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I hurt my knee at swim practice 4 years ago and when I hurt it it felt like needles shot up into my knee it is still bothering me should I be worried?
Maybe: Have you seen an orthopedist and had the knee properly evaluated? If not, do so. If you have, get it reevaluated. ...Read more
What's excessive?: Nobody likes shots. Phobias grow as avoidance of the feared event increases. Perhaps your fears have caused you to exaggerate the pain associated with shots. The fears can go away quickly. I treated a person with shot phobias who shortly after starting treatment was dx'd with diabetes. He had to start giving himself Insulin shots and lost his shot phobia in about one week. Quick cure! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Phobia tx: consider Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Psychotherapy, Exposure therapy (imaginal exposure therapy, systematic desensitization, flooding, prolonged exposure therapy, in vivo exposure therapy) or hypnosis as possible options. Psychotropic medications are some times indicated as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I hurt my knee about 4 years ago in swimming and It felt like pins and needles shot into my knee and I still bugs me should I have it checked out?
Yes - ortho consult: If you injured your knee four years ago, it should have healed?? If you continue to have pain, it should be evaluated by your ortho specialist - you may have a small tear in the meniscus which could have worsened? An mri would show the severity of the problem ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I hurt my knee almost 5 years ago and I felt like pins and needles shot up to my knee and doctors keep saying it's just a sprain but it still hurts ?
Its time for a Mri: Chronic knee pain implies a structural problem. Plain weight bearing xrays can evaluate joint line space, patellar tilt. An MRI can evaluate for a meniscus or cartilage injury which sounds more likely. A sports or PMR MR can help look for other causes and complete treatment. PT and core conditioning are likely to be recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have fibro and in the past month any needle or shot is extremely painful. Is this a symptom of the fibro?
Dreams are very: Symbolic. Dreams are best interpreted by the dreamer, as that person understands the context within which they occur. ...Read more
CBT: Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias. One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally brings the person closer and closer to the thing they are afraid of in slow, graduated steps that help make the anxiety more tolerable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got pricked with needles and shots and usually what I eat I sneeze and get a rash with it. is there a cream or something to help the it?
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