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Dr. Eric Sigmond

Orthopedic Surgery
Arlington Heights, IL
43 years experience male

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Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

6 Answers
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Sigmond
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Brace and Phys Thera: An ankle sprain is an injury to your ligaments, not bones. It needs to be taken seriously to allow the ligaments to heal at a normal length. If you keep injuring it, your ankle may become unstable and require surgery to fix. An ankle brace or taping will allow some activity. Getting a home program of exercises will also speed the recovery. Ankle sprains can vary widely in severity and recover.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Sigmond
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Shin trauma: The shins are subject to many bums and bruises that don't register if you are doing something else. The most likely cause is a broken blood vessel that has clotted. If it hurts with increased activity, ice would help, if it just hurts, warm packs may be helpful. If it gets bumped a lot, a padding bandaid or foam will help. Advil/alleve may help as well. If it gets bigger, see a doctor.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Sigmond
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Function determines: Joint noise is common and not anything to worry about unless it produces pain that limits your function. If you find that you are limiting your activity or assuming awkward positions to perform simple tasks, then you should get it evaluated. A simple x-ray would screen for any unusual conditions. Many times physical therapy and nsaids cure mild pain in any joint.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sigmond is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sigmond is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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thanks, i didnt realize they could be loose
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Your answer made me feel good, thanks!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1978MD
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