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What Should I Do About My Inability To Straighten My Leg
See a doctor!: I don't know what you did to your ankle either but if you are unable to bear weight it's potentially not so good. Like most things it should heal with some TLC and good medicine both of which are easily obtainable from your friendly local neighborhood foot and ankle specialist. ...Read more
See doctor: to find out why and get necessary treatment. Was there an injury? ...Read more
What to do if I have elastics on my braces for my overbite and i don't know if I should move my jaw foward to help?
It's tough.: If you have had 2 bowed legs or the opposite since childhood, then only surgery will help, which is kind of extreme. If you have gotten this when older, it's one-sided usually and it may be due to problems with your hip or knee joints and fixing that problem can change how your legs look. Talk to your doc about your own case and your options. ...Read more
Get it evaluated: There are several causes for hip area pain. She need to have it evaluated, preferably by an orthopedist or rheumatologist. ...Read more
I have pain behind my knee. It hurts to straighten, put pressure, lift my leg, and i'm limping. What do I need to do to alleviate this problem.
See an Orthopaedist: Their are different potential causes of your hip pain, including problems such as bursitis, tendinitis, arthritis or labral tears. An orthopaedic evaluation with x-rays is the best place to start to help identify the source of the problem first and then recommend treatment to help. ...Read more
Get it diagnosed: Some causes of swelling of the feet can include systemic problems such as hypertension, gout, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Specialist.: See a f ellowship trained orthopedic elbow surgeon, to see what the best form of treatment would be, and to maximize your range of motion. ...Read more
Extension loss: If you can't extend (get leg straight) thats a real problem, if there was trauma and the muscles are working you may have a tear of the quadriceps tendon or patellar tendon or even a patella fracture. If it was due to a lower demand sports issue you may have a meniscus tear or even a "loose body" where a piece of cartilage and bone break off and block the leg. See an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I have elastics on my braces for my overbite and i don't know if I should move my jaw foward to help?
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