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Orthopedics: hip op, physical shape, physo
physical shape, physo, sharon davis: Mairead The problem may be your mom s hip after all. I am assuming that prior to the surgery the doctor took the pre-op tests that showed there was a reason to give her a hip replacement rather than a knee replacement. If the hip is only three months...

Orthopedics: hip I think?, main artery, heart beat
main artery, heart beat, play sports: Emad, You should certainly see your Dr for a proper exam, xrays and diagnosis..it could be something as simple as Hip bursitis (Greater Trochanter bursitis) which 1 or 2 cortisone injections will usually help. Or it could be something more serious called...

Orthopedics: knee injury, knee sprains, meniscus cartilage
knee sprains, meniscus cartilage, ligament damage: Shaun, You are right you can t be sure there is no meniscus (cartilage)or ligament damage w/o an MRI and even an MRI is not 100%. The physical exam can help depending on the skill of the provider. It can help rule out diagnoses more than anything. ie if you...

Orthopedics: knee pain, torn cartilage, history of trauma
torn cartilage, history of trauma, intense pain: Larry, Just on the surface..And with NO history of trauma, you have described a classic case of arthritis/degenerative joint disease, which is joint pain that is worse in the A.M. and gets better with rest and some use during the day. Also w previous knee...

Orthopedics: Limitations after THR, aerobic exercises, tying shoes
aerobic exercises, tying shoes, planting flowers: Hi NJ As far as restrictions are concerned, yes, there will be things you should not do again. I would avoid contact sports, pounding aerobic exercises and any activity that might cause you injury if you fall. But you will be out of pain and you will be...

Orthopedics: Looking for surgeon, cartilage damage, reflex sympathetic dystrophy
cartilage damage, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, hip replacements: Hi Valerie I am so terribly sorry for what your daughter is going through. When I had my surgery at 14, there were not any pediatric surgeons who did this type of surgery, so I had a general orthopedist. I would look at The Hospital of Special Surgery...

Orthopedics: popping?, joint laxity, carpal tunnel symptoms
joint laxity, carpal tunnel symptoms, overhead press: Shay, yep it s most likely your joints rubbing against each other as they move...there s not a whole lot to do. Probably a genetic thing, you could ck with mother or father etc..to see if they remember joints popping or having joint laxity. You still may...

Orthopedics: How many revisions?, hip replacements, bilateral hip
hip replacements, bilateral hip, bone grafting: Hi Jeni Your have a good question. I was told in the very beginning that there are only a certain number of times you can get replacements, but I have never been given a number. I ve had both hips done 4 times each with little or no problems. I have...

Orthopedics: Severe shoulder pain when throwing., rotor cuff, light weights
rotor cuff, light weights, nerve entrapment: Ray , You need to have a diagnosis..sounds like a rotator cuff tear to me. The MRI should reveal what is going on 90-95% accurate. Depending on what type of tear and where it s at you may need to have your shoulder scoped for repair. I know the PT was trying...

Orthopedics: Shoulder pain, degenerative disc disease, rotator cuff tendinitis
degenerative disc disease, rotator cuff tendinitis, cervical vertebrae: Evan, Yes that is a little strange sounding since there was no injury or repetitive shoulder use history. I would see an orthopedic or neurologist and yes you should probably have an MRI of the neck. When you have symptoms like this in both upper ext s it...

Orthopedics: Thumb IP Joint Dislocation, palm side, orthopedic doctor
palm side, orthopedic doctor, x rays: Jerry, IP thumb dislocations are fairly uncommon, they usually dislocate dorsally (i.e. not palm side) It would not be necessary to get an MRI of the thumb for this (I never heard of it anyway). The surgeon can expose the area easily anyway and get direct...

Orthopedics: total knee arthroplasty vascular damage, dorsalis pedis pulse, devil s advocate
dorsalis pedis pulse, devil s advocate, orthopaedic surgeon: Alex, I doubt there was malpractice just based on the history you gave. You have to remember there is a risk and benefit to any treatment or procedure. Devil s advocate would say, so you didn t want us to bend and flex her knee to make sure the Knee replacement...

Orthopedics: Wrist Injury/ Surgery, scapholunate ligament tear, ganglion cyst
scapholunate ligament tear, ganglion cyst, anatomical snuff box: Elizabeth, We have referred a couple over the yrs for this type of surgery. You probably do need the surgery to repair this scaphoid lig. tear, which hopefully will reduce your pain. I don t think you will ever have a normal wrist either way, but you should...

Orthopedics: Biceps pain - I have my answer...and a few questions, biceps tenodesis, biceps tendon
biceps tenodesis, biceps tendon, bicep tendon: Yes I think I remember..the pristine bicep tendon?? 1)If I ve not gotten better (and really I ve gotten worse) after a year, are we just fighting the inevitable surgery by continuing to throw cortisone at it? ---Probably, but you want to try everything...

Orthopedics: Biceps pain returning after surgery, veterinary nurse, time consideration
veterinary nurse, time consideration, tae kwon: Sue, Yeah the shoulder surgery pain should be much better by now..so it seems like there is something else going on..the MRI should be able to show any damage or groove problem, but of course it is a snapshot as you say. Were you able to do those bicepital...

Orthopedics: What is the best treatment for muscle pull in the different part of the body?, moist heating pad, carpal tunnel symptoms
moist heating pad, carpal tunnel symptoms, cold joints: Robert, The tried and true method to treat a pulled or strained muscle is RICE. Rest the body part or get some type of brace or support, Ice ( custom wraps fit better, but ice bags can work) Compression..again custom fit ice packs fit and mold to part) but...

Orthopedics: broken screws in hip repair, defective hip replacements, pain and suffering
defective hip replacements, pain and suffering, orthopedic surgeon: Dear Garland I truly am sorry for all the pain and suffering you went through. It must have been very hard on you physically and emotionally. I would first of all question this surgeon as to what his determining aspects are for actually doing a THR...

Orthopedics: depression after hip replacement, two little boys, frequent occurrence
two little boys, frequent occurrence, generalized anxiety: Hi Deborah I absolutely understand what you are going through. I had my first set of hips put in at 16, and up to now I have had four sets in revisions. When I was younger, depression did not hit me at all. When I had my third set put in, I was married,...

Orthopedics: Hip replacement with groin pain, ortho surgery, undulation
Orthopedics: Hip replacement with groin pain, ortho surgery, undulation, groin pain

Orthopedics: Legg-Perthes & Pregnancy, legg perthes, hip replacement
Orthopedics: Legg-Perthes & Pregnancy, legg perthes, hip replacement, c section

Orthopedics: scapula muscle pain, loose joints, shoulder specialist
Orthopedics: scapula muscle pain, loose joints, shoulder specialist, kibler

Orthopedics: foot problem post injury, metal mesh, signs of infection
metal mesh, signs of infection, bone infection: Hi Sandi, I would definitely keep an eye on it and make sure a physician monitors the site for sepsis. Keeping the area drained with pressure can be beneficial as long as it is kept sterile. The fluid can be synovial fluid or lymphatic accumulation from...

Orthopedics: Hip pains, cross country race, vacation tomorrow
cross country race, vacation tomorrow, ligaments: Dear Mara If you have not already spoken to your parents about your concerns, I urge you to do so. Injury to a growth plate occurs when a bone is involved. In your case, I think you may have done injury to soft tissue such as muscle or tendon or ligaments....

Orthopedics: Hip Replacement, hip replacements, nerve damage
hip replacements, nerve damage, pain medications: Fortunately you won t have to worry too much about the revisions. They are not terrible. It s about six weeks recovery and the new hips are being so perfected that people need less and less revision surgery. Look, I had my first set at age 14. They...

Orthopedics: Hip Replacement Surgery, THR, bad parts for hips
THR, bad parts for hips, pain: Kelly Your mother needs to go to the doctor to get checked out. Just this morning the New York Times Published this article: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/29/business/29hip.html?ex=1217995200&en=20c723e212db79f6&ei=5070&emc=eta1 Click on the link...

Orthopedics: Hip replacement with groin pain, hip groin pain, groin area
hip groin pain, groin area, will most likely need: Joan This sounds to me as if it is not connected with the prosthesis, but with a tendon or ligament. When the legs are different in length pain will appear in the spine, or lower back and thighs. You should be wearing your lift as much as possible. I...

Orthopedics: Hip replacement pain, charity ball, thigh pain
charity ball, thigh pain, sharon davis: Hi Jan I can just about guarantee you that you have not dislocated your hip. When the hip is dislocated, you can t stand on that leg because the stability of that hip is gone once the hip dislocates. You d be in such pain that you couldn t walk, stand...

Orthopedics: heel injury, retractable dog leashes, ctscan
retractable dog leashes, ctscan, desparate attempt: Zara, Sounds like you need one of those retractable dog leashes to keep up with the kids, because you are probably going to be sore for awhile! I m not sure why he said that about the xray..I have seen several xrays over my career of heel fx s. One guy even...

Orthopedics: hip replacement at 26, hip replacements, original hip
hip replacements, original hip, bone grafting: Revision surgery is performed when the original hip has worn out and needs to be updated. Most times, parts of the original hip can be replaced without removing the full prosthesis. For instance, if the linter of the cup has worn out, they can just snap...

Orthopedics: hip replacement, tile floor, sharon davis
tile floor, sharon davis, bedside manner: You should go to the largest specialized joint and bone hospital in your area and see the head of orthopedics. I am not a doctor, but your case sounds as if something is not right and you need to get a second opinion to find out how to get out of the situation...

Orthopedics: hip replacement, birth control pills, post menopausal symptoms
birth control pills, post menopausal symptoms, dislocated hips: Hi Martha As someone in menopause too, I understand exactly what your concerns are. I am not on hormones as I feel they are not the way to go for me. I ve not had a terribly hard time with menopause, but there are good and bad days involved when hormones...

Orthopedics: If Ice and pain reliever doesn't work?, physical therpist, twork
physical therpist, twork, pain reliever: Robert, You would have to be more specific as to what muscle, how, when you injured it what have you done and not done to treat it, prior history etc... If you are seeing a PT then you had to be referred by a provider?..so you may need to go back to him/her...

Orthopedics: Is it internal injury?, carpal tunnel relief, carpal tunnel symptoms
carpal tunnel relief, carpal tunnel symptoms, badminton training: cmy you didn t say your age?, but it would be unlikely if you are in your 20-40s that it would brake (sternum), but it s hard to say of course w/o exam etc.. That bone hurts when hit etc..and when coughing, sneezing etc..try ice 3 x day x 3-4 days, then moist...

Orthopedics: Legg-Perthes & Pregnancy, legg perthes disease, high risk pregnancy
legg perthes disease, high risk pregnancy, pediatric orthopedist: Hi Mary I would give your daughter the same advice as a hip replacement patient. Be careful with weight gain. Try to gain the least amount of weight as possible BUT do not compromise the health of the baby. I gained about 45 pounds with each pregnancy....

Orthopedics: looking, teaching hospitals, auto accident
teaching hospitals, auto accident, good health: Hello Jared I am so sorry that you had to go through all of that at such a young age. I have always heard that pins do need to be removed at some point so it is a good idea to follow up on that. Unfortunately I do not know of any surgeons in your...

Orthopedics: post-hip replacement, body pillow, exercise program
body pillow, exercise program, situps: Hi Frank I ve got several suggestions. The first of which is to go to Bed, Bath and Beyond and get a body pillow. If you sleep with a body pillow that will ensure you don t cross your legs while sleeping and put yourself in a position to dislocate. That...

Orthopedics: post hip replacement surgery pain, hip replacement surgery, groin area
hip replacement surgery, groin area, hip dysplasia: Hello Anne Several issues in your question raise red flags in my head. Although eight years for a hip replacement is not, by any means old, (My fourth revisions are nine years old on one hip and ten years old on my other hip), the area in which you are...

Orthopedics: pregnancy after hip replacement, high risk pregnancy, orthopod
high risk pregnancy, orthopod, center of gravity: Hi Sarah Congratulations on your decision to get pregnant! Your orthopod is correct, if the hip is healthy and strong, you should have no problems. There are several things I would recommend: 1. See if you can get with a high risk pregnancy group...

Orthopedics: more questions, long distances, alternate days
long distances, alternate days, muscle strain: Hey Susan It s my pleasure to speak with you and I hope I am answering all your questions. You sound very upset and frightened. Just slow down. You are not that far out of surgery and you ll find a niche for yourself eventually. Take things slow, if...

Orthopedics: Rolf Structural Integration and hip replacement, hip replacement surgery, nerve fibers
hip replacement surgery, nerve fibers, scar tissue: Dear Kathryn I used to run a massage school and also a continuing education department which served massage therapists. I am very knowledgeable of many massage techniques and have had work done on me as well. We were certified nationally by COMTA, and...

Orthopedics: Staged Bilateral THR, shoe repair shop, orthopod
shoe repair shop, orthopod, muscular problems: Kathie Double check with your doctor in regard to the amount of difference in the legs. If it s more than a half inch, get a lift made to put in your shoe. Any shoe repair shop can do that for a nominal charge. That will make walking easier and lessen...

Orthopedics: scapula injury?, impingement syndrome, health insur
impingement syndrome, health insur, shoulder specialist: Mike, You should see an ortho shoulder specialist...and You will need to get an MRI (sorry)..I mean it has been 3 yrs!..sounds like a rotator cuff tear to me that at least needs to be ruled-out..or possibly snapping scapular syndrome. You obviously have a...

Orthopedics: scapula muscle pain, loose joints, workout plan
loose joints, workout plan, shoulder blade: Matt, You have done about all you can do..it sounds like?..I guess I would go back to shoulder ortho? and eventually he may refer you or get another MRI of scapula..You may want to see a physiatrist (Fizz-i-ah-trist) or pain mgmnt specialist..they can do...

Orthopedics: shoulder pain, neck vertebrae, arm muscles
neck vertebrae, arm muscles, pain in the shoulder: Mary , That does sound a little odd. Usually an MRI would be ordered not a bone scan? You have 7 vertebrae in your neck and sometimes you can have a disc rupture causing pain in the shoulder or arm muscles because it is pressing on a nerve coming from the...

Orthopedics: My son's ankle, extensor tendons, cramp
extensor tendons, cramp, toes: Dawn, I would take him in to be evaluated since there was no known trauma and it is painless. It may be some type of cramp, but you need to find out. If he strained his foot or extensor tendons on top of the foot I could see where this might happen ..but this...

Orthopedics: strain, correct question, leg length
correct question, leg length, muscle group: Hi Susan This clarifies things a bit more for me. Six months out is still a relatively short time and we all heal differently. Are you feeling stable on the hip? My feeling is, that if you still are not up to par and feeling unstable, you could be tensing...

Orthopedics: swelling, hip patients, awful surgery
hip patients, awful surgery, fifth revision: Hi Susan It s an awful surgery and I give credit to anyone who goes through it without skipping a beat. When I was 14 and had my first set put in, I flew through it because of my youth, but with each passing revision, it got harder. It was hardest when...

Orthopedics: Total Hip, recliner, hip replacement
recliner, hip replacement, muscles: I have always been told that a recliner (even though you used one at the hospital), is not the best place to be sitting in the beginning. But if you were told differently, then you need to go with the advice your doctor gave to you. If you are not feeling...

Orthopedics: wrist cracking, fellow guitar player, gyro ball
fellow guitar player, gyro ball, left forearm: Mike, I play acoustic and electric guitar some..so I know the awkward position of the wrist and fingers. You didn t say if you play electric or acoustic but as you know there is typically less force needed for the electric strings..but if your doing some...

Orthopedics: wrist pain/overuse, wrist strengthening exercises, stress responses
wrist strengthening exercises, stress responses, confusing terms: Leslie, Yes, I think your ortho is correct. You probably mean that she has pain with hyperextending her wrist, like in a handstand? (not flexing) flexing the wrist is when you turn it inwards. They are confusing terms because the backside of ones hand is...

Orthopedics: more, muscles and bones, hip replacements
muscles and bones, hip replacements, natural phenomenon: Hi again Susan Having pain and stiffness according to the weather, is not necessarily due to your hip replacement. Many people find that when the weather changes, especially when rain is expected, muscles and bones hurt more. As we age, it s a natural...

Orthopedics: Cuboid fracture, soft boot, crutches
soft boot, crutches, fracture: Carol If A doctor suggests that you are non weight bearing, it is my understanding that no weight at all should be put on any area of the foot. I understand the issue with the crutches and if they are hard for you to maneuver, see if you can get a walker...

Orthopedics: excrutiating back pain, painful spasm, 38 dd
painful spasm, 38 dd, mysterious pain: I never heard of BP meds causing this. I wouldn t call them attacks from a medical standpoint but possibly spasms..or like I said a compression/hairline fx of vert.and thus causing the pain. Even when you are sleeping you are breathing..ribcage is moving...

Orthopedics: Rib cage abnormality, adolescence, doctors
Orthopedics: Rib cage abnormality, adolescence, doctors

Orthopedics: Hip Implant Pain and Popping, hip implant, impact sports
hip implant, impact sports, fifteen months: Hello David I have not personally heard that the Zimmer implants had any problems, but you can certainly research it on the internet. The ligament problem of snapping over the prosthesis, can happen at any time and it s very scary at first if you don...

Orthopedics: Hip Revision, winston salem area, hip revision
winston salem area, hip revision, original hip: Hi Faith To ease your fears a bit, revision surgery is not as complicated as it was in the past. In most cases the part of the prosthesis that needs to be replaced can be snapped in and out. I would, however, find out if your surgeon has done revisions...

Orthopedics: Hip repair surgery, stainless steel plate, types of steels
stainless steel plate, types of steels, repair surgery: Hello Michael You meed to speak with your doctor and find out which components were used in the socket, liner, and rod. Stainless steel tends to last the longest, but the ceramic hips last a nice long time also. These days there are so many different...

Orthopedics: Hip replacement, hip operations, initial surgery
hip operations, initial surgery, hip replacement: Hi Carol For the most part, THR surgery is elective, unless there is an underlying problem which makes it non elective surgery. In most cases, pain level, leading an independent and active lifestyle will determine if you want the surgery or not. If...

Orthopedics: Hip replacement on both sides, recliner chair, seat extension
recliner chair, seat extension, upper shelf: Dear Jerry I feel so badly that you are in such pain. Bone pain is terrible and I also have necrosis and that is a disease that does not get better. The reason the surgeons leave it up to the patient is because THR surgery is still considered elective...

Orthopedics: Hip Strain, cold packs, pain meds
cold packs, pain meds, x ray: Hi Jim Did the doctor take an X ray to be sure she didn t injure a bone or to make sure she does not have osteo-arthritis? Since you did not mention the type of injury she sustained, I d say his treatment at this point is conservative and depending on...

Orthopedics: help, thecal sac, lumbar spondylosis
thecal sac, lumbar spondylosis, l4 l5: Sonia, I m not sure what you mean Now my orthopaedic is saying dont go thru the reports and i will be fine... If he is saying that there is nothing to do surgery wise I would agree..no ortho surgeon will operate on you w that report.. You may need to...

Orthopedics: injury to hamstring, cortisone injections, ultrasound guidance
cortisone injections, ultrasound guidance, muscle belly: Vicki, I m glad it helped. No I am in TN. You did a good job of describing what is going on and it was all written down so I had to read through the whole thing, unfortunatley in real life in a clinic you would have probably gotten 1 or 2 sentences out and...

