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A 9-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Shim
Dr. John Shim answered
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Get x-ray.: If he is having difficulty standing on it, or cannot fully bend or straighten, you need to get it evaluated. Children also have growth plates, an ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Shim
Dr. John Shim answered
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Walk: Walking is cheap, can be done at your own pace, and easy on the joints. I suggest you go for a 15-20 minute walk three times a week, and gradually ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Shim
Dr. John Shim answered
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Get evaluated!: At 18, these are unusual complaints. I am concerned that you have a significant nerve compression, especially with the low back pain with standin ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Shim
Dr. John Shim answered
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Maybe: Tingling to those fingers are usually associated with a nerve irritation. If you trace the nerves back, it can mean a local only irritation at t ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Shim
Dr. John Shim answered
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: When you develop neck arthritis, it is usually associated with loss of disc space height. As the disk collapses, you often times lose the normal cu ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Shim
Dr. John Shim answered
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Frankly, your heart rate is a bit high. Make sure you have a good physical by your physician before you start a work out routine that causes your he ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Shim
Dr. John Shim answered
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Likely.: A frozen shoulder is caused by collapse of the shoulder joint capsule, and adhesion of the capsule onto itself. During pt, sometimes the capsul ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Shim
Dr. John Shim answered
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Unlikely: It takes a pretty major force to dislocate or sublux a hip. I think you are referring to a swollen feeling to the sides of the hip. That may be a hi ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Shim
Dr. John Shim answered
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Large differential: At your young age, there are too many possibilities. Musculoskeletal sources such as back strain, disk protrusions are possible. But, with th ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Shim
Dr. John Shim answered
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sorry to hear.: Sounds like a very complicated situation. I am sure you were in a significant amount of pain as few would select such large surgeries. Unfortunate ... Read More
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