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What Could I Do To Help My Hand Fracture Heal
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Follow Advice: Follow the advice the doctor gave you who treated it. ...Read more
I think i fractured my forearm but i can't tell. Also hurts to move my fingers. Help please. Is it fractured?
See hand specialist: Dislocation of a finger joint is a common injury. Treatment often involves range of motion exercises and controlling the swelling of the joint.When treated promptly, patients can restore excellent function of the involved finger. However, a "dislocated" finger can often be associated with a fracture or other complex injury. It is best to see a hand specialist to determine the proper treatment. ...Read more
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
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
To be certain, x-ray: Pain, swelling, lack of motion, and/ or tenderness to touch following an injury could indicate fracture, but deformity is a sure sign if the area is away from a joint. If near a joint deformity could mean fracture or dislocaiton. The best way to know for sure is to have an x-ray. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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