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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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Cuboid antero-medial margin focal Bone bruise -oblique nondisplaced fissure fracture, spring ligament & cfl grade 2 sprain. hw long to heal?Overweight

Cuboid antero-medial margin focal Bone bruise -oblique nondisplaced fissure fracture,
spring ligament & cfl grade 2 sprain.
hw long to heal?Overweight

A primary healing: usually takes 6 weeks, and then it continues to mold and get more strength. It also depends upon your overall health and immunity state. And your calcium and bone mineral state. Add calcium to your diet and increase water. Wish you good luck. ...Read more

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Torn ankle ext. retinaculum. surgeon won't fix. Tenosynovitis tib post & tendonitis tib ant/Achilles - bowstring strain. Type dr give steroid injects?

Torn ankle ext. retinaculum. surgeon won't fix. Tenosynovitis tib post & tendonitis tib ant/Achilles - bowstring strain. Type dr give steroid injects?

Orthopedic surg or .: An orthopedic surg, a Physiatrist or a sports med, specialist. Could give inj of steroid. You could also be a candidate for a different tpye of injection called prolotherapy. It involves a type of solution that stimulates thickening of damaged ligaments and tendons. ...Read more

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Grade 2 hamstring tear 2 days ago, heard pop, no bruise. Mobility low, but improving. Steep ski slope 3-mile mud run coming in 7 weeks. Advisable?

Grade 2 hamstring tear 2 days ago, heard pop, no bruise. Mobility low, but improving. Steep ski slope 3-mile mud run coming in 7 weeks. Advisable?

Cutting it close: A true grade 2 tear of a hamstring involves actual separation of muscle tissue and bleeding and subsequent inflammatory response locally. This can often be a 6 to 8 week injury to heal. This precludes the training required for the event and coming back too soon can lead to recurrent and actually a worse injury. A good course of physical therapy with a pt that understands the injury is beneficial. ...Read more

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Ligament/tendon sprain ankle 7 weeks ago. Xray- no fracture. Never immobilized. Swelling/pain remains around medial malleo. esp after activity. Ideas?

Ligament/tendon sprain ankle 7 weeks ago. Xray- no fracture. Never immobilized. Swelling/pain remains around medial malleo. esp after activity. Ideas?

Be seen: I would probably be seen for a repeat exam and X-rays. You may have sustained a deltoid ligament injury or tear. If this is associated with a syndesmosis injury or a proximal fibula fracture, ankle X-rays can initially be negative but treatment may be needed. ...Read more

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Pain from injury 2 yrs ago frac tib, bone chip, ligament damage., frac bone in foot. Wore boot, did pt. Pain redeveloping, doing rice, see dr?

Pain from injury 2 yrs ago frac tib,  bone chip, ligament damage., frac bone in foot. Wore boot, did pt. Pain redeveloping, doing rice, see dr?

Absolutely: See your doctor. Don't want a severe pain syndrome to develop, so the sooner the better. Pt may help, also try seeing a good hands-on osteopath to get some of the trauma out of your tissue. Find one at: http://physician.Academyofosteopathy.Org, http://www.Cranialacademy.Org (find a practitioner) or http://jamesjealous.Com/physician-directory/u-s-physician-directory/. ...Read more

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Knee u/s showed bursitis.tendenitis.patellar tendenitis.tendinosis. bruised? lcl. help? dr suggest ED cortizone shot or mega advil (ibuprofen).?

Knee u/s showed bursitis.tendenitis.patellar tendenitis.tendinosis. bruised? lcl. help? dr suggest ED cortizone shot or mega advil (ibuprofen).?

Many Options: There are many different options for stem cell therapies for arthritic knee pain and tendon issues. I would suggest you evaluate all of them thoroughly before choosing. So far the only practice that has significant research and patient base regarding stem cell therapy is Regenexx. They have over 6500 patient registry with pretty good results. Regenexx.Com. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle 10mnths ago, still pain on weightbearing, but no instability.Mri(5mnths back)said 2 torn ligaments.Did extensive pt exs, bracing.Stil pain?

Sprained ankle 10mnths ago, still pain on weightbearing, but no instability.Mri(5mnths back)said 2 torn ligaments.Did extensive pt exs, bracing.Stil pain?

