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Medicine For Leg Injuries And Disorders
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
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?
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?
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
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
Is there a form of disease, virus, or environmental factor that can cause a child to be born without legs? I know a boy who has no legs, and the way he talks his legs weren't amputated due to a car accident. I was wondering if drug use during pregnancy or
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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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
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
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 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
Can you suggest some alternative medicines for muscle, ligament or tendon injury in the knee of a 12 year old osteogenic patient?
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
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?
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