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Orthopedics: ankle concern, inversion sprain, wobble board
inversion sprain, wobble board, mri report: Hi Todd, Actually it is quite easy to diagnose your present condition from the excellent history you relay. First, you suffered a severe inversion sprain, this means you tore, to some degree, the medial talo-fibular ligament. This is the tender spot...

Orthopedics: ankle fracture recovery, lateral malleolus, medial malleolus
lateral malleolus, medial malleolus, simple fracture: LeRoy, It is possible that you are still have pain due to instability or it could be scar tissue (among other things). Your symptoms may improve with stretching/stability training. I doubt that training for a marathon will help the problem but it may...

Orthopedics: ankle fracture, ankle fracture, typical recovery
ankle fracture, typical recovery, recovery period: Sorry to hear about your wife s injury. Tell her not to get discourage with her slow progress. There are many factors that affect how fast a person will recover from an injury like this. The two biggest are, how active/healthy the person was before the injury...

Orthopedics: appointment with new orthopedic surgeon, knee scope, good doctors
knee scope, good doctors, initial appointment: Hi jackie The first thing you should do is ask your doctor for a referral. This happens frequently where an insurance company drops a doctor and most good doctors will refer out. Other questions you might ask are: 1. Ask the new doctor for a way...

Orthopedics: arm, median nerve, funny bone
median nerve, funny bone, carpal tunnel: The median nerve provides sensation to the thumb, pointer and middle finger. Tingling in these fingers can be an indication of compression on that nerve. This can occur at different locations including the carpal tunnel at the wrist (carpal tunnel syndrome),...

Orthopedics: avascular necrosis, massive doses, knee cap
massive doses, knee cap, pulmonologist: Hi Judy, Many people taking prednisone unchecked get multiostotic necrosis, the key is get on a different med and off the steroids for awhile. This is one of those, the cure is worse than the disease situations. Get another pulmonologist that uses other...

Orthopedics: Big Toe Pain after hip surgery, big toe pain, hip surgery
big toe pain, hip surgery, leg length: Hi Diana I ve heard of siatica pain after hip surgery, but never pain in the toe or foot. Could it be that because of the surgery, he has not gotten his normal gait back yet and that is causing pain? If someone doesn t walk correctly, pain can refer to...

Orthopedics: Bike Injury, ligament tears, cartilage tears
ligament tears, cartilage tears, tire blowout: Hi Karen, Sorry to hear about your injury! You didn t mention getting checked over by a physician. Have you? If not, see your primary care physician or an Urgent Care/Immediate Care physician for a check-over. They may want to do some physical tests...

Orthopedics: Bleeding after hip replacement, mistake of my life, hip socket
mistake of my life, hip socket, initial pain: Hi Michelle When a person has a hip replacement it s imperative that they follow the doctor s orders to the letter. The main problem is that shortly after the initial pain from surgery wears off, we feel that we can do anything. You have to remember the...

Orthopedics: Blood in hip,leg and buttuck areas after surgery, hip revisions, mini surgery
hip revisions, mini surgery, kidney failure: Dear Debra Unfortunately I am not a doctor and therefore can t really tell you why this is happening to you. Have you gotten a second opinion? If your doctors have not explained the reasons why this is happening, you need to sit him or her down for a...

Orthopedics: Body Sounds and Muscle strain in back, body sounds, school nurse
body sounds, school nurse, practicer: Hi Jodi, I would be happy to address all these issues by phone since the magnitude of complaints precludes written correspondence. In addition, asking you pertinent questions will precipitate a better answer, my number is 708-466-9994, feel free to call...

Orthopedics: Bone bruise, orthopedic surgon, musculoskeletal problem
orthopedic surgon, musculoskeletal problem, bone bruise: Courtney Sorry I took so long to get back to you. I can not think of any musculoskeletal that reason you would have a bone bruise without trauma. With that said, MRIs are not perfect and can show things that either are not there or are not important. I...

Orthopedics: Bone and muscle bruising, professional physical therapy, groin area
professional physical therapy, groin area, nerve damage: Dear Dereck Please get another opinion. Your surgeon may be correct, but I would like to see you contact a neurologist as well for the nerve questions. Are you getting any professional physical therapy? Muscles cannot heal well unless you are exercising...

Orthopedics: Bones!, bone density test, diet exercise
bone density test, diet exercise, sharon davis: Dear My fawny Things can always change. A bone density can have changes show up over a period of years, specifically if you have changes in diet, exercise and general health. If you are older, (and you don t specify) your age, you might want to ask...

Orthopedics: Boxers Fracture, national health service, best bet
national health service, best bet, fracture: Blake Most of the time in a case like yours the best bet is to just leave it alone. Often the person will get back full or nearly full function. The only other option may be surgery but that could leave you worse off in the long run. Good luck Adam...

Orthopedics: BROKEN FEMUR, teaching hospitals, sharon davis
teaching hospitals, sharon davis, hip replacement: Hi Mary I am so sorry for all the pain and aggravation you are going through right now. Unfortunately I do not know much about rods in the hip. I have heard of it, but that s not really my expertise. But that said, here s what I would do. Get a second...

Orthopedics: Broken foot?, needle aspiration, cargo ships
needle aspiration, cargo ships, durnin: Hi Kim, Avoid heat at all costs, use ice every chance you get. if tissue begins to get very hard, needle aspiration to drain the fluid may be necessary until you reach a doctor. Make sure the area is kept sterile ans the needle if needed. It will peak in...

Orthopedics: Broken Radial Head, pain meds, elbow joint
pain meds, elbow joint, radial head: Hello Susan Although my expertise is not in the area of the elbow joint, I do have experience in recuperating post trauma. I doubt that your osteopenia is contributing to your fatigue. As you know, osteopenia is a precursor to osteoporosis which is...

Orthopedics: Broken Tibia & Fibula, tibia fibula, nerve involvement
tibia fibula, nerve involvement, nerve damage: Hi Patti I am so sorry but this is not my area of expertise. I m better at hip related things. But I know how frustrating it is when you try and ask a question and get no answer. Please double check my answer with your doctor. When I was in a body...

Orthopedics: Broken wrist, cartlidge, gut reaction
cartlidge, gut reaction, x ray: My expertise is in hips, not wrists, but my gut reaction is that she has not broken her wrist again. There are a lot of tendons and cartlidge in that area, and it may be that she has not healed completely yet. In fact, sometimes when you are immobile in a...

Orthopedics: Burning/Tingling Pain in Left Shoulder Blade, cervical disc bulge, pain in left shoulder blade
cervical disc bulge, pain in left shoulder blade, pain in left shoulder: Hi Leigh, It is too low, your problem is most likely a cervical disc bulge easily decompressed with towel traction. Find a highly recommended DC that utilizes this technique and you should be symptom free in a week or two. If you need help finding a qualified...

Orthopedics: Butt and leg pain, diagnostic exam, sharon davis
diagnostic exam, sharon davis, leg pain: Kyle You need to go to your primary doctor and ask him or her for an MRI in order to see what exactly what is going on in the leg. Until you get a diagnosis, any doctor you see is going to give you treatments upon treatments and it s a catch as catch...

Orthopedics: babys hips, sharon davis, diagnostic tests
sharon davis, diagnostic tests, second opinion: I m not sure what bum shuffling is. Never heard of it. Make sure you get her the the best pediatric doctor available. Then when you speak with him, and get her the diagnostic tests, take the results to another doctor for a second opinion. Unless I know...

Orthopedics: bilateral hip dysplasia, total hip replacements, hip dysplasia
total hip replacements, hip dysplasia, bilateral hip: Hi Michelle If you have already had an osteotomy on the hip, I doubt there is anything else that can be done outside of more surgery, but please understand that I am not a doctor and my expertise is in recovery of total hip replacements so your doctor would...

Orthopedics: bilateral hip dysplasia, periacetabular osteotomy, field hockey team
periacetabular osteotomy, field hockey team, hip dysplasia: Hi Pam, Definitely wait, this has many benefits. Better and improved alternatives will likely become available and she may never need the surgery at all. For example, this time last year you could not get joint resurfacing, since October of last year the...

Orthopedics: bone structure, portuguese descent, bone structure
portuguese descent, bone structure, teaching hospitals: Hi Nobie No, I ve never heard of the difference in bone structure. You might want to look into contacting teaching hospitals to see if they have an interest in it, or contacting medicals schools. Sometimes students do reports of things like that. Sharon...

Orthopedics: bone surgery, weather cause, metal screws
weather cause, metal screws, grandson age: Dear Pat I just re-read your message and felt I had to respond even though you realize the advice I am giving you, is just my opinion since I only know about hips.. Some people have problems with bones when the weather is bad. My hips tend to lock...

Orthopedics: bones, best bet, sharon davis
best bet, sharon davis, rule of thumb: I really don t feel comfortable answering your question as my expertise is in total hip replacement. My rule of thumb though, is that if something seems wrong with you body, see a doctor. In your case, a good orthopedist would be the best bet since he or...

Orthopedics: boxers fracture, swolen, ring finger
swolen, ring finger, pinky: Your doctor should have given you some exercises to increase your motion and strength. I make sure that my patients move there affect fingers as often as they can and I have them use their other hand to stretch their fingers (bend and straighten). ...

Orthopedics: broken bone on hand, breaking bones, cosmetic reasons
breaking bones, cosmetic reasons, ring finger: Hi Jesse, Yes, I have heard of physicians breaking bones and re-aligning them. However, they usually base part of their decision on whether or not making the bone straightor will improve your function/use. If it is only for cosmetic reasons, they will...

Orthopedics: broken femur, physical therapy evaluation, sharon davis
physical therapy evaluation, sharon davis, orthopedist: Dear Nichole I would insist that the orthopedist send your for a physical therapy evaluation. Your son is young and any mistakes now in his diagnosis, could impact the healing of the foot. If he is limping and the break is healed, you need to get...

Orthopedics: broken finger, broken finger, growth plates
broken finger, growth plates, little finger: Loretta It s funny you should have problem with your son and a broken finger. My son also broke his thumb but not as bad as your son. Get a second opinion. Ask if the break was in the growth plate. If it was in the growth plate there may be a problem....

Orthopedics: broken heel, march fracture, bed rest
march fracture, bed rest, dr tim: HI Joanne, It is impossible to say without knowing the extent of the fracture. A simple march fracture doesn t need surgery and heals in 6 weeks. A medial comminuted tibial split fracture takes a year. I need to know specifics. Let me know if they become...

Orthopedics: broken hip, nerve damage, recovery period
nerve damage, recovery period, neurologist: Hi Nancy Unfortunately I am not an expert with the surgery you had in regard to pins. Maybe though, I can give you some food for thought and you can run it by your doctor. Here s my thoughts and maybe it will help. Could it be that the screws are hitting...

Orthopedics: broken hipp recovery time and therapy, mail carrier, hip replacements
mail carrier, hip replacements, femoral head: Hi Michelle These are questions that you need to address with your orthopedist. Unfortunately I don t have expertise in the area that you are asking about. I know that with hip replacements the recovery time is about 3-6 months to resume to full activities...

Orthopedics: broken knees, bone stimulators, broken knees
bone stimulators, broken knees, fixation device: Hi Kathy, Your husbands has very serious injuries, I sustained the same ones in an accident in 2000. I know just about everything there is to know medically and from a patient perspective about this. There is a great deal i have to go over with you, oxygen...

Orthopedics: two broken legs, nondisplaced fracture, home health care
nondisplaced fracture, home health care, orthopod: Hi Judy, I agree with the ortho, he needs to ice it as much as possible and keep it elevated. Weight bearing as tolerated, the fibula is clinically insignificant since it is not a weight bearing structure and is non-displaced. I typed up a previous response...

Orthopedics: broken shoulder, hip replacements, broken shoulder
hip replacements, broken shoulder, sharon davis: Dear Joe I am very sorry, but if you read my bio, you will see that I have no expertise regarding shoulder injuries. My expertise lies in the hip area and especially with patients with hip replacements. I will tell you though that from what I hear,...

Orthopedics: broken shoulder, hospitalization time, bone surgery
hospitalization time, bone surgery, broken shoulder: Hi Jackie I can t really address all of your concerns since my expertise is in the area of hips, not shoulders, but the shoulder is joint, as is the hip, so I hope that I can address some of your concerns. Please ask your doctor to confirm what I tell...

Orthopedics: broken shoulder, short term disability plans, short term disability
short term disability plans, short term disability, ball and socket joint: Hi Jenna, Bone fractures usually heal within 6-8 weeks. If the fracture is not too close to the joint, it will usually heal fairly well. But if it is a very involved fracture (broken in several places or displaced) or if it is too near the ball and socket...

Orthopedics: broken tib/fib, poor blood supply, tibial fractures
poor blood supply, tibial fractures, bone stimulator: Hi Deb, Since the Tib has poor blood supply, I got both an ultrasound and electrical stimulator. I also took a ton of glucosamine sulfate, my Ortho couldn t belive how it turned out. Get on that right away, tibial fractures are nasty, I know all to well...

Orthopedics: broken tib/fib, freak accident, fixator
freak accident, fixator, wgt: Hi Deb, Well you sure know how to pick um Deborah! I can empathize with you since I just broke my tibia in 28 places and have an ilizerof fixator and half pins in it. It just got the thing removed after spending a year in it. I couldn t get out of bed...

Orthopedics: broken toe, long periods of time, broken toe
long periods of time, broken toe, definitive answer: Hi Wade, Ouch, that sounds painful! I m sorry to say that I really can t give you a definitive answer on this. If there is a bump, it could be a spur, or it could be that the bone never healed properly. You should really have a doctor look at it because...

Orthopedics: bunions, z-foot, flat feet, accessory naviculars, south east usa, tight muscles
south east usa, tight muscles, orthopedic physicians: Hi Kaely, Many times, people who have bunions removed don t have rehabilitation, but rather are sent home to heal. Those with flat feet are sent to therapy to have their intrinsic (meaning small muscles that are in the foot) muscles strengthened...

Orthopedics: butt pain, flexibility exercises, pins and needles
flexibility exercises, pins and needles, pins and needles sensation: Hi Jimmy, Ask your chiropractor if some stabilization or flexibility exercises would help keep things in alignment after she does the adjustments...that may help decrease the frequency with which you have to go in. Another alternative would be to talk...

Orthopedics: butt pain, butt pain, natural response
butt pain, natural response, medical evaluation: Hi Joann, thank you for your question. I agree that 6 weeks is adequate time to wait for the pain and limping to decrease on their own. It may be prudent to have the symptoms evaluated by your physician so that a diagnosis and treatment plan can be developed....

Orthopedics: butt pain, flexibility exercises, pins and needles
flexibility exercises, pins and needles, pins and needles sensation: Hi Jimmy, Ask your chiropractor if some stabilization or flexibility exercises would help keep things in alignment after she does the adjustments...that may help decrease the frequency with which you have to go in. Another alternative would be to talk...

Orthopedics: Causes of numbness, bladder function, poor posture
bladder function, poor posture, spinal manipulation: Spinal manipulation may be helpful in your case however, without examining you it is difficult for me to know for sure. There is evidence that if symptoms from low back problems refer below the knee, manipulation (adjustments) are usually less effective. ...

Orthopedics: Chronic pain after THR, thermal ablation, sacroiliac joints
thermal ablation, sacroiliac joints, low back pain: Karri First of all, being on a cane for several months after a THR is not unusual depending on how tough the surgery was, so don t be too concerned about the cane. You have had a lot of surgery, and you have a lot of different things going on. I am not...

Orthopedics: Chronic Sprained Ankle, foot fence, orthopedist
foot fence, orthopedist, xray: I m not sure if you reinjured ankle jumping over fence? At any rate If you had an xray plus an MRI and are seeing an orthopedist there s not alot more to do. You could try a walking boot and some PT if ortho feels it is appropriate. An MRI on the ankle is...

Orthopedics: Chronic Sprained Ankle, hair line fracture, wobble board
hair line fracture, wobble board, peroneal muscles: Cassie, There may be a hair line fracture in the leg but nothing should be done about it since it will heal fine on its own a lot faster weight bearing and walking then immobilized in a cast. For the ankle, you need to get a wobble board and shown how to...

Orthopedics: Clunking in brand new hip, worse case scenario, hip flexion
worse case scenario, hip flexion, device failure: Congrats on the new hip. I often have pts complain of clicking after their THA however, an actual clunk is not a normal complaint. A clunk can be indicative of excessive motion at the prosthesis. This can occur for different reasons including improperly...

Orthopedics: Compartment Syndrome and Pregnancy, leaving scars, pregnancy question
leaving scars, pregnancy question, safe during pregnancy: I would first get another doctor, no physician should be unreachable. Ice should be applied to the outside of the shin with a ziplock of ice wrapped in a warm moist towel for 10 minutes every other hour. There is no exact fasciotomy previously described cutting...

Orthopedics: Constant pain at the back of knee-3 months, popliteal cyst, mri report
popliteal cyst, mri report, orthopedic specialists: I wish I could help you, but first of all, knee problems are not my area, second of all, your question is so far out of my expertise that I can t answer it. If I were you, I d go to the biggest hospital in your area and find the head of orthopedics and...

Orthopedics: Continued groin pain 5 months after hip pinning, pain in the groin, groin pain
pain in the groin, groin pain, least three times: Hi Gail I am so sorry for all you are going through. As someone who has had both a mother and grandmother in a nursing home, I do understand your frustration. Your mom has had a lot of surgery, and then complicating factors which has severely limited...

Orthopedics: Cracked Rib?, fractured ribs, cracked rib
fractured ribs, cracked rib, x ray: Melanie, Coughing can occasionally caused fractured ribs but it is uncommon. More likely a rib could sublux (move out of place just a little). There is no way to know if your rib is/was fractured without an x-ray. I would suggest that you see a medical...

Orthopedics: Cramping in my hips, pain in my knee and ankle, muscle kind, hamstrings
muscle kind, hamstrings, health history: Yes it is Drew, if it was only that simple. There could easily be an underlying condition called TFL syndrome since it flared up over the hips with pushing. I don t believe it is just one problem but two or more going on at the same time. I can t stress enough...

Orthopedics: Crossing legs?, cartilage damage, crossing legs
cartilage damage, crossing legs, walking up stairs: There is no evidence that crossing your legs will injure your knees. Compared to activities like walking up stairs and running, there is little force on the knees when sitting with your legs crossed. I would imagine that sitting with your legs crossed would...

Orthopedics: Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, therapeutic exercises, fluidotherapy
therapeutic exercises, fluidotherapy, tight muscles: Hi, Therapy usually consists of therapeutic exercises to slowly regain your flexibility, strength and function. There will likely be some manual therapy, where the therapist works with stretching the tight muscles and massaging the incision area (after...

