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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

Sprain is also known as Sprains and strains. A sprain is an injury that results from excessive stretching of a ligament, which is a tough band that connects bone to bone and holds joints in place. Rapid swelling and pain ...Read more


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Wrist sprain over two months ago. Splint didn't help. Is severe pain still. Do you think a cast would help for two weeks or so? That way it can rest?

Dr. Ira Katz Dr. Katz
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Wrist sprain over two months ago. Splint didn't help. Is severe pain still. Do you think a cast would help for two weeks or so? That way it can rest?

Get rechecked: Without more information it is hard to give you an exact answer. However, wrist fractures are notorious for not showing up on initial X-Rays for a variety of reasons. If you are still having pain it is appropriate to have the wrist reevaluated. If you could avoid immobilization that is better for long term function. You also could have a tendon injury which may need MRI or physical therapy ...Read more

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I have a small radial head fracture and sprained wrist. Saw the Dr and he didn't put a cast on or anything. Should I get a second opinion?

I have a small radial head fracture and sprained wrist. Saw the Dr and he didn't put a cast on or anything. Should I get a second opinion?

Stiff: small radial head fractures can be treated with a sling and early mobilization. You are at a high risk of stiffness developing. That stated a second opinion may set your mind to ease ...Read more

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How long should I take off work for a wrist sprain?

How long should I take off work for a wrist sprain?

It depend: This sprain grade one or two or three. Some time sprain need a cast or brace. If you have disc job you could return to it the next day. ...Read more

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Can a wrist sprain be worse to recover from than a fracture?

Can a wrist sprain be worse to recover from than a fracture?

Sometimes: Most wrist fractures can be treated with cast immobilizaton and will typically heal in about 6 weeks. Sometimes with a sprain one can develop different types of carpal instability which can lead to long term problems like arthritic changes. Swelling and pain. So sometimes a sprain can be worse in the long run than a fracture. ...Read more

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Wrist sprain been 4 weeks pain with wieght specialist took MRI which suggested dorsal capsular sprain and 1-2mm perforation in tfcc. How long to recover?

Wrist sprain been 4 weeks pain with wieght specialist took MRI which suggested dorsal capsular sprain and 1-2mm perforation in tfcc. How long to recover?

A long time.: Dorsal ligament injuries, classified as wrist sprains, can take longer to stop hurting than many fractures. In my experience this is usually 6 weeks to 3 months. Occasionally longer if activity is not limited and the injured area is continually stressed. Immobilization is key to get the ligaments to heal by cast or full time bracing (removing only for hygiene). It can be frustrating ; painful! ...Read more

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What to do if my wrist is sprained, but not sure.?

What to do if my wrist is sprained, but not sure.?

Hand surgeon: See a hand surgeon for an examination and possible MRI if exam indicates ligamentous injury. In the mean time recommend wrist splint, icing, and behavioral modification. ...Read more

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Is my wrist broken or sprained? Snapped it back while lifting heavy weight. Next morning, I can't flex it back but can forward, and can type w/o pain

Is my wrist broken or sprained? Snapped it back while lifting heavy weight. Next morning, I can't flex it back but can forward, and can type w/o pain

Sprain: It may be just a sprain. It you are able to move it and there is minimal swelling a fracture is unlikely. However if it remains painful a x-ray would be a good idea. ...Read more

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Is my wrist broke or sprained i was shoveling snow yesterday and now it has hurt since then i can't move it with out pain i've iced it?

Is my wrist broke or sprained  i was shoveling snow yesterday and now it has hurt since then i can't move it with out pain i've iced it?

Need wrist exam: Shovelling snow is not an activity that causes a broken wrist. Inflammatory conditions such as tendonitis are more likely after this type of activity. With such severe symptoms you should be evaluated by a specialist to determine the diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Raj Singh
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Cast (Definition)

Children's bones will usually heal and remodel themselves, if they are kept in the correct position. Immobilization casts are one effective way to do this, while also protecting ...Read more