Orthopedics: my knee, partial acl tear, knee scoped
partial acl tear, knee scoped, medical asst: Scoped means sugery..endoscope through small holes using cameras. If you get it repaired there shouldn t be on going fluid build up in general. Technically a sprain is micro-tears..but I assumed you had a visible tear per MRI..ie partial tear ..so if it is...

Orthopedics: leg length difference, leg length discrepancy, ankle bones
leg length discrepancy, ankle bones, leg lengths: Kimberly I have several suggestions that might help you measure your leg length on your own. From your description of how you stand with your right leg, it sounds to me like you have one leg shorter than the other. Having one leg longer than the other...

Orthopedics: MRI SCAN OF THE LEFT KNEE., posterior cruciate ligament, lateral femoral condyle
posterior cruciate ligament, lateral femoral condyle, anterior cruciate ligament: The 5-6mm finding has nothing to do with the ACL. That defect is on the outside/back part of your femur bone at knee joint. An eraser head is about 4mm across I think. I think most orthos use transplants,then patellar tendon for ACL repairs. I would go with...

Orthopedics: muxcle pain, groin area, pain medication
groin area, pain medication, proper answer: Hi Janet Now I get a better idea of what you need to know. I think after five months out of surgery, it s a good idea to go back to the doctor and see if you can get extra physical therapy, see if the legs are the same length, and see if there is anything...

Orthopedics: noise after hip replacement, law suits, teaching hospitals
law suits, teaching hospitals, hip replacement: Dear Shirley First of all, when you hear the noise, do you feel anything moving in the hip? If you do, it may be that a muscle or tendon is slipping over the replacement and if that it the case, it will get better and eventually go away. If the above...

Orthopedics: Partial Thickness Tear of Scapholunate Ligament, ganglion cyst, radiocarpal articulation
ganglion cyst, radiocarpal articulation, sagittal images: Prarthit, You are looking at surgical repair. You have torn the ligament between to bones in your wrist (scaphoid and lunate)3.4.5.are saying that your bone joint surfaces are not aligned due to the tear/injury. There are many different types of procedures...

Orthopedics: Post-Fracture healing persistent pain 5th Metatarsal, jones fracture, regional pain syndrome
jones fracture, regional pain syndrome, ligament tears: Karthik, This is a Jones fracture and are classified by 3 types I, II, III..I m assuming she had type I as these are treated w cast. Usually it is 6-8 wks non wt bearing then 8-12 wks wt bearing with orthosis. It is not uncommon that you have delayed healing...

Orthopedics: Post Hip Replacement Muscle Pain, deep tissue massage, trigger point massage
deep tissue massage, trigger point massage, hip socket: Hi Eve Trigger point massage, is wonderful. I ve had it done in the past and I was shown how to do it on my own. So keep doing that. I tend to err on the side of caution and after only 8 weeks, I m a little concerned about going back to they gym so...

Orthopedics: possible (probable?) herniated disk, arthritis in the spine, tension headaches
arthritis in the spine, tension headaches, sore elbows: Nick, Xrays are okay..but won t tell you a whole lot in this case esp since you are 28..you really shouldn t have a lot of degenerative changes or arthritis in the spine or if you do..it is abnormal. Also xrays don t show you discs etc.. You need to get...

Orthopedics: Rib cage abnormality, pigeon chest, rib cage
pigeon chest, rib cage, sternum: D, It is probably just pectus carinatum or pigeon Chest . It is more common in boys and happens around 11-14 yrs. Not a whole lot to do unless it is severe enough to cause breathing or movement problems etc.. http://www.childrenshospital.org/az/Site698/mainpageS698P0.htm...

Orthopedics: slight groin and gluteus pain. Hip revision, groin pain, groin area
groin pain, groin area, hip revision: Hi Bryan Congratulations on doing so well after only four weeks! I tend to agree with you that the pain you have is due to muscles or tendons. Please give you doctor a call to let him know what is going on with your pain. It may be that he ll just...

Orthopedics: still having pain and cramps post THR, nerve damage, post op pain
nerve damage, post op pain, initial surgery: Bob It sounds to me as if you may have some nerve damage since your initial surgery was so hard. The physical activity you do now, at your job, can also be a big contributing factor to your pain. You need to discuss this with your surgeon and if you...

Orthopedics: TFCC tears, tfcc tear, tfcc tears
tfcc tear, tfcc tears, scar tissue: Vickie, I think you will need the surgery, but it just depends on how much pain and decreased function you have?...There is not going to be a set answer b/c there are so many variables w TFCC s and how they classify them. Palmer classifications class 1 (traumatic)...

Orthopedics: Ultrasound Diagnosis, ganglion cyst, ganglion cysts
ganglion cyst, ganglion cysts, soft tissue injuries: K, I suppose US could be used if the person doing it was exp w ganglion cysts. I have never ordered one and rarely an MRI in 17 yrs to dx just a Ganglion cyst. If you have some vague presentation and history of wrist pain, then most orthos would want an MRI...

Orthopedics: Wrist and thumb pain, cortisone injections, thumb pain
cortisone injections, thumb pain, accessory ossicle: Lynne, I guess you don t have to see the surgeon..they should have explained that you are seeing a surgeon to see if he thinks surgery would help the pain you are in, since you describe it as extreme . Accessory ossicles are nothing more than normal variants..ie...

Orthopedics: walking after hip replacement, hip replacment, ankle bone
hip replacment, ankle bone, leg length: Hi Lynn I am assuming that his first replacement was a cemented hip. Cemented hips were the best technology in the 70 s and used extensively in replacement surgery. Those last, as your husbands did, about 20 years or so. The only problem with those were...

Orthopedics: AVN in 14 yr old after hip fracture, hip replacement, avasular necrosis
hip replacement, avasular necrosis, femur: Hi and thanks for the question. I would look for another opinion as well. I have not heard of AV improving in other words 80% of the bone is no longer getting a blood supply and the bone will slowly die and crumble under pressure. I would if you haven t already...

Orthopedics: advice on pain ten years after hip replacement, change of weather, weather change
change of weather, weather change, orthopod: Hi Kathy I m not quite sure how his stomach bloating would connect with his pain issues unless he is having some sort of reaction to something he is taking for pain. A ten year old hip needs to be followed on a regular basis. If he has not been in touch...

Orthopedics: Bilateral hip replacement, new radio station, empty nester
new radio station, empty nester, bilateral hip: Kathie I m a bit younger than you, but not by much. I m 50. I am still working, but my life is changing because my children have both left the house for school within the past week. So I m now an empty nester. I know that my situation is not one which...

Orthopedics: having a bath, water spills, bath mats
water spills, bath mats, crutches: Mary Please do not take a bath until your doctor tells you that you are cleared to do so. My concern is the bending that needs to be done to get in and out of the tub after only six weeks post op. Most of the bodily positions to get into the tub are not...

Orthopedics: broken rt. humerus, shoulger, exercises
shoulger, exercises, total joint fitness: Hi Lance and thanks for the question. The shoulder and is funny joint and what I mean by that is it takes alot of work to get it back up to par. The fact that you are 38 will help in getting it back close to what it was but, there may always be some slight...

Orthopedics: buckle fracture left foot 16 monyh old, buckle fracture, would like your opinion
buckle fracture, would like your opinion, metatarsal head: Brenda, It will take some time, there s not much you will be able to explain to a 16 month old. While watching TV or something you may want to stretch leg and foot ie straight leg and gently move foot up and hold for 5 sec then down for 5 sec etc..bend leg,...

Orthopedics: complications due to swelling at cast removal, x ray tech, carpal tunnel symptoms
x ray tech, carpal tunnel symptoms, hand therapist: You have young looking hands for 52 :) At least the swelling makes it look like a teenagers hand!...w/o exam I think that is pretty much normal after wearing a cast for 6 wks and it should gradually get better.Try to keep it higher than your heart as much...

Orthopedics: complications due to swelling at cast removal, Fracture, total joint fitness
Fracture, total joint fitness, punta gorda: Hi and thanks for the question. I suspect with the details you gave us that the swelling could have been better managed. Its not unusual to see a hand or wrist swell for weeks after a fracture as for the most part the patient will have the in what is called...

Orthopedics: FEMURS, femur, fracture
femur, fracture, Punta Gorda: Thanks for the question. It can take quite a while for a femur fracture to heal. There is always some muscle wasting in the quadriceps or thigh muscles causing them to weaken. I suspect he received Physical Therapy for the leg. If he did they would have...

Orthopedics: Feeling anxious, rehab therapists, pool exercises
rehab therapists, pool exercises, exercise treadmill: Hi Maribel You are only two months out and still being on a cane is not unusual at that time. I think you are expecting too much of yourself. Even though THR surgery is elective , it is still major surgery and it can take up to three to six months to...

Orthopedics: Foot Injury, regional pain syndrome, foot fractures
regional pain syndrome, foot fractures, ligament tears: Yes on exercises turn inward hold for a few secs outward hold etc..x 5-10x then bend foot up like letting off of gas and hold then push down and hold etc then roll ankle etc.. would not wear any constricting pullover wraps. If ankle is weak and giving away...

Orthopedics: Foot pain after standing, tendons of the foot, long periods of time
tendons of the foot, long periods of time, chronic strain: Well first off I wouldn t go in with expectation that in one visit you will find out the diagnosis..it may take several visits or tests and or a referral to a specialist. You say it is never sore if you have not been standing...but then say it can be sore...

Orthopedics: buckle fracture left foot 16 monyh old
Orthopedics: buckle fracture left foot 16 monyh old

Orthopedics: TENAGE HIP REPLACEMENT, femoral epiphysis, hip fusion
Orthopedics: TENAGE HIP REPLACEMENT, femoral epiphysis, hip fusion, bone graft

Orthopedics: flip flops and normal gait, custom insoles, natural gait
custom insoles, natural gait, wal mart: Kim, That s an interesting question and I guess I never have really heard that. If you think about it we are born of course w/o shoes..ie we were made to really walk barefoot..similar as w flip flops. If you look at tribes across the world who walk barefoot...

Orthopedics: fluid buildup on knee after dislocation of patella, knee, patella
knee, patella, kneecap: Hello and thanks for the question. If the knee itself were dislocated that would have been quite an event as there is generally extensive damage to the knee structure and nerve supply. if in fact its the knee cap or patella the fluid should subside soon...

Orthopedics: fluid not in joint after surgery, Hip replacement, Pain joint replacement
Hip replacement, Pain joint replacement, total joint replacement: Thanks For the question Terry, Our bodies produce a fluid around each our joints called synovial fluid. It is our bodies way of providing a lubricant for the joints not only to help the joint operate smoothly, but also provides some nourishment as well. ...

Orthopedics: fracture of radial head, flexion movements, phisiotherapy
flexion movements, phisiotherapy, traumatic arthritis: Rahela, There are actually 4 diff kinds of radial head fx s. Most non-displaced/minimally displaced (ie the broken pieces are aligned normally)can be treated conservatively(ie w/o surgery) A light wt posterior splint and sling are applied w elbow flexed...

Orthopedics: fused heels, open reduction internal fixation, mr shaw
open reduction internal fixation, mr shaw, custom shoes: Pauly, Are you talking about fusing the joint above the heel bone (subtalar joint) this joint allows foot to turn inwards/outwards. For heel fractures (calcaneous) they typically may have to do something called ORIF open reduction internal fixation ie with...

Orthopedics: Heel Pain, knee bursitis, cortisone injection
knee bursitis, cortisone injection, heel spurs: Janie, Probably either a heel spur..(bone spur that grows on the bottom of the heel)puts pressure on tendon/nerves around the heel area. OR Plantar fasciitis..tendon on bottom of foot that gets inflammed and attaches at heel. Both can be very painful and...

Orthopedics: Hip Replacement, total hip, exercises
total hip, exercises: Hi Marion and thanks for the question. I would like think that you would be able to complete a straight leg lift by now. How much physical therapy have you received? The therapist should have you in good condition by now unless there are other circumstances...

Orthopedics: injury to hamstring...followup info, auto immune disorder, volunteer expert
auto immune disorder, volunteer expert, autonomic nervous system: Vicki, Yes the MRI can show acute injuries but also chronic injuries and or scar tissue. The question usually is okay she has an old tear etc..is it worth going in and trying to fix it or not..this depend on where and what kind of tear how the person is progressing...

Orthopedics: legs aching, congestive heart failure, peripheral artery disease
congestive heart failure, peripheral artery disease, peripheral artery disease pad: Sherry, Yes, I would ck with an internal med Dr. Ck for beginings of CHF congestive heart failure (which can cause swelling in the hands and feet, peripheral Artery disease (PAD), vein disease and kidney function. Depending on your risk factors age and genetics...

Orthopedics: Muscles after hip replacement, hip replacement, walking
hip replacement, walking, exercise: Hi Susan and thanks for the question. I see a lot of THR and TKR here in Florida they are popular here. I can tell you this you have had quite a bit of work done. I suspect you may be overdoing it somewhat. The walking is great you may have to go to an every...

Orthopedics: muscle tightness and soreness, muscle stiffness, uneven pavement
muscle stiffness, uneven pavement, sweet susan: Susan The way I look at it is this way. Is it possible that some of the pain we have is just due to aging? Yes, some of it is absolutely due the replacements. But I have many friends who just have started to feel aches and pains that are completely...

Orthopedics: very old fractures, fracture, arthritis
fracture, arthritis, heat: Thanks for the question. If there where fractures with the jaw or wrist an x-ray will show were there is an abundance of calcification build-up where the bones repaired themselves. When our bodies heal fractures it will always produce more bone then what...

Orthopedics: Post CMC Arthroplasty Tendon Problems, tendon graft, cmc arthroplasty
tendon graft, cmc arthroplasty, prescription pain meds: Jayne, See if you can copy/paste this link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B7CRN-4KYXHXG-2&_user=107229&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000008279&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=107229&md5=d2fd082bd547142002e701d9cb6a0415...

Orthopedics: Post surgical medial epicondyle release, medial epicondyle, close watch
medial epicondyle, close watch, appts: Theresa, You need to keep a close watch on it keep area clean and make your f/u appts. That is a great AB and hopefully will take care of it. Imanging studies wouldnt be all that helpful at this point. They may want to aspirate joint fluid ONLY if they feel...

Orthopedics: Post-Traumatic Avascular Necrosis, pediatric nephrologists, avascular necrosis
pediatric nephrologists, avascular necrosis, anderson clinic: Kelly I had AVN at age 14 resulting from the use of prednisone for a kidney transplant. It s been my experience that AVN is not a reversible illness and may become worse as she ages. You really need to get her to a place that specializes in this type...

Orthopedics: regarding backpain, back pain, exercises
back pain, exercises, Richard Haynes: Hi and thanks for the question. First of all I will always recommended that he try Physical therapy or some other type of conserative measure before considering surgery. Has he seen a specialist lately in regards to that question? Generally most want to get...

Orthopedics: right knee pain, tendonitis in the knee, richard haynes
tendonitis in the knee, richard haynes, knee pain: Hi Luke and thanks for the question. It sounds like you could have a case of tendonitis in the knee that is just a hunch however. ACL rehab has come a long way over the years. I would also check back with the therapist who assisted your rehab and who is...

Orthopedics: Stiff knee after hip replacem,ent, hip replacement, knee replacement
hip replacement, knee replacement, walking: Susan, I understand now regarding the knee flexion issue, Thank You. I do not feel the hip has anything to do at all with the flexion issue at he knee. I have never run across that before. So I say no on that issue. If it did I would bet it would have...

Orthopedics: Strange Wrists, richard haynes, unexplained problems
richard haynes, unexplained problems, congenital problem: Hi and thanks for the question. This does sound like a problem with your muscle flexor and extensor strength surrounding your wrist. Now if you had a full dislocation of the wrist that would be another matter as it would or could create nerve damage. I...

Orthopedics: Swelling in the right leg after Hip Surgery, leg muscles, pain meds
leg muscles, pain meds, pain in the leg: Charles Swelling can take up to three months to go away, and maybe longer depending on the difficulty of the surgery. That s completely normal. When the hip was put in the large muscles are cut to make room for the surgeon to operate and it takes a...

Orthopedics: sex after hip replacement, missionary style, upper thigh
missionary style, upper thigh, hip replacement: Hi Theresa If the pain is in your upper thigh, it probably is just muscular. Try and rest your leg with the knee facing out on a pillow that should help. You might also want to try another position with your mate entering you from behind. If I were...

Orthopedics: shoilder injures, subacromial decompression, supraspinatus tendon
subacromial decompression, supraspinatus tendon, dominant shoulder: Chris, Just based on info, and not actual exam etc..that is a fairly large SLAP tear, and socket (labrum)can effect joint mobility in general..so I would say that is the worse..but really hard to say as everybody is diff and there are many variables. The...

Orthopedics: shoulder injury, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, played sports: Hi Scott, thanks for the question. Well if you can move the shoulder in the directions you listed without pain I would rule out a rotator cuff tear. You may have have strained the rear deltoid or slightly torn the muscle. I would suspect you may have strained...

Orthopedics: TENAGE HIP REPLACEMENT, total hip replacement, rehab
total hip replacement, rehab, dislocation of hip: Hello, and thanks for the question. No doubt its highly unusual for someone as young as your daughter to have a joint replaced. I can tell you this with the advances in joint replacement today and the material they use in both hip replacements and knee...

Orthopedics: THR, mid section, hip replacement
mid section, hip replacement, muscle weakness: Joe It may be several things. If it is a nerve issue, it can take up to 18 months to heal. You might want to get a referral to a neurologist. Please have your surgeon check the length of your legs. If one leg is shorter than the other, your gait will...

Orthopedics: Thumb joint pain, range of motion exercises, carpal tunnel symptoms
range of motion exercises, carpal tunnel symptoms, carpometacarpal: Joan, This is not that uncommon..esp as we get older. The CMC joint carpometacarpal or basal joint..can wear down over the yrs and degenerative changes occur causing pain stiffness in the A.M but gets a little better as you use it. You can try biofreeze or...

Orthopedics: Transient hip pain after bi lateral hip replacement, Joint replacement, Punta Gorda Florida
Joint replacement, Punta Gorda Florida, hip: Hi Susan, thanks for the question. Depending on when the right knee TKR was completed its not unusal for tightness or some swelling in the thigh to continue up to a year after a joint replacement. There may be some nild edema or fluid in your thigh muscle...

Orthopedics: tibial osteotomy, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, strength thanks: Thanks for the question. I feel personally that its more allowing the incision to heal and getting the ROM as you indicated. Once the hardware is removed the bone should be rather solid. I can understand though not placing a tremendous amount of stress on...

Orthopedics: Achilles Injury, quadricep strain, achilles tendon
quadricep strain, achilles tendon: Thanks for the clarification. i would continue to do what I suggested earlier with the heat then stretch. Could be a quadricep strain which will heal on its own but the heat, stretching and, refraining from running right now will take care of it. Its...

Orthopedics: Ankle sprain injury, range of motion exercises, plaster cast
range of motion exercises, plaster cast, orthopedic doctor: It sounds like you are proactive with your rehab so that is good. other then the range of motion exercises I would try the following exercises for strength. Heel raises: Hold onto a surface with both hands and stand on tour toes elevating your heels as...

Orthopedics: C Section, vaginal birth, jamee
vaginal birth, jamee, hip surgery: Hi Jamee I had two sons, one was a vaginal birth and the other was a C section. The C section for me, in the way of stress, and easier on my body despite the surgery. During the vaginal birth, I was terrified that I would be put in a position that would...

