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Doctor insights on: Need To Sesamoiditis

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Sesamoiditis (Definition)

Sesamoiditis is an inflammation of bones identified as sesamoid or sesame seed shaped bones. These are small bones found in several areas of the foot. The ones generally associated with sesamoiditis are found embedded in a tendon that helps flex the big toe downward. They are ball of the foot just under ...Read more


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Do thumb/wrist fractures always need to be casted?

Do thumb/wrist fractures always need to be casted?

Thumb or wrist: Injuries do not all need to be casted some are treated with a removable splint for a part-time spot and depending upon the degree of injury the age of the injury the age of the patient the stability of the fracture and other factors that come into play. And orthopedic surgeon or hand surgeon spend years figuring out what to treat and how to do it ...Read more

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How severe does meniscus tear need to be to need surgery?

How severe does meniscus tear need to be to need surgery?

Painful: To operate on a torn meniscus, the patient must have symptoms enough to interfere with activities. Patients without problems shouldn't have surgery just because an MRI says there is a meniscus tear. ...Read more

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What will a doctor do to see if u need crutches for an ankle?

What will a doctor do to see if u need crutches for an ankle?

History and physical: The doctor will perform a focused examination of your ankle. He will need to take a focused history of your complaint along with the examination to make the evaluation. Be prepared to answer some questions about the history of the ankle problem. ...Read more

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What causes you to need to get an injection to do a bone scan to check for a stress fracture?

Radiotracer: A nuclear medicine bone scan is used to evaluate for conditions affecting bones including cancer, fractures, degenerative diseases etc. The radiotracer or radioactive material used is injected through a vein quickly reach your bones where it is deposited. A gamma camera is used to detect the radiotracer and images are created. The radiation is cleared from your body mostly in urine. ...Read more

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Need to know whether or how to run with shin splints?

Need to know whether or how to run with shin splints?

Get treatment first: Stretching the achilles, icing before and after exercise and foot porthotics are all helpful when you are sufferring from shin splints. ...Read more

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How serious does an injury need to be to warrant crutches/wheelchair?

How serious does an injury need to be to warrant crutches/wheelchair?

Moderate or more: Crutches are used to offweight one or both legs, by carrying some weight thought the trunk. Think ankle fracture, or severe knee problem. Wheelchair use is limited to severe balance problems , if unable to bear weight on the legs , or severe spine disease affecting posture and walking ability. ...Read more

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How serious does my toe injury need to be in order for me to need surgery?

How serious does my toe injury need to be in order for me to need surgery?

Some fractures, ...: Some fractures, some tendon ruptures, blood vessel damage that decreases blood flow to the toe, excess foot swelling that is compressing nerves and blood vessels, enlarging infections, deep cuts, deep punctures, etc..., are some conditions that may need an orthopedic or foot surgeon to repair. An injured person can see a primary care doctor first, and then be referred to orthopedics if needed. ...Read more

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Can you heel a midfoot fracture without going to the doctor?

Can you heel a midfoot fracture without going to the doctor?

Not recommended.: First, you can't diagnose the fracture without an x-ray, MRI or ct scan, and you would have to see a doctor to make the diagnosis. Second, there are many different types of midfoot fractures, and while some minor ones may heal on their own, most require treatment, such as a cast, boot or even surgery. Failure to treat the fracture correctly can lead to lifelong problems. ...Read more

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Can you use an X-ray to diagnose a PCL tear to see if you need reconstruction?

Can you use an X-ray to diagnose a PCL tear to see if you need reconstruction?

Maybe: The best diagnostic method is a good physical exam to determine how loose the knee is. Mri is the most detailed imaging that will tell you what ligaments are injured. An xray won't show you the PCL tear but it can show you how far back the tibia sits relative to the femur if you have a comparison view of the other knee and it is a dynamic view of someone pushing the leg back during xray. ...Read more

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How to know when do you need to go to the doctor for a sprained ankle?

How to know when do you need to go to the doctor for a sprained ankle?

Ankle Sprain: Ankle sprains are very common injuries. There's a good chance that while playing as a child or stepping on an uneven surface as an adult you sprained your ankle--some 25,000 people do it every day.? http://www.aofas.org/footcaremd/how-to/foot-injury/pages/how%20to%20care%20for%20a%20sprained%20ankle.aspx ...Read more

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What to do for ingrown toenail if you need to walk a lot?

What to do for ingrown toenail if you need to walk a lot?

Ingrown toenail: Permanent removal of the offending side of the toenail is safe, easy and minimally painful post-op. It is the most definitive approach. Otherwise, periodic trimming of the side of the nail would be needed. ...Read more

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Do i need an operation to re attach tendon to bone?

Do i need an operation to re attach tendon to bone?

Yes: If a tendon becomes detached from bone, or causes a small piece of bone to avulse with it, surgery is required to ensure that the site heals appropriately. ...Read more

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Will I need to get callous surgery for a toe joint callus?

Will I need to get callous surgery for a toe joint callus?

If the callous: Is on top of the toe usually the toe is bending and your shoe rubs on it. If you decide to have surgery then the toe will get straightened. If between toes, often all that is needed is to remove the nub of bone hat protrudes. ...Read more

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How can you make your ankle need surgery after a sprain?

How can you make your ankle need surgery after a sprain?

Why do you want that: Your question made it sound like you're think about damaging your ankle to have surgery. You don't want that, unless it's absolutely necessary. You have surgery only if your ankle is unstable, if you've completely disrupted tendons or ligaments. In other words, you get surgery if your ankle isn't stable to support your weight. Better to let it heal and do the rehab. Cycling is good for that. ...Read more

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Need advice as to how do you treat an abscess?

Need advice as to how do you treat an abscess?

Depends on cause: Teeth become abscessed from advanced decay or advanced periodontal disease. The treatment could be extraction, root canal treatment or periodontal treatment depending on the diagnosis. Don't try this at home... See a professional. ...Read more

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What can you do to help Achilles tendonitis if a runner?

What can you do to help Achilles tendonitis if a runner?

This is something: That needs to be tailored to the individuals problem. The extent of the injury needs to be determined. Sometimes eccentric excercises may be helpful, or low energy shockwave, or prp injections, and sometimes shutting down the running and or using a cawwalker might be the prescribed course. ...Read more

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