Orthopedics: cartilage and bone, anatomy class, diseases and conditions
anatomy class, diseases and conditions, time of conception: Hi James, From the time of conception, each cell is assigned a specific function...some are destined to be contractile tissues found in the heart, some are destined to become bone, some to be organs, etc. The softness of the bones at birth serves many...

Orthopedics: chondromalacia pattellae, inner thigh muscles, proper patella
inner thigh muscles, proper patella, quadricep exercises: Hi Apostolos, Make sure you take glucosamine sulfate with MSM, this is proven to rebuild cartilage. 3000/mg/day is the minimum dose, start with that. If the exercise doesn t bother the knees than it is OK but I think it will. Thigh squeezes would be better,...

Orthopedics: chronic overuse of muscles, groin strain, acute injuries
groin strain, acute injuries, sharon davis: Dear Marc Since I am not a doctor I cannot answer your question. Instead of an orthopedist, you might want to speak with an endocrinologist in regard to your feelings that you might have stunted growth. Since you did not suffer any of the reasons why...

Orthopedics: chronic pain after hip replacement, butt cheek, groin area
butt cheek, groin area, arthrogram: Ask your doctor if it is possible you have sustained some type of nerve or tendon damage. You might also want to ask for an arthrogram. That test is completed by shooting a dye into the hip area to see if there is any loosening of the prosthesis. An X...

Orthopedics: chronic upper back pain, chronic upper back pain, differential diagnosis
chronic upper back pain, differential diagnosis, local anesthetic: Osama I see symptoms like this quite often. As you know I can not diagnosis your symptoms over the internet, however I can give you a differential diagnosis. With a problem like this there are a few things to consider. (1) what structure(s) is/are...

Orthopedics: clavicle fracture, hairline fracture, x rays
hairline fracture, x rays, second opinion: Dear Deb My expertise is in the hip area. I do have a feeling that if you don t overdo things, and rest, that might help. Since I am not a doctor, I can t tell for sure how bad the injury is. Regardless, get a second opinion. Good luck to you. SHaor...

Orthopedics: clicking of bones, swimming classes, 4 months
swimming classes, 4 months, big time: Dear Gunjan This area is not my expertise, but I do know that after pregnancy, the joints feel as though they are loosening, so the exercise may help that. If this is something you have never experienced before, you should express your concerns to your...

Orthopedics: clunking and movement in my hip replacement, hip move, first three months
hip move, first three months, mid line: Dan You should NEVER flex your hip over a 90 degree angle, you should NEVER bend where your chest touches your lap. (If you are sitting in a chair, never bend straight over your lap.) You should never twist into a position where your upper body is twisted...

Orthopedics: coccyx pain, low back pain, groenewald
low back pain, groenewald, musculoskeletal problems: Ryan, It could be several things. Try to get in and see a good PT in your area. You may also want to talk with your MD first. Low back pain can refer pain in this area and you can have problems with your tail bone. There are also non-musculoskeletal...

Orthopedics: continued knee/thighpain after injury, femoral metaphysis, ossifying fibroma
femoral metaphysis, ossifying fibroma, bycycling: Hi Susan, Sorry I wasn t able to get back with you immediately but we have severe flooding here in the midwest and in our house. Your doctor is correct, the tracking of the knee cap is contingent on the strength of the inside leg muscles. 2 weeks is...

Orthopedics: cracked rib, cracked rib, durnin
cracked rib, durnin, chiroweb: Hi Bill, It totally depends on what rib you broke, if it is one of the top 7, then 6 weeks, if lower, 6 months. The reason being the bottom seven are avascular cartilage based structures and take forever to heal. The top 7 have great blood supply and heal...

Orthopedics: cracked rib, abdominal cavity, cracked rib
abdominal cavity, cracked rib, fractured rib: Most of the time the treatment for a fractured rib is leave it alone and let it heal. In rare occasions a fractured rib can poke into the abdominal cavity which can potentially damage organs (they are sharp). In these cases the rib may be stabilized or removed....

Orthopedics: cracking, nitrogen gas, index finger
nitrogen gas, index finger, knuckles: Hi Greg, You really shouldn t crack your knuckles regularly. There is some speculation that it could cause the ligaments (bands that hold the bones together) to get loose...which leads to you feeling like you need to crack them...which leads to more losening,...

Orthopedics: Daughter's knee pain, ace bandage, team gymnastics
ace bandage, team gymnastics, calf area: Leslie, Sorry about your daughters knee and sorry I did not get back to you sooner. It is a good sign that her knee pain is getting better. My suggestion is to not do any activity that makes the pain worse. If she feels a significant increase in her pain...

Orthopedics: Degenerative Arthritis, full time job, degenerative arthritis
full time job, degenerative arthritis, cartiledge: Dear William In my experience, your surgery, especially if it s a total hip replacement will affect your work if you do a lot of physical things. The problem you will find is that even though the new hip will alleviate your pain you will have restrictions....

Orthopedics: Driving after ankle surgery, minimal complications, broken ankle
minimal complications, broken ankle, ankle surgery: Impossible to answer Jackie without knowing exactly why was broke, if or how many screws there are, their location, if there was a plate or fusion and on and on. Each one is different. each surgeon is different. If it s a basic ORF with minimal complications,...

Orthopedics: My daughter is 12 years old..., phys ed, clavicle
phys ed, clavicle, philadelphia area: Clavicle fractures are very hard to stabilize and they often end up healing out of alignment. Most of the time there is no problem with the bone healing out of alignment. I do not know of any specific brace that has been shown to be effective. I also do not...

Orthopedics: My daughter has been told..., good posture, body mechanics
good posture, body mechanics, gristle: A disk is a type of cartilage that acts like a pillow between the back bones. When a disk is buldging, it means that the gristle like material inside is not in the very center where it is supposed to be, but has travelled outward towards towards the edge....

Orthopedics: Stand all day at work - injury prevention, work injury prevention, custom orthotics
work injury prevention, custom orthotics, eastern mountain sports: Carolyn, Standing on concrete all day can take a toll on ones body. Orthotics are not always the best option but can be helpful in some cases. What you got at Wal-Mart was most likely not an orthotic and was just a cushion. I do recommend that you see a medical...

Orthopedics: my dead hip**, durnin, chiroweb
durnin, chiroweb, dr timothy: Sure Perla, Hip replacement is the only option and is very safe and effective these days.At your young age it should go very well. The sooner you get it done the better since it will be easier to get a good placement. Rehab will take 6=8 weeks but you ll...

Orthopedics: degenerative bone diesease, arthrits, sharon davis
arthrits, sharon davis, best of luck: Dear Jeffrey: I honestly can t answser that question in full. It could be that you have the beginnings of arthrits, which comes with age, no matter what your job is. Arthritis can spread. The best thing you can do for yourself is to see an othopedist...

Orthopedics: depression after hip replacement, anti depressant drugs, hip replacement surgery
anti depressant drugs, hip replacement surgery, baja cal: Dear Suzanne Your feelings of depression are absolutely normal. I don t know how old you are, but the type of surgery you have had, although helpful to alleviative pain change your life. You may actually be correct that you are grieving for activities...

Orthopedics: depression, hip replacment, cause depression
hip replacment, cause depression, bad memories: Dear Sharon I also had my first one done over 30 years ago at the age of 16. I am now 47. My last revision was done in 2002 at the age of 45.! Over the past 30 years I ve had four revisions on each side,a total of 8 surgeries, just like you. Yes, you...

Orthopedics: dislocated shoulder, upper arm bone, shoulder range of motion
upper arm bone, shoulder range of motion, adhesive capsulitis: Al There are many factors that come into play with this question. I see many patients after a dislocation and some have full motion with in minutes and in others it takes months. There are a few factors that come into play 1) How old is the person?...

Orthopedics: Elbow pain, upper body workouts, golfers elbow
upper body workouts, golfers elbow, bursitis pain: It is hard to know what is causing your elbow pain without examining it. It has been present for quite some time so I would recommend that you get examined by a PT. Some possible causes of your pain are: Joint problems Tendonopathies...

Orthopedics: Exercises, upper body exercise, seperate
upper body exercise, seperate, exercises: This is really a question for your surgeon. I don t know your history and would hate to give you improper advice. You are probably safe with upper body exercise and exercise of the uninvolved leg. Although, you should still get clearance from your surgeon....

Orthopedics: Extreme heel pain, regional pain syndrome, heel spur
regional pain syndrome, heel spur, muscle cramping: Dan, That does sound odd, It looks like you are getting good treatment though and you are eliminating all the possibilities. They may want to consider a bone scan...and you may want to google/mayo clinic the term (RSD) Reflex sympathetic syndrome or the...

Orthopedics: explane patela femerial pain sydrome in english, femor, knee cap
femor, knee cap, thigh bone: Hi Rita, Patella means knee cap. Femoral refers to the thigh bone (the femor). Patella femoral pain means that there is pain where the knee cap rides on the femur. Basically, the thigh bone has a groove in it that the knee cap glides in everytime you...

Orthopedics: FAILED BACK SURGERY, thecal sac, lumbosacral spine
thecal sac, lumbosacral spine, kind perusal: Unfortunately there is no easy answer for your question. MRI results are only of minimal value when not correlated with a physical exam. An MRI can only give a picture of static non-weight bearing structure witch does not always tell you the cause of pain....

Orthopedics: FINGER PROBLEM, strengthening exercises, kellams
strengthening exercises, kellams, x rays: If it is a stuck tendon, they typically do some injections to help it pass through without that painful stuck feeling. Basically, you can get a little fibrous nodule that keeps it from travelling smoothly under the bridge . If surgery is needed, they...

Orthopedics: FINGER, wax therapy, fluidotherapy
wax therapy, fluidotherapy, finger sticks: Hi Carol, There are several options that I am aware of for treatment of this type of problem. Injecting an anti-inflammatory is one of them; also, hand therapy is sometimes prescribed for massage, wax, fluidotherapy and exercises and sometimes even for...

Orthopedics: Fibrous Dysplasia, fibrous dysplasia, orthopedic department
fibrous dysplasia, orthopedic department, pathological fracture: Dear Rima I am not a doctor. Many experts on the boards are not, so much of your question is far out of the range of what I can answer. But as far as choosing a doctor, go to the largest teaching PEDIATRIC hospital in your area and get in touch with...

Orthopedics: Fluid-on-the-joint, fractured finger, hi adam
fractured finger, hi adam, basketball game: Ryan, Unfortunately there is no good way to rule out a fracture without an x-ray. Pain from a sprain or break can feel similar and are difficult to differentiate without imaging. It sounds like you have a pretty good injury and you should probably go into...

Orthopedics: FMO in humans; lumbar Et sacral deformity of my spine, spinal muscular atrophy, thigh bones
spinal muscular atrophy, thigh bones, hip dislocations: Hi Bartek, It is difficult to comment specifically regarding the hip procedure because I do not have good imaging below the pelvic rim. Even the x-rays of the upper region are difficult to interpret. I trust the judgement of your surgeon, he doesn t sound...

Orthopedics: FOOT PAIN AFTER KNEE SURGERY, scar tissue, lateral release
scar tissue, lateral release, chiroweb: Hi Leslie, The best thing you can do is ice, elevation, rest and taking glucosamine sulfate 3000mg/day with MSM to stop osteoarthritis from taking hold. In addition, get it ultrasounded 3/week to break up scar tissue. This therapy can be found at most DC...

Orthopedics: Foot Injury - Need to see a doctor?, extension ladder, durnin
extension ladder, durnin, metatarsals: Sorry I couldn t answer sooner, but I was at the office longer than usual, it sounds like you just bruised the bone. If it was a hair line type fracture, it would swell and bruise. Ice it down as much as possible, it will hurt the most 72 hrs after the impact...

Orthopedics: Foot Pain, foot levelers, wide shoes
foot levelers, wide shoes, leather type: Hi Jennifer, It sounds like classic plantar fascitis, a common inflammation of the plantar fascia. Find a Chiropractor that fits foot orthotics, get the soft leather type 3/4 length, these work the best for active people without a long break in time. The...

Orthopedics: Foot pain, orthopedic doctor, podiatrist
orthopedic doctor, podiatrist, foot pain: Hi Sandy My expertise is in hips, not feet, but here s what I would do. If I were you, I d start with a podiatrist. Orthopedists deal with bones, and from your question it seems to me that the pain you are describing is in the soft tissue, not the bones....

Orthopedics: Fractured Heel Bone, heel bone, physical therapy
heel bone, physical therapy, stiffness: Progress after an injury like this can vary considerably. 12 weeks is a long time to be in a cast and you can expect significant weakness and stiffness once you have it removed. It will take several months for you to regain your pre-injury level. Adam...

Orthopedics: Fractured Tibia/Fibula, fractured tibia, tibia fibula fracture
fractured tibia, tibia fibula fracture, doctor didn: Brianna This is not my area of expertise, so as far as your time to start weight bearing, you ll need to ask your doctor. Physical therapy will build the muscles and that will help you too, because the stronger your muscles are the better it is for your...

Orthopedics: 2 bones bruised in foot talus and cuboid, foot doc, cuboids
Orthopedics: 2 bones bruised in foot talus and cuboid, foot doc, cuboids, promblem

Orthopedics: Ankle fracture, 4 months, surgeries
Orthopedics: Ankle fracture, 4 months, surgeries, screws

Orthopedics: Ankle Replacement or Fusion?, ankle fusion, walk dance
Orthopedics: Ankle Replacement or Fusion?, ankle fusion, walk dance, joints

Orthopedics: Avascular Necrosis of Talar Dome, orthopedic surgeon, ankles
Orthopedics: Avascular Necrosis of Talar Dome, orthopedic surgeon, ankles, avn

Orthopedics: BROKEN FEMUR, femurs, right arm
Orthopedics: BROKEN FEMUR, femurs, right arm, car accident

Orthopedics: bilateral hip dysplasia, mayo clinc, resiliant
Orthopedics: bilateral hip dysplasia, mayo clinc, resiliant, dr timothy

Orthopedics: bone surgery, cartalidge, ambient pressure
Orthopedics: bone surgery, cartalidge, ambient pressure, cartilage

Orthopedics: broken tib/fib, ankle joints, weather changes
Orthopedics: broken tib/fib, ankle joints, weather changes, staples

Orthopedics: broken toe, agony, slippers
Orthopedics: broken toe, agony, slippers, toes

Orthopedics: Clunking in brand new hip, worst case scenario, pain in the groin
Orthopedics: Clunking in brand new hip, worst case scenario, pain in the groin, clunk

Orthopedics: Continued groin pain 5 months after hip pinning, pain in the groin, sciatic nerve
Orthopedics: Continued groin pain 5 months after hip pinning, pain in the groin, sciatic nerve, tae kwon

Orthopedics: chronic upper back pain, tingling in left hand, orthopedic doctor
Orthopedics: chronic upper back pain, tingling in left hand, orthopedic doctor, shoulder joint

Orthopedics: finding a surgeon, nyu hospital, orthopedic hospitals
Orthopedics: finding a surgeon, nyu hospital, orthopedic hospitals, joint diseases

Orthopedics: fractured growth plate in thumb, hostipal, orthopedist
Orthopedics: fractured growth plate in thumb, hostipal, orthopedist, groth

Orthopedics: fractured heel, 4 months, student nurse
Orthopedics: fractured heel, 4 months, student nurse, featherweight

Orthopedics: growth plate break, upper body workouts, ab exercises
Orthopedics: growth plate break, upper body workouts, ab exercises, lynden

Orthopedics: Heel Pain after ankle fracture, respondant, knuckles
Orthopedics: Heel Pain after ankle fracture, respondant, knuckles, cheers

Orthopedics: High hamstring strain, repetitive motions, scar tissue
Orthopedics: High hamstring strain, repetitive motions, scar tissue, cumulative trauma

Orthopedics: Hip dysplasia - hip replacement?, congenital hip dysplasia, hip replacements
Orthopedics: Hip dysplasia - hip replacement?, congenital hip dysplasia, hip replacements, enormous undertaking

Orthopedics: Hip Injury, proplem, x rays
Orthopedics: Hip Injury, proplem, x rays, mra

Orthopedics: Hip Problem, snapping hip syndrome, female athletes
Orthopedics: Hip Problem, snapping hip syndrome, female athletes, hips

Orthopedics: Hip pinning in young female, rollerblading, waterskiing
Orthopedics: Hip pinning in young female, rollerblading, waterskiing, crutches

Orthopedics: Hip problems, hip replacement surgery, total hip replacement surgery
Orthopedics: Hip problems, hip replacement surgery, total hip replacement surgery, sleep aid

Orthopedics: Hip Replacement/Scoliosis pain, spinal decompression, inversion therapy
Orthopedics: Hip Replacement/Scoliosis pain, spinal decompression, inversion therapy, prosthetic hip

Orthopedics: Hip, Shoulder, Wrist PAIN, ehlers danlos syndrome, connective tissue disorders
Orthopedics: Hip, Shoulder, Wrist PAIN, ehlers danlos syndrome, connective tissue disorders, marfans

Orthopedics: Hyper elasticity of ligaments, dislocations, different places
Orthopedics: Hyper elasticity of ligaments, dislocations, different places, ligaments

Orthopedics: help, leg length discrepancy, twisted pelvis
Orthopedics: help, leg length discrepancy, twisted pelvis, si joint dysfunction

Orthopedics: herniated disc pain, conservative approach, first response
Orthopedics: herniated disc pain, conservative approach, first response, last resort

Orthopedics: hip pain (Legg Perthes/ Avascular Neucrosis), perthes, major pain
Orthopedics: hip pain (Legg Perthes/ Avascular Neucrosis), perthes, major pain

Orthopedics: after hip replacement, hip surgery, dowel
Orthopedics: after hip replacement, hip surgery, dowel, razor

Orthopedics: hip subluxation?, sublexation, o my goodness
Orthopedics: hip subluxation?, sublexation, o my goodness, chiropracter

Orthopedics: Injury, image test, medical plan
Orthopedics: Injury, image test, medical plan, 5 months

Orthopedics: Knee Pain, knee injury, xray
Orthopedics: Knee Pain, knee injury, xray, cartilage

Orthopedics: Knee Pain at Night, x ray, lack of sleep
Orthopedics: Knee Pain at Night, x ray, lack of sleep, x rays

Orthopedics: Knee pain after hip replacement., hip replacement, crutch
Orthopedics: Knee pain after hip replacement., hip replacement, crutch, lot of nerve

Orthopedics: knee pain after total hip replacement, leg bone, knee pain
Orthopedics: knee pain after total hip replacement, leg bone, knee pain, prosthesis

