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Also known as Bites or Stings, Burns and Scalds, Compartment Syndrome, First Aid, Fractures, Frostbite, Head Injuries, Heat Related Illness, Hypothermia, Injuries and Accidents, Insect Bites/Stings, Poisoning, Repetitive Strain Injury, Rib Injuries, Sports Injuries, Stings or Bites, Sunburn, Wrist Injuries

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  • Hand swelling after humerus fracture

    I fractured my humerus (badly) while abroad on holiday.  I had surgery to fix it - 4 flexible nails from elbow to shoulder.  Three months on and I'm still in a brace.  I'm receiving excellent physio but the pain is only just starting to improve.  However, what bothers me more...

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  • Hi...hope this helps somebody!

    I am the 79 yr old that broke her shoulder (via a fall) on May30th... I ended up getting 'past it all'...and wanted to share this. The ortho dr suggested surgery on the shoulder, and I asked if it was absolutely necessary...and he said "No" but I might have more trouble gaining full...

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  • Broken left humerus Surgery and Suck: Depression Help!

    So where do I begin.  Maybe I should start with I am living in my own personal hell.  Many say keep positive thoughts and to look at all the amazing people that surround and support me.  Don’t get me wrong, I am so grateful for my family, friends, and husband but some days seem hopeless....

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  • Legal representation for MRI burns.

     Has anyone else besides me  sought legal representation for their injury?    Unfortunately, the full scope of our injuries could take months to  develop.  I just want to be prepared should I deteriorate to the point  where I would require care 24 hours per day. ...

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  • Rib problem (with pic)

    I had a car crash over 3 years ago. X-rays showed nothing, but after 2 years of pain I got an MRI that showed a fracture. Shortly after I had an operation to fit 2 plates and 26 screws to secure my sternum.  Still in pain. 3 years after the accident, this March, I got to see the doctor again. Beginning...

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  • Head and Face Sweat in Sun and Digestive system Maybe

    Hello, i have been suffering from i dont know what this problem is. I am trying to sort out the issue, i have talked with doctors but seems like they can't pin point. I dont know which tests should i go for, i am lacking in the money department. I want to go for tests that show me the problem. Here...

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  • Medial ligament injury

    Hi. I want some advice on medial ligament injuries. I hurt mine a while ago and I reinjured it again. The ligament is stable but I still have discomfort after returing to sport. Also there is some stiffness in my thigh. Is this normal? Am I returning too soon?

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  • Is it a TFCC tear? Old untreated fracture help.

    Does anybody know what is wrong with my wrist. I have pain in left wrist. I do have full ROM but it is aggrovated by activities such as carrying/lifting, playing guitar, piano, playing sports, literally anything where I move it to much. In the cold it also hurts or when I prod at it to much. My entire...

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  • Rib popping?

    So, for years I've had this problem and as a child was told it was a floating rib and id grow out of it, however i never have. Every time i bend or twist, my bottom left rib pops. No pain, just slight discomfort. When i up and stretch out, it pops back again. Dont want to waste a three week wait...

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  • My foot is stiff how can I move it in motion?

    Work accident, broke my tibia on my left leg. Also ankle fracture on my right leg. Surgery on my broken tibia, rod in the tibia bone and 4 screws, 2 top and 2 bottom. Just a cast on my right leg for 6 weeks and doctor said a boot after 6 weeks. 5 weeks since surgery, doctor said I can began standing...

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  • Can't make a fist, straighten hand after wrist surgery 4 weeks ago

    Hi, Would appreciate to please hear of others experiences. Five weeks ago fell and broke my wrist. Shattered a few bones. Had a cast for a few days until surgery -4 weeks ago. They put a plate in my wrist. Then they put a short cast for about 10 days. On the 21st of July my surgeon removed my cast and...

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  • 6 months from Car Accident... UPDATE

    so it's nearly 6 months after the accident which happened on 21st feb 2017. i cant believe how fast the time has gone - good thing and a bad thing?  i was in an external fixator for 4 months got that removed then was in a cast for 3/4 weeks got that removed - had physio and checkups with the...

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  • External fixator removal- Is it really painful?

    I broke my tibia fibula last April. It was my 14th week yesterday. I Had my xray yesterday and my doc told me to be back next week for removal of my external fixator or rods inserted on my bones.. Im worried and afraid but at the same time happy because at last I dont have to carry this thing anymore....

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  • Diltiazem overdose

    I think my friend may have overdosed on diltiazem. Said something about taking 4400 mgs of an extended release form. Is his life in danger?!?!?!

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  • Recovery after wrist surgery

    Hello to everybody, I am Dario 33 years old, 24 days ago I fell in descend riding my bike and got a compound fracture of distal radius and ulna. After three days I have had a surgery, the surgeons fix my broken wrist setting up on it the titanium plates (ORIF) and splinting my wrist. After 2 weeks I...

