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Trampoline Back Injuries
That overloads the supporting tissues of the back which include: muscles, ligaments, joints, discs and bones which may or may not lead to an unstable spine and/or neural tissue involvement. The degree of injury is dependent on multiple factors such as the amount of force, force direction, stability ...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
Shin splints: This is traumatic compressive damage to the muscle running along the shin bone. The muscle is in a compartment and if it swells from the repeated banging of certain exercises, you will get pain that can be severe. You can use ice to help, pre treat with Ibuprofen in the future, and get some advice from an exercise therapist about how to minimize this in the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I flipped chair in nurse station charting, I hit floor on bottom, chair hit back of my head hard.NP said contusion and lumbar sprain? Head still foggy
Contusion: Sorry for your accident. After even a mild concussion do not do activities that can compromise your health and cause further head injury. Avoid tasks that require concentration or complicated thinking. Follow up appointments are very important. Also follow the advice of your health care provider. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lower back pain from lifting heavy barbell. Acute lower left back pain. No problems walking, running. Pain bending down. Strain or herniated disc?
Most likely...: Most likely you have lumbar strain but it still could be something else... If the pain gets worse, starts shooting down a leg or doesn't go away, see a healthcare provider. Good luck. ...Read more
Joint instability at hip and knee, weakness from hip to outer thigh to outer knee. Pain lifting leg - climbing stairs and kicking leg backwards. Why?
Fell down stairs: Did your friend get a medical evaluation? Falling down stairs can cause significant injury. If there are no fractures or other injuries requiring treatment, traveling and other activities can probably be resumed as tolerated. ...Read more
With unknown shoulder injury, can I still do cardio pilates/yoga/aerobic walking and roller derby? Esp roller derby
Limit activities: Without knowing what your shoulder injury is, it is probably safe to say of all activities listed aerobic walking should be fine until diagnosis is made. Roller derby is an intense contact sport and could definitely aggravate your shoulder if it is injured. See your doctor if you have shoulder pain, difficulty with range of motion for further work up, possible xray for a clearer diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Soccer player w/ knee pain, 8/10. No major injury, MRI +xrays show nothing. Worse pain in outside right knee. Tried ice, rest, stretches, running. Help?
Knee Pain: Many issues that could be causing your pain, without evaluating you its hard to assess. It could be a lateral meniscus pain, lateral collateral ligament issue, hairline fracture, patellar ligament pain, fibular head dislocation, etc... I would suggest seeing a properly trained sports medicine physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doing yard work. .Sudden pain around and above knee now radiating to butt. Pulled muscle? Fracture?
Sudden pain: After such physical activity, it is possible that you could have strained or sprained a muscle or ligament of your thigh that connects to the knee area. A fracture is not likely but not impossible. Please consult an orthopedic surgeon for a thorough evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fell down stairs, hit L shoulder on railings between shoulder blade and spine. Mild pain in shoulder, tingling in forearm & fingers. Did I hit a nerve?
Probably: It appears likely that there has been some nerve injury in view of your symptoms. As inflammation and swelling subside the nerve symptoms should improve. However if injury to the vertebral area occurred, there could be disc injury causing the tingling in the arm. See your physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more
Yes: Over time, gravity tends to pull us into a flexed position. Extension exercises counter this effect and help keep the spine neutral. Twisting exercises also help keep the spine limber and lubricated. ...Read more
Sitting then jumped up on rock on accident ankle folded like acute angle can barley walk bad swelling been doing rice- sprain, hairline fracture, or?
Exercise related: What you are experiencing is known as exercise related transient abdominal pain. It is a well localized pain that may occur in any region of the abdomen, but is most common in the lateral aspects of the mid abdomen. When severe it is mostly described as a sharp or stabbing pain, and in form of cramping, aching, or pulling when less intense. ...Read more
OA in neck, upper back spasms. Overhead exercise tightens back. Should I try doing overhead exercises or avoid? Weights OK? Flabby upper arms/obese.
OK to avoid them: First it may help to work with a certified personal trainer to modify an overhead exercises so that they are more "tolerable". Otherwise, no exercise that is done overhead is "necessary". Be reassured that you can readily find alternatives that will be suitable without compromising your the benefits you are receiving. ...Read more
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