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Wrist Sprain Or Strain
-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
? 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
RICE: RICE. REST- 24 to 48hrs. Avoid activities requiring use of wrist. ICE- for first 2 days after injury, apply ice for 15 to 20 mins every few hours. A bag of frozen peas is good. COMPRESSION- Wrap hand, wrist, arm w ace wrap. Make sure it is not so tight that it decreases your circulation. ELEVATE- elevate wrist above your heart. Can prop on a pillow. ...Read more
Splint: Hi are you sure you son has sprained the wrist. You may see an orthopedics, get an xray, make sure no fracture is there. Spint from orhtoglass can be made in a clinic, we always take measurements before making the splint. Valcro splint are available, may not be available for his age. ...Read more
Pain and swelling: After a fall type of injury you can injure your wrist. A fracture is a break in one of the eight small wrist bones. The thumb sided scaphoid is the most common to fracture and the most common to not heal. Any suspicion requires immobilization. A sprain is a stretch to a complete tear of the stabilizing ligaments. To miss this injury can lead to arthritis. All sprain need acute immobilization. ...Read more
Sprain: Just a week or 2 until pain improves. ...Read more
You do not need: Simple sprain of wrist usually heals with out any long term problems if one takes care of it with rest and immobilzation. Now if you develop chronic instability and especially scaphi-lunate dissociation then you may need to have surgery. There is no one best place to have this type of surgery but find a place that has lot of experience in performing this type of operation . Good hand sur. Service. ...Read more
Wrist sprain, still weak after 3 months, thought exercise and strengthening area will help but maybe not?
See a specialist: Wrist injuries can take a long time to heal. It helps to get evaluated by an Orthopedist who specializes in the hand and wrist to rule out any potentially serious problems. If you are cleared, then you should see a physical therapist who specializes in hand and wrist problems. ...Read more
What should I do to help this heal? did dumbell curl, felt sharp pain on the underside of my wrist. was 2 hrs ago pain the same. is it a wrist sprain?
Strain: Hi KristinaM, its likely just a strain and dissipate with time. You may notice some mild discomfort and minor swelling over the next few days. It can take as long as a week to heal. If the pain worsens or swelling becomes dramatic or if you have loss of function, it may be a bit more serious and would require a visit to your doctor. Ice and anti inflammatories can helpful for symptoms. ...Read more
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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