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How to deal with "what if" thinking

I make a mistake during my rehab for a long standing injury that has had disastrous consequences. [more inside]
posted by JIMSMITH2000 on Jan 17, 2014 - 13 answers

What kind of doctor for the whole body?

For the past few years I have been giving myself tendon injuries in quite a few of my joints... elbow's, knee's, and achilles mostly. I'm been slowly becoming more active for several years now, following an achilles injury that didn't quite heal up for 4 or 5 years. In my late 30's... I know, I'm shedding quite a bit of my invincibility at a steady rate now. As I said, I keep hurting myself. Mostly when I ramp-up the rigor, or try something slightly different at the gym. I have a pretty long and gentle warm-up and stretching routine, I don't think I really go for an increase too quickly, and only work out every other day or so... but various tendons disagree, at different times, and for different reasons. Based on the frequency and degree of pain/discomfort/etc, and how careful I am about not doing too much too quickly, I think frequency of injuries are out of the norm. Here's the nut of what I really want to know: What’s the best kind of doctor (already tried my GP) to see about this? It's hampering some of my hobbies and reasonable ambitions quite a lot, so I want to start finding more aggressive help/tests/advise. Who can help from a whole body perspective? Yes to yoga, and learning all kinds of stretches. Looking for more than a PT at this point. Thanks all!
posted by shimmer on Oct 15, 2013 - 13 answers

Lingering ankle pain weeks after overuse injury. What do I do?

Lingering ankle/foot pain after suspected overuse injury. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by crunchysalty on Oct 5, 2013 - 9 answers

How to prevent vision deterioration from excessive computer use

I use the computer for 16-18 hours a day becasue I have a online business and I have noticed my vision worsening since doing this. I really don't want glasses and have seen a eye doctor who said I don't absolutely need glasses my vision is 20/25 I think he said. I used to have better vision before I spent so much time on the computer. I'm wondering if there any any "techniques" used by OSHA or anything to prevent eyestrain or vision deterioration from excessive computer use .
posted by john123357 on Sep 30, 2013 - 19 answers

Ouch.

I am an American traveling in Spain and have to go to the ER. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by sockorama on Mar 13, 2013 - 29 answers

Is there a healing power in the sun?

I live in northern New York where we have short hot summers of about 2 to 3 months and long cold winters. I have a variety of health problems, including joint problems, and hormone problems including low testosterone and higher than normal estrogen (I am a male) . I have noticed that in the summertime If I sit outside for one to two hours every day to absorb the sun I feel healthier, my joints hurt less, my hormones seem better, and I have more energy. Also if I have a cut or a twisted ankle It seems to heal faster then in the winter. Assuming that it was the vitamin D from the sun that was causing this , I took vitamin D pills every day in the winter. However, I did not experience any of the benefits that I experienced with regular sunshine exposure. This leads me to believe there is something else, some sort of other healing power in the sun that either science is not aware of yet or that I am simply not aware of. Is this possible?
posted by john123357 on Feb 5, 2013 - 23 answers

What exercise can I do with an injured knee?

[Fitness Filter] Help me find a way to get fit that won't make my injured knee explode! [more inside]
posted by anaximander on Jan 9, 2013 - 12 answers

The pain remains

IT Band problems: Tried the foam roller, deep tissue massage, building the muscle and stretches (all to no avail). What are other remedies? [more inside]
posted by xinglin91 on Nov 27, 2011 - 12 answers

Muscle tear or strain?

Yesterday I was playing softball and after my first hit I was sprinting hard to beat out the throw to first when it felt like a knife went in the front of my upper thigh. What did I do to myself? [more inside]
posted by rocket88 on Jun 13, 2011 - 13 answers

(Not so) Slight of Hand

Cut my finger three days ago. Still can't feel the tip? [more inside]
posted by allymusiqua on Mar 20, 2011 - 13 answers

Getting past iliotibial band syndrome?

SportsMedicineFilter: Has anyone successfully overcome Iliotibial Band Syndrome? [more inside]
posted by conifer on Nov 11, 2010 - 18 answers

What the heck happened to my knee?

What the hell did I do to my knee and is foam rolling making things worse? [more inside]
posted by Loto on Oct 11, 2010 - 9 answers

Ow!

Last night, I fell down and split my chin open. It looks deep enough to need stitches. Caveat: I don't have health insurance. Should I go to the ER? [more inside]
posted by fiasco on Feb 28, 2010 - 44 answers

How do I find a good doctor?

How do I find a good doctor to look at my wrist? [more inside]
posted by Jsn7821 on Dec 8, 2009 - 6 answers

Gimperobics

Please help me develop a one-legged workout. [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Mar 23, 2009 - 9 answers

How can an injured homeless person expect to be treated at a hospital?

How can a homeless person who has been injured (stabbed, for instance) expect to be treated at a U.S. city hospital with no money or health insurance? Surely they wouldn't let him bleed to death? And if they do turn him away, what are his options?
posted by Sully on Feb 1, 2009 - 21 answers

If I didn't look like Darkman, I'd come to your office and yell at you...

Thanks to a douchebag contractor that dumped a cubic yard of broken cinder blocks in the bike lane, we're back to the eternal question: Is it better to leave a large but shallow scrape injury open to the air or cover it? Or is there some other thing I should be doing? [more inside]
posted by Inspector.Gadget on Oct 5, 2008 - 9 answers

Frequent injuries

Is it normal that I get injured so easily? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 27, 2008 - 16 answers

Hernia in C5-6

My doc thinks I have a herniated disc at c5-6, and wants to operate does anyone have experience with this injury and if so, could you tell me a bit about it. [more inside]
posted by bernsno on Feb 19, 2008 - 19 answers

Back to the gym with a bad back

Can anyone offer advice for going back to the gym after a back injury and six months of downtime? [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Mar 11, 2007 - 15 answers

is my shoulder gimpy forever?

rough and tumble lifestyle finally (inevitably) leads to serious shoulder injury. am i to be gimpy forever? [details inside] [more inside]
posted by markovitch on Jul 24, 2006 - 6 answers

plywood in the eye

about three hours ago i got some plywood dust/splinters in my eye. I washed out my eye and put in a bunch of eye drops. My eye still hurts, which I guess is to be expected, but more disturbingly, the pupil in the aggravated eye is dilating more than the other one. any advice or suggestions?
posted by puppy kuddles on Jun 14, 2005 - 19 answers

Mouth Injury Help

What's the best way to promote healing for a section of abraded gum? [more inside]
posted by Dreama on May 12, 2005 - 11 answers

Territorial cat is getting injured

MoggieFilter: My cat keeps coming home injured. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by Zed_Lopez on Aug 22, 2004 - 11 answers

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