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If I got a dead leg in the same spot I tore my thigh last yr should I be worried about the old injury?

If I got a dead leg in the same spot I tore my thigh last yr should I be worried about the old injury?

Maybe: Muscle injuries like this typically heal with fibrotic tissue ("scar" tissue) and can be susceptible to new injury. I would seek evaluation by an orthopedic specialist to assess the severity of the injury. A hematoma (collection of blood) within the muscle can slow recovery if not treated adequately. Sometimes, an injection in the injured muscle can hasten recovery. ...Read more

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I have a dead leg on the side of my calf from someone kicking me? I can't walk, could this be more than a dead leg?

I have a dead leg on the side of my calf from someone kicking me? I can't walk, could this be more than a dead leg?

Dead leg?: I'm not sure what a "dead leg" is, but if you were kicked and now you cannot walk, you should go see a doctor or urgent care facility. ...Read more

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If your dead leg swells up, should I expect it to bruise when the swelling comes down? And how long does it last?

If your dead leg swells up, should I expect it to bruise when the swelling comes down? And how long does it last?

Dead leg?: If just one leg swells up, especially if you've been immobile for a while like a long airplane/bus/car ride, we worry about a blood clot (deep venous thrombosis) which can migrate to lungs (pulmonary embolism) and kill you (as it appears to have happened to actor dennis farina earlier this week http://www.Usatoday.Com/story/life/tv/2013/07/22/dennis-farina-dies-at-69/2575117/). Go to er now. ...Read more

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Should i go to doctors if I have a dead leg all the time that is bruising?

Yes, please get: That checked out. The fact that you are having function problems with your leg is serious. ...Read more

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Tore right thigh start of football last season, and last night got a dead leg in same spot, should I be worried?

Tore right thigh start of football last season, and last night got a dead leg in same spot, should I be worried?

Yes, physician eval: You appear to be describing a significant injury to your quadriceps (thigh) muscle. You should be evaluated urgently in case the injury warrants more than the routine management of a major quadriceps strain, such as an actual surgical repair. ...Read more

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