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What to do for a spranged knee?

What to do for a spranged  knee?

Ibuprofen and ice: Best use use ice and antiinflammatories for the pain. You should see your doctor if symptoms worsen. ...Read more

Dr. Brian Chimenti
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Knee Swelling (Definition)

Knee swelling can be clasified as intraarticular(inside the knee joint)has possible multiple condtions(artritis, torn meniscus, infection etc)the swelilng can be outside the knee (extraarticular)such as inflation ...Read more


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What can you do for a knee swollen from arthritis?

What can you do for a knee swollen from arthritis?

Swollen knee: Treatment depends on what type of arthritis is causing the problem. Is this a chronic problem and are you being treated for arthritis? If not you should call your doctor for a examination to determine the cause of your swollen knee and to advise treatment. You may need a specialist for care of some types of arthritis. Rheumatologists are specialists in the treatment of arthritis. Let us know. ...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 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 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 to do for a swollen nose?

What to do for a swollen nose?

Swollen nose: Try cold compresses but whether swelling responds or not depends on the cause for swelling . swelling can be due to injury, infection, cyst etc so if it doesn't respond consult with your doctor ...Read more

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What can you do for a swollen arm?

What can you do for a swollen arm?

Swollen arm: There are many entities that can cause a swollen arm but the most common are trauma, infection, and hypersensivity reactions. Since you did not specify the main reason for your swollen arm, you did your condition be diagnosed by a doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do for a swollen foot?

What can I do for a swollen foot?

Swollen foot: As already stated the rest ice compression elevation are all good, but you need to determine the cause of the swelling for proper and effective relief . See your podiatrist for an evaluation . ...Read more

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What can I do for a sprained knee?

What can I do for a sprained knee?

Many options: Depending on the condition some treatment options may include rest, ice, compression and elevation, bracing, injection, pain medication, anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, and surgery. Have it evaluated and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do for a swollen, painful knee cap?

What can I do for a swollen, painful knee cap?

Find the reason: Most of the time it is bursitis in front of the knee cap. Warm moist heat rebated as often as possible, try not to bend the knee for a week (brace) use antibiotics and medications for inflammations. ...Read more

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What to do for a bruised toenail?

What to do for a bruised toenail?

Depends if its: painful or not, if its not leave it alone. If it is and there is blood under the toenail it could be drained or the nail removed. ...Read more

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What can I take for a swollen knee?

What can I take for a swollen knee?

Aleve (naproxen) or Advil: It depends on the cause of this arthritic inflammation. Has the knee been x rayed? If not get the knee examined and x rayed. In the meantime you can try aleve (naproxen) or advil. ...Read more

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What do I do for a possible knee dislocation?

What do I do for a possible knee dislocation?

Go to the ER: A true knee dislocation is related to trauma and a medical emergency that is highly associated with vascular and nerve injuries. Typically the patient presents to the er for further evaluation which may include a vascular study to look for vessel injury. A transient patellar dislocation is not a medical emergency. Tx often begins non operatively with vastus medialis strengthening and bracing. ...Read more

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What should I do to make a splint for my ankle?

What should I do to make a splint for my ankle?

Ankle splint: That's a little tough to answer because it depends on what direction/motion you're trying to halt/prevent. To start, i'd get to a drug store or sporting goods store and purchase an ankle brace with straps to control the motion of the ankle. If you're attempting to splint an injured ankle, i'd get to an emergency department and let them do it. ...Read more

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What to do for a torn toenail?

What to do for a torn toenail?

Antibiotic ointment: Apply neosporin and a bandaid. If it does not heal properly or shows signs of infection see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What should you do for a swollen leg?

What should you do for a swollen leg?

See your PCP: It should be evaluated and diagnosed since there are some serious conditions which can cause this. In the meantime elevate the leg and apply warm wet compresses if it is painful. Don't postpone evaluation! this is an important sign. ...Read more

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What I can do to relieve a swollen knee?

What I can do to relieve a swollen knee?

RICE therapy: Rest ice, compression, elevation. Then go figure out why the knee is swollen--what is the exact damage--and then you can deal with that appropriately. ...Read more

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What can I do for my ankle pain without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my ankle pain without going to a doctor?

Rest, ice elevation: If your ankle pain is from a mild sprain and you are sure it is from nothing else, you can rest the joint, put ice on it for swelling and elevate the leg. If you are unsure about the cause you need to rule out breaks, tumors and ischemia. In those cases see your er doctor or an orthopod. ...Read more

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