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What Scans Are Commonly Used To Diagnose A Forearm Muscle Injury
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
When going under anesthesia . what other than benzo,s can be used for MRI of brain an lumber spine ?
Nerves and muscles between shoulder blades can they be repaired if torn or other injury? What image tech is used to see damage? Timeline for repair
Are knee injures commonly sprains and torn ligaments, or are breaks more common? What is usually ordered for diagnostic info- MRI or x-ray?
Sprains: Sprains are most common overall. They range from mild to severe. In severe sprains there is actual ligament tear. Most knee injuries can be diagnosed by a good physical exam. X-rays are usually sufficient if there is concern for a fracture. Mri's tend to be reserved for later if a suspected sprain does not heal as expected, or if there is concern for a meniscus or ligament tear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can a muscle nerve and skin biopsy diagnose ? There going to do all 3 of them including an emg and ncv
Lots of things: I'll bet you're getting a polymyositis-dermatomyositis workup. Maybe an amyloid check. But you'd be surprised what they can pick up -- as a pathologist, i've been able to spot the unexpected and help lots of people. Maybe you can get the muscle & nerve biopsies after the others & only if you have no diagnosis yet. Did they run pmdm labs? They're not that accurate but do help. ...Read more
Do doctors usually perform ultrasounds to diagnose muscle strains as part of the diagnosis in sports medicine?
U/S IN SPORTS: U/S modalities are becoming more popular through medicine & sports medicine is no different, particularly with the increased optics (resolution) of U/S probes. A skilled ultrasound operator & U/S interpreter may be able to identify edema associated with muscle injuries but it would require a level of training that many providers don't have. Image shows U/S of rotator tendon injury w/ edema. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How is neurovascular exam conducted? Ultrasound shows chronic radial artery occlusion. Alot of pain in hand in doing anything. What can be done
Can ultrasound be used to detect nerve impingement/entrapped nerve calf? Is there any type of imaging that can detect a pinched nerve in the leg?
What is bicep tendonitis and can it be caused by impact ? Also would that explain instability of the tendon at certain angles?
Unhappy Tendon: The long head of the biceps passes through a tunnel into the shoulder. Anything that make the tunnel smaller or tendon bigger, ie swelling from an impact, can make the tendon rub. It stays swollen, it frays, it hurts. Probably not a cause for instability. ...Read more
Besides an emg what other tests can be done to determine what nerve or nerves are being compressed in the elbow my x rays just showed arthritis of the?
How serious of an injury is multiple stabs to the bicep? Additionally, specifically what kind of damage can this cause?
How could one differentiate whether ankle pain is due to ligament or muscle injury in a physical examination?
Does it matter: It is hard for an individual to tell them apart, one way is to test muscle strength, a doctor can "stress" the ankle to be better able to distinguish. X-ray can distinguish fractures but not soft tissue however the treatment is the same, rest, ice, elevation, compression, perhaps an ankle splint for a few weeks, not ace bandage. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Very unlikely: You need to be specific about what medication you mean. ...Read more
Last question, Colles' fasica, if I've torn this membrane, it is cause of ED,numbness, weak erections etc etc, what scanning can be done to assess?
Unlikely unless...: Injury to Colle's fascia which is the superficial fatty tissue is unlikely unless having severe pelvic fracture. No imaging studies can delineate it and would not contribute to benefit medical care. To help on how to deal with ED, go to articles listed in BLOG-B on http://formefirst.com/eBlogList.html. More? Contact me at www;healthtap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login - audio/video goes faster... ...Read more
Can a thigh problem be the cause of constant knee pain and around knee, for more than 1 year , and if so , what tests to be made or radiology to do ?
Absolutely.: The most common thigh problem is patellofemoral syndrome especially in females. Usually X-ray may be used to rule out other causes of knee pain. Physical therapy to help strengthen quadricep muscles is the mainstay of treatment. Consult your primary doctor or orthopedist for an evaluation if not done already. ...Read more
Is an MRI of hand without contrast pointless? Looking for signs of RA or other joint problems due to severe pain and stiffness. Contrast not used
Exam, EMG, MRI: Neuro exam is fundamental to test spinal nerve roots. Electromyography and nerve conduction study test to see that nerves in the arms or legs are intact and conduct impulses well. Mri cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine can give good quality images of nerve roots, even without IV contrast dye. Hope this helps! ...Read more
8 months upper back pain.. first it would wrap to chest, now just on sholder and down arm when walking. can it be spinal cord or muscle injury.
Rest, ice, nsaids: In general you will need to rest and take it easy until the symptoms resolve. Depending on the severity of the injury you might need a few days of rest, or a combination of rest, ice nsaids and physical therapy to alleviate your symptoms. While the severity of lower back injuries varies greatly you must pay attention to your symptoms and return to activities gradually to prevent reinjury. ...Read more
Depends on injury: The healing time of a muscle strain or "groin pull" depends on the severity of the injury. If you see bruising along the course of the muscles it will take longer. Labral tears of the hip can cause groin pain; so if not improving within 4-6 weeks that should be considered. Step one-ice the area to minimize the zone of injury step 2-restore pain free flexibility, strength then sport specific ex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Days to weeks: Some muscles heal quickly while others may take much longer to heal. If in doubt of the diagnosis, see your doctor. ...Read more
Stomach or abdomen?: If you mean muscles of the stomach, injury likely will result in both dysfunction (slow stomach emptying) and/or perforation (example: ulcer, ith associated burning). On the other hand, if your question pertains to the abdominal wall, then injury can include herniation, incarceration of an organ, muscle tear (with associated pain), puncture wound from a sharp instrument versus blunt trauma. ...Read more
Dont overstrain: You can work out provided you do not strain the injured muscle initially. Once the injury has healed and supported then you can work out to build endurance and strengthen the area that was injured. Check with physical therapist who can guide you on tonifying excercises and the appropriate time after injury for exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My partner has a muscle injury to his lower back and he finds the pain is most severe when he is laying down? Is this normal?
NO IT IS NOT NORMAL: Pain is a symptom of tissue problems. He needs to see a doctor please. ...Read more
Yes?: CPK or ck is elevated in conditions of the muscles ( aldolase, SGOT and ldh too). We use it as screening because it's sensitivity. It may elevate with cholesterol medicines, also with heart attacks and with rhabdomyolysis ( when it is too high in the thousands may cause renal damage). After injury to large muscles ck may get elevated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The level of rise depends on the extent and severity of injury. ...Read more
Tendonitis: Initial management could include things like avoidance of painful activities/positions, use of nsaids (aleve, advil), periodic application of ice, and gentle stretching. As symptoms improve, gradually resume activities. Should pain not resolve, or get worse, consult with a shoulder specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hydration, protectio: 2 hours or more before the game eat a good meal with adequate proteins etc. During the game small sips of gatorade, do not overload yourself with fluids. Protect yourself with knee guards long socks etc. Stretch and warm up before the game. Play smart, a avoid injury by opposition and to others. If a foul play is anticipated just get rid of the ball, quick short passes, do not hang on to the ball. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
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