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Last March fell on my knee cap cause inflammation& fuild gave me a shot in the knee haven't had no problems. Went roller skating yesterday now it hurts?

Last March fell on my knee cap cause inflammation& fuild gave me a shot in the knee haven't had no problems. Went roller skating yesterday now it hurts?

Probable knee injury: If the knee symptoms continue, you should obtain an orthodaedic consultation. Your prior knee injury may have caused an injury which has been aggravated by your roller skating. Until you find out the cause of these symptoms I would not suggest continuing sports activities. ...Read more

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Last march fell on my knee cap, inflammation in knee gave me a shot, and it was good, I went rolling skating 3 days ago, now my knee cap is hurting bad?

Last march fell on my knee cap, inflammation in knee gave me a shot, and it was good, I went rolling skating 3 days ago, now my knee cap is hurting bad?

Inflammation,: After an usual form of exercise, joints can become inflamed. This can happen when we engage in activities that use our muscles and joints in ways that we don't normally use them. Rest, ibuprofen or tylenol, (acetaminophen) ice or heat, is a reasonable plan for now. If you have significant swelling, or fever, or your knee gives way, see somebody as soon as possible. Regular skating when better, can prevent this ...Read more

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Why does my left leg, mainly my hamstring, cramp up while im roller skating?

Why does my left leg, mainly my hamstring, cramp up while im roller skating?

PVD: Peripheral vascular insufficiency might be the cause although your age is alittle young. Under the increased demand of the muscle during exercise, the blood supply might not be enough to need the needs of the muscles. See your PCP first. ...Read more

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First time roller skating: left ankle is bent under no pressure. Under pressure it makes me lose balance when using my left leg. What should I do?

First time roller skating: left ankle is bent under no pressure. Under pressure it makes me lose balance when using my left leg. What should I do?

Need more info: It sounds like you probably badly sprained your ankle. It is important to consult with your family physician who can rule out a fracture and if not fractured give you good advice and/or medication to speed the healing. ...Read more

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I get knee pain from running. I used a foam roller and ran a half marathon last year. But the pain has come back, what should I do?

I get knee pain from running. I used a foam roller and ran a half marathon last year. But the pain has come back, what should I do?

Sportmedicine MD: I would not trust self diagnosis in this situation. I would seek out a good local sportsmedicine specialist. ...Read more

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Had knee pain around knee and below....Bought foam roller and rolled my quads, hamstring, itband...And now pain is like gone in 2 days. Is this normal?

Had knee pain around knee and below....Bought foam roller and rolled my quads, hamstring, itband...And now pain is like gone in 2 days. Is this normal?

Possibly: It may be that your pain was going to resolve anyway, and you just happened to massage it with the foam roller. Most episodes of knee pain, in the absence of a serious injury resolve on their own over a few days. Some people believe that roller massage makes a strain improve more quickly, but there is not enough data to say for sure. ...Read more

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I fell over whole ice skating and my knee is so brYosef it's unbelievable and really hurts what should I do?

I fell over whole ice skating and my knee is so brYosef it's unbelievable and really hurts what should I do?

See a doctor: There are many structures inside your knee which can be injured in a fall. Go see your doctor or emergency department for a physical exam and Xray to exclude a fracture. If there is no fracture, there could still be significant injury inside, such as an ACL tear or meniscus tear. These can be seen with MRI. ...Read more

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Around two months ago I fell on my knee while ice skating. It's still hurting, my doctor won't take me seriously. What could be wrong with my knee?

Around two months ago I fell on my knee while ice skating. It's still hurting, my doctor won't take me seriously. What could be wrong with my knee?

Contusion: Most likely a contusion. This can be just a superficial, or deep bruise all the way to the bone. Cartilage can be bruised, scuffed, or even torn (less likely). If your pain persists, request an MRI to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I hit my knee really hard when I fell skating. Now everytime I stretch my knee feels dislodged, but its not swollen or bruised.

I hit my knee really hard when I fell skating. Now everytime I stretch my knee feels dislodged, but its not swollen or bruised.

Damage inside the kn: It is possible to do damage to the ligaments or cartilage inside your knee. If your knee is locking or giving way, it may be necessary to get an mri. ...Read more

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Yesterday I fell skating and my knee is swollen, painful and bruised. It hurts when I bend it while walking. Is the only thing I can do is ice it?

Yesterday I fell skating and my knee is swollen, painful and bruised. It hurts when I bend it while walking. Is the only thing I can do is ice it?

Ice for 48 hrs.: At a minimum, you have a contusion. RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) is standard first-line treatment. Oral anti-inflammatories like Aleve (naproxen) or Advil will help, but can increase bleeding. If the pain and swelling does not resolve in 1-2 weeks or if there is locking or giving out, you need to see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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I was ice skating fell down about 4 hours ago. I twisted my entire lower leg and soon my knee hurt, but now its gone. I have a bump right under my elbow?

I was ice skating fell down about 4 hours ago. I twisted my entire lower leg and soon my knee hurt, but now its gone. I have a bump right under my elbow?

Get an eval: Probably bit elbow, during fall. Olecranon bursitis, swelling over the elbow point, is very common. Get an ortho eval to insure no fractures have occurred, and if the elbow swelling needs watching or treatment ...Read more

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6 days ago I was skating and fell. I now have a bruise on my left leg just below my knee. And where it bruised there's numbness. Should I be concerned?

6 days ago I was skating and fell. I now have a bruise on my left leg just below my knee. And where it bruised there's numbness. Should I be concerned?

