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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Leg Injuries And Disorders (Overview)

Leg injuries and disorders are conditions in which a person has problems with his leg, such as pain, swelling, fractures, restricted movement, or joint instability. The treatment depends on the injury or disease.


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Best way to stretch before playing football to prevent foot/leg injuries?

Best way to stretch before playing football to prevent foot/leg injuries?

No bounce: For your age, you are at the "weekend warrior" risk group. Stretch and hold all ankle, leg, thigh muscles for at least 1 minute each. It may be best to get a partner to help sometimes. Sometimes the stretching may seem like forever but you may need it to prevent injury. Also, hydration is very important and proper gear protection. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
3 doctors shared insights

Leg Injuries And Disorders (Overview)

Leg injuries and disorders are conditions in which a person has problems with his leg, such as pain, swelling, fractures, restricted movement, or joint instability. The treatment depends on the injury or disease.


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Hello sir.. I was met with accident last month and had superficial skin injury...Abt 3x1inch on leg how to get rid of the reddish scar completely?

Hello sir..  I was met with accident last month and had superficial skin injury...Abt 3x1inch on leg how to get rid of the reddish scar completely?

Sun screen: The redness usually goes away in time. You should protect it from ultra violet light [sunlight] using sun screens and/or clothing, until all the pink color is gone. ...Read more

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Are there any genetic disorders that cause bow legs?

Are there any genetic disorders that cause bow legs?

Yes: The shape (alignment) of your legs are largely determined by your genes. The alignment varies among people, races, and ethnicities. Certain conditions such as blount's disease will cause significant bowing of the legs. If concerned, visit with a physician and obtain some long standing hip to ankle radiographs. ...Read more

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What are some common head or leg injuries when playing hockey?

What are some common head or leg injuries when playing hockey?

Concussions, etc.: Concussions are very common in hockey. Facial injuries include teeth injuries and lacerations occur frequently as well. Leg (lower body) injuries include knee sprains, leg contusions, groin injuries and labral tears in the hip. ...Read more

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9yo boy fell off a 50ft cliff yesterday. Sustained head, chest & leg injuries plus more. Is in a coma and unable to wake. Chances of fully recovering?

9yo boy fell off a 50ft cliff yesterday. Sustained head, chest & leg injuries plus more. Is in a coma and unable to wake. Chances of fully recovering?

Unknown: The only people that can give you a reliable answer are those with full access to the exam and findings involved. This does sound worrisome, but kids do have more recuperative potential than adults in the same setting. ...Read more

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Best way to stretch before playing football to prevent foot/leg injuries?

No bounce: For your age, you are at the "weekend warrior" risk group. Stretch and hold all ankle, leg, thigh muscles for at least 1 minute each. It may be best to get a partner to help sometimes. Sometimes the stretching may seem like forever but you may need it to prevent injury. Also, hydration is very important and proper gear protection. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How far does the Achilles tendon ascend in the leg? What is a common diagnostic tool to diagnose injury/disease of the tendon that isn't ruptured?

How far does the Achilles tendon ascend in the leg? What is a common diagnostic tool to diagnose injury/disease of the tendon that isn't ruptured?

1/3 up the leg: Achilles tendon merges into your gastro-soleus muscles about 1/3 up the leg from the heel. MRI is the best diagnostic tool to see inflammatory changes or tears. Real time Ultrasound examination shows full thickness tears. ...Read more

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My cousin's left shoulder down to her left leg are dead. Doc said it's not a stroke. I wonder what kind of disease is that? She has no injury but a little obese.

My cousin's left shoulder down to her left leg are dead. Doc said it's not a stroke. I wonder what kind of disease is that? She has no injury but a little obese.

A : A number of organic and psychiatric conditions can cause numbness and/or weakness on one side of the body from the neck down. Neurological conditions that could cause such symptoms would include those that affect the spinal cord in the neck, and could include inflammatory / demyelinating conditions such as multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

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How does Crohn's disease cause welling of the leg(s)?

How does Crohn's disease cause welling of the leg(s)?

Few ways.: Crohn's is an inflammatory disease that releases inflammtory mediators into the blood stream. There may be some small component of edema from that. Secondly it is also associated with an arthritis that can cause local joint edema and an increase in distal lymphatic pressure. Thirdly there may be protein / malabsorption losses which can increase edema. ...Read more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more