My 18-year-old son was skiing and twisted his left knee. His binding did not release and he felt a pop. We returned to Miami and got an MRI scan that does show an ACL tear and an MCL tear with an avulsion fracture.
The navicular bone, when injured, is very slow to heal as it has a poor micro circulation. Stress fractures can be caused by repetitive stresses and when playing basketball, this bone is subject to stresses five to seven times your body weight.
Reader: I am 60 and like to bike and walk. For three months, I have had pain on the outside of my left hip. At first, it hurt after I walked or biked. Now, it hurts daily and is worse when I lay on that hip at night.
Patient: I am a 50-year-old runner who has had pain in my Achilles tendon for six months. It bothers me at the start of a run and continues to improve until after I am done, when I experience severe pain and stiffness.
It is very common to develop rotator cuff tendinitis, an overuse injury, from working out. Commonly, your shoulder starts to hurt at the extremes of motion and as a result, you then avoid moving the shoulder to these motion limits.
Patient: I have been working out regularly for six months. Lately, when I have been doing upper body exercises, I start to have pain and numbness that travels all the way down my right arm into my little and ring finger.