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Can Bow Legs Run In The Family
Is there any truth to sitting with legs crossed a lot stretches the legs and makes them longer and you taller? Can this occur in adults?
Not true: 'old wives tale"....not true in kids or adults. Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Usually not genetic: Most of the time alzheimer disease does not run in families. There are a few genes where if you have the gene, you get the disease, but these are extremely, extremely rare. There are susceptibility genes as well. Most of the time when it runs in families, it is not a surprise, as many members have it, and it is usually at a much younger (i.e. 40s, low 50s) age. ...Read more
Can having a hypertonic pelvic floor cause leg pain in both legs? Pain from the hips all the way down each leg to the ankle?
Yes it can: Pelvic floor is a highway for nerves that supply the legs. Common problems include piriformis spasm that causes a sciatica irritation down the posterior leg and buttock. And the SI joint can rotate causing severe pain in posterior buttock or groin area and anterior thigh. Get examined by a PMR doc, ob-gyn or orthopoedist who,is familiar with this exam and treatment options. ...Read more
Can my cause for proximal weakness in both legs and arms be caused through lupus - with the result leg 'gives way' when i walk?
Rarely: The vast majority of cases of lymphedema have an identifiable cause, occurring after surgery, cancer, and/or radiation. We call this secondary lymphedema. A far smaller number of cases of lymphedema is primary, meaning that we can't identify the cause. Some of these cases are hereditary, and run in families, but not most, as far as we know. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
To the people with flat feet - are they troubled with the pain or the appearance of the feet in shoes?
Suspected lupus in jan14 - can this be the reason for proximal weakness in both arms and legs, with the result, my leg 'gives way' when i walk?
Is there a way to strengthen the valves in the veins of your legs once they have weakened? Can excessive standing weaken them?
Only supportive care: The reason varicose veins form is due to malfunctioning (refluxing) of the valves. Once this occurs the valves cannot be repaired or corrected. Closure procedures will solve the reflux. Supportive measures such as exercise, weight loss if necessary and support stockings will slow down the valve worsening process but will not reverse it. You should see a vein specialist for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Child has flat feet causing pain in feet and knees even at rest and ankles during active play ankles look like bowed inwards what kind of dr needed?
Podiatrist: Podiatrists are trained in analyzing foot and gait abnormalities in children and adults. Some podiatrists prefer to work with adult patients, so inquire if yours has a special interest in treating children. And don't accept "they'll outgrow it". They almost never do. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can flat feet cause pain in the tops of your feet all the time even when resting and pain in knees?
Yes, but treatable: Fibromyalgia is a type of amplified pain syndrome that in severe cases can cause allodynia (inappropriate pain to light touch). Rheumatologist may be able to help you.Often people with fibromyalgia have poor sleep habits (or poor quality sleep), do not do any regular mild exercise, may need a physical therapist, and could have undiagnosed/untreated depression or anxiety. Often, it hurts all over. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on what is causing the pain. See your doctor to have an evaluation. ...Read more
Hi are piriformis stretches safe? Or can they cause herniated disk lower in the spine? I do the lieing on floor and bringing legs to chest.
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