Orthopedics: Foot injury / severe contractions, unbearable levels, petite female
unbearable levels, petite female, frantic efforts: Hi Amanda, I would advise you to go and start by seeing a local orthopedist. They can check it out then either refer you to a foot specialist if they cannot effectively tackle this. Your right your primary care doctor will not be able to help. ...

Orthopedics: Hip Pain in 29 yr old female, groin area, muscle attachments
groin area, muscle attachments, scar tissue: Hi Kay, Well it isn t skeletal thats for sure I suspect its simply muscle fascia inside the groin area which either gets strained or stretched in an awkward fashion. I understand with your exercise background you will be more flexible then most but...

Orthopedics: Hip Replacement Pain, groin area, nerve damage
groin area, nerve damage, hip surgery: Diana Nerve damage can take up to 18 months to heal. Four months is a relatively short time to bounce back from hip surgery. I would not push the sex at this time, and wait the four months to see if he improves, as your doctor suggests. Sharo...

Orthopedics: Hip replacement, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, hip replacement: Christine, I have not heard of muscle being removed after a hip replacement. Muscle along with its tendons etc... are used to help secure the replacement. Without muscle you will not be able to strengthen the area or move the hip and leg functionally...

Orthopedics: Hip replacement-putting on sock, lower chest, dangerous game
lower chest, dangerous game, degree angle: Bill You are playing a dangerous game putting on your socks in that manner. Even though you say you are not going over a 90 degree angle, if you are lowering your chest to your upraised knee, my guess is that you are going over a 90 degree angle and putting...

Orthopedics: hip resurface, good fitness, prosthesis
good fitness, prosthesis, dislocation: Hi Deb If you are active, I would suggest staying with a larger cup, but your doctor really should answer that for sure, as he would be the one who has the most knowledge. It s my belief that the smaller cups do not leave as much of a margin for error...

Orthopedics: hip surgery with pins, hip prosthesis, hip surgery
hip prosthesis, hip surgery, x rays: Sue The surgeon will check to see if the hip is stable by X rays. Her pain may be due to the fact that her muscles have been cut to allow for placement of the hip prosthesis and that takes time to heal. Make sure her surgeon knows of the pain and is giving...

Orthopedics: hip surgery with pins, hip fracture, physical therapy
hip fracture, physical therapy: Hi Sue, Yes the surgeon can only determine with x-rays that the pins are fine and that the surrounding bone healing . I have seen patients like your mom in the past after a fracture in the hip from a fall for instance and I can tell you that the discomfort...

Orthopedics: intramedullary calcification, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, term outlook: Hi Vicki, This is something you do not hear about often. It involves the marrow inside the bone and the fact that the blood supply has been compromised. Check out: http://www.netwellness.org/question.cfm/69075.htm This may give you something to...

Orthopedics: Knee paine, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, orthopedic doctor: Renee If you went to a GP AKA a family doctor they will be of no help. have you been to an orthopedic doctor? If you haven t I suggest you go and have them check your knee. If you have been to an orthopedic doctor I suggest try another. An orthopedic...

Orthopedics: knee crepitus evolution, knee crepitus, quadriceps tendon
knee crepitus, quadriceps tendon, richard haynes: G.M. The crepitus sound may be with you for some time if not permanently. That sound though it may not sound good if it does not hinder the operation of the knee or cause severe pain I would not be too concerned as the surgeon indicates. In time we...

Orthopedics: Leg length difference, shoe repair shop, different shoes
shoe repair shop, different shoes, beach person: Joanne Unfortunately I do not know the intracacies of surgery so I can t address what happened to make the leg longer. I will say that I also have a larger cup in one leg for the same purpose, to stop dislocations, and so far I have not dislocated with...

Orthopedics: LRR, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, menisectomy: Hi Jill, Are you using a cane? If not you may want to use one to help take some stress off the leg. If you are then I would continue until you see a physical therapist. Why the delay in PT? Generally the sooner you get started with them the better....

Orthopedics: Pain 2 years post THR, hip pain, femoral nerve
hip pain, femoral nerve: Rick, If the surgeon who replaced the hip has x-rayed the hip and sees no changes in the prosthesis itself then you can rule out that the joint itself is causing the pain. Being its two years after the surgery it could be due to your gait or the...

Orthopedics: Back Pain, compression fracture, bulging disc
compression fracture, bulging disc, going to the doctor: Lauren..Well there are 33 vert s. in our spine..I m guessing you are talking about lowback? L3-L5 are common locations of back pain. ie there are 5 Lumbar vert. Hopefully she just sprained her back..ie stretched the ligaments that are around the vert s. ...

Orthopedics: Pain after calcaneal fracture, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, heel spur: Hi Tammy, Try getting a gel-pad of some kind if you have not already Like a Dr. Scholls pad for instance. You may also have an actual heel spur or an are where you have a build up of calcuim from the fracture site and it may need to be cut down...

Orthopedics: Pain in the Knee at Night, orthopedic doctor, pain in the knee
orthopedic doctor, pain in the knee, random days: Hi Cynthia, Its hard to determine what could be causing the pain unless a full examination was done. Do you recall twisting your knee for instance? At 18 years of age of course they would not give you that pain without possibly some event that may...

Orthopedics: post hip surgery pain, rt hip, right on target
rt hip, right on target, water exercises: Margaret, I tend to agree with your surgeon. Full healing can take up to one year. If you push yourself too hard, you will be in pain and more importantly, you can cause yourself injury and thus push back your recovery. The cementless hips are wonderful...

Orthopedics: RE: My heel spur, cortisone shot, richard haynes
cortisone shot, richard haynes, punta gorda florida: Hi Noriya, I would suggest that if this pain is giving you trouble you describe, I would go and see an orthopedist and they can determine whether surgery or a cortisone shot or some other option is available. The doctor may or could refer you to someone...

Orthopedics: Shoulder pain 10weeks post-op arthroscope, dorsal compartment, subacromial decompression
dorsal compartment, subacromial decompression, rt shoulder: No specific tests really ..it is usually a diagnosis of exclusion and history. (ie exclude other things rotator tear, etc..) You also may have a bicepital groove tendonitis or tear..this causes pain in front of shoulder and with lifting arm in front of body....

Orthopedics: severe upper arm fracture, broken arm, fracture
broken arm, fracture, rehabilitation: Hi Catherine, It is not unheard of that when a fracture occurs like you have suffered that an area is slow to heal. I can only speak from from a physical therapy standpoint as I am not an orthopedic surgeon. It sounds like your consultant is holding...

Orthopedics: sore feet after walking, foot pain, tendons
foot pain, tendons, fitness: Hi Bud, Well I would not go as far as to say you are to old though running can be rough on our bodies over the years due to the compressive forces. If you have not switched shoes recently and have been running with these fitted shoes before without...

Orthopedics: thigh pain after hip replacement, hip replacement, pain
hip replacement, pain, hip exercises: Hello Susan, The pain you are you are having for the most part is normal. I am sure you have had a check-up since July and the surgeon will X-ray the hip to ensure the prosthesis is locked in properly. With that said, The muscular discomfort with hips...

Orthopedics: unstable loose knees, ligament tear, richard haynes
ligament tear, richard haynes, cartilage damage: Bobby, I do not think you have a torn ligament from what you are describing BUT if you have any questions go see a local orthopedic surgeon they may be able to do several manual or hands on test to rule out a ligament tear or an MRI if needed but...

Orthopedics: warmth on side of butt after hip surgery, hip pain, back pain
hip pain, back pain, dislocated hip: Edith, If you had dislocated your hip that was replaced you would no doubt know it. It would be extremely painful and you would not be able to move at all. In that case 911 would have to be called and you would be transported to the local ER to have it...

Orthopedics: ankle sprain injury, range of motion exercise, carpal tunnel symptoms
range of motion exercise, carpal tunnel symptoms, ligament tears: You should get an MRI at this point to rule out any muscle/tendon or ligament tears..I have never heard of hot water treatment and oil massage for this type of thing? Biofreeze or orthogel is what I and most PT s recommend. Are you seeing a board certified...

Orthopedics: broken bones, different types of fractures, types of fractures
different types of fractures, types of fractures, broken bones: Harry, Thats really difficult to answer because there are many different types of fractures..there are 7 main types..also it could depend on what bone is broken, health of the person, age etc.. However, the bone does release more calcium to the broken area...

Orthopedics: when cold extreme pain from knee to ankle, orthopedic doctor, richard haynes
orthopedic doctor, richard haynes, punta gorda florida: Hi, They the orthopedic doctor can check her hip and knee and surrounding area. Her age however its unusual that theres a problem in those areas unless she has had something going on since birth or hurt her leg in some sporting event. Its a longshot...

Orthopedics: copular tunnel, transverse carpal ligament, richard haynes
transverse carpal ligament, richard haynes, fitness function: Hi Mick I suspect you are talking about carpal tunnel or also known as CTS. It affects our hands and wrist but primarily the hand on the side the CTS is involved. Its an inflammation of the Transverse carpal ligament. Please read the link I have attached...

Orthopedics: cortisone injection, cortisone injections, cortisone shots
cortisone injections, cortisone shots, cortisone shot: Hi Angie, I am unable to help you in regards to where you can get a cheap visit in your area. You will have to look further on the net to research that or make a few calls. I would however have the knee checked out by an orthopedic doctor before you...

Orthopedics: Femoral Neck Surgery, mini squats, richard haynes
mini squats, richard haynes, groin pain: Hi Greta, Well it sounds like you are doing the exercises that need to be done until your doctor gives you full clearance to get more aggressive. Avoid right now things like partial mini-squats,leg extensions that will torque the area, I see you are...

Orthopedics: Femoral Neck surgery/rehab, bone calcification, groin strain
bone calcification, groin strain, richard haynes: Hi Greta, Depending on your age and if you do not have any type of medical problem that does not allow proper bone calcification bone in this area will start to show knitting in 4-6 weeks. This also depends on the type of fracture etc.... The bone...

Orthopedics: when cold extreme pain from knee to ankle, cool breeze, cold feet
Orthopedics: when cold extreme pain from knee to ankle, cool breeze, cold feet, growing pains

Orthopedics: Hip pain at night for no apparant reason?, hipbone, aleve
Orthopedics: Hip pain at night for no apparant reason?, hipbone, aleve, left leg

Orthopedics: Leg length difference, kid sports, x ray
Orthopedics: Leg length difference, kid sports, x ray, no worries

Orthopedics: Hip pain at night for no apparant reason?, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, gi problems: Hi Robert, Hard to say. If there is no obvious swelling or pain when you walk try a heating pad in the area once or twice a day if possible, certainly before going to bed and see what happens. If you can and are able take some sort of over the counter...

Orthopedics: Knee Surgery, patellar tendon tear, medial meniscus
patellar tendon tear, medial meniscus, medial retinaculum: It is called a tendonesis and can be quite effective, so can VMO exercises after it s done. He still needs to address the MM tear if it progresses, the other injuries will probably go away on there own but will need secondary support rehab to take up the slack...

Orthopedics: Knee Tendonitis, knee tendonitis, moist towel
knee tendonitis, moist towel, dance season: Hi Mel, The best anti-inflammatory is ice, then I would rest it as much as possible. When using ice, take a warm moist towel and wrap it around a ziplock bag filled with ice to mitigate the shock and keep it on the effected area for 10 minutes every hour...

Orthopedics: Leg length difference, custom orthotics, richard haynes
custom orthotics, richard haynes, punta gorda florida: Hi Michelle, You could go to a shop that builds custom orthotics and they will construct a heel for the right shoe to even the discrepancy. I would check with either a local orthopedic doctor or podiatrist for further information about who in your...

Orthopedics: back pain, williams flexion exercises, disc protrusion
williams flexion exercises, disc protrusion, richard haynes: Hi Enes I would ask the physical therapist for some exercises that will help with the mild disc protrusion that you have along with some stretching exercises for the back. they may have issued you some already they may be williams flexion exercises or...

Orthopedics: shoulder, slap lesion, supraspinatus muscle
slap lesion, supraspinatus muscle, torn rotator cuff: I would still get an MRI, you can still have pretty good ROM etc with a rotator cuff tear or SLAP lesion..especially if you are athletic, young and in good shape etc..You want to find out if there is any damage before you start using it a lot more etc....

Orthopedics: shoulder, mri arthrogram, richard haynes
mri arthrogram, richard haynes, punta gorda florida: Hi Jessica, It sounds like a situation where overuse is involved. Its not uncommon to see this and surgery in most cases is not something strongly considered at this time. Generally a conservative treatment protocol with exercise is in order at first...

Orthopedics: Tibia Plateau Fracture & Rehab, external fixator, richard haynes
external fixator, richard haynes, punta gorda florida: Hi Jennifer, Well that may be the case that manipulation may be needed. Who told you that the PT or surgeon? Unless the surgeon highly recommends manipulation I would wait until I am full weight bearing ton that leg before I get it done. Thats my opinion...

Orthopedics: Transient synovitis@Hip, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, final diagnosis: Hi Sonia, The actual causes of this is unknown to be quite honest. It has been reported that it may be due to a virus or an allergic reaction to an infection somewhere in the body. That may be the reason your son was given the antibiotics. This occurs...

Orthopedics: think i cut my pinky tendon., flexor tendon, tetnus shot
flexor tendon, tetnus shot, hand surgeon: William, Yes it sounds like you might have severed your flexor tendon. I would go to the ER for a referral to a ortho hand surgeon and also so you can be started on antibiotics and get a tetnus shot. They will need to reattach tendon--(same day surgery kind...

Orthopedics: want to do dance class after hip replacement, best aerobic exercise, pool aerobics
best aerobic exercise, pool aerobics, impact aerobics: Ms. Fran You are a wonderful testament to total hip replacements. Congratulations, I wish I was as active as you are! The best aerobic exercise you can do, without impact is swimming. You have to be careful with water aerobics because even though you...

Orthopedics: wrist, cts surgery, carpal tunnel symptoms
cts surgery, carpal tunnel symptoms, professional ice: Lorraine, Typically it is from some type of inury or trauma to the bone.(you don t say what bone) Bone is hard but it is still living tissue so it can bruise. Did you fall on hand/wrist?..not a lot to do for that other than time and NSAIDs. I wouldn t think...

Orthopedics: 10 YR OLD W/KNEE INJURY, t rush, meniscus
t rush, meniscus, age thanks: Degeneration IS typically associated with age..(there are other factors)but really that is just because they have had more time for the joint to undergo more wear and tear over the years,however in some young athletes like this the wear and tear can be greatly...

Orthopedics: ankle pain, soft tissue injury, richard haynes
soft tissue injury, richard haynes, punta gorda florida: Hi Sarah, She could have had a slight sprain with the ankle minor enough however to not cause serious pain or swelling. There are several classifications of sprains. Its tough to say otherwise what could be the problem. If x-rays are negative if anything...

Orthopedics: ankle sprin, tendon achilles, richard haynes
tendon achilles, richard haynes, punta gorda florida: Hi Ashish, You should have some physiotherapy to work on strengthening the ankle and surrounding muscles and work on your balance and proprioception skills on the ankle before returning to sport related activities. if you return too fast you will re-injure...

Orthopedics: Carpal Tunnel, carpal tunnel release, conservative measures
carpal tunnel release, conservative measures, scar tissue: Diana, It is fairly uncommon especially in the USA to have to have carpal tunnel surgery at such a young age from just repetitive use?. Did/do you have any risk factors such as diabetes, hypothyroid, auto-immune problems? I would get an internal medicine...

Orthopedics: Chronic pain and current prognosis, core decompression, colonectomy
core decompression, colonectomy, proctectomy: Brit, My AVN was also a result of extended prednisone usage and the first thing I would like you to do is to see if your rheumatologist suggests that you go on a medication like Fosamax which will build bone mass. My concern though is that your stomach problems...

Orthopedics: calf and groin pain, restless leg syndrome, intermittent claudication
restless leg syndrome, intermittent claudication, groin pain: Michele, What you are describing is a problem that will confront most not all knee replacement patients. The standing still will produce discomfort until the muscles have developed more strength to stand in a static position. The time that it will...

Orthopedics: chest/abdomen pain, carpal tunnel symptoms, gallbladder disorders
carpal tunnel symptoms, gallbladder disorders, abdomen pain: Jeremy, You probably need to rule out any liver/gallbladder disorders as they also reside in this location as well as pleurisy. But it could be a musculoskeletal problem based on your information. It sounds like costochondritis as this can be brought on by...

Orthopedics: Deep Muscle Contusion (Crush Injury), richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, crush injury: Hi Tony, The hematoma will more then likely take 2-3 weeks to clear maybe longer depending on its size etc... If you do not have any other symptoms in the leg or anywhere else in the body then you may not need top see a specialist on this injury. However...

Orthopedics: elbow pain, elbow specialist, carpal tunnel symptoms
elbow specialist, carpal tunnel symptoms, lateral epicondylitis: Lynn, You don t say medial or lateral but you have been through it all..even PLT injections..you must be in or around a university hospital. You have been treated with all the usual things and more. I would disagree w your % of success. I think most studies...

Orthopedics: exercise, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, leg cramps: Hi jacqueline, There could be several reasons. 1. Not warming up properly. 2. Working too hard. In other words not conditioned properly to bike the amount of time or distance you are completing. 3. If you are doing all the above properly, seat...

Orthopedics: Deep Muscle Contusion (Crush Injury), burning sensation, hematoma
Orthopedics: Deep Muscle Contusion (Crush Injury), burning sensation, hematoma, surgical intervention

Orthopedics: Hip replacemnt surgery, replacement joints, bone replacement
Orthopedics: Hip replacemnt surgery, replacement joints, bone replacement, cold weather

Orthopedics: Knee pain after broken femur, torn meniscus, thigh muscle
Orthopedics: Knee pain after broken femur, torn meniscus, thigh muscle, problem thanks

Orthopedics: Pain in hand (ring finger), laptop
Orthopedics: Pain in hand (ring finger), laptop

Orthopedics: scaphoid fracture, avascular necrosis
Orthopedics: scaphoid fracture, avascular necrosis

Orthopedics: Tilted pelvis after THR, pain in the groin area, pain in the groin
Orthopedics: Tilted pelvis after THR, pain in the groin area, pain in the groin, lumbar sprain

Orthopedics: fracture, proximal phalanx, linear line
proximal phalanx, linear line, c walking: Michelle, Yes occult means kind of hidden..so there is probably some evidence a little linear line on the xray or something. Usually a walking boot is used, feet bones can be aggravating b/c walking can cause some pain etc..may be 4-6 wks. http://www.carpal-tunnel-symptoms.co...

Orthopedics: Hip bursitus, hip bursitus, hip bursitis
hip bursitus, hip bursitis, richard haynes: Hi James, Thanks for the question. Has the surgeon mentioned or tried a cortisone shot? Most have at this point and you may be well beyond those at this time. I suspect your bursitis is being caused by your gait or walking pattern and/or muscular weakness...

Orthopedics: Hip pinning., cruthes, muscle atrophy
cruthes, muscle atrophy, fractured hip: Ashley If you are in pain I would suggest using the crutches. You may do more damage by not using them. As far as your limp, this may be due to a leg length difference, muscle atrophy or just that you need more time healing. Your surgery was major...

