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Buzzing Feet Compression
I have recently had surgery on my spine to relieve compression. I am now suffering from a swollen left foot which has suddenly started having a buzzing sensation under my foot - Should I be worried?
Pinched nerve: To receive an answer that will be more helpful for you, you need to give more information...Your health status, any problems such as gout, diabetes or blood pressure concerns. You should state how long it has been a problem and what you do to make it feel better. Also tells us what it looks like. Is it discolored, swollen or point tender. The more you tell the better the answer. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I have diabeties and can't walk no more then 10 feet also what do you suggest if I have 2 blowed disks in my lower back with nerve compression can that keep me from walking?
Paresthesias in the foot just represent nerve compression somewhere, not damage, so can be ignored?
See a doctor: Should never be ignored since it is abnormal. ...Read more
How can I tell the difference between numb patches on my feet caused by shoe/use compression or by more ominous causes?
Probably not shoes: A numb patch by a shoe is going to be either a callus, a wart (both easy enough to see), or go way quickly after the shoes are removed. Sometimes nerves can be damaged more seriously by long term compression, but I would never assume that is the case without a doctor knowing the whole story and saying that was it. The later would be rare. ...Read more
Constant pain in my right foot usually when resting or sitting, usually compression on the top of the foot eases the pain?
Alcoholism or Sugar: This is commonly seen in people who drink too much or who have a chronic illness such as diabetics. ...Read more
The ball of my left foot has been asleep for at least 6hours, I've tried walking, massaging, and warm compressions. What should I do?
I have a swollen arch. What would you recommend to use. I am on my feet a lot and jog a couple of miles each day. Would compression socks help?
SURE!: But so can getting up and walking around the cabin when safe, and while sitting contracting your calf muscles and stretching your legs every 30-60 mins. ...Read more
Extreme swelling in ankles & feet after compression socks swelling controlled bjt can't walk due to pain skin on feet dark blotchy. Scared!
You SHOULD be scared: You could have a really serious problem here. Get to a doctor right away! ...Read more
I have been having blood pulling to my feet can I wear compression stocking. I've also been sedentaryfor 3 months should I see physical therapist?
Go! Go! Go! Go!: Baring any underlying medical conditions or physical limitations, it is to your advantage to get and move. The first step is the hardest but the most important. Set goals and just do it. ...Read more
My toe vein on my left foot hurting so bad. Is it possible to have compression neuropathies in your lower extremeties?
Are there custom made to order prescription compression socks? Foot area too short, heel zone is in middle of foot, not at the heel where it should be.
Yes: Actually quite an industry on them. They vary from ones that you can buy at a medical goods store that are merely different sizes (and maybe slightly different shapes), to wrapping at a physical therapy place. The physical therapist would be able to know about other modalities, BUT this is for swelling / edema. Shoe inserts are from a PODIATRIST. ...Read more
When I would press with my feet on ground I can feel burning feeling in my thigh I don't know if it's nerve compression or muscle spasms?
Drs said I have to be up moving to be able to take off the compression tights, how active do I need to be? They are bruising & hurting my feet/thighs
Normal Activity: You should be up and moving as close to possible to normal, every couple of hours or so (except for a normal 8-10 hours of sleep) to complete everyday activities like toileting, hygiene, meals...Before you remove your compression tights. If you have any doubts, as your doctor. ...Read more
Why do my legs/feet swell after I fly? I've tried walking on plane & compression socks, but when I take them off, they swell up. Swelling lasts days.
Dependent edema: Try moving your feet up and down. In addition take an occasional walk up and down theisle. There is a plexus of veins at the bottom of the feet. Walking helps moving the blood in the plexus and decreases swelling. ...Read more
Bony structure under medial malleolus bilaterally, no pain w/ compression, tibial nerve is palpable, mild flat foot. Could it be misaligned calcaneus?
Pain shoots down the bk of my rt leg when standing, and get bad muscle cramps in foot. No rt compression, but have low back issues. Possible reasons?
Possible muscle entr: It sounds like you may have muscle or nerve entrapment, not necessarily form the spinal cord many spinal and leg muscle may get trapped crossing bony structures and may be producing your symptoms. Orthopedic evaluation and MRI are indicated to further determine the exact cause. ...Read more
Any tips on how deal with legs, feet ache and slight swelling around ankles. Due to standin up all day & not b use to it? Do Compression socks help?
Will compression socks help with sciatica and or calf and tibialis anterior pain between the base of leg and top of the foot?
Not likely all: Depending on cause of leg pain (varicose veins/muscle strain, for ex.) compression socks may help, but are not likely to help nerve pain or sciatica (which could have several causes).The pains may/may not be related. A good history & physical incl. Osteopathic hands-on exam may find cause (s) & determine treatment which may incl. Manipulation, prolotherapy, neuroprolotherapy, meds, etc. ...Read more
Could you tell me why my legs and feet an hands are swollen and they hurt so often? Would it be okay to wear compression stockings to bed?
Swelling: If you are as described you should see your doctor and be evaluated. That state is not normal and could indicate various abnormalities. ...Read more
I am wearing compression stockings because of swelling, now the top of my right foot is numb and my big toe. Could this be from the stockings?
Unilateral lower leg swelling. Wear compression socks and elevate feet for saphenous reflux, leg remains same size. Might swelling not be vascular?