Orthopedics: knee pain, foot down, knee pain
Orthopedics: knee pain, foot down, knee pain, cyst

Orthopedics: knee problems, replacement surgery, cartilage
Orthopedics: knee problems, replacement surgery, cartilage, joint replacement

Orthopedics: knee replacement, knee replacement
Orthopedics: knee replacement, knee replacement

Orthopedics: life after hip replacement
Orthopedics: life after hip replacement

Orthopedics: Meniscus tear??, post operative care, torn meniscus
Orthopedics: Meniscus tear??, post operative care, torn meniscus, arthroscopic surgery

Orthopedics: Muscle tissue changes, ligaments and tendons, ossificans progressiva
Orthopedics: Muscle tissue changes, ligaments and tendons, ossificans progressiva, ossification

Orthopedics: nerve damage after hip surgery, pain in groin area, hip replacement surgery
Orthopedics: nerve damage after hip surgery, pain in groin area, hip replacement surgery, pain in groin

Orthopedics: nerve damage after THR, nerve damage, lawyer
Orthopedics: nerve damage after THR, nerve damage, lawyer

Orthopedics: Outer shoe lift, jim rice, leg length
Orthopedics: Outer shoe lift, jim rice, leg length, outsole

Orthopedics: Pain after hip replacemengt, x rays, squats
Orthopedics: Pain after hip replacemengt, x rays, squats, half hours

Orthopedics: Positive Ulnar Variation, ulnar variance, orthopedic literature
Orthopedics: Positive Ulnar Variation, ulnar variance, orthopedic literature, radius bone

Orthopedics: Posterior Tibialis Tendonitis, conservative measures, right foot
Orthopedics: Posterior Tibialis Tendonitis, conservative measures, right foot, wks

Orthopedics: pain a few years after hip replacement, hip replacement, bursitis
Orthopedics: pain a few years after hip replacement, hip replacement, bursitis, bursa

Orthopedics: possible cause for pain after hip revision, pain in the butt, femer
Orthopedics: possible cause for pain after hip revision, pain in the butt, femer, google

Orthopedics: Not sure- possible orthopedic, possibly nerve damge related, orthopedic doctor, carpel tunnel
Orthopedics: Not sure- possible orthopedic, possibly nerve damge related, orthopedic doctor, carpel tunnel, waist band

Orthopedics: post hip replacement surgery, rolfer, body experiences
Orthopedics: post hip replacement surgery, rolfer, body experiences, fascia

Orthopedics: Removal of hip pinning screws, hospital appointment, begining
Orthopedics: Removal of hip pinning screws, hospital appointment, begining, 5 months

Orthopedics: Repeated gastroc tears, law suits, ruptures
Orthopedics: Repeated gastroc tears, law suits, ruptures, antibiotic

Orthopedics: Right Hip Pain, horrific pain, agonizing pain
Orthopedics: Right Hip Pain, horrific pain, agonizing pain, hip pain

Orthopedics: Right Hip Pain, hip and leg pain, spinal cord stimulator
Orthopedics: Right Hip Pain, hip and leg pain, spinal cord stimulator, doctor test

Orthopedics: Sacroiliac syndrome, disc bulge, muscle spasm
Orthopedics: Sacroiliac syndrome, disc bulge, muscle spasm, chiropractor

Orthopedics: Scapulothoracic Joint - Immense Pain / Nerve Impingement, scapulothoracic, overhead bar
Orthopedics: Scapulothoracic Joint - Immense Pain / Nerve Impingement, scapulothoracic, overhead bar, rest periods

Orthopedics: Still painful after surgery, ankle surgery, fibula
Orthopedics: Still painful after surgery, ankle surgery, fibula, xray

Orthopedics: sex and menstruation after hip replacement, hip replacement surgery, premenopausal woman
Orthopedics: sex and menstruation after hip replacement, hip replacement surgery, premenopausal woman, replacement patients

Orthopedics: shoe lifts, leg length discrepancy, heelers
Orthopedics: shoe lifts, leg length discrepancy, heelers, foot ankle

Orthopedics: Teen Hip Replacements, hip replacement, travel time
Orthopedics: Teen Hip Replacements, hip replacement, travel time, ann arbor

Orthopedics: THR May 25 - pain, pain med, local mall
Orthopedics: THR May 25 - pain, pain med, local mall, stairs

Orthopedics: tailbone pain, motor bike, exercises
Orthopedics: tailbone pain, motor bike, exercises, yoga

Orthopedics: tilted pelvis, pelvis, chiropractor
Orthopedics: tilted pelvis, pelvis, chiropractor

Orthopedics: top of foot/ankle/lower shin pain, talus bone, rheumatoid arthritis
Orthopedics: top of foot/ankle/lower shin pain, talus bone, rheumatoid arthritis, shin splints

Orthopedics: Undiagnosed problem, exact problem, subluxation
Orthopedics: Undiagnosed problem, exact problem, subluxation, chiropractor

Orthopedics: Uneven hip bones., deep tissue massage, knee surgeries
Orthopedics: Uneven hip bones., deep tissue massage, knee surgeries, fashion statement

Orthopedics: Winged scapula, winged scapula, blade area
Orthopedics: Winged scapula, winged scapula, blade area, shoulder blade

Orthopedics: Wrist deformity after fracture, xray findings, orthopaedic conditions
Orthopedics: Wrist deformity after fracture, xray findings, orthopaedic conditions, angulation

Orthopedics: what can I do about my feet, arch supports, podiatrist
arch supports, podiatrist, best wishes: Hi, This is an interesting question. You may want to go to a podiatrist and get an examination. It could be anything from the structure of your foot needing some support, to a circulatory or nerve issue. I d get it checked out sooner rather than later....

Orthopedics: femoral neck surgery, bone density, sharon davis
bone density, sharon davis, definite answer: From what I have been told, six weeks is usually the magic number, but if you are not weight bearing fully, I would assume the doctor would not let you drive until that point in time where you are total weight bearing. When you see him on the 9th of October,...

Orthopedics: finding a surgeon, mount sinai hospital, mom sharon
mount sinai hospital, mom sharon, replacement surgeries: Dear Neil I had several replacements done in NYC. Mount Sinai hospital is very good. The best hospital is The Hospital for Special Surgery, and the best doctor is Dr. Padgett. The best thing to do as far as credentials is simple, just ask. Ask how...

Orthopedics: followup on hip revision pain, morphine patch, hip revision
morphine patch, hip revision, grapper: Hi again Rose My home email is: Faklempt58@cox.net feel free to email me there. I am actually turning 49 not 50 on July 1, so I ll stay in the 40 s as long as I can....LOL Unfortunately I was also on very high narcotics. I was on the morphine...

Orthopedics: foot neuroma, foot neuroma, best doctor
foot neuroma, best doctor, koos: Dear Steve Sorry to disagree, but I did get this question regarding your wife needing some advice. I can t remember exactly what the problem area was, but I did sugget to you that you get the information on your wife s condition and call the largest teaching...

Orthopedics: foot pain after hip surgery, pain meds, hip replacements
pain meds, hip replacements, pain killers: Hi Mark I am also at a job where I am standing a lot. I come home many nights with bad cramps and I know what it is like to feel as if you are addicted to pain meds. The first thing you need to do is have your doctor measure the length of your legs....

Orthopedics: fracture, nerve involvement, accident occured
nerve involvement, accident occured, corrective surgery: I noticed you started this question with Dear Doc. I just wanted to let you know I am not a doctor and your problems are really out of the realm of my experience. It sounds to me as if you have some nerve involvement, so I think it would be best to see...

Orthopedics: fractured ankle, cam walker, fractured ankle
cam walker, fractured ankle, rufa: I really can t give you any advice without seeing x-rays and knowing how well your ankle has healed. 5 weeks is still a little early to be walking with full weight bearing depending on where the fracture is. Call your doctor and ask him/her. Adam ...

Orthopedics: fractured growth plate in thumb, pediatric orthopedist, specialist children
pediatric orthopedist, specialist children, pediatric specialist: Stacie Please take your child to a pediatric orthopedist. My son had the exact same injury and we went to the ER and they said to go to a pediatric orthopedist. A growth plate injury is serious for children because we were told that if the injury was...

Orthopedics: fractured heel bone, os calcis, heel bone
os calcis, heel bone, bone injury: I agree with your interpretation of your GP s diagnosis. He is correct that time and decreasing inflammation will help you to heal. I do not see any problems with your gently moving the joint to keep it limber, but I would be careful about stretching with...

Orthopedics: fractured heel, open reduction and internal fixation, calcaneal fracture
open reduction and internal fixation, calcaneal fracture, subtalar fusion: Hi Susan Non-displaced calcaneal fractures require a period of rest and partial to complete immobilization. Treatment options include hard casts or removable cam walkers. The duration of symptoms and time necessary for adequate healing varies with the...

Orthopedics: fractured hip Age 63, leg length discrepancy, painful bone
leg length discrepancy, painful bone, water exercise: Hi Candice First of all, congratulations on your replacement surgery. I also have about a half inch leg length discrepancy in my legs and wear a lift too. I say for all the relief we get with the THR, a little lift in a shoe is a small price to pay....

Orthopedics: very frightened about surgery and recovery, recovery thanks, relevant internet
recovery thanks, relevant internet, hip surgery: Kitten Look for forums and internet support groups on arthritis, bone disease, joint replacement, pain, depression. I used many of those. People on those groups sometimes have names of doctors. Ask the hospital in your area if they sponsor support...

Orthopedics: Glucosamine and Chondroitin, sharon davis, chondroitin
sharon davis, chondroitin, meniscus: Hi Allen Although my expertise is in the area of hips, I have taken Glucosamine and Chondroitin. Those supplements help with lubrication of the joints, not swelling. If you have having problems with swelling, I would suggest seeing a specialist. Good...

Orthopedics: ganglian cyst, ganglion cysts, ganglian cyst
ganglion cysts, ganglian cyst, ultrasound scan: Helen In most cases ganglion cysts are painless and no treatment is indicated. Sometimes they can push on other structures and cause pain. They can be removed with surgery but they often come back. I would ask if they expect it to cause a problem and...

Orthopedics: ganglion cysts, ganglion cysts, ganglion cyst
ganglion cysts, ganglion cyst, cyst behind the knee: Dear Stephen This question is way beyond my expertise. You should be speaking with a orthopedic surgeon. Be sure and get a second opinion before you let anyone operate on you, and be sure, if you need surgery, that the surgeon you choose, has done the...

Orthopedics: growth plate break, pediatric orthopedist, keen sportsman
pediatric orthopedist, keen sportsman, sharon davis: Dear Lynden If it were my son, I would ask to be referred to a specialist. Even though my expertise does not run with toes, I did have a problem similar with my own son. His thumb was broken and we took him to a pediatric orthopedist, who was concerned...

Orthopedics: Hamstring Pull, incorrect advice, accurate advice
incorrect advice, accurate advice, medical disorder: Without knowing what the problem is I can not give you accurate advice on how to best deal with it. Your best bet is to see a medical professional about it. Adam Karen, I am sorry that you were disappointed by my answer however, I feel it is unethical...

Orthopedics: Hamstring pull?, neproxin, orthopaedic specialist
neproxin, orthopaedic specialist, physiatrist: Dear Jeff I am not a doctor so I really can t say what exactly is going on with your leg. You would be best off to go to your primary doctor, get an x-ray and then if necessary have him or her refer you out to an orthopedist. Orthos deal with bones, not...

Orthopedics: Hand injury, pin removal, durnin
pin removal, durnin, stiches: Hi Deborah, These things take several months to heal and as stated earlier, rarely return to pain free normal range of motion. The best thing to do now is take 3 grams/day of glucosamine sulfate to minimize osteoarthritis. These injuries can be very persistent,...

Orthopedics: Left Hand numbing, pinky finger, good posture
pinky finger, good posture, left shoulder: Hi, Any time you have numbness that is travelling, it needs to be checked out by a physician. There are many circulatory, muscular and neurological things that can cause this. I d advise you take extra good care to have good posture (to keep everything...

Orthopedics: Hand Surgery, transverse ligament, therapeutic ultrasound
transverse ligament, therapeutic ultrasound, nerve block: Hi Charles, These procedures are risky and commonly have poor outcomes, since the advent of less invasive technologies, better results have been achieved. More than likely they destroyed the nocirecptors and lymph drainage along with nerve damage. There are...

Orthopedics: Heal Pain After Hip Replacement, nerve damage, first three months
nerve damage, first three months, sharon davis: Hi LynnMarie Your mom s pain could be coming from different things. Sometimes when they do the surgery, they put the foot in a sling to keep it immobile. It might be that she has had some slight nerve damage from that position (if they did that), and...

Orthopedics: Heel Pain after ankle fracture, ankle fracture, orthotic shoes
ankle fracture, orthotic shoes, chiroweb: Hi Jackie, This pain is common after open reduction and is caused by disuse, it goes away usually in a week or two. I would get new orthotics (leather soft not plastic) since the weight bearing load sites have probably shifted after surgery. Without looking...

Orthopedics: Hello maam,My girlfriend..., bo jackson, sharon davis
bo jackson, sharon davis, orthopedist: Dear Trajah I am not sure what happened to Bo Jackson, but my advice to your girlfriend would be to have her doctor send her for physical therapy so she can get exercises to keep the muscles of the hip as strong as possible. In addition, when she goes...

Orthopedics: HIP PAIN, hip bone, hip pain
hip bone, hip pain, tendon: Dear Lisa If the pain is ON your bone, it s probably a strain. If the pain is either in the groin, or on the side of the hip, you might want to look a little deeper. No one can say what it is until you see a doctor. The doctor will take the appropriate...

Orthopedics: -------------------------Sharon,..., normal birth, muscle tone
normal birth, muscle tone, sugery: Dear Deb, yes the restrictions are for life. It s not as bad as it seems though, because the positions you cannot put yourself into are so ingrained into you during physical therapy that you really remember them and you just live with them. You will be...

Orthopedics: High hamstring strain, stacy stacy, aerobics classes
stacy stacy, aerobics classes, definitive tests: Stacy, Sorry that your pain has persisted for so long. It is uncommon for a hamstring strain to last this long without some underlying problem. Orthopedic problems can be frustrating because we do not have definitive tests. I would suspect a dysfunction...

Orthopedics: Hip Bruise, bone bruise, sharon davis
bone bruise, sharon davis, hip bone: Dear Mark You may have done some damage at the time of the accident and now for some reason there is a problem surfacing. You may want to see an orthopedist so he or she can do appropriate testing to see if hip bone was compromised. Good luck to you ...

Orthopedics: Hip cramping, leg length discrepancy, muscle cramp
leg length discrepancy, muscle cramp, torn ligaments: Dear Taryn: Your pain could be due to many things. The best thing you can do is see a good orthopedist to make sure that you do not have arthritis. Your pain could be due to a muscle cramp, torn ligaments, or tendons (if you have had a recent injury)....

Orthopedics: Hip dysplasia - hip replacement?, hip dysplasia, hip socket
hip dysplasia, hip socket, horrible luck: Cassandra You ve been through so much in the past few years and I can t even imagine the pain you are in. First of all, you are on a lot of medications and if your pain warrants so many narcotic meds, you need to find out what your options are. It...

Orthopedics: Hip dysplasia, medical malpractice cases, health insurance plans
medical malpractice cases, health insurance plans, orthopedic department: Hi Carlos First of all, my best wishes for your sister. She ll be fine. In order to find the best doctor for your sister, there are several things you can do. First of all, contact the largest teaching hospital in your area and ask to speak with the...

Orthopedics: Hip grinding, orthopod, sharon davis
orthopod, sharon davis, m 47: Hello Richard How much are you exercising? Are you doing what was prescribed by your PT and orthopod, or are you doing things that are a bit too strenuous? Are you being careful about your precautions? I doubt the hip is loose so early on unless you...

Orthopedics: Hip Injury, long distances, slow pace
long distances, slow pace, military doctor: Jon Sorry to hear about your hip pain. This type of pain can be from several things. A few things to look into are: 1) labral tear-- This is a ring of cartilage that goes around the socket of your hip joint. Tears in this do not show up well in MRIs...

Orthopedics: Hip Joint, replacement hips, full time job
replacement hips, full time job, disease as a child: Hi Again Sean I am not normally an active person but I have led an essentially normal life. I toured Europe on my honeymoon, and I had two healthy children and work a full time job. I do bike ride, and swim. I am not one to exercise, but many people...

Orthopedics: Hip Pain After Ankle Fracture, ankle fracture, groin pain
ankle fracture, groin pain, groin area: Hi Louise When someone gets off crutches, they are not walking correctly at first. Normally people go from crutches to a cane and then they can move towards walking unaided. You didn t say whether or not you went to a cane after the crutches, but I have...

Orthopedics: Hip Pain after Replacement Surgery, arthrogram, pain medication
arthrogram, pain medication, orthopedist: Dear Carolyn At this point, either you need to have a second opinion, or you will need to go to pain management. You might ask your orthopedist for an arthrogram. That test will ensure there is no loosening of the hip. It s not pleasant, because they...

Orthopedics: Left Hip Pain, left hip pain, orthopedic doctor
left hip pain, orthopedic doctor, bone scan: Hi Rachel Unfortunately I am not a doctor so I can t make diagnoses. Does your husband remember falling, or in some way, injuring his hip? Sometimes an arthro-gram will help. See if your doctor will recommend that test. It s an invasive test,...

Orthopedics: Hip Problem, labrum, orthopedic surgeon
labrum, orthopedic surgeon, x ray: I can t give you a diagnosis over the internet but I would suggest that you see an orthopedic surgeon. There are many things that can go wrong at the hip that will not show up on an x-ray. An MRI may be able to shed some light on your problem. I would be suspicious...

Orthopedics: Hip pain!, cortisone shots, nerve specialist
cortisone shots, nerve specialist, darvocet n 100: Hi Melvin As someone who has also taken codeine for pain I do know that it helps. Unfortunately, many doctors, due to lawsuits are not prescribing pain medications that are narcotic based as freely as they used to do. It s been proven over and over...

Orthopedics: Hip pinning in young female, anatomy of the hip, stress fracture
anatomy of the hip, stress fracture, snow skiing: Hi Dana Unfortunately, my expertise is in recovery of hip replacement patients, but I can take a stab at your daughter s question. Her surgery was only three weeks ago and she is still healing. I am certain that it will take at least 3 to 6 months for...

Orthopedics: Hip problems, orthopedist, hip replacement
orthopedist, hip replacement, x ray: Since the pain started in the back area, you probably pulled a muscle. If you are getting pain in the hip, you need to see a doctor and find out if you need an X-ray or MRI. Those diagnostic tests will find out if you are at risk for future hip problems....

