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Causes Of Deep Tendon Reflex Decrease
Can reflex sympathetic dystrophy cause the small saphenous vein to stick out of the leg w/ below knee swelling?
It can: it can cause basically any dystrophic change in the lower extremity although what you describe is not specifically pathognomonic for CRPS. Has someone diagnosed you with that? ...Read more
Dtr or deep tendon reflex is a test done on physical exam to evaluate specific nerve function. Certain nerves like cervical and lumber spinal nerves control certain reflexes and when absent can indicate a problem with that nerve. Like the patellar or knee reflex can indicate a spinal nerve ...Read more
Have gastrocnemius contracture(Silfverskiold test) causing equinus, from deep posterior CS(Stryker test). Fasciotomy or recession of gastroc to treat?
Can a blood vessel become entrapped btw spasming flexor hallucis longus and other muscles of the deep posterior compartment?
Probably not: Unless sensory nerves from the glans have severed. ...Read more
Yes: Any time you have decreased range of motion as a result of tight muscles there is an increased risk of tendon and ligament injury. ...Read more
Can a rheumatologic disease cause inflammation/swelling of lower portion of calf with chicken like skin and lack of leg hair isolated to the swelling?
Possibly: i don't know what disease you might have and what test have been done. i do not know if it is one leg or both. i presuem the test showed that you didn't have a blood clot. it is hard to speculate what is going on. heart and liver problems also have to be considered and a complete history including family surgical medical habits travel, occupation. You might need several doctors to work on this ...Read more
Recent episode of sciatica. Glute, hamstring, calf, heel and lateral portion of foot affected. Pain dissipated quickly and is gone, reduced sensation?
L5-S1 disc bulge: An l5-s1 disc can have a full spectrum of the symptoms due to minor bulges from subtle tears in the annulus fibrosis to full blown disc hernia hernia causing more severe and more persistent symptoms.Rest and restricted activities leads to natural healing in most cases.The presence of severe persistent pain or muscle weakness signifies a more serious problem requiring medical evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can bipolar syndrome makes muscle twitchings. Lack of tear production.Stiff neck.Increased pulserate and the brain stops to relax?
Can deterioration of the knee cartilage affect the whole leg? ( by way of muscle strain, cramps, or weakness when stepping)
Very Good Chance!: If your knee cartilage is damaged, your knee will not function correctly. Most folks will favor the other knee, or alter their body mechanics to compensate. This may with time lead to dysfunction in other areas. Your body can also involuntarily stop firing muscle groups to try to protect the injured knee. A good physical therapy program or home exercises may be an option if early enough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does or can the greater saphenous vein reflux below the knee cause tightness in the soleus muscle?
Does gerd/acid reflux always cause stimulation of the vagus nerve? If yes, are symptoms of stimulation different from those of anxiety?
Vagus: Interesting question. Symptoms of stimulation of the vagus nerve are not usually associated with anxiety. The vagus nerve has many functions and i won't go into all of them here do to space limitations. Reflux can cause stimulation of the nerve and chest pain and synocope/near synocpe (passing out) can happen but that's often in severe cases and usually with cold/hot beverages/drinks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a prssure of 28 in the anterior compartment enough to cause involuntary foot inversion while running?
Can overuse of tens therapy unit reduce or eliminate effectiveness of tens or cause nerve damage that feeling of tens sensation is eliminated?
No: TNS units use micro electric current to block,pain because you have the option of changing output, skin could be burned or damaged by high output. Pad size plays a role, with smaller pads concentrating the force. The benefits are not affected by repeated use, but misuse can lead to injury. ...Read more
Can greater saphenous reflux cause the sensation of pressure (not deep) in the leg along the vein?
Sacralization is -: -usually between the L1-S1 vertebrae. this would be a very long sacralisation covering +/- 6 levels. unheard of. ...Read more
focal thickening and increased signal intensity of ileotibial tract near tibial attachment, favor chronic injury.
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Constant painless calf muscle twitches is it associated with hiv infection e.g. peripheral neurological types symptom that affect muscles and nerves ?
Not really...: Neuropathy and twitching are two different things which are not necessarily linked together. Symptoms of neuropathy include numbness in feet, burning sensation, problem with balance, etc. Twitching on the other hand can happen from a lot of different reasons such as stress, benign fasciculations or with more serious pathology involving the anterior horn cells such as ALS, Polio, etc. ...Read more
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