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Beta blockers basically block specific receptors in your body from responding to adrenaline. The most common effects of taking too much beta blocker is a slow heart rate but it people with other heart disease can also cause heart failure. In people with asthma or COPD, difficulty breathing can occur. Other issues include low blood sugar, high potassium and in extreme ...Read more


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Femur lateral condyle bruise after patellar dislocation.Can't bend leg past 45 degrees in supine position.But can bend it upto 100 while sitting?Why:(

Femur lateral condyle bruise after patellar dislocation.Can't bend leg past 45 degrees in supine position.But can bend it upto 100 while sitting?Why:(

MRI: Obtian and orhtopedic consultation: you may have scar tissue or debris form the injury in the joint, possibly fluid. Nonetheless, obtain an immediate orthopedic consultation. ...Read more

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For post patellar dislocation, can knee supports really support the knee from recurring patellar dislocation?

For post patellar dislocation, can knee supports really support the knee from recurring patellar dislocation?

Patellar dislocation: If you do your rehab and utilize your brace you have a chance for recovery without recurrence, but you are more at risk for redislocation than individual that has not had a dislocation. There are multiple structural factors which come into play. This is something for you to discuss with your orthopedist ...Read more

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Extensor tendons in foot sublux/snapping over bones. Torn ext. retinaculum no surgeon will replace. Any brace (non AFO) to hold tendons in place?

Extensor tendons in foot sublux/snapping over bones. Torn ext. retinaculum no surgeon will replace. Any brace (non AFO) to hold tendons in place?

Retinaculum: Unfortunately the extensor retinaculum is the housing complex for the tendons. Keep looking for a surgeon to repair. A brace will help short term, but not long term. ...Read more

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After few knee injuries on same knee, ligaments have shortened (no japanese style seating), can yoga practice lenghthen the ligaments to heal the knee?

After few knee injuries on same knee, ligaments have shortened (no japanese style seating), can yoga practice lenghthen the ligaments to heal the knee?

Knee stiffness post: Scar formation occurs to the detriment of the healing process. Hence many times we lose flexibility within the joints esp.the knee and shoulder.Any consistent practice which emphasizes careful stretching ( like yoga) can improve ones joint mobility. Bear in mind that this may require 9- 12 months to achieve this, ...Read more

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Outside left knee pain, pain is near kneecap, unable to bear weight or bend, acl reconstruction in 02?

Outside left knee pain, pain is near kneecap, unable to bear weight or bend, acl reconstruction in 02?

Outer knee pain: Any injury? May be meniscus degeneration, tendinitis , stress fracture ( if active), or tibial plateau fracture. Try NSAIDs,ice 15 minutes on 45 minutes off 3-4 x/day, elevate, kinesiotape over sore spot ,crutches for a few days and of course follow up with ortho as need xray to check for subtle fracture and may need 3 phase bone scan if still concerned about stress fracture with negative xray ...Read more

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Bumped knee below knee cap. Now have worsening pain when bending or attempting weight bearing. No swelling. Whole leg aches?

Bumped knee below knee cap. Now have worsening pain when bending or attempting weight bearing. No swelling. Whole leg aches?

Contusion: If this just occurred in recent days, you most likely have a contusion of the patellar tendon, infrapatellar fat pad or simply the soft tissues on the front of the knee. This tends to be a very sensitive area that is under tension when the knee bends Consider limiting painful activities, ice for 20 minutes 3-5x/day, and use ibuprofen/naproxen to relieve inflammation. See a doc if not improving. ...Read more

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Hurt knee inside side, butt lower than knee, stand forward.Wore brace due to collapses. Kneecap pops a lot, pain both sides.Serious or heal over time?

Hurt knee inside side, butt lower than knee, stand forward.Wore brace due to collapses. Kneecap pops a lot, pain both sides.Serious or heal over time?

Mechanism of injury : Was there an injury? If it's been more than two weeks without improvement in would get evaluated by your orthopedist. ...Read more

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Very sudden excruciating pain on outer aspect radiating to under knee cap.Unable to bear weight.No recent injury..Hx.Of surgery on knee?

Very sudden excruciating pain on outer aspect radiating to under knee cap.Unable to bear weight.No recent injury..Hx.Of surgery on knee?

Disk herniation: There are a few things that may cause your symptoms that may not be related to your knees, like a disk herniation in your low back. You should get a musculoskeletal / neurological evaluation by your healthcare provider. Good luck. ...Read more

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Extreme quadricep pain, painful weight bearing & causing knee to buckle.no injury or bruising could I have torn it? Hx of random sprains w/o injury

Extreme quadricep pain, painful weight bearing & causing knee to buckle.no injury or bruising could I have torn it? Hx of random sprains w/o injury

Quad tendon tear: Spontaneous or low impact quad tendon tear is more common in middle aged men than young women, but should have an exam and MRI to be sure. Can you straighten out your knee against gravity? Are you a runner or soccer player as quad dysfunction is common in female athletes. ...Read more

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Most preferred knee brace for dislocating knee cap?

Most preferred knee brace for dislocating knee cap?

Patellar brace with-: A doughnut in it to keep the patella reduced in its place, preventing it from dislocating again. ...Read more

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Have torn ligaments in knee. Can femur actually slip off the top of the tibia? Could something fracture? Using exercise bike & walking for strength.

Have torn ligaments in knee. Can femur actually slip off the top of the tibia? Could something fracture? Using exercise bike & walking for strength.

Torn ligaments: It would be unusual for your femur to slide off your tibia unless you tore all the ligaments around your knee like in a knee dislocation. If you just tore your acl then your knee can be unstable with subluxation of the bones. Sometimes the acl can avulse from the tibia with bone. Exercise and knee strengthening is good for a acl tear and consideration of surgery can be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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Mcl sprain after dislocation of patella. Recent lateral release , meniscus repair . How do they know no tear without mri? Limp, popping noise , pain

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Mcl sprain after dislocation  of patella. Recent  lateral release , meniscus repair . How  do they know no tear without mri? Limp, popping noise , pain

Cannot be sure: An MRI is an appropriate imaging study to detect a ligamentous or meniscal tear. A physical exam by a physician can help distinguish between different injuries, but symptoms such popping noises wouldn't necessarily signify a tear or not. ...Read more

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Is knee rehab enough without knee surgery for bad knee cartilage?

Depends: It depends on whether you are referring to articular or meniscal cartilage (there are two types within the knee). Many factors influence a recommendation on this question. Your age and degree of arthritis would need to be considered. ...Read more

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Stabbing pain above and around knee cap when tightening and straightening the leg. Pcl and lcl reconstruction 6 years ago?

Stabbing pain above and around knee cap when tightening and straightening the leg. Pcl and lcl reconstruction 6 years ago?

PLC blowout: Poss post traumatic arthritis of the patellofemoral joint but more likely scarring of the superior patellar pouch and intra articular aspect of the knee. See your orthopedic surgeon. Sometimes arthroscopy with adhesinolysis and/or chondroplasty can be helpful if conservative measures fail. ...Read more

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Knee injury leg tingling, torn cartilage and acl for 5 months what's gonna happen?

Knee injury leg tingling, torn cartilage and acl for 5 months what's gonna happen?

May need sugary : You may need surgery. Depends on your physical therapy and your rehab. These are things you need to discuss with your physician. Have you seen an orthopedic specialist who specializes in the knee ...Read more

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