I broke my forearm last spring and had to have a plate put in to hold it together. It's all healed now, so should I ask the surgeon to take the plate back out? It doesn't bother me but I worry that it ...more
I just found out that I tore my hamstring muscle. How long does it take to rehab and recover from this type of injury? We are mid-basketball season and I hope to finish out as many games as possible. ...more
I've been told I have shin splints in both lower legs. What's the best way to treat this problem? Shin splints" also known as medial tibial stress syndrome or MTSS is a common cause of lower leg pain ...more
I went to the local clinic at the mall for a hand problem that's been bothering me for awhile. I think I may have injured something when I was pulling weeds a few weeks ago. Anyway, the nurse practiti ...more
I'm doing a little research for the orthopedic surgeon I work for. She uses platelet-rich plasma treatments for some carefully selected patients. We have recently found out that the lab where the samp ...more
My father and I were out hunting and there was an accident that was my fault. Dad ended up with a nerve injury near his elbow. His hand still doesn't work very well. I'm searching on the internet for ...more
I heard that I could come to this site and get an honest answer to a difficult question. Our 23-year-old son was involved in a work-related accident. There were multiple injuries but the worst is what ...more
I have a feeling I already know the answer to my question but I'm going to ask anyway. Two years ago, I was thrown from a horse and hurt my low back. I know they say you should always get right back o ...more
Our 16-year-old son has been practicing knife throwing. Although he has always been very careful with this activity, he ended up slicing a nerve near the elbow. The nerve was not completely severed so ...more
Everywhere I go in the medical system, it seems like someone wants to X-ray or MRI some part of my body. The dentist wants to X-ray my teeth. The orthopedic surgeon helping me with my back pain found ...more
I was in Israel with a tour group when I fell and hurt my arm. The surgeon who saw me ordered ultrasound pictures of my shoulder instead of an MRI. When I got back to the U.S., my orthopedic surgeon h ...more