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Please tell me what are some causes of leg injuries?

Please tell me what are some causes of leg injuries?

Leg injuries: You need to be more specific. Injuries can be from a simply scratch to a complicated traumatic amputation. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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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


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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?

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

Warm up: Warm up first by doing jumping jacks or light running. Always better to warm up before stretching. Sustained hold of the stretch without bouncing during the stretch. ...Read more

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I have 4 overuse injuries in one of my legs (runners knee, hip tendonitis, hamstring tendonitis and shin splits). Why do I keep getting them?

I have 4 overuse injuries in one of my legs (runners knee, hip tendonitis, hamstring tendonitis and shin splits). Why do I keep getting them?

Biomechanics: Could be a biomechanical flaw in your gait. Could also have a structural deformity in a limb that puts you at risk for these injuries. I would see an orthopedic first to rule out injury then maybe visit a Podiatrist for possible custom orthotic. A chiropractic evaluation may also be of benefit. ...Read more

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I have had lots of injury to my upper and lower back s. my problem is now I'm having sever problem problem with my right leg heavy?

I have had lots of injury to my upper and lower back s. my problem is now I'm having sever problem problem with my right leg heavy?

Radiculopathy: This means something in your spine is pressing on the nerves of your leg. You need to consult a neurologist, you will need MRI, medications and physical therapy. Feel better. ...Read more

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My leg popped while doing the splits is the pain was horrible. What should I do?

My leg popped while doing the splits is the pain was horrible. What should I do?

Go to the er: If something popped and the pain is horrible, chances are you have a dislocation. When you hear a noise after a motion, in general it is not a good thing. Either a fracture or dislocation and in either case prompt reduction or spinting is required. Get a pack of ice, take a tylenol (acetaminophen) and call a friend to drive you to the nearest er. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What can you do about a pain in leg after injury?

What can you do about a pain in leg after injury?

Depends: For general musculoskeletal pain, Ibuprofen (motrin/advil) is the standard and sometimes ice to the area may help (within the first 48 hours) but depending on your injury type might require evaluation by your physician. If you believe the injury is more than a simple muscle strain, see you doc. ...Read more

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Back of leg swollen where the leg bends. No injury?

Back of leg swollen where the leg bends. No injury?

Swelling: You may have a Baker's cyst which is typically found behind the knee. Consult an orthpedist for help ...Read more

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What type of injury can cripple one leg without amputation?

What type of injury can cripple one leg without amputation?

Many possibilities: Vascular compromise, infection, cold injuries, and burns can be limb threatening. ...Read more

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Why does my child complain about leg pain without any signs of injuries?

Why does my child complain about leg pain without any signs of injuries?

Many reasons: Is your child and very active? Pain may be a result of overuse. Some children will have growing pains. If the pain persists, or gets worse, have it checked out. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can cause leg length inequalities aside from injuries?

Please tell me what can cause leg length inequalities aside from injuries?

There: Can be other reasons such as normal anatomy or even just tight muscles around the hip (which can be treated) ...Read more

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What are the causes of slight radiating leg pain? I had no previous injury.

What are the causes of slight radiating leg pain? I had no previous injury.

Depends: If the pain goes down the back side of the leg below the knee (to leg or foot), or the front part of the thigh, you may have irritation of one of the nerves in your back that give feeling to the leg. If it goes only to the buttock or back side of the thigh, it could be nerve or it could be referred pain (not from direct irritation of a spinal nerve). ...Read more

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How soon can you tell a child has damaged a growth plate in his leg, after an injury?

Depends: The injury maybe evident immediately on an x-ray. Sometimes, a slater 1 injury, does not show on an x-ray. This type of growth plate injury is based on clinical history, the mechanism of injury, and the exam. Also, a repeat x-ray, may show evidence of healing on a fracture that was not seen on the initial x-ray. ...Read more

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I have an injury maybe a bug bite surrounded by a red circle as big as my leg. What's wrong?

I have an injury maybe a bug bite surrounded by a red circle as big as my leg. What's wrong?

Depends: If you live in a Lyme disease infested area, do check with your doctor. Otherwise you may not need to see any doctor yet if the lesion is subsiding. But if it gets worse or becomes painful, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a siatica symptom on leg to go away after a disc injury on back? It's going 3 months. Any quick relief suggestions?

How long will it take for a siatica symptom on leg to go away after a disc injury on back? It's going 3 months. Any quick relief suggestions?

Varies: It depends on how long you had sciatica prior to surgery. Those with leg pain for 6 months or longer before surgery have higher risk of some residual leg pain after disc surgery. Some patients after surgery will need medications like Lyrica (pregabalin) or Gabapentin for nerve pain. Repeat MRI study can make sure a new disc herniation has not occurred. A spinal cord stimulator can help longterm also for leg, . ...Read more

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My sister fell and now she can't lift her leg but it didn't start like this because after the injury it took a day to do this pain is in thigh help?

My sister fell and now she can't lift her leg but it didn't start like this because after the injury it took a day to do this pain is in thigh help?

Get exam ASAP: You didn't mention her age or how she fell, but in any case she needs to be examined ASAP. She could have fracture, nerve or muscle damage or dislocation ...Read more

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My leg popped while doing the splits, what should I do?

That depends: If you are in significant discomfort or pain - than seeking medical evaluation would be appropriate. If your leg popped and you have no impairment in function and no pain - I would just consider it to be an interesting occurence. ...Read more

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What can cause pain from an injury in one leg radiate to the other?

What can cause pain from an injury in one leg radiate to the other?

See below: If you have pain in one leg from an injury and that pain radiates to the other leg, the source of the pain has to be from the spine such as a disc herniation, spine fracture with inflammation or other issue with the spinal column. See your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Is a knot on the leg after a injury anything to be concerned about?

Possibly: Is the knot painful? Where on the leg is it located? Have it evaluated by a doctor and then you will know. ...Read more

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If you have one leg shorter than the other, why is the short one more prone to injury?

Walking in a hole.: Actually, both limbs in a limb length discrepancy may be prone to different types of injures. The long side is more likely to suffer from excessive pronation for example. However, short limbs may seem to be more often injured because they are in essence falling in to a hole with each step. The long limb raises the short leg, which must then fall forward a greater distance to the ground. ...Read more

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About a month ago I hurt my leg doing the splits, my leg has been a lot better. What else can I do?

Heat, streching: Probably you have srain of the adductor muscles, they get better on their on, only need to take over the counter antiinflamatories such as aleve, (naproxen) advil.Gentle estreching and heat application may help, also pt may be beneficial. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a 1 year old to heal from a leg injury?

How long does it take for a 1 year old to heal from a leg injury?

Depends: Since I do not know the type of injury, I can't give you specific estimates, but broken bones take on average 6-8 weeks to heal, muscle pulls, ligament, tendon injuries, sometimes as long or longer. Bruises can take a few weeks depending on their depth and lacerations can take as long as a year for the skin to reach equal strength as before although the wound may look normal. ...Read more