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I recently attempted to move a heavy object using my head and sprained my neck. My neck hurt for a few hours but went away. Now when I turn my head a certain direction I feel tingling in the back of my head connecting down to my neck. What could this be?

I recently attempted to move a heavy object using my head and sprained my neck. My neck hurt for a few hours but went away. Now when I turn my head a certain direction I feel tingling in the back of my head connecting down to my neck. What could this be?

Get evaluated: Symptoms of nerve damage can range from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. For some, these symptoms are mild, while for others, they can be severe and disabling. Neuropathy can develop as a result of a pinched nerve, trauma, drug side effect, and some diseases such as diabetes. See your physician. ...Read more

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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Rolled my ankle at roller derby practice. Sharp pain 'inside' my ankle only when I flex my foot up towards my head and 'in.' Sprain?

Rolled my ankle at roller derby practice. Sharp pain 'inside' my ankle only when I flex my foot up towards my head and 'in.' Sprain?

Probably a sprain: Most ankle injuries are muscle strains or ligament sprains and respond we to rest, ice and anti inflammatory medications. If you still have pain after 10 days I would recommend having it evaluated by a medical professional. ...Read more

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Y does my upper neck/ lower head always hurt like a little sprain and always has a teary cracking sound wen I turn my head right around??? : (

Y does my upper neck/ lower head always hurt like a little sprain and always has a teary cracking sound wen I turn my head right around??? : (

Snap, Crackle, Pop!: You might have a touch of arthritis in your neck that leads to that crunchy sound ('crepitations') in your neck when you twist it. That in turn could lead to some reactive muscle tightness. In some people it gets so bad it leads to a headache. Usually some x-rays help see if there's arthritis in there. The treatment involves medication, massage, range of motion exercises, proper posture and rest. ...Read more

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I have issues withmy ankle. It pops everytime I walk. I move it slighty wrong and it sprains. Could that be serious. Or is it in my head?

I have issues withmy ankle. It pops everytime I walk. I move it slighty wrong and it sprains. Could that be serious. Or is it in my head?

Tendon instability: If you are truly having a great deal of pain when this happens, this may be the result of the tendons in the back of the ankle (usually on the outside of the ankle) moving abnormally and sliding against the outside bone in your ankle (the fibula) abnormally. These tendons are called the peroneal tendons. This problem sometimes needs to be corrected surgically and should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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I flipped chair in nurse station charting, I hit floor on bottom, chair hit back of my head hard. NP said contusion and lumbar sprain? Head still foggy

I flipped chair in nurse station charting, I hit floor on bottom, chair hit back of my head hard. NP said contusion and lumbar sprain? Head still foggy

Contusion: Sorry for your accident. After even a mild concussion do not do activities that can compromise your health and cause further head injury. Avoid tasks that require concentration or complicated thinking. Follow up appointments are very important. Also follow the advice of your health care provider. Be well. ...Read more

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After a neck sprain strain from a gym machine. I can't move 2right it hurts when I walk move my head to right when I sleep. Ice it? Rest it? Week off?

After a neck sprain strain from a gym machine. I can't move 2right it hurts when I walk move my head to right when I sleep. Ice it? Rest it? Week off?

Yes: For a neck sprain after a workout, I do think it would be reasonable to try conservatively with time/observation, ice, anti-inflammatories, and gentle stretches/rom. If your symptoms are persistent after a week or two, or if the pain is really severe, or if there is associated radiation of the pain into your arm or weakness/numbness/tingling in your arm, then I would advise seeing a physician. ...Read more

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Could I have a concussion? Fell last week and sprained ankle, have had balance problems since. Noticed head is sore. Been sleeping a lot.

Could I have a concussion? Fell last week and sprained ankle, have had balance problems since. Noticed head is sore. Been sleeping a lot.

Yes: If you hit your head or had a rapid "whiplash" type mechanism during your fall, then you could have a concussion. Headache, fatigue, dizziness, balance problems, light & noise sensitivity, memory or concentration problems are the most common post-concussion symptoms. Brain & body rest are the keys to recovery in the first 1-2 weeks. No activities now that could result in another blow to the head. ...Read more

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I have a small radial head fracture and sprained wrist. Saw the Dr and he didn't put a cast on or anything. Should I get a second opinion?

I have a small radial head fracture and sprained wrist. Saw the Dr and he didn't put a cast on or anything. Should I get a second opinion?

