Sprain

What is Sprain?

A sprain is a stretched or torn ligament. Ligaments are tissues that connect bones at a joint. Falling, twisting, or getting hit can all cause a sprain. Ankle and wrist sprains are common. Symptoms include pain, swelling, bruising, and being unable to move your joint.

Questions and answers on "Sprain"

Can I treat my sprained ankle myself?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
probably

Detailed Answer:
hello and thank you for your question.
If you are sure that it is only a sprain then you should be able to treat it at home. Here's some suggestions to let you know if you need to see a doctor.
If it is getting better each day then it is probably just a...

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Have a kid 16 months that has a hurt left foot ! Been hurt for 4 days. He had all test done by medical everything negative . Xray etc. He is now walking like a balarina! No swelling or redness! Weird! Oppointment with orthopidic thursday!

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Could be a ligament sprain or habit

Detailed Answer:
Hi..By what you quote I feel that he could be having a ligament sprain. He is walking like that because he will be favoring the joint or the particular which has got sprained.

The other possibility is that he might have been...

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Hi, my doctor said I may have endometrial cancer but I have to have a d&c to find out. I am at Disney and hurts to walk around and sit in a car for a long time. Is that normal and should I not do that much walking?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
You may be having lumbar disc problem or muscle sprain.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to healthcare magic.
I am Dr Ramadevi Wani. I will be answering your concerns today.

Endometrial cancer is unlikely at this young age. Get a D and C done to find out what it is.

You may be having...

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Hello I was operating a chainsaw cutting firewood and at one point when I went to cut the saw jammed for a second casing my wrists on both hands to hurt and I felt it through my hands. It seems to be feeling better I just wondered if you had any idea what had occred or what they call it.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Might be sprain, analgesic cream or spray

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome.
I have gone through your query.
As you were not expecting it to happen, sudden jerkiness might have caused sprain.
As it is improving anf in the absence of any pain, swelling and or difficulty in the movement of...

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I missed a step and jammed my right knee. I am experiencing pain above the knee when I go to stand up from a sitting position and when I lift my leg to take stairs. The area above my knee is slightly swollen.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Could be quadriceps sprain.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, I am Dr Gopal Goel , Orthopedic Surgeon.
By the description , it appears that you have sprained quadriceps tendon( Thigh muscle).
I suggest take pain killers, Ice pack locally at least 3-4 times a day.
If you don't feel relieved by...

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My left foot swelled and ankle hurts. Don't remember hurting it at all. I had a sonigram and circulation is OK. What could cause this problem?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
sprain, reflex sympathetic dystrophy

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic!

Apart from deep vein thrombosis, there can be other causes as well for foot swelling. And particularly, if it hurts, it may be due to sprain, reflex sympathetic dystrophy etc when deep...

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I have a pain on my right oblique side when I stand up mostly. Sometimes when I sit in a particular way on the couch but primarily only when I stand or am active. No other symptoms other than a slight pain or mild discomfort. Just wanted to know possible diagnosis'

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Follows.

Detailed Answer:
Dear Sir,

Thank you for posting your query on HCM.

Well looking into your problem it seems like it could be a possible muscle sprain that it comes in only one position when the muscle is stretched but nothing can be said with confidence without examining...

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I sprained my ankle about 10 days ago. The ankle is healing because the pain is very mild now. For the past six days my foot is quite swollen. Should I see a doctor, wrap it with an ace bandage or do something else?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Consult an orthopedic surgeon

Detailed Answer:
Hi I am Dr Gopal Goel Orthopedic Surgeon.
In my opinion .if the swelling is persisting or increasing or not going away , It will be better to consult an orthopedic surgeon , get the x rays . Ice bandage / anything else may not help...

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I fell through a bad peice of wood on patio sprained my ankle pulled muscled bad in should real bad pain when inwalk haveing toibke working im a medical assistant can you call something on

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
You need to apply ice and take x rays

Detailed Answer:
Hello, I have studied your case I think you have grade 2 to 3 sprain.

I would suggest you following:
1. Apply ice and volitran ointment.
2. compression bandage can be applied.
3. Just take an X-ray to make sure if there is any...

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i went to the dr and was told i had a bad sprain.how long should A SPRAINED foot last.?
should you walk on a sprained foot

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Try and rest as much as possible and about 3-4 weeks should suffice

Detailed Answer:
Hello ma'am and welcome.

Thank you for writing to us.

I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help. I am glad it is a sprain and not a fracture,...

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Recent questions on  Sprain

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What is the difference between the symptoms of a knee sprain and a torn ligament(acl) - I fell a week ago and I can walk on it with a brace, it hurts when I turn it, I can t bend it back all the way and i all most can straiten it. I heard a pop when I fell?

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Is it possible for a sacroiliac joint sprain to cause numbness/tingling in the calf and the second toe? This tingling didn t really start until I went to the chiropractor and he adjusted me. The adjustment did someone help with the pain but now my right calf is constantly tingling whenever I sit.

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I was playing basketball and I landed on my foot to the side to where my foot was facing inside and my ankle out. I heard a pop/cracking sound and the outside of my ankle hurt. I could still walk on it but it hurts when i point my foot up or down. Relaxed it is fine. Is this a sprain or could it be a fracture?

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I thought I sprained my ankle badly week and a half ago and did the RICE therapy. On Monday I saw an orthopedist who said I had actually fractured my fibula and put me in an air cast. She said I could walk without crutches on the cast and that my swelling would go down. My foot is still swollen, but the troubling thing is that in the past 2 days I have gotten extremely light headed and felt like I was going to faint (this has never happened before). This has happened after long periods of walking/moving around. Could this be related to my ankle?

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One of my carpal bones is sticking out I fell backwards on my wrist what might this be..I can’t bend my wrist fully back and I can’t put pressure down on it..it only hurts if I put pressure on it

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I'm having pain on the right side of my back just below my waist. I've had it for a couple of weeks now. Is that where your kidneys are?

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I've been having recurring pain on the right side of my back a couple of inches below my waist. it happens whenever I move or cough or sneeze.

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