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Head Injury 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Severe back pain&sudden leg numbness like when it falls asleep when change sitting or laying positions cause?Hist:coffee table fell on back 2-3yrs ago
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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