You: You probably injured or compressed a nerve (bruise causing compression) when you fell, which in turn is causing the numbness. This should improve as the bruising subsides. If it gets worse or you have extreme pain or difficulty walking, see your doctor. In the meantime take advil (ibuprofen) or Ibuprofen to help with pain and to decrease swelling.
Take care. ...Read more

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I tore my ACL and I haven't done anything about it cause I'm in sports, but my knee is bony and protruding, can the musle shrink? I was skating in hockey, and I changed directions, quite quickly, my knee gave out and I fell to the ground hearing a popping

I tore my ACL and I haven't done anything about it cause I'm in sports, but my knee is bony and protruding, can the musle shrink? I was skating in hockey, and I changed directions, quite quickly, my knee gave out and I fell to the ground hearing a popping

Likely Quad atrophy: After an acl tear or post- surgery it is common to have atrophy of the quadriceps muscle. Building that back up is prudent as that will help prevent other injuries and anterior knee pain. If you opt for acl surgery, a stronger quad will ease recovery and rehab too. ...Read more

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I've had knee pain for 8 years. I was diagnoses with Osgood Schlatters in both my knees when I was 12. I'm 20 years old now and the pain hasn't gone away. I played alot of sports growing up, gymnastics, figure skating, hockey, soccer, and track. The pain in

I've had knee pain for 8 years. I was diagnoses with Osgood Schlatters in both my knees when I was 12. I'm 20 years old now and the pain hasn't gone away. I played alot of sports growing up, gymnastics, figure skating, hockey, soccer, and track. The pain in

Physical therapy: See your doctor and possibly an orthopedic surgeon or sports medicine specialist. Osgood Schlatter disease should not be an issue at 20 years and you may need to strengthen the muscles around the knees to relieve the pain you are experiencing. ...Read more

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Is roller skating as good for you as running?

Is roller skating as good for you as running?

No difference: Roller skating is equivalent to running in terms of health benefits and calories burned, reduction of body fat, and body strength development. ...Read more

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Bruised from roller skating, what to do?

Bruised from roller skating, what to do?

Care of bruises: Same care as w/bruise from any other injury: rest, ice, compression & elevation (RICE). You didn't mention specific area of injury but that's general theme of care for injuries in general. OTC pain relief from acetaminophen & NSAIDs eg ibuprofen or naproxen should be adequate. If not, seek medical evaluation. Bruise may take several days if not weeks to resolve. And turn impressive colors too ...Read more

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Can you advise for ice/roller skating injuries?

Can you advise for ice/roller skating injuries?

Hard to answer-: -since you can have many different injuries to upper extremities, back, & lower extremities, anything from a bruise to fracture or dislocation as well as ligament injuries. Serious injuries should be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Really bruised from roller skating, what can I do?

Pads: I would wear knee & elbow pads when roller skating along with a helmet. Bruises heal over time (acupuncture can expedite it). ...Read more

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What should I do about blisters from roller skating?

Blisters: Blisters are fluid-filled bumps that look like bubbles on the skin. You may develop a blister on your foot when you wear shoes that rub against your skin or on your hand when you work in the garden without wearing gloves. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do to strengthen my legs for roller skating?

What exercises can I do to strengthen my legs for roller skating?

Two good ones: For the sports involving leg movement, especially side to side (skating, skiing) the medicine ball thrust and the lateral band walk are good to start.
In the ball thrust, take a ball in both hands, squat with the kness slightly bent, then push the ball up toward the ceiling, rising off your toes. For the band walk, side step with an elastic band around your legs just below the knees. Five per side.. ...Read more

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I get foot cramps while roller skating, why?

Skates=no arch: Roller skates and bowling shoes have no support. I'm thinking you have a high arch foot. You need some decent arch supports. A podiatrist will most likely have a very affordable solution to your problem! ...Read more

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Is roller skating more effective than walking to burn calories?

Is roller skating more effective than walking to burn calories?

Depends: Both the weight of the person, and the speed at which you walk can affect the answer.
For example, a 150 pound person skating for 30 minutes burns 231 calories;light jogging for the same time burns 540 calories. ...Read more

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Bruised from roller skating, what can I do to heal the bruise quickly?

Bruised from roller skating, what can I do to heal the bruise quickly?

Rest: Bruises are best treated with ice, compression and rest. The ice when used quickly will reduce local tissue swelling and ongoing damage. Beyond the acute phase it simply will take time. The length of time depends on the amount of soft tissue damage. ...Read more

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Height stop growing. He is into roller skating 2hr daily. Does skating the reason? Coach planing to put him on ankle weight during practice. Safe or not?

Height stop growing. He is into roller skating 2hr daily. Does skating the reason? Coach planing to put him on ankle weight during practice. Safe or not?

Skating has: No effect on height growth. Ankle weights safe under proper supervision, however would discuss the necessity with the coach. ...Read more

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In general, could a child with petit mal epilepsy only participate in roller figure skating. I've been coaching her for 3 months and am concerned for her safety.

In general, could a child with petit mal epilepsy only participate in roller figure skating. I've been coaching her for 3 months and am concerned for her safety.

Probably ok; helmet: I would think that she should be able to. She of course needs to wear a helmet. Absence seizures (sometimes called petit mal) are usually very controllable with the right medicine, so hopefully she is seeing a good neurologist and has brought her seizures under control. If she has, there should be very little risk with absence seizures. ...Read more

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I fell straight on my butt roller skating and bruised my tailbone and I has sex a couple days ago and it was painful?

Coccyx: The coccyx is a cartilage structure at the tip of the sacrum (tailbone) and when that is injured it becomes very uncomfortable and unfortunately the discomfort may last week's to months. If you continue to have very severe pain and tenderness, the tailbone probably should be xrayed, however. Discuss this with your physician as needed. Cold applications for 48 hours and hot applications after help. ...Read more