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Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more


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What are the symptoms for a torn patella tendon?

What are the symptoms for a torn patella tendon?

Usually dramatic: This is typically a painful, traumatic and debilitating injury. Initial symptoms would be pain in the front of the knee, diffuse swelling around the knee, and difficulty straightening the knee without assistance. Often the leg feels powerless and as if you are dragging it, because the powerful quad muscle in your thigh is no longer connected to the lower leg (tibia). Seek medical attention. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a dislocated kneecap?

What are symptoms of  a dislocated kneecap?

It depends: If the dislocation recent and traumatic, you will have a lot of pain and cannot move your knee and cannot straighten the knee your knee, some of those are recurrent they are less violent. ...Read more

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I have knee pain. Symptoms include grinding, catching of patella, buckling and locking. What does it mean?

I have knee pain. Symptoms include grinding, catching of patella, buckling and locking. What does it mean?

Cartilage damage: You probably have degeneration of cartilaginous components in the joint. The most common culprit is the meniscus. Diagnosis is done by mri, and arthroscopy provides the needed clean up. ...Read more

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Can a piece of cartilage get stuck under the kneecap? What are the symptoms of having a ACL problem? Please help

Can a piece of cartilage get stuck under the kneecap? What are the symptoms of having a ACL problem?
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Knee pain: These are two very different problems.When a piece of cartilage gets stuck under your kneecap you will have a locking or catching type problem. You could have problems flexing or extending your knee and certainly problems with going up and down steps. With an ACL injury,there is usually a sense of instability and a sense of the knees shifting.There's usually a sense of apprehension with activities ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of a torn patella tendon?

What are the main symptoms of a torn patella tendon?

Can't extend knee: If your patella tendon is completely torn, you can't actively straighten out your knee. Because your patella tendon connects your thigh muscle and patella to your shin bone (tibia). If its partially torn you have weakness with knee extension, difficulty with stair climbing and anterior knee pain. ...Read more

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Day after run lateral knee pops when i bend. Location is between pointy bone and kneecap. No pain during runs and do not have normal it band symptoms.

Day after run lateral knee pops when i bend. Location is between pointy bone and kneecap. No pain during runs and do not have normal it band symptoms.

Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes. One of the more common disorders that you already mentioned is itb syndrome, but as you mentioned that may have been ruled out. One example of nother potential cause is plica syndrome, which is an abnormal fibrous band in the knee that can cause pain and popping as you describe. Usually a very meticulous exam can determine the cause. Thank you. ...Read more

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I suffered a compound fracture of the tib and fib (L) also a cracked patella (L) at age 22 now I'm experiencing "growing pain" like symptoms at age 26?

I suffered a compound fracture of the tib and fib (L) also a cracked patella (L) at age 22 now I'm experiencing "growing pain" like symptoms at age 26?

Be seen: At 26, your growth is certainly complete and so your pain is likely coming from something else. A detailed exam and X-ray will likely determine the cause. Consider being seen. ...Read more

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After blow to kneecap, cannot straighten knee or bear weight? X-rays normal, how to proceed? Other symptoms: blue lower leg, pain on both sides of knee, muscle spasms when aggravating knee

After blow to kneecap, cannot straighten knee or bear weight? X-rays normal, how to proceed? Other symptoms: blue lower leg, pain on both sides of knee, muscle spasms when aggravating knee

MRI: Firstly, make sure you are evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. Mri would probably be the best diagnostic test to evaluate your extensor mechanism and surrounding structures if the symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Can your tibia bone feel unstable? What are the symptoms ? I had knee surgery for ACL trim and mensicus trim and scar tissue under the patella. Help

Can your tibia bone feel unstable? What are the symptoms ? 
I had knee surgery for ACL trim and mensicus trim and scar tissue under the patella. Help

Yes: Yes, you can definitely have some degree of instability in your knee/tibia, particularly if you have an "acl deficient" knee. I would not hesitate to discuss directly with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Blisters appeared on my leg, but no pain or itch, help?

Infection vs contact: This may represent a contact dermatitis or and infection. It should be evaluated. Shingles and herpes simplex usually cause some pain. ...Read more

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I have developed blisters on side of leg, what could this be?

I have developed blisters on side of leg, what could this be?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin blisters. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause blisters on the skin. Insect bites can also cause blisters. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have a tiny cluster of blisters on my leg. What should I do?

I have a tiny cluster of blisters on my leg. What should I do?

Dont puncture it: Most waterfilled blisters are self limiting and go away by themselves the only exceptions are if these are puss filled blisters or caused by contact dermatitis like poison ivy, than you see your doctor and get treated but if in doubt check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a newly formed freckle on my leg and it started out as a blister and I popped it thinking it was from the sun and now I'm concerned...

I have a newly formed freckle on my leg and it started out as a blister and I popped it thinking it was from the sun and now I'm concerned...

Not very concerned.: Doesn't sound serious. A blister can pop and leave a hyper pigmented scar that looks like a freckle. This will resolve with time. If it enlarges or bleeds see your doc. ...Read more

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Red and itchy leg also now blistering?

Red and itchy leg also now blistering?

Blistering rash: Blisters with redness and itch can signify a contact dermatitis such as poison ivy or oak or sumac if indeed you have had exposure to weeds or vines outdoors. I would suggest white vinegar soaks and apply Hydrocortisone cream 2-3x/day. If the condition worsens, please see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a water blister on my leg. What do I use for it?

I have a water blister on my leg. What do I use for it?

You have to be : Careful when you have a blister. Are you a diabetic or immunocompromised in any way? If it is getting worse meaning becoming red, hot or painful you need to see your physician to possibly get it drained, cultured and to start antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has a small blister on his leg. What could it be?

My 2 year old has a small blister on his leg. What could it be?

Possible infection: Without a photograph it is impossible to say exactly what it is. It may be an infection however, and that is why he should be seen as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have little blister bumps on my leg they itch know one in my house have them what is it?

I have little blister bumps on my leg they itch know one in my house have them what is it?

See below: Possibilities include: 1. Infection (impetigo) 2. Hives 3. Bites from spiders or bed bugs (doubt bed bugs since no one else has them) 4. Poison ivy - unlikely in the colder areas of the us because poison ivy is seasonal 5. Rare causes of blisters such as an allergy to a medicine you are on. ...Read more

Dr. John Michalski
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Patella (Definition)

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