Stiff: Small radial head fractures can be treated with a sling and early mobilization. You are at a high risk of stiffness developing. That stated a second opinion may set your mind to ease ...Read more

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Are there any ways to sprain your jaw?

Are there any ways to sprain your jaw?

Jaw sprain: The jaw is hinged by two joints (the temporomandibular or TMJ joints). As with any joint, it is possible to sprain the tmj. ...Read more

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Is it possible to sprain your nose?

Is it possible to sprain your nose?

No you can not: Sprain is tear or stretch of a ligament. Aligament is connective tissue between two bones and there is no such thing in nose. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle a week ago, I feel no pain but now the skin under my ankle is turning blue.

I sprained my ankle a week ago, I feel no pain but now the skin under my ankle is turning blue.

Not uncommon: If you sprain your ankle, what usually occurs is there is a stretching or tearing of the ligaments involved. It is not unusual for this to be associated with some bleeding in the area that can later cause the area to develop a blue discoloration. If you have concern, don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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My son got hit in the face today and has an obvious deformation of the nose and was told his nose was sprained is this possible?

My son got hit in the face today and has an obvious deformation of the nose and was told his nose was sprained is this possible?

Not likely: A sprain implies there is a muscle to be sprained. Generally if a deformation is present, it is likely a fracture of the cartilage or nasal bone fracture. I would see a facial plastic surgeon asap to get imaging of facial bones and have them splint the nose. ...Read more

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Coban wrappd finger4 reinjury sprain. Used cream&did massage&stretch 1mth. Now skin looks crepy&dermal ridges seem stretched/enlarged. Permanent? What 2do

Coban wrappd finger4 reinjury sprain. Used cream&did massage&stretch 1mth. Now skin looks crepy&dermal ridges seem stretched/enlarged. Permanent? What 2do

Unlikely Permanent: Coban was not designed to be used for more than a few minutes as a pressure dressing. Using it for several day (even an hour or several hours) could permanently damage the circulation and cause the loss of a finger. Since your finger has not been removed, the things you are notcing are unlikely to be permanent. Moisture or cream under the coban could cause the symptoms noted, bur will be normal. ...Read more

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Does light therapy (through the skin) for sprains and strains work?

Does light therapy (through the skin) for sprains and strains work?

No: The warmth from the light will feel good. As the injury heals stretching and strengthening are needed. ...Read more

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On 9-26-12, my neck was injured and I heard it crack. The pain is getting worse after a sprained neck was diagnosed. Jaw and back now hurt. Why?!

On 9-26-12, my neck was injured and I heard it crack. The pain is getting worse after a sprained neck was diagnosed. Jaw and back now hurt. Why?!

Need workup: Neck pain which radiates must be diagnosed properly. No quick answer. An MRI may be helpful. The jaw must also alert to possible temporo mandibular joint injury. ...Read more

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Swelling won't heal from months ago. Feels ok now but still swollen. On the top side of the forearm near the wrist under skin Sprained it (I thought).?

Swelling won't heal from months ago. Feels ok now but still swollen. On the top side of the forearm near the wrist under skin Sprained it (I thought).?

Long time: Seems taking a long time to resolve so perhaps you did more damage than you thought. Better see the doctor for exam now to see what is going on. ...Read more

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I sprained ankle a week ago. New bleeding under skin on top of my foot, what do you suggest?

I sprained ankle a week ago. New bleeding under skin on top of my foot, what do you suggest?

May be a fracture: Have a dr look at it and possibly xray it to rule out a fracture. ...Read more

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Could I have reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy without skin changes? Sev pain and sens after a sprained wrist 9 mon ago.

Could I have reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy without skin changes? Sev pain and sens after a sprained wrist 9 mon ago.

Yes: Yes. Not all patients have the full range of findings. Whether you DO have the disease, I cannot say without a detailed history and physical examination. The modern name of the disease is CRPS—Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. It can be difficult to treat. I recommend you see an experienced specialist at an academic center, if possible. Good luck. ...Read more

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Weird 1-ever seen an ankle sprain make skin turn tan and peel 4 weeks later? (no not sunburn) fell down stairs, ankles were wrapped during sun exposur

No unusual: The wrapping along with swelling of tye ankle can cause discoloration of the skin. When swelling goes down the skin tends to peel/slough. ...Read more

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2 weeks after an ankle sprain. I can stand on toes of that foot and swelling is down to 20%, but stinging pain when I touch the skin in front of talus?

