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Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more


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My 10 yr old daughter has a rash that looks like dry skin with blisters or flea bites. She says it has been there for months back right knee/calf.

My 10 yr old daughter has a rash that looks like dry skin with blisters or flea bites. She says it has been there for months back right knee/calf.

Could Be, but..: To help you i would need a few more clues. Right now i would say it could be a lot of things. As a general rule if its dry its okay to put hydrocortisone, but if it looks damp lotrimin (clotrimazole) to start. Could be eczema, could be tinea and the treatments for either could make the other worse. I would suggest a visit to your pcp, or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My right knee feels really swollen, could I have torn something?

My right knee feels really swollen, could I have torn something?

Possibly: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have numbness in my right knee and shin?

I have numbness in my right knee and shin?

Very rare: This is very unusual, but if it is truly numb(no feeling) , that would imply damage to a nerve in the leg above the knee. ...Read more

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Right knee and lower thigh hurt. Do I see my gp?

Right knee and lower thigh hurt. Do I see my gp?

Yes: Your gp can usually make a generalized diagnosis. If necessary, they will refer you to an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Swelling above right knee cap. What could it be?

Swelling above right knee cap. What could it be?

Usually this is---: -where you would see an effusion (fluid=synovial or blood). Get into see your PCP as a start &get referrals if needed. ...Read more

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Right knee pain/no swelling! what could be wrong?

Right knee pain/no swelling! what could be wrong?

Knee pain: The knee can be caused by arthritis, ligament injury, tendon tears, muscle strain ... Without additional information, it's difficult to identify the cause of your pain. I advised you seeking help from a health care provider (pcp, pain management doctor, orthopedic doctor ...). You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have right knee pain yet no swelling.. Any thoughts?

I have right knee pain yet no swelling.. Any thoughts?

Knee pain: Very difficult to answer this with the limited information provided. Many structures around and within the knee joint could be a pain generator. Was this out of the blue over time or was there an injury that happened all of a sudden? Any previous injury or surgery. Any recent infection, rashes, tick bites, eye redness, urinary tract issues. Bowel disease, other swollen or painful joints? ...Read more

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Lateral side of right knee in pain, burning sensation.

Lateral side of right knee in pain, burning sensation.

Knee pain: It could be iliotibial band syndrome, or ITBS. Do following exercises if no better see your provider for a knee examination: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/91129-treatment ...Read more

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Leg sensitive to touch above right knee, no swelling? Feels hot

Leg sensitive to touch above right knee, no swelling? Feels hot

Skin nerve irri: You may have irritation of one of the superficial nerves that innervate your skin.The most common one is on the anterolateral thigh call (meralgia parestetica). ...Read more

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I have severe burning pain in my right knee when I y down at night.

Pain: You may have some degenerative arthritis in your knee. If it continues to bother you an X-ray would help to get e definitive ciagnosis ...Read more

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I have- joint knee problem specially my right knee its hard to bend?

I have- joint knee problem specially my right knee its hard to bend?

Meniscus tear: You probably have locking in you knee joint caused by internal derangement of the structure of your knee. Usually, plain old arthritis does not cause this type of complaint, so you may need an MRI to more specifically define your problem; and then help to direct the therapy that will fix your knee pain and limited range of motion. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a swollen right knee from skateboarding?

It depends...: ...On the type of injury. To start with try: rice...Rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Otc pain meds should be considered, follow the dose on the bottle. There are many possibilities if it is not getting better with initial conservative treatment. If your need is bad enough and limiting your daily activities or prolonged then you need to see your pcp or an orthopedist. Best of luck! ...Read more

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My right knee is aching when I flex it can't bring it up what can it be?

My right knee is aching  when I flex it can't bring it up   what can it be?

Hard to say: While the pain on flexion can be something as simple as some degenerative changes on the back of the patella. It needs to be evaluated further for a specific diagnosis is there an effusion or swelling preventing the motion or is there some internal derangement such as a meniscal tear, loose body or ligamentous injury. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get back mobility after a full right knee replacement?

How long does it take to get back mobility after a full right knee replacement?

Few weeks: If you having total knee replacement, will be up on your feet the second day of surgery then gradually will be ambulating with walker to full mobility depending on general health, after 8-12 weeks you will up and around. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please describe a good vigorous exercise for someone with arthritis in the right knee?

Please describe a good vigorous exercise for someone with arthritis in the right knee?

Low impact exercises: In general, low impact exercises are best for arthritic knees. Cycling and swimming are good examples. ...Read more