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I fell on my leg. How can I tell if there is a torn muscle?

I fell on my leg. How can I tell if there is a torn muscle?

Probably can't...: Which muscle? When? When someone really completely tears a muscle there's usually swelling and bleeding from the injury as well as profound weakness of that muscle. Most muscles have at least partial backup so that unless there's complete lack of movement like a torn achilles' tendon, you won't know for sure. See your doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the names of a torn ligament in your knee and leg?

Can you tell me the names of a torn ligament in your knee and leg?

ACL, Patellar ligam-: Ent or the tendon, medial ; lateral collateral ligaments, or pcl, to name a few. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my legs fell asleep while sitting down and what can I do to wake them up?

Could you tell me why my legs fell asleep while sitting down and what can I do to wake them up?

Paresthesia: An extremity may have a prickly, tingling or numb sensation when pressure is placed against a nerve – thus compressing it. Ambulate or change position. ...Read more

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Leg hurts and shakes after falling on a ski jump. How to tell if it is serious?

Leg hurts and shakes after falling on a ski jump. How to tell if it is serious?

Have it evaluated: The only way to tell is to have the leg properly evaluated. See an orthopedist for this complaint. ...Read more

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Why won't someone tell me what's wrong with me.Help night sweats 100 fever always hair falling out sore on head.legs heavy painful. Can't catch breath always tired. Memory going. Pain lump on shoulder?

Why won't someone tell me what's wrong with me.Help night sweats 100 fever always hair falling out sore on head.legs heavy painful. Can't catch breath always tired. Memory going. Pain lump on shoulder?

Multiple complaints: Whenever I have a patient with nondescript symptoms I ask them to monitor and record their data. Hence, I would ask you to take your temp, photograph your hair loss and the lump, and I would objectively quantify your memory performance with cognitive testing. Also, several of the symptoms you relate can be caused by the Lortab you take. Please speak with the prescribing physician about it. ...Read more

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