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Doctor insights on: Rib Pains Motorcycle Accident

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What does it mean to have rib pains after a small motorcycle accident?

What does it mean to have rib pains after a small motorcycle accident?

Pain: Maybe due to bruise or rib fractures. If the rib fractures were serious, you would have sought immediate attention. ...Read more

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Side injury after motorcycle accident. What do broken ribs feel like?

Very painful: Displaced rib fractures are usually agonizingly painful for the first week or two. Sometimes you feel clicking when you breathe. Seek attention. ...Read more

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What doctor do I see if my rib is a little out of place due to a motorcycle accident? My therapist thinks a rib is not aligned & is causing back pain.

Thoracic or trauma : You may have a malunion or nonunion of the rib fracture. These can be painful and annoying. A CT scan can detect the problem. If severe enough, can be treated with rib plating. ...Read more

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I had a motorcycle accident a week ago with several road rash areas. They're starting to itch & I have seen some blister looking bumps in a few places, but does not appear infected at all. Just some sharp-ish pains in some areas & the small blister lookin

Road burn: Rubbing of the skin from trauma, like falling off a moving motor cycle, is a kind of burn which damages the skin both epidermis and dermis. It could become infected, but even if not, causes skin injury that takes a while to heal, and may cause scarring. Wash with soap and water every day, and apply Vaseline until it heals ...Read more

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Last week I was in a motorcycle accident I wasn't hurt but do have a deep cut, how to stop scarring?

Last week I was in a motorcycle accident I wasn't hurt but do have a deep cut, how to stop scarring?

Scarring: will occur if the laceration cut through the dermis-the deep layer of skin. You can't stop scarring, it is a part of the process of healing. Do watch for infection, which can make any scar worse and take longer to heal. ...Read more

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Is there a way to tell if I have an internal injury after my motorcycle accident?

Is there a way to tell if I have an internal injury after my motorcycle accident?

Yes: Go to a hospital or see your regular doctor. For most serious untreated injuries, you'd likely not be writing this. ...Read more

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What is the normal recovery time from motorcycle accident?

What is the normal recovery time from motorcycle accident?

Recovery time varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, and the type and severity of the injuries. ...Read more

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Could you have your memory back after a motorcycle accident?

?duration: Head trauma can cause brain injury, but the body does slowly heal over time, with maximal stabilization at about 1 1/2 yrs after the injury. Additional assistance can be achieved perhaps, with speech therapy and cognitive behavioral therapies, and in some cases, meds used for alzheimer's may be of value, used "off label". Your doctor can direct a rehab approach. ...Read more

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Frozen toe after motorcycle accident, what to do?

Frozen???: I am not sure what you mean, but I think you are referring to a toe that doesn't move any longer. If that is the case, your accident may have ruined the joint and caused traumatic arthritis. I would seek a Podiatrist in your area for further evaluation. There are many well qualified Podiatrists in the Pittsburgh area to choose from. ...Read more

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Can a motorcycle accident cause a protruding disc?

Can a motorcycle accident cause a protruding disc?

Sure: Depending on what happened the spine can be affected. Recommend getting an MRI and evaluation if your are not improving in 3-4 weeks. ...Read more