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Dr. Pen Hou Dr. Hou
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What could I do to help my elbow fracture heal?

Dr. Pen Hou Dr. Hou
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What could I do to help my elbow fracture heal?

Elbow fracture: In general, initially you need to be inmoblized with cast for 2-3 weeks. Then use brace for a couple of weeks. Then go through physical therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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What could I do to help my hand fracture heal?

What could I do to help my hand fracture heal?

Help heal fracture: Protect your hand from further trauma. Live a healthy life style and eat a healthy diet. Excercise moderately with using the injured hand. Do not smoke. Take a multi-vitamin and mineral daily (can ones made from food). ...Read more

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What could I do to help my broken leg heal faster?

What could I do to help my broken leg heal faster?

Let it rest: Let it rest - get a cast or a boot if recommended. There is nothing else that you need to do immediately. You may need to go to pt once the immobilizaiton is off or you may help the part of the affected limb by doing some exercises to help preserve its functionality, but this will not necessarily affect the healing process of the fracture. ...Read more

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What can I do to help my trimalleolar fracture?

What can I do to help my trimalleolar fracture?

Have surgery : Trimalleolar fractures are very unstable and will require surgery to repair the fractures. There is high risk for future ankle joint damage and arthritis if untreated. ...Read more

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What can I do help heal my wrist pain?

What can I do help heal my wrist pain?

It depends: Wrist pain can be caused by many things. Doctors are trained to make a diagnosis and treat. The treatment for pain of arthritis (anti-inflammatants) is different from the treatment for carpal tunnel pain (surgery or splints) which is different from trauma pain (rest/casting or sometimes surgery or physical therapy) which is different for nerve pain, etc. See your doctor for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could I do to speed my dislocated bone injury?

What could I do to speed my dislocated bone injury?

Therapy: Follow your doctors program of care, use the modalities prescribed such as heat or ice, stretching and motion exercises and wearing splints, casts and immobilizers as prescribed and follow up with physical theray and other therapy as prescribed for you. Keep your follow up appointments and be sure to tell your doctor and therapist of any problems or concerns you have and any new or worsening sym. ...Read more

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What could I do to heal a fractured/broken toe?

What could I do to heal a fractured/broken toe?

Splint: The most common treatment for a fractured toe is splint to prevent movement - usually we 'buddy tape' the toe to the one next to it as a splint. This works since the joints do not line up from toe to toe and so the injured one won't bend. This assumes the toe is relatively well aligned - swelling should be treated with cold packs/ice packs. ...Read more

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What can I do to heal my Achilles tendonitis?

Other suggestions: I have been dealing with this condition myself for over five years, which was refractory to stretches, heel lifts, anti-inflammatories, and eccentric strengthening. Newer treatments including ultrasounded guided tenotomy & prp really helped me. People are also now using stem cell treatments. ...Read more

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What can I do to heal my heel spurs?

What can I do to heal my heel spurs?

Healing?: Heel pain can result from a number of different reasons. The presence of heel spurs does not cause hell pain. Furthermore heel spurs will not "heal". Get a diagnosis as to why you have heel pain. I would seek the attention of an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon. One in your area can be found at www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more

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What can I do to help a wrist injury heal?

What can I do to help a wrist injury heal?

Rest: You did not say what type of wrist injury but with any strain or fracture, rest and immobility helps it heal. You should have a cast or wrap to keep your wrist stable and avoid using that hand to lift anything heavy at all. ...Read more

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What can I do to help dislocated ribs heal?

What can I do to help dislocated ribs heal?

Time: Becareful of the term dislocates ribs. The small rib joints (where they attach) can get sprained but rarely completely dislocate. Either way, they will take their time to heal. Occasionally therapy may be helpful for any soft tissue massages. ...Read more

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What should I do to cure my forearm tendonitis?

Dr. Howard Luks Dr. Luks
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What should I do to cure my forearm tendonitis?

Depends...: Rest, ice, activity modification, massage, wrist braces, over the counter medications (judiciously) can all help. Occasionally physical therapy can help too. On rare occasions, injections will be of benefit, but there are downsides to steroid injections. ...Read more

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I think i fractured my forearm but i can't tell. Also hurts to move my fingers. Help please. Is it fractured?

I think i fractured my forearm but i can't tell. Also hurts to move my fingers. Help please. Is it fractured?

Worth an Xray: "a picture is worth a thousand words" forearm pain with finger motion could be a fracture of the forearm, but also could indicate a muscle injury regardless, for your proper treatment and peace of mind, it is worth the xray. ...Read more

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What to do if i sprained my ankle a week ago, how do I help mend it, and strengthen it up?

What to do if i sprained my ankle a week ago, how do I help mend it, and strengthen it up?

RICE therapy is best: Rest, ice, compression and elevation are always recommended for the acute treatment of an ankle sprain. Physical therapy may be prescribed for the moderate to severe sprain. ...Read more

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I need to know if my wrist and elbow are fractured or sprained. How can I tell?

I need to know if my wrist and elbow are fractured or sprained. How can I tell?

X-ray to be sure: Unless there is an obvious deformity you may not be able to tell the difference with the naked eye. While a sprain is an injury to the ligaments of the wrist, and a fracture is damage to the bone, strains of muscles and tendons are also possible. In any case, common symptoms may be pain, limited strength/ motion, swelling, and/ or bruising. Have an x-ray to be sure! ...Read more

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What should I do to help my sprained back heal?

What should I do to help my sprained back heal?

Lots of things: Dont sit or stand in one place for long periods of time. It is good to take frequent short walks. Be careful lifting, bending, pushing and pulling things. If you have to lift keep your back straight and lift with bent knees. Sleep with your knees bent and a roll between your knees and underneath them. Ice back after use and apply moist heat imbetween . Otc meds can help. See dr if not improving. ...Read more

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What can I do to help heal a broken rib from karate?

What can I do to help heal a broken rib from karate?

Rest: Rib injuries are pretty common in karate and MMA. Initially you may want to ice the sore ribs for 20 min at a time the first 3 days - most important time is right after the injury to limit swelling and bleeding. After that, it just takes time. We no longer recommend wrapping the chest with compression wraps because it will prevent you from taking full breaths and increase your risk of pneumonia ...Read more

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What should I do to heal my broken toes?

What should I do to heal my broken toes?

Splint: I would suggest you have x-rays to evaluate the degree of injury. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more