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Ear pain: Infections ( internal or external) and TMJ problems can cause pain. Playing tennis can cause sweating which combined with wax could lead to an infection or clinching your jaws can aggravate a TMJ condition. We're you losing ? See your doctor for answers. ...Read more
22, lump smaller than golf ball but bigger than marble in groin area where thigh meets bikini area which is firm and not painful, 8 weeks now noticed?
Nodes: What you feel is most likely an enlarged lymph node. These filter infection from the lower extremities. If it is tender, it is likely due to some source of infection in your leg/foot region. If it is not tender, it could be something signficant. Either way, see your doctor for further evaluation. One other possibility is an inguinal or femoral hernia. Again, see your doctor. ...Read more
Small lump on tibailis anterior muscle.I play competitive basketball.Only appears when i step with that leg (right leg). Disapears when leg is lifted.
Muscle Hernia: Most muscle hernias occur in the lower leg & affect the tibialis anterior muscle. Swelling appears or enlarges when the affected muscle is contracted & disappears or shrinks during muscle relaxation. Most muscle hernias are treated by reassurance since they are asymptomatic and don't affect function. A few painful hernias need surgery. Ultrasound is diagnostic and can exclude muscle tear or tumor. ...Read more
No. Can occur in ---: anyone; it may occur in other sports involving a racquet, or in anyone who doesn't play any sports at all. Its from shortening of a tendon in the elbow, where one gets pain in the elbow, from holding things. ...Read more
Possibly: As shown on the x-ray the calcium is typically contained within the rotator cuff tendon. For most patients the calcium accumulates and resolves spontaneously. Some patients however end up with a rotator cuff tear as the calcium compromises the structure of the tendon. I recommend you make sure and follow a good stretching routine to keep full rom. Swing smoothly and play if no pain. ...Read more
Vein running over knee cap swells, painful and then bursts. This happens a couple times a year. Leaves large hematoma. Whats wrong?
Varicose veins? : I completely agree with dr. Landi. This is not something you want to ignore. You should see a vein specialist and have a standing venous ultrasound evaluation so you can get to the bottom of the problem and a treatment plan can be put together. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 14yo son (soccer player) has a golf ball size bony mass under his right knee. top of his shine bone. painful at times. Grad. gotten bigger.
Osgood-Schlatter?: Osgood-Schlatter knee is a common cause of knee pain in teens. It is inflammation of the area just below the knee where the tendon from the kneecap (patellar tendon) attaches to the shinbone (tibia). Because physical activity puts additional stress on bones, muscles, and tendons, kids who participate in sports (such as running or jumping sports) have a higher chance of this. His doctor can help. ...Read more
Sebaceous cyst removed 18 hrs ago back of elboe. increasing pain front/back of elbow, bicep, shoulder. Very painful. Only vicodin is helping.
I've had rock hard stool that is tennis ball sized round dark green.2-3 in a sitting. 20 min to pass. Made up of other lil balls. Very painful. Ideas?
Problems with testicals right testical is very large golf ball size left one is very small grape size. 58 years old. Problem seems lately to becoming more pronounced.
Wait long for golf: There is a huge range of types of spine surgeries. Minimally invasive disc or decompression patients, shouldn't engage in lifting of greater than 30 pounds for six weeks and to refrain from painful activities. Recovery from open fusions can take much longer. Hiking or bike- riding can usually be started relatively early in the process-2 or three weeks out. Golf needs to wait 6 months. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After a pinching sensation, a golf ball sized knot arose on the shin of my athletic, teen son. No injuries, just the knot. Is this ER worthy? Ideas?
See a specialist ...: Instead of ER, please see a specialist (e.g., orthopedics, foot and ankle surgeon, podiatrist, etc) to make sure it is not a bone or soft tissue tumor (benign versus maligant). ...Read more
Pain and some weakness in outer side of upper left forearm after striking golf or tennis ball (forehand stroke only--I am left-handed). Cause?
Tendinitis likely.: From your short description, it sounds like tendinitis in the L shoulder, either from overuse / over-training or from some other injury. Playing sports just aggravates it. This is by far the most common cause of shoulder pain in athletes. For now, rest the shoulder, ice it as often as you can, & sleep in a comfortable position (on right). See a doctor or use HealthTap Prime if you're not better in ...Read more