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What should I do about my hamstrings? I had back surgery to remove a benign tumor in my lower back around two years ago. The tumor caused non-stop pain from my lower back to my ankles to the point where i was pretty much bedridden. This lasted for eight m

What should I do about my hamstrings? I had back surgery to remove a benign tumor in my lower back around two years ago. The tumor caused non-stop pain from my lower back to my ankles to the point where i was pretty much bedridden. This lasted for eight m

From : From the sounds of your description, the tumor that was removed had some involvement of the spinal cord or the nerves of the cauda equina descending from the cord. Your description of pain is consistent with a continued neurologic cause of the ongoing pain. This could be from post operative scar tissue about the nerves of the cauda equina or just residuals from damage caused by the original tumor. The recommendations of your physical therapist appear correct, however, there can often be additional measures taken to improve your tolerance of the therapy activities. My recommendation would be to engage the care of a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation to best guide your recovery. Considerations would be for medications to calm the nerves or consider medications for muscle spasticity if indicated. ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


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Can a benign brain tumor cause severe muscle and nerve pain on the left side of the body from the shoulder down to the ankle?

Can a benign brain tumor cause severe muscle and nerve pain on the left side of the body from the shoulder down to the ankle?

Potentially: Yes, potentially by raising the pressure in the central nervous system and also by displacing other tissues in the brain as well. Don't hesitate to be seen and accurately diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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What is the procedure for getting rid of fatty tumor on ankles?

What is the procedure for getting rid of fatty tumor on ankles?

Lipoma: Surgical excision of the lipoma is the best option. You'll need to get the complete fatty tumor removed in totality which is why "lipo" is not recommended. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have a tumor on my ankle by my tendon. The drs are going to sever the artery feeding it. What is the recovery of a severed ankle artery?

I have a tumor on my ankle by my tendon. The drs are going to sever the artery feeding it. What is the recovery of a severed ankle artery?

It depends,,,: There are no specific studies of the recovery of a particular artery, but given your age and the fact that this artery supplies your tumor and likely not the rest of your ankle, you shouldn't be affected and should make a full recovery. Best of luck. ...Read more

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6 yo boy has localized pain a couple inches above left ankle for about 10 days. Dr. said to do Xray or wait 1 week. Risky to wait? Concern for tumor?

Need history &: physical findings to hazard a guess as to whether his localized pain is from tumor, trauma or infection. If he "twisted his ankle" 10 days ago, an X-ray would show disruption of the cortex of the tibia or fibula, if fractured. Is the pain on the medial or lateral side of his leg? Can he bear weight on that leg? Does he limp? Does the site have swelling, redness, heat or tenderness to touch? ...Read more

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If I have a suggestive av malformation tumor on the ankle could it effect my heart?

If I have a suggestive av malformation tumor on the ankle could it effect my heart?

No: Av malformation just means that the arteries connect straight to the veins, bypassing capillaries. The blood will still flow normally back to the heart, it just may have a little bit of oxygen in it still (since all of it did not go into capillaries and supply to the soft tissues and bones). Av malformation just causes problems locally, if at all. Sometimes it's just an incidental finding. ...Read more

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What is the cause of ankle spurs?

What is the cause of ankle spurs?

SPORTS: You're young. Any contact sports in high school or college? Any history of fracture? It could be wear-and-tear arthritis, or a manifestation of a more unusual arthritis. Is it painful? How do you know you have spurs? An x-ray? Sincerely, Dr. Latva ...Read more

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