Orthopedics: Hip Replacement Surgery, hip replacement surgery, physical shape
hip replacement surgery, physical shape, hip replacement: Lori Depending on the type of prosthesis the surgeon uses, that will determine the type of exercise you can do post operation. You will have specific guidlines on what positions your body can be put into and which positions to avoid after your surgery....

Orthopedics: Hip replacemnt surgery, hip replacement surgery, replacement surgeries
hip replacement surgery, replacement surgeries, bone replacement: Smita Cold weather will sometimes give THR patients a bit of trouble by increasing the amount pain they are in. Just have him dress warm and keep moving. If he has pain, an electric heating pad ma soothe his pain. I don t think it s improper blood...

Orthopedics: hurting wrist, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, wrist bone: Hi Lacreshia, Well it could be. There are times when x-rays are done and when they are read something may have not been picked up by the doctor on the film, or the picture itself was not the best quality. I feel if it was something serious it would...

Orthopedics: Knee pain after broken femur, broken femur, local doctors
broken femur, local doctors, abnormal position: Hi Rebecca, I can tell you from breaking my own femur in the past that it sounds as if it is normal at this point. I do not think at this time from a physical therapy stand point that you need to take a half day off to check it out. Have you gone...

Orthopedics: knee pain/swelling following fall, soft tissue damage, richard haynes
soft tissue damage, richard haynes, punta gorda florida: Hi Phyllis, After 12 days you should start seeing some improvement with pain and swelling. You are doing the right thing by elevating and using ice and heat. Gently moving the knee with flexing and extending to keep its mobility is good so that it...

Orthopedics: Lump Around Incision, scar tissue, orthopod
scar tissue, orthopod, hi bob: Hi Bob Although you may be feeling fine, seven weeks is not a long time into your recovery. Have you asked your doctor what the lump is due to? It may be that you are still swollen from surgery, or it may be scar tissue. If it is the prosthesis,...

Orthopedics: Medial Knee Pain, medial epicondyle, medial meniscus
medial epicondyle, medial meniscus, richard haynes: Chris, Could have some sort of problem with the medial meniscus when you mention the fact it is giving you problems when weight bearing with the knee flexed. your pain being in its location above the joint line also could be a case of bursitis. It...

Orthopedics: MRI Wrist, poor blood supply, micro traumas
poor blood supply, micro traumas, therapeutic ultrasound: Hi Nicole, Very good question, the MRI isn t sensitive enough to pick up many hairline fractures, periosteal tearing or other micro traumas. A bone SPECT will. Depending on where you live, this may or may not be available. Regardless, it will not make a...

Orthopedics: MRI of the Wrist, ligament damage, tfcc tear
ligament damage, tfcc tear, carpal bone: Nicole, Some times bone bruises can take a long time to heal , especially if they are being reaggravated some how, but what you need to rule out is if there is any ligament damage..(ie tears)The most common one is a TFCC tear of the wrist(google this) caused...

Orthopedics: Pain in hand (ring finger), richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, hand specialist: Brandan, I am not quite sure what it could be either at this time with the information you have provided. I would however go see a hand specialist as soon as you can to get this resolved and get some intelligent information from someone that works primarily...

Orthopedics: pain after total hip replacement 1 year 3 months post -op, moist heating pad, cortisone shot
moist heating pad, cortisone shot, broken ribs: Hi Mike, I would start with trying a heating pad for 30 minutes several times a day if you have the availability of a good moist heating pad and the time depending on your schedule. I would also make sure that you do not have the pain being referred...

Orthopedics: patella removal surgery, fracture fragments, horizontal fracture
fracture fragments, horizontal fracture, vertical incision: Hi Sandeep, The time frame as far as how long it will take to bend his knee will depend on a couple of things. 1. How hard he works at it, in other words how diligent he is to do his exercises. 2. pain control if he has any. have him try a moist...

Orthopedics: Right hip/groin pain, hip groin pain, groin area
hip groin pain, groin area, diagnostician: Nikki The short answer is yes, it could be early signs of arthritis or AVN. But I am not a diagnostician, nor a doctor. I feel terrible that you do not have insurance, but clearly the only way to get a clear cut diagnosis is to see a doctor. ...

Orthopedics: Shoulder Pain, vp shunt, broken ankles
vp shunt, broken ankles, peritoneal cavity: Sara, I would see an ortho. and probably seek an MRI if pain is not improving to make sure there are not any muscles tears or labrum tears(the socket part of the joint) due to the dislocation. Usually exercises are recommended first to tighten up the rotator...

Orthopedics: Shoulder Trauma Drama, small animal medicine, shoulder trauma
small animal medicine, shoulder trauma, pain tolerance: Hi Sarah Unfortunately I am not an expert in shoulder injuries, but i ll take a stab here. But before I even broach this, let me preface it with the suggsetion that you see an orthopd, not a general practictioner. My gut reaction is that you had a shoulder...

Orthopedics: Slipped Disk, stretching exercises, burning sensation
stretching exercises, burning sensation, stretching exercise: Hi Steve, Your questions entails alot. To answer them briefly however if its a slipped disc you may have off/on problems with it depending on your activities. I would recommend you work on your extension exercises each day maybe 10 reps of standing back...

Orthopedics: scaphoid fracture, avascular necrosis, navicular fractures, carpal tunnel symptoms
navicular fractures, carpal tunnel symptoms, ortho surgeons: Gloria, Unfortunately, this sometimes occurs with scaphoid or navicular fractures..even if the treatment was the best. Due to the rather unique blood supply of this funny shaped little bone in our wrist,the blood supply gets compromised and bone death AVN...

Orthopedics: surgery, chronic pain patient, short term solutions
chronic pain patient, short term solutions, richard haynes: Hi Frank, Your answer will depend on how much of the pain and discomfort you can handle. How will affect your activities of daily living? Also it depends on the type of surgery you are having on your hip. If the hip was to be replaced it would not be...

Orthopedics: Tilted pelvis after THR, tilted pelvis, staples
tilted pelvis, staples, ankle bone: Nikki Most adults have a difference of about a quarter of an inch and eventually they compensate normally with that. In order to ascertain if you have a true difference in length, you will have to wait until your surgery on your second leg is done and...

Orthopedics: Total Knee Replacement Problem, quadricep muscles, thigh muscles
quadricep muscles, thigh muscles, knee replacements: Hi Joy, Have you discussed this in detail with your Physical Therapist? I do not mean to answer with a basic question like this but after working with knee replacements for 14 years these are questions that your PT should be keeping you informed with....

Orthopedics: total hip replacement plus hip dislocation, hip dislocation, midline
hip dislocation, midline, dislocations: Carla I m so sorry to hear of your dislocation. I m surprised that you dislocated in bed. I have done that in the past too but I crossed the midline and that is what caused the dislocation. Did you move the wrong way, or cross your midline? What caused...

Orthopedics: turned ankle, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, good health: Hi Betty, Thats a tough one to answer. If she is still able to walk on her ankle then she has not seriously damaged it. Other then bruising in her foot that caused it to give it the blue color I am not sure why it turned red from the ankle up. I...

Orthopedics: Upcoming Knee Surgery, cortisone shot, cartilage damage
cortisone shot, cartilage damage, knee surgeries: Amanda, In very severe cases of chondromalacia patellar or in cases that don t respond to nonoperative measures, surgery may be the best treatment. However, before doing surgery, generally a CAT Scan is done to find out the exact type of malalignment and...

Orthopedics: Upcoming Knee Surgery, range of motion exercises, cortisone shot
range of motion exercises, cortisone shot, richard haynes: Hi Amanda, With this type of surgery I would expect your recovery after surgery to move rather quickly. Plica is something really our knees no longer need. They are left over from the development stage while in the embryo. You should with physical...

Orthopedics: a year later, some groin pinching, pain in the groin, orthopod
pain in the groin, orthopod, original hip: Hi Susan Congratulations on your surgery! You ll find that with hip surgery, although you are out of pain, you have to remember that the prosthesis is not your original hip. You may have aches and pains, but remember too that as we age normally we all...

Orthopedics: 3 months constant lower back pain, Toman, Punta Gorda
Toman, Punta Gorda, Orthopedic: Barbara, First of all I am sorry that you are having to deal with this! It sounds horrible. Back pain is the #1 or #2 cause of missed work and school and activities. I have heard many people with the same story that you have so vividly detailed above....

Orthopedics: Bottle of shampoo fell on my foot, Foot, Fracture
Foot, Fracture, Orthopedic: Jason, If you have persistent or progressive pain in your foot, it may be a good idea to have it checked out. It is very unlikely that you have anything other than a contusion of your foot, unless you had a huge full bottle fall from a pretty good height....

Orthopedics: broken femur, spiral fracture, spiral fractures
spiral fracture, spiral fractures, quadricep muscles: Kimberlee, Spiral fractures indicate rather severe trauma, so it will take many months 6-12 mos to improve. I think the average time a rod(AKA Femur nail,intramedullary Rod or nail)is left in place is about 18 mos. Some may be left in longer or shorter depending...

Orthopedics: Chronic Dislocations after THR, stress fractures, anderson clinic
stress fractures, anderson clinic, community hospitals: Lynn I can hear the frustration in your voice. In Boston, there is a doctor, Dr. Thomas Einhorn. If you have not yet seen him, go see him. He is one of the best in the field. My dislcations were due to a small cup. The cup was too small and because...

Orthopedics: chronic pain 13 years after hip replacement, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, pain 13: Hi Sue, The pain may be coming from his back. Possibly referred pain. I am sure one of the professionals have looked into that however. Have you had his surgeon or an orthopedic give you a shot at physical therapy for another opinion? Someone knows...

Orthopedics: Hip and lower back pain, hip dysplacia, hip pain
Orthopedics: Hip and lower back pain, hip dysplacia, hip pain, undergoing treatment

Orthopedics: Hip replacement, back strengthing exercises, hip replacement
Orthopedics: Hip replacement, back strengthing exercises, hip replacement, gait

Orthopedics: Hip Chairs, hip replacement surgery, wing chair
hip replacement surgery, wing chair, medical store: Jack I don t believe you need to buy the chair. I have never used one and I ve had many surgeries. It would be beneficial if you had a chair that was high, or a firm pillow to put on a kitchen chair. Sitting on a low chair is not good You might also...

Orthopedics: Hip inversion, orthopedist, ob gyn
orthopedist, ob gyn, pelvis: Nicole If I were you, I would first speak with your OB/GYN to see if he feels that your hip problem will be an issue if you get pregnant. He would be the one to make the decision of which method of birth is best for you. In any case, you always need...

Orthopedics: Hip and lower back pain, hip dysplasia, lower back pain
hip dysplasia, lower back pain, physical appearance: Laura I would bet that most of your other pain is a result of your hip problem. When your hips hurt, that throws off your gait and when your gait is thrown off, you will experience pain in your back, and pelvis and your knees. Your shoulders can also be...

Orthopedics: Hip replacement, muscular pain, extra pressure
muscular pain, extra pressure, bone pain: Jane At six weeks post op you are very early into the healing stage. Normally full recovery can take up to 8 months or more. My guess is that your pain is coming due to the fact that you are not walking correctly yet and due to your gait being off, your...

Orthopedics: Hip replacemnt surgery, mini squats, richard haynes
mini squats, richard haynes, punta gorda florida: Shurti, I would first suggest he eats plenty of protein. He must eat protein to make the muscles strong. Its needed to help the muscles grow and strengthen. The muscles crave protein along with the rest of our body. To answer what exercises to do will...

Orthopedics: Hip replacemnt surgery, hip replacement surgery, replacement surgeries
hip replacement surgery, replacement surgeries, bone replacement: Smita Cold weather will sometimes give THR patients a bit of trouble by increasing the amount pain they are in. Just have him dress warm and keep moving. If he has pain, an electric heating pad ma soothe his pain. I don t think it s improper blood...

Orthopedics: hip pinning surgery, hip, orthopaedic
hip, orthopaedic, orthopedic: Sir, First of all I would like to say that I am sorry that you are having to deal with this problem. It sounds as though you sustained a hip fracture and then had it repaired. Depending on the type of instruments used for the repair, you may have symptoms....

Orthopedics: hip pinnining surgery, leg length discrepancy, gait pattern
leg length discrepancy, gait pattern, richard haynes: Hi Purushotham, Its not unusual after a surgery involving the hip that you may have some pain that has developed elsewhere when walking or standing for prolonged periods of time. It generally is in your gait or walking mechanics that is causing the...

Orthopedics: why is my hip popping, hip replacement, x ray
hip replacement, x ray, six months: Misty I always err on the side of caution and if you are troubled enough by this development to ask the question on the internet, I would suggest you have your doctor look at you. I don t think anyone is qualified enough to answer your question on the...

Orthopedics: hip replacement on 2/26/09, orthopedist, gut reaction
orthopedist, gut reaction, major surgery: Carol Eight weeks out of a THR, even in a perfect surgery is not a long time. I m glad that you have healed so well but you may have pushed the envelope a bit with the dancing. My gut reaction is that you pulled a muscle, or damaged the soft tissue....

Orthopedics: hip replacement and pregnancy, rita rita, hip replacements
rita rita, hip replacements, financial constraints: Rita You can get pregnant after the surgery but you should make sure you have had enough time to heal. Pregnancy is hard on the muscles and you may even have to have a C section. You have to be sure you do not gain too much weight as gaining over...

Orthopedics: hip revision / good surgeon, hight blood pressure, worst case scenario
hight blood pressure, worst case scenario, anderson clinic: Betty Congratulations for your THR lasting so long! You are very lucky. The worst case scenario I see is that if put this off too long, and god forbid you fall, you could do some real damage to yourself. If you are in good shape, and it certainly sounds...

Orthopedics: jammed finger, Orthopaedic, Punta Gorda
Orthopaedic, Punta Gorda, drtoman: Sandra, First of all i am sorry that you are having to deal with this injury. As far as fingers go, they are often just jammed or sprained but unfortunately they can take a long time to recover. The tissues around the finger joints tend to retain there...

Orthopedics: Knee Pain, Knee pain, ACL
Knee pain, ACL, MCL: Sandy, It sounds like you had a fantastic result with a very extensive procedure. In the United States, these types of grafts were tried and were found to fail early and lead to significant joint irritation because of debris from the graft material itself....

Orthopedics: Knee repacement issue, scar tissue formation, state of contraction
scar tissue formation, state of contraction, amswer: Hi Randy, You may developed adhesions in the quadriceps in other words scar tissue formation developed. It sounds as if from my experience that the PTs are attacking the problem as they should. Massage and heat are generally what is given prior to stretching...

Orthopedics: knee replacement problem, leg length discrepancy, richard haynes
leg length discrepancy, richard haynes, punta gorda florida: Hi, Its not common to see such a discrepancy after a knee replacement. If you do see a leg length discrepancy you would see it after a hip replacement. However I am sure there are cases where this has taken place no doubt due to other factors. The...

Orthopedics: How long Leg wedge pillow after the surgery?, leg wedge pillow, body pillow
leg wedge pillow, body pillow, long leg: Kusum There is no reason to get rid of the wedge pillow. It is a guard to use until the person is ready to give it up. The problem with the wedge pillow is that you can only sleep on your back while using it, so people like to get rid of it as fast as...

Orthopedics: Multiple hip revisions, hip revisions, anderson clinic
hip revisions, anderson clinic, prescription bottle: Jennie I am so sorry that your husband is going through this pain. As someone who has had multiple dislocations, my heart goes out to him. I would suggest getting your husband to one of the larger hospitals that deal with multiple problems. The hospital...

Orthopedics: Neck Noise, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, grating: Hi Cindy, Possibly, to answer your question. if you decide to pursue that option though find someone that treats necks in orthopaedics. Some of them treat only hips and knees for instance. Some only treat backs, Most will not treat backs. With your...

Orthopedics: Nephew's broken elbow, has dead bone, drtoman.com, puna Gorda
drtoman.com, puna Gorda, Elbow: Joey, Sorry that your nephew is having to deal with this. It sounds like he may have Avascular Necrosis or an osteochondral lesion to one of the bones of the elbow. The good news is that children have an amazing potential to heal and to deal with orthopaedic...

Orthopedics: need your advice, soft tissue mass, bone lesion
soft tissue mass, bone lesion, mri report: Babak, Please clarify :There is a small hole on right feet (10 cm upper knee) Your MRI report is basically Normal..you have some probable age related changes (degenerative changes)which we all will have as we age, so if you are 40 this would be expected...

Orthopedics: Back Pain, Back pain, Orthopedic
Back pain, Orthopedic, Orthopaedic: Nick, It sounds like your back pain has really affected your quality of life. Sorry you are having to go through this. The standard algorithm for treating back pain is anti-inflammatory medications and a couple of days of rest. If this does not work,...

Orthopedics: Reading of MRI, MRI, Shoulder
MRI, Shoulder, Back: Nettie, It sounds like you have a real problem and your physician is ordering the proper tests to evaluate your symptoms. With 2 1/2 years of pain with little if any resolution of symptoms, I am surprised that you have not yet seen an Orthopaedic Surgeon...

Orthopedics: Reason & Solution - for Swelling on forehand?, hairline fracture, workout regime
hairline fracture, workout regime, heavy weights: Hi Alok, The swelling is due to the fact there is now more movement in the injured area after the cast was removed. As long as you do not experience acute pain with movement this is ok and the swelling in time will subside. Once the area and the surrounding...

Orthopedics: recent fall-if i would need surgery, patellar maltracking, patellat instability
patellar maltracking, patellat instability, patellar dislocation: Kevin, First of all sorry that you are having to deal with this. It sounds like you may have dislocated or subluxated your patella. What this means is that it slid out of place probably to the outside. This usually occurs when your leg is moving from...

Orthopedics: revision surgery, Hip revision, heterotopic ossification
Hip revision, heterotopic ossification, orthopaedic: Deb, Heterotopic Ossification (HO) is unfortunately one of the more difficult and persistent complications encountered following hip replacement surgery. Some experts believe that HO results from the proliferation and differentiation of stem cells to osteoblasts...

Orthopedics: rotator cuff, Orthopedic, Toman
Orthopedic, Toman, Punta Gorda: Car, Sorry that you are having to deal with this MVC and shoulder injury. With a negative set of X-rays and a negative MRI, it is unlikely that you tore your rotator cuff. It sounds like you family doctor is on the right track. There is something called...

Orthopedics: Strain at base of thumb, Orthopaedic, Toman
Orthopaedic, Toman, Punta Gorda: Lemas, First of all, sorry you hurt your thumb. As for your questions... 1. It is obviously hard for me to evaluate you over the internet. It sound like you may have subluxated or dislocated a joint in your thumb but this is not a very common condition....

Orthopedics: shoulder arthrscope pain post-op 6 months, dorsal compartment, subacromial decompression
dorsal compartment, subacromial decompression, rt shoulder: It is always possible to have a progression in a rotator cuff tear. Could they have missed the tear - yes. Could it have subsequently increased in size - yes. Is it likely - No. Yes you could have re-injured it. I don t know why your lateral shoulder...

Orthopedics: THR with AVN, true difference, left leg
true difference, left leg, discrepancy: Donna Please be sure to remind the surgeon of the length discrepancy. There will probably be an improvement in the length after the surgery, but 1 inch to one and one half inches in difference is a big difference. I am pretty much certain that because...

