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What If You Got A Strain On The Left Arm
Calf pain: Are you on any medications? With muscular injuries it is rest ,elevate, if pulse is intact-ice 5-10 minute on 55-50 minutes off 3-4 x/day then after 24 hours alternate ice with warm soaks. Try epsom salt soak for leg, kinesiotape, massage. Discuss with doctor and check it is not vein clot or artery blockage, for which ice may not be best,nor is massaging for a clot , may be bakers cyst as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not enough info: Rashes are the types of things that need to be seen to give a proper diagnosis. I suggest you visit your local physician so they can look at it. ...Read more
I have a lump on the back of my head that hurts for about a week. It is on the left lower side if my head. What could it be ? Should go see a doctor?
Yes you should: You have a painful bump on your head and it hurts, so have it checked. ...Read more
I am unsure if I have pulled or strained a muscle on the left side of my lower back. Maybe disk related. What kind of doctor should I consult?
PCP or orthopedics: Consulting initially with your primary care provider is usually the best course of action, however, an orthopedist may need to get involved in your care at some point. Some consultants are not open to self referrals, and securing an appointment with your PCP will possibly be more timely. Good luck! ...Read more
What is the ligament on the outside of the backside of the knee? And if i think I've strained it or pulled it what should I do?
Posterolateral knee: The only ligament in that area is the lateral collateral ligament. You sprain a ligament. This requires a mechanism of injury. The should head of the biceps femoris muscle is also in that area which you can strain. Also in that area is the posterolateral meniscus and accurate ligament. Relative rest from the activity that brought on you discomfort along with otc antiinflammatories and ice 20 min. ...Read more
Unilateral headache: Headaches can have many causes, when unilateral they might be a migraine or other vascular primary headache but referred pain from dental, sinus, neck, eye, or jaw pain among many other areas could be causing. Request evaluation to get at the cause to identify best treatment options. ...Read more
I have a muscle strain on my left shoulder by the clavicle what should I do for it and how long will it last?
I had back surgery and I have a bruise on the right side and pain near the scar on my spine. What could be causing this?
I have a malformation on the front of my leg. I have severe pain and bruising near the calf. Exercise makes it worse and so does squeezing it. If i get the test and the test is negative and the doctor still thinks I have compartment syndrome what would he
Av malformations: Sounds like you have vascular malformation. These are variable. Come in all sizes and locations. Compartment syndrome is possible if in your leg. Okay to wait for test results. Take family member to next visit. You might be surprised at results/recommendations. Staged endovascular coils, laser, compression, surgery are possibilities. Ask questions. 2nd opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nothing: Nonspecific and non-worrisome.Get a more detailed answer ›
Since last month I've had a sharp pain in my neck, shoulder,& arm all on the right side. Wondering if it could possibly be a tear or pinched nerve?
Neck, arm pain: This question is not appropriate as it is patient specific. Having stated that, yes cervical nerves do travel to the neck and upper extremity and can get "pinched". There can be many other causes of sharp pain, some of which need looking into. The exact distribution of pain is very important to direct further diagnostic tests such as MRI. ...Read more
I viewed my X-ray after surgery on my arm and suspect that the surgeon left a screw or something in the area outside of my fracture. What should I do?
I got a sudden pain on the of my left foot and it spreads to the arch of my foot what could it be? This happened suddenly, i can't even walk on it.
Shin splints: See a podiatrist for evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
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