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Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Treated or cured.: The first step is determining the nature and cause of the swelling. A history and evaluation is the starting point. Seek the consultation from an or ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Low Odds of Benefit: Most trauma ; symptoms are soft tissue, not bone. Neither x-ray or MRI have any direct benefit, though are widely promoted based on theory that a few ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernst Garcon
29 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Most likely: If you have the disease, the joint effusion is most likely related to ra. It means synovitis. However, other causes of joint effusion such as trauma, ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Regina Hillsman
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic: I would seek a consultation with an orthopedic surgeon.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nirav Shah
21 years experience Sports Medicine
Diagnosis MRI?: Looks like a summary of an MRI Report. Grade 2 chondromalacia means you have some like age and activity related softening or wearing away of the arti ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Depends, do you: Mean like you banged it and have some skin abrasions and bruising but with no interior derangement? If this is what you mean, then consider, rest, gen ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hasan Khondker
12 years experience Internal Medicine
It could be: tendonitis and you may benefit from some fluid drainage..consult with your orthopedist
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Jefferson
24 years experience Podiatry
Why was test done?: Sounds like a bone scan or MRI was done. The findings are most likely a small fracture, infection, or arthritis. It would be helpful to know the sym ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not soft tissue: There is joint swelling because of inflammation in the synovial membrane which lines the joint.
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Tendinitis: Sounds like you are describing patellar tendinits.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
Ice, rest, nsaids: If you have an acute injury with an acl tear, you want to get the swelling down both for comfort and to perform a reconstructive procedure if it ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience Hand Surgery
It can: Acutely following that injury can cause edema in the thigh. If this an older injury or you are status post reconstruction could be sign of deep vein t ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Grossman
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Anything other than: Anything other than bone is considered to be soft tissue. Usually one sees soft tissue edema or water swelling in the lower extremities especially whe ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
Many issues: Can cause swelling in the soft tissues such as injury that cuases inflammation, infection, scaring due to past injuries, foreign bodies like splinters ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Have it appropriaely diagnosed and rehabed.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
Pt: Follow your physical therapist direction. Mobilizing the joints help.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Should do well: If it is truly an isolated medial malleolus fracture that is not displaced it should do well with nonoperative treatment. Such a fracture is normally ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Tongue: Most likely cause is a clogged salivary gland with a mucous plug or calcific plug. Once the plug passes or is removed the swelling goes away. I recomm ... Read More
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
Swelling back head: Occipital (back of head) soft tissue edema just means 'swelling'. The possible causes are trauma (bump/bruise) or infection (cellulitis).
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Juvenile arthritis?: It may be an inflammatory process. Please see your primary care provider for an evaluation.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: He/she will listen to you, perform an examination, possibly order some tests, and see what's going on.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See beloow: Yes, scar tissue can form. It would be best to get a referral to physical therapy.
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