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Asymmetric Limbs (Overview)

Asymmetric limbs is a symptom if a person's limbs are very asymmetric or unusually asymmetric. Limb asymmetry means the left arm (or leg) and the right arm (or leg) are not mirror images of one another. Most normal people have a little asymmetry of the limbs.


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What causes chronic limb pain after amputation?

What causes chronic limb pain after amputation?

Nerves: Phantom pains occurs after an amputation and is related to the nerves being cut during the amputation. It is unclear exactly why they occur but one of the possibilities is that the brain "memorized" the pain so it is still present even when the part of the body is removed. It usually improves with time after an amputation. If it does not meds to treat nerve pain are helpful. ...Read more

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Asymmetric Limbs (Overview)

Asymmetric limbs is a symptom if a person's limbs are very asymmetric or unusually asymmetric. Limb asymmetry means the left arm (or leg) and the right arm (or leg) are not mirror images of one another. Most normal people have a little asymmetry of the limbs.


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What's it mean to have phantom limb?

Phantom limb: Having sensations in a limb that has been amputated. ...Read more

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How do doctors treat a 82 year old women with pvd and gout with limb swelling?

How do doctors treat a 82 year old women with pvd and gout with limb swelling?

Meds, etc.: Typically with PVD and gout you will be put on medications to decrease the uric acid and gout. Though probably more effective would be a cortisone injection to the area to reduce the swelling and redness and symptoms. See your podiatrist. ...Read more

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How can phantom limb pain be treated?

How can phantom limb pain be treated?

Drugs: From a pharmacotherapeutic standpoint, phantom pain can be treated with Neurontin (gabapentin) ot Lyrica (pregabalin) for fairly good results. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for fixed abnormal limb posturing?

What is the best treatment for fixed abnormal limb posturing?

Treat posturing: Passive range of motion administered by a physical therapist, serial casting to increase range of motion. Medications such as dantrium, (dantrolene) Baclofen or members of the valium family can help. Injections of Botox may help to improve range of motion. Speak to a physiatrist, a doctor specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation. ...Read more

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Are there any alternate good alternative treatments for periodic limb movement?

Are there any alternate good alternative treatments for periodic limb movement?

Usually need no rx: Periodic limb movements are usually harmless and need no treatment. Lots of people have them. Rarely, they may cause insomnia or excessive sleepiness and may need treatment. Medicines like ropinirole or Pramipexole might help. If they do not, there are other medicines that might help. ...Read more

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Have severe lower extremity pain in both legs no injury been going on for awhile pain getting worse taking to much tylenol (acetaminophen) to get rid of pain help?

Have severe lower extremity pain in both legs no injury been going on for awhile pain getting worse taking to much tylenol (acetaminophen) to get rid of pain help?

Leg pain could be: From a number of things, especially if it is on both legs. We always want to rule out blood clots, but usually that is accompanied by swelling as well. Another possible cause would be neuropathic pain, which would be common in diabetics. Medications are another source of muscle pain. I would have you follow up with your primary so they can figure out what might be the cause. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have severe limb pain. It is unbearable. What drugs?

I have severe limb pain. It is unbearable. What drugs?

Limb pain: This may be a condition known as crps (chronic regional pain syndrome). If in the early stages, epidural injections can prove very helpful. Otherwise, see a pain specialist for treatment. ...Read more

Extremity (Definition)

Is appendage or body part that extends from the main body, such as arms or ...Read more