Orthopedics: Hip problems, long periods of time, nervous system problems
long periods of time, nervous system problems, x rays: Dear Matthew Have you seen a neurologist? Burning or tingling would lead me to think there may have been some nerve damage. I am not sure how they would test for that, because nervous system problems are not my expertise. The reason I say that is because...

Orthopedics: Hip problems, ankle bones, many different ways
ankle bones, many different ways, assymetry: Dear Issac Believe it or not, that was probably a pretty good method to measure leg length. It might not have been the best, but as someone who has a 1/2 inch (I am sorry, I am not familiar with centimeters), difference in her legs, I can tell you I have...

Orthopedics: Hip Replace gone Wrong?, new england baptist hospital, nerve damage
new england baptist hospital, nerve damage, england baptist: Dear Debra As someone who was in chronic pain for years my heart goes out to you. I went to a pain managment person who did not believe me either. All she said was You don t look like person in pain. and did nothing else. So I believe you when you...

Orthopedics: Hip Replacement Post Surgery, surgery thanks, sharon davis
surgery thanks, sharon davis, bike hike: Hi Kelli After you HEAL from the surgery, you will be able to do any sports which do not carry a risk of falling and dislocating. You will be able to bike, hike, do some positions in yoga, but not all because you will have to make sure you legs do not...

Orthopedics: Hip Replacement/Scoliosis pain, inversion table, exercise therapy
inversion table, exercise therapy, sharon davis: Dear Francisco It might be a good first step to see if your dad s legs are the same length. If one leg is shorter than the other, that alone may be causing him pain. As far as exercise, I am not a therapist so I can t help with that, you might want...

Orthopedics: Hip Replacement......., sharon davis, hip replacement
sharon davis, hip replacement, orthopedist: Hi Andy It depends on how bad your pain is, and how bad the bone is in the hip. Your surgeon would be the one to best advise you if now is the time for surgery. If you find that your quality of life is being affected badly, you might want to discuss...

Orthopedics: Hip Revision, hip revisions, therapeutic ultrasound
hip revisions, therapeutic ultrasound, hip dysplasia: Hi Deb, Scar tissue is controlled now with Cold Laser since therapeutic ultrasound is contraindicated with metal. As you are aware, your implant lasted longer than usual, ten years is average, THR is old school and performed only if absolutely necessary...

Orthopedics: Hip replacement, cortisone shot, archilles
cortisone shot, archilles, right choices: Hi Dianne: First of the one of the best things you can do for yourself is try to get your weight down. That will take the pressure off the hips prior to your surgery and if you keep the weight off, it will extend the life of the replacement. As far...

Orthopedics: Hip replacement, dear dorothy, hip prosthesis
dear dorothy, hip prosthesis, sharon davis: Dear Dorothy If you have not had x-rays taken sincce the incident, if I were you, I d get to the orthopedist, have him look at it, take X-rays and see if any loosening or damage was done. The fact that you have severe pain, especially where there was no...

Orthopedics: Hip replacement, toilet seat, sharon davis
toilet seat, sharon davis, hip replacement: Hi Becky Eight weeks is not a long time into healing. It will take 3-6 months to really get on the road to full healing. The incision might stay numb for up to 18 months. There are parts of my incisions that never really became un-numb . If that makes...

Orthopedics: Hip replacement now?, unc chapel hill, glucosamine sulfates
unc chapel hill, glucosamine sulfates, sleep apnea: Hi Patricia, Your on the right track, run, don;t walk from that ortho. First off, hip resurfacing is done when the cartilage has progressed to such a degenerative state that new cartilage can t be grown. For years now a FDA proven OTC safe supplement...

Orthopedics: Hip replacement recovery, trained nurse, sharon davis
trained nurse, sharon davis, care giver: Dear Carmel It s funny that you should ask me this because my mother is in the same position. She had surgery and was sent home without the ability to care for herself. You can do several things. First of all, I don t know how old you mom is, find out...

Orthopedics: Hip replacement in young adult, hip replacements, center of gravity
hip replacements, center of gravity, sharon davis: Hi Jackie I had my replacements put in when I was 16. I attended school, went to college and grad school, got married, toured Europe and had two healthy children with my replacements. I don t see any reason why the THR would impact your daughter and...

Orthopedics: Hip replacement, mc gowan, foot height
mc gowan, foot height, physican: Dear John If i were you, if you ortho is not answering your calls, get with your primary physican and get him to do an x ray. Obviously there is some type of problem that needs to be addressed. Even if it is something that physical therapy can fix, your...

Orthopedics: Hip revision groin pain, groin pain, hip revision
groin pain, hip revision, delay surgery: If the cup has moved, there is a problem. I am not sure how a cortisone shot would have helped that problem, but since you got one already, it s over and done with. I would not get another shot if I were you since the problem of the pain is from the cup,...

Orthopedics: Hip, Shoulder, Wrist PAIN, sharon davis, shoulder arm
sharon davis, shoulder arm, wrist pain: Dear Cristina I am not an expert on shoulder pain, my expertise is in hips so I can t really help you other than to tell you that I have been having the exact same problem with my shoulder, except I feel that mine is slipping out of the socket and, yes,...

Orthopedics: Hip Surgeon, intravenous needle, sharon davis
intravenous needle, sharon davis, orthopedic surgeon: Dear Waici If I were you, I d see if the hospital has any social services and ask them how to proceed. Unfortunately, I don t know much about your situation. It might be that social services will be able to allow you to have another doctor look at her....

Orthopedics: Hips Diffusion, artificial hips, sharon davis
artificial hips, sharon davis, hip replacement: Hi Dinesh The life of artificial hips are longer in this day and age than before. My first set of hips lasted almost 20 years. If your friend has arthritis and the doctor is suggesting a hip replacement, I can tell you that arthritis will not get better,...

Orthopedics: Hyper elasticity of ligaments, shoulder dislocations, hip replacements
shoulder dislocations, hip replacements, hip replacement: Dear Blondie I really found your post interesting in that your feel that bi-lateral hips dislocate very easily. I have had hip replacements since I was 16 and I am now 45. I can be honest and tell you, yes, I have dislocated many, many times, but the...

Orthopedics: Hyper-something?, first time mom, pediatric orthopedics
first time mom, pediatric orthopedics, pediatric orthopedist: Dear Chrystal First of all, I don t think you are over concerned. I think you are handling this well. I am not a doctor, and I don t have much knowledge of what is going on with your son, but the first thing you need to find out is if the orthopedist...

Orthopedics: hallux valgus with NO bunion, tight fitting shoes, chondrotin
tight fitting shoes, chondrotin, preventative measures: Hi Jerry, Certainly, good nutrition and proper footwear can help maintain joint health, but if you have a progressive deformity, the only way to address it is to find the cause. Often, there is some type of arthritic condition involved in situations like...

Orthopedics: hand surgery, ligament tears, wrist arthritis
ligament tears, wrist arthritis, crepitance: This confirms what I thought was done, although I am still unconvinced surgery was necessary. You barely had a Grade II instability so invasive surgery might create more problems then it solves. At this point seek out PT and get ultrasound treatments to minimize...

Orthopedics: hard pain in fingers,hands,legs joints, muscle problems, hands and feet
muscle problems, hands and feet, blood flow: I m sorry to hear you are having such pain! I am not able to tell you what is causing this pain, but I think it is very important that you speak to a medical professional as soon as you can. There can be many causes of pain, and of swelling in the hands...

Orthopedics: help, leg length discrepancy, functional scoliosis
leg length discrepancy, functional scoliosis, weird feelings: Hi Mike, It sounds simple enough, I would just see another DC. Obviously I can t examine you here so I can t be sure the diagnosis is even correct. The sacral adjustment described is correct if that s what it is. Have your PT put it back in since he described...

Orthopedics: herniated disc pain, clinical judgment, disc pain
clinical judgment, disc pain, spine specialist: Mitch, The right place to give a shot can be controversial. There is no test that can tell you exactly where the symptoms are coming from and hence where to place an injection. It often comes down to the best judgment of the clinician and some trail/error....

Orthopedics: hii, durnin, dr timothy
durnin, dr timothy, walgreens: Hi Kris, Your hip will be sore for awhile, about 2 weeks, they need the bone from there to put it where the implant is going. This is taken from an area were you don t need it so it won t have any long term effects functionally. However, there will be...

Orthopedics: hip bursitis, hip bursitis, cortisone shot
hip bursitis, cortisone shot, groin area: Hi Barb If you went against your doctor s orders and ran without his approval, you may have done some damage. I can t really answer that as it would depend on what he told you. I am not familiar with Relafen as a pain reliever so that is also out of...

Orthopedics: hip cramps., proper hydration, durnin
proper hydration, durnin, diseas: Hi Nichole, An x-ray of the hip is necessary to rule out such disorders as leg-calf perthes diseas and other hip displasias. Google it and you ll see what I mean. To recommend anything else would be reckless at this point. Just because you are 14, doesn...

Orthopedics: hip joint, parallel screws, thigh muscles
parallel screws, thigh muscles, hip socket: Dear Gene: Wow, you are really having a time of it, aren t you? I am so sorry about what you are going through. I wish I could answer your questions, but I really don t feel that I can answer them with any validity. I do know that the bones of the acetabulum...

Orthopedics: hip and legs and achilles, hip areas, sharon davis
hip areas, sharon davis, streches: Dear Greg The first thing I would do is ask to be referred to a pediatric orthopedist. Kids your son s age are still growing and whatever is going on with his legs, has to be diagnosed by someone who specializes in pediatrics. Secondly, ask the pediatric...

Orthopedics: hip muscle, muscle atrophy, orthopedist
muscle atrophy, orthopedist, bone scan: I wish I could give you an answer, but I am not a doctor. Personally, I don t know if a GP is the one you should see. If I were you, since you do hear clicking, you should see an orthopedist. I have never heard of skin discoloration due to a bone problem,...

Orthopedics: hip pain (Legg Perthes/ Avascular Neucrosis), legg perthes disease, leg braces
legg perthes disease, leg braces, avascular: Hi Jeanette First of all don t be depressed! You ll be fine, one way or another. I had my hip problem since I was 16, and my first bi-lateral replacements were at 16. My thinking is this: It s not cancer, G-d forbid, so I deal with it. Life goes...

Orthopedics: hip pain, mri of the knee, dear fred
mri of the knee, dear fred, leg length: Dear Fred Sometimes after hip surgery, there is knee pain. This can be caused by the fact that it takes time for you to walk normally again, and once you begin to walk normally, the pain will go away. Another reason you may be getting knee pain is...

Orthopedics: hip pinning, durnin, upper thigh
durnin, upper thigh, dr timothy: Hi Kim. That pin has to be removed if in the hip joint, not doing so will ruin her hip. If the PT is putting ANY weight on that while the pin is protruding into the acetabular cavity, he is in big trouble. Get to a surgeon and get it out! Dr. Timothy...

Orthopedics: hip popping, tension relief, hip replacement
tension relief, hip replacement, stiffness: Hi Susan I really can t tell you what s going on with your hip. For a person with a hip replacement popping in the hip is not a good sign. I d say if it causes no pain, don t worry. If I were you I wouldn t pop the hip on purpose, but if it doesn t...

Orthopedics: hip replacement, strong pain meds, using crutches
strong pain meds, using crutches, ankle bracelets: Dear Diane Your husband has the same disease I do. I know that he is in a lot of pain. Frankly, though, he s on very strong pain meds and what he will find is that until he has his replacement, the pain meds, will not do more than make him tired at this...

Orthopedics: hip replacement, mom sharon, hip replacement
mom sharon, hip replacement, crutches: Dear Neil Before they do the replacement on your mom, please have her health checked and see if they can do the surgery without putting her to sleep. They might be able to do it under local anasthetic. The actual surgery takes about 3 hours without...

Orthopedics: hip replacement, sharon davis, dislocations
sharon davis, dislocations, time thing: Dislocations hurt. I ve had my share of dislocations and normally they can go in and pop it back in place under ansesthesia. The problem is the once she has a dislocation, she is at a higher risk to have more of them. What were they doing in rehab that...

Orthopedics: after hip replacement, t rush, shower seat
t rush, shower seat, hip replacement: Hi again Susan Again, you need to speak with your physical therapist. I have a shower seat in my shower that I use when I shave my legs. You can sit down and keep your knees outward pointing to shave. Do not, however, bend directly over your lap....

Orthopedics: hip replacement, hip replacements, sharon davis
hip replacements, sharon davis, contact sports: I had my first hip replacement at 16 and I have to say I led a fairly normal life. You won t be able to do contact sports, or things that will put you at risk for dislocation, but in all, you can have a normal life. Except for the few weeks when I would...

Orthopedics: hip replacement, health insurance companies, congenital diseases
health insurance companies, congenital diseases, congenital hip: Hi Justin I am so sorry for what you are going through. I have a few thoughts, but please remember I am not a doctor and cannot diagnose. First of all, get the shoe lift. I wear one in my shoe because due to all my surgeries, one leg is about 3/4...

Orthopedics: hip replacement, hip replacement surgery, best exercise
hip replacement surgery, best exercise, pain medications: Hi Mary Congratulations on your surgery and it sounds to me as if everything is going well for you, I m glad to hear that. Personally I think you are right on target with your recovery and you may even be ahead of the game. In fact it s great that you...

Orthopedics: hip replacement recovery, sharon davis, hip surgery
sharon davis, hip surgery, hip replacement: There are several ways you can put on tights. First of all, there is something called a hip kit which you can get through your physical therapist. That kit has a device that you put your tights over and then you put it on your legs. It s hard to explain...

Orthopedics: hip replacement surgery gone wrong, hip replacement surgery, hip revision
hip replacement surgery, hip revision, nerve damage: Hi Roberto I am truly sorry for what you and your wife are going through and I can honestly see your frustration from your letter to me. Is it possible that your wife has one leg that is shorter than the other? If that s the case, a lift can be put...

Orthopedics: hip replacement surgery, hip replacement surgery, recuperation period
hip replacement surgery, recuperation period, ceramic prosthesis: Dear Pat First of all, you need to find the best surgeon by calling up the largest hospital in your area and asking for the orthopedic center. Then find out a few names from them When you find a couple of names, make appointments for consultations. Make...

Orthopedics: hip replacement gone wrong, spiral fracture, anderson clinic
spiral fracture, anderson clinic, malpractice case: Mary I am so very sorry about your pain and suffering. First of all get with a lawyer, you may have a malpractice case. I can t say for sure, but you will need to get a professional opinion on that. Do that immediately. Secondly, if your insurance...

Orthopedics: hip replacement, adult tricycle, mountian bike
adult tricycle, mountian bike, stair climber: I ride a bike, but it s an adult tricycle. I used to ride a two wheeler, but frankly, I am afraid that if I fall, I might dislocate. That would be my only fear if I were you. If you get a stationery bike that might work. It might be a good idea for you...

Orthopedics: hip revisions, hip revisions, water aerobics
hip revisions, water aerobics, muscular problem: Hi Madelyn It sounds like you are describing a muscular problem as opposed to a prosthesis problem. Please have your doctor check the length of both of your legs to ensure they are within 1/4 of an inch of each other. If one leg is longer that can cause...

Orthopedics: hip subluxation?, hip subluxation, local doctors
hip subluxation, local doctors, night today: Hi Lisa If I were you I would find an orthopedist and get examined as soon as possible. It sounds to me like you are getting these subluxations more frequently of late and it s only a matter of time before you completely dislocate. You don t mention if...

Orthopedics: hip, abduction pillow, freak thing
abduction pillow, freak thing, dislocation: Neil: I had several dislocations. Sometimes the hip dislocates because the patient went over the 90 degree angle, turned a leg inward, slipped, or the muscles are not strong enough to hold the prosthsis in place. How long has it been since her replacement...

Orthopedics: Injured big toe, antibiotic solution, sharon davis
antibiotic solution, sharon davis, something heavy: Although I am not an expert in toes, my son had issues with his feet and my suggestion would not be to soak it in cold water until a doctor looks at it. I tend to think that if the nail is getting ready to fall off, the podiatrist may want to remove it surgically...

Orthopedics: Injury, external oblique muscles, musculoskeletal injuries
external oblique muscles, musculoskeletal injuries, brisk pace: 1) MRIs can and do miss things. 2) Your injury may/may not be due to an abdominal strain. 3) Musculoskeletal injuries can take time to heal but 6-7 months is a long time. 4)Find a good manual based/evidence based physical therapist in your area and see...

Orthopedics: Inversion table?, inversion table, inversion tables
inversion table, inversion tables, spinal stabilization: I am not aware of any good studies looking into the effectiveness of inversion tables. This is a form of traction and the evidence on traction is mixed. I do use traction in my clinic for certain problems and it can be very effective. A colleague of mine...

Orthopedics: iliopsoas tendon, muscle relaxers, corticosteriods
muscle relaxers, corticosteriods, bone damage: The iliopsoas is a muscle, as you must already know that goes up from the upper thigh to the gluts. It has tendons in it. I have never personally heard of corticosteriods being injected into a muscle. I have heard of it being injected into the bursa and...

Orthopedics: Joint pain, tendon rupture, broken bones
tendon rupture, broken bones, rheumatoid arthritis: Arthritis simply means inflammation in a joint. This can occur at any age, in any joint for any number of reasons. Sometimes it can occur when the body s immune system attacks the joint for no reason (rheumatoid arthritis) and sometimes it can be associated...

Orthopedics: jammed fingers, school basketball player, high school basketball
school basketball player, high school basketball, jammed fingers: When a finger gets jammed several structures can get damaged. The capsule around the joint, surrounding ligaments, the plate of cartilage under the joint, and the bone can get bruised or the joint cartilage can be damaged. After an injury it can take up to...

Orthopedics: joint replacement pros and cons...., hip replacements, act of violence
hip replacements, act of violence, horror stories: Dear Chuck I m sorry the first time I entered the wrong information and did not answer your question. If I were you, I d go for the replacements. No questions asked. I had my first set of hips put in at 16, and have had four revisions since then. ...

Orthopedics: Knee Injury, lateral femoral condyle, proximal tibia
lateral femoral condyle, proximal tibia, posteromedial aspect: Kerry, Based on your MRI and the extent of your injury I hesitate to give you any advice on sporting activity. Without examining you it is impossible to make an informed decision. My advice would be to talk with your MD about your prognosis. Adam...

Orthopedics: Knee Pain, rule of thumb, knee pain
rule of thumb, knee pain, experience pain: Since I am not a doctor, I can t diagnose, but my rule of thumb is that if something is happening that is not going away in a few days, I see a doctor, especially if there is pain, as you are experiencing. Go see your doctor, get an X-ray. Sharo...

