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  • 1 month ago

    Elbow/Forearm Injury

    I volunteer as an umpire and three days ago a foul ball hit me directly on my exposed elbow. It was incredibly painful as it hit me right on the joint causing swelling immediately. I finished the game returned home and have been icing the area on an off for a few days. The swelling has gone down, but there is pain in extending and contracting my forearm where there was no pain before. The impacted area, although without swelling, remains tender and painful to the touch. The concern I have is more....
  • 1 month ago

    Back Pain

    I have a bulged / herniated L1,L3 and L4... with no insurance right now. My life is horrible, its a constant struggle and I'm only 46. I cant take it much more. Is there any experimental or nothing that I can do....
  • 1 month ago

    bruising from cortisone shot

    I got 4 cortisone shots in my back and two day later I have a huge bruise around the area and then a 14" line that is 1" wide going from the injection spot and then up my back. Also like is it following a vein. It is very sore as well. Is this normal?
  • 1 month ago

    Ketanov injections

    Hello, people, I have some Ketanov (Ketorolac) 1 ml. injections, I wonder if I can drink it instead of injecting? I am not sure I can inject myself, and my toothache is making progress! The visit to the dentist is appointed only in 10 days!
  • 1 month ago

    Back ache that won't go away

    For over a week I've been having back pain. The pain is mostly located a few inches below my right shoulder blade. I've tried NSAIDs, heat, massages, yoga, even going braless. But the pain keeps coming back. When my husband massages my back he said that he feels knots and massages the pain away but the pain comes right back 5 to 10 minutes later. I emailed my doctor. He said to try epsom salt soaks, deep tissue massages and stretching. But the pain keeps coming back. My doctor doesn't....
  • 2 months ago

    sciatica pain

    I'm currently dealing with some sciatica pain in my lower right side of my back with the pain shooting down my leg some and slightly towards my crotch. Just wondering what stretches I should do to ease this? I've found a lot with through some searching but not sure which stretches would be the right one.
  • 2 months ago

    Drug test

    So I accidentally took a few old Ativan when I normally take Valium, will they both show up the same in a urinalysis?. It’s just a basic 12-14 panel test. Thanks for your guys time.
  • 2 months ago

    unusual back pain - informal survey

    If you recently started having back pain that is unusual for you in type or duration, did you have the flu or a flu-like illness before the onset of pain? I had a flu-like illness in February (that I may have picked up while visiting a hospital) and immediately after recovery, I had lower back spasms that lasted for about 3 weeks. I have had a couple of instances since the 3 week episode where I had a sudden very painful stitch in the side rib area that seemed to migrate around to the back. Now,....
  • 2 months ago

    Shoulder Pain

    Ive had this pain in my right shoulder for about a week my doctor says its a pulled muscle and gave me naproxen for it but it does nothing for it! The pain radiates down my right arm to my hand which at some points i have no feeling in my hand. Just looking for ideas on what it could be or if i should go to the hospital? Thanks in advance
  • 2 months ago

    Severe pain in muscles above left knew

    Today i went to squat down and wipe some shelves at work and heard a pop noise which is normal when i squat like that...well i couldnt get back up had to get picked up and now feels like someone pulling the muscle on the upper left side of my knee cant bend or put weight please help