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I have painful/weak knees - which practitioner is best to see?

Please Note: This is not a diagnosis, it is being provided to help you and a health care professional understand possible causes of your condition. You must see a local professional for an ...
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Why do toenails turn black after impact?

What you have is called a subungual hematoma; that's just a fancy way of saying a collection of blood under the nail. It may happen with any kind of direct trauma, including (perhaps the worst?) a ...
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What sort of damage would someone get from a 80ft drop?

First off, she would be killed instantly. There wouldn't be any question of what might kill her "ultimately" because ultimately would be the moment she hit the ground. Yes, there have been people who ...
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Is it possible to get a cut from being elbowed in the head?

There are a few different types of injury to the skin. You can have a contusion (Bruise), abrasion (scrape), puncture, laceration or incision. The injury that you suffered is a laceration, as opposed ...
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How does lightning damage the body?

H = IxIxR Where H is the amount of heat produced when a current of I is flown through a conductor of resistance R. The resistance of human body may be as high as 100,000 ohms. An average bolt ...
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What is asking patients whether they know the current day for?

It was an assessment of your mental status. It's usually among the first questions an EMT will ask. The purpose is to determine if your are mentally alert and oriented. The reasons for this assessment ...
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Why do toenails turn black after impact?

It's much the same as any other traumatic impact, it's a collection of blood from ruptured vessels. In the skin, it appears as a bruise. When under the nail, it appears as a black shape, usually a ...
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Why are backboards no longer used as spinal immobilization devices?

I took a quick look at the National Registry site, and their practice tests still show protocols and usage questions for backboard application, so if it is a new national EMS policy, then it isn't ...
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Does eating any kind of seafood lengthen the healing time of an injury?

There is some weak evidence that high intake of fish high in omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA (salmon, mackerel, roe, anchovies, tuna, herring, sablefish, sardines) or fish oil capsules might delay ...
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Consistency of fingerprint after an injury

The skin has 2 layers: epidermis (the outer) and dermis (the inner). Sliding down the rope may cause an abrasion in which only the epidermis is damaged. Scars develop only when the dermis is damaged. ...
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A swollen body organ filled with fluid

There are a couple of terms you could use. You don't need to be technical with a doctor or anyone else. "Edema" means (from link): A local or generalized condition in which body tissues ...
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What sort of damage would someone get from a 80ft drop?

I agree with @Carey Gregory's answer. I can tell you how a man falling only 30 feet landing on his back on concrete died. A 30 year old male working on the underside (?) of a bridge, unsecured, fell ...
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Put a finger in it? When is it appropriate to stop a bleed with your finger?

Putting your fingers in a wound is going to inflict severe pain on the casualty. There are ways you can apply direct pressure on an arterial wound, even if it is on the upper thigh. It is possible ...
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Should a chiropractor be called if my neck is (moderately) out of alignment?

Under no circumstances should you ever allow chiropractic manipulation of the neck unless you're interested causing a stroke or paralysis. There is an artery that exits between two cervical vertebrae. ...
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Are there any examples that gave a person new mental abililities after a head injury?

An accident left Derek Amato with a severe concussion and a surprising ability to play the piano. One theory is that his brain reorganized, making accessible existing memories of music. Another is ...
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What is the clear liquid that builds up inside a blister?

Is this what you mean? If so, then yes, it is a blister. Wikipedia entry on blister explains what it is. The clear liquid is blood plasma. It is there to prevent further damage to the tissue and ...
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Can a sunburn increase your resting heart rate?

One word: dehydration. You spent a day out in the sun, exerting yourself, and probably didn't maintain your normal level of hydration. Consequently, you're mildly dehydrated (or, more properly, ...
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How does the injury classification system work?

Shock is a specific condition with a number of different causes. However the rest, when used in the general parlance are subjective descriptions of the severity of a person's condition, and they ...
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I have painful/weak knees - which practitioner is best to see?

In addition to the above answer that provides guidance on some things to take into consideration when discussing this with your doctor/therapist, I will recommend how to approach seeking the right ...
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Current Theories on Ice vs. Heat for injuries

There is only marginal evidence of RICE (rest, ice, elevation and compression) improving recovery in injuries. For example, in a review of 22 studies of ankle injuries, ice and elevation had only ...
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location of injury occurence and are these injuries logical?

Examples of accidents in which the described injuries can occur: Falling from the height (>4 m) on the hard surface, especially when trying to ease the impact with the hands (Here's one military ...
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Can your finger bones grow thicker after extreme pressure or use?

Bones and tendons take quite a long time to condition due to pressure. Generally the remodelling you do see see happens over a prolonged period of time. The sort you see most frequently is in athletes,...
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Does skeletal muscle injury cause hypertrophy or atrophy?

The answer is hypertrophy, but if the injury is disabling, then it will lead to muscle atrophy due to disuse. Note that body builders lift weight until causing minor injury. https://www.unm.edu/~...
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What is the name of this medical item?

It appears that you are describing gel tube toe/finger bandage which can be cut to size. Medipaq and Dykook are 2 brands I know of.
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What would you call the following type of injury?

As the OP has verified in the comments, the injury is in fact called an abrasion. Quick Overview Abrasion is a wound caused by rubbing or scraping the skin or a mucous membrane; a “skinned knee” ...
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What would you call the following type of injury?

I think you are discussing about ABRASION...it's what called the injury caused by rubbing over rough surfaces with your skin peeled off..search images for abrasion to confirm it.Also look for ...
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What happens when a person gets the wind knocked out of them?

Winded (Solar Plexus Syndrome) Blow to abdomen region Compresses solar plexus or nerves behind stomach Diaphragm contracts and spasms. Which also may explain the rushing out of air. Yes.It is how ...
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Is operation the only solution to an ACL injury?

Though most people do get surgery to reconstruct their torn ACL, it is possible to regain full ability of your knee without surgery. Just through rehabilitation, you can totally recover from a torn ...
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Could being rear-ended result in numbness and tingling in my leg nearly two years later?

I will not get into the possible association between your symptoms and treadmill or any possible etiologies regarding your symptoms. However, I am fairly certain that your numbness has nothing to do ...
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