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Pateller strain or tibia shin splints?

Pateller strain or tibia shin splints?

Depends: Depends where the pain is. Patellar tendonitis pain is higher up near the knee cap, and shin splints are lower down on the inner aspect of the tibia bone. ...Read more

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Can shin splints cause knee and ankle pain?

Can shin splints cause knee and ankle pain?

YES: Depending upon the structure and function of the entire extremity, the ligaments around the knee and ankle can be strained, causing pain. ...Read more

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Overworked aching 10 months both knees been diagnosed with osgood schlatters, patellar tendonitis, patellofemoral syndrome. Icing, pt, Advil (ibuprofen) don't work?

Overworked aching 10 months both knees been diagnosed with osgood schlatters, patellar tendonitis, patellofemoral syndrome. Icing, pt, Advil (ibuprofen) don't work?

Clarify diagnosis: You need re-evalaution, muscle strengthening with the pt but also on your own many times a day. Will need x-rays and maybe ultrasound/mri in addiiton to clarify the diagnosis. Need to clarify what you meen and don't work. ...Read more

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I have running shin splints and leg sore?

I have running shin splints and leg sore?

Physical Therapy: Assuming that you have gone to an appropriate Doctor and the cause of your symptoms is not apparent and imaging is negative, you want to treat the symptoms. I have worked with athletes with similar problems, and have developed a physical therapy program for use at home.You can google "DrNefcy.com" and click on arthrogram advise, or google "Principles of Intrinsic Medicine" for an email link to me. ...Read more

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Had Tenex (guanfacine) surg 4 chronic plantar fasciosis 7 weeks ago, no relief. Also tendon repair on outer ankle. Also tried p/t, orthotics, boot. Next step? Pain!

Had Tenex (guanfacine) surg 4 chronic plantar fasciosis 7 weeks ago, no relief. Also tendon repair on outer ankle. Also tried p/t, orthotics, boot. Next step? Pain!

Many options: Shock waver treatment is effective in about 75% oif cases. Platelet rerich plasma ( prp) has been shown in at least one study to be more effective than steroid injections. Ultimate treatment ios surgery which is aboiut 85% sucessful. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle 8 months ago.xrays said just sprain.I rested/limped for months.Can resting too long cause bottom of foot pain/achilles pain, tightness?

Sprained ankle 8 months ago.xrays said just sprain.I rested/limped for months.Can resting too long cause bottom of foot pain/achilles pain, tightness?

You may of : Overcompensated and now have both achilles tendinitis and plantar fasciitis. Stretching exercises are good for these problems. Wearing a night splint is also good for this. ...Read more

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Lower leg muscle (tibialis anterior?) hurts during racquetball. Treadmill prior to game not helping.

Lower leg muscle (tibialis anterior?) hurts during racquetball. Treadmill prior to game not helping.

Be cautious: If you have injured your calf, be sure to rest and avoid intense activity until healed. Avoid future injury by doing warm up stretches, and returning to more intense activity gradually. ...Read more

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8 months after 2nd grade ankle sprain. Chronic ptt pain.Seen foot n ankle specialist. Mri shows ptt inflammation only. Physio, insole don't help. So?

An insole : May not be giving enough support at the begining of the recovery. It is possible more immobilization is needed to correct the anatomical structures. Consider an afo to rest the anatomical structures affected. ...Read more

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Tibia knee fracture healed MRI clear still knee pain anf pain when bending knee. When standing leg not straight ?

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 more

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Knee and hip pain while walking on flat surfaces. Mri showed tendon swelling behind knee cap. I am also flat footed.?

Knee and hip pain while walking on flat surfaces. Mri showed tendon swelling behind knee cap. I am also flat footed.?

Tendinitis: Patellar tendinitis may occur independently due to over activity, and it may also be aggravated by flat feet. If you are knocked kneed, having and arch support that is carefully measured may help reduce your patellar tendon symptoms. As an alternative or in conjunction a patellar strap (cho-pat) brace that is a larger version of a tennis elbow brace may help while correcting the arch issue. ...Read more

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Fx medial malleolus and tore ligame4 months ago. Cast 5 weeks, walking boot, pt. Mostly back to normal.When to start cheerleading jumps and tumbling ?

Fx medial malleolus and tore ligame4 months ago. Cast 5 weeks, walking boot, pt. Mostly back to normal.When to start cheerleading jumps and tumbling ?

Ask your surgeon: No one but the surgeon who has been caring for your injury should answer this question. Call the office, and you'll get an answer to your question in short order. Do not resume your activities prematurely, as you may cause further damage or generally delay your complete recovery. Good luck. ...Read more

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Would short ankle air cast help ankle tendonitis, pain more when going Down stairs/ circular swelling @ lateral area. AchePain progresses during day..

Would short ankle air cast help ankle tendonitis, pain more when going Down stairs/ circular swelling @ lateral area. AchePain progresses during day..

Ankle injury: A long leg pneumatic cam walker would be best. Achilles/Gastroc-soleus complex would be better immobilized. Some of the tendons do cross above the knee joint. MRI is best for ankle injury. Good luck ...Read more

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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?

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?

Pain: can be arthritis and compensating to other side causing pain. It is common issue with plantar fasciitis patient will favor the other side and then they get inflammation to the joint area ...Read more

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Swelling back leg isolated below gastrocnemius to ankle. MRI, arteriovenous US normal.Tightness both sides of leg near ankle w/ dorsiflex. Tendonitis?

Swelling back leg isolated below gastrocnemius to ankle. MRI, arteriovenous US normal.Tightness both sides of leg near ankle w/ dorsiflex. Tendonitis?

MRI of what?: This is tendonitis the MRI should have picked it up. If it was a Baker's cyst the US should have picked it up. What else did these examinations show? You need to discuss with your physician the results of the tests and what was and what was not imaged. ...Read more

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Shin feels like stretching rubber band when moving ankle. Hit with hard ball. Att tendinitis?

Shin feels like stretching rubber band when moving ankle. Hit with hard ball. Att tendinitis?

Not achilles.: Sounds like a good bruise from getting hit wiith the hardball. There is little tissue covering the tibia so not much protection there from injury. Ice followed by heat would be a good way of clearing this up. ...Read more

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