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Trekking jungle borneo, fell few times, hurt knee, after really hurt when bending, like upstairs, went swollen just above knee cap, just hurts little?
Care of bruises: Same care as w/bruise from any other injury: rest, ice, compression & elevation (RICE). You didn't mention specific area of injury but that's general theme of care for injuries in general. OTC pain relief from acetaminophen & NSAIDs eg ibuprofen or naproxen should be adequate. If not, seek medical evaluation. Bruise may take several days if not weeks to resolve. And turn impressive colors too ...Read more
Skates=no arch: Roller skates and bowling shoes have no support. I'm thinking you have a high arch foot. You need some decent arch supports. A podiatrist will most likely have a very affordable solution to your problem! ...Read more
Inline skating can: Help to tone inner thigh muscles. Spot fat loss does not occur naturally. By losing weight in general a certain amt will be thighl fat. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Tone thighs w plie, squat, wall squat, ball squat, plyometric squat, stair steps, lunges, lunges w dumbbells, ball squeeze ; single leg circle.Tone inner thighs w extended leg lifts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was gorge walking Thursday (walking in rivers climbing rocks and jumping from heights) and I hit my knee on a rock and pulled two muscles should I get crutches?
How bad is pain?: Crutches are used when you have an unstable injury (broken bone/ligament injury) and to help pain. Without an exam it's hard to say what you need; but without fracture or internal derangement of knee ligaments I tell patients who use crutches to do "toe touch weight bearing". In other words put as much weight on hurt leg as you comfortably can while walking on crutches to speed healing. ...Read more
Hard to do, but.....: Preventing all falls is never possible, but stay in good aerobic condition and keep your equipment in good condition will help. The most important thing is to wear protective gear including wrist guards and a helmet. ...Read more
Fell of JetSki. Thigh hurts walking , standing sitting. Can't press down on bike pedal. Going up and downstairs hurts. And a pickle feeling sitting .
Charlie horse: Sounds like a contusion of the quadrates muscles of the anterior thigh, commonly known as a charlie horse. Rest , anti-inflammatories, stretching and ice should help. If not seek further care. ...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
Have severe knee pain..Can hear d bone rubbing sounds..Wen i walk i feel water flowing in knee, am a basketball player, had high jumps, uneven landings
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
Anterior knee pain: Anterior knee pain is quite common. It typically involves irritation of the cartilage from the area surrounding the knee cap. It is made worse with stairs, kneeling, and squatting. Easy things to try initially include a low impact quadriceps strengthening exercise including riding a bike, elliptical machine or swimming. If you have locking of the knee, you should consult a physician. ...Read more
Further exam: Falling and running into doors can cause further damage. Why? Is it your vision? Other symptoms. Your doctor needs to see you as a stroke can cause these too. Being clumsy is a waste basket diagnosis, that is, only after all proper diagnostic procedures are done. You are also on meds needing monitoring and can affect your nervous functions so have a good exam. Good luck. ...Read more
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