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Pain in lower abdominal muscle on left side only when doing decline bench curls or straight left leg lift laying down? What to do? Maybe hip flexor?

Pain in lower abdominal muscle on left side only when doing decline bench curls or straight left leg lift laying down?  What to do?  Maybe hip flexor?

Need exam: Your location of your pain could indeed be due to a hip flexor/adductor muscle strain but it could be several other things as well, including hernias and other intraabdominal or pelvic causes. See your family physician for exam and possible referral to specialist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pain in lower right back above buttocks. Travels down leg. Knee pain shooting down leg when crossing legs. No knee swelling, full weight bearing.

Pain in lower right back above buttocks. Travels down leg. Knee pain shooting down leg when crossing legs. No knee swelling, full weight bearing.

Sciatica: It is very likely you have sciatica. The sciatic nerve can be irritated with by many things. Recommend NSAIDs, exercise and ab strengthening. Sleep and sit on hard NOT soft surfaces. If not better definitive treatment is medrol dose pak and/or PT. ...Read more

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While lying down with pointed toes & straight legs stretch legs as hard as possible. Can this overstretch leg ligaments?

While lying down with pointed toes & straight legs stretch legs as hard as possible. Can this overstretch leg ligaments?

Generally no. : Over stretching of ligaments usually occur from an injury (athletic or traumatic). This is considered an "active" stretch of the ligament involved. What you are describing is a "passive" stretch which generally do not cause an injury. ...Read more

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Knee feels fine when sitting or lying down. Moment I stand feels like upper leg is pushing into lower leg at the knee. X-ray normal. Causes?

Knee feels fine when sitting or lying down. Moment I stand feels like upper leg is pushing into lower leg at the knee. X-ray normal. Causes?

Pain in the knee is: pain in the knee is not always caused by the knee but can be referred from other sites such as the hip, or the neurologic system. Your evaluation will need to look at other possible causes of this besides the knee itself. ...Read more

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Carrying 2 tires above head,knelt to put down,back went out.Severe pain mid bk, can't straighten up,move arms much or lower head.Disk, muscle?ER?

Carrying 2 tires above head,knelt to put down,back went out.Severe pain mid bk, can't straighten up,move arms much or lower head.Disk, muscle?ER?

Go to ER now!: Your symptoms are hopefully due to muscle spasms and not a herniated disc but you need a complete exam and possibly x-rays or an MRI. Good luck! ...Read more

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Lower leg and foot go numb and tingly turning purplish when sit or stand, also colder that othr leg. Normal for knee replacement??

Lower leg and foot go numb and tingly turning purplish when sit or stand, also colder that othr leg. Normal for knee replacement??

Ischemia vs neuropat: Ischemia refers to lack of or inadequate blood flow. Peripheral vascular (or arterial) disease refers to poor circulation to legs such that they can hurt & feel cold. If this has only happened since your knee replacement, please see your Orthopedic surgeon as well as your Family Doc. They can start w/non-invasive ankle brachial index & then consider angiogram if indicated. Also test for neuropathy ...Read more

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I have pain raising arm up sideways with palm down in posterior deltoids. Sharp pain to where I can't raise up to shoulder level. palms up is fine when raising arms. raising my arms straight in front is fine as well. But raising my arms up, palms down

I have pain raising arm up sideways with palm down in posterior deltoids. Sharp pain to where I can't raise up to shoulder level.  palms up is fine when raising arms.  raising my arms straight in front is fine as well.  But raising my arms up, palms down

Supraspinatus tendon: 37y w. shoulder pain aroused by contraction of Superior spinatus, Ss, muscle. Palm-up rotates humoral tuberosity under A-C joint; elevating it + shortening draw of Ss. Palm down does opposite. Abduction of humerus in coronal plane evokes direct tug on Ss muscle, & tendon within A-C arch. Abducting arm anterior to body uses muscles absent Ss function/pain. Ss tendonitis? MRI needed. Osteopath? ...Read more

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Smashed leg below knee leg hurts when bending on back of leg below knee also when bending foot? No bruising or swelling been 48 hrs

Smashed leg below knee leg hurts when bending on back of leg below knee also when bending foot? No bruising or swelling been 48 hrs

Get checked: You may have a simple bone contusion with referred pain. Could even be a hairline fracture. Sometimes trauma can lead to blood clots (DVT) as well, which could be painful in the calf area behind the lower leg (homans sign). Best to get the area evaluated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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While doing seated calf raises, developed lower back pain, what?

While doing seated calf raises, developed lower back pain, what?

?strain/sprain: See how things go over next 3 or 4 days, as a basic strain in the lower back should resolve rapidly unless re-injured. If persistent, might be of value to see your doctor and possibly get imaging studies. A physical therapist could help turn this around. ...Read more

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Bent down lower back pop now is painful and going down my left butt cheekand it hurts to move or walk?

Bent down lower back pop now is painful and going down my left butt cheekand it hurts to move or walk?

Sacroiliac Joint: A 30's female who experiences a popping sound and acute onset sciatica after bending over likely has experienced sacroiliac joint subluxation. Vertebral vertebrae do not pop. An osteopath can readily diagnose and manipulate into proper alignment. ...Read more

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Elbow doesn't sit right. If arms extend straight palms flat iner elbow faces up. No trama. Just noticed when stretching. No pain. Stiff movement.

Elbow doesn't sit right. If arms extend straight palms flat iner elbow faces up. No trama. Just noticed when stretching. No pain. Stiff movement.

Hyper extension: Hyperextension of the elbow in a young female suggests joint hypermobility syndrome (jhs). Other signs (per brighton criteria for jhs) include ability to bend over & put palms on floor & touch thumb to inside of arm. Jhs of no great concern except joints have greater than normal potential for injury from severe physical trauma & evolution of fibromyalgia. Study yoga & avoid extreme sports. ...Read more

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My lower abdominals hurt from doing leg raises.What can I do?

My lower abdominals hurt from doing leg raises.What can I do?

Probably normal: Your core includes muscles from your torso to your pelvis and fire during normal exercise to maintain balance and to help provide support to your upper and lower muscles. They're probably just weak and need more conditioning. ...Read more

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What's the best right knee brace for hiking?After a long hike swinging my leg forward hurts. Sitting Indian style hurts but straight bend is ok.

What's the best right knee brace for hiking?After a long hike swinging my leg forward hurts. Sitting Indian style hurts but straight bend is ok.

Soft knee brace: Pull on soft knee braces. Don't need the patellar hole. Can cover the whole knee . Should be snug, but not too tight. Try it on prior to purchase. U can also look into tommiecopper, and similar type braces. ...Read more

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Pain right above knee cap no pain when bent but forget putting it straight it feels like my knee is going to break. Just keeping leg straight hurts ?

Pain right above knee cap no pain when bent but forget putting it straight it feels like my knee is going to break. Just keeping leg straight hurts ?

Sounds like: a possible SUPRA ("ABOVE") PATELLAR BURSITIS (fluid filled inflammed sac) Check it out with your Primary Care Provider who may wish to refer you to an Orthopedic Surgeon Hope this helps! DR Z ...Read more

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My wrist bent backward a while back. Pain comes and goes. Little bump over wrist. Can't bend down or put pressure on it (like in sit ups) anymore.

My wrist bent backward a while back. Pain comes and goes. Little bump over wrist. Can't bend down or put pressure on it (like in sit ups) anymore.

Wrist pain: MAY be from strain, soft tissue damage, a break or fracture. The only way to know is to see your doc. You don't want your wrist to heal w/misaligned bones. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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