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Fx's heal in 6-10 wk: Most fractures treated in a cast, whether fixed by surgery or not, take between 6 and 10 weeks to heal. After a brief period of rehabilitation out of the cast, normal activities can soon resume. Your treating orthopaedic surgeon will no best in your specific case when contact sports such as football can safely resume. ...Read more
Challenging: This can be challenging because the splints we usually use are not conducive to playing your instruments. The basics are stretches and limiting practice times. Here is a website that might help: www.musicianshealth.com ...Read more
Not Uncommon: Obviously age, previous back problems or other musculoskeletal problems could make the fall more serious. Doubt fracture of the spine unless pain excruciatating. Most likely muscle sprain/strain/bruise. Also head injury needs to be watched for. Watch for any headaches, vision changes, nausea or vomitting, or any other neurological complaints. You may need to be looked at by physician. ...Read more
Wrist got stepped on hard with cleats during soccer game. Instant pain.Next day tripped and fell into wrist,hurt even more. Can move little. Broken?
Go to ER: Please get examined and x-rayed immediately by Sports Medicine or ER doc especially if this is your dominant hand. If you don't have a fracture, you could still have ligamentous/tendon injury. That part of your body is structurally complicated and may need specialty care (Ortho-hand/Plastics plus Occupational Therapy). Don't sit on this. ...Read more
Banged 2nd toe into a rock barefoot.Toe swollen, bruised at top joint of toe, pain when bend forward, can't bend back difficulty walking.
Have it evaluated.: You may have fractured it. Fractures usually need to be immobilized with a splint, cast, or rigid walking boot depending on the location of the injury. For a well aligned non displaced broken toe you may get by with walking with a rigid surgical shoe. Some fractures may require surgical management. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Absolutely: Absolutely especially when your technic is not right. ...Read more
Peroneal tendon subluxation- w/ heel to toe walk, pivot, down stairs, up ramps. Tried stirrup brace but increased sublux. Other conservative options?
Pain in middle of inner elbow when hanging or pulling-tendonitis? Same pain location when doing wrist extensions with the fingers pointed down
Complex entire horizontal lateral meniscus tear no swollen locking catching knee can stairs climb up down+bend now pain on off can i wait arthoscopy?
You can wait: It you're not symptomatic and that knee isn't limiting the activities that you want you do, I would recommend waiting on arthroscopy as the risks of surgery would outweigh the expected benefit. If it starts bothering you more or if it is in fact limiting your activities, then consideration of surgery is reasonable ...Read more
Pain in middle of elbow when pulling or hanging...Tendonitis? Pain in elbow also when doing hand extension stretches with fingers facing down.
Fell on knee snowboarding; swelling, bruising, searing pain in patellar tendon area when flexing foot up; can move, walk, stand fine. Thoughts?
Possible proximal Fibular shaft Frx, fall on hands/knees concrete stairs, chronic joint instability, could it be from a marching sport? (Bonescan next
For now: Apply an ice pack, keep it elevated and stay off it. If it's just a simple sprain, you'll feel better tomorrow. If you don't, you need an x-ray, so bring your ankle to either a podiatrist or an orthopedist, both of whom will have x-rays in their office (better than an er), so you can get diagnosed and treated properly. Good luck! ...Read more