Orthopedics: Tib Fib Fx with ORIF, Tibia fracture, ORIF
Tibia fracture, ORIF, Orthopaedic: Elizabeth, I am so sorry that you are having to deal with this type of injury. breaking a bone and subsequent surgery is quite painful. I am glad that you are doing well. As for weightbearing, the decision to allow weight bearing and the exact extent...

Orthopedics: Torn ligament, biofreeze gel, carpal tunnel symptoms
biofreeze gel, carpal tunnel symptoms, forearm bone: Stephanie, You should have an MRI done and/or probably an arthrogram (where they inject dye into wrist compartment and take a special xray to see if any fluid leaks out into other compartments) Although as we age 45-50 yrs old we will have degenerative...

Orthopedics: Wrist Sprain or Fracture?, wrist sprain, fever chills
wrist sprain, fever chills, differential diagnosis: Lynn, It seems that you are not improving. I doubt that you have any type of autoimmune arthritis, but it is possible. If it is getting worse you should have it evaluated in the ER. If you were my patient and i received this type of call I would send you...

Orthopedics: 4 yr old wont walk after fracture, shaft fracture, avulsion fracture
shaft fracture, avulsion fracture, richard haynes: Courtney, If the doctor has allowed her to walk now, I would push for the PT. Try and get a PT that works with children, they are out there and have experience in these types of cases. With help from a PT in this case they will have the tools and experience...

Orthopedics: ACL Revision surgery, acl reconstruction, durnin
acl reconstruction, durnin, allograft: Hi Christine, Yes, you are correct, the same thing happened to me. I had it done by the Bulls doctor (Hefferon) at NW hospital. I would be happy to discuss options with you. Please give me a call @ 708-466-9994, I also live in Chicago. Talk to you soon...

Orthopedics: Broken titanium rod, wire coat hanger, titanium rod
wire coat hanger, titanium rod, shock machine: Chandra For awhile my son wanted to go into law enforcement and he went on ride alongs, and he was very active as a volunteer with our local police force, so I truly understand what your husband is going through. That being said, with any type of bone...

Orthopedics: Calf muscle tear, gastroc muscle, patella tendon
gastroc muscle, patella tendon, muscle tears: Morgan, Calf muscle or gastroc. muscle tears take a long time to heal, and you may have problems w this off and on for years depending on your activity level. The muscle doesn t grow back to the bone..muscles have tendons which attach to the bone. So you...

Orthopedics: Elbow fracture, elbow fracture, richard haynes
elbow fracture, richard haynes, punta gorda florida: Adithya, You have multiple questions here and most of them would take hands on instruction to proceed correctly. You might want to seek a local personal trainer in your area if you have one to get you started. Better yet you should seek a physiotherapist...

Orthopedics: Elbow rehabilitation, fixations, healing process
fixations, healing process, physical therapist: Adithya, This would best be answered by a Physical therapist who can be with you in person. You will be very lucky if you can regain complete ROM, so I would not wait on that. I would start with 50% of weight that you were at prior to injury and progress...

Orthopedics: hip pin removal, femoral pain, orthopod
Orthopedics: hip pin removal, femoral pain, orthopod, femoral head

Orthopedics: thr, psoas muscle, two and a half years
Orthopedics: thr, psoas muscle, two and a half years, hip replacement

Orthopedics: Hip Replacement, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, gentle massage: Sandra, Regarding the scar, this is the usual course it runs. As time goes on the lumpy and thick sensation will clear up. The numbness however will stay for months if not years. Some feeling around the incision may return however the nerves in this...

Orthopedics: Humerus fracture, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, question pool: Nicky, I deal more with rehabilitation issues and not these type of surgical issues. I can tell you from a rehab standpoint it looks like a clean break and should heal fine providing you get the necessary rehabilitation once the doctor clears you for it....

Orthopedics: hip pin removal, orthopod, pin removal
orthopod, pin removal, femoral neck: Hi Stephen, Even if you didn t have issues with the hardware, it is recommended you remove it. Metal and bone expand at different rates when weather pressure (atmospheric) changes occur causing different amounts of pressure on surrounding pain sensitive...

Orthopedics: hip replacement, long periods of time, hereditary factors
long periods of time, hereditary factors, hip replacement: Peter Instead of walking, try swimming for exercise. It is non weight bearing and you should feel better in the pool because you are not putting stress on your joints. It sounds as if you are a perfect candidate for a THR and I can t see any reason...

Orthopedics: Infection after hip replacement, hip prosthesis, richard haynes
hip prosthesis, richard haynes, punta gorda florida: Ross, If the infection is in the hip or its the components themselves then an IV antibiotic is generally the course of action. There are times when the hip prosthesis has to be removed and washed out with antibiotics then once the blood tests reveal...

Orthopedics: inflammed joints, hip flexor, weight diet
hip flexor, weight diet, dull pain: David, I would start with the most obvious and work from there..sitting drumming etc..may be straining these joints and muscles, I would stop for a while and take advil per label and see if that helps. If you have family history of arthritis, you may need...

Orthopedics: Pain after partial hip replacement, gait pattern, pain thanks
gait pattern, pain thanks, hip replacement: Hi Paul, These types of injuries can take up to 10-12 months to heal completely. The speed also in which he gets back to walking correctly and the pain lessens will depend on how active and strong he was before the surgery. The fact that he started walking...

Orthopedics: Post Total Knee Replacement Issues, physical therapist assistant, blood cell count
physical therapist assistant, blood cell count, knee replacements: Hi Judy, Thanks for the question. I just want to let you know I am not a Doctor. I am a Physical Therapist Assistant here in the state of Florida. I have worked with all types of joint replacements now for 14 years. I had a knee replacement myself in...

Orthopedics: pilon fracture and glucosamine, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, pilon fracture: Alison, Taking Them both will not hurt. How much it does help though will be questionable after such an injury. It takes continued use for these to start producing any results at least three months though some research may mention a longer time frame....

Orthopedics: Racquetball Hip Injury, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, lift weights: Hi Darrell, Its is more then likely a muscle stain. Try some heat on it by tomorrow if need be. If the walking becomes a problem then you would use a single point cane if needed on your strong side. The fact you can still squat without pain etc.....

Orthopedics: I had a shot in my wrist 6 months ago, ganglion cyst, cortisone injection
ganglion cyst, cortisone injection, cortisone: Patsy, It sounds like you have a ganglion cyst (bible bump)..it is a hard bump that usually protrudes on the dorsal(top side) sometimes they are painful initially but after a while they are not. It shouldn t have anything to do with the shot, in fact sometimes...

Orthopedics: thr, nerve acts, richard haynes
nerve acts, richard haynes, punta gorda florida: Hi Boyd. Did you have Physical Therapy? if so did they give you any ideas what it could be? If not it sounds like it could be a case of sciatica. Thats just a hunch. The fact you are having pain in the buttocks and pain on the backside when laying flat...

Orthopedics: torn ankle ligaments, wobble board, ankle sprains
wobble board, ankle sprains, ligaments tendons: Ronaldo, Ankle sprains may take 6-12 mos. to heal to the sports level. You need to wear a good quality sports ankle support(lace up are the best)You need to ice it after playing and then use something like biofreeze gel. You also need to get a balance board...

Orthopedics: unstable joints, richard haynes, weight training program
richard haynes, weight training program, patellar subluxation: Hi Greg, I would not get to overly concerned here. Unless one of your Doctors has diagnosed you with some sort of orthopedic disorder, I would let time run its course. Being 16 you may still be growing that can be determined through x-rays of the bones....

Orthopedics: calf injury and pain, calf stretches, calf area
calf stretches, calf area, google: Carrie, Based on what you are describing right now, it s probably nothing more than a gastroc muscle strain (calf muscle)These can take a looong time to heal properly, and you will most likely be prone to reinjury from time to time. You need to especially...

Orthopedics: determining height, those bones, thigh bone
those bones, thigh bone, 18yrs: Betsy, You don t mention his age (sons) but Probably..the long bones like in the legs and( femur-thigh bone) grow until about 17-18yrs old..and then no more. ck out this good article Can we predict height on intelihealth http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/EM/35320/35323/360788.html?d=dmtHMSContent...

Orthopedics: Elbow dislocation, elbow dislocation, richard haynes
elbow dislocation, richard haynes, punta gorda florida: Supid, She would benefit from some type of physiotherpy after her elbow is removed from the plaster cast. This way she will have some professional guidance on getting the arm back in good condition. It will be important she be able to fully bend and...

Orthopedics: Heel pain after total knee replacement, asics running shoes, fascitis
Orthopedics: Heel pain after total knee replacement, asics running shoes, fascitis, ultrasound

Orthopedics: Shoulder Pain, bone bruise, severe pain
Orthopedics: Shoulder Pain, bone bruise, severe pain, heck

Orthopedics: gluteal maximus muscle, hip revision, partial membership
hip revision, partial membership, gluteal muscle: Terrie With each revision I had, there were little differences in the muscles my hips. Excercise will help restore the muscles and in some cases people cannot even feel that they had a replacement. You are doing the right thing in looking into physical...

Orthopedics: Heel pain after total knee replacement, deep tissue massage, cortisone shots
deep tissue massage, cortisone shots, richard haynes: Vickie, If its true plantar fascitis it will be the most painful upon wakening in the morning. The first few steps are painful then it slowly subsides. If you are getting PT for it they should be including exercises for you to do at home that will help...

Orthopedics: Left Hip & Groin Pain with occasional left groin "lock-up", hip groin pain, cortisone injections
hip groin pain, cortisone injections, groin area: If I were you I would make an appointment with an orthopedist to look at your symptoms and make a diagnosis. I am sure your GP means well but getting an opinion from an orthopedist would be a good thing to do I would also call a pharmacy to see if the...

Orthopedics: Left hip and Low Back pain, nephrostomy tube, venous doppler
nephrostomy tube, venous doppler, calcium stones: Melissa, It s not really my speciality and I was going to send question back but I really feel for you so I will tell you what I know. Vastus Lateralis Muscle tears can take months and months to get better. It can keep football players out all season and...

Orthopedics: Joints Cracking?, shoulder area, range of motion
shoulder area, range of motion, ankles: Eva, Nope not at whole lot you can do..some people s joint crack and pop more than others...some of it occurs as we age and some of it is genetics..but almost always it s normal. Don t buy supplements etc..it will not help. If it is ever associated with loss...

Orthopedics: Knee Pain, thigh muscles, knee joints
thigh muscles, knee joints, kind advice: Subramani, With your knee pain you will have a tendency to slow down activities such as walking etc... which in turn you end up gaining weight. There is no one special program to rid your knees of pain but the important thing is to maintain or increase...

Orthopedics: knee hyperextended, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, orthopedic doctor: Robert, When you say the knee hyperextended, did it straighten out completely or do you mean when you say the knee buckled that the knee flexed causing a fall or near fall? If you have some questions regarding the severity of the knee or if it continues...

Orthopedics: knee problem, cartilage problems, orthopedic doctor
cartilage problems, orthopedic doctor, cartilage damage: Thanks for the additional information. I would still follow with an orthopedic doctor for another opinion as at some point something will have to be done with the knees as they will not improve if in fact the cartilage is gone. I do not have any contact...

Orthopedics: Post surgery, shoulder strengthening exercises, lean cuts of meat
shoulder strengthening exercises, lean cuts of meat, richard haynes: Caroline, The time frame for the race will be close to the projected healing time though I think he will make it. Of course the doctor may get a little nervous about the race coming up unless he is a sports medicine type and understands the fact that your...

Orthopedics: Problems after hip replacement, pain in the knee, leg lengths
pain in the knee, leg lengths, immense pain: Normally cemented prostheses are very stable, so I doubt that the prosthesis is the cause of your problems. Have the therapist look at your gait. If your gait is off, that would cause you pain. Also have the therapist check to see if your leg lengths...

Orthopedics: Shoulder Pain, bone bruise, richard haynes
bone bruise, richard haynes, punta gorda florida: Kathleen, A bone bruise is something that takes place during a fall or other type of trauma where the medullary section of the bone is damaged. Like a skin bruise, there can be some swelling involved and internal bleeding within the bone itself. Only...

Orthopedics: Torn Wrist Ligaments, ulnar styloid, scapholunate ligament
ulnar styloid, scapholunate ligament, carpal tunnel symptoms: Diane, Arthritis will or can put you at risk for further injury as well as age and any trauma you may sustain. Arthritis is basically a roughened up or degenerated surface,so if the ligaments are attached where the surface is rough or degenerated then you...

Orthopedics: Achilles heel???, tendon inserts, achilles tendon
tendon inserts, achilles tendon, calcaneous bone: yes those are good exercises to do..wouldn t do others until firm diagnosis is made. Yes when the muscle/tendon is static for long periods of time..swelling will set in,making it very painful and stiff to move again. So you may want to try ice after use. I...

Orthopedics: achilles tendon lengthen, calf muscle, achilles tendon, richard haynes
achilles tendon, richard haynes, punta gorda florida: Jared, Depending on the nerve connections etc... in the calf and how compromised they may be will dictate the the size and strength of the muscle and it capacity to enlarge. I would try in your case seated calf raises. if you go to a gym you have seen...

Orthopedics: acl surgery-brace, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, best bet: Margaret, Everyone may respond a little differently after the surgery. The brace is being worn for the protection of the ligament itself. I m sure once the brace can come off and without jeopardizing the surgery then the treating surgeon and PT will...

Orthopedics: bone spurs, cortisone shot, cortisone injections
cortisone shot, cortisone injections, bone spurs: Hi Debbie, Your doctor is absolutely correct, cortisone destroys the connective tissue when used too much. The best solution is to get fitted with computerized orthotics. These are usually covered by insurance and will make a huge difference. Check your...

Orthopedics: Clicking near elbow, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, bursa sac: Hi Harriet, The clicking could be a piece of loose tissue at the joint itself. Its not structural for instance a fracture unless you have severe pain when you move your palms facing up or down. it could be a bursa sac that is inflammed as well. Unless...

Orthopedics: Hip Rplmnt from Necrosis, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, arterial flow: Jayne, I have treated many patients that have had their hip replaced due to necrosis. They all fare very well. No difference in how the rehabilitation goes. The only differences will depend on the patient themselves. That is how strong the patient is...

Orthopedics: Knee and Foot Pain, richard haynes, foot rest
richard haynes, foot rest, knee replacement: Hi Paula, Yes the tingling is normal its not unheard of as the nerves are signaling back feedback from the foot when contact is made and due to the trauma and the fact you are not weightbearing on the foot its hypersensitive right now. Depending on what...

Orthopedics: Post-Op Question, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, groin area: Evan, I do not think its harmful. I do not believe its related to your knee arthroscopy. I would however if the pain continues to have your General Practitioner take a look at it just for peace of mind on your part. Its tough to say what caused it...

Orthopedics: pain,discomfort 1 yr. after thr, richard haynes, flexibility program
richard haynes, flexibility program, remarkable change: Patricia, Once the surgeon indicated it was sound as far as the hip replacement prosthesis, then it comes down to muscular recovery. It sounds as if you may have two areas of concern but not an emergency. 1. Your hips and surrounding musculature could...

Orthopedics: Rotator Cuff tear?, rotator cuff tears, arm shoulder
rotator cuff tears, arm shoulder, poping: Adam, Without doing an exam etc it is impossible for me to say...but you probably need an MRI if you have this very deformed area, MRI s are about 95% accurate in diagnosing rotator cuff tears. Xrays should have ruled out any fractures or dislocations....

Orthopedics: re: broken ankle, fractured ankle, ankle pain
fractured ankle, ankle pain: Hi Teresa, It would be hard not to know if ankle was broken or not, generally they are very painful and you cannot put weight on the leg. If it was in fact broken it may have been a hairline fracture for instance. The doctor can tell if there was...

Orthopedics: Bone hurts, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, 2 legs: Hi Mahesh, The bone you are talking about is your sacrum otherwise known as your tailbone. I would wait for a few more days to see what happens. You may have just bruised it what it sounds like to me if it were broken, the pain would linger longer and...

Orthopedics: Recovery from Achilles tendon graft, gait, graft
Orthopedics: Recovery from Achilles tendon graft, gait, graft, achilles

Orthopedics: Knee cracking, orthopedic surg, keyhole surgery
orthopedic surg, keyhole surgery, sports background: Hi Caroline, The cracking and popping you hear would more then likely be what we call crepitus or frayed material in the joints themselves that break loose over time and, crack and pop when you move the joint. You see it and hear it most often in the...

Orthopedics: Knee makes a squishing noise, scar tissue, distrubing
scar tissue, distrubing, best bet: Hi Sami, You sound like you are on top of it. I would just continue as you are doing. i suspect its just a wear and tear situation inside the knee. As long as you are not noticing increased inflammation in it or pain then I would keep with the exercise...

Orthopedics: Knee pain, rodeo cowboy, unremitting pain
rodeo cowboy, unremitting pain, scar tissue: Hi Jean, Your knee has been through alot. Unless I could be reassured by a ortho that specializes in sports medicine and knee injuries, that they can repair it and get some more mileage out of it, I would look into getting the knee either partially or fully...

Orthopedics: keen Pain, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, shrestha: Hi Bishnu, Has your father had both knees x-rayed? I would suspect he has at this point if not that would have to be done right away. Have they all ruled out osteoarthritis of the knees? I would also recommend that he get an MRI of the area along with...

Orthopedics: knee cap dislocation, knee cap dislocation, richard haynes
knee cap dislocation, richard haynes, punta gorda florida: Hi Kathy, I would give the leg a rest for the time being. You still may be able to do some modified upper body work but I would stay away from any work on the affected leg for now. Where you given and idea when the immobilizer can be taken off? Are you...

Orthopedics: Meniscus problems, osterarthritis, collegiate volleyball
osterarthritis, collegiate volleyball, rigorous practices: Hi Taylor, Well as you know you have a situation that will not get any better the meniscus will not regenerate on its own. To answer your question it will all depend whether you can play through the pain after each practice session or game and, can you...

Orthopedics: orthopedic doctors, orthopedic doctors, richard haynes
orthopedic doctors, richard haynes, orthopedic doctor: Hi Roger, If you have not already I would go see an orthopedist to get this information confirmed. What did the doctor recommend that did the x-ray? Unless there is a clear separation, there may not be much they can do. Possibly put it in a sling for...

Orthopedics: post knee replacement, home exercise program, gluteal muscles
home exercise program, gluteal muscles, correct exercise: Hi Philip, I just want to let you know right off top I am not a doctor. I work in the field of physical therapy and have done so for 14 years. Most of my experience however is joint replacement rehabilitation. Now to get to your question, getting a...

Orthopedics: Recovery from Achilles tendon graft, tendon graft, achilles tendon
tendon graft, achilles tendon, gait pattern: Hi Fran, I do not believe it s an infection from what you are describing. I would suspect it may be something that has developed in your gait pattern as you mentioned. Its hard to answer that over the internet without seeing your gait pattern but, after...

Orthopedics: Right Ankle Injury, achilles tendon, pathological fracture
achilles tendon, pathological fracture, bone graft: Ruby, Sounds like a non-union fracture which can be painful and unstable. Unusual to get a fracture in a walking boot..Could be a pathological fracture so get your calcium level checked, bone density etc checked. You may eventually need open reduction plate/screws/bone...

Orthopedics: Shoulder dislocation and Knee, soft tissue damage, shoulder dislocation
soft tissue damage, shoulder dislocation, ultrasound results: John, Regarding your shoulder, Unless there is some more rotator cuff damage that was not picked up in the original MRI then the only thing left to do is to continue with gentle exercising. Using heat if you are not already before exercise and, stay persistence...

