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Did backhandspring twisted arm and felt elbow pop, sharp pains a lot, behind elbow...?

Did backhandspring twisted arm and felt elbow pop, sharp pains a lot, behind elbow...?

Elbow pain: Are you able to fully bend & straighten elbow joint? Can you turn hand palm down & back? May have dislocated elbow or broken radius/ulna/humerus or merely strained ligaments. Best to have joint examined & x-rayed (emergencyroom) so appropriate treatment can be given. Motrin/aleve/etc (if you can take them) may take edge off pain. Ice for swelling. Sling or splint for support until seen by doc. ...Read more

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Shin feels like stretching rubber band when moving ankle. Hit with hard ball. Att tendinitis?

Shin feels like stretching rubber band when moving ankle. Hit with hard ball. Att tendinitis?

Not achilles.: Sounds like a good bruise from getting hit wiith the hardball. There is little tissue covering the tibia so not much protection there from injury. Ice followed by heat would be a good way of clearing this up. ...Read more

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Twisted & popped elbow, it tingles, little swollen, looks different, hurts, locks up & catches, pops a lot..? Was during a backhandspring

Twisted & popped elbow, it tingles, little swollen, looks different, hurts, locks up & catches, pops a lot..? Was during a backhandspring

Orthopaedic surgeon : You may have dislocated or fractured your elbow and need to see an orthopaedic surgeon for x-rays and physical exam. Elbow instability and fractures can be difficult to treat. The sooner the problem is diagnosed, the sooner it can be treated. Make sure your orthopaedic surgeon is board certified and is experienced with elbow trauma. ...Read more

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Red and warm knee cap. Dont recall hitting it?

Red and warm knee cap. Dont recall hitting it?

Bursitis: The pre-patellar bursa can sometimes become inflamed by repetitive kneeling or bumping the knee. Though this bursitis usually resolves with anti-inflammatory meds and avoidance of kneeling, sometimes the bursa becomes infected as well which requires antibiotics for treatment. Your primary care physician or orthopaedic surgeon can help with the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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was shoveling snow that was very heavy, twisting the shovel to throw the snow away, heard crunching & popping. left elbow weak, pain. ER?

 was shoveling snow that was very heavy, twisting the shovel to throw the snow away, heard crunching & popping. left elbow weak, pain. ER?

Elbow pain: Try rest, heating pad, elevating the extremity and ibuprofen for pain and swelling and if no improvement in symptoms you may need further imaging study and workup. ...Read more

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24f slipped down steps fell butt!a lot pain, shoots down upper r leg when laying.Trouble going #2 feels like a bulge around anus.Possible colon injury?

24f slipped down steps fell butt!a lot pain, shoots down upper r leg when laying.Trouble going #2 feels like a bulge around anus.Possible colon injury?

See health provider: Please see your health care provider as soon as possible! a colon injury is unlikely, but a bony injury to the sacrum or lumbar spine is possible. Also, there is a chance for an injury or swelling around nerves or nerve roots in the lumbar area, especially if it is difficult to defecate, or if incontinent of stool. Painful defecation not necessarily related to nerves. ...Read more

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My husband mashed his finger in the car door. Do we apply ice or heat?

My husband mashed his finger in the car door. Do we apply ice or heat?

Ice: In the acute phase of an injury like this, ice would generally be recommended. Depending on the extent of the injury, he may need to get it evaluated for a fracture. Hope he feels better soon. ...Read more

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I injured hand, now when move pinkie finger, hand makes crunching sound, what's happening? Did i break it or just sprain it? It hurts a lot.

I injured hand, now when move pinkie finger, hand makes crunching sound, what's happening?  Did i break it or just sprain it? It hurts a lot.

Finger injury: If you had a traumatic injury and it is making noise when you move it i would be worried about a fracture of your 5th metacarpal bone or finger. ...Read more

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Doing squats yesterday no weights and it felt like something above my knee cap ripped. I only did 8. Today go down stairs or sit down on Couch same?

