I injured my elbow or forearm while bouldering (climbing at relatively short heights without a rope). I have never had an elbow or arm injury and need some advice on a) what I may have done and b) how to manage it while it heals. Main points:
gone to a doctor, x-rays were taken, as expected the arm is not broken, nothing further was done at the doc's office. I think it was a purely rotational injury, not compressional. Plenty more details under the cut. [more inside]
Three or four weeks ago I fell at work...and then days later, fell down some steps at home. I know, I'm coordinated like that. Ever since the falls I've had pain that goes across the top of my foot. It's been a while now and the pain isn't getting better...but it's not getting worse either. What could it be? [more inside]
Both my knees hurt alot and have for years I cant walk for more then a football field without them hurting to much that I have to stop I also cant stand for more then like 10 minutes or they hurt to much. I am 23 years old.I have been to the doctor and he dosent know whats wrong. My question is can I have arthritis without having smelling in my knees? Becasue I dont have swelling just pain.
Didn't touch a DSLR for months, then this past weekend, went to photograph a festival going stage to stage carrying heavy lenses for ~8 hours a day. Just tired the next day. But the following day, can barely move my right arm. [more inside]
I fell on the back of my head yesterday while playing kickball. I did the right thing and went to the ER, and got the all-clear: no concussion. I felt fine but headachey last night. Today I feel quite bad, and I'm not sure what I should be doing. Sporty-people, help? [more inside]
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?
I vant to PAHMP. ME. AHP. [more inside]
I appeared to have developed a bad back here in my 20s. What can I do? Will it get better and how? [more inside]
What can cause knee stiffness and pain in less than a week without any distinct injury? And when is this an emergency? [more inside]
What the hell did I do to my shoulder? All the details (as many as I can type) inside. [more inside]
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]
Anything I can do to help my shoulder heal from a bad sprain? [more inside]
What did I do to my foot? I have been working very physically and in bare feet no less but... my foot started to hurt several house after I was done with work and there wasn't a specific incident to cause the pain. My foot just started to radiate pain, seemingly out of no where. [more inside]
I get inner elbow pain from playing racquetball or rock climbing. What's going on and how do I fix it? [more inside]
Could my shoulder/neck pain be caused by a nerve problem? [more inside]
What did I do to my lower leg last night? Denial about a potentially torn knee ligament and long recovery time have me wondering (hoping) it's not that serious. More inside. [more inside]
Herniated disc, doctor says it's ok to climb (can't make it worse). First week back, electric shock pain. Can I safely ignore this? [more inside]
I strain a muscle too frequently when I exercise. How am I supposed to get stronger? [more inside]
What jobs or projects can someone do while either laying down or kneeling 95% of the time? [more inside]
How do I cope emotionally with severe lower back pain?
I have seen a doctor, and they said that I am doing all the right things, but it will be between 2 to 10 weeks before it stops.
In the meantime, everything
really, really hurts. Cuddling my partner. Standing. Walking. Grocery shopping. Driving. Going to the laundromat. Making the bed.... [more inside]
I was rear-ended 9 months ago and now have a herniated L5/S1 with associated issues (sciatica, back pain). My doctor wants me to get an epidural injection of corticosteroids. Is this really my best option? [more inside]
What's wrong with my tooth? Dull numbing pain after an injury. [more inside]
How much pain is OK to run through? [more inside]
You are not a physiotherapist filter: Did I seriously fuck up my knee? [more inside]
Hey, runners (and anyone else): can you help my achy breaky hip flexor? [more inside]
Yesterday I started having sudden sharp pain and stiffness in my left knee, above and around the kneecap. I suspect I injured it doing squats and lunges (with bad form) the night before. Could it get better on its own, if I rest for a few days? Or should I see a doctor (and what kind)? [more inside]
I am getting soreness/discomfort in a strange place while doing squats: on the outside of my right leg only, 4-6 inches above my ankle. I'm returning to weightlifting after a year off with unrelated shoulder injury, and this happens with very little additional weight beyond just the bar. Should I be stretching, starting with less weight, or something else?
YANAD filter: Knee Edition [more inside]
What did I do to my calves, and is it ok to do it again this evening? [more inside]
Is it normal that I get injured so easily? [more inside]
I overtrained. A week later, my heel is still tingly and uncomfortable. What's going on? [more inside]
What have I hurt in my shoulder/arm, and what should I do about it? [more inside]
Help! I am a barista and my elbow hurts! What should I do? [more inside]
A friend has a serious back injury and I want to help him negotiate the maze of advice he will face. [more inside]
Intense lower back pain on the left side. It's also painful down the side of my left leg. After being stiff and mostly inactive this winter I was doing some deep knee beds and intense hamstring stretches, now I'm in a huge amount of pain. My health insurance has a hefty deductible and am hoping to avoid the doctor's office. Any ideas on what to do to relieve the pain?
I have some wrist pain from my wrist being twisted, which by all signs appears to be a sprain rather than anything more serious. I'm trying to make sure I don't need to visit an ER (other major factor is that I have no insurance and I don't know what would happen financially after an ER visit).
Pop goes the calf muscle! [more inside]
Knee and foot pain. How do I get through working a 9 hour retail shift? [more inside]
Let me preface this question by saying that I work in retail. More specifically, I work in a slightly smaller than K-Mart national chain big-box store specializing in low quality clothing and home crap. Anywayz: I fell at work. Actually what happens was that the entire
back wall of the checkout lane I was using fell as I was leaning against it and took me with it. Yes. Best day ever. What do I do?
Why are my feet hurting during certain activities? [more inside]
4-month old leg injury filter: I scraped up my leg really bad 4 months ago. It healed, it scarred, it still hurts. Now what? [more inside]
What happened to my knee? [more inside]
I fell on slipper stairs and hurt my back. ouch! [more inside]
Name that injury: Two nights ago I tripped over my cat and fell really hard on the floor. [+] [more inside]
My butt hurts. Any suggestions for how to cope with an injured coccyx (and pride)? [MI] [more inside]