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Heard some of the chinese gymnasts had bone-bending treatments when young. True?

Heard some of the chinese gymnasts had bone-bending treatments when young. True?

I doubt it: Unlikely, but bone will respond to forces placed on it in a child that is why we can brace or cast clubfeet for correction. ...Read more

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How do I treat a cut that is under my pinky toe near the bending area? It seems to be just a cut but is painful while walking. Treatment suggestion

How do I treat a cut that is under my pinky toe near the bending area? It seems to be just a cut but is painful while walking. Treatment suggestion

Local wound care: Local wound care usually involves washing with a gentle soap and water twice daily, applying antibiotic ointment and monitoring for signs of infection. Increased redness, swelling and pain, especially when combined with the appearance of pus indicates an infection which should be evaluated by a primary care physician. ...Read more

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I am experiencing stiffness in my knees when bending the dr said have a tear in the meniscus. Does this require a special treatment?

I am experiencing stiffness in my knees when bending the dr said have a tear in the meniscus.  Does this require a special treatment?

Arthroscopic repair: Most meniscsl tears require physical therapy and arthroscopic repair ... Pain medications or antiinflammatories will only provide temporary relief of symptoms but don't fix the problem. ...Read more

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I strained my low back, bending down to put gtoceries into a low cart. Normally I have some back strain, but never this bad (pain). No other trauma. What is best treatment for the first few days?

I strained my low back, bending down to put gtoceries into a low cart. Normally I have some back strain, but never this bad (pain). No other trauma. What is best treatment for the first few days?

See details: Rest and heat help as acute strains take 1-3 weeks to resolve. Take the ibuprofen with each meal. See your doctor or an orthopedist if the pain persists. Consider starting physical therapy. Finally, get off the Vicodin. ...Read more

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I have ganglion right below my thumb causing pain when bending palm or when performing any movements. Could you suggest any treatment. Thank you?

I have ganglion right below my thumb causing pain when bending palm or when performing any movements. Could you suggest any treatment. Thank you?

See a surgeon: Ganglion cysts can be very bothersome but are usually easily treated with excellent results. You should see a qualified general or hand surgeon as soon as possible. Some cysts can be managed successfully by a simple aspiration in the office but many will require excision. That can almost always be accomplished under local anesthesia with or without sedation on an outpatient basis. Good luck! ...Read more

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Recently developed numb back pain that spikes when bending. Visit to a chiropractor says it's compression. What are my treatment options?

Recently developed numb back pain that spikes when bending. Visit to a chiropractor says it's compression. What are my treatment options?

See a Spinal surgeon: And get investigated to get a proper diagnosis made. He'll be doing xrays, mri/ct scans to make the diagnosis. Then start treating you with non operative measures with pain meds, pt, tens unit, back strengthening exercises. If no response or still getting worse, with developing neuro symptoms/signs, then surgery for decompressing the nerve by discectomy or relieving the stenosis would be advised. ...Read more

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Constant popping upper spine w/ bending foward and deep breaths. Exercise, p-therapy w/ no change. Mri negative. Ortho doesn't know. Came after illnes?

Constant popping upper spine w/ bending foward and deep breaths. Exercise, p-therapy w/ no change. Mri negative. Ortho doesn't know. Came after illnes?

Neurology exam: Sharp, shooting pains on bending and deep breathing may be due to pinched nerves near the upper spine. A neurologist may be able to find the problematic area. ...Read more

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Im 22 but have severe pain in only my left knee, standing, sitting, or bending. Knee clicks when I rotate it, no swelling.Any physical therapy ideas?

Im 22 but have severe pain in only my left knee, standing, sitting, or bending. Knee clicks when I rotate it, no swelling.Any physical therapy ideas?

Knee pain: The fact that you have no swelling is an excellent sign that therapy should improve your clinical course. That said, i would have an MRI to ensure that you have no articular cartilage disorder (e.g. Ocd lesion) and/or meniscal tear. You are most probably experiencing a patellofemoral disorder and possibly a medial plica band syndrome. ...Read more

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