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How long will it take to get back to playing soccer after a tear of the medial retinaculum in the knee?
Depends: The only person who can give you a reasonable time line is your orthopedic surgeon because there are many variables in the healing. ...Read more
I have turf toe what's the best plate insert to insert into my shoe to help reduce the pain when playing football?
Depends: For a foot fracture, it depends on the type, severity, location, and medical history. If the fracture is non displaced and you're braced to off-load that area (with stability) than it should be fine. Let pain and swelling be your guide unless you have past medical hx of nonunion, neuropathy, or other bone healing complications. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Yes: Difficult but most achilles injuries are by direct trauma. ...Read more
Have torn ligaments in knee. Can femur actually slip off the top of the tibia? Could something fracture? Using exercise bike & walking for strength.
Torn ligaments: It would be unusual for your femur to slide off your tibia unless you tore all the ligaments around your knee like in a knee dislocation. If you just tore your acl then your knee can be unstable with subluxation of the bones. Sometimes the acl can avulse from the tibia with bone. Exercise and knee strengthening is good for a acl tear and consideration of surgery can be discussed with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How long does a broken toe, torn MCL in foot, torn joint capsule and swelling in the bone take to heal?
Can a meniscus tear in the knee prevent you from straighten the knee and bearing weight on the effected leg?
Absolutely: Yes, a meniscus tear can definitely cause you to have difficulty straightening your leg or bearing weight on it. Particularly what is known as a bucket handle tear in which a part of the tear displaces out further into the joint. I would not hesitate to be seen and thoroughly evaluated. ...Read more
How long does it take for a torn ligament or tendon to heal in the upper to middle of the back? Bad motorcycle accident on 8/17/2013. Hit by trooper!
Months: It can take a long time to heal torn ligaments, especially in areas like the back that you really can't give full rest to. Think of football players that get turf-toe and it bothers them the entire season - it's very similar. I would highly recommend physical therapy if not doing it. Can help you with alternative ways to sit/move/lie to reduce stress on that area of back. ...Read more
What is the best shoe to walk in after a 5th metatarsal break has healed? Boat shoes, boots, tennis shoes?
Yes if referring-: -2 the meniscus. They can cause locking, giving way, & even a feeling that the knee shifts. If U have these symptoms you need 2 see your orthopedic surgeon 4 an eval. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the more specific nature of your problem. For example, some injuries may heal on their own, perhaps with some limited weight bearing, on the other hand, some cartilage injuries, such as a displaced menus cal tear may require surgery for repair or debridement. Your surgeon will be able to tell you much more about the specific nature of your problem. Thank you. ...Read more
What's the best way to heal the ligaments in yor feet from wearing high shoes shapeup xw to low go walks shoes? The shoes are both sketchers
How can I get my broken bone, the tuberosity at the end of the 5th metatarsal in the foot, to heal quickly?
Speeding bone healin: Getting bones to heal quickly is difficult and the person who figures this out will win a nobel prize, in the meantime, maintaining alignment of the fracture segments is the single most important factor in healing properly and quickly. Some surgeons advocate the use of electrical bone stimulation. Growth factors are not routinely used for primary uncomplicated fractures. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After few knee injuries on same knee, ligaments have shortened (no japanese style seating), can yoga practice lenghthen the ligaments to heal the knee?
Knee stiffness post: Scar formation occurs to the detriment of the healing process. Hence many times we lose flexibility within the joints esp.the knee and shoulder.Any consistent practice which emphasizes careful stretching ( like yoga) can improve ones joint mobility. Bear in mind that this may require 9- 12 months to achieve this, ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It is hard to answer this question if we don't know why you are wearing the brace in the first place. Are you wearing it for a ligament injury, prevention, tendonitis or just because you think it gives you support? I am not a big fan of knee braces if you are using it with the thought it gives me more support. A regular knee sleeve is going to give some compression, not support. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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