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I felted a sharp pain in my left shoulder when I had turned my steering wheel. No known injuries before this.

I felted a sharp pain in my left shoulder when I had turned my steering wheel. No known injuries before this.

Rotator cuff injury: Hi, Thank you for your question.

You can have a labrum tear (SLAP lesion).

Hope that helps. Contact me if you have any other questions :-)
Dr. M ...Read more

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Hit the top of my head on monday night on steering wheel didn't black or anything no other symtoms but my left foot is tingling and my foot hurts also?

Hit the top of my head on monday night on steering wheel didn't black or anything no other symtoms but my left foot is tingling and my foot hurts also?

Whip lash...: Quite possibly, the top of you head was not the only area affected when you head was hit. It could be possible that your foot symptoms are resulting from secondary symptoms sustained during the same traumatic event. Either way, to remove all doubt, have both your head and foot be examined by a physician. ...Read more

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Hit my face on steering wheel in wreck 8 days ago. Middle inside of nose very tender, when moved makes front teeth&jaw hurt. Is this normal?

Hit my face on steering wheel in wreck 8 days ago. Middle inside of nose very tender, when moved makes front teeth&jaw hurt. Is this normal?

Not at all: It sounds like you suffered some facial trauma in the collision. I certainly hope that you sought medical care in the immediate aftermath. If not, see a facial reconstructive surgeon or ENT to get a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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What are common injuries after a steering wheel airbag deployment?

What are common injuries after a steering wheel airbag deployment?

Face and hands: Face and hand injuries are common after airbag deployment. Abrasions and bruises around the face are common, and occasionally the nose may be broken. Occasionally, the hot gases escaping from the airbag may produce first degree burns. If you are wearing glasses or sunglasses, you may also get a few lacerations.
Hand injuries are also common, especially if your hands are high on the steering wheel. ...Read more

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A baby can be killed by a front airbag, but has any adult driver been killed by an exploding airbag, due to sitting too close to the steering wheel?

A baby can be killed by a front airbag, but has any adult driver been killed by an exploding airbag, due to sitting too close to the steering wheel?

Absolutely.: This is a well-known cause of injury: a front seat driver or passenger who is not wearing his/her seatbelt and has a front-end collision, is at significant risk of death. Rapid acceleration of the airbag, in a crashing vehicle (rapid deceleration), causes a much bigger force than when a seatbelt is worn. The two forces are just too much. See comment for a link to problem/tweaking airbags. ...Read more

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I was in a car accident 2 days ago... I have cloudly vision. My head hit the steering wheel.?

I was in a car accident 2 days ago... I have cloudly vision. My head hit the steering wheel.?

Go to the ER: Automobile accidents are huge events involving forces far greater than we used to encounter naturally. You need evaluation by a physician and probably a CT scan of your head. Go NOW! ...Read more

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So how long after you hit your head are you out of the woods from anything bad happening. I it yesterday on a steering wheel pretty hard?

So how long after you hit your head are you out of the woods from anything bad happening. I it yesterday on a steering wheel pretty hard?

I'd say 72 hours.: However, if you have a worsening headache, nausea, vomiting, don't wait 72 hours to get medical care. Other symptoms that concern me include dizziness, weakness in one of your limbs, difficulty focusing or double vision, forgetfulness. The list goes on. If you're not sure if you should seek medical care after a head injury, you should seek medical care. Best wishes. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Had a mild concussion about three months ago just banged my head pretty hard onna steering wheel gettin in a car should I worry about anything?

Had a mild concussion about three months ago just banged my head pretty hard onna steering wheel gettin in a car should I worry about anything?

Doubt concussion: By definition, a concussion is loss of consciousness, loss of memory or combination of both. You "just banged my head pretty hard", "three months ago". Why are you really concerned, do you have new symptoms? ...Read more

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Hit head on steering wheel yesterday about 435 pm how long before im out of woods for a subderal hematomo? Or any complications

Hit head on steering wheel yesterday about 435 pm how long before im out of woods for a subderal hematomo? Or any complications

See doc: May take as long as several weeks. But it is important to be checked. The problem is if is true, it could be catastrophic. Head trauma may not show the full problem right away. Go to Er, your doc today or urgicenter. ...Read more

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I had a carwreck last night. My head hit the steering wheel. I have confusion memory loss headache falling?

I had a carwreck last night. My head hit the steering wheel. I have confusion memory loss headache falling?

Possible concussion: Sxs: + or – loss of consciousness, headache / pressure, can't recall event, dizziness, v coordination, ringing in ears, confusion, slurred speech, nausea / vomiting ; fatigue. For concussion seek medical care. Seek urgent treatment for loss of consciousness, on-going confusion, seizures, unequal pupils, recurrent vomiting, change in level of consciousness, loss of balance or difficulty walking. ...Read more

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If a person with syphilis wipes semen and/or sores on a steering wheel, can I get it from touching that right after and rubbing eyes?

If a person with syphilis wipes semen and/or sores on a steering wheel, can I get it from touching that right after and rubbing eyes?

