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Do You Need Crutches For A Pulled Groin
Fit and Stability: There are many different types of "over the counter " knee braces available at your local pharmacy. If you have had a mild ligament injury a neoprene sleeve with flexible side stays and velcro straps would be helpful. Patients with more significant arthritis often benefit by use of a neoprene hinged knee brace. The brace should fit snug but not tight ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
First of all he'll: Help with diagnosing it as a minor injury and then advise you. ...Read more
Many options: Depending on the condition some treatment options may include rest, ice, compression and elevation, bracing, injection, pain medication, anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, and surgery. Have it evaluated and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi! i hurt my knee and need to know if i need to see a doctor. I have been icing, wearing a brace and elevating. Do i need to? I want a good answer with detail
The : The real question is how disabling is your pain? Problems such as locking of your knee, giving way, painful grinding or popping, inability to bear weight without pain, knee instability, and significant pain moving your knee even when you are not weight bearing would be indicative of more serious problems where timely orthopedic care is indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Possibly.: People associate crutches with fractures, but if you seriously tore your quadriceps or hamstring tendons, then you will be unable to ambulate normally without causing additional injury. If the injury is bad enough, you may require surgery to connect the torn tissues. Your orthopedic or sports medicine doc will give you specific recommendations based on the severity of your injury. ...Read more
Would it be a good idea to wear an ankle brace on a sprained ankle or do I just need to not wear a brace and slowly let it get better without one?
If your sure about: The diagnosis. Otherwise get investigated by seeing your pcp, then decide who you want to see. Good luck. ...Read more
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Not necessarily: Most patients experience a fair amount of discomfort with this surgery. I routinely have at least 2/40 patients per month who eschew narcotics and seem to do well with tylenol (acetaminophen) and celebrex. Interesting, they seem to be the happiest patients. I am not sure if they truly have a high pain threshold or if patients who do not take narcotics just feel better. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Depends on fx: Some ulna fractures do not require a cast. Others may actually require surgery. A lot depends on the location of your ulna fracture; is it close to the wrist? Or is it near the elbow? Is it displaced? It would be best to discuss this with an Orthopaedic surgeon who can examine you and review your xrays. Some ulna fractures may be treated in a long arm cast that immobilizes both your wrist and elbo ...Read more
History and physical: The doctor will perform a focused examination of your ankle. He will need to take a focused history of your complaint along with the examination to make the evaluation. Be prepared to answer some questions about the history of the ankle problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been given crutches for a grade 2 ankle sprain, with a partial ligament tear. How long should I be on crutches? When do I need to weight bare?
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