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What does it mean for a wrist to be locked after playing piano?

What does it mean for a wrist to be locked after playing piano?

Stiff upper wrist?: A 'locked' joint is one that is overused and needs to rest; which playing the piano can certain lear to. Try heat; and stretching before and after your next serenade. ...Read more

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I have an elbow ache and suspect a tennis elbow as it is consecutive to intensive sport activities. How can I verify this and cure it. ?

I have an elbow ache and suspect a tennis elbow as it is consecutive to intensive sport activities. How can I verify this and cure it. 
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Get an exam: The best way to verify and get the most accurate diagnosis is to get the area examined by a trained health care provider. Once diagnosed, the treatment specific for said diagnosis will follow. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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After a shoulder injury, what can I do to support it while playing sports?

After  a shoulder injury, what can I do to support it while playing sports?

Usually not: Usually external supports do not work well and the ones that do are very bulky and combersone to wear.The best way to prevent reinjury is a good program of rehabilitation..Olso depend upon what kind of sport you are refereeing to.. ...Read more

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Tfcc injured. After 2 months with a splint i can do pushups without pain. Is this a good thing? Still hurts when i rotate my hand to the limit.

Tfcc injured. After 2 months with a splint i can do pushups without pain. Is this a good thing? Still hurts when i rotate my hand to the limit.

Wrist injuries: The splint immobilized your wrist and allowed scar tissue to help heal it. Your wrist seems to be healing, based on your ability to do pushups. See your physician or physical therapy for further evaluation of the hand rotation. If the wrist is unstable but you don't want surgery, then the surgeon may put a cast on your wrist and forearm. http://www.orthobullets.com/hand/6047/tfcc-injury ...Read more

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Knee lock/catch. Should I apply ice when locked or try to unlock it myself? Surgeon thinks it is something structural. What things could be wrong?

Knee lock/catch. Should I apply ice when locked or try to unlock it myself? Surgeon thinks it is something structural. What things could be wrong?

Internal Damage: Given your age, the locking sensation suggests an internal issue. The fact the knee locks and unlocks points to a torn meniscus. The torn flap flips on itself, causing the knee to lock. When the flap releases, the knee unlocks. Another concern is cartilage damage, either to the patella (knee cap) or the femur (patellofemoral syndrome or chondromalacia). An MRI scan can help clarify the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have elbow tendonitis and have iced it for a week, when would it be safe to play sports again?

I have elbow tendonitis and have iced it for a week, when would it be safe to play sports again?

Pain subsides: If the pain is improved than you can start back ramping back into your sport. If the pain returns again you may need to look at technique or equipment that could be contributing to the problem. ...Read more

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The basketball hit my thumb and it a short time. Think it might be jammed. What should I do?

The basketball hit my thumb and it a short time. Think it might be jammed. What should I do?

Have it evaluated: Cause of pain may include sprain, bursitis, fracture, contusion, neuritis, but of course there are a multitude of other possibilities. See a professional to determine the cause of the problem, as treatment varies depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is there anything I should do to alleviate wrist strain from tennis or just wait it out? Also how can I best prevent this when playing tennis?

Is there anything I should do to alleviate wrist strain from tennis or just wait it out? Also how can I best prevent this when playing tennis?

Acute or chronic?: Is this a wrist strain due to injury versus wrist strain that is more chronic & related to repetitive motion? It's hard to fully recover without some rest. Look at your technique with your strokes. Can you make a change to alleviate stress on the wrist? Ice & anti-inflammatories can reduce symptoms, but don't always cure you. If I can help, then join my care team at healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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Would i still be able to do pushups with a broken elbow after it heals?

Would i still be able to do pushups with a broken elbow after it heals?

Yes: If the elbow heals correctly, completely and you retain your full range of motion, you should be able to return to push ups. ...Read more

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After 5 months of a tfcc injury i can't do a full hand pronation. I have almost no pain. What has happened? Is it going to be like this all the time?

After 5 months of a tfcc injury i can't do a full hand pronation. I have almost no pain. What has happened? Is it going to be like this all the time?

Pronation or turning: the hand down is important fortunately can be made uo by slightly raising ones elbow. Often we forget to concentrate on isolated pronation when stiff. prolonged stiffness is hard to overcome and needs hand therapy and patience even with restored anatomy. Besides therapy a very active daily regimen helps, not just at therapy/ at home too. "hammer rotation" often helps but need approval by OT/PT/HT ...Read more

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I am recovering from an open fracture in my elbow. Is it normal for my fingers to be numb? How long will it take to recover?

I am recovering from an open fracture in my elbow. Is it normal for my fingers to be numb? How long will it take to recover?

Elbow fracture: Numbness implies injury or irritation to the median, ulnar, or radial nerves or their branches. An open fracture usually implies more soft tissue injury and damage than a closed fracture. It may take 3 months or longer. It depends whether the nerve, the nerve sheath, or continuity of the nerve is involved. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a jammed finger to heal ? My finger cracked as it was being jammed. Does the cracking sound mean that my finger is broken?

How long will it take for a jammed finger to heal ? My finger cracked as it was being jammed. Does the cracking sound mean that my finger is broken?

Not necessarily -: -but if it is really swollen & is very painful or is not pointing in the direction Ur others do, or seams crooked, best 2 B Cn by an orthopedic surgeon. If it's broken or slightly dislocated, this can have life long consequences. Better safe than being told later "U should have come in right away ". ...Read more

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Jammed thumb playing flag football tag and with pressure it hurts a little but i don't think it is broken or that i need a brace?

Jammed thumb playing flag football tag and with pressure it hurts a little but i don't think it is broken or that i need a brace?

Thumb Injury: Can't really tell if it's broken or not without examine and xray. If you continue to have pain and difficulty moving the finger then go see an orthopedist. Jamming usually means a bone contusion or ligament injury, but get it checked out if it doesn't improve. ...Read more

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Is it okay to still play volleyball with a broken wrist?

No: Definitely not if your wrist is broken. It takes 8 to 12 weeks for bone to heal in an adult. ...Read more