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Baker's Cyst or Calf Strain?

I am suspect of my DR dx of Baker’s Cyst. What really would be the difference symptomatically? Had soreness and swelling of one calf (and ankle and foot) x 1 week, then searing pain in calf and on crutches since. Swelling is down, but large round hard, sore area remains on inside of calf.

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DEAD LEG- Any one any quick solutions

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Received a dead leg last night training and is extremely sore. Any one and ideas or quick cures. I intend going to a physio, but i suspect he wont be able to cure the problem striaght away. Have a football match tomorrow. I have a funny feeling it wont be better by then.

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Proper way to wrap and massage

How do you wrap injuries to help them? What is the purpose of wrapping? What does it do? Also, how do you do sport massages. I am a student and am becoming a CPT, SNS, CSCS, and a degree in Exercise Science and I just am trying to get a head start. Are there any books
Thanks!

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Stiffness in leg

Hi,
I race over 800 meters and have been suffering from the following condition over the last year.

I have a stiffness in my right leg. Basicially it affects me all the time when running but becomes very pronounced when i run very fast. Its very hard to describe how it exactly feels but i feel like i have 2 separate legs when running, they feel so different. The harder i run the more chronic it becomes and the leg just stiffens up incredibly badly. I also notice a very slight tingling in my right foot recently as well.

I have received physiotherapy, acupuncture, oesopathy, chiropathy – all to no avail. If anybody can offer can insight into want this could be it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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Tendon Cut on Wrist

i wanted to get some advice from you guys about recovery time etc…. I cut my wrist with a shattered glass piece while carrying it.. it was a very deep cut.. I am going to go to surgery on monday and they noticed that two of my tendons on my wrist were completely cut.. they are goin to stitch them back together.. i am in little pain and can move my fingers.. i was wondering what is the recovery period of this sort of accident? am i going to be 100% recovered by at least 3 months? Any information would be greatly appreciated.. just want to know what to expect. really sad right now. thank you guys so much..

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Limping

Hi, suffered rupture of my right achilles tendon 8 weeks ago whilst running.
No surgery, just placed in 3 casts with varying ankle angles for 6 weeks.
Following release from the final cast I attended my first physio session 1 week later. I was told to loose the crutches at my first session. I was told I could walk on my ankle & drive (Manual transmission car)I have been limping now for 2 weeks (8 weeks since the accident)
CAN ANY ONE TELL ME HOW LONG I WILL CONTINUE TO LIMP?

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Impact injury – glutes

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To make a long story very short, I fell from about 3′ while moving forward and landed only on my the right side of my bum (lack of a better term).

I can walk fine and have no syptoms I am aware of of any breaks.

The impact was high enough that I did not hit my tail bone.

Visible syptoms are:
-fist sized purple spot where my spine meets my bum. no direct impact or pain associated.
-some swelling where my spine meets my bum. no direct impact or pain associated.
-The area of swelling is warm to the touch and is fairly soft.

The right cheek (impact area):
-nots under skin.
-some aparent loss of sesation to touch.
-apparent muscle pain after sitting for a period of time, 1/2 hour.
-apparently muscle pain when walking up stairs or squatting down.

This has been going on for 4 days.

I have been taking 600mg of Ibuprofen daily and sleeping with the area iced.

I have had several injuries in my life and would typically consider this of minor concern if not for the small bit of swelling at the spine and seeming loss of sensation.

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"Dead Leg"

I sustained a dead leg at pre-season rugby traing last night. Other than R.I.C.E any other treatments or precautions. In all the years i’ve played rugby this is my first dead leg.

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Bruised bone

The Sports Medicine Dr. evaluated the Xrays and MRI and said I have a bruised bone in the top of the knee.Has anyone had this? The Dr. said it’s an injury to the inside of the bone. He told me rest (8 weeks) is the only way to heal the bruise. What I forgot to ask him is what caused it in the first place? When it heals will the bone be just as strong? What can I do to prevent it from happening again?
Has anyone had a bruised bone?
Any help would be appreciated
Thanks

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Front of knee pain

Hi, the other day I was briskly walking (I do this about four days per week for about two hours) and the front of my knee, to the top right of my kneecap started to really hurt. When I walk up or down the stairs it seems to hurt the most, but if I keep walking on it the pain gradually decreases. It is a bit sore to touch, and I can see a faint bruise. It doesn’t hurt to sit with my knee bent, and so I am not sure if it is Runner’s Knee. Does anyone know what the problem could be, and have any tips on solving it? I also run about twice a week. Thanks for any advice.

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