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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Morgan
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Be Evaluated: Its not possible to improve the situation without an accurate diagnosis. Shoulder pain can be caused by problems specific to the shoulder, or the pain can be the result of a problem in another location in the body like the neck. Once an accurate diagnosis is made physical therapy targeting the identified problem and some anti inflammatory medication is first line treatment.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Morgan
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Ideal Weight: There are many different calculations to determine ideal Body weight with varying degrees of validity. It is suggested that your Mody Mass Index be between 18.5 and 24.5. Using a body Mass Index of 21 (considered a healthy wt) the ideal weight for women 5 ft tall is 108 lbs. The general calculation for women is Ideal Body Weight (in kilograms) = 49 kg + 1.7 kg for each inch over 5 feet
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Morgan
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Toe Deformity: You can see an Orthopedic Physician who specializes in foot and ankle surgery or a Podiatrist either should be able to give you a diagnosis and a treatment plan.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Morgan
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
knee pain: There are many different causes of pain and stiffness in the knee. If you had a traumatic event that resulted in knee pain and stiffness and it is not improving it would be a good idea to see a physician. Your General Practice Doctor is a good place to start.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Morgan
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Strained Intercostal: The pain is likely a result of your chronic severe cough. When you cough you contract your diaphragm and your intercostal muscles to force air out of your lungs. Like any muscle, if you use it more than normal it will get sore. you most likely have strained your intercostal muscle. See a doctor and get your cough treated and the discomfort will likely resolve.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Morgan
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Clavicle Healing: In general over 90 percent of all fractures of the clavicle heal with non operative treatment. There a few fracture patterns that have a lower chance of healing but that does not mean it will not heal without surgery. The average healing time for a clavicle fracture is some time between 6 to 12 weeks. No reason to be concerned about healing at 2 weeks.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Morgan
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Clavicle Healing: Clavicle fractures generally heal in 6 to 12 weeks. A teenager at that age will tend to heal very quickly compared to an older adult. Depending on x-ray evidence of healing observed with your surgeon, In my experience you should anticipate gradual return to sport 8 to 12 weeks after surgery in this age group.
A female asked:
Dr. Steven Morgan
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Obesity Tibia: Putting load on a fracture stimulates bone formation. Bone is simple if it feels stress it tends to make bone. If there is no stress you loose bone mass. When you bear weight and have pain it is likely related to small amount of motion at the fracture site. This discomfort should improve as the bone heals. The tibia is a slow healing bone.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Morgan
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Early Motion: Radial head fractures that will be treated non operative means require early motion. A splint is applied for pain control initially and generally we try to remove splint within a week and start moving the elbow to prevent long term stiffness. In summary the splint should be removed when pain is better tolerated, this is usually a some point in the first week to ten days following injury.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Morgan
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Tight Muscles: I would suggest you incorporate stretching in to your daily routine, trigger point therapy and the use of a foam roller on a regular basis as well will help your muscles recover. You can also consider compression socks. Also consider active recovery following exercise like walking or spinning for for ten or 15 minutes.
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