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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

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Paining in leg from calf to toes?

Paining in leg from calf to toes?

Spinal Stenosis: If leg pain is not vascular in origin, consider evaluating the spine to make sure you don't have any spine related issues like a herniated disk or spinal stenosis. ...Read more

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Leg is hurting from toe nail being cut too low what to do?

Leg is hurting from toe nail being cut too low what to do?

See a doctor: You may have an infection traveling up your leg. See a physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Smashed leg below knee leg hurts when bending on back of leg below knee also when bending foot? No bruising or swelling been 48 hrs

Smashed leg below knee leg hurts when bending on back of leg below knee also when bending foot? No bruising or swelling been 48 hrs

Get checked: You may have a simple bone contusion with referred pain. Could even be a hairline fracture. Sometimes trauma can lead to blood clots (DVT) as well, which could be painful in the calf area behind the lower leg (homans sign). Best to get the area evaluated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Clean knife cut on thumb, will i need stitches?

Clean knife cut on thumb, will i need stitches?

That depends on: Things like the depth of the cut, if there is a problem controlling bleeding and it the laceration keeps bulging open. If you haven't had a tetanus shot in the last 10 years or you don't know then you need a tetanus shot. When in doubt seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Upper leg calf cramp 2 days ago from swimming, hurts to straighten leg or flex foot and use heel to walk. Have always had tight leg muscles.

Upper leg calf cramp 2 days ago from swimming, hurts to straighten leg or flex foot and use heel to walk. Have always had tight leg muscles.

Muscle Pain: If there was no trauma like hitting your leg against the wall etc.Then it is pain in muscles after over use.It is common in people who do not do exercises routinely including swimming& your muscles are not used to it.With any kind of Physical Exercise you need to condition yourself.Starting small and gradually increasing the activity I suggest you rest your leg and take Ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) for Pain ...Read more

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Numbness in left leg from hip to knee outter leg.. Sometimes feel like pins n needles?

Numbness in left leg from hip to knee outter leg.. Sometimes feel like pins n needles?

Numbness : This may represent a pinched nerve at our hip/ belt level or herniated disc on back. If not getting better with ice and anti inflammatory i would recommend you see your physician. ...Read more

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Leg numb tingling 10 months now muscles in left arm and leg ache hard to move leg and arm?

Leg numb tingling 10 months now muscles in left arm and leg ache hard to move leg and arm?

See a doctor: If you haven't already, see a doctor in order to determine if there is a relationship with your symptoms. Having a detailed history and physical exam will be invaluable to determining next steps. ...Read more

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My left foot and leg from knee down swells, throbs and tingles why?

My left foot and leg from knee down swells, throbs and tingles  why?

Various possible: Causes and some could be serious. Need an in-person exam to get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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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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I sprained my ankle a month ago. Still limping it's not weight bearing still swollen red patches on my leg dead blood in foot entire leg goes numb

I sprained my ankle a month ago. Still limping it's not weight bearing still swollen red patches on my leg dead blood in foot entire leg goes numb

Consider CRPS: Dear Amanda, Your symptoms are not typical of normal sprain healing. Pain out of proportion with color and sensation changes in the limb could represent complex regional pain syndrome or reflex sympathetic dystrophy. These conditions respond well to early treatment. Best Wishes. ...Read more

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Foot is blue leg is cold up to the knee cap pin and needles in my foot i can see spiderweb veins in leg foot and calf swollen. Sprained one month ago?

Foot is blue leg is cold up to the knee cap pin and needles in my foot i can see spiderweb veins in leg foot and calf swollen. Sprained one month ago?

Get it checked ASAP.: Two possibilities come to mind. If you have a blood clot in your calf, your leg could look like that. Have it checked out immediately, because blood clots can go to the lungs. If it is not a blood clot, it could be CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome). This also needs to be seen soon as it can turn into a major pain problem. ...Read more

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Pain in lower right back above buttocks. Travels down leg. Knee pain shooting down leg when crossing legs. No knee swelling, full weight bearing.

Pain in lower right back above buttocks. Travels down leg. Knee pain shooting down leg when crossing legs. No knee swelling, full weight bearing.

Sciatica: It is very likely you have sciatica. The sciatic nerve can be irritated with by many things. Recommend NSAIDs, exercise and ab strengthening. Sleep and sit on hard NOT soft surfaces. If not better definitive treatment is medrol dose pak and/or PT. ...Read more

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Hi, thurs superficial cut on inner 4th left toe rusty metal. Area was infected antibiotics n cream. Sat, tetanus jab. Leg hurts. Suffer from anxiety.

If it makes: You feel better it appears that you are being taken care of appropriately and you should not over worry yourself. If the leg pain persists you can see adoctor in follow up. ...Read more

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Sharp pains behind right thigh down past my knee. Knee not swelling, can't put weight on it. Feels like fire in back of leg. Hip replaced 2007?

Sharp pains behind right thigh down past my knee.  Knee not swelling, can't put weight on it.  Feels like fire in back of leg.  Hip replaced 2007?

Nerve irritation: You may have lumbosacral nerve root irritation and the right hip replacement may or may not have anything to do with these new symptoms. Please have it evaluated by a family physician and a specialist inrehabilitation medicine. ...Read more

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