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Healing time for injured elbow [closed]

I do martial arts and I elbowed the floor really hard and hurt my elbow. My elbow swelled and I fell pain when touching. How long does it take for me to heal? bending the elbow hurts as well.
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Consistency of fingerprint after an injury

If the skin is completely abraised or otherwise removed, will the renewed skin have the same fingerprint? About 8 years back, I was running an obstacle course and one of the obstacles was to climb up ...
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What is the name of this medical item?

The photo shows some kind of sheath, that's used in a hospital context in the UK, to reshape scar tissue and other outcomes of traumatic injury. The product is made of two layers - an elasticated ...
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How long does tendon stretching take to show a permanent improvement to mobility? [closed]

Short story, I had a bad hand injury some 7 or 8 weeks ago, that has now pretty much fully healed. (The hospital was first rate, with a specialist hand trauma/microsurgery unit, so I'm not worried ...
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What is asking patients whether they know the current day for?

After a minor car collision (front airbags deployed), an ambulance arrived to see if I had sustained any injuries. One of the questions they asked was 'What day is it?' as in Monday, Tuesday etc. ...
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After traumatic injury, what are the red “chunks” a victim coughs up? [closed]

Recently, I witnessed a pedestrian-vehicle collision. As I approached, nobody was rendering aid, so I took it upon myself to do so. The man wasn't breathing, so I applied basic first aid by tilting ...
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Put a finger in it? When is it appropriate to stop a bleed with your finger?

Can a arterial bleed be stopped by putting your finger/s in it? Like the one in your leg or a place where pressure can't be placed normally?
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What would you call the following type of injury?

Having fallen onto your hands and knees on asphalt, the top layer of skin is gone from your wrists, and you can see tiny amounts of blood that are not coming out of anywhere in particular (perhaps the ...
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I have painful/weak knees - which practitioner is best to see?

I have had this issue for over 4 years now and in that time seen many practitioners including GPs, Physiotherapists and Physical therapists. All been insightful but unsuccessful. I am at a loss and ...
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What's the medical difference between a “Goose Egg” and a “Charley Horse”?

I've heard both terms used colloquially growing up, but I'm not quite sure what they refer to exactly. I have an inkling of what they may mean, but can someone clear up the differences between a Goose ...
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Where are good places to find reference?

I'm a special effects makeup artist (these are the guys who do the wounds or injuries for the movies). I need good reference (images or video) of how all kinds of Injuries look like, to make the stuff ...
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Should a chiropractor be called if my neck is (moderately) out of alignment? [closed]

Let's not beat around the bush: ~3 days ago, I was jumping on a trampoline. Being that I was jumping on a very good trampoline with a gymnast and a cousin or two of hers, I started endeavoring to do ...
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Double jointed in leg? [closed]

I am a bit confused about my hip. when I walk I can feel one of my joints moving, but the other side is not. I am currently a runner. Will this give me more injuries? Thanks
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Are there any examples that gave a person new mental abililities after a head injury?

Are there any examples that gave a person new mental abilities after a head injury or accident that he did not have earlier? Abilities like Mental Abilities
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What is the clear liquid that builds up inside a blister?

so yesterday my finger got pinch-crushed by a door (a small part of the finger got jammed into a door when it closed but not the full finger so it was like a pinch but more painful). the result is ...
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How does the injury classification system work?

Whenever an incident has caused someone to become hospitalized, news reports on the incidents are always quite vague about the injuries. I understand how these injuries relate to each other, but not ...
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How can I cover up bruises?

I have recently had a few bruises to my leg, one quite bad, I was just wondering is there any way of covering the bruises up? If so, how? What methods could I use?
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What happens when a person gets the wind knocked out of them?

I asked a question on Martial Arts.SE about why many boxers combine each punch they throw with a rapid exhalation (making a pronounced, sharp huffing or hissing sound). Some of the answers say that ...
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What sort of injuries to structures near the tendon may happen during an autologous blood injection?

One of the risks of autologous blood injections is injury to structures near the target tendon. Example: http://www.sportsmed.net.nz/patient-info/general-rehabilitation/autologous-blood-injections/: ...
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Is glucosamine sulfate effective treatment for meniscus injury?

I hurt my knee by doing squats. The pain persisted for a long time (3 months). When I went to my doctor, he saw my x-rays which indicated that everything was normal, but he suspected a meniscus tear. ...
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Cervical spondylosis with disc prolapse at C5-C6 level [closed]

My mother is suffering from cervical spondylosis with disc prolapse after an accident. She got whiplash injury. She was feeling acute pain at that time but pain has now reduced. She has been advised ...
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Current Theories on Ice vs. Heat for injuries

So I will preface this by saying I've heard a couple of things that I will list out for legibility: "Ice should be used for Acute injuries and Heat for Chronic injuries" "Ice restricts blood flow ...
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Exercises for strained knee?

I am only 18 and I have injured my knee by doing squats. I have stopped them, I went to my doctor and he checked my x rays and said everything is normal. He did tell me that I have strained my knee ...
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Long term management of AC joint injury

What is the best way to deal with AC joint injury (Grade III) in the longer run, if the surgeon suggests that surgery is not a worthwhile option for the degree of injury I have? I regularly feel mild ...
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Is it possible to get a cut from being elbowed in the head?

So I was at a basketball game, and sometime mid-way through it, I got elbowed in the head. At the end of the game, I found that I got a small cut that was slightly bleeding and, at that point, the ...
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Can a sunburn increase your resting heart rate?

I've been using a Fitbit to track my resting heartrate (among other things). The value has consistently been in the 55-60 range for several weeks (most typical value over the past week or two is 57). ...
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When is swallowing fish bones dangerous

According to a study (2013): Ingestion of fish bones or coins by young children is a relatively common presentation in the PED, and it is associated with frequent medical interventions. Although ...
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Why are backboards no longer used as spinal immobilization devices?

I'm a member of the National Ski Patrol, and this year at the OEC refresher we were told (repeatedly) that EMTs no longer use backboards as immobilization devices, so we shouldn't be surprised if ...
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Is operation the only solution to an ACL injury?

I have an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tear, which was confirmed by an MRI (it my be partial or complete; I was not told which.) My question: is surgery the only way to treat ACL tears? Is ...
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Link between extended sitting and weak quads

Is there any evidence to show that there is a link between extended periods of sitting, I have a 9 to 5 desk job plus 1hr 45 min commute, and the risk of quad tears? If not, is/are there common ...
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How does lightning damage the body?

What are the physiological results of being hit by lightning? I guess this can be extended to other kinds of strong but short electric shock. Does the path of the lightning get "cooked"? What is ...
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Could being rear-ended result in numbness and tingling in my leg nearly two years later?

About a year and a half ago, I was rear-ended pretty hard. The car was totaled, and I sustained minor injuries on the left side of my body where the impact threw me against the driver's-side door. I ...
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Why do toenails turn black after impact?

What does it mean when a toenail turns black after a minor physical impact? Would this disappear by itself (it's already over a month)?