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For 'runners knee' which running shoe would u recommend - Asics Gel Enhance Ultra 3 Running Shoe or Brooks Womens Adrenaline GTS 15 Running Shoe?
Not just Shoes...: Either shoe will do, but shoes are not the end all treatment for runners knee. There are many more things to consider before fixating on the shoe type. More important is whether you had, presently have or are in a preventive mode for the treatment of the problem. I suggest you seek out a sports medicine ortho specialist to do a proper evaluation and subsequent treatment and exercise protocol. ...Read more
Can lhermitte's signal be caused from extreme exercise with the head in prone position(raised slightly as in stair climbing, sit ups, running uphill)?
Unusual: Really must explain why only the posterior columns in the cervical spinal cord are afflicted, and your description does not fit usual causation patterns. See your neurologist, and get further testing. ...Read more
Can lhermittes sign be from excessive exercise? Ex.Stair running, sit ups, weight lifting, sprints, etc?
Lhermitte phenomenon: Is a transient sensory symptom described as an electric shock radiating down the spine or into the limbs w/ flexion (forward movement) of the neck, but can occur with the least movement of the head or neck. Most frequently encountered in ms, can also be seen with other lesions of the cervical cord ( tumors, cervical disc herniation, myelopathy and following trauma). ...Read more
Never say never: But its super unlikely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can sperm travel through clothes such as lace panties, slacks, and male briefs and impregnate you?
Yes: Yes it is possible. Pants less likely but possible transmission through undergarments. There are reports of hot tub pregnancies as well due to sperm in the water. Remember it only takes one! if the liquid soaks through the fabric and comes in contact with the normal moisture of the genital tract, a continuous conduit is available for sperm travel. Young people are so fertile, be careful. ...Read more
Can tight leather pants like motorbike trousers or tight levi 501 type jeans affect badly your sperm count or potency?
No: Not likely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Both work well: Both grafts in addition to a cadavre grafts can work well. More importantly, the way the procedure is performed and the postop rehab are more important than the actual graft used. You would probably require at least six months of rehab postop before returning to rock climbing. ...Read more
40+yo patient with burning in one anteromedial thigh. Notices this when sitting in a car & wearing low-fitting tighter pants. Ncs/emg wnl. Thoughts?
?meralgia?: Would feel more comfortable anatomically if nerve was affecting antero-lateral thigh, but might still consider problem with lateral femoral cutaneous nerve of the thigh. Alternatively, might wonder about deeper nerves traversing inguinal canal. Rarely, see involvement of ilioinguinal or genitofemoral. Did EMG directly examine lat femoral and compare side to side? Rec loose clothing, lyrica (pregabalin)? ...Read more
Can degenerative disc disease cause numbness not only in legs but to quickly jump up back to bra line? Herniated l2-3, 3-4, 4-5, c5-6, 4-5, 3-4, 2-3.
Correct diagnosis?: It is very, very unusually for a 27 year old to have multiple disc protrusions or herniations. How have you been diagnosed with these disc herniations? Lumbar protrusions can cause symptoms in the lower back and legs, but not the mid/upper back. Cervical stenosis can cause arm/hand symptoms, and occasionally diffuse symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will wearing compression garments help in post hernia repair(on jan 2014), hard ball like seroma in abdomen and strengthen surgery areas?
No help now: There are some repairs in the literature that have shown a benefit in preventing seromas by using a compression garment, but once one forms, it will most likely not help make it go away faster. I less it is causing problems, such as pain, or enlarging significantly, i tell my patients to proceed about their usual activities as it should resolve within 6 months. No need for ct scans or ultrasounds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spikes & Sports: The answer is yes and no. Shoes with "traction enhanced" surfaces came into vogue as sports participation evolved onto different artfiicial playing fields. Slips often caused hyperextension injuries. Rotational injuries are more common today due to force transmission up the leg to the knee and hip courtesy of a well entrenched foot. A well conditioned athlete can compensate with training. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer