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What should you do the first day you sprain your ankle?

What should you do the first day you sprain your ankle?

RICE: Rest, ice, compress, and elevate. If symptoms show no improvement see a specialist for evaluation of the ligaments of the ankle and of the bones that make up the ankle itself. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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What would you do to decide if you sprained or fractured your wrist?

What would you do to decide if you sprained or fractured your wrist?

Xray: The definitive way to determine if a bone is fractured versus just a sprained joint is to have an xray taken. ...Read more

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What should you do if you sprained your infraspinatus muscle on your back?

What should you do if you sprained your infraspinatus muscle on your back?

The infraspinatus is: Part of the rotator cuff that externally rotates your arm when your throw,bat,comb your hair & more if there was significant trauma your should see a fellowship trained shoulder orthopedic surgeon. A bad "sprain " could be a tear so early eval is better than latter. ...Read more

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What should I do when you sprain your ankle?

What should I do when you sprain your ankle?

R.i.c.e.: Rest it ice it compress it (wear a brace) elevate it (above heart level, ). ...Read more

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How do you tell if you sprained or you broke your ankle?

How do you tell if you sprained or you broke your ankle?

X-rays: Getting an x-ray will let you know if bones are broken. As a general rule if you have ankle swelling, bruising, and pain/difficulty putting weight on your foot, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my wrist. do you think it will be casted once I see the orthopedic specialist?

What do you suggest if my wrist. do you think it will be casted once I see the orthopedic specialist?

Wrist pain: Does not have to be accompanied by swelling discoloration or stiffness. Tendinitis joint problems. Soft tissue cysts can be present and cause pain but not necessarily show up with swelling. Persistent wrist pain doesn't respond to normal palliative means such as rest ice splinting should be evaluated. Hey proper exam and x-rays can go along way . casting is for very definite specific injury ...Read more

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How do you know if you need to see the doctor about your knee injury?

How do you know if you need to see the doctor about your knee injury?

Swelling.: If your knee is swollen, or if you have mechanical locking or catching, or if your knee is causing you to limp. These are good indications for you to see an orthopedic knee special;ist. ...Read more

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What should I do if you dislocate your shoulder at home alone?

What should I do if you dislocate your shoulder at home alone?

Go to a hospital: A true dislocation typically requires sedation and significant manipulation to fix (sometimes with 2 - 3 other people involved), and cannot be done at home alone. ...Read more

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Do you think I should go to the doctor for foot injury?

Do you think I should go to the doctor for foot injury?

See your Doc : Yes, you should see your pcp or ortho or podiatrist regarding the foot injury. They will want to review the nature of the injury, review a physical examination, look at xrays or other diagnostic studies and make reccs. ...Read more

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What should you do if you have a compression fracture in your back?

What should you do if you have a compression fracture in your back?

Brace.: Compression fractures are common in the older, more osteoporotic patients. For younger patients, it can be associated with a significant fall. Usually it can be managed by a brace. But for some patients, with severe pain, cementing of the fractured bone (vertebroplasty) can have immediate pain relief. Ask your physician about the riskts. ...Read more

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What do you do if you tear your calf muscle?

What do you do if you tear your calf muscle?

Get some help: The calf muscle is slow to heal as is any muscle tear. See a orthopaedic doctor or podiatrist that help you with the recovery. ...Read more

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What do you do if you dislocate your shoulder while you're home alone?

What do you do if you dislocate your shoulder while you're home alone?

Seek attention: Unless you have a history of being able to close reduce your shoulder yourself, if you fall and dislocate or have a history of instability that does not reduce on its own you probably will require conscious sedation to reduce it. I would therefore advise you contacting ems or calling someone to take you to the er. ...Read more

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What would happen if you completely tore your ACL and your mcl? Would you ever be able to walk again?

What would happen if you completely tore your ACL and your mcl? Would you ever be able to walk again?

Acl: Not all people require acl reconstruction. Some people are able to function fine without an acl depending on the particular lifestyle hobbies job ECT after rehab the knee while others can not. Patients who are more active or involved in cutting pivoting sports generally get it fixed. ...Read more

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What should you do if a horse steps on your foot?

What should you do if a horse steps on your foot?

Horse: You should see your podiatrist to make sure no bones have been broken . ...Read more

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What do you do if you broke your leg but can't go to the doctor?

Emergency Room: Get there asap. If it heals wrong, it will be a problem for many years. You are also at risk for other things like embolism with a leg fracture. Get seen right away! ...Read more

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What can you do to tell if you fractured your ankle?

What can you do to tell if you fractured your ankle?

Unless you know: Superman, as dr. Galland said, you'll need an x-ray to see a fracture. ...Read more

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If you hurt your back at work should you go to chiropractor or doctor?

If you hurt your back at work should you go to chiropractor or doctor?

Physician first: See your family doctor or an orthopod or a physiatrist. Most back pain does well without intervention for several weeks unless you need anti-pain medication. If the problem lasts for more than three weeks then see one of the above specialists for help. A chiropractor offers a deep, thrusting massage, which might temporarily feel better but offers no long term solutions. ...Read more

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What can you do to tell if you've sprained your ankle?

Pain and swelling: Pain and swelling will be your first symptoms and this can sometimes result in an inability to walk. See if you can get in with a foot and ankle specialist to have it thoroughly checked for any other issues besides just a sprain. ...Read more

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When should you know when to stop playing and get evaluated after you are injured. what should you do for a bruise knee?

When should you know when to stop playing and get evaluated after you are injured. what should you do for a bruise knee?

Bruised knee: If at anytime the knee is swollen, stiff and difficult to bear weight an evaluation is needed by a physician, etc. Any signs of locking, catching or instability would also warrant seeing a medical professional. Till then rest, ice and brace as needed. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more