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Dr. John Chiu
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Bone (Definition)

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


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Ankle pain, no injury. Start with heel pain on L, ankle, move to achilles, outer ankle bone, then L ankle can't bear weight. Then, R outer ankle bone?

Ankle pain, no injury. Start with heel pain on L, ankle,  move to achilles, outer ankle bone, then L ankle can't bear weight. Then, R outer ankle bone?

Pain: can be arthritis and compensating to other side causing pain. It is common issue with plantar fasciitis patient will favor the other side and then they get inflammation to the joint area ...Read more

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Can a dislocated knee cause a fracture in the femur and bone bruising?

Can a dislocated knee cause a fracture in the femur and bone bruising?

Dislocated knee: Differentiate between dislocated patella and a dislocated knee--but, yes, both can cause fracture and bone bruise. Higher energy injury may be the culprit. ...Read more

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Injured knee for 2 months knee popping, thigh bone hurts also hip hurts tingling through entire leg and numbing in bottom of foot not insured?

Injured knee for 2 months knee popping, thigh bone hurts also hip hurts tingling through entire leg and numbing in bottom of foot not insured?

Sounds: like you have internal "derangement"(= cartilage tear) in your knee joint and the instability is remedied by overusing muscles in your thigh! You should have these symptoms evaluated and I see you are a US resident...why no insurance..apply for insurance via The Affordable Health Care Act ("Obamacare") depending upon your State you will be offered low cost or no cost insurance) Hope this helps! D ...Read more

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Treatment for undisplaced fracture or bone bruise of posterior medial talus and articular surface, and minor bone bruise distal calcaneous?

Treatment for undisplaced fracture or bone bruise of posterior medial talus and articular surface, and minor bone bruise distal calcaneous?

See orthopedic surg: Please see an orthopedic surgeon. Most likely need to be on crutches for a number of weeks. May need to wear a cast or boot as well. Some taler fractures also result in AVN which prolong the treatment course. ...Read more

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Swollen foot and hip pain after broken hip repaired?

Swollen foot and hip pain after broken hip repaired?

This is common.: This is a common finding after such a surgery. The major concern is to be on the look out for a d.V.T or clot in the leg. This would typically cause swelling of the leg and pain in the calf. The foot swells as the motion in the extremtiy is limited. The pain in the hip after the procedure is expected. Ice the hip, take your meds, and elevate your foot while at rest. ...Read more

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Broken fibula and sprained ankle. Have burning sensation at fracture site and ankle. Is this normal?

Broken fibula and sprained ankle. Have burning sensation at fracture site and ankle. Is this normal?

Yes: It is normal to have pain at the site of injury. With a broken fibula ; presumed ligament tears at the ankle, surgical stabilization is common. Be sure to discuss w/ur ortho doc. ...Read more

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Ankle hurts to bend down&in.small thing poking out underanklebone.pain inside ankle.right ankle towards the outside but under the bone and in joint. ?

Hard to say: There are multiple possibilities and it is hard to say without at least an examination. One possible cause is a ganglion cyst that can arise from one of the small joints in the foot and lead to pain and swelling. Again, I would not hesitate to be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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Sprained right ankle twice(2012-2016).Healed.Notice the "part" rightBELOW the right ankle bone is more protruding/bigger than the left ankle.Problem?

Sprained right ankle twice(2012-2016).Healed.Notice the "part" rightBELOW the  right ankle bone is more protruding/bigger than the left ankle.Problem?

Not w/o pain: If you have pain from the noted difference in ankle anatomy right vs left, the yes its a problem. If no pain and no limitation of movement, then no worries. It could be scar tissue or a bone callous. If problematic, see a podiatrist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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Sports injury... How bad does it look. Right ankle, underneath my ankle bone is swollen and bruised?

Sports injury... How bad does it look. Right ankle, underneath my ankle bone is swollen and bruised?

Need xam & images: C an orthopedist 4 this. Without a hands on xam, & images the extent of the injury can not B made. ...Read more

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Burning pain in ankle up to knee. Ankle injury 20 days ago. No fracture in x-ray. Arch and heel pain with sweeling on ankle with burning while walking?

Pain: Agreed - sounds like tendonitis . The nerves in the area my be injured also depending on the mechanism of injury , which we don't know. As stated , stay in close contact with your treating physician ...Read more

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What can cause tarsals, medial cuneiform bone to hurt? Metatarsal bone get numb and muscle hurt? And lateral cuneiform hurt when walking?

Go to the podiatrist: The region that you are describing is the midfoot and has too many structures, both soft tissue and bone, that can cause the symptoms you are describing. See the podiatrist. ...Read more

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Fractured hand, soft tissue in forearm. Help?

Fractured hand, soft tissue in forearm. Help?

See your doctor: He/she will listen to you, perform an examination, possibly order some tests, and see what's going on. ...Read more

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Inner ankle bone is not sticking out like normal, there's bruising under inner ankle bone, and bruising up leg. Hurts after walking only.What is this?

Inner ankle bone is not sticking out like normal, there's bruising under inner ankle bone, and bruising up leg. Hurts after walking only.What is this?

Have it checked: This could be a tendon injury and or mass with swelling - have it checked out by a foot and ankle specialist/ podiatrist. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

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