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Why do I feel pain under my ankle when I wear my wooden clogs?

Why do I feel pain under my ankle when I wear my wooden clogs?

Pronation, shock: Wooden clogs do not provide enough shock absorption. May think about dansko clogs made from rubber. Pronation due to lack of support in the clogs may cause jamming of the outer portion of your ankle causing pain and swelling. Try rubber clogs if you like clogs and if not better than seek help. ...Read more

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Why does my son limp after church after sitting on the wooden benches?

Why does my son limp after church after sitting on the wooden benches?

Nerve compression: Must be a long church service! i wouldn't worry too much so long as he can "work it out" fairly quickly with walking around. If it persists, why don't you get him checked out by your doc? He can ask you some relevant questions, and examine him to make sure there's no medical reason for it. ...Read more

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I fell on the wooden stairs and my back was the first to hit the stairs and the top of my back got hit really bad what could I do with not goin to dr.

I fell on the wooden stairs and my back was the first to hit the stairs and the top of my back got hit really bad what could I do with not goin to dr.

Watch closely: First thing to do is to check that you are moving everything well and there is not paralysis or numbness. Given that you are using the computer, it seems that you are doing that. Check if there are breaks or lacerations in the skin. If there are you should go to the er to have them checked and get a tetanus shot.If the pain is intolerable, go to the er to check for fractures. Ice can help initially. ...Read more

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My daughter hit her head on a wooden dowel, how can tell if everything is ok?

My daughter hit her head on a wooden dowel, how can tell if everything is ok?

S: Look at her. If she is acting normally, then she is fine. This type of head injury is highly unlikely to cause a problem. You should be concerned if your child has repeated episodes of vomiting, is lethargic, or seems confused. If you are unsure, it is best to call your doctor. ...Read more

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I bumped my head from hitting it on a wooden shelf. What do I need to do to get the swelling to go down?

I bumped my head from hitting it on a wooden shelf. What do I need to do to get the swelling to go down?

Ice pack: Ice it! if you passed out; feel an unusual weakness, are unable to speak or have anything else out of the ordinary, go to an er; if not some ice and tylenol (acetaminophen) should do the job. ...Read more

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My 18 mos old fell backwards onto a wooden bed rail and got a bump on the lower backpart of his head,should it be xrayed ?

My 18 mos old fell backwards onto a wooden bed rail and got a bump on the lower backpart of his head,should it be xrayed
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Probably not.: Head injuries are worrying if there is loss of consciousness, vomiting, fluid coming from the ears or nose, change in behavior, unequal pupil size, weakness in any muscle of face or body. If none of these are present, and your kid is acting fine, keep a careful watch. For 24 hours, check every 2 hrs for alertness, pupil size and normal movement in face, limbs. (wake him up through night to check.) ...Read more