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Dr. Richard Jay
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Ligament Tear (Definition)

Ligaments are defined as collagenn tissue structures that connect bones in and around joints. A classic example is the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee that provides stability o the bones of the knee joint and specifically connects the femur to the tibia. A torn ligament is simply any disruption ...Read more


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Is burning pain in my knee a sign of a torn ligament ?

Is burning pain in my knee a sign of a 
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Perhaps: How the pain started, and other important questions, as well as a physical exam is needed to know for sure. Burning pain is not the most common description of how a torn ligament feels, but each person's pain sensation is different. Torn ligaments re usually acutely painful and related to injury or a misstep, and can have locking or buckling of the knee. ...Read more

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I fractured my big toe but most of the pain and swelling is in the foot could i torn a ligament also?

I fractured my big toe but most of the pain and swelling is in the foot could i torn a ligament also?

Possibly: Or a tendon is ssible as well, like your ehl tendon. Or simply, your gait has changed to protect the fracture so your overusing certain muscles t hely causing the swelling. ...Read more

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Pain and popping a year and a half after ligament tear in ankle. What could be wrong?

Pain and popping a year and a half after ligament tear in ankle. What could be wrong?

Needs a workup: Some popping of the ankle is normal unless it is a associated with other symptoms like pain or swelling. Some popping after an ankle sprain may be due to dislocating tendows particularly if it occurs on the the lateral (outside portion) of the ankle. See a specialist you, may need a x-ray , MRI or an ultrasound to diagnosis problem. ...Read more

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Is needle-like pain in my foot below the ankle a possible sign of gout?

Is needle-like pain in my foot below the ankle a possible sign of gout?

Gout pain: Gout is an inflammatory condition of a joint; the joint can become painful from an increase in uric acid levels in the joint and the tissues surrounding the painful area. Gout usually affects the hallux joint, the ankle joint, the knee joint, the wrist, and smaller joints of the hands and feet. Uric acid levels can be decreased with diet and medication. Ask your physician and podiatrist. ...Read more

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Could the arch pain in my left foot be caused by a bump on my tendon? What could it be?

Plantar fasciitis: The bump can be a plantar fibromatosis caused by overuse injury to your plantar fascia ligament. What happens is the plantar fascia becomes so tight it has micro tears, then your body is trying to repair it, it scars and forms a nodule. The best way to treat it is to keep the pressure off the nodule with orthotics, padding, wearing comfortable shoes. Stretching, ice and steroid injection can help. ...Read more

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Could a sprained toe cause pain in ball of foot?

Could a sprained toe cause pain in ball of foot?

Yes: If the toe is injured and inflammed, this can lead to contracture of the joint. This can put increased pressure on the metatarsal head causing causing irritation. A thicker, stiffer soled shoe with good arch support can sometimes reduce stress on the ball of the foot. Icing and antiinflammatories are also helpful. If symptoms persist, see your podiatrist. Dr l. ...Read more

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Possible for a sprained small toe cause pain in ball of foot?

Possible for a sprained small toe cause pain in ball of foot?

Yes: You may have injured the joint capsule or ligaments. If pain persists see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I injured the top of my right foot a month ago and i'm still in pain. It hurts to walk and there is a squishy bulge where the injury occurred.?

I injured the top of my right foot a month ago and i'm still in pain. It hurts to walk and there is a squishy bulge where the injury occurred.?

Crush injury: There is not a lot of soft tissue on top of your foot, so any injury will likely involve nerves. Pain can last for months. You may have a ganglion cyst on top of your foot or you may still have hematoma or seroma that has not resolved. A diagnostic ultrasound may help make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a pain in the ball of my foot which I have had for a few years there is also a tender hard lump on the ball . Could this be arthritis ?

I have a pain in the ball of my foot which I have had for a few years there is also a tender hard lump on the ball . Could this be arthritis ?

Should be evaluated: From your description, this could refer to several possibilities. One would be that you have developed callous overlying a prominent metatarsal bone. The pain usually is from inflammation of the affected bone/joint. It could also be a cyst, such as a ganglion. Either way, it should be evaluated and treated by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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In ballet class, I experienced a popping sound and painless sensation in the area of my left Achilles tendon. What could this be?

In ballet class, I experienced a popping sound and painless sensation in the area of my left Achilles tendon. What could this be?

Sprain vs. tear: It would be best to see a Podiatrist for a quick evaluation and diagnosis as this could be a sprain or represent a small tear. additional possibilities include tendonitis or even an impingement syndrome. With an accurate diagnosis your MD can determine if stretching, an anti-inflammatory, rest/ice/massage or some time with a Physical therapist is the next step. Keep me posted if you can. ...Read more

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The top of my foot is swollen and bruised with a lump could it be broken?

The top of my foot is swollen and bruised with a lump could it be broken?

Possible: Clearly, an x-ray would help detemine whether you have a fracture. However, a hairline (stress) fracture may not be evident on x-ray until 10- 14 days post injured. The lump may be swelling or a hematoma as a result of the injury. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


Ligament (Definition)

A fibrous band of tissue that connects one bone to another. They hold joints in place. Dr. Fox's trivia test: what one bone is the only one ...Read more