Doctor insights on:
Bodybuilding For Men
Should I be concerned about a bony lump at the top of my rt femur on the outer side. Its observably different to the other side & hip is weak/achey?
New hip pain and back pain. 5mm round sclerotic focus was seen in acetabulum considered bony island. Should I be concerned about this finding?
Bone island benign: The bone island is benign but I'm not certain what you have hip and back pain. The x-ray obviously doesn't give a diagnosis and my question is what about the musculoskeletal examination. You may want to ask your physician to have you see a rheumatologist to help clarify your issue ...Read more
I have a bony bump on my hip/back right infront of my left kidney. It hurts to move, walk, and pop my back. It even hurts while just laying still. Should I be worried that it may be serious/life-threatening?
What do this mean? Mild to moderate degenerative joint disease biateral hips and what is the paragraph below saying? Alignment appears anatomic. Mild narrowing is noted at hip jonit biaterally. Moderate bony spurring is noted of the acetabulum biatera
"alignment appears anatomic" means everything is lined up as it should be.
"mild narrowing is noted at hip joint bilaterally" means there is some arthritis in the hip joint.
"moderate bony spurring of the acetabulum bilaterally" means a little extra bone (like a little spur) has formed at the hip "cup" where the hip socket fits in, and is also arthritis changes.
"phleboliths" just means calcium in a vein or vessel and is normal, it is a normal finding. ...Read more
Horse fell on top on me 18yr ago. Refused hospital. Limited movement of right leg @hip, locks, can feel sharp bony on top of buttocks, scaitica2.isit dis?
Need orthopedist: You really could have many different problems in your back or hip. It would be best for you to see an orthopedist for evaluation and to get a diagnosis. You may need xrays or MRIs to determine the cause. ...Read more
How long does it take for a bone graft from hip to pars fractures to heal completely. It's been 4 months and showing minimal bony union.
I have been bodybuilding since about 4 months, & I have seen a lot of stretch marks on chest, hips, thighs & arms. What can I do to get rid of them?
Stretch marks: Drinking lots of water will help your skin gain elasticity. But you should also consult a dermatologist. ...Read more
Slowly: Typically, hip reconstruction refers to hip replacement. If that is the case, most surgeons have different protocols on weight bearing and resumption of different activities. In the first six months, it is possible to over-do things and potentially cause a problem to your implant. My best advice is to check with your surgeon and closely follow those instructions to ensure your best result. ...Read more
I exercise 6 days per week, weight training along with some hiit, what is the best way to soothe discomfort in my hip flexors?
Ice: Generally stretching, biofreeze and ice work pretty well. Sometimes you just need to rest. ...Read more
What preventative measures should be taken to avoid re-injuring a hip flexor - soccer injury? Any specific stretches or weight training?
Avoid re-injury: In my experience groin strains (hip flexor/adductor muscle strains) are common in american football kickers and soccer players."rice" (rest, ice, compression, elevation / nsaids) is most effective for treatment initially. The best advice I can give to avoid re-injury is to be certain your injury has completely healed before playing again. Stretching exersises once healed? Benefit... ...Read more
Bony pelvis: The baby's head has to pass through the pelvic bones in a vaginal delivery. If there is a discrepancy between the size of the head and the diameters of the pelvis, you may have either a prolonged labor or an arrest in labor. A trial of labor will determine wheter you will be successful in having a vaginal delivery. ...Read more
My doctor ordered a Sacrum coccyx MRI, however, the report says MRI pelvis and the findings say MRI of the bony pelvis and sacrum. IS this correct?
It is difficult: To determine whether the study was tailored properly without knowing exactly what was performed, and what the clinical indications were. However, if you are concerned that they didn’t mention coccyx, that is not an issue because the coccyx is connected to the sacrum, and any study that visualized the sacrum would necessarily include the coccyx. There would be no way not to. ...Read more
My dad had a nuclear bone scan. Nuclear bone scan findings: there are several focal areas of isotope accumulation in the region of the sacroiliac joints bilaterally which correspond to lesions noted on the CT pelvis consistent with bony me
Possibly metastases: Nuclear bone scans usually demonstrate areas of increased bone metabolism, the bone reacting to a stimulus, such as tumor, fracture, infection, etc.Bone scan is very sensitive but not specific. Ct and MRI are cross sectional imaging that can more specifically identify the pathology and characterize the abnormalities on bone scan. ...Read more
a female pelvis is wider for childbirth requiring different angles in the femur (thigh bone) and knee. A mans muscles esp in the thighs are much larger giving a sleeker appearance. Also women store more fat and one of the areas a lot is stored is the hips. ...Read more
No: Women tend to put hip replacement off longer than men, so typically they have waited longer, have been less active, and their arthritis is more advanced, so surgery can be harder for them. The time to have this procedure done is when you are no longer able to carry out activities of daily living because of hip pain. That's true for men and women. ...Read more
Hi, My baby boy is 1.5 years old & he pinches hip of mom who wears saree. One day when I worn saree he even pinched my hip. He does to men also. Why?
Exploring?: At 1 1/2 your son is learning lots of things about his world and touching is one way to do that. Pinching/biting can be normal ways to explore; however, they are painful to the other people so we tend to want to discourage it. Tell him "ouch, that hurts, no pinch" and move his hand away. If you see him going to pinch intervene before he does it and say "no pinch, that hurts". ...Read more