Orthopaedic & Sports
Orthopedics is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis, correction, prevention, and treatment of patients with skeletal deformities - disorders of the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves and skin. These elements make up the musculoskeletal system. Your body's musculoskeletal system is a complex system of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves and allows you to move, work and be active. Once devoted to the care of children with spine and limb deformities, orthopedics now cares for patients of all ages, from newborns with clubfeet, to young athletes requiring arthroscopic surgery, to older people with arthritis. The physicians who specialize in this area are called orthopedic surgeons or orthopedists.
Orthopaedic & Sports
Our community is for discussions relating to orthopaedics. Topics of discussion include, but are not limited to - back pain, neck and shoulder pain, sports injury, tennis elbows, and knee or hip replacements.
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  2. Hi Jess,

    Hard to say just based on symptoms. You may need to consider further imaging and/or blood tests to be able to tell if any issues have developed that can explain your cold sweats. Co...
    Dr. Ken J T
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  4. Dear @Joseph ,Thank you for your question. I am sorry to hear that you have been troubled by low back pain for a few years. Low back pain is a very prevalent problem across the world. There are may...
    Dr. Hamid R
    Facilitator
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  6. Hi @Steve sorry to hear about your predicament! Sesamoiditis is inflammation of sesamoid bones at their attachments. Sesamoids are unique in that they connect with muscles via tendons, unlike most ...
    Dr. Dinesh G
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  8. Dear @igotz99problemz ,Thank you for your query. Was there any trauma or injury involved prior to you feeling this soreness and hearing the clicking sounds? How is your shoulder movement? Is it res...
    Dr. Hamid R
    Facilitator
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  10. Dear @Jlynita_86 ,Thank you for your query and I am sorry to hear that you are currently experiencing  these symptoms.

    Intermittent numbness in both arms and hands can be caused by a few con...
    Dr. Hamid R
    Facilitator
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  12. Hi ladymouse 

    Sorry to hear about your injury! The small joints of the finger can be quite prone to develop stiffness after an injury and tendon repair. It’s quite common not to be able to r...
    Dr. Ken J T
    Facilitator
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  14. Hi Lunarorbit,

    Thanks for your detailed description! Whether an ankle ligament reconstruction (Brostrom) would benefit you or not, boils down to the assessment of whether your symptoms are d...
    Dr. Ken J T
    Facilitator
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  16. Hello oldancer,,

    Sorry to hear about the sudden pain. Sharp upper thigh pain can have a few different causes. Nerve related issues either from the spine and lower back, or around the pelvis ...
    Dr. Ken J T
    Facilitator
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  18. Hi Dr. Hamid Razak and Dr. Dinesh Guna . Thank you so much for your advices. I really appreciate them!! I followed your advices and used crutches for a week, kept it elevated when I sleep, and ice ...
    @Iamking
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  20. Dear @melvin

    Thank you for your query. As what Dr. Bryan K has mentioned, the fact that you used the word 'electricity' is very telling. I would encourage you to see a GP/polyclinic soon as...
    Dr. Hamid R
    Facilitator