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Mar 28, 2017

My Calf Started Hurting Out Of Nowhere

My calf started hurting out of no where, i don't recall injuring it anywhere. Only thing i remember doing differently is putting new shoe insulators

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Mar 27, 2017

Chronic Tibialis Posterior pain that has stopped a runner from running

I have been a runner most of my life. I am 40. About two years ago my tibialis posterior started hurting and I have not been able to run since. My

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Mar 27, 2017

Pain in the ball of my foot

Hi, I had Achilles tendon surgery with the removal of haglund's deformity on January 26, 2017. I am now in a boot in week #8. I have a soreness in the

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Mar 26, 2017

Haglunds operation and everything...

I remember having problems with my right heel for some years, which calmed down after a while each time but for the last year it had been particularly

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Mar 26, 2017

Fractured Fibula, Healing But Pain Won't Go Away

On 7/28 I fractured my fibula. On 7/30 I was put in an air cast by a nurse practioner and the orthopedist office. I kept the cast on except for showering

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Mar 23, 2017

Any risk of Tendonitis with amoxicillin?

Hi, Joshua. I've had tendonitis for a long time now, and it's starting to improve. Just today I was prescribed amoxicillin for an unrelated dental infection,

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Mar 23, 2017

Ongoing troubles with elbow and wrist from elbow tendon injury

Four years ago I tore my inner tendon of my elbow falling up the stairs. I didn't think much of it because the pain wasn't overbearing, yet it was persistant.

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Mar 23, 2017

Yes, I have taken Fluoroquinolone Ciprofloxacin. What now?

Hi Joshua. (Years after taking Ciprofloxacin) I am 45 and have been struggling with recurring joint pain in a number of joints for 5 years. It started

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Mar 23, 2017

Lump on Incision 6 Months after Plantar Fasciotomy

I have had plantar fasciitis for over 1 year and tried every conservative method in the book (2 injections; radial shockwave therapy; physical therapy;

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Mar 23, 2017

Plantar fasciotomy at age 34, still have pain 5 weeks after

Hi there. I've experienced mostly all the symptoms everyone else here has. About 2 years ago I started getting the typical pain in the left heel so commonly

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Mar 23, 2017

Help identifying inner elbow pain, can't straighten arm

I am a 39 year old male and live in Maryland. I am in good physical health. Average weight. Average height. No medical history. Pretty much problem free

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Mar 23, 2017

Plantar Facia release and heel spur removal - One month ago

This is just sort of an FYI, because I know a lot of people have plantar fasciitis and heel spurs. I'm writing this because these are things that doctors

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Mar 21, 2017

Ultrasound Exam Results Show Thickening of Achilles Tendon

Ultrasound exam results showed up thickening of Achilles tendon sheath ? Is this tenosynovitis ? And is the treatment the same ? ---- Joshua

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Mar 20, 2017

Achilles Tendonitis Surgery two years ago, still healing.

Looks like I'm the first story on here. Cool! 4 years ago I started having pain in my right Achilles Tendon, halfway between the calf and the heel.

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Mar 20, 2017

Having surgery on both my feet--best gift I ever gave myself!

I started having pain in both my feet around age 35. By 38-39 years old I could barely do anything. My left foot was extremely painful. After seeing

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Mar 20, 2017

What's Wrong With My Wrist?

I have very small wrists that have always been weak and have always made crunching and cracking noises when I move them. I get on and off again pain that

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Mar 20, 2017

Wrist Pain and Cracking In Left Hand in Guitar Player

I have had a few outbreaks of this pain and wrist cracking. I first noticed it during Christmas when i received a watch for a present. It was kind of

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Mar 20, 2017

Still in pain after Plantar Fasciitis Surgery............

I had been experiencing foot problems for years and was diagnosed with plantar fascitis. I had surgery in September 2009 which gave no relief at all,

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Mar 20, 2017

Pain in wrist and pinky finger, hip pain, foot cysts after 3 pregnancies

I have pain in my left wrist on the outside. It is sore if I press on it. The pain radiates along the side of my hand up to the pinky finger. I have

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Mar 20, 2017

Chance of recovering from Ciprofloxacin side effects?

I agree with all that you have listed about Ciprofloxacin. I have taken it for 3 days 250 mg I believe. Took 2 a day for 3 days. I began to experience

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Mar 20, 2017

Tendonitis Pain In Right Hand, Wrist, Top Of Hand, Knuckles, Fingers, and Forearm

I have had the electro tests on my nerves and they do not believe I have carpal tunnel. The doctor there told me it is more likely to be tendonitis.

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Mar 19, 2017

Broken fibula, low vitamin D

I have been suffering with knee pain for the past year. Each time I went to an ortho, he suggested i do physio and that my muscles were weak. Now last

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Mar 19, 2017

Trigger Thumb in Left Hand. Could It Be From Carpal Tunnel Surgery?

I have recently developed trigger thumb in my left hand, I am right handed. My family doctor thinks it may be a flare up of gout. I have taken 2 meds

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Mar 19, 2017

Tenosynovitis and Tendonitis in multiple joints, what can cause this?

In the last few years I have been diagnosed with tendonitis, tenosynovitis, and tendonopathy in my feet, wrists, thumbs, shoulders, and also as having

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Mar 19, 2017

Ice Dipping - When?

With the ice dip procedure for wrist tendonitis, is the dipping supposed to be done once a day, dipping the wrist at least 10 times in a 2 hour span?

