A 27-year-old female asked:
hi there, 7 weeks ago i had an injury on my ankle (torn ligament, piece of the bone chipped off) i am still unable to walk properly. i cannot walk up or down stairs without the aircast, is this normal?
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Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
A job for ortho: Ligaments connect bone to bone in joints and prevent the joints from bending in directions they shouldn't. For example, finger joints have ligaments on the sides so the joint can't bend sideways. Under stress a ligament will pull off the bone taking a small fragment with it seen on x-ray called an avulsion fracture. If it doesn't reattach in 6 weeks then the joint is unstable. See an orthopedist.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
I recently had epidural steroid injection and I have a burning pain in groin. Is this normal?
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Family Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: Within reason. The injection itself may initially irritate the tissues around the nerve and the nerve itself. Especially if you had what is called a transforaminal injection. It sounds as if your injection was given around the 3rd lumbar nerve, right ?
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Are thin wrists, and long thin hands, curved spine, tight hamstrings and flat feet all symptoms of Marfan syndrome?
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Rheumatology 48 years experience
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A 19-year-old male asked:
I have an enlarged lymph node near my jaw. I have earaches and I also feel pain in my legs, arms, feet, and hands. Could it be HIV or some other dise?
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Dr. Gaston Moran Celayesanswered
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Get tested: If you have high risk sexual behavior or use IV illicit drugs, get tested. Don't wait for symptoms because you might not have them until really late. Only one lymph node is not very dangerous but i would have a consultation with the physician to be on the safe side.
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My 2 yr daughter has hand, foot and mouth disease for last 4 days. The ulcers / blisters in mouth make it difficult for her to drink and eat.. What medication will be most suitable?
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Pediatrics 39 years experience
Numb the mouth: Anything that will decrease the pain in the mouth will help her drink. Ice cold foods act as a local anesthesia as they numb the area. Try popsicles, ice cream, jello, as well as pedialyte popsicles that will keep her hydrated. Also oragel will help. As it is a viral disease, there is no antibiotics that will help it. It will go away on its own.
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My mother is suffering through rheumatoid arthritis and can not walk much and always feels the pain on both the knee joints .?
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Gastroenterology 46 years experience
Rheumatoid: She should be seen by a rheumatologist and placed on the appropriate medications pain medication and anti-inflammatory medication. Physical therapy may or may not be part of the treatment as well.
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Last updated Sep 27, 2018
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