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Can kneehighs cut off circulation?

Can kneehighs cut off circulation?

Restrict not cut: If the upper band of the knee high is extremely tight and does not have graduated compression, it is possible to cut off circulation similar to a tourniquet but this would tend to produce severe pain. It is more likely to restrict venous return causing swelling. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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Circulation (Definition)

1.Movement to and fro or around something, esp. That of fluid in a closed system. 2.The continuous motion by which the blood travels through all parts of the body under the action of the heart. Compliments ...Read more


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If you cut off the circulation does it swell?

If you cut off the circulation does it swell?

Worse: Decreases circulation for long periods of time causes dead tissue, not good! ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you cut off circulation to the temples?

Temporal Artery: It depends which blood vessels were affected. If you completely cut off the circulation to both temporal arteries which pass through the temple areas, the most obvious effect would be sudden blindness. ...Read more

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Can duct tape cut off circulation if you wrap it tightly around an injury?

Can duct tape cut off circulation if you wrap it tightly around an injury?

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

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Can circulation be cut off by sports tape?

Can circulation be cut off by sports tape?

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

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Is it possible to hurt the baby/cut of circulation/pinch umbilical cord when lying in a distorted position?

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

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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?

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?

Pain in the neck: The most common cause of the pain you describe is a spasm oe acute inflammation in the muscles of neck and you can tru Ibuprofen or aleve, (naproxen) if no relief see your doctor and he may prescribe a muscle relaxant as well. These get better within 48 to 72 hours. ...Read more

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At 21 weeks is it ok to sleep on your back? I heard that as the baby grows and you continue to sleep this way, it could cut off circulation. T/false?

It's OK: Putting baby to sleep on belly was recommended according to an old research which showed chance of baby choking on their saliva. It has been proved in many studies now that its not true. Babies who sleep on their back do just as well as babies who sleep on their bellies. ...Read more

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Fractured scaphoid circulation cut, what to do?

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

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What to do if I fractured scaphoid circulation cut?

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

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If I put tape on my feet would it cut the circulation?

If I put tape on my feet would it cut the circulation?

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

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What to do if I have fractured scaphoid circulation cut?

Avascular necrosis: Of the scaphoid occurs when the un healed fracture line separates one portion of the bone from the internal circulation of that bone resulting in bone decay. Typically surgery is needed. See a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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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

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Circulation cut off in wrist/chest pain, what to do?

Circulation cut off in wrist/chest pain, what to do?

Go to ER.: Go to er. At a minimum, these findings need to be documented, diagnosed, and possibly treated. Anytime there is chest pain (acute) that is unexplained, undiagnosed, or sudden onset, you should go to er for evaluation. ...Read more

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How can a nerve cut off the circulation in the big toe?

How can a nerve cut off the circulation in the big toe?

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

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Does using an ACE bandage cut off circulation to your foot?

Yes: Make sure the extremity distal to the ace wrap is not swelling. ...Read more

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Will the foot swell and stay swollen if you cut of circulation?

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

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Is it true that sleeping on the side cuts off circulation to the scalp?

Is it true that sleeping on the side cuts off circulation to the scalp?

Very doubful: Have not heard that one. God made us so the circulation on one side is usually covered on both sides regardless. I doubt that you would stay on one side regardless of location as you would be amazed how many times you change positions during the night. ...Read more

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If you cut of circulation in your leg, could that lead to needing your leg cut off?

If you cut of circulation in your leg, could that lead to needing your leg cut off?

Possibly: If circulation is entirely cut off, it needs to be repaired immediately. Otherwise, the tissue further away from the blockage will be starved of oxygen and nutrients leading to gangrene (death). This can threaten your life and at that point, amputation will be necessary. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

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I am wearing an ACE bandage. Can it cut off the circulation in my leg if its too tight?

I am wearing an ACE bandage. Can it cut off the circulation in my leg if its too tight?

Ace wrap: Yes if the wrap is too tight it can circulation. Try to wrap the ace without excessive stretching of the bandage. Also, do no wear it all day and removed when sleeping. If you foot gets swollen or changes color then the wrap is too tight. ...Read more

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Right arm feeling like blood circulation is cut off and aches what could be going on?

Go to ER now: If you think blood flow is cutoff then go to er now. Every minute counts. Go. ...Read more

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What happened to the spermatic vein when tied or cut off for varicoceles repair and where does the blood circulation shifted to which vein?

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