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  • foot/ankle pain advice please

    Hi, for just over a week now I've had terrible pain in the top of my foot and now ankle, it's mainlywhen I walk well try to walk. Theres no swelling and I can't get a gp appointment but also don't want to waste there time. I've been taking ibuprofen and applying ibuprofen gel. It...

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  • Midshaft femur fracture butt pain

    Hi everyone. So I midshaft fractured my right femur in a motorcycle accident on the 4th of July and got a rod put in. Everything has been going great but a few days ago I started getting this horrible pain in my right glute where the stitches are and where the rod went in. At first I thought it was...

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  • Still have a few thrips

    I wash all laundry in hot water and hot rinse. I use 1/2 cup Borax at begin of wash filling, mix well with hot water to avoid lumping and add detergent then. I spray blue window wash over the lint before removing, doesn't kill but aids in removing quickly. Next spray with ammonia on lint trap. I...

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  • I think I have wrist capsulitis - what do I do?

    Hi I'm Melissa. I'm 35. After a trauma 5 years ago, I've developed synovitis in both my hips, capsulitis in my right hip, capsulitis in my left ankle and now I think I have adhesive capsulitis in my left wrist. Both my hips and left ankle have had surgery. I had a moderate injury to my left...

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  • Fractured fibula help

    Hi there, I was wondering if anyone has any knowledge on a fractured bone "slipping out". Here's some quick facts. 1. the bone was fractured internally and doctor was not sure about surgery. 2. He told me to move my foot if I could and try to put weight on it if I was confident. 3. I...

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  • Cast on left arm

    Help.  I had a bike mishap on Sunday, July 16 and injured my wrist.  The ER reset my bone, splinted it and said see a specialist.  The next day my doc gave me the bad news that my injury required surgery.  Luckily he had an opening the next morning.  I had a plate and screws...

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  • Injury to my left arm.

    About 5 months ago I fell at a gas station. I am not sure what happen but I remembered exiting the store and ended as if someone had pushed me. I hit my chin and the fall was directly to my left resulting in injury to my arm. I am 59 years old and gave birth to three children, I have never felt pain...

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  • Fractured femur

    I slipped in the garden just under three weeks ago and fractured my left femur, it snapped into two pieces, half way between my hip and my knee. After dragging myself about 30 feet back into the house I was taken to hospital and the next day had a femoral nail put in it and told to start using it from...

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  • Achilles tendon rupture week 4 post op

    Hello im at week 4 post op from AT&T surgery. I'm wondering at what point do you start therapy? I'm hoping to be able to communicate this journey with someone whom been through this same recovery.

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  • Wrist very stiff 3months after surgery

    Hi, Wanted to please hear from others who have had a distal radius fracture and surgery with a plate inserted. Three months ago i fell and shattered my wrist. Had surgery on the 8/7/2016 and 2 weeks later cast came off and about 10 days later started therapy. However, my therapist told me that my hand...

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  • ROM after PKR

    I am 4 weeks post op from a pkr and my knee is so stiff my range of motion is barely above 70. Has anyone else experienced this? I am doing all of excersizes and PT and it doesn't seem to be improving? Will I have to have a manipulation or will time continue to improve my ROM?

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  • Proximal finger

    I broke my middle finger 3 months ago. I had problems with my insurance which I won't go into. But I finally got to see a hand surgeon. I could have surgery to fix the proximal part, but my finger will be bent downward and will get in the way. I'm debating on whether to have it rebroke with...

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  • Hip pain after exercise.

    I went to the gym a few days ago, and I used those hip abductor and adductor machines where you push with your thighs to lift some weights, and walked on a treadmill. The thing is my hip hurts a lot, and it's near my groin. It only started to really hurt today, even though I went to the gym two...

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    Struggling in long arm cast -

    I'm really struggling, practically and emotionally, with the experience of being in a long arm cast.  The cast is from my fingers to the top of the bicep, elbow bent 90 degrees inside cast, palm of hand facing up.  It went on nearly 3 weeks ago and the last 3 weeks have...

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  • Broke-Tibia and Fibula-Underwent Surgery but have no cast

    hi , I broke my shin bone Tibia and Fibula both in an accident  and Underwent ORIF surgery - with a rod inside my leg -- I have no cast . Do'nt i need a cast at alll.. 8 Weeks After i see my X Ray. my bones are still not aligned Doctor said I dont need to worry at all as I have rod. My question...

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  • Anyone with Central Pontine Myelinolysis

    Hi anyone out there have any information on central pontine myelinolysis , my 26yr old son has been diagnosed with this condition. He has been in hospital for 6 weeks and spent the last 4 weeks in intensive care, he went into hospital on Christmas eve after having seizures to do with alcohol withdrawal...

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