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Reply: Knee Pain Type?
Hi jszaradowski, Your doctor is the best person to speak with about what is causing your knee pain, but ...More
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Reply: Hurt lower back or butt muscle??
Thanks for the information. You are probably right about going to PCP. I have been putting some heat on in...More
Posted by laurielouk
Reply: ruptured Baker's cyst
Hi catsaremyblanket, I am sorry that you are in so much pain. Here is some information on baker's...More
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What Should I do about my ruptured Baker's cyst
  • use vacation days to rest at home with my knee elevated
  • Go on proton pump inhibitors and take the NSEDs
  • get the shot of cortisone
  • get an MRI to rule out underling soft tissue damage
  • have the cyst removed.
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advice on tendinopathy and bursitis
My professional experience with sports injury and overuse injury is limited as I've worked mostly in acute care...More
Posted by amcate
Reply: Lower back pain!
Thank you for responding and giving some healthy advice. I will try the elliptical, which I have, and the...More
Posted by 1976romero
Reply: treating common flexor tendon tear
By the way, as a general rule of thumb, you would rest a tendon that has a partial tear. However, what exactly...More
Posted by amcate
Reply: Strained back muscle
Maryann, Thank you very much for your reply.More
Posted by gibijul
Reply: Ankle Swelling
I have spoken to my doctor and I can't seem to get any straight answers. My ankle and foot is so swollen...More
Posted by kandikaaiin
ankle swelling
I have talked to my doc but he can't seem to tell me why its swollen. It is swollen so bad I can't hardly...More
Posted by kandikaaiin
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Reply: Crutches needed for Menial Meniscus Tear?
I don't have the same injury, but with my hip injury I use the minimal amount of crutch support needed to avoid...More
Posted by amcate
Broken Fcot and Swollen Ankle
About 4 weeks ago I fell and broke my left foot. The bone on the pinky side of my toe was broken. I next...More
Posted by kandikaaiin
sports related muscle pain
Hello, Whenever I play recreational volleyball, I have tightening / pain in my right thigh..almost feels as...More
Posted by An_257932
Reply: labral tear/glut med tendinopathy/bursitis
Sorry, there was a typo; I meant to say, "who I also saw before the labral tear repair" above.
Posted by amcate
Reply: shin cut, ankel/top of foot hurting.
I would go to an urgent care center or emergency room to make sure you aren't infected and to get advice on...More
Posted by amcate
Reply: Constant hard back muscle spasm
Hello An_257714 The one thing that comes to mind when I hear your symptoms and story is myofascial...More
Posted by maryann_wilmarth
Reply: excruciating pain after starting exercise over 50
Thanks. I do feel better. I used the symptom checker and read the possible causes of not being able to exercise...More
Posted by over54

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Has anyone else had this experience? What did you do about it?
  • self care
  • went to the Dr., diagnosed with strained muscles
  • went to the Dr., diagnosed with something else
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Back hard muscle spasm just posted
Sorry i am 54 and previously very very active climbing mountains etc so I have lost all my muscle like I had....More
Posted by An_257714
Reply: Improving knee flexibility after surgery
Hi undefined, Have you spoken with your doctor about what options may be available to you? Are you seeing...More
Posted by atti_editor
Reply: Chest Muscle Damage/Development
Sir what was your outcome from this 4 yrs ago, I have the same problem only on my left side
Posted by mrjcp
muscle loss and cholesterol meds
My husband has basically lost his leg muscles after about 10 years on cholesterol meds. Sometimes he is unable...More
Posted by ccdmrs

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Have others experienced such muscle loss after cholesterol meds?
  • Physical therapy should be enough to improve his condition
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Reply: Achilles Tendon detachment
Well the doctor highly recommends surgery. The effects of not repairing it apparently are pretty bad. The...More
Posted by bebe55
Reply: Pain on heel.
Hello, While we cannot give medical advice or a diagnosis here, the most common cause of heel pain is ...More
Posted by atti_editor
Muscle spasms after icing
I have been having chronic pain in my abdomen for about 6 months. The latest diagnosis is nerve damage. I...More
Posted by lifessweet
Reply: cramping all over
I have involuntary muscle contraction and intractable spasms resulting from spinal cord compression, currently...More
Posted by tithonia
Reply: Concerned about Foot Fracture
Hello Inicosia, Ouch! That sounds like it hurt pretty badly. Here is some information on the symptoms...More
Posted by atti_editor
Baseball - Hit by line-drive off bat
When I was 13 yeas old I was playing third base for may American Legion team in CT. Time was called because we...More
Posted by ronskill
Fell on back, worried about muscle tear
Fell onto my lower back on some stairs. Was not concerned any the time, but woke up with swelling and some...More
Posted by duvaldino
Chronic Hamstring Pain from Running
I run 3-4 miles 4 times a week. In the last two months I've had significant pain in my left hamstring only....More
Posted by Michael0525
Hammer Toe
What are the suggested treatments for hammer toe?
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Reply: Welcome to the Sports Medicine Exchange
i'm 74 bike,swim and walk daily weather etc. permitting..over last few months i've experienced severe...More
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