Questions and Answers from Dr Siow Hua Ming
The swelling can take several weeks to resolve as the injury can be quite traumatic. You can also have injuries to the meniscus and cartilage as well, which increase the swelling further and result in a longer time to recover. You should proceed with surgery if possible as that will give you the best outcome and resolution of your symptoms.
It is quite common to have clicks in the neck when doing neck exercises, you should not be alarmed by this. Neck exercises will help your stiff neck, but they must be performed a few times daily for several weeks to achieve full effect. You may want to be supervised during this period by a physiotherapist. If there is no improvement after this time, you should certainly see an orthopaedic doctor for further assessment.
It is possible that the neck pain is related to the back strain, especially if the neck was injured at the same time.
You can take painkillers and do neck exercises for the stiffness and pain. Other options to treat the neck include physiotherapy and shockwave therapy.
Kram tungkai bisa terjadi akibat aktivitas berlebihan, dehidrasi, ketidakseimbangan elektrolit, pengobatan, atau aliran darah yang buruk ke tungkai.
Pada kebanyakan kasus, tidak ada penyebab pasti yang dapat ditemukan.
Hal ini cukup umum terjadi ketika Anda bertambah usia.
Pada kasus Anda, riwayat kanker otak sebelumnya, dan perawatan kanker bisa menyebabkan Anda menjadi lebih rentan terhadap kram.
Penting juga untuk memastikan bahwa tidak terjadi kanker rekurens (berulang/kambuh). Silakan kunjungi neurologis (dokter spesialis saraf) atau dokter spesialis bedah saraf Anda segera untuk memastikan diagnosis.
You may have a frozen shoulder. This occurs when there is inflammation within the shoulder joint and it results in pain and stiffness. Usually this resolves with a period of physiotherapy.
You may also have inflammation or a tear of one of the tendons in the shoulder. You will require medical attention for this.
Please see an orthopaedic specialist for further assessment.
Vitamin B12 can relieve sciatica if you have a deficiency of vitamin B12, and if there are no other investigated causes for it.
You have to rule out any pressure on the sciatic nerve from a slipped disc, bone spurs, tumour, spine malalignment or tightness of the muscles around the nerve.
You will also need to check your vitamin B12 levels to see if you have a deficiency.
If so, you will require B12 supplementation in the form of tablets or injections to restore your B12 levels.