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Doctor insights on: What Does It Mean To Have Rib Pains After A Small Motorcycle Accident

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What does it mean to have rib pains after a small motorcycle accident?

What does it mean to have rib pains after a small motorcycle accident?

Pain: Maybe due to bruise or rib fractures. If the rib fractures were serious, you would have sought immediate attention. ...Read more

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Side injury after motorcycle accident. What do broken ribs feel like?

Side injury after motorcycle accident. What do broken ribs feel like?

Very painful: Displaced rib fractures are usually agonizingly painful for the first week or two. Sometimes you feel clicking when you breathe. Seek attention. ...Read more

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What doctor do I see if my rib is a little out of place due to a motorcycle accident? My therapist thinks a rib is not aligned & is causing back pain.

Thoracic or trauma: You may have a malunion or nonunion of the rib fracture. These can be painful and annoying. A CT scan can detect the problem. If severe enough, can be treated with rib plating. ...Read more

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I had a motorcycle accident a week ago with several road rash areas. They're starting to itch & I have seen some blister looking bumps in a few places, but does not appear infected at all. Just some sharp-ish pains in some areas & the small blister lookin

Road burn: Rubbing of the skin from trauma, like falling off a moving motor cycle, is a kind of burn which damages the skin both epidermis and dermis. It could become infected, but even if not, causes skin injury that takes a while to heal, and may cause scarring. Wash with soap and water every day, and apply Vaseline until it heals ...Read more

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Last week I was in a motorcycle accident I wasn't hurt but do have a deep cut, how to stop scarring?

Last week I was in a motorcycle accident I wasn't hurt but do have a deep cut, how to stop scarring?

Scarring: Will occur if the laceration cut through the dermis-the deep layer of skin. You can't stop scarring, it is a part of the process of healing. Do watch for infection, which can make any scar worse and take longer to heal. ...Read more

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Is there a way to tell if I have an internal injury after my motorcycle accident?

Is there a way to tell if I have an internal injury after my motorcycle accident?

Yes: Go to a hospital or see your regular doctor. For most serious untreated injuries, you'd likely not be writing this. ...Read more

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Can a motorcycle accident cause a protruding disc?

Can a motorcycle accident cause a protruding disc?

Sure: Depending on what happened the spine can be affected. Recommend getting an MRI and evaluation if your are not improving in 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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Could you end up mute from all the trauma in a motorcycle accident?

Possibly: If you have a brain injury affecting the speech centers, it is possible to loose the ability speak and/or understand speech. Injury is far, far more likely when riding w/o a helmet-wear one! In very rare instances, in severe multi-trauma with head injury, a PTSD-like syndrome could occur which might affect speech; more for psychiatric/psychological reasons than direct brain injury. ...Read more

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What is the normal recovery time from motorcycle accident?

What is the normal recovery time from motorcycle accident?

Recovery time varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, and the type and severity of the injuries. ...Read more

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Could you have your memory back after a motorcycle accident?

? duration: Head trauma can cause brain injury, but the body does slowly heal over time, with maximal stabilization at about 1 1/2 yrs after the injury. Additional assistance can be achieved perhaps, with speech therapy and cognitive behavioral therapies, and in some cases, meds used for alzheimer's may be of value, used "off label". Your doctor can direct a rehab approach. ...Read more

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Motorcycle accident have a concussion what type of tests should be done to see if there is any major stuff going on inside? 3 weeks after the accident

Motorcycle accident have a concussion what type of tests should be done to see if there is any major stuff going on inside? 3 weeks after the accident

Depends on symtoms: If you had a closed head injury, then I will assume that you had a ct of your head. If you are having persistent neurologic symptoms, then this needs to be reevaluated. Being 3 weeks out, if you are otherwise symptom free, I guess nothing else really needs to be done. If the back pain and constipation has been a new problem since the accident, then imaging of your back and belly is indicated. ...Read more

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I was involved in a motorcycle accident a few years ago and I believe it has effected my motor skills. What type of testing do I need to do in order to find out?

