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I had a seizure yesterday and my ankle locked up and it was twisted to the side and it still hurts. what should I do?

I had a seizure yesterday and my ankle locked up and it was twisted to the side and it still hurts. what should I do?

Rest: Sometimes injuries can occur during a seizure and it sounds as if you sustained an injury to your ankle. I would try conservative care with rest, ice, elevation, and compression along with gentle stretching but if there is no improvement in 2-3 days please see your health care provider for further guidance and management. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)

A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more


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(Hydrocodoe/Acetaminophine) for 14 days after ankle surgery. sick for 5 days. I wouldn't take it yesterday and had back spasm/seizure like.

(Hydrocodoe/Acetaminophine) for 14 days after ankle surgery. sick for 5 days. I wouldn't take it yesterday and had back spasm/seizure like.

These may not relate: We may need to hear your actual question but will try our best. IF you are asking can Hydrocodone cause you to be sick after taking it for 2 weeks, the answer is yes. Is the back spasm and seizure related ? most likely no. That may be a function of altered gait and kinetics. Of course it is possible you are having some withdrawal from the med. So feel free to send us your ? & talk to your surgeon ...Read more

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My mother, 65 with chronic diabetes is experincing seizures near the ankle area that results in her tripping while walking, also shows abnormal gait.

My mother, 65 with chronic diabetes is experincing seizures near the ankle area that results in her tripping while walking, also shows abnormal gait.

Needs an exam: I don't know what "seizures near the ankle" means? Without the ability to speak with and examine your mother it's not possible from the limited information to give you any meaningful advice. I strongly suggest that your mother see her physician for a careful evaluation. ...Read more

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My dad is 60 years old he had 5 strokes so far and two days ago he had a seizure. What should we do for him? The E.R. did not give him any medication.

My dad is 60 years old he had 5 strokes so far and two days ago he had a seizure. What should we do for him? The E.R. did not give him any medication.

Should treat this: Although seizures are not normally dangerous- these are things to consider: 1. He should not drive (a seizure makes that dangerous) 2. He should use medication to prevent seizures, since he may have another one 3. stroke risk factors should be addressed A commonly used medicine for this scenario is levetiracetam (keppra) ...Read more

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What is a seizure?

Neuron discharge: Seizures are of many types and result from incoordinated neuron discharges. They can be focal without loss of consciousness or more severe with loss of consciousness as well as uncontrolled motor movements. ...Read more

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What cause a seizures?

What cause a seizures?

Seizure causes: There are around 200, 000 new seizures and epilepsy cases each year, and a cause is only identified in about 30% of those cases. The most common causes include stroke, brain tumors, head injuries, genetic conditions, infections, abnormal sodium or blood sugar levels, etc. Certain factors known to provoke seizures include missing medication doses, alcohol/drugs, sleep deprivation and stress. ...Read more

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Can a seizure be cured?

Can a seizure be cured?

Potentially: Epileptic seizures can only be cured if a neurosurgeon could remove the area causing the seizures. Otherwise, seizures can be managed with medication, vagus nerve stimulator, or avoidance to stimulants that trigger seizures such as flickering lights or other causes of sensory stimulated seizures ...Read more

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What are silent seizures?

What are silent seizures?

No clinical seizure: Pt. Does not show clinical seizure but neurophysiological testing like eeg will show seizure discharges. ...Read more

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What are atonic seizures?

What are atonic seizures?

Loss of tone: Some complex epileptic have drop attacks=fall to the floor because of loss of muscle tone in legs usually have other seizures like tonic= totally stiff or starring spells in same child--or myoclonic seizures like simple jerks of trunk or limb. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Convulsion (Definition)

Convulsions are rhythmic contractions of all muscles in the body, which create a violent rhythmic motion. A common type of convulsion is ...Read more