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Can Kneehighs Cut Off Circulation
Acts like tourniquet: Yes, anything wrapped circumferentially around an injured extremity can cut off or greatly limit circulation and compress the nerves passing through the area. Both effects are very dangerous and risky. There is no medical indication for the use of duct tape. Seek medical attention to discuss better ways to treat your injury. ...Read more
Absolutely: Sports tape can be great if properly applied. If too tight it will restrict venous return and cause swelling. This is especially true on the wrist and ankle in general tape should not be circumferential around the whole limb above the wrist or above the ankle. ...Read more
Is it possible to hurt the baby/cut of circulation/pinch umbilical cord when lying in a distorted position?
Unlikely to happen: I wouldn't worry about your positions as baby naturally floats the umbilical cord away from confining positions during pregnancy. Rarely, the babies actions get them into trouble. During the 2nd trimester they have more room to flip & some tie true knots in the cord or wrap it around their neck. It's not usually a problem until labor puts stress on the system, but the monitor will pick it up. ...Read more
Starting in the morning I had a unusual pain in my neck. It feels like the circulation is getting cut off. I only feel it on the left side?
I've had a warm sensation on side of face followed by a feeling of resurgence of bloodflow, as if the circulation had been cut off and was restored.
Unlikely: It is very hard to cut off blood flow to the face--in fact surgically we ligate the external carotid frequently without facial complication. ...Read more
Grafting: The circulation to the scaphoid is precarious going distal to proximal, so proximal scaphoid fracture at risk for non union due to limited circulation. Care consists of either vascularized bone graft from distal dorsal radius, bone grafting with compression fixation, or attempt at bone stimulation with fixation. Seek care with hand surgeon. ...Read more
Scaphoid fractures: Are serious fractures as leaving them untreated can lead to significant wrist degeneration, pain and loss of function. IF you have a scaphoid fracture with loss of circulation to the bone (common in scaphoid fractures as the blood flow enters the bone from the distal end and if you break it the proximal end gets no blood flow)., you need surgery to stabilize it vascular bone graft for bloodflow ...Read more
Foot taping: If u put tape on the feet, avoid the toes if u can (except if u do a buddy splint for a toe fracture or subluxation). Otherwise, foot taping is frequently done in sports medicine: besides preventing injuries, there is a technique known as tape strapping (i.e. Low dye taping) is done to help relieve pain/symptoms in some foot conditions i.e. Plantar fasciitis, foot sprains, . .. ...Read more
My circulation to my thumb was cut off all night. Was about 12 hours. Will I be okay or should I seek medical help?
Is your thumb OD?: If your thumb feels ok now, there is no need to seek help, if it's not do seek help asap. ...Read more
I don't: Believe they do.....Not in the big toe at least. Unless, there was some messed up anatomy this is certainly not typical. ...Read more
Yes: Make sure the extremity distal to the ace wrap is not swelling. ...Read more
Out of circulation?: Blood is delivered to the foot by the arteries and removed from the foot by the veins. Lymphatic vessels also help to drain fluid from the foot. If you cut off the artery, the you will have severe problems and a swollen foot is not one of them. If you reduce the blood flow of the veins or lymph fluid, then expect to see either short or long term swelling. Either way, have it evaluated. ...Read more
Yes it can.: If you prevent venous return to the heart, the extremity will swell. ...Read more
What to do if I heard that when you pass out it cuts off oxygen circulation to the brain. Is that true?
Ciculation: Yes this is exactly why you pass out in the first place. I hope this helps. ...Read more
My right arm hurt I was wearing a gown it rolled up while I was sleep & cut off my circulation in my arm help pls what can I do to make my arm better?
Relax your arm: Just remove the nightgown and straighten the arm. The blood will flow and your arm should feel better in a few minutes. Shake your arm out gently also ...Read more
Why is my circulation so easy to get cut off all of a sudden? If I sit or lay 4short time my body parts fall asleep. Includng my head if I lay certain
Joint Subluxations?: 24y female has paresthesias when assumes certain postures siting or lying. Her sex & age raise issue of Hypermobility Syndrome. If her bones commonly crack with normal use & if she is double jointed then suspicion is heightened. Loose joints slightly hyperextend, sublux, causing impingements and tugging of nerves that transit nearby. Paresthesias are crawly, tingly, numb sensations. ...Read more
Go to ER now: If you think blood flow is cutoff then go to er now. Every minute counts. Go. ...Read more
What happened to the spermatic vein when tied or cut off for varicoceles repair and where does the blood circulation shifted to which vein?
Spermatic Vein: Normally, there are enough collateral veins that "pick up the slack" after ligation of the main vein for varicocoele repair, so there is no need to worry. ...Read more
Past few days have been waking up to tingling arms in middle of night, feels like blood circulation was cut off to them, normal?
Symptom: Very common, caused by compressing vessels in the arm you are lying on ...Read more
Should I be worried if I'm having numbness, feeling like my circulation is being cut off at the upper arm to shoulder and chest pain?
Need more info: You need to see your doctor asap --. ...Read more
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