Orthopedics: Knee Pain, soft tissue injuries, bone bruise
soft tissue injuries, bone bruise, other soft tissue: Hi Brittany, Since the MRI was negative you suffered a bone bruise and other soft tissue injuries except for the ligaments and that s good, You just need to rest it and ice it and find another PT or Chiropractor. I think you ll end up in good shape when...

Orthopedics: Knee Pain at Night, low potassium level, definite diagnosis
low potassium level, definite diagnosis, vitamin deficiency: Hi Renee First of all, let me tell you that my expertise is not in the area of knees, but I do have some suggestions that you should think about. The pain you are experiencing needs to be diagnosed by a doctor. I have used this the allexpert service...

Orthopedics: Knee Pain, electric shock, knee cap
electric shock, knee cap, elastic band: Dee, Locking of the knee is most often caused by a meniscus problem. ACL tears, and patella tracking problems can also cause similar problems. Usually an MRI is used to examine the knee. It is most accurate when a contrast dye is used. Adam ...

Orthopedics: Knee pain after hip replacement., nerve damage, hip surgery
nerve damage, hip surgery, horrible pain: Dear Manuela I am not a surgeon, but sometimes knee pain can come from nerve damage during the hip surgery especially if the surgery is long and complicated. The other reasons why people sometimes get knee pain is because they are not walking correctly,...

Orthopedics: Knee pain, thigh bones, calf bone
thigh bones, calf bone, prolonged periods: Hi Jessica, You sound like you have one of two things, patellar-femoral syndrome or Plica. Patellar Femoral Syndrome is one of the most prevalent knee injuries, especially in athletic young adults, and coaches, parents, and athletes should be on the...

Orthopedics: Kyphosis and Lordosis., kyposis, upper spine
kyposis, upper spine, allexperts: Hi Mark At 19, I doubt your problem can be cured through exercise alone. If you are still under your parents health insurance, have them take you to a specialist in orthopedics. If you are not, go to your primary care doctor and have him refer you out...

Orthopedics: knee injury, anatomy physiology, bursas
anatomy physiology, bursas, knee injuries: Hi Patti, a lot is right! You can have inflammation of the tendons or the bursas in the area (tendinitis/bursitis). You can have a tear of the stabilizing ligaments (ACL, PCL, LCL, MCL). You can have a wearing down of the cartilage (articular or meniscus)....

Orthopedics: knee pain after total hip replacement, hip replacements, nerve damage
hip replacements, nerve damage, leg lengths: Dear Rebecca I also had knee problems following a hip surgery. This can come from many sources. Sometimes if a surgery is difficult, there can be some nerve damage in the knee which can cause tingling and some pain. If this does not get any better in...

Orthopedics: knee pain, bakers cyst, burning sensation
bakers cyst, burning sensation, baker cyst: Hi Sandi, Yes, it could rupture and no, it won t cause direct hip pain. It may indirectly secondary to favoritism to one side. Many things can cause hip pain, herniated disc, trochanteritis, tendonitis, capsulitis, short leg, cancer, stress fracture even...

Orthopedics: knee problems, knee replacement surgery, cartiledge
knee replacement surgery, cartiledge, dear elizabeth: Dear Elizabeth I am not a doctor nor a health professional. I do take the glucoasmine/chondrointin, but not the other supplements you mentioned. Frankly, I have never heard of them. If your husband only has a degenerative cartlidge disease, why are...

Orthopedics: knee replacement, pain meds, hi mary
pain meds, hi mary, sharon davis: Hi Mary Even though I am not an expert in knees, I feel I can address your questions. It depends on how far gone your bones are. If you have arthritis, not walking will not help you much. All it will do is atrophy the muscles and then after you get...

Orthopedics: knee replacement, medial knee, knee oa
medial knee, knee oa, durnin: It might, I think I would research knee resurfacing first, this is much less invasive an carries a fraction of the risk of complications. Total knee replacement (TKR) is done much less frequently since the FDA cleared the newer procedure in October of ...

Orthopedics: knee replacement flexibility, scar tissue, functional limitations
scar tissue, functional limitations, knee replacement: Hi Bart, It s great that you have full extension, but 110 of flexion is what is typically considered functional . Are you having any functional limitations? If not, then I d leave well enough alone. If you are, contact the surgeon and ask if another...

Orthopedics: knee replacement, partial knee replacement, bones of the knee
partial knee replacement, bones of the knee, hurricane isabel: dear Harvey I apologize for not answering this sooner, but we just got back online due to Hurricane Isabel, I live in VA beach. I am also looking at knee replacements in a few years, so I don t know much about them yet. I do know there is a surgery...

Orthopedics: knee surgeon, freak accident, knee surgeon
freak accident, knee surgeon, brain institute: Dear Lisa No one should have to go through what your family is going through. I can t understand why a doctor would refuse to do surgery and get her out of pain because of decreased mental ability. Do they think she does not feel pain? What does her...

Orthopedics: knee, compartment pressures, muscle ache
compartment pressures, muscle ache, chiroweb: Good question Eric, First I would demand an MRI, if that is negative you ll need to check compartment pressures to rule out compartment syndrome. Blood work should include a C-reactive protein to rule out an inflammatory cause. A uric acid may be wise along...

Orthopedics: knees, anatomy of the knee, scoi
anatomy of the knee, scoi, kneeguru: Hi April, Yes, you should get this checked out. The doctor will be able to tell you what is causing the pain, and help you avoid damaging your knees so you can continue to be active. These are some good sites with information on the knee: www.kneeguru.co.uk/...

Orthopedics: Labral Tear, rotator cuff tendons, biceps tendon
rotator cuff tendons, biceps tendon, coronal t1: Luke There is a small tear on the upper part of the labrum. The labrum is a cartilage ring around the socket part of the shoulder joint that improves the stability of the shoulder. The biceps tendon attaches to the socket of the shoulder and the labrum....

Orthopedics: Lisfranc Injury, soft tissue edema, fracture dislocation
soft tissue edema, fracture dislocation, ankle mortise: Hi Elizabeth, It sounds correct to me, these injuries are both rare and complicated especially when layered additional injuries are involved. I took the liberty of researching some very helpful information for you. Post-operative treatment is discussed...

Orthopedics: Lower calf/upper ankle chronic pain, tendonopathy, many different things
tendonopathy, many different things, peripheral nerve: Dave, It is normal to have aches and pains but when pain in a specific area persists for more than a few wks/months I suggest that a medical professional be consulted. The pain you describe could be many different things. A few possibilities are: Achilles...

Orthopedics: Lump Inside Lower Leg, piece of mind, blood clot
piece of mind, blood clot, melinda: Being that it s been there for almost five years, if it were cancerous, I would be very ill by now, which I am not. Is that reasonable? I think that is very reasonable and I would not get too excited about something that is not painful and has not changed...

Orthopedics: leg pain after THR, nerve damage, sharon davis
nerve damage, sharon davis, leg length: First of all, let me tell you that I wish your dad well. I am sorry that he is going through all this pain. Since I am not a doctor, I cannot diagnose, and it sounds like you are well on top of the situation. Have you looked into possible nerve damage?...

Orthopedics: life after hip replacement, sexual intercourse, dis service
sexual intercourse, dis service, exersize: Dear Susan First of all if you had a hip replacement in August, your doctor and physical therapist should have given you an instruction sheet of exercises you should do and another sheet of positions of positions you should not put your leg in. If your...

Orthopedics: life after hip replacement, hip replacments, hip replacements
hip replacments, hip replacements, wondering what kind: Dear Josh I have had hip replacments since I was 16 years old. Your life will change. You will not be able to do contact sports, you have to be careful not to fall because if you do, you could dislocate. You cannot put your knees up to your chest without...

Orthopedics: lower back/hip surgery, offroad motorcycle, motorcycle accident
offroad motorcycle, motorcycle accident, lower back problems: It depends on the difference in the length. If it s less than one half inch, you can get a lift to put in shoe. If it s more than one inch, you can get an inside lift and then either build up one shoe or cut down the other to even out the length. I...

Orthopedics: What Makes a 'Flexible Fusion' Flexible?, decompression techniques, scar tissue
decompression techniques, scar tissue, durnin: Hi Rpiece, Everything is relative, to say it remains flexible is a misleading marketing tool. Scar tissue proliferation is the main reason it becomes rigid. Either way, having any kind of Low back or neck surgery results in some degree of permanent disability...

Orthopedics: MDI, traumatic dislocation, shoulder joints
traumatic dislocation, shoulder joints, multidirectional instability: From what you are describing it sounds more than just MDI which is normally a term used to describe shoulder instability. Shoulder instability can occur for many reasons. Some people have traumatic dislocation of their shoulders, other people just have lose...

Orthopedics: Meniscus tear??, orange county ca, torn acl
orange county ca, torn acl, orthopaedic specialist: Hi Sil, For this procedure it is routine and requires little skill so the best surgeon isn t that imperative. The only way to find out about a doctors ratings is online through many outlets such as Yahoo and other ratings sites. The best way is to ask people...

Orthopedics: Mild facet arthrosis, l5 s1, pars defect
l5 s1, pars defect, sacroiliac joints: Dear Bianca Since I am not a doctor, I can t diagnose. I think it would be best to talk to your doctor, have him explain the results in language you can understand. I used to ask my doctor to point to the actual areas on my body that the MRI was talking...

Orthopedics: MRI RESULTS, extensor digitorum longus, clinical correlation
extensor digitorum longus, clinical correlation, mri results: I wish I could help, but this is not my forte. But it does seem to suggest that you had a recent injury to the thigh possibly and there is swelling in the muscle tissue. It s just a guess. I wish I could have been of more help. Why not just ask your...

Orthopedics: Muscle building & hip clicking, kidney recipients, francis costello
kidney recipients, francis costello, hip bones: Hi Francis First of all, good luck to your dad and I am thrilled that he has such a good attitude towards exercising. I wish he could send me some of that energy. The reason I had my first replacement was because at 14 I came down with a genetic kidney...

Orthopedics: Muscle tissue changes, sharon davis, muscle tissue
sharon davis, muscle tissue, second opinion: Dear Marylee I really am not familiar with any disease of the muscles turning into bone. There is a disease called Schleraderma where sking cells harden, but I don t know if that is the same thing your husband has. I am not a doctor, so I really don t...

Orthopedics: m, diagnostic exams, sharon davis
diagnostic exams, sharon davis, thigh muscle: Dear Cheryl I am not a doctor, so I can t for sure say what s going on. The best thing you can do is have your doctor do some diagnostic exams, x rays, or an MRI to see what is happening. It does not, however sound like a bone problem. But you need to...

Orthopedics: making thigh muscles stronger, knee replacement surgery, thigh muscles
knee replacement surgery, thigh muscles, exercise: Most of the people I see after a knee replacement never do strengthening prior to it. Sometimes they are in too much pain other times they just don t do it. I still have very good results with these people. Pre-surgery exercise has been shown to help speed...

Orthopedics: mike, pediatric orthopedist, pediatric orthopedics
pediatric orthopedist, pediatric orthopedics, spica cast: Mike If I were you, and your son has not been seen by a pediatric orthopedist, you need to have him evaluated by one. Children are not little adults and continue to grow until the age of 18 or so and must be treated differently than adults. I am not saying...

Orthopedics: mild hip pain after THR, soft tissue injury, exercise class
soft tissue injury, exercise class, sharon davis: Hi Marta! I am not a physical therapist, but I will try my best to help. Did you have all the exercise that you do approved by you doctor? If not, you need to let him know what you are doing so he can let you know if you are overdoing things. Personally,...

Orthopedics: mri lumbar spine, mri lumbar spine, hip replacements
mri lumbar spine, hip replacements, forminal stenosis: Dear Divya Unfortunately I am not an expert on back problems. My bio says I can answer questions related to hip replacements, so this question is definitely out of my area. I suggest though, that you sit down with the doctor and ask for a layman s explanation...

Orthopedics: muscle atrophy, muscle atrophy, sharon davis
muscle atrophy, sharon davis, muscle weakness: Dear Lois My expertise is in hips, not hands. But I will tell you that you will probably have muscle weakness when the cast comes off. You might want to ask your doctor to recommend a physical therapist and tell that therapist your concerns. It may be...

Orthopedics: muscle tear, kicking a football, ski boots
kicking a football, ski boots, muscle tear: Dear Jim I wish I could help you, but to me, it sounds like your injury isn t connected with the bones, but some type of muscle or tendon. See what the MRI says, it may be that you dislocated something and it popped back in and the muscles around the...

Orthopedics: myxoid degeneration of the meniscus, posterior horn of the medial meniscus, knee meniscus
posterior horn of the medial meniscus, knee meniscus, linear types: Myxoid degeneration is not a term that I see often but my understanding is it often associated with a cyst or other small defect. The posterior horn of the meniscus is towards the back of knee. Meniscus degeneration often gets worse and may or may...

Orthopedics: Neck Pain, baseball bat, heating pad
baseball bat, heating pad, neck pain: Angie, I hope your pain is less by now. There are many things that can cause symptoms like this. Most of them will gradually get better over time. Sometimes treatment can speed up the recovery. If it is not getting better you should get in to see someone....

Orthopedics: Nerve Irritation, cortisone injection, disease as a child
cortisone injection, disease as a child, hip socket: Sean, Sorry about the problems you are having. I would agree with the OS that hip pain can cause sciatic nerve issues or symptoms that resemble nerve issues. There is a muscle in the glut region called the piriformis. The sciatic nerve runs near this muscle...

Orthopedics: Nerve Pain After THR, ischial tuberosity, hip displasia
ischial tuberosity, hip displasia, nerve conduction studies: Dear Tanya The ischial tuberous area that you are talking about is very open to bursitis. Is it possible that you may have bursitis? If not, and you don t have bursitis, I would look for a second opinion. My first reaction was that you may have nerve...

Orthopedics: NMRI, thigh area, x rays
thigh area, x rays, upper thigh: Dear Herm An MRI will probably confirm if there is any bone problem brewing. If your hip has arthritis it will show that clearly on the MRI and I am glad that your doctor is going to let you take one. X-rays will not confirm hip damage. A very good doctor...

Orthopedics: Non displaced femoral neck fracture and risk of developing AVN, femoral neck fracture, worst case scenario
femoral neck fracture, worst case scenario, hip replacements: Hi Matt First of all, relax. Even if the worst case scenario happens and you have to get a hip replacement down the road, I can assure you that you won t be debilated. I am 50 years old, I had my first of four hip replacements at 16 years old, and 4 revisions...

Orthopedics: Nursing a torn knee tendon, knee tendon, torn knee
knee tendon, torn knee, knee cap: Chandan, I really can not answer this question for you. Without examining you and not knowing your history I can not be sure that I am giving you sound advice. You should talk with the medical provider who treated you for this injury originally or talk...

Orthopedics: neck injury, postural habits, muscular imbalances
postural habits, muscular imbalances, soft tissues: Hi David, You probably won t break your neck by popping it, but you could cause increasing looseness that makes you need to pop it more that causes more looseness, etc. The pop itself can be caused by several different things; most likely, it is the...

Orthopedics: nerve damage after hip surgery, cortisone shot, nerve test
cortisone shot, nerve test, knee area: In all my surgeries, I was normally walking unaided after about two months. With the nerve damage it took about six months for me to walk without a cane. I still have problems at times, and always carry a cane with me in case I need to feel a bit more supported....

Orthopedics: nerve damage after THR, hip replacement surgery, sharon davis
hip replacement surgery, sharon davis, nerve damage: It depends on your relationship with your doctor and if the good things from the operation have outweighed the the bad things of the operation. I have nerve damage in my knee due to a very difficult hip replacement surgery and it has never entered my mind...

Orthopedics: Open Bankart Reconstruction with Capsular Shift, bankart reconstruction, degree mark
bankart reconstruction, degree mark, sharon davis: Dear Matthew I wish I could help you, but if you read my bio, you will see I have no knowledge of shoulder injuries. I will tell you though that everyone recovers at different speeds from surgery depending on age, the type of surgery and the injury....

Orthopedics: Orthopedics and Physical Therapy, stedman s medical dictionary, disorders of the skeletal system
stedman s medical dictionary, disorders of the skeletal system, american physical therapy association: Orthopedics: The branch of medicine that deals with the prevention and correction of injuries or disorders of the skeletal system and associated muscles, joints, and ligaments. (American Heritage Stedman s Medical Dictionary) Some physical therapists (like...

Orthopedics: OSTOPOROSIS, vericose veins, knee joints
vericose veins, knee joints, uteras: I am so sorry for your problems with your knees, and I know you must be in a lot of pain. Unfortunately, if you have osteoporosis, you may have to have the joints replaced in the future. That would depend on your level of tolerance in the pain department....

Orthopedics: Osgood Schlatter's - knee tenderness related to sports, osgood schlatter, patella tendon
osgood schlatter, patella tendon, femoral pain: In most cases once a person stops growing they do not get much pain from Osgood Schlatter s. If someone has stopped growing and still has pain there could be another cause of the symptoms. Such as: patellar tendonitis or patellar femoral pain. There are many...

Orthopedics: Osteoporosis in 6 months baby, sharon davis, bone fractures
sharon davis, bone fractures, niece: I am sorry it took so long to get back to this question, I was not told by Experts that I had a question pending. Find out why she has osteoporsis? A six month baby with osteoporosis is extremely rare. Find out if there is an underlying cause for this...

Orthopedics: Outer shoe lift, sharon davis, tennis shoe
sharon davis, tennis shoe, shoe repair: I have my shoes built up by a shoe repair guy who owns his own shop. They are getting harder to find, but they are around. I am not sure where you live, but look in the yellow pages under shoe repair. You might also get in touch with a physical therapy...

Orthopedics: old hip graft from L4-5 Surgery 30 yrs ago, bone density test, bone graft
bone density test, bone graft, orthopedic specialist: Hi Kathy If your doctor is not an orthopedic specialist, I think you should find one. If he is an orthopedic specialist I think you should get a second opinion. It sounds to me that you have more than just the hip issue going on. It might be good for...

Orthopedics: ossgood schlatter, adolescent growth spurt, osgood schlatter disease
adolescent growth spurt, osgood schlatter disease, bony prominence: Hi Jaren, During your child s adolescent growth spurt, his or her bones grow rapidly. If your child is involved in a lot of running and jumping activities during this time, he or she is at risk of developing Osgood-Schlatter disease, an overuse syndrome...

