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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. For more information on this problem SEE: bit. Ly/1v1juFX and bit. Ly/1wCMDpb ...Read more

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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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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