Doctor insights on:
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Neuropathy: Usually affects both feet. However it can be seen in one foot as well but its not common. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- The affect of hill sprints on leg muscles
- Can leg claudication affect my sexual performance?
- Term affects lack oxygen legs emphysema
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- What is the long term affects of a post thrombotic leg?
- Long term affects post thrombotic leg
- How will restless legs syndrome affect other parts of my body?
- What are the long term affects of lack of oxygen to legs in emphysema?
- Alcohol affect leg claudication