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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


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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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Is my hand broken or sprained if no cast?

Is my hand broken or sprained if no cast?

Certainly could be: Depending on the nature and location of the fracture or sprain, either one or both could be present and treated without a cast. For example, fractures of the metacarpal bones can be treated with screws; this allows return of motion without splinting in as little as 48 hours. ...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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How do I wrap a sprained wrist?

How do I wrap a sprained wrist?

Use an OTC splint: The easiest way to treat and protect a sprained wrist is to try an over-the-counter (otc) splint. They are easy to apply and remove for personal care. An ace wrap is another option, but needs to be applied appropriately to adequately protect your wrist. Otc splints can be a simple neoprene compressive sleeve are incorporate a hardened splint to hold the wrist in a safe position. ...Read more

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How should you treat a sprained wrist?

How should you treat a sprained wrist?

Wrist sprain: Rest , ice, compression and elevation. Brace for support and compression . Ice and elevation to treat pain and swelling. If not improved overnight seek medical care. ...Read more

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What should I wear on a sprained wrist?

What should I wear on a sprained wrist?

A simple: Over the counter splint may be useful. However the term sprain has many meanings, and is used to mean "negative" xrays by many but there can be a fracture not seen, a ligament injury, tendonitis, joint pain, carticlage tears , tendon injury and a whole lot of things thrown into the non fracture "sprain " category so if you are not better...... Get seen. ...Read more

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What do I do if i think i sprained my wrist?

What do I do if i think i sprained my wrist?

R.I.C.E.: This is the recommended treatment for sprains/strains the first 3 days. Rice: rest, ice, compression & elevation. Give it a rest. Ice at least 30 min. 3-4 times a day, never directly on skin, in plastic bag over a towel or clothing. Compression, wrap with an ace bandage, not too tight. Elevation, prop it up on pillows, to raise it above the level of the heart. If symptoms persist, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I was wondering what does a sprained wrist feel like?

Pain and swelling: When you sprain the wrist you feel pain on moving the wrist, some bruising or swelling in the wrist. Usually the symptoms tend to improve quite soon and the pain is not excruciating. But it is often difficult to know if you just have a sprain or fracture without the x-rays. So if you had injury like a fall and moderate pain do not just assume that it is sprain better to get x-ray to make sure ...Read more

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Wrist sprain pain reocurring?

Wrist sprain pain reocurring?

? ligament tear: A sprain by definition is a ligamentous injury. If you have sustained a ligament tear this could result in instability of the wrist and recurrent pain. You may require further diagnostic studies such as an mri/ arthrogram to establish a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What should I do in wrist sprain?

What should I do in wrist sprain?

Sprain : Elevation, ice , anti inflammatory and protective brace. Must be sure that there is not a fracture as source i'd pain. ...Read more

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How do you treat sprained hands and wrists?

How do you treat sprained hands and wrists?

Splints & nSAID's: The best treatment is to prevent further inflammation by resting and immobilizing the injured extremity, followed by reducing the inflammation with oral medications and ice. Sometimes therapy or injections are needed to treat more severe injuries. See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a break/sprain in my wrist?

How to tell if I have a break/sprain in my wrist?

X-ray necessary: Both can be very painfull and movement can aggravate the pain with both. An x-ray is needed to differentiate betwen the two. ...Read more

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How to know if my wrist is sprained or fractured?

How to know if my wrist is sprained or fractured?

Get an x-ray: Get an x-ray and see an Orthpedic surgeon. ...Read more

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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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How to know if my wrist is broken/sprained/fractured?

How to know if my wrist is broken/sprained/fractured?

Med eval: It usually requires x-rays (plus medical hx ; physical exam) to correctly diagnose a fracture. ...Read more

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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