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Accidents and Injuries

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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  • Complete avulsion of hamstring

    Has anyone had comp[lete avulsion of hamstring plus tendons. Slipped on decking in October 2014. Still in a lot of pain in sit bone!!. Has anyone got any advice re recovery. Am due to have steroid injection in bum and drain any fluid still there. It just seems a long time I;ve been in pain. I keep being...

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  • driving after ankle fracture

    I'm struggling to understand how to post on this forum. Found a few old posts. Wld like to know what other's experience is. Fractured ankle 31/12/17. Initially in plaster then in aircast. as of 2 days ago, am "free" of "cast"(20/2/18) Walked about 1k today with crutch...

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  • Can I redress my own dressing?

    Hi I fell 3 days a go and cut my knee to the bone, it was stitched and yesterday I had a follow up at the fracture clinic and they redressed it but put some cotton roll under the crepe banadage and it’s super itchy on my skin.  They also gave me a tubigrip in case it slips but I was thinking would...

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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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  • Should I See A Doctor?

    So yesterday, I went sledding with a couple friends of mine on a hill. There was one part of the hill, though, that was extremely icy, and slopes down really fast (it also had a bump on the hill)...so I go down it being the stupid person I am, go airborne because of the bump, and land on my back extremely...

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  • Injury to shin

    Please advise - last Sunday I walked into the dishwasher door at force - (power cut) !! Although painful at the time I could weight bear - i assummed I would have a lovely bruise but nothing - it was very tender where I hit it - I went to gp and was advised Ot would be - since then the pain has transferred...

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  • Is 50% weight baring ok with 1 crutch?

    Hi guys. New here! Been reading heaps of threads though. 9 weeks ago I fractured my navicular and had hardware put in. 1 week ago I was put in a moon boot and told 4 weeks of 50% weight baring. This was difficult at first but now I'm getting around with 1 crutch. I have no pain and the swelling is...

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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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  • 2 year after humerus break - help

    Hi All, About two years ago I broke my humerus bone just above the elbow on the outside of my arm. It was quite a bad fracture and I had  screws and a metal plate inserted. I still have the plate and screws and always will because it will be too much of a risk going through surgery again in case...

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  • Broken ankle and leg and hot tub /swimming

    I am 4 weeks post op of surgery for ankle (screws nd plate). I have stitches that have disolved. I am in a splint. Can i put my foot into hot tub or swimming pool? Im curious if anyone has done this only 4 weeks after surgery?

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  • I think something happened to my wrist

    I've been playing soccer as a goalkeeper and received a hard shot to my hand. I can't turn too much my wrist without it being in pain, and can't move it back completely either. Should I rest it for a few days or should I get serious treatment?

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  • Head sore after skiing fall.

    I was skiing yesterday for my second time and I fell at quite a high speed on a beginner (blue slope). I don't recall hitting my head off the ground but I did tumble a few times. At first I just felt some pain in my arm and when I stood up my legs were shaking. In the evening time I began to feel...

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  • Therapy after concussion

    I hit my head by slipping and falling backwards on ice 5 weeks ago. I didn't black out, didn't have any confusion or balance issues right away. The next morning I still had a MASSIVE headache and neck pain and couldn't open my jaw to chew. I went to the ER and they took xrays of my neck and...

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  • Broken Femur, been 4 months help on getting motion back

    I was in a bad motorcycle accident, Broke my right Femur now have a titanium rod and 4 screws Tore my Femoral Artery, doctor's did a bypass using veins from my lower leg it's been 4 month I'm on bedrest cannot feel much in my leg any tips on how to start moving again leg is straight and...

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  • WORRIED ON HEAD JURY/PAIN

    Hi, I was hit by a barricade few months back but i had injury only on my lips. It was swollen for cpl of days. Recently I keep getting headache and kind of pain in my head and I am worried is it because of this hit. But during the time of the incident, I had no head injury. Or should i check my eye...

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  • My wrist still hurt after 4 months

    I injured my both wrists about 4 months ago on boxing training. The pain came after i punched the heavy bag with wrong technique. The problem is that it happened 4 months ago and the wrists still hurt in the ulnar area. I went to see a doctor, but he said that x-ray image shows that my wrists are healthy....

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  • Headache after hitting my head

    About 2 days ago I banged by head a little hard on a cupboard door.It hit in my forehead region above my eyebrow. It hurt super bad when it happens but then the pain went away and I went to sleep normal.The next day I had no pain but around the afternoon,I started to feel a little pressure and pain around...

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  • Any advise on Shin Splints?

    I've had Shin Splints now on and off for over 6 months and have hardly done any running let alone walking during this time. Each time I go back and run it's only for a few easy runs and the pain returns. This is affecting me on both legs and in the front of the legs. Does anyone have some good...

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  • cut finger

    well, last night I managed to cut my finger on the bluntest knife you ever did see!! It was the tip, it was quite deep, but stopped after 20 mins and seemed alright over night.  All day today it has been bleeding on/off (I work in cafe retail so I have to keep it covered no matter what and I know...

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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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  • Foot injury that won’t heal

    December 2016 I went dirt bike riding and had an accident where the bike landed on my leg and foot. Didn’t break any bones but I bruised my ankle and sole really bad and used crutches for about 2 weeks. It’s been a year and I still feel discomfort from my sole and inner ankle, I can’t run on treadmill...

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  • Long-term IQ loss after series of mild TBI?

    I'm curious about long-term IQ loss after mild TBI. Let me assure you, all instances of concussions were nothing more than incidental. Twice, I simply whipped my head back in a chair, and once more I was hit in the head by a small, light, thrown projectile. However, all of these happened in nothing...

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  • Work accident

    I wss at work and hit by a excavator and have injured my shoulder bad and on going pain 2 year later what woukd the payout of this average around?

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  • Query fractured patella

    On 16 January whilst on holiday in Lanzarote, I tripped and fell, putting out my right hand to save myself.  I hit a wall with my hand and chin, and my knee on either the wall or ground.  I knew immediately I had hurt my hand as 3 fingers went numb, and my neck and knee were sore but did not...

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  • Rib pain advice/explanation please

    About 1-2years ago I suffered a accident at school where a wooden heavy door (automatic closing) caught me in the right rib, a few weeks after I started suffering from extreme pain in the rib where I noticed it was higher than my left rib. A few months after I went to a&e due to extreme pain in the...

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  • Hand Burn

    So I burnt my hand last night on the metal handle of the frying pan that was in the oven; probably one of the worst pains I've felt. I soaked it in water for an hour before finally being able to take it out. The pain was unbearable. I ended up vomiting, feeling lightheaded and sick the rest of the...

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