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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Cast Removed Need Sleep Advice

    I broke my fibula on 13th December and displaced my ankle.  I had surgery a couple of days later having a plate and screw inserted.  Having survived 6 weeks of non weight bearing in a cast I finally had it removed on Thursday and into a walking boot.  My surgeon said I can remove the boot...

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  • 7 months post op, thumb surgery

    Around June 2017 I underwent reconstruction surgery on my thumb. I ruptured the radial collateral ligament several months before but took quite a few visits to doctors to get treatment. The surgeon harvested half of the fcr tendon to use as the graft. I was in a cast/splint for 7 weeks with a k-wire...

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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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  • 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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  • numbness of finger

    2 weeks ago I injured the ring finger of my dominant hand during a fall.  I felt that my finger was numb right after the fall.  Then there was a massive swelling that followed  and so I visited  a clinic . Xrays did not show a broken finger.  They send me home and told me...

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  • withdrawing from pain killers

    Is there a group who can support one during withdrawing from painkillers? I am plagued with headache/migraine and have been utilising prescribed pain relief. As part of the plan to better managed this I have been advised about the "overuse" concept.....This is going to be NOT MUCH FUN and would...

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  • Broken humerus and thank heavens for this board!

    First I want to say thank you all for your support!   I broke my humerus on 3/31/17 and have been in agony ever since. I Tripped over a carpet at work.  Something so simple has caused me such pain.  I wore a clam shell brace till July when the ortho decided it wasn’t working.  So...

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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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  • I'm 7 weeks post op and it still hurts

    I fell down the stairs on 5 Dec 2017 and broke my fibula right near the ankle.. had to have an operation to put a metal plate and screws in . I was non weight bearing for 7 weeks. I'm now without my cast and I have been for 3 days.. thing is I'm in more pain now than I was in my cast. My scar...

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  • Shattered Distal Radius

    Fell down some stairs and got a Comminuted Intraarticular (in other words, bone shattered at the wrist joint). Thankfully (!!!) only the large bone - Distal Radius, and my left wrist. 5 pieces, put back into place and held there with 3 K-wires (pins). Had backslab on top for 12 days, plaster cast which...

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  • I've had problems with my femur since 1989 until now

    Back in 1989 I was going to call you back where I broke my femur bone I left femur bone to a complete break I was only 19 years old they put a titanium rod in it and sent me on my way. Over the years I had lots of pain and it only got worse with age I was in the emergency room at least once a month only...

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