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Fear Of Falling Down The Stairs
After almost falling I've developed a fear of escalators and steep tall stairs. I tense and cant bring my foot to go on one, esp escalators by myself.
I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! this is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more
What causes 1 sharp pinching pain in chest at the edge of sternum where it meets left breast while walking up stairs?PCP says heart ok.Fear cardiac.
DEPEND: My first recommendation is for you to see your primary care physician to determine the exact nature of your injury. While awaiting an appointment, i would recommend that you soak in warm water for 20 minutes twice per day and or apply ice to the painful area. Performance of light stretching exercises combined with otc nsaids may also be beneficial. ...Read more
?: It depends if u were injured and what & how bad. If u were bumped & bruised with no major pain & all works well, u should b ok. If ssx r bad or ^ then i would c my pcp. ...Read more
Yes: The first step is installing secure gates at the top and bottom of your stairs around 9 months of age once the baby starts crawling. Use gates that screw in to your woodwork, not the expandable gates that you often see, these are not secure! teach all family members to close the gates as they go through them. Remember gates only work when you use them properly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bruise: If you have significant pain and difficulty of walking/standing, you might need to be evaluated for hip fracture. If no fracture is found, you can take NSAIDs for pain and inflammation. Icing should help with swelling and stop bruising from getting worse. You should follow up with your doctor for any persistent pain, swelling, shortness of breath or any other new symptoms. ...Read more
I sprained my ankle badly last night after falling down the stairs. How can I best manage the pain ?
I sprained my ankle falling down the stairs 5 months ago and now it hurts every now and then. Is this normal?
Not sure of the : Question but if you feel pain you should have it checked out. ...Read more
Why am i still in agony with my leg, after falling down the stairs 2 weeks ago nearly, no brake apparently according to xray?
I had a bruise 2 months ago, caused by falling down the stairs. It was painful, and there was numbness and swelling. Now the numbness is still there.
Recovery slow/never?: Once peripheral nerve fibers (cell bodies at/in spinal cord) are damaged/interrupted, they usually attempt to regrow, slowly, maximum rate typically about 1 mm/day. However, if tissue disruption has blocked original path, they may not/never regrow fully. Without the previous fibers & changed sensory signals to your spinal cord & brain, a sense of numbness may persist, sometimes permanently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a bruise on my lip from falling down the stairs yesterday, it doesn't hurt but I want to know how long it will take to heal. Can I speed it up?
Ice it: for the next6 24 hours .,..then apply heat! A bruise is a "collection" of burst and "old" red blood cells. By using ice at the beginning you decrease circulation (thus the bleeding is less) afterwards HEAT will promote the circulation to remove the blood products. Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
I have a really sore ankle from falling down the stairs sore to walk on bruised and swollen have i sprained it or something worse ?
Months to years: Coccydina, aka tailbone pain can come from mild to severe trauma of the tip of the tailbone. Sitting on a notched pillow (not a donut shaped pillow) can help. A steroid injection into the coccyx can be very effective. Rarely surgery is required. Time to call your family doc. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the severity of the fall and age and health of the patient. Older patients more likely to suffer hip fractures. Younger patients less likely to break their hips. Other injuries are soft tissue or injuries to where the muscle attaches to the hip. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oh yes!: You could have sustained a number of injuries by falling down a flight of stairs, ranging from an ankle sprain to a broken bone or head injury. This probably happened so fast, you may not have realized immediately what you injured. I hope your clarinet didn't get hurt. Unlike it does for an ankle sprain--Ice, an ace wrap and a few days off of its feet--wouldn't have made it better. ...Read more
Go to ER for CT scan: The most sensitive and specific test to diagnose injury to the spleen is a ct of the abdomen. Blunt trauma to the abdomen, like what can occur when falling down stairs, should be taken very seriously. This requires emergency room evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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