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Dr. Michael Lee
17 years experience Sports Medicine
The : The time it takes a pulled muscle to heal depends on the severity of the strain. On average, i'd give it about 6 weeks to heal before playing a sport ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Lee
17 years experience Sports Medicine
Leg : Leg numbness can be caused by a nerve problem in your lower back. Sometimes a herniated disk can compress a nerve and cause numbness in the leg? Do ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Lee
17 years experience Sports Medicine
You : You could also get a stress-xray to see if there is any widening between the tibia and fibula which could represent a ligament injury. I think if you ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Lee
17 years experience Sports Medicine
Initially, : Initially, i'd do the usual: rest, ice, elevate. If you have point tenderness or the pain just doesn't seem to be getting better then i'd go get it ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Lee
17 years experience Sports Medicine
You : You may have a meniscal injury or a ligament injury in your knee. Do you have any swelling in your knee or instability? If so, you should probably g ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Lee
17 years experience Sports Medicine
The : The symptoms of chondromalacia may wax and wane, but the chondromalacia, or wearing down of the cartilage, does not improve with time. There are some ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Lee
17 years experience Sports Medicine
In : In a patient with a hip replacement it is nice to get an x-ray to make sure your hip isn't dislocated or there isn't a fracture around the stem. If i ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Lee
17 years experience Sports Medicine
It's : It's possible you may have torn a something. Was there any traumatic injury to your knee before the pain started? If you have joint line pain or a ca ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Lee
17 years experience Sports Medicine
Pain : Pain around the inner knee could be a meniscal tear. It can cause pain in the back of the knee because the posterior or back part of the meniscus is ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Lee
17 years experience Sports Medicine
If : If it is not getting better with rest, the only way to rule out a fracture is to get an x-ray. A sprain should get better with time but ankle sprains ... Read More
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