Have it evaluated.: Pain may last a long time following a foot or ankle injury. An x-ray can show if there is an underlying fracture. You may have a soft tissue injury if it is just a sprain and may have damaged the muscle, tendon, or ligaments in the area. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. If the pain has not improved with conservative measures surgery may be a good option. ...Read more

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Met. stress fracture- 34 wks not healed, ORIF 14 wks ago. Dr, physio say callus, still healing- no running but walk in shoes. Sore, swells- advice?.

Met. stress fracture- 34 wks not healed, ORIF 14 wks ago. Dr, physio say callus, still healing- no running but walk in shoes. Sore, swells- advice?.

Concerning: It is a little concerning that it is not yet healed. Options are to give it more time, or use a bone stimulator, or consider addition of growth factors to area. The presence of callus there suggests some healing is occurring and it just may take more time. ...Read more

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I have a non- healing( 3.5 months)displaced avulsion fx of 5th metatarsal. Ortho says prob won't heal - live with it???

I have a non- healing( 3.5 months)displaced avulsion fx of 5th metatarsal.  Ortho says prob won't heal - live with it???

Varies: Fractures in that area are often considered "avulsion" fractures. The foot is injured in a twisting injury and the ligament that inserts into the base of the metatarsal pulls a piece of bone off in the injury. It is not terribly uncommon for those fractures to be displaced and not to heal. If it is not causing symptoms can be "lived with". If it is, surgery can be done to fix. ...Read more

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Ankle MRI report - ant tib tendon bowing, tendonitis in ant tib, tenosynovitis in posterior tib, mild tendonitis in Achilles'. Best treatment?

Ankle MRI report - ant tib tendon bowing, tendonitis in ant tib, tenosynovitis in posterior tib, mild tendonitis  in Achilles'. Best treatment?

Cold compresses help: I have found that tendinitis frequently responds to application of cold compresses, particularly gel devices kept in a freezer which when applied to tendinitis will cut the inflammation down and provide comfort without the potential side effects of listed medications (which help as well but can cause considerable side effects). Such gel devices can be found in drug stores (OTC). ...Read more

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Slow-healing stress fx- boot, crutches, surgery, now CRPS. Hard to walk- now painful growth outside 5th met. Dr.- bunionette. From walking? Treatment?

Slow-healing stress fx- boot, crutches, surgery, now CRPS. Hard to walk- now painful growth outside 5th met. Dr.- bunionette. From walking? Treatment?

Foot fracture: Open surgery to treat a foot fracture complicated by CRPS makes ongoing care necessary, it may be prudent to gain other opinions as to what's best to treat further. Many times need joint supervision by pain management specialist and foot specialist ...Read more

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I twisted ankle outward stepping off curb. Xray revealed strain, got brace. Should see see orthopedist or podiatrist?

It is up to you: The treatment principles are the same. You want to find someone with whom you can establish a good rapport and feel confident with. Seek recommendations from family and friends that you trust. ...Read more

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Stress fracture-3rd metatarsal- slow to heal, 14 weeks, boot and crutches. X-rays - no healing since Week 7. Cast? Specialist? Still pain, swelling.

Stress fracture-3rd metatarsal- slow to heal, 14 weeks, boot and crutches. X-rays - no healing since Week 7. Cast? Specialist? Still pain, swelling.

You should be: Seeing a foot doctor whether podiatrist or orthopedic foot and ankle doc. Are you a smoker? Do you happen to know if you have vitamin D deficiency? Have you been exercising or wearing normal shoes during the healing process? At 14 weeks that certainly is delayed healing and you need to discuss a plan with the dr taking care of you. Perhaps a bone stimulator would be in order.... ...Read more

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Iv got ankle sprain 2weeks ago.Very much swelng, 2bruise but no pain.Doctor has put knee length cast on mi eg for 6weeks.Whn shod istrt walkg wd cast?

Confused...: This question is a great one for your md. Please realize he/she needs to address this specifically right away. If you haven't asked, overcome your hesitation and do so. If you have, you deserve to be told clearly and patiently what you need to know. Don't be shy to ask to have information repeated. It's ok! ...Read more

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Pain at r ligament of l ankle 11 weeks after sprain. 1 doc said ligament injury, wear brace n rest to heal. 1 doc said ankle exercise. Who's right?

Pain at r ligament of l ankle 11 weeks after sprain.  1 doc said ligament injury, wear brace n rest to heal. 1 doc said  ankle exercise.   Who's right?

Both: Depending on the severity, immobility is the first step. Gentle range of motion should be started early and then progress as tolerated to include strengthening. I would put more weight on a specialist if you went to see one. You should call them and ask this question. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more