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Can si joint inflammation cause calf nerve pain?

Can si joint inflammation cause calf nerve pain?

Depends: If you already have sciatica and it involves your si joint too, this nerve goes all the way down to the foot, and can affect any part of the nerve that shoots off from it. To double check, you need to see a PCP/Dr. To get this checked out and see for sure. A sports medicine, or osteopathic (DO) physician are well trained to see this, as are neurologist or orthopedist. Start with your PCP first! ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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Hello Doctor. Why is there inflammation of the muscle? Why does L. interrogans target the calf?

Hello Doctor. Why is there inflammation of the muscle? Why does L. interrogans target the calf?

Doesn't target calf: The initial phase of lesptospirosis has generalized myalgias due to septicemia. At this point it may resemble influenza except for presence of conjunctival suffusion in over 50% of cases, a sign not often found in other febrile illnesses. It may then spread to the central nervous system and cause kidney and liver failure. Mortality may be as high as 50%. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Can a rheumatologic disease cause inflammation/swelling of lower portion of calf with chicken like skin and lack of leg hair isolated to the swelling?

Can a rheumatologic disease cause inflammation/swelling of lower portion of calf with chicken like skin and lack of leg hair isolated to the swelling?

Possibly: I don't know what disease you might have and what test have been done. I do not know if it is one leg or both. I presuem the test showed that you didn't have a blood clot. it is hard to speculate what is going on. Heart and liver problems also have to be considered and a complete history including family surgical medical habits travel, occupation. You might need several doctors to work on this ...Read more

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Inflammation on my ankle, hot and a different sentation continue up my leg. What is it and why?

Inflammation on my ankle, hot and a different sentation continue up my leg. What is it and why?

Ankle hot: There is not enough information to answer your question but it could be gout, trauma, sprain etc. The best way to get to the bottom of this is to see your local podiatrist. There is relief and answers for you there. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had constant lower back and leg pain for 12 hours straight pain medication did not help but inflammation tablets helped?

I had constant lower back and leg pain for 12 hours straight pain medication did not help but inflammation tablets helped?

Radiculopathy: Pain in the low back radiating into the leg, and relieved with anti-inflammatory medication (such as Motrin or aspirin) suggests Sciatica, a form of radiculopathy (a medical condition affecting the root of a spinal nerve).

The most common cause is a herniated or bulging Disc.
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2 inch scar-like indentation on the back of my leg behind knee. Mild inflammation/pain feeling. What could this be?

2 inch scar-like indentation on the back of my leg behind knee. Mild inflammation/pain feeling. What could this be?

Knee pain: Pain behind the knee with swelling could mean an inflamed vein or thrombophlebitis. I would try a cool compress/water to apply on the leg and also would try an anti inflammatory like motrin or advil (ibuprofen) as needed. If you have persistent pain or trouble breathing it might indicate a more serious problem and you should see your doctor about it. Best to see your doctor about it. Good luck! ...Read more

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Was told I have inflammation of cells also have faint red streak going down my leg with lump and pain. Could it be something else?

Ans: I would suggest you see your doctor right away. Could have an infection or a clot better see your doctor ...Read more

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Positive Ana, low ck, high inflammation markers with extreme leg pain but no other abnormalities. Please help me look in the right direction.?

Insufficient info: First I wish you relief, but given the above, you need to start with your own doctor, which you probably had, as you have some lab results, or go to the ER to rule out some serious conditions as venous thrombosis, ischemia or any vascular problem, then look for the other conditions that cause this picture, physical exam and thorough history are needed, good luck ...Read more

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Can MRI tell if there is inflammation/swelling of a muscle in a leg or must it be compared to the other leg?

Can MRI tell if there is inflammation/swelling of a muscle in a leg or must it be compared to the other leg?

MRI can tell: As long as the correct "sequences" were performed. One type of sequence looks specifically for fluid in the soft tissues, and it is very sensitive. You don't need the opposite side compared. If you would like a complete explanation of your MRI, I provide second opinions via HealthTap Concierge @ healthtap. Com/saurbornmd ...Read more

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I have pain and inflammation at the base of my 5th metatarsal on my right leg. Is it an injury to the peroneous tendon? It hurts to walk.

I have pain and inflammation at the base of my 5th metatarsal on my right leg. Is it an injury to the peroneous tendon? It hurts to walk.

