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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Please get examined: With continued pain after a trauma, a physical exam and possible imaging studies are necessary to evaluate your condition. A knee "buckling" ie giving way is a sign often of an injury in the joint to either the meniscus or a ligament such as the ACL. Please get it examined.
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Please get evaluated: With continued pain that is not improved with conservative management. Further evaluation is necessary. The differential includes possible stress fracture, gout, arthritis flare up, blood clot, tendonitis etc. A thorough physical examination and possible imaging will be able to narrow this down. Good luck and hope you feel better soon.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Get evaluated : Start up heel pain can be related to plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendinitis commonly. However if you have any calf pain or swelling please get evaluated to rule out any other issue. A simple exam can often differentiate between the multiple types of heel pain.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Short answer is No: I would recommend getting evaluating by an orthopedic or spine surgeon.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Call your physician: Its really difficult to tell. Thigh pain can be common following surgery due to the procedure as well as the possible tourniquet used. Your surgeon will know the specific details of your case and be able to offer you guidance. Another visit to their office might be necessary to exam your leg and look for signs of infection, dvt, or tell if its just expected post op findings.
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A male asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Get evaluated: Burning is a non specific sign, but could represent swelling or just a normal change in sensation following surgery due to the procedure. Please call your MD's office so they can get more details and decide if you might need to be seen by them. Good luck!
A female asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
It depends: On what was your ulna variance prior to the original surgery. Many times it can be helpful to look at the other wrist. This is a common finding after a distal radius fracture as there can be some impaction and shortening. Also, this can be a normal variant in some patients.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Diet and exercise : As we all mature it's gets more difficult to build and keep muscle on. I would advise seeing a trainer and nutritionist to help you develop a winning program.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Healthy and active: Staying active and healthy will help anyone long term. If you are at the beach stay active running and swimming. Even throwing a frisbee will help burn calories while having fun. Don't forget the sunscreen as well.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Check with your PCP: Some fish oils and over the counter joint supplements like Glucosamine can be used as natural anti-inflammatories. Before starting any new supplement or medication always check with your doctor to make sure it's safe and to minimize any interactions.
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