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What can I use at home for a sprained wrist?

What can I use at home for a sprained wrist?

Ice to cool it, pain: meds like Aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen, a splint to immobilize it would also be helpful. It should improve in about 7-10 days. If not then you should seek help of your PCP or an Orthopod. Good luck. ...Read more

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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


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What to do at home if a knee injury and how to heal?

What to do at home if a knee injury and how to heal?

Injury: Knee injuries can be complex and very debilitating. Treatment depends on what has been injured (collateral ligaments, patellar tendon, acl/mcl) and what is necessary for repair and recovery. A visit to an orthopedic surgeon is best way to determine the extent of the injury and if further treatment is required. Usually, therapy is required after orthopedic repair. ...Read more

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What do they do at the hospital for a the treatment for a sprained foot besides RICE AND CRUTCHES what do they out on your foot to help it heal?

What do they do at the hospital for a the treatment for a sprained foot besides RICE AND CRUTCHES what do they out on your foot to help it heal?

Physical Therapy: If your sprain is severe enough that you are unable to bear weight, then physical therapy can significantly accelerate the healing process, utilizing ultrasound, TENS, Ice baths, massage, balance exercises, and range of motion. Ask your dr about a Physical Therapy referral. ...Read more

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What to do for a possible sprained ankle?

What to do for a possible sprained ankle?

Get evaluated: I would recommend seeing a doctor. You should have an xray to make sure it's only a sprain and not worse. If it's truly a sprain, your doctor may immobilize you in an ankle brace, offload with crutches, and recommend simple things like rice therapy; rest, ice, compression wraps and elevation. ...Read more

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What could I do to break/sprain your ankle at home?

What could I do to break/sprain your ankle at home?

Try: Jumping out the window. That always works for me. To be serious, dr. Sung's advice to be careful on stairs is very important, but sometimes a simple mis-step is enough to twist/sprain/break your ankle. Only an x-ray can determine if you have a break though. Ice, rest, elevation, and if you're not much better in 24 hours, go see a podiatrist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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What should I do for a sprained ankle and foot?

What should I do for a sprained ankle and foot?

Start with PRICE: It depends on the severity of the injury. For minor sprains, treat with PRICE (Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation). For a severe sprain or for a minor sprain that does not improve, have the injury properly evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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What to do for a broken toe?

What to do for a broken toe?

Broken toe: If it does look deformed and it's one of the smaller toes you can tape it to an adjoining toe for support. You also need to wear an open toe shoe or a wide shoe. Otherwise you need an evaluation by a doctor. ...Read more

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What to do for a broken toe?

What to do for a broken toe?

Would depend: If dislocated or broken in joint (intraarticular) if not splinting the toe and surgical shoe is good. Ice to reduce swelling if present. ...Read more

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What do I do for a sprained ankle if a runner?

What do I do for a sprained ankle if a runner?

R.i.c.e.: Rest, ice, compression with ace bandage or ankle brace, and elevation. Antiinflammatories can be helpful as well. ...Read more

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What do they do at the hospital for a sprained thumb ?

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What do they do at the hospital for a sprained thumb  ?

Splint it: Usually splint it. Are you sure you just sprained it? If there is a spot that hurts a lot more when you press on it, It would probably be worth going to your doc or an urgent care clinic for films. ...Read more

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What do they do at the hospital for a sprained foot. Besides rice and crutches what do they put on your foot to help it heal?

What do they do at the hospital for a sprained foot. Besides rice and crutches what do they put on your foot to help it heal?

Walking boot: A walking boot can help to immobilize the foot better than RICE alone. Plus seeing a doctor can help you determine the diagnosis is actually a foot sprain. I recommend you see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What's a good way to check if my ankle is sprained?

What's a good way to check if my ankle is sprained?

Get examined: Have your ankle evaluated properly with a clinical examination as well as xrays. Don't try to treat this by yourself. ...Read more

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What to do about a sprained ankle?

What to do about a sprained ankle?

Ice ice brace it: For first line treatment, ice, rest and brace it. Antiinflammatory meds can help decrease swelling and pain. It takes 3-4 weeks for ligaments to heal. If it continues to hurt after 1-2 weeks, seeing a physician for standing x-rays and exam in case you may have damaged your ankle more severely than first thought. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What to do for a knee strain?

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What to do for a knee strain?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression & elevation is a good basis upon which to start treating most injuries. If any bleeding, bruising or deformity is noted, go see your doctor immediately. Same if you can't bear weight or walk. ...Read more

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What to do for a sprain ankle with ace?

What to do for a sprain ankle with ace?

Ankle sprain: An ace bandage is inadequate at best since it does not offer even compression or support. Since ligaments do not have direct arterial blood flow, aggressive rehabilitation is needed. I would encourage you to see a podiatrist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do for a sprang ancle

What to do for a sprang ancle

Sprain ankle ?: If it happened within last 6-12 hours it may still benefit from cold compresses with ice .Ideally you should get your ankle xrayed and evaluated by an er/urgent care doc, to rule out fractures as there is a possibility. If you can't go tonight to see the dr, keep your foot elvated on a pillow , can take pain killers-otc motrin/aleeve if you are not allergic/no kidney dz.See dr in the am, cold compr. ...Read more

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What can I do at home to treat my Achilles tendon injury?

What can I do at home to treat my Achilles tendon injury?

Important : To determine the extent of the injury. If the tendon is itself injured bad, it is possible you should not walk on it. Is their any open skin? Is it simply a tendonitis? If allowed to walk, often a heel lift is recommended. You may or not need immobilization while weight bearing though. ...Read more

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Ankle Sprain (Definition)

An injury that occurs when the ankle rolls, twists, or turns ...Read more