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What could you do to help a broken thumb?

What could you do to help a broken thumb?

Thumb spica: First off, you need to be seen. Your provider will ensure there are no complicating factors, such as dislocation or joint involvement that may need to be treated more carefully. An uncomplicated thumb fracture is treated by applying thumb spica cast that helps the fracture heal properly. Again, it is paramount for you to have your doctor advise you on your treatment plan. ...Read more

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What could you do to help a swollen and broken hand?

What could you do to help a swollen and broken hand?

Splints, occ surgery: The location and character of the fracture makes a big difference on how hand fractures are treated. Treatment ranges from protected rom, to splints or casts, or even surgery. ...Read more

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What could you do with a broken wrist?

What could you do with a broken wrist?

Cast vs. surgery: Treatment will largerly depend on the location of the fracture and its complexity. Certain wrist bones must be surgically united, whereas other may be easily casted. Your orthopedic specialist should be able to explain what the best next step is. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve a hand fracture?

What can I do to relieve a hand fracture?

Hand fracture: Initial management includes continuous elevation above heart level of the injured hand, as well as continuous ice. Immobilization with a splint is helpful. Correct treatment requires correct diagnosis, so have an x-ray and see a hand specialist. ...Read more

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What will a doctor do to help a broken finger heal?

What will a doctor do to help a broken finger heal?

Depends: Non-displaced fractures can be immobilized with a splint or cast. Displaced fractures may need to be reduced or surgically fixed. Sometimes we use plates and screws, other times pins are used. Fractures involving the joint usually require fixation. ...Read more

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How do you know if you broke a toe? What can help the pain?

How do you know if you broke a toe? What can help the pain?

Broken toe?: The most direct way to know if you have a broken toe would be to get an X-Ray of that toe. And a broken toe does hurt a lot, and NSAIDS potentially slow down the healing of bone, so it would be wise to get to an urgent care center for an X-Ray. ...Read more

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What can you do to make a bruise on your thumb?

What can you do to make a bruise on your thumb?

Bruise: For the first 24 hours, i would ice the effected area to minimize the spread of the bruise. After 48 hours, heat may be applied to allow the blood to disperse about the body. The amount of time it takes to heal is highly variable from person to person. ...Read more

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What can you do to tell if my foot is sprained or fractured?

What can you do to tell if my foot is sprained or fractured?

Go to the podiatrist: You need to have your foot examined and xrays would be able to tell if you have fractured anything. ...Read more

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What could you do for a broken foot?

What could you do for a broken foot?

Broken Foot: Depending on many factors including the type and location of the fracture, the nature of the injury and patient factors, fractures the of foot can be treated with: casts, cam walkers/fracture boots, surgical shoes, and surgery. ...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 determine if I have a broken wrist?

What can I do to determine if I have a broken wrist?

Exam and xrays: Typically, there is a history of a fall or other trauma to the wrist. This can result in pain over the injured bone and a fracture. A good clinical exam by a skilled specialist (orthopaedic surgeon) is helpful but xrays are required to make a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can you do if you broke or sprained your foot but absolutely can't see a dr?

What can you do if you broke or sprained your foot but absolutely can't see a dr?

It is important: to get this checked out to ensure it heals properly. Can also use rest, icing, light compression and elevation. NSAID's can help with pain. ...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 to do if i think a ligament is torn in wrist, what do you think and what dr to see?

What to do if i think a ligament is torn in wrist, what do you think and what dr to see?

Wrist: Seek an orthopedist. There is no way to diagnose this without seeing it. There is a time limit to successfully treating a torn ligament, so make sure to be seen soon. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what to do about a broken tooth?

Could you tell me what to do about a broken tooth?

Call a dentist: A dentist is trained to evaluate the broken tooth and determine if it is restorable or if it needs to be extracted. ...Read more

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What do you do for a broken finger?

What do you do for a broken finger?

See hand surgeon: Many finger fractures are successfully treated with splints or casts. Some are more complicated and best treated with surgery. It is best to see a hand surgeon early to ensure correct diagnosis and optimal treatment plan. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have a shoulder injury, anything i can do to help it heal faster?

What do you suggest if I have a shoulder injury, anything i can do to help it heal faster?

What injury?: it depends on what you have injured in your shoulder if you have a rotator cuff tear you may need further evaluation if you have simply strained a joint (ex. Ac joint) you may need rest and gentle range of motion ...Read more