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What would cause contracture of the obturator externus?

What would cause contracture of the obturator externus?

Many things!: Many things can cause this: weak hip abductors, tight adductor muscles, limb length discrepancy, tight hamstring muscles, pronation of the foot when walking, running on canted surfaces, running down hill quickly. You might want to see a physical therapist to learn stretches to improve this, then work on strengthening! ...Read more

Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
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Contracture (Definition)

Persistent joint contracture is a symptom in which a person's joint is somewhat or completely stuck in one position, due to the tightness of the muscles, tendons, and/or ligaments that attach to the joint or to the bones that ...Read more


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What can cause dupuytren's contracture?

What can cause dupuytren's contracture?

Hereditary: It is a hereditary disease. You need to have inherited the genes to get it. ...Read more

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Can peyronies disease cause dupuytrens contractures?

Can peyronies disease cause dupuytrens contractures?

Dupuytrens, Peyronie: and Ledderhose are all fibromatosis of the fascial layer. They are related but one does not cause the other. If one has a significant amount of genes for the trait then those that have locations outside the hand and have knuckle pads have a usually more aggressive the in the hand. WRT to your real question NO one can't transfer it by contact from one body area to another or to another person . ...Read more

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Besides exertional compartment syndrome, what other things would cause gastrocnemius contracture whereby need to flex at knee to dorsiflex foot?

Besides exertional compartment syndrome, what other things would cause gastrocnemius contracture whereby need to flex at knee to dorsiflex foot?

Achilles tightness: As you've mentioned 'exertional compartment syndrome', I'm going to guess that you: 1. have had this diagnosed and 2. have transitory symptoms. Compartment syndrome usually presents with pallor, pain, paraesthesias, 'pins and needles' sensation and pulselessness. If your calf simply feels tight, it doesn't rule out CS, but it is less likely. Chronic CS should be worked up before a muscle tear. ...Read more

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What are the causes of dupuytren's contracture?

What are the causes of dupuytren's contracture?

Mostly genetic: Dupuytren's contracture is a fibroproliferative disorder with a strong family history. Almost 2/3's of people with this disease have an affected family member. There are some associations with diabetes, alcoholism, and the occasional post-injury case. For the most part it is transmitted within families with some northern european ancestry. Disease causes nodules, cords and finger contractures. ...Read more

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I have 2 herniated cervical discs, i suffer from severe dizziness. Is dizziness caused by hernia itself or the contractures it causes in the upper back?

I have 2 herniated cervical discs, i suffer from severe dizziness. Is dizziness caused by hernia itself or the contractures it causes in the upper back?

Dizziness is not: Usually associated with vertebral column issues though it certainly can be within the spectrum of symptoms associated with the pain produced. Would suggest you discuss this more thoroughly with your doctor as the dizziness is likely generated by another condition. ...Read more

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Heard that if you have peyronies disease you could also have dupuytrens contractures. Does peyronies disease cause this?

No: Both peyronie's disease and dupuytren's contracture are contractile issues with regard to fascia of the penis or palm respectively. They are both components of dupuytrens diathesis but one does not cause the other. ...Read more

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I've heard that if you have peyronie's disease, you could also have dupuytren's contractures. Does peyronie's disease cause this?

Common cause: Dupuytren`s contractures, peyronies disease and foot contractures can occur in the same person or separately. The exact cause is not known but risk factors are male sex, family history, northern European descent, diabetes, and tobacco and alcohol use. ...Read more

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