Far Fetched: The doctors here through lots of dramatic situations have stopped reacting to impossible or far fetched scenarios when it comes to the risk of infectious diseases. In the real world I cannot in any way see how the scenario you have described plays out. But, syphilis. Is caught from an infected sore skin to skin or direct blood or semen to skin. There is no transmission vector of inanimate objec. ...Read more

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How long does norovirus live on a steering wheel My boyfriend was sick with it 2weeks ago and I'm nervous to use his jeep I'm emetophobia He drove sick?

How long does norovirus live on a steering wheel My boyfriend was sick with it 2weeks ago and I'm nervous to use his jeep I'm emetophobia He drove sick?

No worries!: It is unlikely the virus survives on the steering wheel 2 weeks after your boyfriend's illness. But if you remain nervous, wipe the steering wheel with any standard kitchen or bathroom cleanser (409, Comet, etc) or an alcohol gel like Purel. That will kill any remaining virus and prevent you from catching it. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Just this year- starting this summer, actually- just started getting itchy, swollen fingers when exposed to mild cold, like a 50 deg. Steering wheel.

Just this year- starting this summer, actually- just started getting itchy, swollen fingers when exposed to mild cold, like a 50 deg. Steering wheel.

You need: To have some testing done! You might have a disorder called "Raynaud's Syndrome" which may accompany rheumatological conditions such as arthritis!
Tell your PCP about your symptoms and he/she will order the necessary blood tests.

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I was in an accident and my neck did bend down on steering wheel but only a out 10 mph and it has been a few months later. Neck pain. Whiplash?

I was in an accident and my neck did bend down on steering wheel but only a out 10 mph and it has been a few months later. Neck pain. Whiplash?

Whiplash: Healing is directly proportional to the energy absorbed during the injury. So, harder impact=longer healing time. Generally speaking, this is purely a muscular problem and worsens for a day or two, and then improves thereafter over days or weeks. Rarely does whiplash produce lasting symptoms over 2-3 months (unless a lawsuit is involved, then all bets are off). ...Read more

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I am getting a sharp pain when I grip hard object (steering wheel mainly) around 1cm below where the middle finger meets the palm. What could it be?

I am getting a sharp pain when I grip hard object (steering wheel mainly) around 1cm below where the middle finger meets the palm. What could it be?

Cannot say: In your particular case without an exam. That is a martial arts pressure point, and with enough force everyone will have pain there. A Joint location that can get irritated. Rest/anti-inflammatories clear it fast.
Carpal tunnel is UNLIKELY without more pain in different areas of hand/wrist.
Can be previous fracture/trauma ...Read more

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Hi, I had a slight accident in my car and I hit the steering wheel with my head and my mouth. My head is a bit bruised and on my mouth it looks like m?

Hi, I had a slight accident in my car and I hit the steering wheel with my head and my mouth. My head is a bit bruised and on my mouth it looks like m?

Ice the injured area: Ice the injured areas 20 minutes 2-3 times today and tomorrow. You need to be sure there is no internal injury. I guess you don't have an air bag? If you are not felling right see your physician ...Read more

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+++pain @ 2nd rib 3cm from sternum when lifting arm. Cant turn steering wheel-driving. Can you break a rib in your sleep? 2nd day of pain

+++pain @ 2nd rib 3cm from sternum when lifting arm. Cant turn steering wheel-driving. Can you break a rib in your sleep? 2nd day of pain

Costochondritis: Very few common causes of pain in this area starting at rest. Most likely is inflammation of the cartilage that attaches ribs to sternum, costocondritis or tietze's syndrome. Can last days or months. Usually resolves with no treatment. Anti-inflammatory meds may help but take with caution or with your physician's approval. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could holding steering wheel too tight cause my arm and finger cramps?

Please tell me, could holding steering wheel too tight cause my arm and finger cramps?

Yes: Overuse of the muscles of the hand and forearm due to constant gripping can cause build up of Lactic Acid in the muscles often resulting in cramping. Recommend varying hand position, shifting hands periodically and hydrating well. ...Read more

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When I drive and grip the steering wheel when I let go my right hand feels tight and kind of burns and sometimes tingles. Hist eds3 carpal tunnel?

When I drive and grip the steering wheel when I let go my right hand feels tight and kind of burns and sometimes tingles. Hist eds3 carpal tunnel?

Compression: neuritis, from gripping too tightly. Carpal tunnel is an entrapment syndrome which usually affects the hands and wrists, from repetitive activities. You will need formal nerve conduction studies to diagnose CTS. ...Read more

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After a hard fall on my left shoulder 2 weeks ago, I have pain in my pectoral and shoulder. Also when raising my arm, tying shoes, and steering overhand?

After a hard fall on my left shoulder 2 weeks ago, I have pain in my pectoral and shoulder. Also when raising my arm, tying shoes, and steering overhand?

Rotator cup sprain: Most likely rotator cup sprain/tear. But the most important is to rule out dislocation or fracture. So at least get a shoulder xray. And if possible ask your physician to inject to your shoulder with corticosteroid if xray negative for fracture. If not improved then get MRI to r/o soft tissue injury. I hope that will help. ...Read more