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Leg Injuries Doing The Splits
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
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
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
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?
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
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
Swelling: You may have a Baker's cyst which is typically found behind the knee. Consult an orthpedist for help ...Read more
Many possibilities: Vascular compromise, infection, cold injuries, and burns can be limb threatening. ...Read more
There: Can be other reasons such as normal anatomy or even just tight muscles around the hip (which can be treated) ...Read more
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
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
Can you pinch a nerve by poping your back and neck?? Cause I am having a vibration sensation in my leg but have not had any back or neck injurys
Possible: But not real common without injury at your age more so I'm older adults. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
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
About a month ago I hurt my leg doing the splits, my leg has been a lot better. What else can I do?
About a month ago I hurt my leg doing the splits. My leg has been a lot better lately but I don't know what else to do?
About a year ago I did my splits for the first time the day after that I was doing my splits when I felt like something pulled in my leg it hurt reall?
Do you still hurt?: Did you just have the pain briefly a year ago or are you still having the pain? It sounds like a pulled groin. ...Read more
Depends: On the injury.Get a more detailed answer ›
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