No: You have venous stasis. Any other swelling can be like abscess formation, muscle herniation. Fracture, and if you have the above trust me you will know it right away. My advice if you have good arterial flow get 30-40mmHg compression sock and use them. Cut salt from diet and elevate feet when at rest ...Read more
How do compression stocking help with achy legs? Just got some today, I'm In RT school and my veins bulge out of one of my legs now from being on feet
By compressing veins: & potentially decreasing edema (local ↑ in extracellular water). However, important to not have tourniquet band/effect at top which will undo any benefit; best support from waist/garter belt. Also best to keep moving. Movement is what powers the venous pump so that blood stair-steps through venous valves back to heart, rather than stretching out the veins resulting in varicose veins over time. ...Read more
What type of doctor do I see for my post dvt leg symptoms & pain. Pain getting worse as I age. Use compression sock already. Can't put feet up at work?
A vascular surgeon can evaluate your condition and suggest options for you. You may benefit from a higher degree of compression or perhaps an alternative type of compression such as a Circaid garment.
It is also advisable to evaluate for possibly correctable venous problems. ...Read more
Hips down to feet ache/hurt/swollen ankles. Wear mild compression socks to knees. Remove socks about 1-2 hrs symptoms start. Help!! ?
Maybe: Blood clots are possible and could just be swollen and painful. Best advice is get examined please at the emergency room for an ultrasound. Good luck ...Read more
Does sciatica always come from the lumbar region? Can you get sciatica radiating down the buttock to leg into the foot from nerve compression in the calf?
Sciatica: Is not caused by nerve compression in the lower leg. You must have been issued a faulty owners manual. You had it right the first time. You can also get sciatica from compression of the nerve in the pelvis or upper thigh (in which case discomfort in the buttocks would not occur. ...Read more
I woke up today and the vein on the top of my foot is bulging and in a lot of pain. I tried wearing a compression sock to see if that helped and it did but made my toes numb. What could be causing this?
Needs evaluation.: A tender bulging vein suggests an inflammation of the vein which is called superficial thrombophlebitis. This can be to localized trauma or to even a poorly fitting shoe. Whether or not the pain is the cause of your discomfort, you should be evaluated by a vein specialist. The numbness in the foot could be due to the stocking being too tight. ...Read more
Diagnosed Interdigital nerve compression 4th/5th but hypersensitive little toe/foot, can't tolerate shoes, whole foot now becoming numb. Misdiagnosed?
Flight attendant 4 mnths. 34 yo. 15-20+mmhg compression hosiery. Feet still swelling. Spider veins side leg just above knee since late 20s. Recommend?
Depends on: Severity of swelling and your blood pressure. I doubt that your spider veins have any effect on swelling, unless you have large varicose veins. Ask your doctor for any suggestions on leg exercise or even a mild diuretic. If it is unilateral and painful swelling, dvt is a possiblity. ...Read more
Spinal canal narrowing no cord compression seen on MRI but could this cause my sciatica pain to go all way down to near outside ankle of right foot?
Possible: Depending on which nerves are getting compressed with the spinal canal narrowing it could cause the pain you are complaining about. See a Spine Specialist to determine what care you need. ...Read more
Compression fracture plus car scratched me and when I stepped out on my foot it feels like it breaks I need a doctor who is willing to trea 9702764101?
Recommend: That you use the Health Tap Prime or Concierge sites as we don't provide treatment on the Health Education portion of Health Tap. ...Read more
I have verticose veins on legs and feet and have poor blood circulation doctor recommended some med. Compression stock. Need help with very cold feet?
Vericose veins: Agreed - these are 2 different problems and need 2 solutions. See your vascular doc for help ...Read more
35 wks pregnant severe edema feet/ankles legs feet painful no improvement 4days of rest, elevate, compression, walkin, water, no protein b/p normal imobile
Keep Gyn close.: If your BP is normal and there’s no protein in your urine, then this could be simply related to pressure upon the inferior vena cava by the enlarging uterus. That and the immobility. But just stay in close contact with your Gynecologist. Get your BP and urine checked often for the next few weeks. Try to walk around. ...Read more
Superficial peroneal nerve compression syndrome is there a cure? Leg hurts knee swollen foot tingling numb for a month speclist app 3 weeks
May need surgical op: May need surgical therapy. This is a complex problem and requires special expertise. The diagnosis must be clear. There may also be causalgia complicating this. It appears you have other medical problems which need perspective ...Read more
Why am I having compression fractures in my spine along with pain in pelvic area, muscle spasms in feet, legs, and tendon area?
See your doctor: All those symptoms appear unrelated. It is very unusual for someone of your age to have spinal compression fractures without significant trauma. So if you really do have compression fractures, you need to find out what is causing those fractures? You will need to undergo a physical exam, and various diagnostic work-up, to understand what's is causing these issues. ...Read more
Have varicose veins & saphenous vein valve not working. Why worse when using compression stocking or sitting/elevating leg? Heaviness, tingling foot.
Varicose vein Rx.: Varicose veins are due to malfunctioning (refluxing) valves of the saphenous system of veins. Wearing compression hose is a medical management of the veins but it does not treat the underlying valve problem. If compression does not improve your systems or worsens them then you require a closure procedure to seal the leaking valves. See a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation and treatment ...Read more