Orthopedics: Shoulder, Neck, Spine injury...., rotator cuff injury, richard haynes
rotator cuff injury, richard haynes, neck spine: Hi William, This is not quite what I consider my expertise. I would however see either an orthopedist which maybe you have already when you mention you have seen doctors, or a neurologist. Its sounds neurological possibly coming from the cervical spine...

Orthopedics: shoulder problems, connective tissue disease, auto immune disease
connective tissue disease, auto immune disease, magnetic resonance imaging: Bruce, I would get with a good rheumatologist and rule out things like rheumatoid arthritis,connective tissue disease,auto-immune disease etc.. He/she will get another set of xrays I m sure...at this point I don t think it would matter. Women get them yearly...

Orthopedics: shoulder problems, magnetic resonance imaging, shoulder joints
magnetic resonance imaging, shoulder joints, nerve compression: Hi Bruce, Thanks for the title of Doctor but Iam not a doctor. I work in the field of Physical Therapy and my speciality is orthopedics. I would go get some more tests done if the problem is not resolved. I would not get too concerned about the radiation...

Orthopedics: swelling and inflammation, scar area, richard haynes
scar area, richard haynes, punta gorda florida: Hi Patrice, if this is something that has just started as you indicate in the last few days I would probably have it looked at to be sure there isn t something else going on. It should not all of a sudden start to give you problems like that without...

Orthopedics: THR and foot (nerve) pain, foot nerve pain, richard haynes
foot nerve pain, richard haynes, punta gorda florida: Hi Linda, I do not feel further surgery will correct this problem or is needed. The issue about stretching your leg etc... more then likely has more to do with the sciatic nerve. Whether or not it is nerve damage to due to the THR I am unsure of but...

Orthopedics: 3 Anchor Screws-Total hip replacement, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, hip replacements: Hi Mark, There could a couple of reasons, 1.More arthritic damage inside then the X-rays showed therefore, the surgeon may have felt that the three screws would do a better job in your case in securing the acetabulum/hip socket. 2. The size of your...

Orthopedics: Elbow grinding - arthritis?, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, richard aaron: Aaron, I would strongly suggest you start taking them as soon as possible. if you wait until the pain arrives generally it may be too late! Take them as soon as you can. Regards Richard Haynes PTA Punta gorda,Florida. USA www.richardhaynes.co...

Orthopedics: Injured ring finger.. something wrong with bone?
Orthopedics: Injured ring finger.. something wrong with bone?

Orthopedics: forearm pain, forearm pain, extensor tendons
forearm pain, extensor tendons, richard haynes: Hi Neal, I would bet a well you do not have a fracture there but, you may have a case of tendonitis in one of those extensor tendons in the forearm. That s just a hunch however. If you do not have any bruising in the area I would say it is strictly soft...

Orthopedics: Injured ring finger.. something wrong with bone?, bone bruise, ring finger
bone bruise, ring finger, roundness: Sierra, Without seeing xrays it is difficult to say....but just a week out, it will still be sore for sure. There are ligaments that lie over the bones here those could be inflammed. You may have a bone bruise as well...the treatments are about the same really..you...

Orthopedics: Right Knee Gives Out, richard haynes, punta gorda florida
richard haynes, punta gorda florida, difficult patients: Diana, I would think you would not be in the hospital for more then two days, three at tops providing there is no complications of course. it sounds like a procedure that can be done rather quickly. I will just inform the nursing staff as well about...

Orthopedics: tib fib break crush ankle, range of motion exercises, richard haynes
range of motion exercises, richard haynes, punta gorda florida: Hi Steve, These can be difficult fracture when it comes to the healing process due to the weight bearing through the ankle and it is not unusual for them to bother patients for extended periods of time. I would see an orthopedic surgeon have them X-ray...

Orthopedics: Broken Humerus, perfect alignment, bone gap
perfect alignment, bone gap, alingment: It doesn t have to be in perfect alignment and you have good enough alingment from the one view I can see. The problem may be that it is a multiple fracture which is harder to heal than just a single break. You should see some fluff or callus formation (calcium)that...

Orthopedics: shortening of the collar bone after fracture, latissimus dorsi, clavicle fracture
Orthopedics: shortening of the collar bone after fracture, latissimus dorsi, clavicle fracture, tips of my fingers

Orthopedics: MRI results vs. Symptoms, supraspinatus tendon, humeral attachment
supraspinatus tendon, humeral attachment, anterior labrum: Vic, The ortho will probably want to scope and repair your tear..which after 6 mos still having some symptoms I would tend to agree..but it wouldn t hurt to try 1-2 cortisone injections and PT first. Now the parascapular symptoms you are having I guess is...

Orthopedics: SLAP Tear, Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60661
Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60126: This Chicago & Elmhurst Orthopedic Podiatrist says....... Dear Tim, Sorry to make public-but I only answer public questions-so that all may benefit! Thank-you for your understanding! Excellent question! For the most part these injuries are repaired...

Orthopedics: shortening of the collar bone after fracture, pectoral girdle, noticable diff
pectoral girdle, noticable diff, calcium deposits: Stephen, I don t think there is any noticable diff. in total shoulder width w such an injury..now you can see a bump on the injured side vs non-injured size..but remember calcium deposits form from bone and it grows bone..doesnt grow uniformly but still takes...

Orthopedics: total hip replacement, hip replacement, xrays
hip replacement, xrays, numbness: Hi Tammy, This is inadequate going to the same guy that did the surgery since any mistakes will be explained away or called normal . You need an MRI and a second opinion outside this surgeons circle of friends. This part is critical since doctors protect...

Orthopedics: Can height be increased?, Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60661
Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60126: This Chicago & Elmhurst Podiatrist says....... Dear Ali, There is no medicine to increase height. You are taller in the morning and as the day goes on you shrink a little due to exercise. Yoga type exercises may allow you to maintain more of your morning...

Orthopedics: calcaneous(heel)fracture, metatarsal & talus fracture, Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60661
Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60126 & 60618: This Chicago, South Loop & Elmhurst Orthopedic Podiatrist of AnklenfootCenters.com says....... Dear Natalya, It should take about 6-8 weeks for the heel fracture to heal. It should take about 4-6 weeks for the metatarsal fracture to heal. It should...

Orthopedics: Finger Surgeon, Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60661
Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60126: This Chicago, South Loop & Elmhurst Orthopedic Podiatrist of AnklenfootCenters.com says....... Dear Jerry, The orthopedic surgeon who has had training in hand surgery will also know the required plastic surgery of the hand to do the job well. Seek an...

Orthopedics: back pain after hip replacement, Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60661
Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60126: This Chicago, South Loop & Elmhurst Orthopedic Podiatrist of AnklenfootCenters.com says....... Dear Victor You really should go back to the doctor who did the surgery and tell him/her of the problem. The doctor needs to be empathetic to your pain and...

Orthopedics: Ankle, bone marrow edema, distal fibula
bone marrow edema, distal fibula, non displaced fracture: I think 4 weeks in a cast then 2-4 wks in ankle brace with PT and weaning off might have been better..20/20 hindsight..4 wks is not that long for this type of injury, but you should start to see improvements I would think..may take 4-8 wks more for this to...

Orthopedics: Endhoncroma Tumor, benign bone tumor, ollier disease
benign bone tumor, ollier disease, magnetic resonance imaging mri: An Enchondroma is a cartilage cyst found in the bone marrow. Typically, enchondroma is discovered on a X-ray scan. Enchondromas have a characteristic appearance on Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) as well. They have also been reported to cause increased...

Orthopedics: Wrist injury, handstand pushups, muscles of the forearm
handstand pushups, muscles of the forearm, ligament tears: Cz, It is something that can bother you as long as you will be doing hyper-dorsiflexion motions. It would be best to see an orthopedist and get xrays, MRI to rule out any pathology of ligament tears etc.. Try doing exercises that physio advises to see if...

Orthopedics: Ankle Pain, fibia, pain pills
fibia, pain pills, painful surgery: Dear Kevin, This is in fact normal, this may go on for up to 2 weeks post surgery it will eventually subside. What you are doing already is about the only thing you can do, Orthopedic surgery is the most painful surgery you can have, hang in there. This...

Orthopedics: broken ankle, fever chills, wound dressings
fever chills, wound dressings, orthopedic technologist: Hi Sian, I am an Orthopedic technologist my function is to place and remove splints,cast,and wound dressings. A tic tac size of blood would probably be considered normal,however if you had signs of infection such as fowl odor,fever,chills etc I would be...

Orthopedics: ache in shoulder, rotator cuff tear, bone ends
rotator cuff tear, bone ends, leak water: Vicki, You need xrays at the least to rule out any fracture and really an MRI to see if you have a rotator cuff tear of muscle or tendon. There is really no need to speculate beyond that until these tests are done. If you have a tear you will probably need...

Orthopedics: comniuted fractured tibia and fibula (shaft), poor blood supply, fractured tibia
poor blood supply, fractured tibia, alcohol consumption: Dear Haitham, I am not a Doctor I am an Orthopedic Surgical Technologist, It can take up too 3 to 6 months to fully go on to complete healing. Touch down weightbearing such as your brothers Doctor is telling him to do is beneficial to helping heal these...

Orthopedics: fracture, orthopedic technologist, file doctor
orthopedic technologist, file doctor, fibula: Dear Ubedullah, I will do my best to help you, I have to presume that the fracture is the tibia which is the big bone in the lower leg, there should be a little bone to the side of the big bone which is the fibula. Generally as long as the fibula...

Orthopedics: lower leg pain, Podiartrist 60126, podiatrist 60618
Podiartrist 60126, podiatrist 60618, podiatrist 60661: This Chicago, South Loop & Elmhurst Podiatric Orthopedist of AnklenfootCenters.com says....... Dear Penn, Sorry for making this public-but no one is going to know-plus I do not answer questions unless they are public.......So here goes.... Your friend...

Orthopedics: quadricept rupture, compartment syndrome, quadricep
compartment syndrome, quadricep, ruptures: Linda, Quadricep ruptures can be very painful and can cause swelling. I doubt it is compartment syndrome as that progressively gets worse fairly quick. Surgery is about the only thing that could possibly help. That leg,knee etc will never be 100% but hopefully...

Orthopedics: Teen with Cerebral Palsy, Podiartrist 60126, podiatrist 60618
Podiartrist 60126, podiatrist 60618, podiatrist 60661: This Chicago, South Loop & Elmhurst Podiatric Orthopedist of AnklenfootCenters.com says....... Dear Michelle, Sorry for making this public-but no-onre is going to know-plus I do not answer questions-unles they are public.......So here goes. You can...

Orthopedics: ankle pain, Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618
Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618, podiatrist 60661: This Chicago, South Loop & Elmhurst Podiatric Orthopedist & Surgeon of AnklenfootCenters.com says....... Dear Katie, A non-surgical treatment for arthritic toe & foot joints are movement exercises. Try to gently stretch the foot and toe joints like in...

Orthopedics: Dislocated wrist, dislocated wrist, initial recommendation
dislocated wrist, initial recommendation, corrective surgery: That does sound a little unusual,(initial recommendation of doing nothing due to huge swelling)especially if in U.S...it might have been a subluxation and not a full dislocation? Subluxation is kind of a milder form of dislocation. I would take him to a hand...

Orthopedics: Injury to my left knee, Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618
Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618, podiatrist 60661: Dear Vincent, The orthopedic surgeon who will see you will know better than me-He/She will see you hands on. You need to PRICE the knee ASAP PRICE Protect-wrap the knee and get off your feet-or walk in a way that it doesn t hurt Rest-walk less and get...

Orthopedics: Knee pain, Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618
Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618, podiatrist 60661: This Chicago, South Loop & Elmhurst Podiatric Orthopedist of AnklenfootCenters.com says....... Dear Maneesh Please excuse me for making this public-but I only answer public questions for the benefit of all and I wanted to try to help you Sometimes an...

Orthopedics: lobsided hips and threadmill, Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618
Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618, podiatrist 60661: This Chicago, South Loop & Elmhurst Podiatric Orthopedist of AnklenfootCenters.com says....... Dear Rojana, Most important is your weight. If you are overweight-please seek a good diet. Excess weight is known to cause arthritis. Running has not been...

Orthopedics: Patellar Tendonitis, Podiartrist 60126, podiatrist 60618
Podiartrist 60126, podiatrist 60618, podiatrist 60661: This Chicago, South Loop & Elmhurst Podiatric Orthopedist of AnklenfootCenters.com says....... Dear Jamie, Sorry for making this public-but no one is going to know-plus I do not answer questions unless they are public.......So here goes.... The most...

Orthopedics: Torsion in Tibia/Femur, Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618
Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618, podiatrist 60661: Dear Leanne, If you are over weight you need to lose weight ASAP! Wear your orthotics or get new ones. See a Board Certified Podiatrist in Orthopedics for new orthotics/orthoses. An Orthopedist who specializes in lower extremities(legs, ankle and feet)...

Orthopedics: Bone bruise of the talus, Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618
Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618, podiatrist 60661: Dear Kerry, This Chicago, South Loop & Elmhurst Podiatric Doc of AnklenfootCenters.com says....... I am not familiar with the term bone bruise at 7 months. You have something else-perhaps an osteochondral lesion of the talus. A bone stim will not heal...

Orthopedics: Bone thickness, Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618
Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618, podiatrist 60661: Dear David, This Chicago, South Loop & Elmhurst Podiatric Doc of AnklenfootCenters.com says....... Bones and muscles will respond to outside stresses, and continue to strengthen, even as we age. For example,a foot bone in a weight lifter who is well...

Orthopedics: Brachymetatarsia, Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618
Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618, podiatrist 60661: Dear Medea, I am sorry for making this public. I only answer public questions-so that all may benefit, & I wanted to try to help you! That said.... This Chicago, South Loop & Elmhurst Podiatric Doc of AnklenfootCenters.com says....... When toes are...

Orthopedics: carpal tunnel syndrome, pinched nerve in the neck, nerve conduction testing
pinched nerve in the neck, nerve conduction testing, writers cramp: Jackie, I have attached a good thread below that you might find helpful. Diabetes can cause numbness and tingling/burning diabetic neuropathy and diabetes makes you more prone to CTS. A pinched nerve in the neck can sometimes mimic CTS. If you get an MRI,...

Orthopedics: Femur fracture, Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618
Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618, podiatrist 60661: Dear P.K.Gopalakrishnan, This Chicago, South Loop & Elmhurst Podiatric Doc of AnklenfootCenters.com says....... If you smoke-Stop immediately! Make sure that when you put any weight it is gentle and you do not feel anything in the fracture site. Movement...

Orthopedics: Finger Tendon, inflammtion, bowling leagues
inflammtion, bowling leagues, bowling league: Jason, If Jan of last yr it is arthritis most likely. Although Sometimes people will get a split of sorts in the tendon a linear split(in line w the tendon,not a split across the tendon..Not a whole lot to do at this point,You may want to get an opinion of...

Orthopedics: falls after hip replacement surgery, Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618
Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618, podiatrist 60661: This Chicago, South Loop & Elmhurst Podiatric Orthopedist of AnklenfootCenters.com says....... Dear Pauline, Following these surgeries there is some loss of muscle tone in the operated hip-and this may need some physical therapy or rehab.The new hip cannot...

Orthopedics: Knee pain, Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618
Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618, podiatrist 60661: This Chicago, South Loop & Elmhurst Sports Med Podiatrist says....... Dear Jennifer, May be first signs of arthritis. Usually initial stiffness is relieved by movement-but then may hurt later. If you have tried different braces & shoes with failure-sounds...

Orthopedics: knee, Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618
Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618, podiatrist 60661: This Chicago, South Loop & Elmhurst Podiatrist says....... Dear Norval, The fact that one leg appears to have a different angle than the other will produce effects on the body to try to balance itself by changing the position of the feet, knees, hips,...

Orthopedics: MRSA and knee replacement, Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618
Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618, podiatrist 60661: Dear JoAnn, Always make sure you tell this story to all doctors that may need to treat you or your Mom. There is a chance you may be symptom-free MSRA carriers. Usually they will do a nasal swab to verify the above. If the swab is positive-then you probably...

Orthopedics: Osteoarthritis in 43 yr old, synvisc injections, partial knee replacement
synvisc injections, partial knee replacement, free supplements: Hi Erika, No question here, resurfacing or partial joint replacement is much better if you are a candidate. I strongly recommend taking 3 grams of glucosamine sulfate with 500mg of MSN daily to prevent further joint deterioration. You are far too young...

Orthopedics: procedure, Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618
Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618, podiatrist 60661: Dear Demetrius, This Chicago, South Loop & Elmhurst Podiatrist of AnklenfootCenters.com says....... A simple fracture of the ulna http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radius_%28bone%29 may be better-It is the small bone and your character would be able...

Orthopedics: right heel problem, Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618
Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618, podiatrist 60661: This Chicago, South Loop & Elmhurst Podiatrist says....... Dear Mrs Seaton Very sorry on the delay.Have family member in hospital and so I am unavailable. That said the answer is... Usually with plantar fasciitis there is a low or high arch. Sounds...

Orthopedics: consultancy, Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618
Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618, podiatrist 60661: This Chicago, South Loop & Elmhurst Orthopedic Podiatrist says....... Dear Ahmed, All surgeries have risks and rewards. If you are having pain and the doctors feel the pain will lessen-then that alone is a pretty good reason to have the legs fixed.There...

Orthopedics: Lower back pain, can't sit, lumbar spine, pain medications
Orthopedics: Lower back pain, can't sit, lumbar spine, pain medications, disc herniations

Orthopedics: ITBS, Podiatrist 60605, podiatrist 60661
Podiatrist 60605, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60126: This Chicago, South Loop & Elmhurst Orthopedic Podiatrist says....... Dear Meghan, Sorry to make it public-but I only answer public questions-So that all may benefit. You need to get your medical records and get a second opinion. What is the reason...

Orthopedics: Lower back pain, can't sit, Podiatrist 60605, podiatrist 60661
Podiatrist 60605, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60126: This Chicago, South Loop & Elmhurst Orthopedic Podiatrist says....... Dear Peter, Try low back exercises and stretches and see if your condition improves. Make sure that the shoes that you wear during the day have a little bit of a heel to them-this...

Orthopedics: severe hip pain - with intense cramping, Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60661
Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60126: This Chicago, South Loop & Elmhurst Orthopedic Podiatrist says....... Dear Doris, Sorry for the delay. Unfortunately sounds like arthritis. PRICE Protect-Wrap the hip and have him get off his feet-or walk in a way that it doesn t hurt Rest-Walk less...

Orthopedics: Can't full weight bear, Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618
Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618, podiatrist 60661: This Chicago, South Loop & Elmhurst Surgical Podiatrist says....... Dear Joan Since the surgical incision is sutured-any small bleeding that occurs may travel to other areas of the foot. You may need to have a soft insert/orthotic/orthosis made for...

Orthopedics: Achilles Tendon, Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60661
Podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60126: This Chicago, South Loop & Elmhurst Orthopedic Podiatrist of AnklenfootCenters.com says....... Dear Jake If the Achilles tendon has a transverse tear-it needs rest & immobilization,perhaps gentle ankle range of motion to repair itself. If the Achilles...

Orthopedics: Ankle clicking, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist 60126: This Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist & South Loop Podiatrist says....... Dear David, For your ankle clicking----- Sounds like your peroneal tendons are clicking as they may be maltracking in the fibular groove. Continue to wear an ace wrap...

