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Fibular Head Dislocation
Patellar dislocation: Is alway laterally (to the outside of knee). It tends to reocurr. Make the inside muscles of front of thigh stronger by bending knee slightly and lifting it across other knee (like when you cross legs when sitting down). Do repetitions if 5-10 throughout the day. This will keep patella align in the middle so it does not dislocate laterally. ...Read more
Basically a joint dislocation is when the joint whatever it is either a knee, ac joint ankle etc doesn't line up and shifts out of place and there is a deformity of that joint. Often times dislocations need to be reduced or put back into alignment by special techniques. ...Read more
Radial head: Congenital dislocation can be and is often a spontaneous difference that just occurs however sometimes it is associated with a syndrome such as foot and hip disorders, variations in the forearm and radius that can be associated with anemias and other congenital issues so certainly be evaluated to see if it is an isolated issue. Often no rx is needed despite reduced motion of elbow or forearm ...Read more
I had bil. Posterior shoulder dislocations and bil. Fx. of the head of the humurs. I need something that hooks in front and takes pressur off my shoul?
Can knee discomfort be psychosomatic? Have fear of dislocation. Had 2 doc feel knee & no prob can be caused. Still feeling uncomfortable. All in head?
I had a fractured jaw, had 2 plates. Because of injury, I suffer from jaw dislocations, clicking, muscles in my jaw, head and neck hard as a rock, wake up with migraine. What can I do I can't eat steak?
Broken jaw: The first thing you should do is see and discuss your progress with the surgeon. Often reassurance is not a strong suit of surgeons. The energy dissipated into your jaw to break it is tremendous, and parts that don't break like the tmjs are often injured (nonsurgical injury). So the healing after jaw fractures may take months. The migraines are a separate issue not caused by fractures. ...Read more
Two concerns: See either an oral surgeon or a dentist with extensive experience and training in treating patients with TMJ problems, depending upon the degree if dislocation and your specific circumstances, several different techniques may be necessary. The bigger concern is long prevention and management. ...Read more
Because: It is not normal for our jaw to dislocate in the first place. Every time it dislocates and you pop it back in makes it more likely to pop out the next time. At least get it check out by an ENT doc, to make sure you don't have any significant TMJ issues or otherwise. ...Read more
Consultation: Do not try and fix your problem/problems on your own by looking into an otc mouthpiece for grinding/clenching. You should see a dentist or tmj/tmd specialist to evaluate your symptoms and treat the problems. ...Read more
2 1/2 weeks post bunionectomy, osteotemy, dislocation repair. The skin around the incision area is peeling off in big pieces. Is that normal?
Severe TMJ with multiple dislocations. Jaw sublexes when ever opens more than 1 inch. No help w guards, massage, anti inflamatories. Next steps?
See an Oral surgeon: It seems you have tried most minimally invasive treatments. Your problem may be a structural one requiring a more invasive approach. See an Oral Surgeon that has experience treating more advanced TMD issues. ...Read more
I fell on my jaw the pain isn't to bad but my teeth arnt lined up exactly. What would happen if I did not see the Dr and my jaw did turn out to have a slight dislocation?
You should...: See a dentist or an oral surgeon. This is definitely indicative of a serious problem. Either you have dislocated your TMJ joint or possibly fractured your jaw as your teeth should line up as they normally do. Seek advice ASAP to avoid chronic problems ...Read more
I have been having jaw pain for 2 weeks. I've already been seen several times but it got worse when a dislocation occurred. How can I get urgent treatment. Went to ER and they refused to do anything.
Proper Care: I would recommend that you start with your primary care doctor to help narrow down the cause (s) of the pain. Another option would be an ENT. The ER docs are looking to screen for conditions that need immediate workup and treatment. An urgent care facility will function largely the same way. Your PCP should point you in the right direction in order to get to the root cause of your pain. Good luck ...Read more
I had a wisdom tooth pulled 4 days ago. I'm still in pain and my jaw won't stop popping. It opens fully with difficulty and pain. Dislocation?
Recurring posterior dislocation of shoulder. After last dislocation sharp pain in elbow, intermittent coldness and numbness of forearm, prickly skin?
