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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. Louis Gallia
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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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How far does the Achilles tendon ascend in the leg? What is a common diagnostic tool to diagnose injury/disease of the tendon that isn't ruptured?

How far does the Achilles tendon ascend in the leg? What is a common diagnostic tool to diagnose injury/disease of the tendon that isn't ruptured?

1/3 up the leg: Achilles tendon merges into your gastro-soleus muscles about 1/3 up the leg from the heel. MRI is the best diagnostic tool to see inflammatory changes or tears. Real time Ultrasound examination shows full thickness tears. ...Read more

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End stage kidney disease (pkd). Recurrent infections since apr, 12. Been on levoflox 500 since then. Noticed redness of skin in the leg. Is the drug safe?

End stage kidney disease (pkd). Recurrent infections since apr, 12. Been on levoflox 500 since then. Noticed redness of skin in the leg. Is the drug safe?

PKD and levofloxacin: Levofloxacin is a good medication, though can have tendon side effects. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Levo are especially good for PKD associated infections. Redness of leg skin may reflect some edema -- is there evidence of rash on trunk or arms? ...Read more

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My cousin's left shoulder down to her left leg are dead. Doc said it's not a stroke. I wonder what kind of disease is that? She has no injury but a little obese.

My cousin's left shoulder down to her left leg are dead. Doc said it's not a stroke. I wonder what kind of disease is that? She has no injury but a little obese.

A: A number of organic and psychiatric conditions can cause numbness and/or weakness on one side of the body from the neck down. Neurological conditions that could cause such symptoms would include those that affect the spinal cord in the neck, and could include inflammatory / demyelinating conditions such as multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

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I have kidney failure, heart disease and diabieses and I have a drug habit. I have lost the use of my legs I need help?

I have kidney failure, heart disease and diabieses and I have a drug habit. I have lost the use of my legs I need help?

First things first: When facing big challenges you can really only focus on one thing at a time, trying to take one step forward. It sounds like the major problem that is in your hands to change is the drug habit. Seeking help and getting clean may open other doors to important health care options. For example, you would only be a kidney transplant candidate after being clean for at least 6-12 months. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an ankle injuries or disorder?

What sort of problem is an ankle injuries or disorder?

Trauma: Trauma or injury can involve any part of the ankle mechanism, including skin, subcutaneous (fatty)tissue, nerves, tendons, ligaments and bones. Most non bone injuries heal reasonably well with immobilization with a splint, plaster cast or boot. X-rays show only bone fractures and if the fracture line is very thin or the two or more pieces of bone are not far apart, the xrays can be negative. ...Read more

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Is chinese medicine effective for a old knee injury?

Is chinese medicine effective for a old knee injury?

Could be: But it also depends on what chinese medicine you are thinking of. Medicine or acupuncture. ...Read more

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My right knee is hurting bad and I didn't do anything to injury it. What should I do? I don't want to keep taking pain medicine.

My right knee is hurting bad and I didn't do anything to injury it. What should I do? I don't want to keep taking pain medicine.

See Orthopedic Doc: You need to see an orthopedic specialist/surgeon to see why you are having such pain at your age. ...Read more

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How do sports medicine doctors evaluate a knee injury?

How do sports medicine doctors evaluate a knee injury?

Balanced approach: We try to take each individual patient as a whole. We take the history of the injury as well as overall conditioning very seriously, this goes along with the examination of the ligaments, areas or pain/tenderness, and ability to illicit pain (making it hurt in the office). Together, we take this information and apply it to your individual life situation to formulate a treatment plan. ...Read more

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I have a swollen right foot and ankle no injury its been this way about a week. I was an iv drug user for awhile what could be the cause?

I have a swollen right foot and ankle no injury its been this way about a week. I was an iv drug user for awhile what could be the cause?

You would need to: Be evaluated, so many things can cause swelling. The fact it is unilateral adds to the differential diagnosis a blood clot. Usually, in a blood clot the calf would be swollen or painful. (Though, doesn't always have to be) ...Read more

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I have Scratching in knee cartilage I went to doc & he gave me drug & he said rest for 2 weeks can I back squatting like before after this injury! ?

I have Scratching in knee cartilage I went to doc & he gave me drug & he said rest for 2 weeks can I back squatting like before after this injury! ?

Follow up...: Follow your doctor's advice as given. If it has already been two weeks and you are having no symptoms then you might be able to resume your regular activities but start slowly and test yourself to see how much you can tolerate. If you are still having pain then you need to see your doctor for follow up and new recommendations. ...Read more

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Can you suggest some alternative medicines for muscle, ligament or tendon injury in the knee of a 12 year old osteogenic patient?

Rest, ice pm, heat am: Not sure it is an alternative treatment but in an oi patient it just take a little longer but rest if painful, ice 15 minutes on 15 minutes off in the evening and heat in the am to decrease the amount of inflammation while the tissue heals itself. ...Read more

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How does Crohn's disease cause welling of the leg (s)?

How does Crohn's disease cause welling of the leg (s)?

Few ways.: Crohn's is an inflammatory disease that releases inflammtory mediators into the blood stream. There may be some small component of edema from that. Secondly it is also associated with an arthritis that can cause local joint edema and an increase in distal lymphatic pressure. Thirdly there may be protein / malabsorption losses which can increase edema. ...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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What medicines help with back and leg pain?

What medicines help with back and leg pain?

Many: Depends on cause - assuming due to spondylosis and/or oa. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaids which can be over the counter. Sometime opiods are needs for pain control. Other medications such as Cymbalta and some muscle relaxants may help musculoskeletal pain. ...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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What is the best medicine to take when u have a pinched nerve in my leg?

What is the best medicine to take when u have a pinched nerve in my leg?

Pinched nerve: Anti inflammatories, mucle relaxers, and lyrica (pregabalin) or neurontin just to name a few ...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