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Should I wear an ankle brace?

I sprained my ankle during a game and it's starting to heal and feel normal again. I don't want to sprain my ankle again. Do you think a brace would help?

Are "growing pains" really a thing for kids?

My son is 9-years-old and feels aches in his bones, and he actually complains about it often. We took him to the doctor, and he had us do an imaging test, but there was 0 abnormalities....

Should I be avoiding exercise with scoliosis?

I used to be really into sports before I was diagnosed with scoliosis, but once I started feeling some pain and the doctor found a curve in my spine, I stopped because I thought...

How long does it take to recover from a bone fracture?

I fractured my ankle while playing hockey, and now it's in a cast. How long does it usually take for it recover? I feel like I've had this cast on for so long, and it's only...

Will my surgery end my career?

I'm in college football, D1, and it's really the time to start thinking about my future career. I've sat out this whole entire season because of my back, and I need to have surgery...

Cortisone injections for osteoarthritis. Do they work?

I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my hands, and it's located just at the base of my thumb. I can't really do anything in that hand because of the pain and swelling. Right...

Orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon for a spine problem?

I think I need to have surgery on my spine for spondylolisthesis, which I was diagnosed with a few months ago. My orthopedist wanted to treat it with rest and medication, but...

What are the best ways to strengthen my child's bones?

My son has a deficiency in calcium, and his pediatrician wants him to be on calcium supplements since I can't get him to have enough dairy. Obviously, this is going to affect...

Does orthopedic surgery use general anesthesia?

I need to have surgery on my foot because I fell on top of it and broke it in 3 different places. I needed to wait until this week to have the surgery because it happened over...

Does scoliosis need surgery?

I was diagnosed with scoliosis when I was a child, and it was never really corrected. The doctors have been monitoring it, and I wore a brace but it barely worked. I'm not in...

My son has tension in his legs from playing basketball. How can I help him?

My son has tension in his legs from playing basketball, and he plays almost constantly because of school. What are some therapies that can help him not get this muscle tension?...

Would my daughter need surgery for a dislocated shoulder?

My daughter dislocated her shoulder in one of her volleyball games. Right now, she's in a brace but it's been two weeks. If it doesn't heal properly, would she need surgery?...

My son dislocated his shoulder. Is anesthesia needed for the repair?

My 12 year old son dislocated his shoulder during a football game. Will they have to give him anesthesia when they put the shoulder back into place?

Can arthritis be treated with surgery?

My father has had painful arthritis for the last 4 months. Do you suggest surgery for his problem?

My father had knee surgery. When can he start walking?

My father is 76 years old and underwent knee surgery about 5 weeks ago. Can he slowly start walking now?

My mother has tremendous back pain when she lies down. Is surgery a solution to her problem?

My mother is suffering from a lot of back pain whenever she lies down. Do you think back surgery will help in resolving her problem?

How long does a sprain take to heal in children?

How long does it usually take for a sprain to heal in children?

I have severe back pain at the bottom of my spine. Do you think a surgery might be required?

I am suffering from a tremendous amount of pain right at the bottom of my back. Do you think a surgery might be required to treat this condition? Are there other ways to get...

Why do I have fluid accumulation around my knees?

I have been walking everyday. And I have observed slight swelling around my knees and the doctor says it is due to fluid accumulation. Why do I have this accumulation in my knees?...

How can I correct the hunch in my back?

I have a hunched back, and I'm only in my thirties. Is there anything I can do to correct it?

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