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Can A Herniated Disk Cause My Feet To Turn Purple
See your doctor!: Bruising after a broken bone (black, blue, green skin discoloration) is common. The broken bone bleeds, the blood seeps into the surrounding tissues, including the skin. As the body cleans up the mess, the colors change. If the skin is really dark black, part of the tissue may have died from circulation damage; let your orthopaedist know about that right away. ...Read more
Wear and tear can cause degeneration in the vertebral column, and cause discs to deteriorate. The supportive basket, nucleus fibrosis develops small tears. A bulge is minimal perhaps a few millimeters, and is clinically insignificant, but additional disc displacement such as protrusion or herniation may compress ...Read more
What causes both hands to draw up in a claw and can't move fingers? Is it from my cervical disc herniations?
Various causes of: such type of acute cramping. May be due to electrolyte deficiencies/imbalance. Eg. not enough potassium. Some blood pressure meds can cause decrease in potassium. See your PCP. Also dehydration can cause this as well, & over use of certain muscle groups (like your wrist flexors can cause this). A cervical problem can also be considered, if this is suggested based on exam, then see spine specialist ...Read more
Several reasons: Other than trauma, the first thing that comes to mind is venous insufficiency, where the valves of the deep leg veins become incompetent, causing the leg veins to become congested with unoxygenated blood, resulting in swelling with a bluish color, while the foot and leg remain warm. ...Read more
Would a central disc herniation ( l4/l5) have to be quite big to cause sciatica down both legs? And could it cause pain in front of the thigh?
Lower leg symptoms: L5 nerve impingement (L4-5 level) from a herniated disc can cause weakness in extending the big toe and potentially in the ankle (foot drop). Numbness and pain can be felt on top of the foot, and pain may also radiate into the buttock. S1 nerve impingement (L5-S1) may cause loss of the ankle reflex and/or weakness in ankle push off (patients cannot do toe rises). Numbness and pain in foot noted. ...Read more
Can herniated disc cause symptom just sometimes on straight leg test? Sometimes I get muscle twitching in feet other times not,same with big toe pain.
Can be intermittent: If a herniated disc causes signs like straight leg raising or sciatic nerve tenderness, it can be intermittent. So can any neurological or muscular sign or symptom. Left alone most resolve with conservative treatment. And some people with herniated disc on imaging studies have no pain. ...Read more
Can lumbar spine arthritis cause constant pain in my hips and groin?It even hurts to sit or lay. Could this be a hip impingement & a separate issue?
Can sleeping on a hard floor for a while cause pressure on nerves in back, legs, etc and lead to tingling in toes?
Would a central disc bulge have to be large to cause pain down both legs? Mainly feel it in big toes.
Herniated Disc: Usually a disc bulge must be fairly large in size in order to produce bilateral leg symptoms eg pain. However, if the patient has a smaller sized spinal canal, a relatively smaller disc can cause problems like this. An MRI is definitely needed to see. A nerve test may be needed as well. ...Read more
Thorough evaluation: Start with your primary care physician to begin work up, order appropriate studies, and decide if you need a referral to a spine specialist (neuro or ortho spine surgeon). Not every disc herniation needs surgery - usually a last resort. Start with medications, physical therapy, chiropractic manipulation, injections. If you are still having trouble despite these treatments, seek a surgical opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a cerivcal herniated disk cause numbness and tingling in arms and legs? If so what is the best treatment?
CDH : A bilateral posterior and central herniated cervical spine intervertebral disc can cause numbness and tingling in both the arms and legs. Other symptoms may or may not be present and signs and symptoms are not always symmetric. This would be consistent with myelopathy in which case you would want surgery soon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Could cardiac pain ever cause the fingers on the left hand to swell up, stiffen, turn blotchy and cold? Or does that indicate compressed nerves/blood vessels?
At your age I doubt : You have coronary artery disease. Why an 2d echo and holter test? Symptoms not specific for a heart problem. If is only at your left hand i will r/o carpal tunnel syndrome. A good history and physical also for the possibility of arterial and venous insufficiency. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will massaging or soaking my feet help to make the numbness go away in my toes caused by wearing high heels? Possibly a pinched nerve.
Foot massage: Foot massage is extremely helpful for foot numbness because it increases circulation. Numbness is due to decreased circulation especially to nerves which alter sensation. It's not likely a pinched nerve per se but compression of all your foot structures. A soak and massage should be good....And laying off the high heels may be good too. :-). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Leg feels heavy,muscle spasms,hurts from toes to buttocks,possible bursitis in knee,Can sciatica cause all this or could it be a blood clot?
An MRI a couple of years ago showed a bulging disc which caused a pinching of my nerves that went to my feet which caused my toes and feet to be numb?
Sounds possible: The disc is material between vertebral bodies in the lumbar spine. Nerves travel in a central canal behind the vertebral body and nerves leave the central canal through foramina. When the disc bulges it can contact the nerves either in the central canal or in the foramina as the nerves leave the central canal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can CRPS cause temperature changes in both legs from the thighs to my feet or would be something else? Could anxiety cause this?
Yes: Yes, temp changes can happen with CRPS. Anxiety can make a number of medical issues worse, and could be causing CRPS to act up. There are meds to help both of these if needed, and physical therapy is a big part of treating CRPS, which can be a difficult diagnosis to treat. Good luck. ...Read more
Could DDD and osteoarthritis in spine be causing huge muscle knots in back and chest? How to treat this, very painful.
Symptoms suggest...: You need to be seen by your primary care physician for thorough evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. If a referral is needed, then your PCP can provide an appropriate referral. ...Read more
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