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I have been dealing with back pain since last May on & off

I have been dealing with back pain since last May on & off work and now on light duties (which still hurt) I have went for an MRI which showed I have a shallow L5 disk protrusion. I have been going to Physiotherapy for more than 16 weeks & my back pain feels either the same or worse depending on the day. I have been doing my core exercises at home & have only missed one appointment for Physio. Yet no one believes me that it's not helping at all. I have an appointment with my doctor this week but I'm sure I'll get the same reaction as the others (Physio & WCB). What do I do/say? Who can I talk to about this?

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Dr. D. Love

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My son is 21 years old and has been to so many orthopedics

My son is 21 years old and has been to so many orthopedics Consultants about his knee and till now no one has been able to diagnose the problem exactly! He had an OCD in his right knee early 2013, made a surgery and recovered very well! A year and few months later he started experiencing anterior patellar pain in different parts of the same knee! Sometimes it's within the lateral side and sometime it's within the medial side! The doctors thought it was patellar tendinitis but it wasn't! Late 2015 he had a second surgery arthroscopy and they said there was nothing but scar tissue which they removed. He started his rehabilitation but yet the pain is there! Now they're thinking it's fat pad syndrome and told him to have physiotherapy and it'll improve, but yet the pain is still there!Can someone help!! What's the solution??

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What could cause stabbing pain in knee when it is bent?

I get a stabbing pain in my knee when I bend it. No apparent swelling. Any bending affects it. I have a pre-diabetic thyroid condition.

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Dr. Muneeb Ali

Senior Registrar Critical Care Medicine

Doctoral Degree

3,210 satisfied customers
Does giving pressure on pelvic muscles cause rigid erections?

I have noticed one thing that to keep my penis rock hard I have to put pressure on my pelvic muscle always. Is that normal? Like as in during masturbation.

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Dr. Muneeb Ali

Senior Registrar Critical Care Medicine

Doctoral Degree

3,210 satisfied customers
In the last 2 years I have had two cases of dropsy. The

Hello. In the last 2 years I have had two cases of dropsy. The first was on the right side. It healed after about 4 months. The second was on the left side. It has almost healed as well (after about the same amount of time). In both instances I woke up that way. I'm a side sleeper and I'm thin. I believe my radial nerve was pinched by my ribs. Now, however, I've just noticed a numbness of the right middle fingertip. I''m a little worried as I work a physical job and my soon to be new boss may not be as understanding as my current boss. Do you think that I may have a compromised nervous system in general?JA: Do you keep personal medical records to help track this?Customer: No, I just did the suggested physiotherapy.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: Nothing really that might pertain to this.

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I pulled my glute muscle working out.....I have been taking

I pulled my glute muscle working out.....I have been taking Advil and still playing tennis etc. mornings I am very stiff....and I do take Advil to help...my husband says not to take Advil as it is bad for me....but I think it helps.

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Dr. Ravoof

Doctoral Degree

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I had surgery a week ago Friday to repair a labral tear, I

I had surgery a week ago Friday to repair a labral tear, I had a nerve block for the procedure. I still do not have feeling back in my right leg (procedure leg). My PT says it follows the L4 path or L3...cant remember right now basically from the surgical sight all the way down the inside of my leg to my big toe. I can move my big toe and have a little feeling but do not have any feeling in the rest (a little over 1/2 my leg). Even deep tissue.How long will this last and what are the treatment options? we put a call into my surgeon but have not heard back yet. My PT says these can take a 6 months to a year to come back, I am hoping that is not the case. The whole point of the surgery was to return to my active lifestyle.

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Dr Chaithanya

General Physician, Internal Medicine

Doctoral degree

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I had TKR 3 years ago and now am suffering from hyper

I had TKR 3 years ago and now am suffering from hyper extended knee pain. It is so bad I can barely walk, the pain is excruciating . I know about thr RICE method and am doing what I can...can't get in to see surgeon for 3months unless I go into ER.JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?Customer: Lots of swelling, like a toad!JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: no. I am only 10 lbs overweight since surgery, had similar spell 8months ago, and doc said I may have torn scar tissue, had prob with scar tissue after surgery.

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Dr. Abid

PGR (Internal Medicine)

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I had an mri that showed tendon tears and "severe

I had an mri that showed tendon tears and "severe arthritis?" . The ortho that I went to did an X-ray after reading the report and not even looking at the Mri because he said the mri didn't matter and that there was no sense in treating the tear if there was arthritis. What treatment options should I discuss with him and what other questions should I ask? Im not exactly comfortable with his assertion that the mri doesnt matter

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Dr. Abid

PGR (Internal Medicine)

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