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Mar 19, 2017

Wrist Tendonitis with Cracking noise on my Wrist?!?

Hello, I've had tendonitis for a long time, probably since I was a teenager (I'm 24 now). I was really into working out but about a year ago I had to

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Mar 16, 2017

Wrist Tendonitis and Ice Dipping, long term questions

From your writeups, it sounds like I have tendonitus in my right wrist, in the tendon that is on top of my wrist, the one towards the pinky side. I think

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Mar 16, 2017

Years of Wrist Tendonitis, Ice Dipping Really Helps

Hi there, I've had pains in my wrist for years and it is aggravated from long sessions of being on the computer and doing repetitive or constant tasks

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Mar 16, 2017

Ice dipping question after ice dipping and getting pain from it

When I started ice dipping I had a great deal of constant pain in both my hands. About a week later my pain ice very minimal in comparison and has been

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Mar 14, 2017

Bilateral Wrist Tendonitis - 3 and a half years!

I am a 23 Yr old grad student with 3 and a half years of Bilateral Tendonitis in my wrists. Background story: It all started at the end of my 1st year

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Mar 14, 2017

Long term hand injury from punching a wall, hand tendonitis and knuckle pain

Hi Joshua, A year ago I hurt my right hand during a incident where I punched a stone wall. I remember immediately feeling sharp pains in my knuckles

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Mar 13, 2017

Achilles Tendon Severed At Heel In Accident

11 weeks ago I stepped on a piece of broken glass and it pivoted up and through the back of my heel, completely severing my achilles tendon (and gashing

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Mar 13, 2017

Misdiagnosed Achilles Tendonitis? Really A Nerve Pain Problem?

I have had heel pain, in the back of the heel for over 6 months now. I am on the 2nd orthopedic surgeon who stated the mri showed minimal scarring of

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Mar 11, 2017

I'm 20 and I'm getting tendinitis everywhere

A few of months ago I started developing what I thought was carpal tunnel in my dominant hand. It started with pain in just one finger, then spread up

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Mar 11, 2017

I had endoscopic bi lateral plantar fasciitis surgery, Nightmare!

I had problems with Plantar fasciitis for about 6 months. I went to the podiatrist. I had steroid shots to both feet, so very painful. That helped for

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Mar 11, 2017

Pelvic Pain Connected To Back Pain After Car Crash

I was in a car accident one month and a half ago but started having pelvic hip pain and lower back pain. Is this connected with my car accident is it

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Mar 11, 2017

Can't lift a coffee mug due to Wrist Tendonitis pain

Hello, I'm 49 male, generally in good shape. I'm a regular runner and gardener and in overall good health, although I have been taking an acid blocker

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Mar 11, 2017

Where to start with all over tendonitis wrists, elbows, shoulder

Hi, I am a 32 year old female and I have had wrist tendinitis on and off for over a decade, I usually put my wrist in a brace and it goes away. Over

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Mar 11, 2017

Recent Carpal Tunnel Surgery, still have weakness, pain, and a grinding feeling

After over six years of pain, numbness, tingling and a weak ability to hold onto things with my right hand I had surgery in June 2009. My wrist was in

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Mar 05, 2017

After falling hard on my straight arm, I can't straighten the elbow

During a wrestling match, I was lifted up and fell hard on the mat, with most of the other guy's weight on me. I landed most of the weight on my left arm,

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Mar 04, 2017

My All Over Tendonitis problem

I have tendonitis in my wrists, carpal, shoulders, knees, achillies and the foot. I have seen tonnes of different types of healthcare people (eg, naturapath,

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Mar 04, 2017

Acutely painful small lump on Achilles tendon

I am a Podiatrist in the UK who has seen a patient referred by an Orthopaedic Foot Surgeon for an acutely painful lump on his left Achilles tendon. The

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Mar 02, 2017

Myositis Ossificans and Anterior Compartment Syndrome symptoms, Kicked in the side of the calf and shin twice while playing soccer

A couple of weeks ago I was kicked in the side of the calf and a little on the shin in a soccer game... I got a huge goose egg immediately... The area

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Mar 02, 2017

Chronic wrist tendonitis, corticosteroid shots and surgery in both wrists, didn't help

Hi Joshua, I have been dealing with wrist tendonitis since February 2009. I am 26 and have been an auditor for 4 years, so i'm constantly typing, carrying

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Feb 28, 2017

Knots and crunch sound in quad tendons and knees

My knees make crunching sounds. As well you can hold your finger on the quad tendons and when you flex knees you can feel snapping knot like bumps that

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Feb 28, 2017

10 Year Old With Wrist Pain and Numbness in Fingers

Hello. My son, age 10, has been complaining of discomfort in his wrists recently. Specifically, he has pain on the side of his wrist at the joint between

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Feb 28, 2017

Wrist Tendonitis and hand problem from dog walking

I have been walking my dog with my left hand on the leash. She has pulled a lot and I now think I have a severe tendonitis in my left hand. I can't turn

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Feb 28, 2017

Pinching, sharp pain after blood drawn

About two weeks ago I had a routine blood draw. Now, whenever I straighten my arm or attempt to lift something slightly heavy (i.e. gallon of milk) I

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Feb 27, 2017

deQuervain's problem in a new mother

Hi, I wish you could help me on my thumb & wrist pain problem. I am a new mummy to my 3 months plus baby. I am sufferring wrist pain for my both hands

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