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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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Hand Fracture (Definition)

A fracture (break) of one of the bones in the hand. Most commonly a ...Read more


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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 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 to do if i need help with a cracked or fractured ring finger how do I diagnose it and treat it myself?

Don't treat yourself: The ring finger is very important with respect to grip strength of your hand. Orthopaedic surgeons spend years training in order to diagnose and treat these injuries properly. Do yourself a favor and see an orthopaedic surgeon or go to an er or urgent care center to have an xray and receive proper treatment. ...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 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 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 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 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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Help, what to do with a fractured wrist?

Help, what to do with a fractured wrist?

See md: If u have fractured your wrist see your pcp for a referral to an orthopedic surgeon.@ age 45 distal radius fractures that extend into the joint or are displaced(out of place) generally require orif(surgery w/plate and screws).Best of luck! ...Read more

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What can you do to stop itching in the hand if you have a fracture?

What can you do to stop itching in the hand if you have a fracture?

Hair dryer: If you're in a cast or splint using a hair dryer on a cool setting to blow cool air in the cast can help. Sometimes an antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) might help but it can make you drowsy. ...Read more

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What to do if I have scleroderma, and would like to know how to rid the swelling in my hands and feet?

What to do if I have scleroderma, and would like to know how to rid the swelling in my hands and feet?

Talk to your dr: Talk to your doctor to see what medication you are a candidate for. Sometimes parrafin wax kits help with the stiffness and pain in the hands. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my fingers broken and i need to see a doctor?

You really don't : Know in the absence of marked angulation or deformity. If you have a significant injury - a physician will evaluate and x-ray would normally be used. ...Read more

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Can a shoulder tendonitis and inflammation get severe? Of so, what can happen? Should i keep skiing? What to do to make it get better?

Can a shoulder tendonitis  and inflammation get severe? Of so, what can happen? Should i keep skiing? What to do to make it get better?

Unusual : Shoulder 'tendinitis' @ age17 is very unusual unless you are involved in overhead sports( softball , tennis etc.)i would suggest talking w/ your parents about seeing an orthopedic surgeon who can examine you and give you a definitive diagnosis. Instability of the shoulder ' masquerading' as tendinitis( or resulting in secondary rot cuff tendinitis) is much more common.! best of luck! ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve a stiff and numb finger?

What can I do to relieve a stiff and numb finger?

Depends on the cause: Of the stiffness and numbness. More information would be helpful. ...Read more