Orthopedics: osteoarthritis, ginko, so4
ginko, so4, quality research: I am not aware of any good quality research that supports the idea that ginko, glusoseamine or any other supplement helps to rebuild cartilage. There are many unproven claims made in the world of supplements. If you decided to take a supplement for OA use...

Orthopedics: osteoarthritis, exercises you can do at home, taking pills
exercises you can do at home, taking pills, muscle tone: Hi Andy, I m sure there are options other than medication that could be helpful. Perhaps a physical examination will reveal a little inflammation that will get better with rest. Or perhaps you will be referred to physical therapy to get some specific...

Orthopedics: Pain 11 months after hip surgery, hip patients, arthrogram
hip patients, arthrogram, prothesis: Hello Elizabeth First of all, much of this depends on how long you have had your hip in place. If it s been more than 10 years, you might want to ask your doctor to take an arthrogram to see if there is any loosening of the prosthesis. Sometimes loosening...

Orthopedics: Pain 7 Months After TR, soft tissue injury, pain in the groin area
soft tissue injury, pain in the groin area, pain in the groin: Have you done something against your hip precautions, or exercised too much? A soft tissue injury should heal over a few weeks, but if you still have pain, please go back to your doctor. Also be careful with the amount of Advil you take, it can cause stomach...

Orthopedics: Pain After Hip Replacement, sharon davis, hip replacement
sharon davis, hip replacement, plane ride: Hi Patricia I have the exact same problem, my right let s 3/4 of an inch shorter than the left. Try getting shoemaker make a lift that can go inside the sneaker as well as the shoe being build up that should help. I do understand how frustrated you are....

Orthopedics: Pain after hip replacemengt, pain management clinic, holistic environment
pain management clinic, holistic environment, leg muscles: Hi Danny You ve had quite a time of it haven t you? I am so sorry for all you went through but hopefully you will see the light at the end of the tunnel soon. I, personally, have never heard of anyone allergic to the titanium, but that is not to say...

Orthopedics: Pain after hip replacement, bone fragment, nerve problems
bone fragment, nerve problems, leg length: Hi Martha I don t think this is a bone fragment. It sounds more muscular to me since it s in the gluteus area. It might also be nerve problems as well, since it seems to radiate down the leg. Since your surgery was fairly recent, you might have the...

Orthopedics: Pain after hip replacement, regional pain syndrome, joint replacements
regional pain syndrome, joint replacements, reflex sympathetic dystrophy: I can understand why you would be concerned. Total joint replacements often work very well. Occasionally, someone has a lot of pain after, that lasts for several months. Who know why? I have found that often the most out of shape, weak patients do the best...

Orthopedics: Pain after hip surgery, nerve damage, sharon davis
nerve damage, sharon davis, hip surgery: Hi Kevin I am not surprised that you are still non weight bearing. You should go to partial weight bearing when the doctor feels your legs are ready to so do. This may take some time as they do not want you chance that you do anything to the bones. ...

Orthopedics: Pain and popping after THR, hip xrays, ligaments and tendons
hip xrays, ligaments and tendons, degenerative arthritis: Hi Debra At 8 weeks post op, you are still healing. Normally you are well on your way to healing after three months. Much of what you are feeling is most likely normal healing. The slipping and popping might be a ligament slipping over the prosthesis....

Orthopedics: Pain and Swelling in Shoulder, immediate care, shoulder pain
immediate care, shoulder pain, care physician: It is important that she have this checked out. Pain that lasts and is also accompanied by swelling can indicate many conditions, all of which need to be evaluated and treated by a physician. If you are in the US, try an Urgent Care/Immediate Care clinic...

Orthopedics: Pain after a THR, sorry for the confusion, prosthesis
sorry for the confusion, prosthesis, x ray: Dear Catherine I m sorry for the confusion so I ll do my best to re-answer. This sounds to me as if it s muscle or tendon related, but to be sure, I think you should get in touch with your doctor and get an X ray of the hip to ensure the prosthesis is...

Orthopedics: Pain in upper arch...top of foot, foot surgeon, orthopedist
foot surgeon, orthopedist, arizona area: Hi Marilyn In this day and age there is no reason to live with pain. I don t blame you for not wanting the cortisone, I did not want that either when my knee flared up. I personally do not know what can be done surgically, since my expertise is with hips,...

Orthopedics: Physical Therapy, anatomy physiology, massage school
anatomy physiology, massage school, types of physical therapy: Dear Doina: Physical therapy can include occupational therapy; helping people to learn how to do daily things to get around, such such as dressing, toileting, cooking, after they have had surgery. Physical therapy is working with the muscles. Basically...

Orthopedics: Piriformis Syndrome, piriformis muscles, psychosocial stressors
piriformis muscles, psychosocial stressors, cortisone injections: I rarely ever see a true piriformis syndrome (especially bilateral). Almost always, the piriformis is reacting to a problem somewhere else. The key is to find what is keeping the piriformis in spasm and correcting it if possible (this can be difficult). ...

Orthopedics: Playing with kids - Bi-lateral replacementip replacement, hip surgery, hi chris
hip surgery, hi chris, gut reaction: Hi Chris My gut reaction is that if your surgeon is telling you to get a replacement, you should get it. You will have no more pain and more range of motion, but you will also have precautions that you will need to follow for the rest of your life. You...

Orthopedics: Please help==pain post hip replacement, golf pain, orthopedic clinic
golf pain, orthopedic clinic, orthopedic problems: There are two specialty hospitals that I know of. One is in NYC and the other is in Arlington VA. The one in NYC is the Hospital for Special Surgery and the doctor there that your dad should see is Dr. Padgett. The other hospital is the Anderson Orthopedic...

Orthopedics: Positive Ulnar Variation, ulnar variance, pinky side
ulnar variance, pinky side, hard landings: A positive ulnar variance is a structural abnormality and not necessarily a source of dysfunction. It can lead to excessive stress on the joints and soft tissue of the wrist and that can produce pain. If you hold your hand with the palm up the thumb side...

Orthopedics: Possibility of going back to work..., sharon davis, degree angle
sharon davis, degree angle, bursitis: Hi Val Unfortunately cases differ and as far as going back to what you were doing, only your doctor can answer that. I can address what I was told though, for my case. I was told I can never bend over a 90 degree angle and I would assume that you will...

Orthopedics: Possible right hip bursitis..., hip bursitis, arthritis pain
hip bursitis, arthritis pain, orthopedic specialist: Hi Ron Wow, this is a hard one to start my day off. My gut reaction is to go to your primary physican first. I don t know what your health insurance does in the way of referrals, or if you can just go straight to an orthopedist. The reason I dont suggest...

Orthopedics: Post Op Knee Surgery, arthroscopic knee surgery, hip replacements
arthroscopic knee surgery, hip replacements, blood returns: If you over legal age, you need to get a second opinion. If you are under 18, ask your parents to get you to another doctor since you are not doing well with the one you have. I am not a doctor, so I can t say for sure what s going on. My expertise is...

Orthopedics: Post-op, congenital hip dysplasia, mental health counseling
congenital hip dysplasia, mental health counseling, slow pace: Dear Jenna When you have your surgery, you feel as if your life is spiraling out of control. You feel as if you have no control of anything and that causes the depression. As you start to begin to do little things again, even things as simple and going...

Orthopedics: Posterior Tibialis Tendonitis, narcotic pain reliever, anti inflammatory medicines
narcotic pain reliever, anti inflammatory medicines, anti inflammatory medications: Hi Ashley If I were you, I d exhaust all other options before scheduling surgery. Also ask your doctor if you can have a narcotic pain reliever. I cannot take anti inflammatory medications either, and I ve always asked for a narcotic based pain reliever...

Orthopedics: pain, buldging disk, chriopractor
buldging disk, chriopractor, spinning my wheels: Hi Mary I m glad that that you checked your leg lengths. If they are the same, you should find the pain getting better. I am not a person who believes in chiropractors, so before going to one, I would go to a large teaching hospital and get a second...

Orthopedics: pain after 9 months, femoral shaft, pulmonary embolism
femoral shaft, pulmonary embolism, nerve damage: Dear Bill First of all, let me say I am so sorry for all the pain you are going through. It sounds terrible. I have several things for you to look at. 1. Have you had your legs measured to ensure they are are the same length? If one of your legs...

Orthopedics: pain around left shoulder blade, mild scoliosis, shoulder blade
mild scoliosis, shoulder blade, left shoulder: Robert, This is a tough one. Something like this can be caused be several things and they are often hard to differentiate. With a history like this I often look towards a rib as the culprit. Sometimes manipulation of the rib can help improve the pain. Usually...

Orthopedics: pain a few years after hip replacement, mom sharon, sharon davis
mom sharon, sharon davis, dull pain: Dear Jillian Unfortunately I am not a doctor so I can t diagnose the reason for her pain. My thoughts are, if the pain is not in the joint, the prosthesis is probably stable. Has she fallen, or bumped her leg in any way? Has anything changed in her activities?...

Orthopedics: pain in forefoot, nerologist, scar tissue
nerologist, scar tissue, definite cause: Dear Ron I am not a doctor and most of what you have written in your question is very specific information. I do have a large amount of knowledge in the hip area, but you are asking about problems in the foot and I can t really answer that. I wish I could,...

Orthopedics: pain after hip op, pain meds, nerve damage
pain meds, nerve damage, pain killers: Glad I could help and thank you for your nice feedback. The one thing I have to add, is that you should not feel badly if you have to take pain meds until you get a diagnosis. I have also had nerve damage and it s a hard pain to bear. If it is nerve damage...

Orthopedics: pain in hip, docter, physical therapist
docter, physical therapist, 28 years: Cindy I would suggest that you get evaluated by a good physical therapist. Your symptoms are fairly common and good quality physical therapist should be able to help you. Check out this web site. It will help you pick out a high quality PT in your...

Orthopedics: pain at incision site, household tasks, recumbent bike
household tasks, recumbent bike, safe side: Hello Mary From what my experience has been, it can take between three and six months to heal completely, so in essence you are really in the early stages of healing. I don t see any problem with the stairs, just be very careful because your balance...

Orthopedics: why pain in the knee, pain in the knee, origin and cause
pain in the knee, origin and cause, jaw pain: Ju Your knee pain could be caused by numerous things. It could be referred pain from the hip/low back, it could be due to extra stress on the knee due to your hip pain. Referred pain occurs when your brain misinterprets where the pain is coming from. For...

Orthopedics: pain and range of motion, ligaments and tendons, ball and socket joint
ligaments and tendons, ball and socket joint, rehabilitation exercises: Hi, Have you mentioned this end range pain to your therapist or physician? I d be interested to hear what they think is causing it. One thing I would caution you against is pushing through any pain, especially if it is sharp or stabbing or pinching...

Orthopedics: Back pain, shoulder blade, couple inches
shoulder blade, couple inches, proper evaluation: Jenna, This could be several things. Most likely it is caused by a musculo-skeletal problem however, many organs can refer pain to this area. Without a proper evaluation it is hard to pinpoint what it could be. Get in to see a qualified medical professional...

Orthopedics: patella surgery, pathogens that cause, abnormal discharge
pathogens that cause, abnormal discharge, knee 5: Hi Laura, Six weeks minimum for that to return semi-normal. Pink is good, I doubt infection is there but a fever is NOT a good indicator of many pathogens that cause infection, especially in the early stages. Ice the area as frequent as possible and keep...

Orthopedics: physical therapy after hip replacement, hip replacement surgery, ankle weights
hip replacement surgery, ankle weights, sharon davis: First of all, you will start on a walker. After you gain strength, you ll move to crutches and then a cane. Eventually you ll get rid of the cane as well. You will have a set of exercises that you ll need to do, mostly to build up the muscles that surround...

Orthopedics: possible cause for pain after hip revision, hip revision, nerve pain
hip revision, nerve pain, upper thigh: Hi rose Wow is all I can say. You sure have been through a lot. I ll answer your questions in the order you wrote them. Fist of all, I also had a bad replacement which kept dislocating. So they put in a new one with a bigger cup and all has been fine....

Orthopedics: Not sure- possible orthopedic, possibly nerve damge related, cortisone shots, pins and needles
cortisone shots, pins and needles, strenuous job: Hello Erin I am so sorry that you and your husband are going through this and I can only imagine the emotional ramifications of all this on your family. I am so sorry to tell you this, but my expertise is in hips, not shoulders so I can t give you any...

Orthopedics: post hip replacement surgery, hip replacement surgery, inflammation pain
hip replacement surgery, inflammation pain, proteolytic enzymes: Dear Kristi Unfortunately I have never heard of proteolytic enzymes for inflammation, or faster healing. I was told to use Glucosamine/Chondrointon. So I can t help you with that information. As far as Rolfing and deep tissue, I would not suggest any...

Orthopedics: post op pain, groin area, kidney transplant
groin area, kidney transplant, tingling sensation: If you ve had your replacement about two years ago, that s a pretty young replacement. First of all, do you feel as if the pain is coming from the groin area, or the inside of your hip near your crotch area? If so, it may be that you have a problem with...

Orthopedics: post surgery, partial knee replacements, hip replacments
partial knee replacements, hip replacments, mini incision: Dear R.A. I am sorry that you have AVN. That s my disease too. I have never heard of a mini incision. I don t know of any surgery other than a full replacement. You might need to get with the largest hospital in your area, preferably a teaching hospital...

Orthopedics: problem after hip replacement surgery, hip replacement surgery, brushing my teeth
hip replacement surgery, brushing my teeth, tie shoes: Hi Peggy I had the exact same problem as you. My left leg had the problem and I will tell you that in my case, it led to dislocations and a failed hip. I know exactly the sound and feeling you are having, it s sort of like a slight popping sensation and...

Orthopedics: back problems, other soft tissues, stress fracture
other soft tissues, stress fracture, abdominal muscles: Hi KT, I m sorry to hear about your injury. Pain from a fractured/broken bone is expected to go away once the body is completely done healing it and any muscles or other soft tissues around it that may have been injured heal as well. So, you may experience...

Orthopedics: problems with pain medication, pain meds, kidney stones
pain meds, kidney stones, glycolax: Dear Jacob Kidney stones hurt badly, I know that because I had them myself. The acetominophen should not be causing you to be constipated. It is the narcotic portion of the pain meds that is causing you constipation. Unfortunately there isn t really...

Orthopedics: problems after total hip, greater trochanter, diferent
greater trochanter, diferent, second opinion: Dear Sandy Have you gone back to your surgeon? What does he say? If you want a second opinion, find a teaching hospital and ask for the head of orthopedics, and get an appointment with that person. Most insurance companies pay for a second opinion....

Orthopedics: Back problems., time manipulation, low back pain
time manipulation, low back pain, patient population: I would say that just about all back pain is hard to track and identify. There is no good gold standard for diagnosing the source of low back pain. The best diagnostic tool for low back pain is probably injection guided by x-ray but even that is not great....

Orthopedics: pt ater hip surgery, water aerobics, hip leg
water aerobics, hip leg, pool water: Hi Mary You are doing fine. Please remember that you had major surgery and it takes time to heal. Personally I don t see any reason why you can t take the glucosamine but please ask your doctor first to ensure that any medications you are taking now won...

Orthopedics: Quadricep injury, circulation issue, sharon davis
circulation issue, sharon davis, muscle injuries: Hi Nick If you read my bio you will see that I am not an expert in the area of muscle injuries. My gut reaction though, with the little I know is that it is probably a build up of lactic acid in the muscle. If the pain, as you say is located in the muscle...

Orthopedics: Question about knee problem I am having, side job, rule of thumb
side job, rule of thumb, knee problem: Hi David Unfortunately my expertise is in the area of hips. But my rule of thumb is that if something is not right, if something feels wrong, get it checked out. I suggest that you go to your primary doctor. It sounds to me as if you may have a problem...

Orthopedics: Question, circulation problem, odd sensation
circulation problem, odd sensation, hip replacements: I m sorry Nick My expertise is in hip replacements which is probably not related to what you are going through. It sounds to me it s more neurologically related or a circulation problem. However, my rule of thumb is that if something bothers me to...

Orthopedics: RE: Chondromalacia and exercise, miniscus tear, better shoes
miniscus tear, better shoes, strenuous sports: Hi Jeff Although I don t have expertise in the area of knees, I ll try to address a few points you make on other general issues. My one concern is the fact that you don t have health insurance and you went to a doctor and got a diagnosis. My fear is...

Orthopedics: RE: Hip Replacement, lower back injury, taking out the garbage
lower back injury, taking out the garbage, nerve damage: Dear John You really had quite a time with this, haven t you? I wish I could address the back issues but I can t. I have some nerve damage in my knee due to surgery and although it does not hurt, it s numb and tingling. There is nothing I can do, for...

Orthopedics: Re: Fibular fracture, pitting edema, peroneal muscle
pitting edema, peroneal muscle, orthopaedic specialist: Hi Jayde, You are on schedule, the swelling is typical and will resolve in a month or two. Once you are free from the immobilizer boot, begin wobble board therapy. You can get one online or use one at any PT office. This is critical to regain proprioception...

Orthopedics: Reduction of fractured clavicle, fractured clavicle, loose fragments
fractured clavicle, loose fragments, fractured bones: Josh. A closed reduction may improve the alignment, however that would most likely be temporary. There are a few fairly large muscles that attach to the collar bone and pull in opposite directions. Those muscles will simply pull the fractured bones back...

Orthopedics: Reflex, positive babinski reflex, severe trauma
positive babinski reflex, severe trauma, brain damage: Hi Dan, Everyone has a positive Babinski reflex until they are about 2 years old. Then, in most of us, it goes away (kind of like the sucking reflex). In some, it doesn t go away for some reason. If you have a severe trauma to your brain, the reflex...

Orthopedics: Removal of hip pinning screws, hip fracture, femoral neck
hip fracture, femoral neck, recovery period: Hi Mark Unfortunately I do not know much about hip pinning. But it makes sense to me that the recovery time for you would depend on how secure the bone is now and how much the break has healed. My basic thoughts would be you are probably going to have...

Orthopedics: Repeated gastroc tears, biomechanical issues, tablets powder
biomechanical issues, tablets powder, blood chemistry: Hi Lisa, Histologically, the connective matrix of the myofibrils are being weakened by some reason or another. A deep analysis as to diet, absorption disorders and or congenital influences might reveal the source of this condition. Start with the obvious,...

Orthopedics: Rib/Scapula Pain, bone pathology, h pylori
bone pathology, h pylori, female smoker: Hi Georgette, It s nice to see MD s are so thorough when you have insurance, next thing they will be doing brain scans with Gadolinium contrast and myelograms. This diagnosis is most likely a subluxated or fixed rib easily identified with palpation by a...

Orthopedics: Right Hip Pain, care physican, nerve problem
care physican, nerve problem, bone degeneration: Dear Greg Normally with bone degeneration the hip does not hurt above the pelvic bone. The pain normally comes from the area of the groin where the leg and body meet, or in the hip socket itself. If you have any bone problems, it would have shown on the...

Orthopedics: Right Hip Pain, laproscopic hysterectomy, bone density loss
laproscopic hysterectomy, bone density loss, total hysterectomy: Hi Susan I absolutely understand your frustration. Normally when a hip is compromised the bone pain stays in the joint, so since your pain is radiating, I would think initially that you are still healing from the hysterectomy. Even a laproscopic hysterectomy...

Orthopedics: Right Hip Pain, hip groin pain, arthritis doctor
hip groin pain, arthritis doctor, groin injury: Dear Lori The best thing you did was get your GP to get you to an arthritis doctor. At least you have a good diagnosis. Just some food for thought. Since the MRI did not show anything conclusive, could it be that you have a tissue injury? If you had...

Orthopedics: Right Upper Back Pain, mild scoliosis, cortisone injections
mild scoliosis, cortisone injections, manual manipulation: Hi Julie, I can sure guess accurately on this one. It is most likely a subluxated rib, it is fixated out of position where it attaches to the spine between the shoulder blades. This is a common thing we treat as DC s, only a DC can fix it since it takes...

Orthopedics: Rotator cuff surgery, shoulder replacements, greenwich road
shoulder replacements, greenwich road, anderson clinic: Dear Patricia: I live in Virginia Beach, so I can give you the name of the best group of doctors here. They people you want to get in touch with in Virginia Beach is: The Jordan Young Institute Greenwich Road Virginia Beach, VA In Alexandria Virginia:...

Orthopedics: when to go for a replacement, bone graft, hip replacements
bone graft, hip replacements, personal feelings: Dear Pam I had my first set of hips put in at 16. I had my second set put in after my first son was born, and then went on to have four sets of hips put in after that. I had two healthy children, and did a fine job bringing them up and keeping up with them....

Orthopedics: replacements hip and knee, shock to the system, sharon davis
shock to the system, sharon davis, hip and knee: Dear Nancy I would think that having all those surgeries at the same time would be too much of a shock to the system. I have heard of cases where both knees are done at the same time, or both hips are done at the same time. It s a harder recovery, but some...

Orthopedics: revision surgery, total hip replacements, presbyterian hospital
total hip replacements, presbyterian hospital, sharon davis: I know of three doctors who do revisions. The first two have done revisions on me and I would highly recommend them as I have had four revisions. 1. Dr. Charles Engh, Sr. located in Alexandria VA. Works out of Mount Vernon Hospital. 2. Dr. Thomas...

Orthopedics: How many revisions??, hip revisions, hip dysplasia
hip revisions, hip dysplasia, hip revision: Hi Deb Your replacement lasted a very, very long time and you should be thankful for that! You must be doing something right!!!! I have had four revisions on each hip. Each hip revision lasted about 10 years or so. I asked my surgeon if he knew of...

Orthopedics: Sacroiliac syndrome, disc bulges, butt cheek
disc bulges, butt cheek, disc bulge: Dear Jane If you are experiencing pain, and your ortho does not believe you, find another doctor. I would stay away from chiropractors as I don t feel, personally, they know enough about joint disease or pain in the joints due to injury. I am not familiar...

Orthopedics: Scapulothoracic Joint - Immense Pain / Nerve Impingement, deep tissue massage, anorexia and bulimia
deep tissue massage, anorexia and bulimia, nerve impingement: Anne Sorry to hear about your symptoms. These types of problems can be difficult to treat and diagnosis however, I often have good luck with them. If you look up snapping scapula syndrome you may find some information about it. The difficulty is determining...

Orthopedics: Sciatica and slipped disk, mckenzie method, pins and needles
mckenzie method, pins and needles, specialist physician: Hi Jo, Perhaps you could request a referral to a physiotherapist while waiting to see the specialist physician. There are many techniques to help reduce and sometimes even prevent damage done with disc problems (McKenzie method/Strategic Orthopedic Method--being...

Orthopedics: Sclerosis on my son's heel, achilles tendon, ankle sprain
achilles tendon, ankle sprain, orthopedic specialist: Sclerosis is a term that simple means thickening or hardening. It can be used to describe calcium or fibrous deposits. Sclerosis at the heel is a somewhat non-specific description. This sclerosis could be at the Achilles tendon, plantar fascia or some other...

Orthopedics: Self-care for a break, broken big toe, therapeutic ultrasound
broken big toe, therapeutic ultrasound, chiroweb: Hi Vanessa, It will take 4-6wks to heal. So far you are doing everything correct, you may tape it to the next toe this will provide it with more protection and stability. I see no danger in doing this unless there are multiple fracture. Getting it x-rayed...

Orthopedics: Short Calves, red flags, growth plates
red flags, growth plates, even kids: Hi Marc, If your growth plates have not sealed, you still have room to grow. Since you are still in your teen years, it is very likely you have several growth spurts left. I also want to re-assure you that since you say the length is about the same on...

Orthopedics: Shoulder Dislocation Remedy, shoulder dislocation, soft tissues
shoulder dislocation, soft tissues, occupational therapist: Hi, It s important to follow the doctor s recommendations closely. If you were to leave the arm totally still for 5 weeks, the soft tissues would not heal properly. After the soft tissue have a chance to begin to heal, the gentle and limited movements...

Orthopedics: Shoulder Injury, passive range of motion, rotator cuff tear
passive range of motion, rotator cuff tear, definitive diagnosis: Hi Jonathan, Any type of connective tissue injury will take a full 6-8 weeks to fully recover, continue icing it and do full passive range of motion exercises. Do not do any resistant type of shoulder exercises. Everytime you contract a muscle to move the...

Orthopedics: Shoulder Replacement?, avascular necrosis, cortisone shot
avascular necrosis, cortisone shot, torn ligament: If the doctor is correct and your shoulder bone is dead (AVN) you will definitely need replacement. The sooner the better, if it propagates distally down the arm, you may loose it. Get a second opinion first to be sure that Dx if even correct. If it is, replacement...

Orthopedics: Side Pain, definitive diagnosis, definitive tests
definitive diagnosis, definitive tests, shoulder blade: Hollie, It is common to not get a definitive diagnosis with musculosketal complaints. Even when people do get a definitive diagnosis it mat not be correct. The problem is that in many cases their is no one test that can tell you what the problem is with...

Orthopedics: Sliding/Slipping rib syndrome, e mail address, slipping rib syndrome
e mail address, slipping rib syndrome, allexpert: Joe, I respond to questions through the AllExpert website and I don t get the persons e-mail address. If you send me the address of the website I can try and pass it on to her via this site. Good luck with the website and if you need any information...

Orthopedics: Slip Disc & Pregnancy, gentle chiropractic, whiplash injuries
gentle chiropractic, whiplash injuries, nucleus pulposus: Hi Sina, Your pregnancy should be delayed until the disc is reduced, this is accomplished non-invasively with flexion/distraction therapy. A slipped disc will not cause paralysis. For decades flexion/distraction has decompressed discs without invasive...

Orthopedics: Snapping Hip Joint, snapping hip, muscle problems
snapping hip, muscle problems, rule of thumb: Hi Ronda My rule of thumb in all cases is that if something is not right with your body, go see a doctor. Unfortunately, I am not a doctor and cannot diagnose but here are my thoughts. You aren t clear whether you feel this in a bone or a muscle or...

Orthopedics: Still painful after surgery, screw placement, scar tissue
screw placement, scar tissue, chiroweb: Hi Sara, Yes and no, there are an infinite amount of reasons progress can be stifled due to scar tissue proliferation, plate and screw placement and structures damaged. Follow up with the Ortho in a few more weeks should shed definitive light on overall...

Orthopedics: Stress Fracture to Ankle, stress fracture, therapeutic ultrasound
stress fracture, therapeutic ultrasound, chiropractic offices: Hi Julie, I agree, don t go back to that guy, it is obvious he should quit his job. Get some pain meds but continue icing, this is imperative. If possible, get therapeutic ultrasound to cut the healing time in half. This can be found at PT and Chiropractic...

Orthopedics: Stress Fracture of ankle, stress fracture, sciatic nerve
stress fracture, sciatic nerve, exerise: I can t really recommend a treatment course without examining you. Especially, if there is uncertainty as to where your symptoms are coming from. I do suggest that you look into possible causes of your stress fracture. Get checked for osteoporosis and you...

Orthopedics: Surgery, tooth ache, katherine katherine
tooth ache, katherine katherine, best bet: Katherine The best bet would be to ask your doctor. If he has taken tests, see if you can re-take them and see if there has been any healing. If this is elective surgery, get a second opinion or see if you can put it off until you are sure. Hope...

Orthopedics: Swollen Lump on Thigh, lump on thigh, fatty tumors
lump on thigh, fatty tumors, good shape: Kristen I would suggest having your doctor take a look at it. My expertise is in Musculoskeletal disorders and this is out of my area. It is rather common to have lipomas (fatty tumors) however, the skin over them is usually not discolored. Get...

Orthopedics: sex after hipreplacment, sexual postions, side position
sexual postions, side position, sharon davis: Hi Rachelle If I were you, I would not take the position of being on top of your partner. It s one of the easiest ways to dislocate. If you bend while you are on top you will go over your 90 degrees of flexion. Which could lead to dislocation. You are...

Orthopedics: sex and menstruation after hip replacement, hip replacement surgery, pre menapausal
hip replacement surgery, pre menapausal, hip revision: Hi Lisa Wonderful questions and I feel honored that you would choose me to answer them for you. First of all, I had my period many times during hip revision surgery. You might want to wear a pad on a regular basis, if not only for your period, but to...

Orthopedics: shoe lifts, leg length discrepancy, strappy shoes
leg length discrepancy, strappy shoes, leg surgery: Hi Karen Many people do have a leg length discrepancy after surgery. I can t say for sure if you have the problem correct itself, but depending on the amount of inches the discrepancy is, you may find that your gait compensates and the discrepancy evens...

Orthopedics: shoulder and back pain, upper extremities, articular surfaces
upper extremities, articular surfaces, dizzy spells: Hi Julie, Ask for an MRI of the neck and thoracic spine, this will show any suspected herniated discs, The symptoms in your upper extremities lend me to believe that there is a disc problem in the neck. This can cause swelling so the articular surfaces...

Orthopedics: shoulder problem, ilizarov fixator, high protein diet
ilizarov fixator, high protein diet, tibial fracture: Hi Vincent, I happen to know intimately what an ilizarov fixator feels like, I had to wear one for a year from a horrendous left tibial fracture. Once the growth plates are fused, there is no drug or procedure to enlarge them except chronic stress. Loading...

Orthopedics: shoulder problems, avulsion fracture, bone fragment
avulsion fracture, bone fragment, gleno humeral: JM I saw your feedback comments and you can 100% have a fracture in your greater tubercle without a RTC tear. I see it occur all the time. The bone fragment (if in the gleno-humeral joint) is most likely from a hills sacks lesion not the fracture of the...

Orthopedics: shoulder problems, arm surgery, rotator cuff injuries
arm surgery, rotator cuff injuries, shoulder problems: Dear Don If you read my bio, you will see that my expertise is in hip surgery, not shoulder injuries, so I cannot help you with specific questions. In regard to a surgeon though, I would assume you would ask pretty much the same questions to a surgeon...

Orthopedics: shoulder, rotator cuff tendons, deltoid muscles
rotator cuff tendons, deltoid muscles, bone spur: Hi Cathy Unfortunately, as my bio states, I have no experience in shoulder injuries. My expertise is in hips. I wish I could advise you, but with no expertise in this area, I would not even know where to start. Have you seen an orthopedist? I would...

Orthopedics: si joint dysfunction, si joint dysfunction, catorgory
si joint dysfunction, catorgory, problems areas: Dear Jii You are correct to assume that I would not give any diagnosis, I am not a doctor and therefore cannot diagnose. If I were you, I d get to a reputable orthopedist in either the United States or in the UK. I would ask for an an MRI to see what...

Orthopedics: slipped epiphisus, hip socket, epiphysis
hip socket, epiphysis, sharon davis: Hi Kriss As you are probably aware a epiphysis occurs when the upper end of the thigh bone (femur) slips at the area where the bone is growing (growth plate or physis) and does not fit in the hip socket correctly. Since I am not a doctor, and cannot...

Orthopedics: swollen and painfull legs after thr, swollen ankles, durnin
swollen ankles, durnin, weight history: This question depends on your age, weight, history, medications and overall health. Your progress is much slower than average but may be normal considering the above. The main thing is to watch for infection. Good Luck with your recovery Agnes. Dr. Timothy...

Orthopedics: T11-T12 pain, head ache, painless procedure
head ache, painless procedure, disc herniation: Hi Jackie, The present working diagnosis is spot on, the therapy is not. The DC you were seeing is obviously incapable of treating this. Get the MRI and find a DC that has flexion/distraction tables. Most Chiropractors have this specialized equipment just...

Orthopedics: Teen Hip Replacements, pediatric orthopedic surgeon, green bay wisconsin
pediatric orthopedic surgeon, green bay wisconsin, hip replacements: The two doctors I have in mind are out of your area. The first one works out of the hospital of Special Surgery in NYC, and his name is Douglas Padgett The second one works out of Alexandria VA, his name is Dr. Charles Engh. He works out of Mount Vernon...

Orthopedics: Teens and hip replacements, hip replacements, impact sports
hip replacements, impact sports, capital femoral epiphysis: Hi Lisa I had my first hip replacement at 16 also, due to avascular Necrosis. If he s had nine surgeries and the hip replacement is the last hope, do it. He will have to have revisions in the future. Most first hip replacements last about 15 years. ...

Orthopedics: Tender and pain in thumb, care doctor, trigger finger
care doctor, trigger finger, cyst: A trigger finger is when a tendon has a nodule/bump growing on it that either prevents it or makes it hard for it to slip under the sheath (a tunnel at the joint). A cyst is a growth in the nerves. I d start with a primary care doctor and they can tell...

Orthopedics: THR, small intestine, newest technology
small intestine, newest technology, healthlink: Dear Leon My heart breaks for you and the pain you are going through, but unfortunately I am not a doctor and cannot help you. I would suggest going to the largest teaching hospital that you can find to get a second and maybe a third opinion I don t...

Orthopedics: THR May 25 - pain, muscle soreness, water therapy
muscle soreness, water therapy, xrays: Hi Michele, I wish you would have talked to a few more people before getting a THR. Few hospitals even do them anymore for just that reason, here at University of Chicago we do resurfacing which is much less invasive and few if any complications. Unfortunately,...

Orthopedics: THR, scoket, sharon davis
scoket, sharon davis, resently: Hi Jean Wow, that beats everything I have ever heard. I don t even understand how the ball joint works if it s not put in the socket. My understanding of it is that if the ball and socket are not working right you can dislocate but unfortunately I am...

Orthopedics: Thumb pain and swelling, thumb pain, dodge ball
thumb pain, dodge ball, rule of thumb: Hi John Although this is not my area of expertise, I have some experience with this. When my son was younger and was playing dodge ball, he was thrown to the ground and landed on this thumb and the pain was in the same area where you were hurt. Go see...

Orthopedics: TIB FIB, bone stimulator, durnin
bone stimulator, durnin, scipt: Hi Allen, That is a good start but there is much more that can be done. Have your ortho write a scipt for both an electrical bone stimulator and an ultrasound stimulator. I also had a TIB/FIB Fx 6 years ago in 13 places and was told it would be amputated....

Orthopedics: Tib/Fib Fx, ilizarov fixator, medial tibial plateau
ilizarov fixator, medial tibial plateau, tib fib fracture: You are lucky, the area fractured has good blood supply unlike most of the tibia, since you didn t give me your age and I lack other pertinent history, I would say 8 weeks minimum with 4 weeks aggressive rehab for the atrophy from immobilization. This is best...

Orthopedics: Torn Muscle, blade area, free weights
blade area, free weights, shoulder blade: David I know this is going to sound crazy to you, but have your doctor check your vitamin D level. I began having pain in my arms and shoulders and sternum a few years ago and one of my doctors told me that I needed to exercise with free weights to build...

Orthopedics: Torn muscle in shoulder blade area?, blade area, infraspinatus muscle
blade area, infraspinatus muscle, muscle diagram: Carol, Just because the pain has been present for 1 year it does not mean that your muscle is torn. Pain in this area is often referred and the location of the pain is not always indicative of the location of the problem. Some common causes of pain in this...

Orthopedics: Torn neck muscle?, neck muscle, medical professional
neck muscle, medical professional, lumps: It is uncommon to tear a neck muscle, especially in a 14 year old. It can happen but I have never seen one. This can not be diagnosed over the internet and you should bring your son to a medical professional for a diagnosis. Good luck Adam www.in-homephysicaltherapy.com...

Orthopedics: Total Hip Replacement, taking a turn, hip replacement
taking a turn, hip replacement, physical therapy: Hi Kim In a person at the age of 86, from what I have heard, the main reason to do a THR is to have her walking. As far as physical therapy progress taking a turn for the worse if it is stopped, I can t say for sure, but I would assume that anyone stopping...

Orthopedics: Total knee replacement, knee replacement surgery, orthopedic department
knee replacement surgery, orthopedic department, total knee replacement surgery: Carol I feel badly but I can t answer your question because my expertise is in hips. I guess I can relate it to the hips since I also have apparatus in my hips but you really need to take my answer with a grain of salt. If I were you, I d get a second...

Orthopedics: Treatment for Osteopenia, salivary glands, boniva
salivary glands, boniva, osteopenia: Dear Brenda I have never heard of that side effect, it just seems that a medication that would promote bone mass growth and prevent necrosis, would not cause it in another body part. I take fosamax on a weekly basis, and I have an appointment with my...

Orthopedics: tailbone pain, ridden bikes, sharon davis
ridden bikes, sharon davis, experience pain: Dear Keith Unfortunately I cannot diagnose if a bone is broken or not over the internet. You would have to see your doctor so he can run some X-Rays or an MRI. A break or fracture of your nature would only be visible on a test such as the ones above....

Orthopedics: tailbone, tailbone area, pain thanks
tailbone area, pain thanks, nerves: Jerry, You may be experiencing some nerve tension problems. This can occur when the mobility of the nervous is hindered. When you move into certain positions it pulls on the nerves and can cause symptoms. It could be many other things as well and if...

Orthopedics: "tangled veins", varicose veins, medicine category
varicose veins, medicine category, visual appearance: Hi Michael, I m with you on this one...I ve never heard of a diagnosis of tangled veins . I would definitely agree with not massaging that area, as there is no telling what type of thrombus could be just waiting to be dislodged! I d suggest you ask...