? TOS: 37 yo w. recurrent shoulder dislocation suggest Hypermobility Syndrome. "Sharp pain, prickly, cold & numbness" suggest peripheral neuropathy w. parasthesias from brachial neural plexus impingement within shoulder girdle; arousing shoulder splinting & superior trapezius guarding/atrophy. Net effect is closure of costoclavicular dimension (true thoracic outlet) with shoulder abduction, i.e., TOS. ...Read more
My jaw still clicks when my mouth is closed. I was eating peanut butter and moved the jaw to clean it out. Is that s condition of TMJ or a dislocation?
Perhaps: Clicking in the jaw joint is symptomatic of dysfunction, indicating that the cartilaginous disk in the joint is out of place. There are many other problems that can cause clicking, such as partially blocked eustachian tube, fluid in the ears, etc. Please see your Dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more
I have been Diagnosed from a Jaw CT Scan with Bi-Lateral Jaw Dislocation. Is it possible to view the Discs with CT,?
Subluxation: Subluxation of the joint, joint dislocation needs to be reduced (relocated) quickly. Disks displacement is a similar but related condition. MRI and Cone Beam Tomography can be helpful Diagnostic tools. You need to be examined by a competent Dentist to perform the differential diagnosis. ...Read more
Is there an option other than surgery for my first rib dislocation that caused brachial plexus and sympathetic nerve issues in my face? Sad mess!
Unfortunate: Yes first rib injuries are rare, if it happens, is always associated with severe injuries, to other structures as in your case. ...Read more
Daughter is "guarding" her jaw due to earlier dislocation. Surgery, Botox already tried. Cognitive behavioral therapy next? Any ideas appreciated!
Woke one morning with spots of blood under skin size of hand above right knee. Trimall dislocation ORIF 3 yr ago still pain. Swelling incr. Related?
I have a tight and sore jaw on right side and tight on left side. Also, ears ringing. Could there be a break and/or dislocation in my jaw? Pain incr.
Possible TMJ Problem: Unless you have a history of trauma to the face or jaws a break in the bones is highly unlikely. A dislocation of the disc or meniscus of the joint can be possible. Your symptoms suggest a possible TMJ disorder. An evaluation with your dentist would be recommended as the starting point to treat your problem. ...Read more
I fell very hard on my zygo cheekbone 3 weeks ago. X-rays show no fracture or dislocation, but still seems bigger than other cheek. Still healing?
Contusion: Probable swelling in the muscle and soft tissue in the cheek from bleeding from the trauma, Should go away with time soon. ...Read more
Jaw was actually hit 4 or 5 times on Tues No fracture or dislocation then. Today, 1 sneeze and a lot of pain now, mostly on lower right jaw. Worst.
I had jaw surgery 7 wk ago. Postop complete dislocation of jaw, and chest & sinus infection. Now jaw very painful, swollen, 5cm opening & fatigued.
Joint placement: It sounds to me as though a splint was used to register the teeth for surgery. It may have made it such that the joints were not in the proper place (glenoid fossa), and when it was removed, the joint jumped into the fossa and created the open bite. Infection likely coincidental. I was not there, so this is only conjecture based on 30 year experience. ...Read more
Hyperflexible joints, but no dislocations; thin, elastic skin w/ atrophic scars, but bruising regular; poor circulation; GI issues; ehlers danlos?
Could be: There are multiple types of ehlers danlos that vary in symptoms and severity. It is am inherited disorder so you should see a family history of similar symptoms. ...Read more
Mandibular joint, neck, & throat burning badly, joint pain (giving me headaches) lightheaded & dizzy. Double jaw dislocation 2 & 4 days ago. Help plz?
I went to ER to have my jaw checked. The doctor ordered a CT scan and said the CT showed no fracture or dislocation. When I got home, noticed that the upper teeth are still back further than the lower
Dent not Med: What you are describing is more in the wheelhouse of a Dentist, rather than a Physician. Your CT Scan should be examined for Disc Displacement. See your Dentist who knows your mouth best, and who has a record of your pre-existing occlusion. Referrals to an Orthodontist and to an Oral Surgeon should be considered. ...Read more
Trauma or bruxing: Tmj can be caused by trauna or a poor bite and associated bruxing (clenching and grinding). Dis location occurs when the ligaments in the joint are injured or very loose from yers of bruxing. ...Read more
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