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Atl Slight Tore
Discuss w/ Ortho MD: Most torn acls eventually require surgical reconstruction in young active patients who desire to return to any sort of activities that require changing direction or quick starting and stopping. A thorough examination of your knee detailing any other concomitantly injured structures (meniscal tear, cartilage injury, etc.) will also dictate your indication and timing for potential acl surgery. ...Read more
Fell & sprained ankle from 4ft drop. (No fx.) 6 wks later, still swollen & achy. Yesterday pain was severe to touch & movement. Today achy again. N?
Was in car accident 5 yrs ago (rear ended) & still tingling upper bk & extreme pain. Lump/swelling where neck and back meet. What should I do?
Lower back pain. I didn't have before laminectomy 9 mos ago. Surgeon says MRI looks fine (no fractures, instability). Thinks its muscular. Possible?
Likely: After surgery, the muscles of the back weaken (much more if the surgery was extensive and muscles were cut to get to the spine). Starting pt as soon as the surgeon says it is safe will most likely improve the pain. Therapy should concentrate on back and core strengthening. ...Read more
I had an ankle sprain 6 months back. It still pains if i standand walk for 5 minutes. The MRI reported torn talocalcanealligament with partial tear of post.Talofibular ligament. Whatshould i do?
See specialist.: It is not common to have tear of those ligaments. Typically if the posterior talofib is torn, the anterior talofib and calcaneaofib also torn. The talocalcaneal lig also hard to tear. This may mean very high level ankle sprain and a foot/ankle specialist is needed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Had arthroscopic chrondroplasty & lateral torn meniscal repair 3 weeks ago. Still have excrutiating pain. Rebruising below patella every 2 days. Normal?
Let me explain: You should not have excruciating pain after three weeks of this surgery, check with your doctor may be you have complication? ...Read more
Stretched tissues: It's normal to fell that type of discomfort following a manipulation- as excessive scarring requiring manipulation is one of the reasons for a manipulation . It can take up to 8 -12weejs to fully settle down. If decreased motion persists it could be related to other causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ouch. Need trainer: Any muscle tear takes time to heal. 8 months? Likely you are reinjuring yourself. I suggest a visit with a physical therapist or trainer. Remember my orthopedic sirgeon colleagues can also be of help. If it's been eight months it's time to bite the bullet and see someone. This advice is predicated on not knowing how you injured yourself and without a proper exam. PT is way to go though. ...Read more
Banged knee 1 1/2 weeks ago. Constant pain & swelling now. X-ray showed nothing broken. What could be wrong?
Below: If you are still having pain and swelling, it would be best to have the knee re=examined. ...Read more
My Arthogram MRI showed no evidence of labral tearing, but moderate supraspinatus tendinopathy. I was injured at work almost 6 years ago and it's neve?
Tendinitis in sholdr: Sounds like you had a case of tendinitis in your shoulder that has never properly healed. I suspect that you have to lift / carry heavy things at work or use your arms a fair amount (for cleaning or the like). Alternatively, you may be playing sports which causes repetitive injury (volleyball, basketball). See a sports medicine specialist or TTYD about what to do. You can also use HealthTap Prime. ...Read more
Rear ended at stop sign, slow moving. Had whiplash lower back. 1 yr later, 6 mo. chiro, still muscle twitch/throb in area. Dr. said sprain, now what?
A week ago injured foot-stress fracture, pulled tendon. Today ankle swoolen with fluid, numbness and pain-warm. What's wrong?
Low back injury 3 weeks ago, still hurts, now abdominal cramping, rib & hip pain. Could this be my muscles overcompensating? Scared & in pain. Thanks!
Fall 2 days ago resulting in complete splits w R leg fwd, L leg strait back. X-ray neg, got toradol IM. Pain still 8/10, no position feels good. Help?
Ice, Ice and More..: Sounds like you tore a muscle or strained a tendon. You need to do some hard stuff. Move. get up and around as much as possible or it will get stiffer, ice the area that hurts several times a day, ice bath even, Keep using a Advil (ibuprofen) or Alieve for pain and swelling. These take time to heal. If you do that for a week and still have severe pain see you doctor. ...Read more
Outside of rt knee is sore after bball 3 weeks ago. Not swollen but hurts with certain mvmnts & pivots. Lat meniscus tear? But can still walk. Dislocated knee three yrs ago. How do I test injury/rehab?
Mri showed atfl tear. Have pain on upper lateral malleolous. Possible to miss a tendon or tibiofibular lig. Tear? App.At ankle os next week. Tests?
MRI: partial tear of talar attach site of anterior talofibular ligament after 6mo. Day1 I said felt tear/loose. Now need surgery. Upset. Other option?
The lig is essential: Gotta fix it b/c the ankle is destabilized and will continue to turn with ease. Recreating it will stabilize the ankle. Good luck. ...Read more
Sir i hd a ligament tear 7 months ago, with reference to my dr i had a digital X-ray 15 days ago. Report - mild swelling seen ovr lateral malleolus.
Ligament tear: Well sounds like a lateral ankle sprain grade 2 or 3. An ultrasound should have been perfomed to assess the three ligaments on the lateral aspect to correlate with the physical exam (ex anterior drawer sign). Recommendation to get the swelling down is rest, ice, compression (ankle brace or cam boot) and elevation. Surgery is rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer