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Updated on January 19, 2009

Hello friends, I am Dr Ashok Shyam M.S. Orthopedics, FIPO, FILR, FIAR [Korea]

Well i am an orthopedic surgeon practising for about 6 years now. I have just joined the hub pages and found it a very nice and interactive place. What i want is to reach out to as many people as possible and help them with the knowledge i have.

I have been from a not so well to do family and had been helped by many people to reach where i am now . It is from this sense that the desire to help others with my knowledge has arisen

Although there are many sites on the net that will give you an overview of vaious orthopedic conditions what i can provide is an updated and unbaised suggestions with a added benefit of personal experience

So anyone who wants to anything about orthopedics right from the anatomy of bone to working of joint to treatment of fractures to oesteoporosis and arthritis i would be glad to help and advice

you can leave your questions as comments or you can directly mail me your question

i would try to answer you within 24 hrs... that is a promise to all hubbers

take care ...

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      Emily 3 weeks ago

      I went to the hospital with pain in my wrist, they give me an x-ray and sent me home saying I had tendonitis. It’s been 6 months now and I still have the pain but even worse than when I went to the hospital. I have worn my splint they gave me and it’s still getting worse. Could it be a possible scaphoid fracture? I googled the signs for that and it seems to be more like a scaphoid fracture than tendonitis. But I’m worried if I go back to the hospital they will just send me home again saying it’s tendonitis but if they do that it might never go away as it’s got worse in 6 months. Iv also been putting ice compacts on it at least 5 times a day and still not getting better. Could it of been a fracture and not shown up on the x-ray?

      Thank you

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      Tammyneinfeldt 3 weeks ago

      I had to wrist surgery volar and dorsal gandlion cyst and three mri and severe tendonitis, and my 3 mri said I subluxation of dislocation ecu tendon and mild injury since my last surgery, what do I do now been very painful

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      Kathy 2 months ago

      I stepped in hole and rolled ankle 11 weeks ago. Figured I sprained it for the 3rd time in my life. Did the RICE and non weight bearing for 5 days. There was swelling and bruising toes and both sides of ankle . Have had burning type of pain that seemed to be getting worse. Finally went to GP Dr. 5 days ago and had X-ray. Told I fractured fibula tip non displaced and sent to PT. Apparently no casting to be done. I also have developed a cracking sound by ankle bone when I move occasionally. How is bone going to heal right if no casting and has not healed in 11 weeks. Is this a common way to treat this type of fracture? Don't know if matters but am an active 67 year old.

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      MS53 3 months ago

      I shattered my heel at the end of Jan this year, I was given the choice of surgery or no surgery ? I had 7 breaks in my heel and my calcaneous had disintegrated and turned 45 * I had to wait three weeks for the swelling to go down then had surgery privately on the last day of the "window" my surgeon said after the fixation surgery that it was a very good idea having surgery they just can not decide for us ? I have a lot of metal

      Work at the side of my foot and at the back and wires going around the foot, my surgeon said they can stay indefinitely ? My question is after 6 months I am waliking and have very little pain just stiffness and in the morning apart from the boris scar it looks 95 % normal but after a day shlepping around it swells up ? is this normal ? my surgeon said it could take up to a year for this to stop ! has this happened to anyone else ? I have relatively good movement and am now working on the rotation from side to side and balancing on the bad foot ! It's just the swelling that I'm worried about ?

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      Sue Paulus 310 200 1551 3 months ago

      broke right arm. and I noticed there was some pus then after seeing my two chiropractics, I went to a medical after hours, notisticed they were talking in a group. I was sittingly still.., and

      he took me to the hospital,...telling them I just went to the doctors.NEVER asking me where mycar is. I had to stay over night. What is your opinion of a antibotic drip..one taking 1 hr the other two. When the police went in to talk to the one that I felt was the instigator.they doubled the lies, my other arm is weak and today I have no strentgh....Any these questions please, what do you think of intravenously...the nite care which lied so meanly,,can I sue them for defimination of character.....concerning the broken there were 2 other doctors that led to now ,by their actions..AND NOW I have to have 2 more surgeries. Can I sue the first doctor for neglence/ BOTTOM LINE WHY ALL OF A SUDDEN THE IS NO STRENGH TO WALK I QM SO SCARED

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      Carrie 4 months ago

      I have tilted patella and it has dislocated 5times in 4months but my MRI says everything is intact besides a small bakers cyst.. What would be the treatment plan cuz if its just pt I don't want to spend the money to go back to the dr

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      elsa 13 months ago

      Pt. Fracture to both bones of the left forearm and underwent an ORIF with plates and screws. this patient has sever edema in the form. you are seeing the patient 2 days post operation. what are the precations i should take with this patient? can i do MMT?

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      madelyn 13 months ago

      Doc can you help me about this xray result...there is straightening of the normal lumbar lordosis. The line weight bearing falls on the sacral promontory..the remarks is- straightened lumbar lordosis,likely secondary to muscle spasm. .

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      Caryn 17 months ago

      Hi

      I had a op on my shoulder almost 9 weeks ago, they had to reconstruct my ac ligament and attach it with a titanium button. at my 6 week check up we did more x rays and discovered that the button is pulling through my collar bone and is almost detached completely. The surgeon said to leave it for a month and if it moves more he will operate again.

      What I would like to know is how can this button me moving and what could have caused it?

      Would you advice operating again?

      There is still pain and seems to be more pain every day. I still have 2 more weeks till I see the surgeon again.

      Thanks

      Caryn

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      Marion 17 months ago

      Can u have recurrence of tennis elbow after surgery 16yrs ago

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      Mary Bibbs 19 months ago

      My son is 11 years old. My son was in PE last Tuesday and got tripped while playing a game. When I went and picked him up, I noticed face was bright red and he was limping. He thought he might have sprung his ankle. When I got him home and took his shoe off. I notice his foot was swollen and the growth plate bone on the side of his right foot was sticking almost out (but not through the skin). I rushed him to the ER where they did an Xray and that is when they said about his growth plate being really bad. So they splinted him until I could have him casted. He went on Friday of last week and got his cast on. Well, he goes back on this Friday to have it checked out. My question to you is, how long does it take for the growth plate to actually heal. My son is ADHD and very hard headed. I have told him to stop walking on it, and also keep getting onto him to use his crutches. I am afraid even with the cast on that he is doing a lot more damage to it. We have constantly told him not to be putting any more pressure on it at all. But he is a boy and doesn't want to listen. Help, what am I suppose to do? I can't keep him home from school due to his injury any advice?

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      surbhi 19 months ago

      Hi , my forearm is fractured both the bones viz ulna and radius were broken from the middle and the doctor says it was a compound fracture. I got it operated and two intramedullary rod have been placed . My question what can be the possible complications and how i need to protect myself from those. After how many days will i be able to write properly. Please do respond.

      Regards

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      Kitty 19 months ago

      I punched a metal pole yestterday and hit my fourth metacarpal knuckle on the pole it's a little sore, swollen and bruised. When I touch my thumb to my fourth finger it hurts a bit. When you press on my knuckle it feels cracked and shattered. What's wrong with it. Mum thinks it's fine but she won't feel it am I over reacting because I think it could be broken. What should I do do I need to get it checked out

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      Taylor Frizzell 19 months ago

      Email me. I got a question bout my arm. frizzelltaylor7@gmail.com thanks

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      anna 20 months ago

      Helpful writing , Speaking of which , if you is wanting to merge some PDF files , my business partner encountered a service here "http://www.altomerge.com/"

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      Henry 23 months ago

      I can boldly said that this Dr is 100% guarantee sure! The only person that i can boldly say he can cure any herpes deceased and that can also solve any relationship problem, is this great herbalist man called Dr Lbezim after i came in contact with him, thank you Dr. Lbezim for restoring my relationship back and CURE GENITAL HERPES OUT OF MY BODY you can contact him through his email on: lbezimcurehome77@gmail.com

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      Dianne Jennings 23 months ago

      I popped something in the back of my knee and my doctor said I had sent my muscles and nerves into shock. I have been on steroids and muscle relaxers and am now on an anti-inflammatory cream. Is my foot and ankle supposed to be swelled?

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      Donna mackenzie 23 months ago

      I recently fell 28ft on to concrete, I was lucky to survive this. I have 2 calchaneal fractures, tib fib fracture, sacral fracture, tranverse process fracture and fracture if L3 and L5.

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      trish 23 months ago

      hi doc .for the last 4 are five mth i have got numness to my littiel finger and finger nest to my smoll finger and sid of hand and rist a bit num and i got no indreys to left hand and my neck feel like it got wip lash can u understand me ,thank u

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      Marie 2 years ago

      Hello Doctor,

      I am a sixty year old woman. I hurt by back removing air conditioner units at by home. I don't usually run into problems lifting but because the windows were higher than my waist, I guess the weight was bearing down on my back instead of my legs. It felt like something slid up my back from the kidney area. I am able to walk and have no pain sitting as long as it is a hard surface. My problem is with sleeping, I get spasms if I move a certain way. I'm not one to go to the doctor for every little thing, but I want to make sure I'm not causing more harm than good. What do you think?

      Thank you very much.

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      GowithGod2 2 years ago

      Hello Dr. Ashokshyam, If I clap my hands or if I throw arms out in air (to shake out a cloth), I get a very severe, sharp, burning, ripping pain up high over left shoulder blade. I have suffered chronic muscle knots in that area. I have had 2 previous left shoulder surgeries & also release of ilna nerve just 1 year ago. I still have alot of tingling down arm into elbow, pain at wrist & in ring & pinky finger. I do get relief of ALL the tingling down my arm (ulna nerve) when the major muscle knots are rubbed out at shoulder blade!! I also have pain in front of this shoulder. But I want to cry from the pain I get after clapping, etc... I haven't been able to work in 3 months & I still have daily pain. Any ideas what this may be?

      Thanks for your time!

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      Brittany 2 years ago

      Hi, I have had "water on the knee" a few times before, but i have never experienced it with pain and softball sized swelling. My left knee is very warm, It hurts to put pressure on it and to bend it. It also gives out alot when i am walking on it. I have a 4 month old son and i just cant risk falling while holding him! Im not sure if i should go to the doctor or not..I have iced, elevated, and taken ibuprofen for about a week and a half now and it has only gotten worse. I would love advise from an expert!

      Thanks so much for your time!

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      Alicia 2 years ago

      Hello I had surgery for a distal Radius fracture I believe and had a metal plate with screws put in my wrist July 9, 2015. I had physical therapy today for it and they had me put my arm in a machine that had very finely ground up corn husks (it felt almost like sand) and hot air blowing around in it for 15 minutes. What is this called?

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      chad 2 years ago

      hello, I have had a reconstruction of my acl 12 weeks ago. After weeks of physiotherapy there was little to no improvement in my ROM. Straightening my knee had become a problem and just 3 weeks ago I had an MUA performed. The surgeon actually filmed it showing him flexing my knee all the way through. However once I woke up and was out of hospital I was back at my original point. My knee feels like it is getting stronger every week but the ROM is just not improving. Should I just persist with the exercises and stretches and hope for an eventual outcome or is there another option?

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      Dan 2 years ago

      Why are people still asking questions? The doctor clearly is not responding anymore and hasn't for years!

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      mary 2 years ago

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      Liz 2 years ago

      Hi am a 52 y.o. Female I fell in the end of July 2014 I Brooke both shoulders the right had to have a plate/ screws put in Brooke it in 5 pieces and left no surgery

      I did 6 months of PT but now the right feels heavy is this normal

      Also both arms are in pain had a shot in right one. I also I have lost ROM in both will I ever stop hurting

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      Cricket86Lee 2 years ago

      the back of my head and neck hurts. and i don't know why. it pops painfully loud a lot. at the base of my head and neck by my hairline. painful. kinda hurts to turn side to side. up and down hurts too. what could it possibly be?

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      Nicole 2 years ago

      Hello doc. I recently stubbed and banged the front of my foot ,right above my toes area, the middle portion of my foot. It hurt at the time and the next day it was very swallon but i didn't think anything of it.Later that day it started hurting alot when i walked and i can not stretch my foot or move it at all and i keep hearing my tendons speaking and i can feel when i try and move my toes. The pain is getting worse but i have a two year old and work. So i dont know if i just pulled a muscle or if i just really hit it hard and its brussed on the inside and outside as well. I don't believe i broke something because im sure i would have felt it that moment I stubbed my foot. RIGHT? Please doc i need your medical advice.With what i have told you ,what is your opinion.??

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      Aakash 2 years ago

      Hi My Name is Aakash age 26 last 1 year i have faced hidrocele problem if possible with out surgery it will be ok pls help sir

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      tesa 2 years ago

      category for my question: surgery (tendon laceration)

      My kid who is 17 years old and he has had serious laceration in an accident 2 inches above the wrist effecting extensor tendons of his arm.

      As the result extensor tendons had been severed/injured via a single clean cut. During the operation, the severed tendon responsible for lateral movement of the thumb has been stitched to the wrist muscle rather than original tendon that was apparently recoiled and too short to reconnect according to the surgeon. The nerves in his hand are intact.

      So : Abductor Pollicis longus tendon has been stitched into extensor carpi radial longus.

      Q. Can this thumb ever moving laterally?

      I am asking this because I have been told, that it can, by some rehab personal that lateral movement would be possible but their claims are suspect in my mind.

      My kid can not currently move his thumb laterally when his hand is placed on a flat surface but can move it up and down if she lifts his hand. Will the lateral movement ever return and how is that even possible given that one muscle would be moving to tendons!

      Q. What are the chances of finding a surgeon that would do allograft or autograft surgery to fix this successfully?

      (I have to add other tendons were injured but they are now performing fine, 12 weeks post op. Can I go to orthopedic surgeon. Current surgeon is a plastic surgeon who had failed to disclose the problem till 10th week.)

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      Jenn 2 years ago

      what does 2 1/2 months post op knee ligament release sudden sharp shooting pains edema and hot to the touch mean? My 15 yr old just messaged me from school and asked me because this has just started. She was actually released a few weeks ago because she was doing so well. Should I be concerned or does this happen?

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      Narendran Ramalingam 2 years ago

      Hi Doctor i am Narendran, Male,32, just married i had a problem in my left leg that i am not able to lift my toe finger instead i can able to move my fingers downwards.

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      Vicky 2 years ago

      Hi, I have had a weird shooting pain in the right hand side of my head at the back for a few months now it comes and goes like a stabbing pins and needle pain its hard to describe, I don't know if that's anything to be worried about or not, please advise, also now I have a stiff neck and its making me feel a bit sick and my head is hurting a bit aswell and the aching is across my shoulders aswell.

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      Ken. Taylor 2 years ago

      Hi Doctor. For 3 weeks now I have got serious excruciating pain from small lump in my right humorus. My GP says that it is a blood clot under the skin, but not in a vein.I have also had an X Ray the result I was told that it is muscular. I have been prescribed Co- codamol 50mg but the relief is not significant. I don't like the idea of Steroids. Can you help an old geriatric at 86 yrs old. Please.

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      debra l millsaps 2 years ago

      I fell. went to er. the opo was in surgery. they x rayed.said I had a end radius fracture mt left wrist. all they did was put a splint and give me meds. let me say no one set my wrist . all that was done nurse put a splint on . asked the nurse what dr would do.said surgery or put a cast on. was led to believe that when I went to dr. would have a cast.eachtime I went to dr. he xrayed said all was fine,.i kept asking him if he would take splint off and look at hand. the splint was so lose where swelling had went done. all he had to do was take the ace bandage off .after over 4 wks. I went to another dr. only to find out it healed as a fracture. it had never been even set. is it the normal practice for someone to have this injury. and be left in a splint.if broken how can it heal without bein put back in place.so now I have pain and cant bend my hand only so far.why would nay dr. have a patient with a fracture. dosnt move the han&wrist .puts splint on how is it suppose to go back in place.thank u

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      vivian 2 years ago

      I fixed a weavon sometime last year and it Was too tightly gumed to my hair that it caused me headache, after three days I forcefully pulled it out with the help of oil,since then I have been having constant headache,heavy head,and feeling like I have blister inside my head when I massage my head with my hand. Please what could this be?

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      vivian 2 years ago

      I fixed a weavon sometime last year and it Was too tightly gumed to my hair that it caused me headache, after three days I forcefully pulled it out with the help of oil,since the I have been having constant headache,heavy head,and feeling like I have blister inside my head when I massage my head with my hand. Please what could this be?

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      Cara 2 years ago

      My father broke his humerus bone about two weeks ago and the lower part of his arm and hand are extremely swollen. He has the break in a clam shell brace. Is that normal?

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      Dana 2 years ago

      I am a 51 year old active female. Before June 2014 I enjoyed running, skiing, biking, and all sorts of physical activity. It helped keep my weight down as well as blood pressure. I experienced knee pain and swelling beginning June 2014. In August I was diagnosed with Femur Patella syndrome on my right knee from an x-ray. He also mentioned I have a high kneecap which may have aided in this. After two months of following all advice from the sports Orthopedic doctor and not seeing any diminish of pain or swelling I visited another doctor. This doctor ordered an MRI and discovered I also had a slightly torn meniscus on the inside of the same knee. He drained my knee (a lot) and I began 6 weeks of Physical Therapy. I saw immediate improvement. The pain had went away almost 95% by the timed I completed PT. In addition to the recommended physical therapy I do at home, I continue my gym routines with some modification now. I no longer run (hardest part), no more lunges or squats. I also modify my weights (lighter) and range of motion for things like leg presses and leg extensions. I ice my knee after any leg workout. So here is my problem...my knee still swells and still gets sore often. I am having such a difficult time figuring out what I can and can not do. I know some adjustments were necessary but it seems I can't do anything physical without this occurring. I have always been active and just want to remain so without hurting my knee anymore. The cardio I can do now is upright biking or swimming. Walking even seems to bother it. Is this just a slow healing thing or is this what I can expect for now on? Please give me any additional advice. I am willing to try anything that will naturally help in the healing process. Thank you

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      Reggie 2 years ago

      My son had metacarpal fracture in his wrist with broken bones a few days after the orif surgery his fingers are still swollen and barely able to move his fingers is that normal?

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      kristine1021 2 years ago

      Hi. So i was skateing and i fell on my left wrist. I went to the hospital and doctor said that he dont think that my wrist is broken. But it hurt much and he put "half gypsum" (i dont know how its in english, sorry, but in latvian its "langete") just because of pain. Doctor said that i must go to another doctor after 1 week. So after~9 days i went to another doctor and she said that my arn is broken but its small brake, nothing very serious. She put gypsum and after 1 week im going to take it off. So its for 3 weeks with gypsum until i will get rid of it. Ill do some excersise to help my muscles work good. But the question is if ill be allowed to play guitar. Its not serious injury and doctor said it will be allright. But i must know for how long i will not be able to play it without pain or more serious- without letting this injury to go further. (Im very sorry about my english but i wrote as best as i could, hope you understand)

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      stephen 2 years ago

      HI doc

      I'm haven a very bad time with my left knee. I'm thinking its comen from when I done high jumps when in p.school I remember twisting my knee. I didn't go 2hosp etc this was years ago. I'm 35 now I was a very active child played football etc. This past year my knee cap looks a lot more out than the right knee. Its all swollon up on the inside of my knee which it seems to be pushing my knee cap out. Also a blood clot seems 2 be where the swallon is which is worrying me. Got xrays done a couple years ago but nothing showed up. I went on and on at my doc. For at least a year he's finally referred me on for an MRI scan. Back 2 this blood thing I've noticed in the morning it seems 2 be life ke a light colour but as the days go on it gets darker. Another thing is years ago I remember I didn't have shin guards on this football game and I remember I ended up with wat the doc told me then was a fluid clot on my shin. I don't no if this knee problem has come from that. My docter said it wasn't.

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      Debbieheath 2 years ago

      I had c6-c7 fused almost 9 years ago the surgeon told me I had several more bulging disc now I'm having c5- c6 fused in a week but this surgeon already knows from my MRI that I've got issues all the way to c3 what 's my chances on not having to get yet another fusion done in the near future really don't understand why they don't just fix them all at once

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      ehzaz 2 years ago

      Hi doctor,

      My problem is my pain circulates in different parts of body from head to toe but pain is little I can rate it between 3 to 5, there is always a heavy feeling in my head and pressure on my eyes when I look at something for long time. I frequently get sore throat. Sometimes I also have irritating feeling in my head. I also have sinus problem. My M.D. Doctor say all this is because of it and another thing that I have nausea about it . I had my blood report done but was normal. When I take sinus medicine precribed by my doctor I feel relaxed but after two three days it comes again.

      I want to know does it have somthing to spondilities or artherities. Or its somehing else. Plz suggest me proper treatement. Thankyou .

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      ehzaz 2 years ago

      Hi doctor,

      My problem is my pain circulates in different parts of body from head to toe but pain is little I can rate it between 3 to 5, there is always a heavy feeling in my head and pressure on my eyes when I look at something for long time. I frequently get sore throat. Sometimes I also have irritating feeling in my head. I also have sinus problem. My M.D. Doctor say all this is because of it and another thing that I have nausea about it . I had my blood report done but was normal. When I take sinus medicine precribed by my doctor I feel relaxed but after two three days it comes again.

      I want to know does it have somthing to spondilities or artherities. Or its somehing else. Plz suggest me proper treatement. Thankyou .

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      Joe 2 years ago

      I Smashed my knee cap on a steel tank. Now when I kneel on, or touch the top of my knee cap, it sends a shooting/tingling pain to the left side of my knee. Also, I'm not sure, but it feels like there is fluid in my knee.

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      Marcus Morgan 2 years ago

      My wife just found out that she needs to get her tonsils removed. She has been reading about it and it has just made her more nervous about getting it done. My question is what will get her tonsils removed solve? She just wonders if going through all this will be worth it in the end.

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      shianne 2 years ago

      so I just got a cast on my right hand at 9 o'clock this morning and about an hour after I started having muscle spasms in my right pointer finger and ever since that I've been having them like every five minutes all day is that normal?

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      BISHAL ROY 3 years ago

      sir i hurted second finger on my right leg while playing football. it had swelling along with bottom part of my leg. now after about 20 days little swelling still exists. i feel pain when i above my second finger or put pressure on it.

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      Katherine Vande Pol 3 years ago

      Hi, I was working 3 weeks ago, and an animal hit my left hand and hyperextended one of my fingers in my left hand. It was very painful for the first few days, and the swelling was pretty bad. I also was not able to move my finger past straight, and trying to use that hand even gripping things was painful. It still bent normally though it was stiff from the swelling. Since, the swelling has gone down, but the range of motion and gripping ability hasn't changed much, if anything it's slightly worse. And the finger seems to be tilted to the left slightly. I had an x-ray taken a few days after the accident, and no bones are broken, but I'm worried that one of the tendons might be damaged or the knuckle itself. Should I get an MRI, or do you think it will heal with more time?

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      Erica 3 years ago

      Hi Doc.

      My daughter whom is seven had surgery 3 months ago. She had a Supracondylar Fracture on her humorous. After removing the cast and going for follow up twice or once a week they say that she now requires another surgery due to her not being able to bend her arm past a 90% angle. Every time she went to the clinic they would do x-ray. Could it be that something went wrong in the first procedure. or is it her growth? I am really concerned as it was really frustrating to have to deal with this again.

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      Chris Bowser 3 years ago from Woodbine, Maryland

      Hello, I recently cut my flexor tendon in my pinky along with the artery. The cut was small but deep and in zone 2, no mans land I am post op about 4 weeks. My question is I had all movement of my other 3 fingers completely I just wasn't able to bend the last joint in the pinky. After surgury I'm almost unable to move my ring finger but raise it maby 10° pinky shows no sign of improvement it's very stiff. Along with stiffNess in my finger tip, my Palm shows signed of adhering and is very tight and hard any thing. I can do to fix this scar tissue clinging? I'm in therapy 3 times a week starting tomorrow.. I'm just very nervous about all this for its my dominate hand and I also motocross and fire firearms daily and i fear I will never be able to squeeze or pick up anything again. I keep my splint on and stretch fingers etc. Every br that the therapist gave me. What do u think my odds are my doctor has very little info to want to share also I have not had an x-ray after my surgury I figured I should would u not agree? Email me back please at xpaintcmb1@yahoo.com and post on the forum thank you, btw I typed this left handed it took me forever :/ time to become a lefty..

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      juleen 3 years ago

      Dear doc

      I am 23 yrs old and I have a really bad burning sensation when I pass my unrine I visit several doctors who told me I have urine infection they treat me for it but the problem is still there it's so uncomfortable and my life is miserable with it please help me

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      Maria 3 years ago

      I had got a xray on my hand guess it not broken but I have bursed nuckles cause I got mad and hit the wall what should I do banage it up ? Cause it that's the answer I'll let my family doc no Thursday bc they could find a bandage there at the hosptial I was at

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      Clive 3 years ago

      Firstly, I wish to thank you for all that you do for humanity!

      I went to my Dr with left ankle pain, he sent me for an x-Ray that showed bone spur at the rear heel and spurs on the two main bones at the ankle!

      He check the movement of the ankle and said that it was loose, and sent me for an MRI.

      What should I expect to have done, I am unable to wear shoes with backs on them because of the bone spur

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      3 years ago

      I cut my ring finger on my right hand in January right over the "middle" knuckle (not on the hand and not at the tip of my finger). I took care of it and thought I did all the right things but it has always been a little sore. I did not cut it to the bone to my knowledge. I took my ring off because each morning my finger was swollen. For the past 2 weeks I wake up each morning and when I move that finger I have a lot of pain. After moving it a bit it eases off but basically hurts to some degree all the time. I can ice it and it feels better but it seems to be getting worse each morning. My other fingers do not have this problem, only the one finger I cut. I could send you a pick but it is only my knuckle w/ the line of the scar.

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      Elizabeth 3 years ago

      Hi, about 2 weeks ago in went bowling and hurt my shoulder. 2 weeks later I still can't lift my son or even my handbag for that matter. What could it be? ? TIA

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      boogie 3 years ago

      above my elbow on the inside of my arm is a red line and it is very painful. it started yesterday but had no line was just sore. i wrote it off as a torn muscle considering im a landscaper. but now i am worried. it hurts way worse and stops me from extending my arm all the way. and the red line really worries me. any ideas or thoughts?

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      Angela 3 years ago

      I fractured my ulna from the center of joint going up to my elbow about 8 years ago. My bone normally sticks out a little further than my other wrist bone due to the fracture.

      Tonight I lifted a heavy dresser and instantly had sharp pains shoot up my arm. I noticed the bone is also sticking up a lot more than before. I was told that I can't break it in the same spot as before but it sure feels like it. I have no insurance so I have not gone to Dr or hospital. I have wrapped it in an ace wrap and it hurts if I move it certain ways. Could it be refractured in same spot?

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      Dinesh Patel 3 years ago

      what is reason of "tick" voice coming from joint of knee when I try to stand up ? After doing work of lifting heavy buckets by hand for some days, I feel muscle pain at my ankle. Now I am not able to seat properly on ground and fill difficulty. So I need to seat on table etc even for dining.

      What is reason of such changes I feel in my right leg ?

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      Aryanna 3 years ago

      Please help, my boyfriend cut his finger pretty deep on a piece of metal and he didn't want to go to the hospital because he's worried it will affect him going into the air force, so as soon as it happened we poured alcohol on it and wrapped it with his torn t-shirt, when we got home I took that off and put peroxide on it to help to clean it, I then put gauze pads on top of the wound and wrapped it with a gauze bandage and made him ice it for a little while. He said it still hurts but felt a little better, he woke up just now in the middle of the night in terrible pain because he says his entire arm now hurts, he said it's a burning pain. Please help!! What's wrong with him?

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      ahmed 3 years ago

      Is it possible to return truncated arm to its place within half an hour surgical?

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      Danielle 3 years ago

      Hello there, I am a 24 year old female, and I've been having pain in my neck, back, and sometimes even in my left shoulder where it hurts to lift up. I was in a car accident and it seemed to be shortly after that, that I started noticing the pain start. I've been to dozens of doctors and seems to end the same, where they don't explain nothing and give me a bunch of medications: muscle relaxers, mild pain relievers, and even anti-depressants. I've recently went to a chiropractor looking for some relief and answers, he took X-rays and explained to me that my pelvic bones aren't symmetrical, and one of my legs is longer then the other. He also stated that the top of my spine is curving the opposite way it should, and that my spine in my neck, is tilting to one side when it's suppose to be straight. And also that my neck is curving downward and that I should keep my head tilted up as much as possible. I haven't noticed any relief from the pain from going there, and now my wrist and hand are very sore. I don't know what I should do, but I'm very sick of getting no help. I'm sorry this is so long, and I hope I explained it right, and I really appreciate any suggestions or answers.

      Thank you,

      Danielle

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      Lisa Billiot 3 years ago from Nashville, Tennessee

      My son broke his ankle last year and has 4 screws and a plate on onside and 8 screws and a plate on the other. While playing in the football game last night he took a hit to the top outside part of his ankle . There is a knot and we have put ice on it but it hurts for him to bend his toes and put pressure on his leg. Do you think it could be broke where the plate is put together at the top and connected to the none should we get it x rayed it is not black and blue and the swelling goes down with ice . To me it's like scare tissue and where the top screw is located

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      Jodi Lively 3 years ago from Washington, Seattle

      Good day!,

      Quickly I'll start by explaining myself. .. I'm a 38 year old Female, I broke my humerus in 2001 and had surgery which they inserted a titanium plate with many screws to hold it in place.

      I've been experiencing some new pain and severe burning in the shoulder. Keeping it still doesn't help it still constantly burns. Moving it makes it hurt.

      There have been times when I move it certain ways and it makes crunching noises and some discomfort but this has not happened in some time and I was trying to find a correlation to this pain, last time I was taken back by the pain and thought perhaps I did something but this morning I woke up with awful burning and pain for no reason I can possibly think of.

      Could there be something related to my old surgery site which would cause these symptoms?

      I sincerely appreciate your help.

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      zartasha riaz 3 years ago

      hi doctor

      i have a question about my disabled son who got cerbal palsy and have weaknes in bones he fracture his leg about 7 weeks a go then he ortepedic dr put his leg in traction for 6 weeks now the traction came off about week a go but the dr said he need to stay in hospital for more 2 weeks an

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      Katie523 3 years ago

      I tried poping my toe that is next to my big one and after i herd a very loud poping sound amd now i have a weird discomfort feeling in it and it does not bend properly when i try and bend it. There is slight pain every once in a while but not much and not often and i can still walk on it. But there is obviously something wrong with it and the discomfort is all through the second toe and now at the bottom of the two toes next to it. What do you think is wrong with it?

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      Nik 3 years ago

      Hi Iam from Nigeria but Iam an Indian my son he is 8 yrs old and since 2 months he is complaining about his middle fingers pain in the hands and he is unable to bare it and it starts around 1.30 pm he says and what to do when I show a doctor here he said may be the calcium is less but I don't understand what is the problem plz suggest me any remedy plz help to give some good answer

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      lozzie56 3 years ago

      Hello, My name is Lauren and I'm 16 years old and I live in the UK... A few years ago I started to have very severe pain in my wrist after I stopped doing gymnastics. I was about 10 or 11 years old. It was bad then, but went away very suddenly and I didn't think too much about it. Then all of a sudden this year it has come back with a vengeance and it can get unbelievably painful around the middle of the wrist. It is very painful to flex my wrist up and down and it is constantly painfully clicking, cracking and getting stuck. I also get very sore knuckles and fingers. I've been going to physiotherapy for months but it hasn't really helped with exercises. So they sent me to an upper arm specialist to investigate more. About a year ago I had it X Rayed but it showed completely normal...and last week I went for an Ultrasound scan and that was normal too. So now i'm very confused as to why i'm experiencing such severe pain and stiffness all of the time. It's getting to the point now where i can't cope with it.. even whilst resting the pain gets so bad i want to chop it off. My specialist says the clicking is nothing to worry about and i keep getting the feeling he doesn't believe me:( I'm not the person to make a fuss over nothing so PLEASEEE help me with some answers...!! thank you

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      Mary Martin 3 years ago

      2 mos.ago I had my gallbladder removed and within 48 hrs.had to have exploratory surgery because of complications.Following surgery(exploratory)my left hip-toes are numb.My question is:Why is it so painful to trim my toenails,I mean very painful,on that foot.I can't bring myself to finish trimming anymore!PLEASE Doctor,HELP?

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      sanjay 3 years ago

      Hello doctor

      I had a pain in my lower back and right wrist injury.

      I did some x-ray but can't find anything so I opted for MRI.

      after doing MRI my report shows

      1. private MRI L-S spine(plain):

      L foraminal disc protrusiono at L 4/5 with associated foraminal stenosis and impingement of the adjacent L 4 exiting nerve root

      posterior disc protrusion at L5/S1 with associated indentation of the adjacent thecal sac.

      2.(R wrist)

      A small well-circumscribed T1W hypointense and T2W hypertense lesion is seen in the soft tissue proximal to the pisiform bone.it is of similar signal intensity as the joint fluid.Findings are suspected undisplaced TFC tear

      Tendonitis of extensor carpi ulnaris (ECU)

      Subcutaneous oedema in the dorsal aspect of the wrist.

      so what does the above report means doctor?? are they serious or what?

      I had booked the appoint with ortho but had to wait 1 years to see the doc in public hospital in hongkong..

      so pls help need.

      thank u..hoping to get quick answer....

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      Lori Bryan 3 years ago

      My daughter is in a powerchair she is 22 otherwise healthy doesn't walk hasnt ever had cebral palsy she had an accident where her foot was crushed and she was treated in emergency room and told she had a stable fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone but was told they dont cast in emergency room commonly. .. and they put a boot on her and was told to follow up with ortho in a week well she is handled by different ppl( because she has nursing help routinely to help in daily activities she cant complete herself alone she needs transfered from chair to toilet and bed and things of this nature ) and my worst fears confirmed yesterday the 5th day she seems to have reinjured it woke today to extensive bruising and pain should I take her back to emergency roomin hopes they will cast this time rather than wait an additional 4 days for ortho appointment ?

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      Stephen O'Neill 3 years ago

      Hi i've dislocated my knee 4 and a half weeks ago I was put in a cast and told to keep it on for 4 weeks but can't get an appointment to see anybody for another 3 weeks should I cut the cast off myself? I'm afraid that my leg will stiffen and it's gona take a lot longer to get back moving normally again and with the type of work I do I need to get back asap,I've physios I can see after it comes off jus want to make sure it's safe enough??

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      Stephen O'Neill 3 years ago

      Hi i've dislocated my knee 4 and a half weeks ago I was put in a cast and told to keep it on for 4 weeks but can't get an appointment to see anybody for another 3 weeks should I cut the cast off myself? I'm afraid that my leg will stiffen and it's gona take a lot longer to get back moving normally again and with the type of work I do I need to get back asap,I've physios I can see after it comes off jus want to make sure it's safe enough??

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      Brittany 3 years ago

      Hello i broke my arm right below the elbow on Wednesday of last week, i went to the ER where they casted it in a hard splint and sling. i couldnt get to the Ortho until yesterday when i go there they took off the splint and said i dont need to be casted or have the splint on. im paranoid cause its still broken, but he assured me they dont cast breaks right below the elbow. is it ok to not be casted can i hurt it more?

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      Joe Devlin 3 years ago

      In 1982 I broke my humerus at about the midway point between shoulder and elbow. I had a Schneider (spelling ? ) rod inserted through the center to stabilize and heal the break. The initial surgery left the rod too high in my arm and I had another surgery @ 1 month later to push the rod further down. It has been there ever since with minimal issues. However, lately I have noticed and occasional "locking" or slight impingement at the shoulder point. I'm not sure what impact the rod may have had over the years on the stability of my shoulder or if this is a sign the rod may have migrated slightly higher, causing this impingement. Any thoughts ?

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      Jose Cuervo 1800 3 years ago

      Dr. I have a question. I shattered my knee cap about a month and a half ago. 3 pins, figure 8 tension band. I had surgery about a month ago but recently I banged my leg on the car door and I Jarred my knee. Since then I felt a burning sensation in my knee cap. And a familiar pain as if the knee cap is pressing against a screw when I'm in a particular position like when I'm laying down or sitting up. This pain was not there prior to the jarring.

      Is it possible that my knee cap has separated and became loose? And require surgery again? Please advise ASAP!,!

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      Sara 3 years ago

      My hands start hurting after only having played 20 min of play station 3. I do have low vitamin D defincey .

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      jodydawn 3 years ago

      I just have a queistioi was horseplaying with a friend 16 years ago.and slammed my foot on a cocrete floor straight down so impact was on my achilles.drs have been telling me for years its sprained but it hurts and swells and looks funny compared to my other one.hurts all the time and causes my knee to hurt .what could of happened and how can i make it go away.it also has two fluid pouches one on top of foot. Straight up from ankle and one at back of ankle

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      hari11403027 3 years ago

      Sir,

      I am 53 year old female, By handling mixer, tip of my right ring finger was cut off at the first joint including the nail. The wound was stitched along with the remaining part of the front skin of the finger folding back.Now after two years, from the right corner of the finger tip ,nail appears to start grow causing pain .what are the treatment options

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      JACQUES 3 years ago

      OVER THE WEEKEND I SPRAINED MY WRIST BADLY THE SWALLOWEN HAS GONE DOWN AND ITS TURING BLUE NOW WITH IN MY EYES IS NORMAL BUT NOW MY THUMB FEELS VERY WEIRD ITS LIKE ITS LOSING FEELING AND IT JUST FEELS WEIRD SOME OF THE TIMES

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      COrey Blumenfeld 3 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

      I fractured my fibula just above the ankle two weeks ago it was non displaced and did not require surgery. Yesterday I had to go to the er with what felt like something was ripping my calf muscle apart they removed my short leg cast and discovered it was sever muscle cramps anyway they splinted it and told me to go see my ortho dr. For another cast I'm supposed to see her in two more weeks to hopefully remove the cast do I need to re cast it or can I leave it in a splint

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      Pat 3 years ago

      I have pain from my lower back radiating to my hip(where the pain is like there is something like a rubber band that is stretched to it's limit and will snap if forced to move in a backward swing), down the FRONT of my (left) leg, very painful at knee, and tingles all the way into my foot. Hip pain prevents me from taking normal walking strides.. Left hip only wants to move forward, not backward. If I try to stand up straight it pulls something in my left hip that hurts.

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      ee 3 years ago

      I have a splinter of broken bone on the side of left foot at time's it flares up and hurts & swells up

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      seamus 3 years ago

      Hi there , i have an infection on my hand and have been taking flucloxacillin for 48 hours. the infection has spread down my arm. do i need to go back to the hospital or shall i wait a little longer?

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      vinod 3 years ago

      I've got stitches on my wrist n now my middle finger ring finger and little finger are paining when m liftin them upwards and they r moving downward easily what is the problem

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      vinod 3 years ago

      I've got stitches on my wrist n now my middle finger ring finger and little finger are paining when m liftin them upwards and they r moving downward easily what is the problem

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      Jade 3 years ago

      I keep ketting sharp shooting pains from my left middle finger down my arm, it leaves like an achey pain I'm wrist afterwards, this is happening several times a day and has beer. Happening for the past few days. Whats wrong with me ?

      Thank you

      Jade 15 yrs

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      Sumit12dec 3 years ago

      Sir, First of all very nice to see that you have opened such a portal for anyone to ask question and get help from you. Sir, on Tuesday I fell down from my bike due to a pothole and got little injured.I felt pain moving my wrist so I went through the X-ray.One of the doctor said I should go for the plaster for 1.5 months.I am sending you the x-ray .Please can you advice me whether I should really go for the plaster as one of my relative said it's a hairline fracture.I don't know what to do.Can't it be healed with a cramp bandage ? Sir, Please help

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      Tony P 3 years ago

      Original problem (Oct 2012): Feel of a lump between 2nd and 3rd metatarsal, also burning sensation during/after walking. Was diagnosed with a plantar plate tear last Oct. after a Arthrogram showed leakage. Had surgery in November 2013 to repair planar plate tear and weil osteotomy. Seems to have corrected the burning sensation, but still have the lump - still feels as large as originally. Surgeon said it might be only "lump feel" but it actually keeps 2nd and 3rd toes from touching the ground when barefoot. Its been just over 7 months since surgery. Surgery related swelling is gone, but lump remains. Nothing shows up on regular X-RAY and MRI. Currently not wearing my orthotics, just metatarsal pad, arch support, and cutout a 1" circle in foam insert beneath the lump area. Any idea of what could be causing it and what I should do next?

      Thanks for any help. This is very frustrating

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      Bianca 3 years ago

      Hi

      In November 2012 I shattered my knuckle in my left little finger playing netball. Surgery was not done straight away as the pieces where too small. In August 2013 I had surgery and a pin and plate where put in. Eventually the pin fell out once the swelling went down five months later. This May I had the plate removed however I also had my joint released as it had fused and I could not bend my knuckle and the bone shaved to help it appear more straight.

      10 days after surgery I had my follow up and unfortunately scar tissue had set in again and I lost a lot of the bend my surgeons had originally got. Now I'm doing a lot of my own physio and am being monitored by a physio. What are the chances of getting bend back in my finger, can you ever do too much physio and is it normal to have numbness in my finger almost 3 weeks after surgery?

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      janis 3 years ago

      My friend broke her hand, bad enough that she will

      Need corrective surgery.but she has no Insurance.

      She was an mhmr patient but she isn't now.

      What can she do?

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      Bernie 3 years ago

      I injured my leg and ankle (syndesmosis) on February 18 had surgery 2 screws were put in May 22 they were removed. My walking seems to be getting better but my leg and foot keep on swelling up (as of today June 9th) unless I keep my foot up for a while is that normal?

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      Amanda_ 3 years ago

      Hi doc. man the service you provide here is so generous ! Just the time and care shows what i see as proof there is still love and compassion in this world that is falling apart!

      Ok so two things i have going on are these...i am 5"3' 165 lbs and took a fall directly onto my knee. dr at the e.r. did an x-ray and c.t. and said looks like road rash. he put me on crutches though and a knee immobilizer (sp) and said i need an mri. so i have no insurance but set up an appt anyway with an orthopedic surgeon for this week. ok so my symptoms are pain...lots of pain. a crunchy sound and feel in my knee witb even slight movement and my knee gives out when i stand without my brace and even falls " backward " i don't know how else to explain. that but what do you think?

      Item 2: i have kyphosis and I'm in constant pain. my dr said well there's deformation of your spine but we will just wait and see...my thoughts are I'm in pain daily and nightly. so much so that i wake more nights than i sleep through. and its usually my exhaustion from not sleeping and simply the stress of the constant pain that even helps me sleep throughout the night when i can! I've gotten three different beds in two years. now i sleep with a piece of plywood between the boxspring and matress! I'm really suffering here doc. what do i do?!

      Oh I'm 34 female and the back thing has been this painful for about ttwelve years. please help if you can.blessing God bless.