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A 44-year-old member asked:

my diagnoses have been: concussion (with brief loss of consciousness), post concussion syndrome, swelled dura mater. when will my injuries level off?

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Dr. David Lundin
Neurosurgery 27 years experience
Up to 2 years : Traumatic brain injury (concussion falls into this category) are notoriously slow to heal taking months or even years to fully improve. In some cases the resultant symptoms can be permanent especially if the injuries happen repetitively (think football).

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I have noticed pain in my scrotum and testicle but I do not remember any injury. What should I do?

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Testicular pain: You need to see a clinician. You can start with your primary care physician. They may want to order further testing like a sonogram if they feel a mass. There are many common things that men get that can cause the pain also like hernias. Don't stay at home and worry: go see someone!
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A 40-year-old member asked:

Does vision rehabilitation after a stroke or brain injury work?

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In some cases: It depends on the nature of the injury and specific symptoms. There are certain situations when patching one eye or using special prism glasses may be of benefit as well as other therapeutic techniques. However, it is always best to be evaluated by a specialist to best assess what makes the most clinical sense for each individual.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Will someone with blindness due to injury also have eye discoloration?

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Dr. David Kira
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Usually No: Certainly if the eye was directly affected, injured and scarred it may appear different. But, if the eye injury was due to a retinal detachment or optic nerve damage, the eye externally will appear completely normal.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Do I need to wear ankle braces if I haven't had any serious ankle injuries?

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No: If you have no history of injury, bracing is not required. If you are participating in a sport where ankle injuries are common, you may consider prophylactic bracing such as "active ankles." this may decrease the incidence of ankle injuries, but these cannot completely prevent an injury.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

What are good exercises do to strengthen previous sports injury (on knee, ankle, calf)?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Resistant Band exerc: A resistance band (often also called theraband or rehab band) is a stretchy length of latex which can be used to provide resistance to most exercises. These have proved to be especially popular following injury.

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