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How To Slide On Roller Skates
Topical: A waterslide burn is likely just a superficial maceration to the skin like a strawberry from skinning your knee. I would treat with topical calamine and antibiotic save. Letting the area dry out quicker will allow the formation of a scab which effectively serves as a bandaid. Don't pick it off. If it starts looking infected you may need to see a doc. ...Read more
Hard to do, but.....: Preventing all falls is never possible, but stay in good aerobic condition and keep your equipment in good condition will help. The most important thing is to wear protective gear including wrist guards and a helmet. ...Read more
Friction burns: If just red with no broken skin they should heal in 1-2 days. If skin broken then may take a week. ...Read more
Fractured my sacrum s5 on 29/10/2013 following fall backwards of bike. Competitive cyclist. Will i be able to race again?
Likely: Should heal. Follow with your orthopedist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Calendula lotion: You can bathe the abrasions with calendula lotion -- you can find this at whole foods or other health food store. Use the kind without alcohol in it, or it could burn. Calendula is made from a plant, which can speed your healing. I would let the abrasions be in the open air to make scab, and then do not disturb. Your body knows what to do. ...Read more
You shouldn't: You risk further injury by trying to play with an injury that is not properly treated. ...Read more
How does landing on a straight leg tear your acl? If you jump down 4 steps on a straight knee can you tear your acl? How much force is needed?
Force overload: Acl injuries commonly occur with a non contact rotational motion on a planted extremity. Could occur from a jump down stairs if force exceeds what the knee can tolerate. ...Read more
Clean and cover: Keep clean with saline and peroxide mix, cover with antibacterial ointment twice daily. ...Read more
Yes: Eventually and rehabilitated correctly.Get a more detailed answer ›
No need to treat: Unless you have significant tenderness no treatment is indicated. Expect a dark area to shed off in about a year. To relieve a painful drop of blood under the nail, the dr presses a red-hot paperclip over the spot to release the blood through a small hole. This is almost painless. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can i avoid hurting myself on the ice this winter, ive fallen on cleats, ice bugs, stabilizers, etc., i got myself an ice cane, will that work?
Tricky: cannot say in your particular case, but balance issues (parkinson's, ear disorders, drug effects), movement disorders among others are issues. Fall mitigation (martial arts training), gracefulness and balance training (ballroom dance), bone mineral density testing are some other thoughts. ...Read more
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
I'm 26. I lost a whole tooth including its root from a roller skates accident. Fell on my face. What are my options?
Dental Implant : Hands down and without question, an implant supported crown would be your best option! if you have enough good bone for it, and in the hands of a skilled surgeon and restorative dentist, it will be the strongest, longest lasting, most comfortable and best looking option. Obviously, that's sight unseen, so you do need to discuss it with a dentist who can actually examine you to be sure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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