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Use pain as guide: There is no magic mileage number. Simply use pain and swelling as a guide. Exercise should not just be about walking. Remember to do simple stretching and range of motion exercises regularly to maintain a full range of motion. Walking is good for cardio and strength, which helps maintain ideal body weight and prepare for any surgeries. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Exercise Gently: Quote Dr. John Lyftogt: "Rest is not a stimulus for repair." Gentle exercise stimulates blood and lymphatic flow & repair.Go easy. If knee is fractured, a certain amount of rest is required.If pain fails to subside within 3-6 weeks, it may be more than a bruise: fibular displacement or femoral nerve inflammation, for example.Seeing a dr. knowledgeable about chronic injury may then be appropriate. ...Read more
Laminectomy: Classically sucessful when conservative meadures fail high sucess rate low complication rate ...Read more
Fell last week, drs.Say no broken bones.Knee still hurts when i bend knee or squat.What could be causing the pain.
How likely is the painful lump on inside of knee cancer lump isnt attatched to bone knee swelled tight at the bk hurts more after use 3 weeks now?
Best examined: While a tumor often forms a lump, it isn't necessarily painful. That often depends on its location. Soft tissue sarcomas and lymphomas can appear at that location, but other diagnoses are more likely. This includes varicose veins, inflamed tendons, boils, Baker's cyst, venous thrombosis, etc. It's best to have the area examined by your physician. ...Read more
17 yrd old athlete had ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair 1 yr ago, now I have sharp pain in bones, knee is now twisted, pain in every activity. ?
Get checked: By ortho who did the surgery. Hopefully that will help. ...Read more
Should i put my 90 yo mother on coumadin (warfarin)? she does not have a history of falling but does have a bone on bone knee problem and a balance problem.
Tough call: there are a few scores out there to calculate the risks and benefits of Coumadin (warfarin) therapy. The CHADSVASC score , the TIMI bleed score , the HASBLED score etc. ultimately quality of life and avoiding a complicated medication like this with frequent checks and interactions might trump everything else. Is she alert enough to contribute to the discussion? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have pain and slight swelling to the top of my foot and pain that goes up & down the outside of my leg (from knee down). I am 57 female had diabetes (no insulin) and have bone on bone knees (insides only). What can be causing the pain and should I see
Depends on the cause: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm not sure what...: ...You mean by "creaky." are his bones tender? Are his joints swollen? If they are not, and he is otherwise well, it's unlikely something is wrong. If he is not otherwise well or it bothers him (not just you) then it should be checked out by his pediatrician. ...Read more