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Doctor insights on: Leg Ligaments

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Ligament (Definition)

A fibrous band of tissue that connects one bone to another. They hold joints in place. Dr. Fox's trivia test: what one bone is the only one ...Read more


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Perineal lump, pain, buttock and thigh pain ?Overstretch injury

Perineal lump, pain, buttock and thigh pain ?Overstretch injury

Lump: That lump may be an infection/abscess. Have it checked out by your doctor. You may need minor surgery. ...Read more

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Does glute bridging help stretch hip flexors?

Does glute bridging help stretch hip flexors?

Strengthen: The hip flexors pull the upper leg up at the hip, allows us to lift our knees and bend at the waist. There are five muscles that connect the femur to the pelvis. Stretching and strengthening the hip flexors is important to avoid injury and increase performance. ...Read more

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Ankle pain, no injury. Start with heel pain on L, ankle, move to achilles, outer ankle bone, then L ankle can't bear weight. Then, R outer ankle bone?

Ankle pain, no injury. Start with heel pain on L, ankle,  move to achilles, outer ankle bone, then L ankle can't bear weight. Then, R outer ankle bone?

Pain: can be arthritis and compensating to other side causing pain. It is common issue with plantar fasciitis patient will favor the other side and then they get inflammation to the joint area ...Read more

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Can extremely tight leg adductors cause pelvic instability?

Can extremely tight leg adductors cause pelvic instability?

Possibly: Tight adductor & other hip muscle imbalances can cause back and hamstring troubles.Tight adductors could inhibit the gluteus medius.The gluteus muscle does help to support the body when you are standing on 1 leg.Thus,it would be food to see a Physical therapist & to consider incorporating a program of Core Pilates,after a thorough evaluation from a Sports Medicine MD as there are also other causes ...Read more

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Willan anterior cruciate ligament tear cause pain in thigh, calf and shin ?

Willan anterior cruciate ligament tear cause pain in thigh, calf and shin ?

Typically not: In fact, after the initial injury, an acl tear does not usually cause much pain. Instability is the main complaint with an isolated acl tear. ...Read more

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Severe kneecap pain when straightening leg without bearing weight. Knee feels weak?

Severe kneecap pain when straightening leg without bearing weight. Knee feels weak?

Bursitis: In your age group the likely source is prepatellar bursitis from trauma or kneeling. Rest, ice, elevation and over the counter anti-inflammatory medications will take care of this with one caveat...You could have a staph infection in this bursa and need antibiotics. Thereofore, you need a quick doctor appointment to look at the knee. ...Read more

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Swollen foot and hip pain after broken hip repaired?

Swollen foot and hip pain after broken hip repaired?

This is common.: This is a common finding after such a surgery. The major concern is to be on the look out for a d.V.T or clot in the leg. This would typically cause swelling of the leg and pain in the calf. The foot swells as the motion in the extremtiy is limited. The pain in the hip after the procedure is expected. Ice the hip, take your meds, and elevate your foot while at rest. ...Read more

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Swelling back leg isolated below gastrocnemius to ankle. MRI, arteriovenous US normal.Tightness both sides of leg near ankle w/ dorsiflex. Tendonitis?

Swelling back leg isolated below gastrocnemius to ankle. MRI, arteriovenous US normal.Tightness both sides of leg near ankle w/ dorsiflex. Tendonitis?

MRI of what?: This is tendonitis the MRI should have picked it up. If it was a Baker's cyst the US should have picked it up. What else did these examinations show? You need to discuss with your physician the results of the tests and what was and what was not imaged. ...Read more

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Incised retinaculum ankle-fasciotomy. Extensor tendons now subluxing. Knee buckling from feels like muscles on lateral side giving out. Related?

Incised retinaculum ankle-fasciotomy. Extensor tendons now subluxing. Knee buckling from feels like muscles on lateral side giving out. Related?

Joint problems: It sounds like you have both knee and ankle problems, and when you have serious enough ankle joint problems, it is not uncommon to cause problems one major joint away - in the knee. If you haven't already had advice from your orthopedist, you need to discuss how stable the knee is since the ankle surgery. Weight-bearing is a good sign of joint instability- I suggest you see your ortho right away ...Read more

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Hip flexor muscle problem?

Hip flexor muscle problem?

Rest: Rest, ice, anti-inflammatories can be helpful. If the pain persists, be evaluated by a specialist to make sure you do not have a more serious problem. ...Read more

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Can having mulitple ankle sprains cause microtears in Achilles tendons?

Can having mulitple ankle sprains cause microtears in Achilles tendons?

Yes: Multiple ankle sprains can lead to micro tears in the achilles and other ligaments around the area. An MRI would indicate if you have torn the achilles and to what extent. ...Read more

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2 herniated discs, l4-s1, annular tears, osteoarthritis, leg pain& numbness, sharp shooting pain down leg into foot. Questions for back surgeon?

2 herniated discs, l4-s1, annular tears, osteoarthritis, leg pain& numbness, sharp shooting pain down leg into foot. Questions for back surgeon?

Answer: If the pain, weakness and or numbness cannot be controlled with pain medication, stretching exercises, and other nonoperative management, i recommend you see a spine specialist for further recommendations. Severe pain, bowel/bladder incontinence, sudden change in sensation/motor function may require emergent evaluation. ...Read more

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Are hamstring injury and thigh cramps same?

Are hamstring injury and thigh cramps same?

No: No a hamstring injury is a tear or partial tear of the hamstring muscle / tendon w/ resultant bleeding and mild swelling( mild bruising may be seen on back of thigh or below knee).Cramping can occur secondary to the injury or can be related to metabolic reasons etc. See your physician. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Does a torn knee ligament cause thigh swelling?

Does a torn knee ligament cause thigh swelling?

It can: Acutely following that injury can cause edema in the thigh. If this an older injury or you are status post reconstruction could be sign of deep vein thrombosis which needs to be evaluated, talk to your orthopedist. ...Read more

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Foot fracture or sprain if ankle tight?

Foot fracture or sprain if ankle tight?

Need X-ray: You need to get your foot/ankle checked and x-rays taken in order to determine if a fracture is present. If this is a recent injury, the tightness can be from swelling from both conditions. However, it is important to diagnose the correct condition so proper treatment can be rendered. ...Read more

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Can injured knee cause ankle swerlling?

Can injured knee cause ankle swerlling?

Not directly: However, the knee injury could have been accompanied by the ankle injury that was initially overlooked. ...Read more

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