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Doctor insights on: Fat Pad Impingement Symptoms

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What causes infrapatellar fat pad syndrome?

What causes infrapatellar fat pad syndrome?

Mostly a bruise: http://www.sw.org/misc/health/Hoffa%27s%20Disease%20%28Infrapatellar%20Fat%20Pad%20Syndrome%29%20with%20Rehab-SportsMed.html This varies a lot, but often it is like a localized bruise that doesn't last long and goes away with rest on its own. Mostly, it just occurs but can be after trauma ...Read more

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How is infrapatellar fat pad syndrome diagnosed?

How is infrapatellar fat pad syndrome diagnosed?

Mostly a bruise: http://www.sw.org/misc/health/Hoffa%27s%20Disease%20%28Infrapatellar%20Fat%20Pad%20Syndrome%29%20with%20Rehab-SportsMed.html This varies a lot, but often it is like a localized bruise that doesn't last long and goes away with rest on its own. MRI can confirm ...Read more

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I have unbearable pain due to disc problems, spinal stenosis, spurs, bulging discs, little help from meds. Would tummy tuck help decrease pain?

I have unbearable pain due to disc problems, spinal stenosis, spurs, bulging discs, little help from meds. Would tummy tuck help decrease pain?

Nope.: Tummy tucks (witch hazel) are not performed to relive pain. The tummy tuck is a cosmetic operation used to smooth the belly. It removes excess skin, lower abdominal fat and tightens to abdominal muscles. It does not treat the spine or any of the symptoms you describe. ...Read more

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Mri show buldging disc suggest annular tear. Mostly low central radial back pain slight sciatica. Does mostly back pain suggest cause ann tear not bd?

Mri show buldging disc suggest annular tear. Mostly low central radial back pain slight sciatica. Does mostly back pain suggest cause ann tear not bd?

Disc pain: Disc pain is primarily in the back without going g down the legs. Unfortunately most people have more than one reason to have back pain. You shod discuss the full results of the MRI with the ordering physician so a comprehensive plan of care can be developed. ...Read more

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Do the symptoms of piriformis syndrome and/or sciatica include thigh stiffness?

Do the symptoms of piriformis syndrome and/or sciatica include thigh stiffness?

Pyriformis/sciatic: Yes thigh stiffness in the back of the thigh can certainly be present in the conditions above. Pain should also be present to some extent. ...Read more

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What symptoms might occur with compression changes/fx's at T12/L1, T11, T7, bone height loss, and diffuse disc bulges?

What symptoms might occur with compression changes/fx's at T12/L1, T11, T7, bone height loss, and diffuse disc bulges?

Pain: Pain is the most common symptom of a compression fracture. If the fracture is displaced you may need to see a spine surgeon. Most people do not need any procedure. Some people do not know they have a fracture in fact. You should make sure you get enough calcium and vitamin D if you are low and ask your doctor about other medications involving bone health called bisphosphonates. ...Read more

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Prognosis of sciatica pain from lumbar disc bulge or herniation without surgery or injection?

Prognosis of sciatica pain from lumbar disc bulge or herniation without surgery or injection?

Quick answer: greater than 90% of patients who have surgery have the same pain or lack of pain after 5 years compared to those who do not have surgery. If the pain is tolerable, wait before considering surgery ...Read more

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Large L5S1 disc extrusion compressing L5 nerve & s1s2 nerve roots.sciatica&numbness in foot. can I swim or will it aggravate problem.

Large L5S1 disc extrusion compressing L5 nerve & s1s2 nerve roots.sciatica&numbness in foot. can I swim or will it aggravate problem.

TimeOfStrifeSeeKnife: Swimming is a good idea but just go easy at first and see how you do. You'll know if you overdid it if you get too sore within 48 hours (at your tender age). Might be a good idea to get an instructor or therapist to help you at the beginning, if possible--even a friend. And be sure to exercise the arms and chest. Breast stroke with a gentle kick. But it sounds like you'll need more than swimming. ...Read more

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Herniated L5/S1 w/sciatica. Would microdiscectomy surgery help with SI joint pain or just the sciatica?

