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Hip injuries from falling down on indoor-outdoor carpet?

Hip injuries from falling down on indoor-outdoor carpet?

Several: You could have a bruise or contusion, a fracture, or bursitis to name a few. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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What are possible back injuries from falling down stairs?

What are possible back injuries from falling down stairs?

Many: Trauma such as a tumble down stairs can fracture the spine, inflame the joints or rupture a disc. Symptoms may be localized back pain or radiculopathy leg or arm pain, you should have this checked out by your physician. ...Read more

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What kind of hip injuries happen from falling down stairs?

What kind of hip injuries happen from falling down stairs?

Depends: Depends on the severity of the fall and age and health of the patient. Older patients more likely to suffer hip fractures. Younger patients less likely to break their hips. Other injuries are soft tissue or injuries to where the muscle attaches to the hip. ...Read more

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Sore back after falling and hitting head running backward on tennis court?

Sore back after falling and hitting head running backward on tennis court?

Not Uncommon: Obviously age, previous back problems or other musculoskeletal problems could make the fall more serious. Doubt fracture of the spine unless pain excruciatating. Most likely muscle sprain/strain/bruise. Also head injury needs to be watched for. Watch for any headaches, vision changes, nausea or vomitting, or any other neurological complaints. You may need to be looked at by physician. ...Read more

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What kind of hip injuries from falling down on rug?

What kind of hip injuries from falling down on rug?

Depends: Depends on a lot of factors, like age, how hard of a fall, etc., but most likely a hip contusion or bruising of the bone of the hip to the worse case scenario, a fracture. ...Read more

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Fell of JetSki. Thigh hurts walking , standing sitting. Can't press down on bike pedal. Going up and downstairs hurts. And a pickle feeling sitting .

Fell of JetSki. Thigh hurts walking , standing sitting. Can't press down on bike pedal. Going up and downstairs hurts. And a pickle feeling sitting .

Charlie horse: Sounds like a contusion of the quadrates muscles of the anterior thigh, commonly known as a charlie horse. Rest , anti-inflammatories, stretching and ice should help. If not seek further care. ...Read more

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Can i sprain my ankle by falling down a flight of stairs?

Can i sprain my ankle by falling down a flight of stairs?

Yes: The bigger question is did you fall down the stairs or ar you asking to find out if you can? You can sprain or break the ankle or do much worse. If you did fall, then get treatment by seeing an orthopaedic doctor or podiatrist. ...Read more

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Pain on tail bone after falling down steps?

Tailbone pain: Pain in the tail bone, or coccyx, is very common after trauma to the buttocks area. In most causes, the pain is caused by a bone bruise (contusion) and can be relieved by anti-inflammatories and ice -- this pain may last from 4-6 weeks -- the good news is that the coccyx is difficult to fracture. ...Read more

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Pain in tailbone when sitting hist.Falling on butt onto concrete from standing position?

Pain in tailbone when sitting hist.Falling on butt onto concrete from standing position?

Commom problem: Get a plastic blow up seating donut form the drug store ( they are pretty cheap) use it while sitting and wait for it to get better beyond that there is not much to do for these types of problems. ...Read more

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Fell asleep with head on desk, forehead on top of back of hand. Woke up and couldn't move from elbow down for a few minutes. Wrist clicking. Damaged?

Fell asleep with head on desk, forehead on top of back of hand. Woke up and couldn't move from elbow down for a few minutes. Wrist clicking. Damaged?

Arm troubles: Hello, it sounds like while you were fast asleep, you were compressing your ulnar nerve. This happens easily since the nerve travels close to the elbow. This is only temporary problem and should resolve with a minute or two. As far as the wrist clicking, i would give that a day or so also. Sounds like the positioning of your arm was the problem. ...Read more

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Can i stop the pain and thumping from nerve damage that occured from a car accident ? Head on collision, broken leg and ankle.

Can i stop the pain and thumping from nerve damage that occured from a car accident ? Head on collision, broken leg and ankle.

Pain control: Are you certain the cause of pain is nerve damage? Pain and thumping suggest an injury to muscle, joint or bone. Sometimes when nerves are injured they cause a feeling of burning, shocking or tingling. The pain of these two conditions is treated differently. Many pain medicines help with orthopedic injuries, gabapentin and amitriptyline sometimes help nerve pain. ...Read more

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Right shoulder down arm sometimes numb like falling asleep feeling with feeling muscles are tenced up on forarm, sitting up riding motor bike right n?

Right shoulder down arm sometimes numb like falling asleep feeling with feeling muscles are tenced up on forarm, sitting up  riding motor bike  right n?

Concerned...: The symptoms you are describing can be caused by a few things; most common would be a nerve entrapment locally or from your neck. Postural changes can also be the culprit; best to let your doctor examine you to determine the cause and put you on the 'bicycle path' to wellness/appropriate treament. ...Read more

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My ankle still hurts from falling on the stairs ?

My ankle still hurts from falling on the stairs ?

Ankle pain: After a fall you could have sprained your ankle or fractured your ankle. If the pain does not subside in the next couple of days you should see your podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Direct impact to medial side of left ankle from slipping on wet stairs.

Direct impact to medial side of left ankle from slipping on wet stairs.

Need an Xray: A direct impact to an ankle can result in a fracture and the only way to truly evaluate for a fractured ankle is an x-ray. Just because a person can walk and that pain is "not bad" does not always mean there is not a fracture. Go to a foot and ankle specialist and have your ankle evaluated. ...Read more

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Can jumping and landing on heels/straight leg cause a concussion from vibrations? Or running and then slamming heel to stop abruptly (head whiplash)?

Can jumping  and landing on heels/straight leg cause a concussion from vibrations? Or running and then slamming heel to stop abruptly (head whiplash)?

Technically yes BUT: Just because something is possible doesn't mean probable! Certainly if someone jumped from a high enough distance, the landing force could cause injury, but a lot of parachutists who land at 20 to 30 miles per hour do just fine, without injury. Acrobats do leaps and twists without injury. So, typically in normal running and jumping, the body can accommodate and protect us. ...Read more

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What causes throbbing head pain when sitting up after upside down exercise?

What causes throbbing head pain when sitting up after upside down exercise?

Hard to say: There are a lot of complicated fluid shifts with head down/head up exercises. However this sounds a bit unusual. More commonly people feel pain when going upside down. If the symptom is bothersome you should get a medical evaluation by a neurologist. ...Read more

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Fell down stairs, sprain ankle and soar back and tailbone . can friend travel?

Fell down stairs, sprain ankle and soar back and tailbone . can friend travel?

Fell down stairs: Did your friend get a medical evaluation? Falling down stairs can cause significant injury. If there are no fractures or other injuries requiring treatment, traveling and other activities can probably be resumed as tolerated. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Head Trauma (Definition)

Any injury to the face, skull, or brain as a result of blunt force, or penetrating trauma. It can also occur due to rapid ...Read more


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Traumatic Brain Injury (Definition)

Damage to the brain after trauma, meaning direct hits to the head, or a shockwave to the ...Read more