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Dr. Robert M. Tamurian

Orthopedist

Dr. Robert M. Tamurian is a top Orthopedist in Tacoma, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Robert M. Tamurian is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Robert M. Tamurian is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Robert M. Tamurian is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Tacoma, Washington, Dr. Robert M. Tamurian is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Robert M. Tamurian
  • Tacoma, Washington
  • Upstate Medical Center
  • Accepting new patients

Inner thigh hurts when walking fast

It's hard to tell, but you may be overloading your hip flexor (iliopsoas). Typically core strengthening will help dramatically as will stretching like Cobra poses. Try this link. https://www.google.com/search?q=cobra+stretch+muscles&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjm2riokOzWAhUoiFQKHUbvDh0QsAQIag Hope READ MORE
It's hard to tell, but you may be overloading your hip flexor (iliopsoas). Typically core strengthening will help dramatically as will stretching like Cobra poses. Try this link.
https://www.google.com/search?q=cobra+stretch+muscles&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjm2riokOzWAhUoiFQKHUbvDh0QsAQIag

Hope this helps.

To your musculoskeletal health,

Dr. T

Will I be able to swim again after ankle replacement?

The general answer is yes, swimming should be OK once your incisions are healed and you are cleared by your surgeon, typically 3 weeks from surgery. Recovery is variable for Total READ MORE
The general answer is yes, swimming should be OK once your incisions are healed and you are cleared by your surgeon, typically 3 weeks from surgery. Recovery is variable for Total ankle replacement, but typically it takes 1 year to reach maximal improvement from the surgery. Good luck.

To your musculoskeletal health,

Dr. T

My knee grinds when I climb stairs. What can be done?

Crepitus (grinding) of the patellofemoral (front part of the knee) joint with stair climbing is incredibly common. It often does get more pronounced with age. When it is non-painful, READ MORE
Crepitus (grinding) of the patellofemoral (front part of the knee) joint with stair climbing is incredibly common. It often does get more pronounced with age. When it is non-painful, there is not much to worry about, but if it is painful, the first step is to get your quad muscles stronger, as that will allow the kneecap to "float" better and grind less with stairs and activity. It is often part of knee arthritis and when the pain gets bad enough, you may need to consider knee replacements. It is important to note, however, that even after knee replacements, non-painful crepitus occurs in 11-35% of patients. Hope this helps!!

To your musculoskeletal health,

Dr. T

Stabbing knee pain when lying down sleeping

It could be that during sleep your patella, or knee cap is shifting slightly out of place (subluxation) and causing your muscles to go into spasm, once the patella shifts back READ MORE
It could be that during sleep your patella, or knee cap is shifting slightly out of place (subluxation) and causing your muscles to go into spasm, once the patella shifts back into place, the muscles relax and things go back to normal for you. Most of the time, as you complete your growth and if you are athletic with good muscle tone in your quadriceps, it will likely resolve. If it becomes more frequent, happens during the day, or is associated with knee swelling, you should be re-evaluated and consider a repeat X-ray and possibly and MRI.

Hope this helps.

To your musculoskeletal health,

Dr. T

Recovery for knee meniscectomy?

Typical recovery is 2-3 days, using crutches or a cane. Lots of icing in the first two weeks from surgery as you do range of motion exercises to get your knee mobility restored. READ MORE
Typical recovery is 2-3 days, using crutches or a cane. Lots of icing in the first two weeks from surgery as you do range of motion exercises to get your knee mobility restored. From weeks 2-6 most patients do independent exercises at the gym like exercise bike, elliptical, and some light resistance training with full return to activity in 6 weeks. I don't expect my patients to have any significant swelling from 4-6 weeks after surgery and beyond. Hope this helps, good luck!!

To your musculoskeletal health,

Dr. T