Pain: The internet is a wonderful place. However, for the information to be meaningful you need background and knowledge. The right first thing to do is see your podiatrist for an evaluation and x rays. ...Read more

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Laminectomy 2.5 weeks ago. Still having sciatic leg pain. Heat or ice for inflammation around nerve root or both?

Laminectomy 2.5 weeks ago. Still having sciatic leg pain. Heat or ice for inflammation around nerve root or both?

Whatever feels: Comfortable but neither will reach as deep as the nerve root but will help control, more superficial tissue symptoms. Talk to your surgeon about other options for symptom control including physical therapy & medication like anti inflammatories, gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) Amitriptyline, nortriptyline and cymbalta. If pain persists have surgeon reevaluate you by physical exam & possible imaging. ...Read more

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My pm dr put me on medrol (methylprednisolone) pack for my back and leg pain (inflammation)but it hasn't helped AT ALL! What could be going on?

Several possibilitie: You need to see a rheumatologist if your primary care had not helped you especially even with steroids there are several possibilities with little information you have given it is hard to say what is going on ...Read more

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My primary doctor said I have sciatic nerve inflammation and also I have been experiencing restless leg syndrome for the past 2 months is there any re?

Lumbar back pain: Lumbar back pain and sciatica may be caused by compressions at the level of the lumbar spine and sacrum. An appropriate evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon, physical therapist, pain management specialist would lead to clues on treatment. Rls is common in cases of injuries to the spinal cord, and it requires the use of imaging to rule out traumatic lesions and degenerative diseases. ...Read more

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Hi I'm confused on SI joint pain, how far can it travels down the leg? Is the sciatica nerve close enough to the joint to be irrated by inflammation?

Hi I'm confused on SI joint pain, how far can it travels down the leg? Is the sciatica nerve close enough to the joint to be irrated by inflammation?

SI Joint Pain: Can radiate down to the calf in some people. There are referred patterns down the leg via the SI Joint. Typically though SI jt pain is found locally in the buttock/pelvis area.
If there is narrowing of the neuroforamen where the nerve exits then you can have sciatica like pain. ...Read more

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Skin bumps with an ant-bite like inflammation with itching and end up in red tiny blisters after sometime with reduced itching. Started from my leg.

Skin bumps with an ant-bite like inflammation with itching and end up in red tiny blisters after sometime with reduced itching. Started from my leg.

This sounds like a skin condition related to dry skin.: Look up" hyperkeratosis pilaris" in Google and then switch to the images and see if the picture looks like you're rash. If it appears to be a match then you need to do quick bathing so as not to dry out the skin and use a lot of lotion. ...Read more

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Back of right leg - lower 1/3. Intermittent, pulsing, shooting pain at7/10. No inflammation, normal range of motion at ankle. Happens 2-40+ times/day.

Back of right leg - lower 1/3. Intermittent, pulsing, shooting pain at7/10. No inflammation, normal range of motion at ankle. Happens 2-40+ times/day.

Nice description: Nice observations! Look on the net for leg "dermatomes" and for images of nerve sensory distributions in the leg. See if you can correlate your symptoms to a specific nerve or dermatome. Then take this information to your doctor. Pain maybe "neuralgiform" - meaning generated by a nerve. Treatment depends on which nerve (if nerve) and what is affecting it. ...Read more

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How to get rid of my right leg up to my stomach blood clots and inflammation for 10 month, please introduce the latest technology, method or treatment?

No good options: An old blood clot is difficult to remove, unlike a fresh clot. By now it will have organized & stuck to the vessel so cannot be removed. However taking anti/inflammatory medication such as Aspirin and blood thinners & wearing compression stockings will help it slowly get better. ...Read more

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Bruises on leg - derm biopsy report dx: vascular telangiectasias, sparse perivascular lymphocytic inflammation & hemorrhage. What does this mean?

Bruises on leg - derm biopsy report dx: vascular telangiectasias, sparse perivascular lymphocytic inflammation & hemorrhage. What does this mean?

The biopsy shows no: The biopsy shows nothing remarkable. I wonder why it was done. What was the DR looking for? Ask the DR who did it to interpret it for you. ...Read more

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Good Day On the daily basis I go through the following. I got persistent headaches and feel like pressure on my head, tired all the time, ringing in my ear with dry flakes and on my nose and ear. Pain in right leg feels like inflammation.

