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Fell on my back. Bruised. Back at a tilt. Really hurts?

Fell on my back. Bruised. Back at a tilt. Really hurts?

Needs to be checked: You should make an appointment with your GP or go to the Emergency department of nearest hospital to be examined for the extent of injuries and appropriate treatment ...Read more

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Left leg hurting from lower back pain?

Left leg hurting from lower back pain?

Could be: If you have a lumbar herniated disc pinching a nerve, it could lead to pain down the distribution of the nerve being pinched. ...Read more

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Slightly swollen knee little stiff and sore back off leg behind knee?

Slightly swollen knee little stiff and sore back off leg behind knee?

Tough to say: Could be a Baker's Cyst. Tough to say for sure. Ultrasound behind knee could show this. ...Read more

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I fell hurt ribs shooting pain on one ribs , broken?

I fell hurt ribs shooting pain on one ribs , broken?

Rib pain: Even though you think it is only rib pain, it's best to check this out with a physician to make sure it is not something not more severe. ...Read more

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Back bones of head at bottom hurts. Fingers, hand, wrist hurts. Back hurts. Eye pain. Shoulders hurts. Achy. What could it be?

Back bones of head at bottom hurts. Fingers, hand, wrist hurts. Back hurts. Eye pain. Shoulders hurts. Achy. What could it be?

Pain all over: The causes of your pains can be multiple. Those may be physical but can also be mental. A thorough history and physical examination is needed to get to the root of your problem. Us throwing guess won't be nearly as effective. ...Read more

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Neck pain, shoulder pain, and spine pain after hitting my head?

Neck pain, shoulder pain, and spine pain after hitting my head?

ER for CT/xrays: If you experienced unconsciousness even for a brief interval, it would be best to be seen by a physician right away. You may need a head CT to rule out trauma-related problems such as bleeding and swelling. At the ER, they can also prescribe pain medications as necessary. It must have been a significant blow to the head to cause neck, shoulder, and spine pain, too. ...Read more

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Lower back pain now radiating down my outter thighs to knee. Now tingling hot pains radiating down to my calf, ankle & foot?

Lower back pain now radiating down my outter thighs to knee.  Now tingling hot pains radiating down to my calf, ankle & foot?

Seek your doctor: You may have irritation of some of the nerve roots of the spine or the spine itself(though you'd be young for this). Really consider seeing your primary care doctor better define what's causing your symptoms. This will help you come to a better plan of action(treatment) and get you feeling better sooner. ...Read more

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I fell 3days ago on gravel on my knee.Minimal swelling sore to touch below knee.Now have dull pain And pain shooting down leg/foot. Shin/foot tingle

I fell 3days ago on gravel on my knee.Minimal swelling sore to touch below knee.Now have dull pain And pain shooting down leg/foot. Shin/foot tingle

Nerve inolvement: The bruising and swelling may have impinged on a nerve in the front of your leg such as the superficial fibular nerve. If the symptoms do not improve or if they worsen, please seek evaluation and further guidance. ...Read more

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Lower back hurts when I walk?

Lower back hurts when I walk?

Spine Injury: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Front thigh pain and soreness after falling? Fell on ice, felt a burning pain from knee to upper thigh. Now hurts to move or bend. Knee hurts too

Front thigh pain and soreness after falling? Fell on ice, felt a burning pain from knee to upper thigh. Now hurts to move or bend. Knee hurts too

Get X-ray if...: Sounds like a contusion to your thigh. ( bruise). If you are able to walk and weight bear on that side a fractured femur( thigh bone)extremely unlikely. Contusions to kneecap( prepatellar bursitis ) is very common w/ your mechanism of injury and can refer pain proximally . So are thigh contusions. Rice is appropriate .If pain continues, swelling increases, or pain localizes to knee ... See md...Gl. ...Read more

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Pain in back near spine straight back from belly button? (Not on spine itself)

Pain in back near spine straight back from belly button? (Not on spine itself)

Doctor can check: Back pain on either side of the spine (called flank pain by doctors) can be caused by kidney disease, especially if the person doesn't remember hurting her back by lifting or working too much. Other abdominal problems can also show up as back pain, so evaluation by a doctor is needed. A doctor generally examines the liver, stomach, pancreas, and intestine areas for possible problems, too. ...Read more

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Leg hurts with bump on back on knee?

Leg hurts with  bump on back on knee?

See below: Sounds like a baker's cyst, which is a collection of excess joint fluid which makes it's way out of the knee capsule to the back of the knee between two muscles. It is not a serious condition, but usually indicates an arthritic issue in the knee. It can cause discomfort. Sometimes we drain these but they usually come back. You shoud get your knee examined to determine if this is what it is. ...Read more

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Bent down lower back pop now is painful and going down my left butt cheekand it hurts to move or walk?

Bent down lower back pop now is painful and going down my left butt cheekand it hurts to move or walk?

Sacroiliac Joint: A 30's female who experiences a popping sound and acute onset sciatica after bending over likely has experienced sacroiliac joint subluxation. Vertebral vertebrae do not pop. An osteopath can readily diagnose and manipulate into proper alignment. ...Read more

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Heal pain and lower back pain?

Heal pain and lower back pain?

These can be related: The heel pain and improper support or gait can be contributing to your low back pain. Try changing to more supportive footwear. Also start a light stretching program for legs and feet. If you have any radiation of pain from back to legs, see your doctor sooner than later. A thorough history and physical is necessary to say what exactly is going on, but this could be a good start. Hope it helps! ...Read more

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Feel itchy all over my body, upper and lower back hurts, left elbow hurts, right thumb joint hurts, right hip hurts, both ankles hurt, why?

Multiple options: The symptoms you describe could be from an allergy, a type of arthritis, an infection or a combination. The best doctor to see to sort this out is a rheumatologist. An allergist or immunologist could help as well. ...Read more

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Strained muscles in lower back, tailbone hurts when sitting?

Strained muscles in lower back, tailbone hurts when sitting?

Tailbone pain: Sometimes a muscle strain can affect the lower part of the muscle insertion, close to the tailbone or sacrum and coccyx (truly the end of the spine). Sometimes its more referred pain from muscle spasm, and some nerve irritation that can lead to tailbone pain. Good luck! ...Read more

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Fell back on ice 3 months ago on left side shoulder blade. Now bad shoulder pain inside, when dropping shoulder, moving back & pain above left breast?

See an orthopedist: You may have suffered an injury to your shoulder, specifically your rotator cuff, which can give you painful range of motion especially when dropping your arm. ...Read more

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L hip pain that goes down into my leg to ankle, leg feel sore. Lower back hurts on L side. Hip feels like burning pain at times.

L hip pain that goes down into my leg to ankle, leg feel sore. Lower back hurts on L side. Hip feels like burning pain at times.

Possibly a sciatica: A sciatica is caused by an irritation of a nerve in the back that then can cause pain that runs down the leg like you are describing. There are also potentially other causes as well. Usually a detailed history and exam can determine the cause. Thank you for your question. ...Read more