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Fell Down Stairs Hit Back On Steps
Head trauma: can result in head pain (from the direct blow) or even from injury to the cervical spine. You need to be on the look out for signs and symptoms of TBI and seek medical assistance if you have a personality change, disturbed sleep, lethargy, seizures, confusion, disorientation, difficulty with thinking, concentration, ability to do calculations or change in vision or other senses. Sorry you slipped ...Read more
Fell of JetSki. Thigh hurts walking , standing sitting. Can't press down on bike pedal. Going up and downstairs hurts. And a pickle feeling sitting .
Charlie horse: Sounds like a contusion of the quadrates muscles of the anterior thigh, commonly known as a charlie horse. Rest , anti-inflammatories, stretching and ice should help. If not seek further care. ...Read more
For now: Apply an ice pack, keep it elevated and stay off it. If it's just a simple sprain, you'll feel better tomorrow. If you don't, you need an x-ray, so bring your ankle to either a podiatrist or an orthopedist, both of whom will have x-rays in their office (better than an er), so you can get diagnosed and treated properly. Good luck! ...Read more
Not Uncommon: Obviously age, previous back problems or other musculoskeletal problems could make the fall more serious. Doubt fracture of the spine unless pain excruciatating. Most likely muscle sprain/strain/bruise. Also head injury needs to be watched for. Watch for any headaches, vision changes, nausea or vomitting, or any other neurological complaints. You may need to be looked at by physician. ...Read more
I just fell backwards on cement driveway landing on my bottom & slammed back of my head. Applying ice to swelling on head..
Tailbone pain: Pain in the tail bone, or coccyx, is very common after trauma to the buttocks area. In most causes, the pain is caused by a bone bruise (contusion) and can be relieved by anti-inflammatories and ice -- this pain may last from 4-6 weeks -- the good news is that the coccyx is difficult to fracture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fell down stairs: Did your friend get a medical evaluation? Falling down stairs can cause significant injury. If there are no fractures or other injuries requiring treatment, traveling and other activities can probably be resumed as tolerated. ...Read more
Fell off a chair and hit my bum and tailbone very hard 1 mth ago. Hurts on and off esp when double step up the stairs or sleeping on front. Advice pls?
I fell onto the edge of a bed. Landed on my ribs or back? It's bruised. Can't bend back can't lie down or sit down. Stand up on a tilt what've I done
I suggest you: go visit your doctor for an evaluation. Only after a physical examination will he/she be able to tell who what exactly may or may not be going on. ...Read more
I fell going down stairs last year. hit my lower back on edge of stair. there is a bump from when i fell still present on my lower back left side??
Could an back injury from a table that fell on back be noticed after 3-4yrs? Wooden coffee table fell on back while on all fours on floor
Back injury: Certainly anything is possible. However considering your young age i would look for other causes for sure. See your primary care doctor or an orthopedic surgeon for more evaluation. ...Read more
Knee grinds when laying on my back when lifting it up to stretch.It hurts going down stairs.Locks up going up stairs once in awhile.What is happening?
Evaluation needed: The uncomfortable grinding and especially the locking may be signs of cartilage damage within the knee joint. Suggest you seek evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon for diagnosis and possible treatment. It may just be wear and tear but with locking you may have a cartilage tear. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
XRAY: See a doctor to get an xray. ...Read more
I slipped and fell down stairs backward. Right lower back (waist area) hurts on/off. Pain moves to front stomach/waist area. Had exact fall last year.
Pelvic girdle injury: The mechanism and pain pattern suggest pelvic girdle injury. Look for pink urine that would reflect kidney injury. Pain that radiates to the lower leg would suggest lumbar disk injury. Pelvic injury often has associated sciatica with radiation down the same side buttock and posterior thigh. ...Read more
Fell & hit knee on edge of metal stairs month ago at first hurt to ice then ok. Now hurts as i sit, stand and go up stairs. From fall or coincidence?
Not coincidence: Probably not a coincidence. The only way you will know what is causing the pain is to have the knee examined. I would suggest an orthopedic opinion. ...Read more
Were you injured?: If yes, minor or big time? If big time - consider medical assessment. ...Read more
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