Orthopedics: Fibula Fracture, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist 60126: This Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist & South Loop Podiatrist says....... Dear Amber, For your fractured fibula----- Wear an ace wrap or ankle brace-go to Anklenfoot.com online webstore for examples. Wear it under the cam boot or see if you are...

Orthopedics: leg pain & orthotics, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist 60126: This Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist & South Loop Podiatrist says....... Dear Virginia, For your leg pain---- A Board Certified Podiatrist in Ankle Orthopedics or Surgery submits 75 surgical cases to be certified in foot & or ankle. A Board...

Orthopedics: Ongoing Knee Issues, ACL, KNEE
ACL, KNEE: Hi Heather, Don t let anyone touch you before you get an MRI, this or exploratory surgery is the only definitive way to determine the amount of injury and/or degeneration. I can only speculate that a good autograph ACL repair would be the most durable option....

Orthopedics: pain along top of foot, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist 60126: This Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist & South Loop Podiatrist says....... Dear JoAnn, For your son s foot pain----- Take your shoes in and see a Board Certified Podiatrist who does orthopedics with kids. Sometimes cleats can cause problems-especially...

Orthopedics: walking how long, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist 60126: This Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist & South Loop Podiatrist says....... Dear Kumar, For your knee pain----- Make sure your weight is appropriate. Continue to do the strengthening & stretching exercises- 3 to 4 times a week. Continue to walk/run...

Orthopedics: AC Joint Injury, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist 60126: This Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist & South Loop Podiatrist says....... Dear Tiago, Regarding your shoulder pain. PRICE Protect-Find a position with pillows that the shoulder does not bother you. Rest--1-3 weeks ( all workout activity ) (...

Orthopedics: ankle healing, kite board, broken ankles
kite board, broken ankles, ankle fracture: Emily, I think yoga is ok cause you can control what you do or don t do..the kite board though you might not be able to control what happens and thats the potential problem. This question comes up all the time..the best way I answer is..if you are willing...

Orthopedics: bad knees, supartz injections, jumpers knee
supartz injections, jumpers knee, cortisone shot: David, The Supartz injections are typically for osteoarthritis,but it may be worth trying. Pain inferior to the patellar(knee cap) can be patellar tendonitis or jumpers knee..which is a tendonoitis type injury..and there really is no cure but can be treated..b/c...

Orthopedics: Broken Big Toe, broken big toe, doppler ultrasound
broken big toe, doppler ultrasound, surgical shoe: Generally should be better not worse at 3 weeks,not pain free but better. If Dr is concerned about blood clot she should have a Doppler ultrasound. You say the foot still hurts most of the time? The foot wasn t broken just the big toe,so I would have it checked...

Orthopedics: Broken shoulder, supraspinatus tendon, orthopedic consultant
supraspinatus tendon, orthopedic consultant, nerve damage: Lynn, It seems you should be able to maintain your ROM standing if you have that same ROM lying supine?It could be weakness of the muscles of the rotator cuff as a cause but after 7 mos of PT??you should have good muscle strength to at least do that? Could...

Orthopedics: Chronic knee problem, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist 60126: This Chicago, South Loop & Elmhurst Laser Podiatrist of AnklenfootCenters.com says....... Dear Jeff, I only answer public questions-so that all mat benefit. I made yours public so I could answer for you The cortisone injection to the knee is to decrease...

Orthopedics: Elbow Pain, tennis elbow exercises, tennis elbow pain
tennis elbow exercises, tennis elbow pain, lateral epicondylitis: Kim, Sounds like lateral epicondylitis or tennis elbow..pain is made worse with extension and bending wrist up or down,can be caused bt all the things you listed. It can hang around for months to years off and on,..really no cure b/c it is caused by over...

Orthopedics: Marfan's, ACL, Gastrocnemius tear, gastrocnemius tear, fracture dislocation
gastrocnemius tear, fracture dislocation, tib fib fracture: Not that familiar with this( ie Marfans pt and gastroc vs ACL tears doing this 20 yrs..no orthopedic surgeons I know have either),but in general marfan effects the connective tissues of your body...So it would make sense that tears may occur more easliy with...

Orthopedics: Osgood Schlatter Disease, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist 60126: This Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist & South Loop Podiatrist says....... Dear Jeanne, Regarding your son s knee pain. Pain is not normal!It is the body telling you something is wrong I respectfully disagree to ask a child to play through pain...

Orthopedics: re recent question, neck anatomy, question thanks
neck anatomy, question thanks, carotid artery: That would be the neck,that could be very serious and fatal if it struck the carotid artery..artery about the size of your pinky that runs down each side of neck..if you hit this it would spurt for sure and you would be dead w/i a couple of mins.If you missed...

Orthopedics: shoulder injury, rotator cuff tendons, bony anatomy
rotator cuff tendons, bony anatomy, triangle plate: Maria, I think it could be plausible,but the back of the shoulder is pretty well protected,the scapula is a triangle plate bone,then clavicle on top,so you have a small area that the scissors would have to hit to miss bone,this would be right at the back...

Orthopedics: total hip replacement, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist 60126: This Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist & South Loop Podiatrist says....... Dear Sal, Usually the surgeries with smaller incisions heal quicker. The type of implant will dictate healing time also. A stem implant will take longer to heal than an...

Orthopedics: Arm Pain, tylenol with codine, tennis elbow
tylenol with codine, tennis elbow, extensor tendonitis: Kim, Sounds like extensor tendonitis ,,but there is oarsman syndrome,pronator teres syndrome,PINS..I would get an exam,xrays etc..try ice not heat,and biofreeze topical gel and OTC NSAIDs..all these help w inflamm/swelling..tylenol doesn t,and heat can make...

Orthopedics: arthritis on x-ray of knee, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist 60126: This Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist & South Loop Podiatrist says....... Dear Mike, Regarding your arthritis on x-ray of knee question. X-rays are diagnostic tools. Arthritis on X-ray can show as decrease of cartilage space (thinning of cartilage)...

Orthopedics: Boxer's fracture, professional boxer, excessive damage
professional boxer, excessive damage, term consequences: Travis, The 5th MT fxs can have angulation w/o to many problems.The lateral(side xray) is best to determine this. I always tell people that they will have a deformity,usually a depressed knuckle. Most if not all that I treat w/o insurance don t get surgery..even...

Orthopedics: Compartment Syndrome, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist 60126: This Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist & South Loop Podiatrist says....... Dear Courtney, Regarding compartment syndrome. Half a mile should not institute true compartment syndrome(which is a medical emergency and requires surgery).It is normal...

Orthopedics: Finger won't bend fully after accident, collateral ligaments, middle knuckle
collateral ligaments, middle knuckle, scar tissue: Craig, Probably tore collateral ligaments of the PIP jt(the middle knuckle jt)causing scar tissue etc..there are also finger pulleys that keep the tendon on tract,you probably didnt rupture your tendon completley if you can bend it..needed to look carefully...

Orthopedics: knee injury, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist 60126: This Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist & South Loop Podiatrist says....... Dear Kandace, You need to have the knee looked at to determine the nature of the injury. Pain,swelling and a pop is an indication of an injury. There is no way for me...

Orthopedics: lost of sensation in middle back, burning sensation, lifting weights
burning sensation, lifting weights, back muscles: I would get xrays just to check spine etc., sounds like overuseagestrain of back muscles with standing and carrying child. Maybe physical therapy or massage would help that area,it would help break up scar tissue or inflammation there. There is something called...

Orthopedics: Pins in Hip, doctor issue, body scanner
doctor issue, body scanner, medical hardware: The pins or screws will most likely be detected, they will then have her step to the side and they will use a wand to scan over her hips where it will be clear to them that she is okay to fly.You can have her doctor issue her a card or write on a RX pad that...

Orthopedics: Shadowing a Doctor, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist 60126: These Chicago Podiatrists, Elmhurst Podiatrists & South Loop Laser Podiatrists say....... Dear Angie, It s very admirable that you would like to become a doctor. I would approach the volunteer director with your interests and hopefully you can have assignments...

Orthopedics: chronic shoulder impingement, horizontal abduction, shoulder joints
horizontal abduction, shoulder joints, push ups: Yes I would see a shoulder ortho..could try cortisone injection 1-2 x..probably need shoulder scoped for SAD subacromial Decompression procedure... very common cause of chronic impingement is build up of excessive bone from overuse etc.. encroaching on that...

Orthopedics: ankle sprain over 8 weeks ago, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist 60126: This Chicago, South Loop & Elmhurst Laser Podiatrist of AnklenfootCenters.com says....... Dear JD, Most ankle sprains heal without surgical treatment within 3-4 months.(If treated with support/protection appropriate for the ankle injury). Try PRICE...

Orthopedics: Compressed, nerve conduction study, ketoprofen gel
nerve conduction study, ketoprofen gel, general insurance company: Unfortunately there s not exercises or pills that will help that much if you are doing what you call extensive keyborad work etc..sounds like you need carpal tunnel release ...which may help some of your symptoms..you also could try what we call ketoprofen...

Orthopedics: Confidence in Dr, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist 60126: ANSWER: This Chicago, South Loop & Elmhurst Orthopedic Podiatrist of AnklenfootCenters.com says....... Dear James, Go with the opinion of the recently trained shoulder specialist. A Fellowship is no small deal. You can always have the surgery--and the...

Orthopedics: Soleus trouble, stress fracture, shin pain
stress fracture, shin pain, rest pain: sorry but sounds like clear case of over training to me..got mostly better w decreased use and PT and flared up w more useage..may could try ketoprofen compounded gel rubbed into sore spot daily..and alternative tx with K-Laser..used by chiro s more than MDs(pro...

Orthopedics: shin pain, dirt bike riders, stress fracture
dirt bike riders, stress fracture, shin pain: Hi Ashleigh, Sounds like a compartment syndrome. This is where inflammation builds up in the lower leg or forearm and causes pressure on the blood supply resulting in severe pain. Dirt bike riders get this and is known as arm pump. Many require surgery...

Orthopedics: Hip xrays, benign cyst, hip xrays
benign cyst, hip xrays, bone island: DEb, Demineralization in kind of like osteoporosis..less bone density. Your Hip replacement is not loose so thats good. Iliac wing is a part of your hip..the radiologist does not know your history or exam like your Dr..so he has to list finding as could...

Orthopedics: Non-healing 5th metatarsal, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist 60126: This Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist & South Loop Podiatrist says....... Dear Katy, Regarding your friend s non-healing 5th metatarsal. Tell them to get all their results & x-rays and go see a Board Certified Podiatrist. Non-weight-bearing...

Orthopedics: 5th metatarsal fracture, very painful, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist 60126: This Chicago, South Loop & Elmhurst Laser Podiatrist of AnklenfootCenters.com says....... Dear Reham For your fifth metatarsal fracture-Do not walk on it. See a Board Certified Podiatrist! Try PRICE-for now Protect-Wear your brace around the foot...

Orthopedics: very bad hip pain, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist 60126: This Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist & South Loop Podiatrist says....... Dear Amanda, You need to tell your parents now-don t wait. Let them decide what is best. If you have a communication problem with them, communicate your problem to a responsible...

Orthopedics: Bike accident, carpal tunnel release, cubital tunnel release
carpal tunnel release, cubital tunnel release, regional pain syndrome: If have some pieces of the puzzle that are not quite fitting together. I would get a 2nd opinion for sure. The first Doc might be right on the money..but a 2nd and 3rd opinion would be in order, if you are possibly considering two surgeries. Ulnar neuropathy...

Orthopedics: Shoulder Problen, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist 60126: This Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist & South Loop Podiatrist says....... Dear Bilal, Your symptoms are very vague. The easiest thing is rest and try some ice for the pain. See if it heals the injury. You may try massage if you feel it is in the...

Orthopedics: Foot/ankle Cast, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist 60126: These Chicago Podiatrists, Elmhurst Podiatrists & South Loop Orthopedic Podiatrists say....... Dear Debra, If I knew the numbers regarding foot casts-I would offer! Try www.freemedicaljournals.com or pubmed.com Your best bet is JAPMA (Journal of the...

Orthopedics: Fractured Metatarsal, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist 60126: These Chicago Podiatrists, Elmhurst Podiatrists & South Loop Orthopedic Podiatrists say....... Dear Ian, Regarding your fractured metatarsal. Avoid activity until the exam. Try to get shoes that have good padding and support for the previously injured...

Orthopedics: hip dysplasia, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist 60126: These Chicago Podiatrists, Elmhurst Podiatrists & South Loop Orthopedic Podiatrists say....... Dear Paris, For your hip pain---which ids giving you back pain and may give you foot pin. Unfortunately, you are experiencing wear and tear arthritis pain....

Orthopedics: Hip Pain, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist 60126: These Chicago Podiatrists, Elmhurst Podiatrists & South Loop Orthopedic Podiatrists say....... Dear Susan, Regarding your hip pain. Your symptoms are to vague for me to come up with anything except some minor arthritis or a mild sprain. Try not to aggravate...

Orthopedics: Hip replacement, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist 60126: These Chicago Podiatrists, Elmhurst Podiatrists & South Loop Orthopedic Podiatrists say....... Dear Connie, Regarding your hip pain. Best bet is to hang in there for the results. Your local doctor with CT scan results can do a better job than me.Be patient!...

Orthopedics: Hip replacement, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist 60126: These Chicago Podiatrists, Elmhurst Podiatrists & South Loop Orthopedic Podiatrists say....... Dear Debbie, Unfortunately hip stem implants do not appear to have the longevity of cups. You are very close to the 25 years--and even 20+ is good----since the...

Orthopedics: Hips, hip replacements, hip replacement
hip replacements, hip replacement, xrays: Debbie, Yes 23 yrs is a pretty long time for this kind of thing..You must not be obese or smoke and take good care of yourself?..It s hard to say if it is coming lose or not from your description,your ortho will need to get xrays and exam your hip and back....

Orthopedics: knee exam, joint effusion, cortisone injections
joint effusion, cortisone injections, knee replacements: Sounds like you have some arthritis of your knees.The bone on bone is most likely causing most of the pain. You can try cortisone injections or synvisc which should buy you some time..you eventually may need knee replacement.However if you are overweight and...

Orthopedics: Lump behind knee, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist 60126: These Chicago Podiatrists, Elmhurst Podiatrists & South Loop Orthopedic Podiatrists say....... Dear Amy, These lumps usually are associated with the tendon-known as a fibroma or a lipoma- both non-malignant. Usually you are unable to feel a blot clot....

Orthopedics: mri report, disc desiccation, mri report
disc desiccation, mri report, mri findings: Hi Arnold, Getting this approved as a WC claim may prove difficult, depending on the state, it may fall under, cumulative micro-traumatic disorder . The MRI findings are consistent with long term wear and tear but isn t necessarily recognized under WC...

Orthopedics: Use of Artromot (PCM therapy after knee operation), podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist 60126: These Chicago Podiatrists, Elmhurst Podiatrists & South Loop Orthopedic Podiatrists say....... Dear Yuri, It is usually best to move a stable joint sooner rather than later. The level of stability usually dictates when movement is appropriate. If not...

Orthopedics: Bending of knees, podiatrist 60618, Chicago Podiatrist
podiatrist 60618, Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist.: Dear Kalyan, This Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist & West Loop Podiatrist says....... Always do gentle warm-ups by moving the knees in different directions- including knee circles if you can. As long as the exercises are gentle and you are not...

Orthopedics: Fractured Femoral Neck, podiatrist 60618, Chicago Podiatrist
podiatrist 60618, Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist.: Dear Jerry, For your Mom s hip problems. I would concentrate on keeping her comfortable. The surgery has inherent risks & the point of elective surgery is to improve quality of life-which by your own admission is questionable. If she has issues with one surgerized...

Orthopedics: Knee Injury, podiatrist 60618, Chicago Podiatrist
podiatrist 60618, Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist.: Dear Mike, This Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist & West Loop Podiatrist says....... Need a third opinion. Go see an orthopedist who specializes in knees. If the ACL is torn and you plan to play sports aggressively-then consider fixing. There...

Orthopedics: Leg Pain, knee tendonitis, leg exercise
knee tendonitis, leg exercise, meniscus tear: You need to get an xray first then an MRI to see if you have a meniscus tear.This will give you pain.clicking,or buckling of your knee with usage,running stepping etc..You have to see if you have something structurally wrong with the knee..if this comes back...

Orthopedics: Middle phalanx fracture, phalanx fracture, middle phalanx
phalanx fracture, middle phalanx, epsom salts: Thats hard to say Hasnain..if fracture was into the actual joint and not treated properly you will have residual stiffness and pain of this joint and eventually arthritis will set in. Here in the states we have something called epsom salts where you can put...

Orthopedics: Neck Pain, podiatrist 60618, Chicago Podiatrist
podiatrist 60618, Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist.: Dear Cindy, This Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist & West Loop Podiatrist says....... See an orthopedist who specialist in neck surgery. You may have had a fracture-which appears to have healed with arthritis of that area of the cervical spine. The...

Orthopedics: Re.tennis elbow and nerve decompression, tennis elbow surgery, nerve conduction studies
tennis elbow surgery, nerve conduction studies, symptoms of tennis elbow: Here in the states we would do nerve conduction studies/EMG to see if you have any nerve damage before decompression surgery is done. Only about 3% of cases need tennis elbow surgery. To do both at same time will take many weeks to get over 6-12 weeks at best....

Orthopedics: Urgent help knee injury, knee sprains, pop sensation
knee sprains, pop sensation, hello doctor: Jenny, Not sure by your history if you hurt your knee or hamstring..It sounds like you strained your hamstring muscle..this is usually very painful and person can feel or here a pop sensation..now if your knee is swollen and painful and you heard pop in knee...

Orthopedics: Weird tightness on my anteromedial knee., podiatrist 60618, Chicago Podiatrist
podiatrist 60618, Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist.: Dear Dean, This Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist & West Loop Podiatrist says....... Your pain still sounds like tendonitis or just soreness of those muscles in the area secondary to over-exercise. If the weird feeling persists-then suspect irritation...

Orthopedics: Not able to sit fully cross-legged, podiatrist 60618, Chicago Podiatrist
podiatrist 60618, Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist: Dear Bragadeesh, This Orthopedic Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist & West Loop Podiatrist says....... Always do gentle warm-ups by moving the knees in different directions- including knee circles if she can. Do gentle exercises & make sure Mom is...

Orthopedics: Ankle swelling and pain, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist 60661
podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist 60661, Podiatrist 60126: Dear Punam, This Chicago Podiatrist located in West Loop 60661,Roscoe Village 60618,Elmhurst 60126 & Bartlett 60103 says... Assuming that the ankle pain is only localized ankle arthritis (perhaps gout) and not more serious, then healing time should be around...

Orthopedics: Leg pain, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist 60661
podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist 60661, Podiatrist 60126: Dear Latrena, This Chicago Podiatrist located in West Loop 60661,Roscoe Village 60618,Elmhurst 60126 & Bartlett 60103 says... For your numb leg & low back pain....Follow up with your doctor for possible physical therapy and exercises. If you are obese-then...

Orthopedics: Osteoporosis, podiatrist 60618, Chicago Podiatrist
podiatrist 60618, Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist: Dear Oussain Shah, This Orthopedic Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist & West Loop Podiatrist says....... For your dad s back pain...He may have arthritis with the osteoporosis. Sometimes a brace may allow the patient to be able to sit. He needs to...