2 weeks after an ankle sprain. I can stand on toes of that foot and swelling is down to 20%, but stinging pain when I touch the skin in front of talus?

Low ankle sprain: It sounds like you are recovering from a low ankle sprain. The pain you experience in the front of the ankle is most likely your anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) which is still healing. It can take weeks-months to fully recover from ankle sprains depending on the severity of the injury. Rest, ice, compression and elevation is the best nonoperative treatment for this. ...Read more

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1wk after a severe ankle sprain, still swollen and bruised. Skin is tender and feels like burning. Cracks appeared bellow the swelled area. Normal?

1wk after a severe ankle sprain, still swollen and bruised. Skin is tender and feels like burning. Cracks appeared bellow the swelled area. Normal?

Yes: Especially for severe ankle sprains. The cracks are from the swelling. I would have your ankle examined and possibly x/rayed to endure there are no broken bones. ...Read more

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Possible hyperextension cause of toe sprain july 1st. Now experiencing toe pain, red bump, inner ankle pain, limited toe movement, stretched skin?

Possible hyperextension cause of toe sprain july 1st. Now experiencing toe pain, red bump, inner ankle pain, limited toe movement, stretched skin?

Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more

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Sprained ankle last month ER ruled out fracture going on 6 weeks swelling not going down red patches on leg foot and leg numb up to butt cheek worried

Sprained ankle last month ER ruled out fracture going on 6 weeks swelling not going down red patches on leg foot and leg numb up to butt cheek worried

Ankle injury: With ankle injuries, bones are only one level of concern. We also have to worry about the ligaments which are most commonly injured during an ankle sprain and will not show up on plain film x-rays. I would recommend that you immobilize the limb as much as possible and consult with your closest podiatrist. An MRI of the best in order to rule out soft tissue injuries. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes a strained muscle feeling at the top behind the eye and occasional pain on movement? The strained sensation is like the burning of an ankle sprain. I also have dry eyes and apparently no abrasions.

What causes a strained muscle feeling at the top behind the eye and occasional pain on movement? The strained sensation is like the burning of an ankle sprain. I also have dry eyes and apparently no abrasions.

Eye or Sinus: Does your eye look irritated or red, especially underneath the upper eyelid? If so, you may have a type of inflammatory surface reaction called superior limbic keratitis. If the eye looks normal, then the problem may be an inflamed eye muscle (orbital myositis), or sinus infection (there are sinuses on all sides of the eye socket except the outer side, and sinus pain can feel like eye pain) ...Read more

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I have a knot my head?

I have a knot my head?

OK: If you are worried about it, or it hurts you, then see a dr. And get it evaluated and treated, best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Feel weird light head?

Feel weird light head?

Many Causes: You may be feeling light headed because of dehydration or need calories. Getting plenty of water and proper amounts of food could help. However, there may be more serious causes and you should see your doctor if you keep feeling like this. ...Read more

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Why is my head so flat?

Hard to say?: Without a picture or an exam, I don't believe anyone can tell you. Repharase your quesition and give more information. Age would ben nice to know. Any trauma. Since birth? Do your relatives look the same? Interesting question but just can't answer based on your limited question. Sorry! That is my flat-out answer! ...Read more

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I have a knot on my head?

I have a knot on my head?

OK: If it hurts or is not resolving in time, then see the Dr. To get it evaluated and treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pain on the side of the head?

Sorry to hear that.: Perhaps you'd care to give us some information about it? We won't be able to guess. ...Read more

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My head is paining at back why?

My head is paining at back why?

Muscles: The back of the head is a funnel for all the stress in your neck and shoulders to collect and can drive you crazy. Think flesh=muscles/tissue and not bone/ligament/disc/nerves. Start self-care with a wellness program of vits, magnesium glycinate, sleep hygiene, exercise, self/pro massage, acupressure, chiropractor, yoga, heat, epsom tub soaking, and stretching. In my practice, I use acupuncture. ...Read more

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What to do if my head is paining?

What to do if my head is paining?

Medical exam: You can try OTC Advil (ibuprofen) or Aleve; however at your age, I recommend a medical examination. What type of pain do you have? Where is the pain located? Please seek medical attention and examination. ...Read more

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