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Diagnosed with stress fractures, cause of chronic lower limb pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   HELLO HI MY NAME IS XXXXXXXX I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH STRESS FRACTURES OVER TWO YEARS AGO N IM STILL IN PAIN MY IT WAS IN SHINS FIRST THEN IT WENT TO MY KNEES AND AK;ES IN BOTH LEGS ALSO IT HURTS REAL BAD ON MY LEFT SIDE OF MY KNEE ON THE LEFT MY HIPS HURT ITS HURTS FROM JUST WALKING SPECIAL UP STEPS I THEN HAD LIKE 5 BONE SCANS MY LEG TINGLES AND IS NUMB ALOT
User :   HELLO
Doctor :   HI
User :   HOW R U
Doctor :   i am fine, thank you.
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
User :   IM 22 AND A MALEE
User :   IN THE XXX
Doctor :   Can you describe the nature of the pain?
User :   WELL ITS HARD TO IDENTFY BUT IN MY KNEE IS A SHAP AND DULL PAIN IN MY SHIN ITS LIKE A THROBIN PAIN I CANT REALLY EXLAIN TO WELL IN MY ANKELS BUT IT HURTS LIKE HELL N TINGLES A LOT
User :   IN MY SHIN ITS ON THE FRONT ON MY LEG AND ON THE SIDE OF MY LEFT LEGS IT ON THE LEFT
User :   SAME ON MY RIGHT SIDE SIDE OF MY LEG
Doctor :   Which part of the limb was affected due to stress fracture?
User :   WELL ITS WAS JUST MY SHIN THEN IT SPREADED EVERY THING BELLOW MY MY KNEES ALSO MY KNEES
Doctor :   Which side of the limb is aching?
Doctor :   Do you have joint swelling?
User :   WELL MY ANKLE AND WHOLE LEG IS
User :   NO
Doctor :   I mean which side, is the pain located to the right or the left or both the limbs?
Doctor :   Do you feel stiffness when you walk?
Doctor :   Have you been evaluated by a doctor?
User :   ON MY LEFT LEG ITS ON THE LEFT SIDE ON RIGHT IT ON MY LEFT SIDE
User :   YES A LITTLE
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   I SEEN A ORTHO PR=EDIC OVER A YEAR AGO
Doctor :   May I know if the reports of the bone scan are normal?
Doctor :   Do you have back ache?
Doctor :   Do you have any problems while urinating?
User :   HE SAID I STRES FRACTURES I NEED TO REST THEM BUT THAT WA SOVER A YEAR AGO N I HAVED DID THAT ANY LITTLE TAPS HURTS I=N I THINK I GOT CARTLIGDE DAMAGE
User :   NO
User :   N NO
Doctor :   Have you got blood tests, hormone levels checked?
User :   NO
User :   WAT DOES TATGOT TO DO WITH ANYTHING
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Let me explain it to you.
User :   OK
Doctor :   Since I cannot perform an examination on you, I would not be able to give you an exact cause for your symptoms.
User :   OK THEN ITS A RIPOFF THEN
Doctor :   However, from the brief history that you have provided, it appears to be due to traumatic/degenerative changes that would have occured causing your symptoms.
User :   WHATS IS THAT'
Doctor :   You would need evaluation for presence of any other probable causes that is effecting the delay in the healing of the fractures.
User :   OOK THANKS
Doctor :   It would involve checking the calcium levels and other minerals.
User :   OK
Doctor :   In the mean time, you would need pain killers, physiotherapy and sufficient rest to help improving the pain.
Doctor :   This may have to be followed with regular orthopaedic check ups to determine the level of improvement.
User :   OK KOOL
Doctor :   It would be a slow and gradual purpose.
Doctor :   * I mean process.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   OK YES I HAVE
Doctor :   Do you have any other query that I can assist you with?
User :   NOPE
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
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