Question And Answers
Q. What kind of diagnostic tests do you have available for someone who's facing immense pain in his shoulders?
There are various causes of shoulder pain. A good clinical examination is very much required before going for radiological evaluation
Fractures can be diagnosed with a simple X-ray
Soft tissue injuries like rotator cuff tear, biceps tendon injury, labral tears can be diagnosed with an MRI scan
Conditions like calcific tendinopathy of shoulder can be diagnosed with ultrasound
Q. Is shoulder pain treatable with home remedies? at what point should one consider showing themselves to the doctors?
There is a variety of shoulder problems that could cause shoulder pain. Shoulder pain for a shorter duration can wait for spontaneous resolution of pain. Shoulder pain which is of longer duration can't be waited and should be seen by the specialist doctor at the earliest for evaluation and treatment.
Q. My friend is into learning different kinds of defense arts and his shoulders hurt a lot, any tips?
Defense arts need the highest strength and require longer and proper training before entering into defense arts. Without proper training it would serious shoulder problems. The cause of the shoulder pain could be labral injury or could be some damage to the cuff or rarely some fracture. He /she needs clinical examination and further evaluation for treatment
Q. In which situation does meniscus injury requires surgical treatments?
There are two types of meniscal injuries
Post-traumatic and degenerative meniscal tears.post- traumatic meniscal injuries usually occur in young individuals due to twisting knee injuries. These individuals usually present with frequent episodes of locking the knee. Require Arthroscopic meniscal surgery after evaluation with an MRI scan. Degenerative meniscal tears usually occur in older age individuals. These individuals are primarily evaluated with an X-ray to rule out arthritis. If an X-ray looks normal then MRI is done to check further morphology of the meniscal tear.
Q. Using which tests do you diagnose ACL injury?
Knee ACL injuries can be diagnosed by clinical examination and will be confirmed by MRI scan
Q. I have been feeling very stiff lately due to lack of movement & exercise, what should i do?
Joints are commonly seen in inflammatory arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis ,reactive arthritis,SLE.Typically Stiffness is seen in these cases after taking rest. These conditions have to be evaluated and treated properly.Please check with an orthopaedician near to you.
Q. What factors can lead upto knee replacement surgery?
Total knee replacement is usually indicated in stage 4 arthritis where the patient is not able to do her daily activities by herself. Usually, the progression of knee arthritis increases in patients who are doing squatting position, sitting crossed leg position, climbing stairs frequently
Q. What surgeries can help with fractures?
Some fractures can be managed with braces and some can be managed with a blast of Paris application and few fractures require surgical fixation. The surgical options include open reduction or closed. It actually can be fixed add with plates or nail depending on the fracture configuration.
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