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What should I do about my inability to straighten my leg?

What should I do about my inability to straighten my leg?

Depends on the cause: Why can you not straighten our your leg? What you should do about it is stretch it daily. ...Read more

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What have i done to my ankle unable to bear weight! what should I do?

What have i done to my ankle unable to bear weight! what should I do?

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

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What to do if I have tendontitis in my elbows, what should I do?

What to do if I have tendontitis in my elbows, what should I do?

Acupuncture: Whenever I do acupuncture for tennis elbow - the results always knock my patients and i off our feet. Excellent results with either kb1 (large needle into interosseous membrane of forearm) or auricular (ear) acupuncture. ...Read more

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What to do if i hurt my hand punching and want to know what I should do about it.?

What to do if i hurt my hand punching and want to know what I should do about it.?

Boxers fracture: Most common injury is a boxers fracture a fracture of the 5th metacarpal neck, can also fracture base of the metacarpal or injure a wrist ligament from compression forces. Seek care with qualified hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What to do if i can't straighten my legs, what's the problem?

Knee or hamstring: Problem. To get an accurate diagnosis see a doctor for a physical exam who may order some imaging and will tell you what the problem may be. ...Read more

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What can I do to straighten my curved legs?

What can I do to straighten my curved legs?

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

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What can I do if my left hip joint hurts and what should I do?

What can I do if my left hip joint hurts and what should I do?

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

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I sprained my right calf muscle, what should I do to fix it?

I sprained my right calf muscle, what should I do to fix it?

Conservative: Most calf strains are treated no operatively. Acutely, protected weightbearing and crutches with ice and elevation. When it is feeling better, then flexibility exercises, stengthening, and slowly back to activity. ...Read more

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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.

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 a physician: First step is to see a doctor and establish a diagnosis. Possibilities include inflammatory arthritis, gout, infection, musculoskeletal injury, ruptured baker's cyst, blood clot, etc. ...Read more

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I injured my knee and i want to know what I should do?

I injured my knee and i want to know what I should do?

Hmmmm.?: Depends. If it is mild then first line treatment is rest, ice , compression, and elevation. If bad, getting worse, or no better after a couple weeks then get it checked out. ...Read more

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What can I do to make my hip stop hurting?

What can I do to make my hip stop hurting?

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

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What to do if i sprained my wrist and it feels irregular. What do I do?

What to do if i sprained my wrist and it feels irregular. What do I do?

First get a diagnosi: As a sprain " can mean so many things see a hand surgeon there could be a contusion or something as severe as a complete ligament disruption even with negative x-rays. ...Read more

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What do I do to stop swelling in my feet?

What do I do to stop swelling in my feet?

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 more

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What to do if I broke my elbow and I don't want to lose mobility.?

What to do if I broke my elbow and I don't want to lose mobility.?

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

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What should I do if i can't extend my leg?

What should I do if i can't extend my leg?

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