Herniated L5/S1 w/sciatica. Would microdiscectomy surgery help with SI joint pain or just the sciatica?

Most likely: just the sciatica. SI joint pain is an arthritic phenomenon, and releasing pressure on the nerves wouldn't affect that. Be sure to speak with your surgeon, as surgery is usually a last resort, and is not always successful in relieving the pain. ...Read more

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Do the symptoms of fibromyalgia include muscle cramps & spasms and/or shooting pain from nerves?

Do the symptoms of fibromyalgia include muscle cramps & spasms and/or shooting pain from nerves?

Could be: Fibromyalgia is very difficult to diagnose because there is no good test for it, and it can appear differently in different people. Muscle cramps, spasms, and shooting pains are possible but can also come from other things. ...Read more

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BiLat lumbar facial fat herniation +Danlos, +athletic season, tx options?! Occasional restricted motion/severe pain (usually no or mild mod pain)

BiLat lumbar facial fat herniation +Danlos, +athletic season, tx options?! Occasional restricted motion/severe pain (usually no or mild mod pain)

Fibromyalgia: 34 y fem w. low back pain, dysautonomia, migraine, insomnia & Ehlers-Danlos has symptoms of Fibromyalgia, FM. British MD's aware association Hypermobility Syndrome & FM. Loose joints beget tilted body tower struggling to remain upright as repetitive gravitational stress causes joint subluxations, autonomic impingements & soft tissue spasm/pain. Aquatherapy, yoga, massage, walking & cannabis help. ...Read more

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Could I have a brachial plexus stretch injury or damage without current compression, if lying down & sleeping provides relief? Neck/shoulder pain

Could I have a brachial plexus stretch injury or damage without current compression, if lying down & sleeping provides relief? Neck/shoulder pain

Brachial plexus: It requires proper neurological exam. An emg/ncv study helps determine the deficits. It may require an MRI to evaluate your cervical spine. ...Read more

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Have 8 hern. discs, spinal facet arth., deg. disc dis., and more. Losing weight and core strengthening. Would a lumb/sac belt ever be an good option?

Have 8 hern. discs, spinal facet arth., deg. disc dis., and more.  Losing weight and core strengthening. Would a lumb/sac belt ever be an good option?

It may help with : your symptoms in conjunction with a well executed exercise program combining: flexibility, cardiovascular conditioning and core strengthening. You may want to start this program under the guidance of your physician and a physical therapist and transition to a home program. ...Read more

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Disk herination at L4/5 with indentation on inferior fat pad of both neuroformaines.does it need to do surgery ?

Disk herination at L4/5 with indentation on inferior fat pad of both neuroformaines.does it need to do surgery ?

Not necessarily: Majority of the cases of disc herniation settle by itself after a period of time and does not need surgery It depends on how severe your condition is as per the scan. A surgeon who checks you out and check the scan is the one to decide if your condition needs operation or not. ...Read more

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Pain under heel for a year when walking. MRI negative for bursitis, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, thin fat pad, pinched nerve. What else could it be?

Pain under heel for a year when walking. MRI negative for bursitis, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, thin fat pad, pinched nerve. What else could it be?

Achilles' tendon: If plantar fasciitis or,other pathology is not found, I would check the Achilles' tendon insertion, and have your gait assessed. You may have an accentuated heel strike that irritates this area. Orthotics should be used to help,off weight this area ...Read more

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Back pain & numbness in foot after MRI report l5-s1: wide based shallow disc herniation eccentric to left. Mild degree facet prominence. Central canal not significantly stenotic. What does this mean?

Back pain & numbness in foot after MRI report l5-s1: wide based shallow disc herniation eccentric to left. Mild degree facet prominence. Central canal not significantly stenotic. What does this mean?

Disc herniation: If your symptoms are left sided and consistant with a l 5 or s1 distribution might want to try an injection for diagnostic reasons good luck mostly good news no significant arthritic nartowing of nerve passages. ...Read more

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