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My husband has been having these stabbing pains on the right side of his head like behind his eye. This comes very sudden and only lasts a few seconds, but is very painful. This has been goin on for 2 weeks. It also is making the vision in his right eye blurry. He has been to the er and they just give him pain meds that don\'t work. He is a truck driver so he can\'t take to much that makes him sleepy. What could the problem be? Angela.
It's time for your husband to see his own doctor and get these headache checked out. They could be ice pick headaches, but the blurry vision isn't common with ice pick headaches, and the only person who can safely give your husband a diagnosis and tell him what to do about them is a doctor who can review his medical history, discuss his symptoms, and examine him in person. You can find some information about ice pick headaches in Ice Pick Heada...
Everyone who goes into surgery for a total knee replacement (TKR) knows the leg is weak from pain and disuse. When and how does muscle strength come back after the operation? Studies show that many patients have weakness and loss of function that can go on for years. Electrical stimulation of the muscles improves strength in young adults. What effect will it have on older adults after a TKR? Physical therapists enrolled patients who were having both knees replaced at the same time in a study of electrical stimulation. Having subjects with both knees replaced gave researchers a chance to use electrical stimulation on only one side. Results were then compared to the patients' own knee that did not get electrical stimulation. Two groups were formed in this study. One group received the same exercises for both legs. The other group received neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES). The NMES group did exercise on one side and exercise along with NMES on the weaker leg. Everyone started th...
Hip problems can be intraarticular (inside the joint) or extraarticular (outside the joint). Arthroscopy can be used to diagnose intraarticular conditions. Arthroscopy is done with the patient under anesthesia. The surgeon inserts a long, thin needle into the joint. A tiny TV camera on the end of the sope shows what's inside the joint. Changes in the tissues, damage to the bone, or loose pieces of cartilage or bone can be seen. In this review article, surgeons identify who can benefit most from a hip arthroscopy. First, patients with hip pain that persists despite treatment are considered good candidates. Second, signs and symptoms of an intraarticular problem supports the need for arthroscopy. This can include groin pain or upper thigh pain that goes down the leg. Locking, popping, and/or loss of motion are symptoms of an intraarticular hip problem. The doctor's diagnosis and decision to do arthroscopy are based on a physical exam, X-rays, CT scan, or MRI. X-rays only show the true cau...
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