying the view of the x-ray so while a standard trauma series of xrays helps rule out an obvious fracture there are many injuries that need special views /care. ...Read more

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How can you tell if i broke my thumb?

How can you tell if i broke my thumb?

Xrays are best: Sometimes it is hard to tell, the best way is to see your physician and obtain an xray. ...Read more

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What can I do about my hammertoes?

What can I do about my hammertoes?

Surgery/ palliative: The surgical correction of Hammertoes is reserve for people that have tried different conservative treatment and they have failed. This surgery and recuperation is very easy when done with the right technique. Swelling is the most common complain after surgery, and is easily treated with compression and/or a steroid injection. This surgery is not as bad as people think. ...Read more

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What to do if i jammed or fractured my finger?

What to do if i jammed or fractured my finger?

Ice : Ice is a great start. A second thing is splinting. If you are swollen even if you do not have a fracture a bruise to the joint will casue swelling in the joint. When that happen the joint tends to stay bent at about 45 degrees because the joint capsule's maximum volume is at about that degree of bending. The swollen tissue and fluid "pushes" the joint into that position if you dont splint and swellling is severe it could lead to a contracture. If you have minimal swelling and can fully extend your finger and its just a little stiff at the very end of flexion then you need not worry about losong extension but have to focus on bendong all of this is for a true jammed finger, which I am defining as a brusied or contused finger or a joint that gets "jammed" and bruised. This is not the same for a partial or complete ligament injury, a volar plate injury, a small avulsion fracture, a more severe fracture, an intrarticular fracture etc. The principles are the same but the treatment and folow up are different the problem is that many times xrays are not taken or if they are one is told that there is just a "sprain" and the range of these injuries from simple bruise to severe ligament injury, to tendon rupture to intrasrticular fracture is extensive. So heed my general advice for any jammed finger but if it takes more than a few days to feel better, get evaluated. ...Read more

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Don't know what I should do about my broken finger?

Don't know what I should do about my broken finger?

Seek care: You need x rays to determine the extent and type of fracture so the treating hand surgeon can determine the best approach for you. If fractured will require some degree of support and immobilization. ...Read more

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In what way can I tell if my ankle i broken?

In what way can I tell if my ankle i broken?

Unless there is : A very significant deformity - you probably won't be able to. Medical evaluation combined with x-ray should provide that information. ...Read more

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How to tell if i broke i tip of my elbow?

How to tell if i broke i tip of my elbow?

Elbow tip: Is the pain still there, or improving? If it is getting better, you probably did not break it. I do recommend going in to get x-rays. That is the only way to know for sure. ...Read more

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What can I do about swollen knuckles from punching?

What can I do about swollen knuckles from punching?

Punching what: If you punched something hard did you break anything? Might need an examination and possible x-ray. If a soft puching bag take some tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen, the swelling and inflammation should be gone by morning. ...Read more

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What can I do about my swollen foot?

What can I do about my swollen foot?

Depends : On why they are swollen. You can elevate them, but the key is finding out why they are swollen. Is this all of a sudden? Any varicose veins? On any medication? More info is needed, i think it would be prudent however, to let your internist know of this finding. ...Read more

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What can I do about a broken jaw?

What can I do about a broken jaw?

First step: The first step is to see the appropriate specialist to diagnose the fracture, whether at the er, your primary care md, dentist, oral surgeon, ENT or plastic surgeon. Once the diagnosis has been confirmed with the appropriate studies, the various treatment options can be discussed with you. You have to know what you are treating before you can treat it. ...Read more

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