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Depends: If the knee truly locks (i.e. It's in a fixed position and you literally can't straighten it), then you should see an orthopedist as soon as possible since it could be a bucket handle meniscus tear, which is considered somewhat of an emergency. Other than that, if the knee is just catching than it could be any number of things such as cartilage injury/tear, ligament injury, arthritis, etc. ...Read more
Foot arch pain from running. Who is best to see? Podiatrist, Physio, Chiro or Other? This is a reoccurring injury - knee related I think : (
Common peroneal nerve injury and partial posterior tibial nerve injury knee joint. What treatment should I go for? Can simulation help?
Knees: Did this start suddenly? Do you have any other medical problems? That is obviously not normal. You should see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. I wish you the best. ...Read more
I was walking nornally and suddenly I fell on the ground. I have really bad injuries in knees and face. What can this be?
May be dangerous:
Hi! Sorry for your injury!
Sudden collapse (not just tripping) can be a sign of many different problems (sometimes dangerous heart rhythm problems, for instance). You really need to be check out by a physician. A visit with a primary care physician or an emergency department can help look for causes, and also treat your injuries. I would not delay. ...Read more
I have had many injuries including knee surgeries. Do supplements such as "glucosamine" have an actual benefit?
When there's OA: The combination of glucosamine and chondroitin has been shown in studies to (1) provide a degree of pain relief in the short term, and (2) trigger growth of new cartilage when taken for at least two years straight. So it can help you pain and reverse some of the chronic damage. You can find this in the health food store. Start when arthritis is evident and painful. ...Read more
Sudden pain behind left knee shoots down into calf all the way to foot very painfull when the pain starts I have to sit down no injury to knee.
Get checked out: One possibility is a Bakers Cyst which is an out pocketing of fluid from your knee joint capsule. Can press upon surrounding structures and cause pain. Other aspects to evaluate are the blood vessels in the popliteal space and the calf and hamstring tendons. ...Read more
Is a plaster of paris necessary for a knee sprain? I had a soccer injury, a knee sprain and I the dr strapped my knee with POP
Plaster paris cast: A sprain, fracture, tear? Non orthopedist will splint ( (i.e. not all the way around), if concerned about a fracture or unstable joint. Or can use pre-fab splints and crutches. Nowadays only orthopedists cast. Fractures are detected by xray. Ligament tears, meniscus tears by MRI. Except for fracture (and even w/ small fx) immobilize with brace, ace and give crutches. Discuss w ortho ...Read more
I sustained an injury of knee. The MRI result shows a tear of meniscus medialis of 3rd degree. Do I need a surgery to partially remove meniscus?
Large lump on inside of left leg just above ankle that is red and warm. No injury, but knee injury so I'm not using leg as much. PT yesterday. Any hel?
Possible infection: Sounds like the area of your leg may be inflammed or possibly infected so you should see your doctor about it asap. I would elevate it and put a cold compress or ice pack on area too. Good luck! ...Read more
I got in a motorcycle accident on Thursday night after work, luckily I was able to walk away without serious injuries. My knees, calves, and shins are all full of road rash tho. How long will it take before I can actually stand up without an overwhelming
DR???: Did you go to ER or see a DR?? Shower or bath, rinse off daily. Any dirt ground into skin? Sounds like you will be grounded about a week. Keep lubricated. Vaseline or Aquaphor are good. I use Bioclusive or similar clear dressings on these with excellent results. Saran wrap is easy to use but does not breathe. Avoid antiseptics and topical antibiotics because they interfere with wound healing and c ...Read more
Injury to knee 10 months ago. Still have some swelling on outside of kneecap/tingling in bottom of foot. Should I call the doc again. Physical therapy?
Yes call doctor: Contact your doctor and set up appointment for exam. ...Read more
Old injury 2 knee & ankle. Quads r weak. Is weakness from injury or not being physically fit prior 2 injury. How long to build strength?
Resting for 2month+ due to an injury to knee the feling of unease started going away 3weeks ago so began runing now my knee again sore is run cause.
Low Impact exercise:
After prolong rest always go slow. You must have had Physical Therapy.
Do Stretching exercise before running. Start with short distance running only.
If that brings out the pain, do Stationary bike and strengthen the muscles. Take NSAID like Ibuprofen before Exercise.
If pain persists get examined for Ligamentous tear ...Read more
Here are some:
Straight leg raises
single leg squat (only 45 degrees)
calf raises and calf drops from a step
a formal session with a physical therapist could be worth while to get you on your way
previous ankle sprains need specific treatment to improve range and proprioception. ...Read more
Could you tell me what are good exercises to strengthen previous sports injury (on knee, ankle, calf)?
Is methylcobalamin treat ACL injury of knee? What precaution or medication should use for this kind of injury?
Does not treat acl: Mehylcobalamin is a form of vitamin b12. It is used to tray vitamin B12 deficiency, as well as peripheral neuropathies. I see no data on its use in acl injuries or prevention of such. Leg strengthening especially the quads and hamstrings can help prevent t and get ready for surgery to repair acl tears. ...Read more
What other ways that a leg can get amputated because of a knee injury besides knee dislocation and how bad does it have to get? Pinching nerves?
Usually not done: There would have to be something else - not the settiin you describe. Tumors or loss of blood supply would be some that might. You can discuss these with your physician. ...Read more
After bike crash, ER doc says sprained LCL. Said no other injuries in knee--ice it, okay to walk with no brace until healed. Is this usual treatment?
Can be: If your knee is stable it should be ok. Ligament sprains are graded, Grade 1 and 2 are partial tears where enough ligament remains to maintain stability of a joint. Grade 3 indicates complete rupture and a stabilizing brace would be in order to help the ligament heal and avoid permanent laxity ...Read more
9 yr injury 2 knee w/medial & lateral jointline tenderness spurs bursitis. Mri neg ors will not prescription pt just ex knees sore w/ex. Possible tear not seen?
Yes: Many times the radiologist can miss a subtle tear or flip lesion in the knee. This may be because it does not show on the scan (because of the 5-7mms between slices) or because it just was not seen. I see many patients for second opinions that the original surgeon never even looked at the images with their own eyes, they only read the report. ...Read more
Evaluation: To best give focused treatment advice, should be evaluated and examined by a sports medicine specialist (including sports physiatrist or orthopaedist). To start with, in general, ice the knee, rest it, elevate, modify activities to avoid pain-provoking maneuvers. If no contraindications (e.g. No stomach ulcers, kidney problems, heart disease, high blood pressure), can take short-term nsaids. ...Read more
Depends, do you: Mean like you banged it and have some skin abrasions and bruising but with no interior derangement? If this is what you mean, then consider, rest, gentle range of motion, nsaids if appropriate for your health. If it does not get better in a few days, consider seeing a physician. ...Read more