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Could bowed legs affect running?

Could bowed legs affect running?

Yes: Every runner has their own form, and the shape of your legs will certainly affect your form. Although you may not technically be as "efficient" a runner as someone without bowed legs, thousands of excellent runners have leg variations. Bowed legs may increase your risk of injury, so make sure you are fitted for correct shoes and have a reputable running store observe your gait. ...Read more

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How does alcohol affect leg claudication?

How does alcohol affect leg claudication?

Decreases risk: Several studies have shown a protective effect of moderate alcohol consumption towards claudication. Men who drank 1-2 drinks/day and women who drank 0.5-1 drinks/day had a lower risk of claudication. ...Read more

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Can leg claudication affect my sexual performance?

Can leg claudication affect my sexual performance?

Depends: On whether you use your legs during sex. Certainly, blockage of the arteries to the legs can be associated with blockage of the arteries to the penis. Viagra (sildenafil) and similar drugs dilate these arteries compensating for partial blockage allowing for erection. ...Read more

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Can varus legs affect my physical activities?

Can varus legs affect my physical activities?

Depends!: A varus deformity means "turning in of a bone." It can apply to several joints. Sounds like you mean knees (knockknees)? How severe is the curve? Have you noticed a problem? Ask again and tell us a bit more. ...Read more

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Can raynauds affect the legs?

Can raynauds affect the legs?

Yes: Although it is more commonly seen the hands, raynauds can affect the feet as well. ...Read more

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How will restless legs syndrome affect other parts of my body?

How will restless legs syndrome affect other parts of my body?

RLS plus: Restless leg syndrome usually affects only the lower extremities but often, when treated with medication, the same symptoms can migrate to the upper extremities and rarely the trunk muscles. Treatment becomes more difficult when this occurs, often requiring higher doses of suppressive medication. There is no cure. But if a sleep disorder is detected, correcting that disorder may help. ...Read more

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Does potassium effect restless leg syndrome?

Does potassium effect restless leg syndrome?

Yes: Potassium will work w other minerals to help heal the cells that r not functioning to their potential because of inflammation. ...Read more

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Does magnesium cause achy legs?

Does magnesium cause achy legs?

Unlikely: Magnesium is actually used to treat leg cramps that occur during pregnancy. It should not cause this type of aching. ...Read more

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Can spinal problems also affect the legs?

Can spinal problems also affect the legs?

Yes: Herniated disc with nerve root compression/ irritation may result in leg pain. Spinal stenosis may result in neurogenic clarification of the legs. Spondylosis thesis, ankylosing spondylitis, bone and spinal cords rumors are among other causes and these are not inclusive. ...Read more

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Can flat feet affect hip alignment?

Can flat feet affect hip alignment?

Yes: The lower is a closed kinetic chain what happens to one area effects the others. ...Read more

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Can neuropathy affect just one limb (e.G-left leg just below knee)?

Can neuropathy affect just one limb (e.G-left leg just below knee)?

Yes: Neuropathy can be in just a finger or toe , arm or leg or many places all the same time. It depends on the cause which determines location and extent ...Read more

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Does tarsal tunnel syndrome affect your leg also besides your foot?

Does tarsal tunnel syndrome affect your leg also besides your foot?

It could: The nerve that is entrapped in tarsal tunnel originates well above so there could be a cause further up the extremity or even the back. Abnormal signals can radiate to leg. Additionally the tarsal tunnel pain could be affecting tendons and even blood vessels that originate in the leg. ...Read more

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Why do long arms negatively affect bench press?

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Why do long arms negatively affect bench press?

Physics: The longer your arms are, the longer the distance the weights have to travel from your chest to the full extension length of your arms. This takes more time and energy which will lessen the number of reps you can do compared to someone with shorter arms, all else being equal of course. ...Read more

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Can sciatica just affect the buttock?

Can sciatica just affect the buttock?

Yes: Sciatica is used to describe a pinched nerve in the lumbar spine and the symptoms can present themselves through out the hip, buttock and leg regions. ...Read more

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Can the sciatic nerve affect both sides?

Can the sciatic nerve affect both sides?

Wrong concept: There is a sciatic nerve in both legs. The sciatic nerve is formed primarily by branches of the lumbar 5 &sacral one nerve roots as they emerge from the lower spinal canal. An issue affecting the spinal canal or some problem large enough to affect the lumbar plexi in the pelvis bilaterally can cause bilateral sciatic distribution motor, pain or sensory functions. ...Read more

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Does running worsen varicose veins on legs?

Does running worsen varicose veins on legs?

Not really: Running/walking activates the calf muscle pump which propels the blood return from the legs. The exercise activity dilates the vv and makes them more prominent and may result in increased sensitivity and the use of compression hose will lessen the discomfort. Running will not worsen the vv, but standing, sitting long periods will do so. ...Read more

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What causes leg cramps in both legs?

What causes leg cramps in both legs?

Yes: Although most commonly affecting the lower legs, restless leg syndrome can also affect the lower back and arms. The symptoms tend to be worse at night and also with inactivity and are accompanied by an urge to move. Moving only temporarily alleviates the symptoms. ...Read more

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Can crossing your legs while sitting cause neuropathy and varicose veins?

Can crossing your legs while sitting cause neuropathy and varicose veins?

Unlikely.: I doubt that crossing of the legs will lead to either neuropathy or varicose veins. For neuropathy to occur, it would mean that there was pressure on a nerve to cause the problem. This would be quite difficult to happen with simple leg crossing. Varicose veins are due to malfunctioning valves and crossing of the legs will not damage the valves although it could decrease the venous return. ...Read more

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