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Leg Injuries Doing The Splits
Have torn ligaments in knee. Can femur actually slip off the top of the tibia? Could something fracture? Using exercise bike & walking for strength.
Torn ligaments: It would be unusual for your femur to slide off your tibia unless you tore all the ligaments around your knee like in a knee dislocation. If you just tore your acl then your knee can be unstable with subluxation of the bones. Sometimes the acl can avulse from the tibia with bone. Exercise and knee strengthening is good for a acl tear and consideration of surgery can be discussed with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Joint instability at hip and knee, weakness from hip to outer thigh to outer knee. Pain lifting leg - climbing stairs and kicking leg backwards. Why?
When in seated position and fully extend my leg at knee, it feels like pulling from middle calf through Achilles insert. No injuries. Causes?
Tight muscles.: What you are describing is typical of tight muscles from a lack of stretching of the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles (called the triceps surae). You can learn to stretch these muscles. If stretching does not help, consider seeing your doctor for further evaluation and treatment, which may include a referral to a physical therapist. ...Read more
Yes: Any time you have decreased range of motion as a result of tight muscles there is an increased risk of tendon and ligament injury. ...Read more
What is causing all the funny sensations down my leg after having arthroscopic knee surgery? Can doing squat tear something in knee?
If it's done right-: -after the scope, meaning while there is still some fluid present, a squat can cause the capsule 2 rupture,usually @ the superior pole or closest 2 your head @ the top of the knee. The squat compresses the volume of the joint space so the high increase in pressure in the fluid will rupture, usually @ a portal site. ...Read more
Swelling back leg isolated below gastrocnemius to ankle. MRI, arteriovenous US normal.Tightness both sides of leg near ankle w/ dorsiflex. Tendonitis?
Any stretching exercises in addition to heel drops that will stretch the medial head of the gastrocnemius? Calf stretch only stretches mid-lower calf.
Calf exercises: Here are some pages with exercises: http://www.foot-pain-explored.com/calf-stretches.html and http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/guide/strengthening-calf-muscles and http://www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/sport-injuries/ankle-achilles-shin-pain/calf-strain/calf-strain-stretching-exercises ...Read more
After few knee injuries on same knee, ligaments have shortened (no japanese style seating), can yoga practice lenghthen the ligaments to heal the knee?
Knee stiffness post: Scar formation occurs to the detriment of the healing process. Hence many times we lose flexibility within the joints esp.the knee and shoulder.Any consistent practice which emphasizes careful stretching ( like yoga) can improve ones joint mobility. Bear in mind that this may require 9- 12 months to achieve this, ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swelling entire length of Achilles tendon. MRI normal. Leaving upper leg stationary and extending lower leg straight, feel pulling behind leg. Help?
Yes: It definitely can. It may be radiating pain or you might be using your leg muscles differently to protect your aching knees. ...Read more
None:: Ligaments stabilize the joints which are moved by muscles/tendons. So the tendons of the hamstrings bend the knee. ...Read more
In derotational osteotomy tibia, which muscle compartments usually get fasciotomy? Have CS in anterior & deep compartments of leg and medal of foot.
Derotational or high: 4 DJD?derotational R usually done in kids with severe deformity, & no compartments released. If it was high & derotational or 4 DJD, compartments R not routinely released. CS is a complication that must B watched 4 & addressed if develops post op. I have not had this as a complication but it's always in Ur mind post op, then all 4 should B released. Some use cont pressure monitoring & do the high ...Read more
Walk several miles(3-8)/day.Today walked 8 & began getting pain in front of ankle when lifting front of foot to walk. Doesn't occur if manually point foot up with hands. Only hurts when using foot/ankle muscles to lift toes/foot upward. Cause?
Pain in middle of inner elbow when hanging or pulling-tendonitis? Same pain location when doing wrist extensions with the fingers pointed down
Toes bend backwards and the arch of the foot twists, ankle becomes rigid and swells at line of ligament, can't walk. Restless leg syndrome?
Doubt it: This sounds more like carpo-pedal spasm, or more simply "charley horses." the muscles of the ankle and wrist are prone to these problems, which can come on spontaneously for no reason, or can be associated with excessive muscle activity in exercise without adequate stretching, as well as too low a level of either potassium, calcium or magnesium in the blood. If it is recurrent, see your doctor. ...Read more
Here are some: Straight leg raises wall squats single leg squat (only 45 degrees) calf raises and calf drops from a step a formal session with a physical therapist could be worth while to get you on your way previous ankle sprains need specific treatment to improve range and proprioception. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swelling: you may have a Baker's cyst which is typically found behind the knee. Consult an orthpedist for help ...Read more
Lower leg muscle (tibialis anterior?) hurts during racquetball. Treadmill prior to game not helping.
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