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supine leg exercises for the elderly

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
38 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Either: This positioning isn’t significant as long as the muscle is maintained at adequate stretch. Cramps will shorten part or all of the muscle and stretc ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Pls give more info: Is the swelling in only one leg? Is it discolored as in a bruise? Is the swelling firm? soft? tender? Let us know & we can help.
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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
36 years experience Pediatrics
Blood vessels: Any significant trauma to the veins or lymphatics after even a minor trauma can cause swelling in elderly oatients
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
29 years experience Phlebology
Treat vein disease: Varicose veins and vein disease are easily treated at any age to prevent problems from worsening. Seek a phlebologist to help treat vein problems in t ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
44 years experience Psychiatry
A nerve disorder-yes: It is a very difficult to treat disorder which causes large muscle groups to twitch spontaneously ... Usually the legs, usually at night. The difficu ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
37 years experience Family Medicine
Can be poor veins: A common change as people get older is for the blood vessels in the legs to get weaker and often damaged. Poor vein function (varicose veins, venous i ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
1st find cause: Before discussing treatment options, we always need to figure out cause of problem. Swollen legs could be due to blood clot, kidney failure, heart fai ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
34 years experience Geriatrics
Stasis: Common cause may be stasis dermatitis brought on by weak veins in the legs. Fluid builds up in legs and cause inflammation and redness. This may respo ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
51 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Wash with water!: Desetin or zinc oxide is kind of sticky and is hard to remove, even though it is a good barrier cream. Washing with water and soap will get rid of it. ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Keep moving: Two things to consider. First, consider further testing to ensure see if the back and leg pain you have may be more than just related to your connec ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
With pain?: Can't say for certain but need to consider the the differential - fracture but you had an MRI of something? tendon, ligament or muscle pull. It is ... Read More

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