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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aveshen Govender
Specializes in General Practice
Xray: Symptoms of a fracture vary. Some fractures may be completely asymptomatic. The only way to know is to have an X-ray done. Best wishes
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And poss ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
No and NO: Itch means likley that your skin is irritated or dry. Buringing could mean that the cast is tight or the skin is swollen or both or it may be jsut the ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Pain and others: A fractured femur is a very painful condition, especially when trying to bear weight on the affected side or when trying to move the leg.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Difficult to tell: Clinically, it is difficult to differentiate an ankle fracture from a bad sprain. A rule of thumb generally used is that if you can bear weight or wa ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Mostly non surgical: The sign is pain and limited mobility of the involed hip . The vast majority of avulsion fractures heal very well without surgical intervention, but ... Read More
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A 2-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Kids are resilient: Kids are pretty hard to brake. I suspect he probably had some pain which prompted the xray. Kids have a thick outer lining around their bone called ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
44 years experience Podiatry
Start RICE ASAP.: You description of the injury certainly sounds like a sprain. Best to RICE it. Rest, ice compression and elevation. One can never be sure that it isn' ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marshall Solomon
48 years experience Podiatry
Insertional achilles: Insertional achilles tendonitis and calcinosis. Use a heel lift in shoes, do not walk bare foot, use any form of mentholate gel ie: biofreeze 2-3 x d ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Deformity: The only way to know if a fracture needs reduction, is with x-rays. If the bone is obviously displaced or the finger is crooked, there is a good chanc ... Read More

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