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Injury to R foot 6m ago. Disuse atrophy to lower leg. Muscle twitching along inner aspect of foot, now up to inside of leg to calf. Suggestions?

Injury to R foot 6m ago.  Disuse atrophy to lower leg.  Muscle twitching along inner aspect of foot, now up to inside of leg to calf.  Suggestions?

If the disuse: Is secondary to cast you may have nerve damage from the cast. I would recommend physical therapy. You must get that foot and leg moving. You may want to get a baseline EMG/NCV study and of course follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

Atrophy (Definition)

Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more


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I am having numbness and tingling in my hands, legs and feet. Also muscle atrophy in my lower legs. What's going on?

I am having numbness and tingling in my hands, legs and feet.  Also muscle atrophy in my lower legs.  What's going on?

See details: There are several causes of these symptoms in individuals your age including spinal cord or spinal nerve compression secondary to osteoarthritis. Have a neurologist evaluate the problem. ...Read more

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I have periferal neuropathy in my lower legs, but now I have muscular atrophy in my upper legs, what can I do about the atrophy?

I have periferal neuropathy in my lower legs, but now I have muscular atrophy in my upper legs, what can I do about the atrophy?

Some reasons:: Sounds like a fairly progressive problem which needs to be clearly diagnosed. You could possess an immune inflammatory neuropathy which could readily respond to ivig, or you might have a motor neuron disorder, or you might possess a cauda equine syndrome, instead of a neuropathy. In short, this needs concerted expert attention. See a neuromuscular specialist at your nearby medical school. ...Read more

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How to improve atrophic scars on the shins? I have several small indentations from injuries on my lower legs. My derm says there is nothing I can do!

How to improve atrophic scars on the shins? I have several small indentations from injuries on my lower legs. My derm says there is nothing I can do!

Derm is correct: So you have some scars on your legs. I have some, too. They are from football, but people prefer my exciting war stories. My friends all wish they had some of their own. ...Read more

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Vibrating feeling in lower legs?

Vibrating feeling in lower legs?

Legs vibrating????: Unclear what you mean "vibrating feeling". If episodic and no other symptoms then i wouldn't worry about it. As an interest, do you often have a computer on your lap and/or keep a phone in your pants pocket or on your belt? ...Read more

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Pain and swelling of lower legs?

Pain and swelling of lower legs?

Post op swelling: You list arthroscopic surgery. It it was recent, this may be the cause. In either case elevate the legs above your heart and use support hose. ...Read more

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What makes lower legs hard as tree trunks?

Many: Legs can feel heavy and hard when pts are in heartfailure , hypothyroidism, lymphedema, and severe venous insuffiency. ...Read more

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What can burning and numbness in lower legs mean?

What can burning and numbness in lower legs mean?

?neuropathy: There are a number of possibilities if persistent you must see your md. ...Read more

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What can cause pain in lower legs, tingling pain.?

What can cause pain in lower legs, tingling pain.?

Variable : Could be peripheral neuropathy, referred symptoms from lumbar stenosis or disc herniation, blood vessel insufficiency. Depends perhaps on what activities cause symptoms to get better or worse, whether diabetes is present, etc. A thorough exam may reveal answers. ...Read more