Doing squats yesterday no weights and it felt like something above my knee cap ripped. I only did 8. Today go down stairs or sit down on Couch same?

Doubt U tor the quad: but surly U injured it. coming out of a deep squat, puts Ur quad @ a bad advantage as far as leverage is concerned. for now ice, neoprene sleeve, I call non-functional bracing. it merely send stronger signals 2 Ur brain for proprioception, & sub consciously will B protective of it. as a brace, it adds no more than that. in 4 days NSAIDS, activity modification & slowly get back in 2 exercise as tol ...Read more

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I heard something tear underneath my knee cap when I bent down to pick up a towel. It hurts bad! what happened?

I heard something tear underneath my knee cap when I bent down to pick up a towel. It hurts bad! what happened?

Knee cap: Could be a number of things, from a tendon or cruciate tear to some innocent "creaking". Let it rest for two weeks, if then it still hurts, you'll need an orthopod to get an MRI of your knee. ...Read more

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Hit top of my head when bending down in fridge and stood up quick hit it on freezer door.Still hurts giving me head ache.Should i worry?

Hit top of my head when bending down in fridge and stood up quick hit it on freezer door.Still hurts giving me head ache.Should i worry?

Probably OK: It is unlikely that you hit your head with enough force on the freezer door to cause any serious damage. However, if you develop any symptoms of closed head injury, such as vision changes, vomiting, mental status changes, then you need to be seen. But the likelihood is that you got a good knock and may have a bruise. ...Read more

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My 2 yo was in front of shopping cart. Bros jumped on cart & knocked it forward to ground. Don't think he hit head or very lightly. No crying. Worry?

My 2 yo was in front of shopping cart. Bros  jumped on cart & knocked it forward to ground. Don't think he hit head or very lightly. No crying. Worry?

Generally no concern: Most of the time if a child hits himself against an object, falls on a hard surface and the like just observe your child. Of course, settings and children are different. Generally if no loss of consciousness, child is herself/himself, then just observation should be enough. However, if the child shows any odd behivior, then an emergency evaluation would be wise. Most importantly remain calm! ...Read more

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Coban wrappd finger4 reinjury sprain.Used cream&did massage&stretch 1mth.Now skin looks crepy&dermal ridges seem stretched/enlarged.Permanent?What 2do

Coban wrappd finger4 reinjury sprain.Used cream&did massage&stretch 1mth.Now skin looks crepy&dermal ridges seem stretched/enlarged.Permanent?What 2do

Unlikely Permanent: Coban was not designed to be used for more than a few minutes as a pressure dressing. Using it for several day (even an hour or several hours) could permanently damage the circulation and cause the loss of a finger. Since your finger has not been removed, the things you are notcing are unlikely to be permanent. Moisture or cream under the coban could cause the symptoms noted, bur will be normal. ...Read more

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Big dog hit shin bone about 5 inches below knee. bruised she knocked me down landed on knee, knocked off shoe pain is severe in knee when i bend it.

Big dog hit shin bone about 5 inches below knee.  bruised she knocked me down landed on knee, knocked off shoe pain is severe in knee when i bend it.

Apply ice: See orthopedist if ice doesn't resolve your issue as you may of sustained an injury of some sort. Yu can take an NSAID like Motrin if no contraindication. ...Read more

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Hand hurting after punching wall. Don't want girl to know. Ice?

Hand hurting after punching wall. Don't want girl to know. Ice?

Ice, ice, baby!: For just about any injury, ice is the key to minimizing swelling. Well that plus rest, compression & elevation. However, if you did more than bruise your hand, especially if you've "lost a knuckle" (it's no longer visible when you make a fist), you might have broken a bone & should go see your family doc. Any numbness, tingling, weakness and/or excess bleeding needs to be evaluated immediately. ...Read more