Orthopedics: PKR post surgical pain - will SynVisc help?, podiatrist 60618, Chicago Podiatrist
podiatrist 60618, Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist.: Dear Jim This Chicago Orthopedic Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist & West Loop Podiatrist says....... See a sports medicine podiatrist-who can evaluate you for orthotics. Sometimes an orthotic may place your knee in a more neutral position-the patella should...

Orthopedics: Rolled ankle, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist 60661
podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist 60661, Podiatrist 60126: Dear Azad, This Orthopedic Chicago Podiatrist 60618, Elmhurst Podiatrist 60126 & West Loop Podiatrist 60661 says....... For your rolled ankle.. You didn t mention the calcaneofibular ligament-which may be sprained. I would be doing aggressive physical...

Orthopedics: thigh pain, possible orthotics, podiatrist 60618, Chicago Podiatrist
podiatrist 60618, Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist.orthotics for arthritis: Dear Om Ali, This Orthopedic Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist & West Loop Podiatrist says....... For your back pain...You have the beginnings of arthritis. Perhaps from carrying the kids on one side of your hip. Try carrying them on the other hip...

Orthopedics: 16 month old with right toe issue, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60126
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618: Dear Jessica, This Chicago Podiatrist located in West Loop 60661,Roscoe Village 60618,Elmhurst 60126 & Bartlett 60103 says... For your daughter s Right toe...... Go see an orthopedic surgeon who does pediatric foot surgery. Don t be afraid to ask about...

Orthopedics: heel pain & ankle pain, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60126
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618: Dear Joy, This Chicago Podiatrist located in West Loop 60661,Roscoe Village 60618,Elmhurst 60126 & Bartlett 60103 says... For your heel pain-Sometimes after hip surgery the side that had the surgery becomes a little shorter. That would cause stretching of...

Orthopedics: Joint pains, easy joint sprains and possible carpal tunnel, symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, stapling paper
symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, stapling paper, stress ball: Shaun, You need blood work to rule out rheum. arthritis or other uncommon things in someone your age. There are things like Lupus,Multiple sclerosis etc..that arent likely but may need to be ruled out eventually. As far as CTS it doesnt sound like that. It...

Orthopedics: my knee, podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60661
podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618: Dear Ali, This Chicago Podiatrist located in West Loop 60661,Roscoe Village 60618,Elmhurst 60126 & Bartlett 60103 says... For your knee pain & now shoulder pain. I suspect some form of arthritis. Different forms of arthritis respond differently to different...

Orthopedics: mri, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60126
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618: Dear Hazel, This Chicago Podiatrist located in West Loop 60661,Roscoe Village 60618,Elmhurst 60126 & Bartlett 60103 says... That is variant(abnormality)of the the vein from the kidney. A retroaortic left renal vein translates into being behind the aorta...

Orthopedics: severe cut/forefinger/hygienic care thereafter, epsom salts, pip joint
epsom salts, pip joint, deep incision: Kenneth, Yes if it has been over 2 wks ,generally should be good to wash with soap and water (liquid-anti-bacterial kind that you can get almost anywhere) and let dry out. I personally don t advise the neosporins etc..they are mainly vaseline and keep the...

Orthopedics: tingling and numbness in right foot, podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60661
podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618: Dear Barbara, This Chicago Podiatrist located in West Loop 60661,Roscoe Village 60618,Elmhurst 60126 & Bartlett 60103 says... For your foot numbness..... Although most inconsistent numbness is suspect to irritation around the spine(tight muscles & or arthritic...

Orthopedics: wrist injury, ligament damage, orthopedic doctor
ligament damage, orthopedic doctor, pushup: ZA, It has been going on 3 mos. and still not healed. I would advise a wrist MRI to rule out a TFCC tear, a type of ligament tear in the wrist.Before you continue to train and use it more. No xray or exam will determine this. In fact MRI s aren t 100% , but...

Orthopedics: Muscle pain for a year, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist 60126: These Chicago Podiatrists, Elmhurst Podiatrists & South Loop Orthopedic Podiatrists say....... Dear Karen, For your muscle pain--- Sound like a chronic muscle or tendon pull. Could also possibly be an area of pressure on the nerve that goes to the painful...

Orthopedics: rotator cuff tear and factures, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist 60126: These Chicago Podiatrists, Elmhurst Podiatrists & South Loop Orthopedic Podiatrists say....... Dear Julie, For your torn tendon--- Your best bet is to seek an orthopedic consult from a shoulder specialist. Not knocking the E.R. doc, but the E.R. doc...

Orthopedics: 5th metatarsal fracture, 5th metatarsal fracture, orthopedic doctor
5th metatarsal fracture, orthopedic doctor, complient: Cast or boot either one is typically fine..with the boot you have to make sure the patient is complient.That is wears it whenever weight bearing. Midshafts can be non-union,ie it doesn t grow together..can be 40% of the time. If your Dr is comfortable with...

Orthopedics: Bone Spur, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist: These Chicago Podiatrists, Elmhurst Podiatrists & South Loop Orthopedic Podiatrists say....... Dear Justin, Another break would not remove the bone spur. At this point in time-choices are live with it or repair surgically. May be worth seeing a hand...

Orthopedics: Burning feeling behind left shoulder blade, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist: These Chicago Podiatrists, Elmhurst Podiatrists & South Loop Orthopedic Podiatrists say....... Dear Jeremy, For your shoulder pain.You have aggravated the muscle or nerve that goes to that area. Try icing the area for a few days,max dose of Alleve and...

Orthopedics: Hip Labaral Tear with Paralabral Cyst, paralabral cyst, labral tear
Orthopedics: Hip Labaral Tear with Paralabral Cyst, paralabral cyst, labral tear, apartment fire

Orthopedics: Hip Labaral Tear with Paralabral Cyst, mr arthrogram, paralabral cyst
mr arthrogram, paralabral cyst, left hip pain: It may be a little too soon to tell..I would give it several more weeks,with limited weight bearing. Most likely The cyst was a result of the tear..which causes subchondral changes/damage..If not getting better then you may want 2nd opinion to see if cyst...

Orthopedics: Hip Pain, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist 60126: These Chicago Podiatrists, Elmhurst Podiatrists & South Loop Orthopedic Podiatrists say....... Dear Stuart, For your hip pain--- Labral tears are known to cause arthritis. Ask your doctor how much arthritis is in your hip joint. Unable to tell from...

Orthopedics: Arch Pain----Strayer Procedure, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Bartlett Pod: These Chicago Podiatrists,Bartlet & Elmhurst Podiatrists & South Loop Orthopedic Podiatrists say....... Dear Andrea, First try a lift in the shoe of the shorter limb.If it is only half an inch difference-it s worth a try. Also have the lift put in orthotics...

Orthopedics: Broken Collar bone, shoulder range of motion, broken collar bone
shoulder range of motion, broken collar bone, ligament tears: Would need to see xrays to make sure healing properly,but if healing normally then jogging at 4 wks should be ok. Can t really speed up healing. Shoulder range of motion by physical therapy should help. Sometimes surgery is needed for grade 3 AC ligament tear...

Orthopedics: Finger Joint Puncture Injury, tendon sheath, injury occured
tendon sheath, injury occured, second prong: Maegan, You really need to get this checked on by a hand orthopedist..not walk-in clinic..you could have an infection that is sequestered off within your bone or along tendon or tendon sheath.Since it is sequestered off it may not present like normal infection...

Orthopedics: hip pain, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist: Dear Barrie, This Chicago, Bartlett & Elmhurst Podiatrist says.... That s why your therapist is a therapist & not a doctor. Stop the therapy if not helping. The pain is probably related to the spur or arthritis of the joint-not scar tissue (overused meaningless...

Orthopedics: knee pain, everyday chores, hello doctor
everyday chores, hello doctor, heigth: Well over here we would get xray to check bones etc.. first visit,also make sure no infection of the joint,try NSAIDs (medicine like Motrin)then if not better get MRI to see if you have torn cartilage or ligament.Sometime we aspirate fluid inside knee to take...

Orthopedics: long-time broken ring finger, collateral ligament, extensor tendon
collateral ligament, extensor tendon, flexor tendon: Stefanie, Yes surgery would be only thing that MAY help, you most likely tore/ruptured your collateral ligament of the PIP joint(middle knuckle)and or possibly split your flexor tendon(palm side of finger) which may cause the hyper extension from your extensor...

Orthopedics: anckle weaknes/pain, nerve injury, carpal tunnel
nerve injury, carpal tunnel, numbness: Might be Tarsal Tunnel syndrome..which is like carpal tunnel of the foot, there is a nerve that gets inflammed or injured and causes numbness and tingling in the foot. May need surgery.Other thing could be peroneal nerve injury which is nerve that runs from...

Orthopedics: heel pain after ORIF, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist: This Chicago, South Loop & Elmhurst Podiatrist of AnklenfootCenters.com says....... Dear Laurel, For your heel pain. Please call your foot surgeon ASAP and have this discussion with them. I do not give advice during post-operative care. This is the patient...

Orthopedics: Painful feet, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist: These Chicago Podiatrists, Elmhurst Podiatrists & South Loop Orthopedic Podiatrists say....... Dear Gary, Had to make public-since I only answer public questions-So that all may benefit..... See your internist regarding your symptoms-which may be warfarin...

Orthopedics: Pinched Nerve Lower Back/ Disc Problems, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist: This Chicago, South Loop & Elmhurst Podiatrist of AnklenfootCenters.com says....... Dear Jim, An Orthopedic Surgeon operates on bones & joints of the body. A Neurosurgeon operates on nerves.If the Orthopedic Surgeon is a back surgery specialist-then that...

Orthopedics: Sciatica Pain in Leg?, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist: Dear Puis This Chicago, Bartlett & Elmhurst Podiatrist says.... Sounds like your pain may be due to sciatica-or some arthritis of the sciatic joints that irritates the sciatic nerve. Check a dermatome chart on the internet to see the area that matches-S1-S2....

Orthopedics: Tennis Court Safety, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist: These Chicago Podiatrists, Elmhurst Podiatrists & South Loop Orthopedic Podiatrists say....... Dear Jean, The court is not orthopedic friendly at all-and I would advise not playing on it if you play competitively. If you are not doing a lot of stops &...

Orthopedics: Walking Hip Pain, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist: These Chicago Podiatrists, Elmhurst Podiatrists & South Loop Orthopedic Podiatrists say....... Dear Kaleb, Unless you have arthritis in the family-sounds like a muscle pull of the hip. Try to rest it and avoid movements that hurt for a minimum of 2 weeks,...

Orthopedics: burning feet, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist: This Chicago, South Loop & Elmhurst Orthopedic Podiatrist of AnklenfootCenters.com says....... Dear Elizabeth, For your burning feet, You never mentioned the cause of the neuropathies---ask the neurologist. You mentioned that you were taking a migraine...

Orthopedics: Middle finger is crooked after using hand gripper, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist: This Chicago, South Loop & Elmhurst Orthopedic Podiatrist of AnklenfootCenters.com says....... Dear Matt, For your crooked finger.Perhaps you have strained/torn the extensor tendons that control the straightness of the finger. If they remain crooked-then...

Orthopedics: Back Pain, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist: This Chicago, South Loop & Elmhurst Podiatrist of AnklenfootCenters.com says....... Dear Arjun, For your back pain. Most back pain that is not related to direct pathology(such as an infection) will improve with minor treatment in 8 months with exercises...

Orthopedics: Sciatica Leg Pain and Herniated Disk, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist: This Chicago, South Loop & Elmhurst Podiatrist of AnklenfootCenters.com says....... Dear Chris, For your sciatica.Unfortunately sciatica can take up to 90 days to quiet down. That said-you should have seen a fair to moderate improvement within 6 weeks-without...

Orthopedics: Lump just above ankle, severe pain, numbness from knee down throughout foot, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist: Dear Stephanie, For your swollen foot & leg-do not wait Please go to the E.R. Whenever there is something going on that appears to be progressive---then seek treatment. Hope This Helps! and Good Luck! The podiatrists of AnkleNFootCenters.com are...

Orthopedics: metatarsal fracture, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist: Dear Tanya, For your 5th metatarsal fracture.... The fifth metatarsal can take longer to heal than the other metatarsals due to the fact that fractures usually occur in the base-which is cortical bone & may take longer to heal.It should continue to feel...

Orthopedics: popping and clicking 3 years after total hip replacemant, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist: Dear Jenette, If you trust your doctor-then go get an opinion from him/her. Express your concerns. Find out exactly what went wrong & what the doctor would do to prevent from recurring. Ask lot s of questions and remember there is no gun to your head to...

Orthopedics: Arthritis, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist: Dear Jayakumar, This Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist & West Loop Podiatrist says....... For your suspected arthritis..... There was some form of inflammation when the labs were drawn. Cannot tell without additional information/labs & an in person...

Orthopedics: heel pain & Achilles Tendonitis, podiatrist 60618, Chicago Podiatrist
podiatrist 60618, Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist: Dear Linda, This Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist & West Loop Podiatrist says....... For your heel pain & Achilles Tendonitis.... If you are overweight-now is a good time to go on a diet. If you can continue the physical therapy for a total of 3...

Orthopedics: Knee pain, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60618, Podiatrist: Dear Emma, For your knee pain .... Please tell your parents to seek another opinion. Your symptoms are too vague for me to even guess. The physician you saw should have referred to someone more knowledgeable. Pain is not normal & should be re-examined...

Orthopedics: Knee pain, podiatrist 60618, Chicago Podiatrist
podiatrist 60618, Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist. Roscoe Village Podiatrist: Dear Sarah, This Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist & West Loop Podiatrist says....... For your knee pain..... The medicine you are taking is a very powerful anti-inflammatory-which helps relieve the pain of the suspected injury. It could be a simple...

Orthopedics: ankle & knee pain, podiatrist 60618, Chicago Podiatrist
podiatrist 60618, Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist.: Dear Jeni, This Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist & West Loop Podiatrist says....... For your ankle & knee pain..... Use PRICE for both for now. Protect-Wear an ankle & knee wrap and limit the movements that aggravate it-at least 3 weeks....

Orthopedics: Broken middle finger wont bend, stretching the skin, finger joint
stretching the skin, finger joint, middle finger: You dont say exactly what kind of fracture you had and where on the middle finger..but generally 8 weeks of splinting of a finger joint is extremely long ( did you miss follow up appts??) and is likely going to make finger joint really stiff..I would get in...

Orthopedics: Elbow Injury, range of motion exercises, lateral epicondylitis
range of motion exercises, lateral epicondylitis, tennis elbow: Sounds like lateral epicondylitis,a type of tendonitis to outside bone in elbow. There is no cure per se because it is caused by useage. Try Ice 3 x day x 10 mins then moist heat x 5 mins. Do range of motion exercises.Apply OTC biofreeze or get a Rx of topical...

Orthopedics: Finger dislocation, podiatrist 60618, Chicago Podiatrist
podiatrist 60618, Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist.: Dear Melissa, This Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist & West Loop Podiatrist says....... Try to get a better diagnosis. Sometimes with dislocations there is an injury to the bone where the joint attaches. If the enlargement is due to a bone chip or...

Orthopedics: Hip Pain, hip bursitis, cortisone injection
hip bursitis, cortisone injection, hip socket: You don t mention your wt.but excessive wt can cause hip knee jt pain over time..but you need an xray and exam at the least and possibly an MRI. You might have a tear in the outer portion of the hip socket called the labrum, this can really only be Dx by an...

Orthopedics: Knee Pain, cortisone injection, meniscus repair
cortisone injection, meniscus repair, scar tissue: Samantha, Meniscus usually will have some locking or clicking and buckling of knee with pain. Unfortunately you will probably need another MRI to try and find out what the problem is..Ice is generally the best to use for swelling and inflammation. cortisone...

Orthopedics: Knee and shoulder problems, cortisone injections, cartilage damage
cortisone injections, cartilage damage, mri of the knee: You need to see an orthopedic surgeon,if you are seeing one then seek a second opinion if you are not satisfied. If you have partial tears or MCL or ACL PT is usually recommended..but if you have done PT for 8-12wks I doubt more will help much. You shouldn...

Orthopedics: OA In knees and VA, podiatrist 60618, Chicago Podiatrist
podiatrist 60618, Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist.: Dear Joe, This Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist & West Loop Podiatrist says....... For your osteoarthritis..... New studies show that previous trauma to a joint may predispose that joint to osteoarthritis. Unfortunately there are no real way to know...

Orthopedics: alkaline phosphatase, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60126
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618: Dear Nader, This Chicago Podiatrist located in West Loop 60661,Roscoe Village 60618,Elmhurst 60126 & Bartlett 60103 says... For your alkaline phosphatase...... Try to find a large hospital You will probably need an internist-who may need the help of specialists...

Orthopedics: chevron osteotomy correction, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60126
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618: Dear Mel, This Chicago Podiatrist located in West Loop 60661,Roscoe Village 60618,Elmhurst 60126 & Bartlett 60103 says... For your chevron osteotomy correction...... Ask for a lengthening osteotomy. The Lapidus may be a shortening procedure-may depend on...

Orthopedics: Hip revision, hip revision, bone density
hip revision, bone density, x rays: It really depends on many factors that your surgeon would best be able to answer..ie subsequent examinations,weight,build,smoking hx,bone density,diabetes,how athletic/active you were before etc..generally it will be to your tolerance.. patients gradually...

Orthopedics: Humerus fracture recovery..., podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60126
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618: Dear Josip, This Chicago Podiatrist located in West Loop 60661,Roscoe Village 60618, Elmhurst 60126 & Bartlett 60103 says... For your humerus fracture... The weight training will actually strengthen the bone. Make sure you start with lighter weights (@...

Orthopedics: Knee feels funny...?, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60126
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618: Dear Sarah, This Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist & West Loop Podiatrist says....... Your knee pain sounds like mild capsulitis or bursitis fluid in the knee)of the knee joint secondary to walking. You may have stretched the muscles around the...

Orthopedics: Knee injury consultation, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60126
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618: Dear Saurabh, This Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist & West Loop Podiatrist says....... You may try physiotherapy and hope that the ACL tear is not complete. Usually that will produce instability. The tears may be able to heal with physiotherapy....

Orthopedics: Knee Pain, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60126
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618: Dear Kalyan, This Chicago Podiatrist, Elmhurst Podiatrist & West Loop Podiatrist says....... For your knee pain.... Go see a good orthopedist who will pick the best test for your pain. Your leg pain sounds like myositis of your leg. Your best solution...

Orthopedics: Shoulder pain, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60126
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618: Dear Sean, This Orthopedic Chicago Podiatrist located in West Loop 60661,Roscoe Village 60618,Elmhurst 60126 & Bartlett 60103 says... Continue to ice the area only. Try to find a position that does not irritate that area. You symptoms are too vague to determine-but...

Orthopedics: Knee Pain, podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60126
podiatrist 60661, podiatrist 60126, podiatrist 60618: Dear Xourtney, This Orthopedic Chicago Podiatrist located in West Loop 60661,Roscoe Village 60618, Elmhurst 60126 & Bartlett 60103 says... Sounds like you may have injured a knee ligament.You should protect the area with an elastic wrap, avoid movements...