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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymosis = subcutaneous bleeding covering a diameter ...Read more


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Pateller strain or tibia shin splints?

Pateller strain or tibia shin splints?

Depends: Depends where the pain is. Patellar tendonitis pain is higher up near the knee cap, and shin splints are lower down on the inner aspect of the tibia bone. ...Read more

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Can shin splints cause knee and ankle pain?

Can shin splints cause knee and ankle pain?

YES: Depending upon the structure and function of the entire extremity, the ligaments around the knee and ankle can be strained, causing pain. ...Read more

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Sharp calf pain, tender shin bone, moved to hip?

Sharp calf pain, tender shin bone, moved to hip?

Exam: You need a complete exam by a physician including a neurological exam. This may be caused by a herniated disc. ...Read more

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Lump on forearm after bruising?

Lump on forearm after bruising?

Hematoma: Bruising is nothing out of the ordinary after an injury and sometimes the blood in a bruise will collect into a hematoma. When this blood coagulates it gets hard. This could be the lump. The body should reabsorb this over time but if it grows or doesn't get smaller then seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Blood clots in shin from bruise?

Blood clots in shin from bruise?

Possible: If your chin injury was bad enough to cause some swelling of the leg that could pressure the veins and cause blood clots. ...Read more

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I have running shin splints and leg sore?

I have running shin splints and leg sore?

Physical Therapy: Assuming that you have gone to an appropriate Doctor and the cause of your symptoms is not apparent and imaging is negative, you want to treat the symptoms. I have worked with athletes with similar problems, and have developed a physical therapy program for use at home.You can google "DrNefcy.com" and click on arthrogram advise, or google "Principles of Intrinsic Medicine" for an email link to me. ...Read more

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What causes shin splints?

What causes shin splints?

RISK FACTORS: Let me give you some risk factors: Smoking, more than 10 alcoholic drinks/week, female sex, sudden increase in activity, poor shoegear, flat feet. ...Read more

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What causes shin splints?

What causes shin splints?

An "overuse" injury: Aches and pains, or actual injuries like small fractures, can happen with repeated stress to a body part. For workers, it can be called a work injury. In sports, it's called an overuse injury. A primary care doctor or a sports medicine doctor can evaluate to see what needs to be done. Usually, anti-inflammatory meds like Motrin (ibuprofen) are used for a 3-5 days, along with decreasing the stress. ...Read more

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Is subchondral edematous contusion a bone bruise?

Is subchondral edematous contusion a bone bruise?

Yes: A bone bruise is actually a stress fracture. The inner trabeculae of the bone actually break. The healing of the stress fracture conincides with symptom resolution. ...Read more

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Bruising color around tailbone no pain?

Bruising color around tailbone no pain?

Bruise: Depending about how much fatty tissue is around the tailbone, the bruise may or may not hurt. If you bruise easily or taking aspirin or anti-inflammatories like motrin you can bruise with just a small bump. Best to have it looked at. ...Read more

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Bruising on stomach no injury?

Bruising on stomach no injury?

Ecchymoses: Unexplained subcutaneous bleeding should merit a rapid trip to the doctor for evaluation. Spontaneous bleeding of that nature can turn out to be benign, but a full assessment of each individual patient is warranted under these circumstances. Good luck. ...Read more

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Left leg shin pain and swelling?

Left leg  shin pain and swelling?

Shin splints: Or tendonopathy are strong possibilities. Ice may help as well as antiinflammatory, if pain psists would follow up with doc. ...Read more

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Pain and stiffness with extending knee. Medial knee pain extending just below knee. Gradual onset after yard work, 8 mile walk. No swelling. Minor redness. DVT?

Pain and stiffness with extending knee. Medial knee pain extending just below knee. Gradual onset after yard work, 8 mile walk. No swelling. Minor redness. DVT?

Wouldn't: Worry about a DVT. A deep vein thrombosis is more likely after prolonged immobilization, or after a significant injury to the extremity. In your scenario, the joint pain is likely due to inflammation to recent overuse. A cartilage or minor ligament injury to the knee is also a possibility. The RICE pneumonic (Rest Ice Compression Elevation) is good for a sore/ inflamed joint. No DVT ...Read more

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Hard blow to shin with no bruising normal?

Hard blow to shin with no bruising normal?

Possible: This is possible. If you are having pain ice the effected area. If your shin fails to improve, see your physician for an xray. ...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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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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Bruising (Definition)

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