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2 herniated discs, l4-s1, annular tears, osteoarthritis, leg pain& numbness, sharp shooting pain down leg into foot. Questions for back surgeon?
Answer: If the pain, weakness and or numbness cannot be controlled with pain medication, stretching exercises, and other nonoperative management, i recommend you see a spine specialist for further recommendations. Severe pain, bowel/bladder incontinence, sudden change in sensation/motor function may require emergent evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"braces" are specialized orthodontic appliances used to correct malocclusions or inccorrect bites. Braces components include brackets (glued on to the front of the tooth), wires, and possibly bands around the molar teeth. They are generally made of stainless steel, but can be made of ceramic, plastic, titanium, or even gold plated. Invisalign is an alternative ...Read more
Tibia knee fracture healed MRI clear still knee pain anf pain when bending knee. When standing leg not straight ?
Nerve injury: Knee injuries may be associated with nerve damage at times which is quite painful- many people guard their knees (avoid use due to fear of pain) and may develop contraction deformities and adhesions which may explain your lack of range of motion. You may need to revisit with your surgeon or seek expert opinion with pain specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Valgus knees, patellar tendinitis, Trouble walking, pain, swelling, PT helps a bit. What else can I do? orthopedic surgeon? MRI? Use crutches on trip?
Significant valgus -: -knees can cause patellar femoral stress syndrome. The force of the quadriceps tendon has a greater lateral force direction causing repeated lateral movement in the patella-femoral groove,& this causes wear of the lateral facet of the patella. You have lived with it 42 years so activity modification may help. See a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon for eval & Rec for treatment ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Knee brace: No. Provides no functional support.Get a more detailed answer ›
Be careful: Knee pain in a patient of your age is usually caused by trauma, and not degenerative unless you have a genetic disposition to arthritis. If pain does not diminish significantly in a few days with self treatment, you need to go see a qualified Doctor for an evaluation. Compression bands that do not seem to reduce pain after a few days will not help. Untreated abnormalities can cause worse problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should: Part of the pain one may experience is because there is movement around the segment that is fractured. Hence, immobilization restricts the movement and some pain relief is offered. Some ice behind your knee can possibly help as well, and if you need pain killers can be prescribed as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually: The correct treatment for your back pain depends on the proper diagnosis as to what is causing your back pain. It can be muscular, a facet joint or alignment issue, SI joint issue, disc problem, arthritis, connective tissue disorder and others. A proper evaluation with appropriate imaging should help identify the cause and direct your provider to a proper course of treatment. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Peroneal tendon subluxation- w/ heel to toe walk, pivot, down stairs, up ramps. Tried stirrup brace but increased sublux. Other conservative options?
I twisted ankle outward stepping off curb. Xray revealed strain, got brace. Should see see orthopedist or podiatrist?
Ankle pain, no injury. Start with heel pain on L, ankle, move to achilles, outer ankle bone, then L ankle can't bear weight. Then, R outer ankle bone?
10 weeks after l ankle sprain. Wearing inflatable stirrup brace. Pain around r small round bone if don't wear n walk. Doc said weak ligament. Help.
Ortho wants to do bone fusion surgery for nonunion fracture in navicular joint. Should I wear moon boot until surgery?
Bauerfeind malleotrain plus ankle brace or aso flex-hinge brace, which is better for ankle spurs?
Ankle sprain 9 months back. Pain on weight bearing after 10 minutes despite continuous physiotherapy & bracing. MRI says 1 torn ligament with 1 partial torn ligament?
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