Orthopedics: tendon cyst on finger, durnin, orthopedist
durnin, orthopedist, dr timothy: Hi Halle, The Orthopedic was not only wrong but even if he/she was correct, he prescribed the wrong therapy. You don t exercise a tendon gliding out of groove, this creates more inflammation and swelling therefor aggravating the condition. Only specific...

Orthopedics: thigh pain, thigh pain, horrible pain
thigh pain, horrible pain, dear mary: Dear Mary I wish I could answer that, but I am not a doctor. I think that it s important that you get to the orthopedist and have him or her check out the leg and see if there is anything new going on. The pain and swelling is a signal to you that it...

Orthopedics: Too thin?, calcium supplements, light skin
calcium supplements, light skin, rib cage: I do not see how being thin has anything to do with your rib problem. I see lots of very over wieght people with subluxing ribs. There is no evidence that being thin puts you at more risk for musculosketal problems. Thin, light skin people due tend to...

Orthopedics: tilted pelvis, tilted pelvis, leg muscles
tilted pelvis, leg muscles, knee problems: Dear Teresa I wish I could help you, but I don t visit chiropractors, nor do I know enough about what they do to answer your questions. The one thing you should do, is just make sure the chiropractor you go to is good and I would visit a few of them before...

Orthopedics: tissue damage and regeneration, word of wisdom, nerve damage
word of wisdom, nerve damage, shoulder injuries: Dear Warren: Unfortunately my expertise is not in shoulder injuries. But here s my stab at it. If I d ask for an MRI or CAT scan to see if something else is going on. X-rays, unfortunately do not tell the whole story. I also tend to think twice when...

Orthopedics: I was told about a year ago..., hospital aquired infection, orthopedic surgeons
hospital aquired infection, orthopedic surgeons, step exercise: Dear Kendra: After you have hip surgery, regardless of the surgery you will have limitations. You can t do anything that pounds the joints such as running or jogging. You can bike, swim, walk, and even do the step exercise. The main thing you need...

Orthopedics: top of foot/ankle/lower shin pain, treadmill exercise, shin pain
treadmill exercise, shin pain, sharon davis: Hi Adrienne Although this is not my area of expertise, I can take a guess at your question, but please see your doctor for a diagnosis. I don t think this is bone pain. It sounds to me as if you have pulled a muscle or ligament. If I were you, I d...

Orthopedics: torn muscle, supra spinatus, torn muscles
supra spinatus, torn muscles, electrcian: Curtis, Sounds like a tear of a rotator cuff muscle. This is a group of muscles that provide stability to the shoulder which allows other larger muscles to move it. The most common RTC muscle to tear is the supra-spinatus. The biggest factor in deciding...

Orthopedics: how to see a torn muscle??, correct diagnosis, low back pain
correct diagnosis, low back pain, scar tissue: Jodi, Unfortunately with orthopedic problems there is rarely a way to prove/disprove something. An MRI can show muscle injury however, I highly doubt your problem was a muscle strain. If you look at the medical literature is shows that we are bad at giving...

Orthopedics: total hip replacement & pregnancy, hip replacement surgery, total hip replacement surgery
hip replacement surgery, total hip replacement surgery, hip replacements: Dear Ahalia I had two healthy children with hip replacements and I have never heard of the metal affecting your unborn child. You may have to have a C-section due to decreased muscle tone, but having your tubes tied is not something I d recommend. Go...

Orthopedics: Undiagnosed problem, rib cage pain, flank pain
rib cage pain, flank pain, right rib cage pain: Unfortunately I can not diagnosis your symptoms over the internet. I will say that there are many musculosketal problems that do not show up on blood work and imaging studies. My recommendation would be to find a good PT who can help you find a correct diagnosis...

Orthopedics: Uneven hip bones., hip bones, pediatric cases
hip bones, pediatric cases, hip bone: Hi Michael I thought about this for a few minutes and thought about what I would do if I was in your position and this were my child. The first thing I would do is find out how much experience each doctor has with pediatric cases. Children are not little...

Orthopedics: Upcoming hip replacement, hip replacements, long distance runner
hip replacements, long distance runner, hip replacement: Dear Michele You are doing the right thing in seeking therapy prior to surgery. The reason for that is because immediately after surgery, many patients tend to get depressed because of the loss of control of their lives. You will need help in your self...

Orthopedics: undiognosed knee pain, meniscus tear, mri report
meniscus tear, mri report, radiology report: I am sorry to here that your husband has not received the care he needs. As with any profession, their are good doctors and bad ones. It is common in the realm of orthopedics to not get a diagnosis. It is often very difficult to find the exact cause of...

Orthopedics: Back Vertebrae, lower back pain, massage therapist
lower back pain, massage therapist, sharon davis: Hi Natalia This actually is not a physical therapy question, it s more of an orthopedic question. Personally I think this is dangerous. Your boyfriend may have an underlying problem that neither of you know about that may be exacerbated during your walking...

Orthopedics: Void in bone????, long term disability, therapeutic ultrasound
long term disability, therapeutic ultrasound, scar tissue: Hi Elain, Most certainly it is congenital osteo hypoplasia and a graft and tendonesis procedure can correct this if the Ortho deems necessary. Make sure if surgery is done, follow up post-operative therapeutic ultrasound is performed to minimize scar tissue...

Orthopedics: Winged scapula, serratus anterior muscle, relaxation massage
serratus anterior muscle, relaxation massage, winging scapula: Hi Rach, A Winging Scapula is typically caused by a weak Serratus Anterior muscle. The Serratus Anterior muscle is also known as the boxer s muscle, because that is one of the motions it does: it protracts (or brings the shoulder forward). If this muscle...

Orthopedics: Wrist deformity after fracture, dorsal angulation, fracture fragment
dorsal angulation, fracture fragment, distal fragments: Hi Karen, The Ortho may have dropped the ball on this one. You have to get another surgeon (not the freind of his he recommended you to) on it as soon as possible. The osteoporotic distal fragments are typical and will get more dense with bone when stressed...

Orthopedics: walking lop sided, sharon davis, hip replacement
sharon davis, hip replacement, left leg: Hello Yvonne I am so sorry for what you are going through. Have you asked your Physical Therapist if there is anything you can do in order to build up the atrophied muscle? Has your walk improved since February at all? If not ask for specific ways in...

Orthopedics: winging of the scapula, winging of the scapula, strengthening exercises
winging of the scapula, strengthening exercises, muscle imbalance: Rebecca, Heat and strengthening exercises are not going to change your winging scapula. This is usually caused by either a muscle imbalance or a nerve injury. If it is a muscle imbalance/motor learning problem you will need to see a PT who can help you...

Orthopedics: wrist cracking, torn cartilage, laxity
torn cartilage, laxity, care physician: Usually, cracking that doesn t cause or relieve pain and doesn t get in the way of using the joint normally isn t something to worry about. However, what I don t know is: how long has this been going on? Is it in both wrists or just the one? Any swelling...

Orthopedics: wrist injury, hair line fracture, soft tissue injury
hair line fracture, soft tissue injury, clinical diagnosis: Kimmy Sorry to here about the wrist. I can not tell you if your wrist was broken or not. Sometimes small fractures do not show up on x-rays soon after the injury. Once they start to calcify you can see them. I also can not tell you why it still hurts...

Orthopedics: wrist pain, hypermobile joints, wrist pain
hypermobile joints, wrist pain, soft tissue: Megan this could be lots of things. People with hypermobile joints can somtimes get pinching of the soft tissue around there joints in this position. I often have my patients try to not let their wrists extend as much when they put pressure on it. This...

Orthopedics: wrist pain, wrist pain, ulna
wrist pain, ulna, sound advice: Corrie, Sorry but I can not give you much advice. There are many things that could be going on and it would be very difficult for me to give you sound advice. Rest, ice/heat and splinting can in some cases provide pain relief. I would advise that you talk...

Osteoarthritis: Knee injury, patellar bursitis, post traumatic osteoarthritis
patellar bursitis, post traumatic osteoarthritis, chondomalacia: Hi Alisson, You sustained blunt trauma to the back of the knee cap causing swelling and inflammation, this will subside with time. One thing to note is you may develop sub-patellar bursitis and chondomalacia patella. I would strongly suggest you ice it...

Osteoarthritis: Ankle Pain, therapeutic ultrasound, history of trauma
therapeutic ultrasound, history of trauma, ankle area: Hi Mike, I have the answer for you, the body never forgets an injury so since yours you have developed osteoarthritis in it (OA). The good news is that it is treatable and often reversible with glucosamine sulfate with MSM. You need to take 3000mg/day for...

Osteoarthritis: Ankylosing Spondylitis, jim dicken, cardiac hypertrophy
jim dicken, cardiac hypertrophy, enlarged heart: Hi, This is outside my expertise I think, and it would best be answered by the doctor who diagnosed you with the A.S. 5 years ago and who knows your case history and progress intimately. While cardiac hypertrophy comes from age itself or a number of cardiovascular...

Osteoarthritis: Arthritis, inflamation and alcohol, arthritis inflamation, liver inflammation
arthritis inflamation, liver inflammation, chiroweb: Hi Jeff, There is no direct correlation but plenty of indirect associations with alcohol consumption. This is due to poor absorption and chronic liver inflammation inhibiting nutritional repair of damaged connective tissue. Arthritis is just one of several...

Osteoarthritis: Arthritis and Raynauds, montreal quebec canada, socks and slippers
montreal quebec canada, socks and slippers, natural insulation: Hello Victoria, Reynaulds Phenomenon is a problem with the nervous and circulatory system within the arms many times. I am not aware of anything that would reduce the symptoms 100% or even close to that. Bundling up may help a bit, but your sensation to...

Osteoarthritis: arthritis of the elbow, cartilage cells, ultrasound treatments
cartilage cells, ultrasound treatments, therapeutic ultrasound: Hi Samantha, Post-operative OA is similar to post-traumatic OA in that they both respond well to Glucosamine sulfate with MSM. The only difference is scar tissue proliferation after surgery, even that can be effectively treated with therapeutic ultrasound...

Osteoarthritis: bad knee, joint replacements, medial side
joint replacements, medial side, sharp shooting: Hello, A knee hurts for a reason, and if that pain keeps returning or not going away, the reason may still be there. The injections may relieve pain for a while but do not stop the wearing out of the joints and may sometimes actually increase it by removing...

Osteoarthritis: Don't know who else to ask, please help...., atlanta ga area, fingers and thumbs
atlanta ga area, fingers and thumbs, metabolic panel: Hi, It seems as if your doctor s office is working on the situation. Being referred to a rheumatologist for an opinion is always a good precaution. They have not apparently suggested anything awful at this point and your doctor will probably outline the...

Osteoarthritis: Don't seem to 'fit' the osteoarthritis 'norm', textbook answer, stationary bicycle
textbook answer, stationary bicycle, initial pain: Hi Kim, I m so sick and tired of idiot doctors that I volunteered here to give it straight. OA is curable in most cases with a simple proven effective OTC supplement called Glucosamine Sulfate. Make sure it has MSM in it and you take the therapeutic...

Osteoarthritis: Early carpal tunnel?, transverse ligament, median nerve
transverse ligament, median nerve, middle knuckle: Jack, your friend is correct, you need CTS splints that fill with air, not cock up wrist splints, Cold laser also does wonders for this by eliminating inflammation and breaking up scar tissue. Use ice on the area of the wrist where you check the pulse in the...

Osteoarthritis: elbow arthritis, elbow replacement, chiroweb
elbow replacement, chiroweb, loose bodies: Hi Nicole, Since October of last year, the FDA has approved Joint Resurfacing which is much less invasive than replacement. Right now they are incredibly successful with hip and knee, it won t be long until any joint can be new again with this latest...

Osteoarthritis: Arthritis, inflamation and alcohol, drinking alcohol, sleep problems
Osteoarthritis: Arthritis, inflamation and alcohol, drinking alcohol, sleep problems, rheumatoid arthritis

Osteoarthritis: Negative ion clothing to prevent this?, negative ions, bad carbohydrates
Osteoarthritis: Negative ion clothing to prevent this?, negative ions, bad carbohydrates, raw vegetables

Osteoarthritis: osteoarthritis, relafen, fnp
Osteoarthritis: osteoarthritis, relafen, fnp, nsaid

Osteoarthritis: Sharp Ankle Pain, good shape, intense pain
Osteoarthritis: Sharp Ankle Pain, good shape, intense pain, ankle

Osteoarthritis: Grinding painful knee, adult onset diabetes, knee replacements
adult onset diabetes, knee replacements, glucosamine sulfate: Hi Carolyn, Please read my profile, there has been a very effective treatment just short of a cure for OA for many years proven with randomized placebo controlled studies. There is little excuse anymore for adult onset diabetes or OA since both are easily...

Osteoarthritis: Hand operation for arthritis, thumb knuckle, scar tissue
thumb knuckle, scar tissue, durnin: Hi Steve, Yes, your friend is correct, all surgery will do is create scar tissue and possibly render the entire hands useless. It is probably too late for the thumb but the other joints can be saved by immediately taking 3 grams of Glucosamine Sulfate with...

Osteoarthritis: hello, auto immune disease, type of blood test
auto immune disease, type of blood test, professional athlete: Thank you for your questions. Arthritis itself is a very broad term which involves many types of damage to joints. There are over a hundred auto-immune responses of the body to joints, auto-immune meaning that the body fails to accept its own tissues and...

Osteoarthritis: infrared saunas for treatment, infrared saunas, buzz word
infrared saunas, buzz word, durnin: Hi Ruth, They are effective for relief only, they do nothing to slow the process of the disease. Glucosamine sulfate with MSM has been researched and proven to stop and even reverse OA in most patients. I think the combined treatments would be very...

Osteoarthritis: Knee problems, bone to bone, pain clinics
bone to bone, pain clinics, knee problems: Hi, Cartilage is a very thin layer that lets bone slide upon bone. You state that this cartilage is gone, bone to bone . Cartilage is difficult to view on X-ray or MRI since it is so thin, so I am assuming that it really is gone because you can hear or feel...

Osteoarthritis: knee & hip discomfort, therapeutic ultrasound, arthritis in knees
therapeutic ultrasound, arthritis in knees, durnin: Hi Caol, Most people don t take the correct dosage for GS with MSM, you need to take 3000mg/day. This is the researched dose shown to effectively stop and even reverse OA. Also, getting therapeutic ultrasound 3x/week is very helpful since it forces blood...

Osteoarthritis: knee - meniscus?, chondromalacia patella, tendon strain
chondromalacia patella, tendon strain, cartilage damage: Hi Peter, your a smart man. I say that because most people wait until it s too late to help the patient. You are experiencing the early signs of either chondromalacia patella or degenerative menisical change. Either way taking 3 500 mg tabs A.M. and 3 500mg...

Osteoarthritis: knee pain, little pillows, knee cap
little pillows, knee cap, simple tests: Hello Amelia, Thank you for your question. I think that you are saying that your whole body weight fell directly onto your knee onto a hard floor. I do not know how old you are, how much weight fell onto your knee, the condition of your knee before the...

Osteoarthritis: Negative ion clothing to prevent this?, hydrogen atoms, negative ions
hydrogen atoms, negative ions, oxygen atom: Hello, Thank you for your question; this is certainly an interesting one. An ion is an atom or molecule (atoms stuck together) that has an extra electron (negative) or is missing an electron (positive). For example, water (H20) is two hydrogen atoms stuck...

Osteoarthritis: need to ask, legs and feet, dangerous surgery
legs and feet, dangerous surgery, surgey: Hello, Thank you for making the problem more clear to me. I thought it was aching , not arcing, my apologies. If the legs are bending, then that will put more strain on the knees in later life. This is a problem that the doctors there have obviously looked...

Osteoarthritis: newly diagnosed, inflammatory arthritis, nerve pain
inflammatory arthritis, nerve pain, rapid decline: Ok Lisa, Good news so far, OA is stoppable and reversible with glucosamine sulfate and MSM, did you look it up? I doubt atrophy is a concern in the hands, exercising them may aggravate the hands by creating inflammation. Best bet would be to get...

Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis, cartilage growth, anti inflammatory drugs
cartilage growth, anti inflammatory drugs, glucosamine sulfate: O.K., you can send the films to: Wellness Medical Center 18037 Torrence Ave Lansing, IL 60438 Phone # 1-708-466-9994 I will take a look....

Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis & Treatments, shoulder joints, adrenal fatigue
shoulder joints, adrenal fatigue, ana test: Hello, Thank you for your question. Arthritis is an inflammation where bones meet and slide along each other. The sliding surfaces are slippery cartilage. If this cartilage in not able to provide a smooth surface because of wearing out from inflammation or...

Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis, fda oversight, durnin
fda oversight, durnin, chiroweb: Hi Ann, You should take the only thing proven to reverse it, glucosamine sulfate with MSM. Take 3 grams/day, make sure it is a good brand. The only way you will know is by going to consumerslab.com Many supplements don t have what is listed on the...

Osteoarthritis: osteoarthritis, david g williams, health food store
david g williams, health food store, therapeutic ultrasound: Asprin is O.K. only if you are not taking Vitamin E or other anticoagulants. Only opiate type meds such as Vicodin are O.K., use short term only! All NSAIDS block cartilage from dividing, so stay away from them. Be patient, the GS takes weeks to begin...

Osteoarthritis: Pain Relief, bayer aspirin, synvisc
bayer aspirin, synvisc, pain relievers: Hello, I m not sure of your age, activities or of any prior injuries or the condition of the cartilage. However, pain relievers can work differently for different people, so sometimes it is a trial and error thing. Certain ones can bother your stromach...

Osteoarthritis: Pain on wrist, tendon, joints
tendon, joints, pot: Hello, Usually, when joints are worn down, there is pain in the hands or fingers in the mornings or just before begiinning to grab a pot. Chances are, if you are otherwise healthy, a slight pain after using your hands washing would be either a tendon or...

Osteoarthritis: popping ankles, ankle joints, repetitive trauma
ankle joints, repetitive trauma, severe trauma: Hi Brenda, The noise your ankles make when they reach full extension or flexion, eversion or inversion, (all ranges of motion in the joint), is perfectly benign. Some people are born with joints that hold more suction then others. The noise you are...

Osteoarthritis: RA, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, rate numbers
erythrocyte sedimentation rate, rate numbers, lab tests: Hello, There are many things that make up having RA . These are lab tests that form part of an assessment. The rest is the history, physical examination and predisposition for having RA. I am just assuming that your doctor sent you for these lab tests for...