Physical and neuro: Best off with evaluation by a neurologist with physical and neuro exam. May also need EMG evaluation of motor function as well as possibly MRI or CT. If affected your ability to work may also want evaluation by a physiatrist (rehab doctor) as to steps to take to help recover. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Frozen toe after motorcycle accident, what to do?

Frozen???: I am not sure what you mean, but I think you are referring to a toe that doesn't move any longer. If that is the case, your accident may have ruined the joint and caused traumatic arthritis. I would seek a Podiatrist in your area for further evaluation. There are many well qualified Podiatrists in the Pittsburgh area to choose from. ...Read more

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Can I tell if I have a torn ligament in my shoulder after a motorcycle accident?

Can I tell if I have a torn ligament in my shoulder after a motorcycle accident?

No: Unless the shoulder is dislocating out of the joint it is extremely difficult for a patient to diagnose their own ligament tear. Continued pain difficulty with activities and feelings of an unstable or weak shoulder needs medical attention from an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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I have brain injury after motorcycle accident, what to do?

I have brain injury after motorcycle accident, what to do?

Rehab: 1) Don't ride
2) Don't ride without a helmet
3) See a neurologist or brain injury specialist-look up in your state's Brain Injury Association for contact and resources ...Read more

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Will a tattoo hide the scars on my arms from a motorcycle accident?

Will a tattoo hide the scars on my arms from a motorcycle accident?

It may: Depending on the scar, a tattoo may hide the scar or make it less noticeable. Usually it doesn't work so well on thick or indented scars. You should ask a reputable, skilled tattoo artist their opinion. ...Read more

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Frozen toe after motorcycle accident, should I be concerned?

See Podiatrist: This way it can be properly evaluated and proper treatment can be rendered as needed. ...Read more

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What type of life threatening injuries would a person sustain due to a motorcycle accident?

Death or less: Any and every organ can be injured in a motorcycle accident. Head injuries and major extremity injury (sometimes requiring amputation) are not uncommon. We also see major liver & spleen injuries, as well as aortic ruptures, broken necks/spinal cord. According to CDC, you are 37x more likely to be injured on an MC than in a car. We call them donorcycles. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a torn ligament or tendon to heal in the upper to middle of the back? Bad motorcycle accident on 8/17/2013. Hit by trooper!

How long does it take for a torn ligament or tendon to heal in the upper to middle of the back? Bad motorcycle accident on 8/17/2013. Hit by trooper!

Months: It can take a long time to heal torn ligaments, especially in areas like the back that you really can't give full rest to. Think of football players that get turf-toe and it bothers them the entire season - it's very similar. I would highly recommend physical therapy if not doing it. Can help you with alternative ways to sit/move/lie to reduce stress on that area of back. ...Read more

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I had an MRI and they said I hav stanosis! Could that be caused from a motorcycle accident 3 months ago!?

I had an MRI and they said I hav stanosis! Could that be caused from a motorcycle accident 3 months ago!?

Stenosis: The condition is called (spinal) stenosis. It refers essentially to a tightening around the nerves (can be the spinal cord or the nerve roots that come from the spinal cord.) in layman's terms, this is a pinched nerve. ...Read more

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How long does it take for motorcycle accident scars to heel?

How long does it take for motorcycle accident scars to heel?

Up to 12 months: Depending on the extent of the original injury, scar tissue may remodel itself and take up to 12 months before settling into its final appearance. ...Read more

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Is gauze useful to treat road rash after a motorcycle accident?

Is gauze useful to treat road rash after a motorcycle accident?

Road Rash: Ouch... Road rash is basically a very bad burn and peeling away of layers of skin due to sliding across concrete. A small one may be treated with neosporin but a large one should be evaluated by a physician. Goal is to enhance healing, reduce pain and prevent infection. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have tingling, waves of tingling in my foot due to a motorcycle accident. What can I use to help?

Need to be examined: This becomes a very complex issue and you need to see a doctor to determine the cause of the numbness before it can be properly treated. ...Read more

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Can I avoid a big scar from the cut on my leg after a motorcycle accident?

Not if deep: Scarring is part of healing if the injury went below the dermal layer. You can make it less prominent by avoiding sun exposure, which will darken healing skin. Watch for infection, which will make a scar worse. ...Read more