Good Day On the daily basis I go through the following. I got persistent headaches and feel like pressure on my head, tired all the time, ringing in my ear with dry flakes and on my nose and ear. Pain in right leg feels like inflammation.

Multiple causes: Chronic daily headaches have several causes, the most common being referred neck pain and dehydration. However, it is best to see your doctor to exclude more serious conditions such as a tumour. The dry flakes in your nose and ears are usually due to eczema and are easily treated. The leg pain is difficult to explain without a clinical examination, as it also has several possible causes. ...Read more

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Do protein in urine mean inflammation thru out the body. Pos ANA achy knees and leg hands. Blood in urine for past 7 mos now protein in urine.

Do protein in urine mean inflammation thru out the body. Pos ANA achy knees and leg hands. Blood in urine for past 7 mos now protein in urine.

It could but: Good protein in the urine suggest kidney is inflamed. + ANA and joint pain could suggest systemic lupus erythematosus. The rest of the diagnosis will depend on some of your other symptoms and your laboratory studies. You could ask your physician to have you see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I am experiencing frequent urination, leaking urine (worsened by: after exercise), urinary hesitancy, penis pain, urinary retention, penis inflammation and painful erections. The following also describe me: Sudden urge to urinate, Leg numbness, and Scro

I am experiencing frequent urination, leaking urine (worsened by: after exercise), urinary hesitancy, penis pain, urinary retention, penis inflammation and painful erections. The following also describe me: Sudden urge to urinate, Leg numbness, and Scro

See urologist: Maybe a urinary tract infection, very unusual at your age unless s sexually transmitted disease? Espec. If discharge, or a disc injury in your lumbar region affecting pain in penis or leg, or may have a problem with your prostate, if doing vigorous exersize on a bike where the area between scrotum to anus is rubbing alot with pressure and inflaming the prostate, kidney stone or hernia ...Read more

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What can cause inflammaiton on the back of the leg behind the knee?

See an orthopedist: Swelling in a leg /knee can be commonly seen from knee related problems, with or without injuries and medical causes such as poor circulation, inflammation, and constriction from a brace or cast. However, sometimes you can get a clot in your leg that can cause swelling in the calf. Go to er immediately to rule out a clot as this can be be fatal if left untreated. ...Read more

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What causes inflamation in the leg's vein. Does it cause pain...? What are the tests needed to examine the disease?

Phlebitis: Yes it can be quite painful even if clots are not being formed. Poor venous circulation, inactivity, having high levels of clotting factors, which may occur naturally, or seondary to drugs taken. A.Venous doppler will decide if you have venous incompetence and clot. It cannot diagnose phlebitis per se, unless used wilth a blood tests called d-dimer. ...Read more

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I have a hard inflammed bump on my leg and it hurts when I walk or touch it what is it?

I have a hard inflammed bump on my leg and it hurts when I walk or touch it what is it?

Check it: There are many causes but pain to touch can mean infection. If the lump is warm tender throbbing the possibility of a localized infection the great. Its important to see a doctor and examine the mass. There are many things it could be and a direct exam is the only way to tell what this is. ...Read more

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On and off leg pain for 2 years and inflamation indicated on my blood test. What do I do now?

On and off leg pain for 2 years and inflamation indicated on my blood test. What do I do now?

Need more info: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without a physical examination, additional history and may be lab and imaging studies. It would be prudent to consult your doctor. If you are overweight, losing weight would be the first thing to do. ...Read more

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Having mild/mod leg pain 6 weeks post laminectomy. Dr. Says I'm healing slower. Having an epi injection. Is this still imflammation? Bulge got worse?

Could be one of: Several issues. It could be some scar tissue forming which usually occurs at this time period that becomes chronic in 1-2% of patients usually with a several week period initially post op of no pain. It could also be a recurrent herniation as well or retained fragment if persisted from surgery or it could just be nerve root inflammation. If persists by 12 weeks, get MRI with contrast to check. ...Read more

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Could fractured inflammed leg in a cast be relieved from swelling by providing cold air conditioner air?

Could fractured inflammed leg in a cast be relieved from swelling by providing cold air conditioner air?

Probably not: Wrap a towel around your leg over the cast and use a large ice pack or big ziplock bag full of ice and secure it with an ACE wrap. Also Elevate your leg on pillows above your heart. Should improve. IF not you may need to get the cast SPLIT and loosened. ...Read more