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I have developed morton's neuroma after a foot injury from kick boxing in november. How long will this take to go away?
May not: If you have a true morton's neuroma and have had symptoms for greater than 6 months, then conservative care may not resolve your problem. Neuromas are scaring and inflammation to the nerve sheath and the nerve itself. If the nerve is damaged, then it will usually not return to normal. Many times surgical excision is necessary. Discuss with your foot doctor. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can tendonitis bi-lateral cause a serious injury to the knee 27 years later after previous injury has completely healed?
Not necessarily: No. But the problem previously could have been a precursor to your problem now. Overuse tendinitis can be from being overweight or over active on your patellar tendon. Later you can develop arthritis in your knee, especially under your kneecap. Reducing your weight, avoiding jumping, running, squatting and kneeling, wearing good cushioned arch supported shoes should help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will continuing to play volleyball on a minor high ankle sprain exacerbate the injury and force me to have surgery?
See below : For any injury, the best course is the riice mnemonic ( rest, ice, ibuprofen, compression and elevation). The more you play on the ankle before it is completely healed, the more likely you are to worsen the injury and increase the likelihood of a permanent disability. As for surgery, that depends on the injury. For any ligamentous injury, recuperation time can be a long time - 1 to 2 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Knee injury wrestling, week later no pain bit of instability, can walk fine, coach thinks 2-3 grade ACL tear could that be possible without much pain?
Yes for sure!: Believe it or not, after a person tears their ACL most all the pain can resolve between 1 to 4 weeks. The initial pain is from the ACL tearing and bleeding into the knee in addition to bone bruises that occur. These all cause initial pain, but as the swelling resides and the bone bruises resolve, a knee with a torn ACL can essentially be painless. This is why some people put it off ......Mistake! ...Read more
How long after getting a cast off a fractured ankle can I return to martial arts training (ju jutsu)?
Yes, like everyone: Else. A lot depends on a number of factors: like which specific ligament, or the severity of the injury, any past injury to the specific ligament which has been reinjured, general health condition, the timing of the diagnosis and treatment start, any associated injuries, etc. Are you interested in specific ligament's injury? ...Read more
Not recommended: This puts axial load on the wrist which drives the capitate proximally putting force and stress on the scaphoid-lunate interval causing potential for new or extended tear as well as mid carpal arthritis. If you did not have reconstructive or reparative surgery then at higher risk for worsening injury. ...Read more
How strong should be 2nd hit after concussion to worsen damage?Can even small hit (with softball) cause more damage or prolong recovery significantly?
6 months ago injured my right l5/s1 facet joint from repetitive injury. Ct shows a bone spur as well. Will i still be able to join the military?
Ask the military: Unfortunately this is a medical site and it is unlikely anyone knows military rules regarding this issue. ...Read more
Had an ACL reconstruction. Unfortunately ruptured my ligament again by tripping on the stairs, possible to resume sports without stress on knee?
What preventative measures should be taken to avoid re-injuring a hip flexor - soccer injury? Any specific stretches or weight training?
Avoid re-injury: In my experience groin strains( hip flexor/adductor muscle strains) are common in american football kickers and soccer players."rice"( rest, ice, compression , elevation / nsaids ) is most effective for treatment initially . The best advice i can give to avoid re-injury is to be certain your injury has completely healed before playing again. Stretching exersises once healed ? Benefit... ...Read more
How long does a blunt force testicular trauma injury take to heal my older brother was kneed and kicked on the 13th 10th and has needed a ultrasound?
An MRI revealed a fracture on the condyle of my femur. Will it heal on it's own? What can I do to speed recovery? (knee swelling, lost quad strength)
Questionable: So...I am guessing that since the "fracture" was found on an MRI that this wasnt a bad injury. It is possible that you had some bone edema in the condyle (which can be interpreted as a fracture). If this is the case then, treat with a good NSAID (motrin/naprosyn), rest, possibly therapy. If you truly have a fracture this may need surgery or at the least a cast. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fell back hit boot heel on my non weight bearing foot. Achilles lengthening 2.5 weeks ago. Intense pain in tendon for hours. Likely ruptured or okay?
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