Michael D. Watson, MD
Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
- orthopedic surgery
- sports medicine
Location and Office HoursBenjamin William Begley MD
2901 Old Jacksonville
Springfield, IL 62704
- CIGNA HealthCare
- HMO Illinois (BC/BS of IL)
- PersonalCare Insurance of Illinois
- United Healthcare
- Memorial Medical Center
- St John's Hospital
What is the risk of injury from a horse accident?
Jeanne Morrison, PhD, Family Medicine, answeredThe risk of injury does not usually involve expertise but is related to cumulative exposure. Those riders who ride six or more times a year have reported a 13% lifetime rate of being hospitalized. It has been averaged that the injury rate is 0.4-0.6 per 1,000 riding hours. The answer to safe riding is to accept this reality and protect yourself while riding a horse.
Is there a treatment for burning feet?
If you have a burning sensation in your feet the most likely cause is nerve damage in the feet that can gradually ascend upwards if a cause is not found and reversed or treated. Therefore, it is of paramount importance to be evaluated by a neurologist who can look for reversible or treatable causes of neuropathy.
That being said, treatment of that burning sensation can start with oral neuropathic pain medications such as gabapentin or pregabalin. Other medications from the anti-seizure and anti-depressant medication classes are also often used. There are also neuropathic creams that can be rubbed onto the feet that have ingrediants such as capsaicin (a chemical from hot peppers) and topical anesthetics such as lidocaine,prilocaine or ketamine. these may be a good option for those who don't tolerate the side effects of oral medications such as sleepiness, weight gain, or extremity swelling.Helpful? 3 people found this helpful.
How does flaccid paralysis affect the body?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
Flaccid paralysis can be painful, and typically the pain is centered in your arms, legs, or back. If you have this condition, you would feel extreme weakness in your limbs. It could also affect the muscles in your lungs. Flaccid paralysis is often seen after strokes (CVA’s).
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