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Baby had joint deformity in wrists & ankles.Fracture proximal tibia, milt bowing right femur & pelvic tilt.No spinal deformity.What causes this?
DDD Spondy l5-S1 severe stenosis herniated discs + abdominal injury any advice on how to correct posture & improve Severe hunching?
How about PT: Well, I know you're in pain with all that you've said..you haven't specified the nature of the abdominal injury so I don't know whether or not you are bedbound right now or able to get up and move about? Is there a plan to surgerize the back with everything there? I wouldn't necessarily unless it's your only option. But as far as posture goes, PT is usually pretty good with helping with that. ...Read more
Idiopathic scoliosis: Idiopathic (spontaneous without a cause) scoliosis is not a painful condition. Back pain in scoliosis is similar to that of people with a straight spine unless lumbar curves exceed 30-50 degrees and thoracic curves exceed 50-70 degrees. Curve progression occurs with aging by about .5 degree per year. It is not likely to "compress organs" or cause breathing, heart or neurologic probs unless severe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
7y/o boy severe pain in 1thigh, can't bear weight w/o severe pain. No injury, no bruising. Area not tender. Can't lift leg w/o pain. Causes?
Right-Ulnar Nerve Transposition 9/30/2014. Persistent elbow swelling. Severe pain down forearm to fingers. Swelling & new bruising anterior of wrist.
Talk to your surgeon: talk to the person who performed your surgery. He/she is the appropriate person to contact in this situation, not strangers on the internet. ...Read more
Leg pain. Began w/pressure in shin. Spread to stiff/pain ankle+ hip & difficulty bearing weight/weakness & foot coldness.No recent injury.Suggestions?
Acute l knee trauma: direct fall; x-ray:(soft tissue swelling) anterior lower thigh & knee, no other abnormalities noted. S/s numbness, pain (8) burning upon flexion, bruising, edema. Need of mri?
Twisted pelvis, lumbar scoliosis ,cong hip deformity , l5s1 d bulg, arthritis .Pt 3 times ,and chiro all failed.Miserable! What else can be done ?
12 rib bearing thoracic vertebrae w vestigial bilateral twelth ribs. Mild scoliosis convex left t2-3. Minim t7 vertebral ant wedging? Meaning?
It does NOT: Appear to be indicating there is too much to worry about. The first sentence in your question is a normal finding. Mild scoliosis, is nothing to worry about, given there is less chance of it progressing since you are done growing. T7 wedging may represent a normal finding -- possibly a congenital osteodystrophy, which lead to the vertebra not appearing like a cube. See a spine specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is it? I have ankle swelling, ankle stiffness, limb pain, ankle weakness, popping or snapping sound from joint, ligament laxity, ankle pain, difficulty moving joint, painful swollen joints (better by: splinting joint, compression wrap, ice, rest) (qu
Juvenile arthritis?: It may be an inflammatory process. Please see your primary care provider for an evaluation. ...Read more
16y M with Congenital icthyosis. Elbow, wrist, knee, ankle joint pain and stiffness. Greater in the morning. Relieved by walking/movement!
Physical Therapy: Congenital Ichthyosis is a genetic disorder; presents at birth with blisters of skin; progresses to thickened, marked scaling of skin; worse over flexural creases of joints & more. Treatment is mainly supportive. Tight skin limits joint range of motion. Increasing your physical activity can help which is why you get relief with movement. See doctor to begin physical therapy; Yoga helps too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would worsening lower spine damage cause bone on bone pain and leg weakness? Prev MRI diagnosis annular tear, ddd, scoliosis...
These are not: normal findings in a 41 year old. You need to see a health care professional and be evaluated for your symptoms and findings. ...Read more
I have bone spurs on my spine, moderate scoliosis, thoracic spine, kyphosis, osteoporis and osteoarthritis. I have continued back pain , pain in my hip?
Scoliosis back pain: There are many causes for back and hip pain, sometimes not as obvious as the curve in your spine on x-ray. Get a good evaluation 2 see if your spine is truly the problem causing the pain. Often, buttock-type hip pain comes from l4-s1, but groin hip pain comes from the hip joint itself and has nothing to do with the spine, even if the pictures look bad. Good docs can find ur true pain source. Thx! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO: There is no connection. The Saddle deformity is an exostosis (bony outgrowth) of the FOOT bones. The ankle is not involved! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more