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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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I have a bruse on my forearm what can I put on it. How can I cure it.

Bruise: Your body will heal the bruise/contusion by going through stages. Try ice, then heat. Watch out for excessive anticoagulants, aspirin, nsaids, etc. Which can thin the blood excessively. ...Read more

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How do I know if i tore my ACL when i fell on my knee?

How do I know if i tore my ACL when i fell on my knee?

Acl: Immediate swelling loss of motion and pain are indications that u injured yr knee. An exam by an orthopedist would best answer this. ...Read more

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What to do if i sprained my ankle on thursday, how long before i can put weight on it?

What to do if i sprained my ankle on thursday, how long before i can put weight on it?

Ankle sprain: Normal healing of a sprained ankle, it depends on the severity of the sprain. If its a chronically sprained ankle with constant pain and instability, it will take longer than a mild outside sprain. Usually 1-2 weeks of rest, icing, antiinflammatory meds (like advil (ibuprofen) or motrin), bracing or compressing wraps. You can put weight as tolerated. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle what can I do and will it heal on its own?

I sprained my ankle what can I do and will it heal on its own?

Ankle Sprain: It may heal on its own with rest, ice, compression and elevation and a gradual return to your normal activities. However, a period of time in a boot or use of crutches may be necessary depending on the severity. A physical exam by an orthopedic physician will better be able to determine your appropriate course of treatment. Hope this helps and good luck! ...Read more

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How can I tell if i tore something in my knee?

How can I tell if i tore something in my knee?

See your doctor: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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I fell and wonders how do I tell if my ankle is broken?

I fell and wonders how do I tell if my ankle is broken?

Motion : are u able to move iT if not its might be broken bone. t. If there is blue color area may be because of fracture bone ...Read more

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What to do if i fell on my tailbone yesterday and it really hurts?

What to do if i fell on my tailbone yesterday and it really hurts?

Ice , NSAIDs : If u fell yesterday try icing your tailbone if possible, taking Ibuprofen or other NSAID , and obtaining a ' donut' cushion to sit on. If no improvement within a week or so see your pcp w/ referral to orthopedist if necessary . Best of luck! ...Read more

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How do I know if i tore my MCL on my right knee?

How do I know if i tore my MCL on my right knee?

Pain inside of knee: Your mcl runs along the inside of your knee, preventing the knee from buckling in. If you tore it, it would hurt along the course of the ligament, your knee may also feel as if it is giving out. Seeing an orthopaedic surgeon, and possbily getting an MRI would diagnose the injury. ...Read more

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A week ago I feel on the ICE I have some bad bruises on my knees one really bad! I have a really hard knock on one and I can barely walk on it I can't straighten it out please help me ASAP ?

A week ago I feel on the ICE I have some bad bruises on my knees one really bad! I have a really hard knock on one and I can barely walk on it I can't straighten it out  please help me ASAP ?

Severe knee contusio: A sharp blow to both knees by falling directly on ice can be a significant amount of force. Thus if one can't fully straighten the knee or bear full weight u need to be evaluated soon as u may have a fracture. ...Read more

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How do I figure out what i tore in my knee, and should I walk on it?

How do I figure out what i tore in my knee, and should I walk on it?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to remove my bruises on my knee if it was 10 months ago?

Can you tell me how to remove my bruises on my knee if it was 10 months ago?

Get checked: Bruises have usually been reabsorbed well before the 10 month period. ...Read more

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How do I know i twisted my ankle if i landed on it?

How do I know i twisted my ankle if i landed on it?

Ankle sprain: Sorry about your injury. Depending on severity of the injury, the pain and swelling can last a while especially without proper rest, stability with brace, icing and elevation. Advil (ibuprofen) is an appropriate NSAID option but if the pain is getting worse, please see your physician. You may have a more severe injury and require imaging (x-rays) and further treatment. ...Read more

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What should I do? I was playing soccer when my friend tripped me. I then fell on my ankle, which is the one that i sprained four months ago. I can't walk on it, or put any weight on it. I don't know if I should use crutches or not! please help!

What should I do? I was playing soccer when my friend tripped me. I then fell on my ankle, which is the one that i sprained four months ago. I can't walk on it, or put any weight on it. I don't know if I should use crutches or not! please help!

I : I recommend that you let your parents know what has happened. I recommend that you be seen by a medical provider to determine the extent of damage to your ankle. In the mean time, rest your foot and ankle, . Your parents can provide you with a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication like motrin, or if they don't have this type of medication, tylenol (acetaminophen) can help the pain. It would be helpful for you to elevate your foot. Prop it up on soft pillows to help prevent swelling. Icing it can also help. Do you have a bag of frozen peas or corn in your fridge - this can be used without cutting open the bag. Can put on your ankle for 15 minutes several times a day. A light bandage can be used for gentle (never overly tight) compression. I recommend that you get your parent's help with this. ...Read more

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How to know if I have sciatica on my bum?

How to know if I have sciatica on my bum?

See Specialist: Consider imaging studies for your spine if you believe your pain is sciatica in origin. ...Read more

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I have footdrop in my left leg what can I do on my own to help it heal?

I have footdrop in my left leg what can I do on my own to help it heal?

Why: Why do you have footdrop? Injury, trauma, after surgery, spontaneous? Treatment and expectations would depend on the etiology of the foot drop. We often brace a foot drop to prevent tendon/muscle contractures. ...Read more

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How can i break my foot? And how i now if its broken?

How can i break my foot? And how i now if its broken?

Any: Any type injury even March and running for a long time can break your foot. You can tell if it's broken by having significant pain in the foot then you see a doctor and take an x-ray and see if it's broken ...Read more