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How long will it take a moderate wrist sprain to heal?

How long will it take a moderate wrist sprain to heal?

Sprain to heal: It may be sore for several months but most injuries are healed within 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-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


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From your experience how long does a wrist sprain take to get better and heal?

From your experience how long does a wrist sprain take to get better and heal?

Depends: Most strains in the wrist tend to improve and resolve over a 4-6 week period. A sprain (defined as a tear) in the wrist where a ligament has torn don't tend to do so well. Most ligament tears in and around the wrist result in some degree of permanent disability. Some can be improved with surgery, but many can not. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Would a custom made volar splint be a good option to help my 7 1/2 month old wrist sprain heal?

Would a custom made volar splint be a good option to help my 7 1/2 month old wrist sprain heal?

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

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Wrist sprain been 1 month hurts when i lift something heavy. Specialist took MRI said tore my dorsal capsule and small hole in tfcc. How long to heal?

Wrist sprain been 1 month hurts when i lift something heavy. Specialist took MRI said tore my dorsal capsule and small hole in tfcc. How long to heal?

Wrist sprain: This could take a minimum of 6 weeks and sometimes up to 3 months to heal. You should be using a brace for support. Check with doctor for followup exams and treatment options. ...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 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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How to deal with a wrist sprain and how long do i stop physical activity?

See details: You deal with it by having the wrist evaluated, determining the cause of the pain and then treating that cause. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms of the different grades in a wrist sprain ?

See below: If you had a traumatic fall which usually occurs on an outstretched hand/wrist you most likely having an occult wrist (distal radius fracture or other corpus or bone contusion.) a spring diagnosis is commonly misused by the emergency room and several patients do not follow up with the appropriate treatment or follow-up physicians as recommended as as patient's thought "" they had a sprain "and should go away on its own have a evaluation by an orthopedic hand specialist good luck thank you. ...Read more

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