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Doctor insights on: Elastic From Socks Leave Indentation On Calf

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Do people ever get sick by eating uncooked calf liver?

Do people ever get sick by eating uncooked calf liver?

Potentially, yes: Any uncooked meat can potentially carry infectious diseases--this is why many restaurants will no longer serve rare meat, and raw is even riskier. Cook your meat / fish / animal proteins. ...Read more

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After tibia, fibia, sugery, (2 months) my calf muscle feels gone. Is that normal? Liver seems affected by medication, what diet& excersices are best?

After tibia, fibia, sugery, (2 months) my calf muscle feels gone. Is that normal? Liver seems affected by medication, what diet& excersices are best?

Not enough space: To answer it all here. Re calf muscle (s). They're still there but have gotten weak from your injury & disuse. They'll come back. Please talk to your bone doc re pt which can help you rebuild them. Re your liver-don't know what specific symptoms you're having. A blood test can check to see if anything is amiss. Re diet - healthy 'clean' food. Book 'fat chance' by lustig has good ideas. ...Read more

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My calf muscle and foot are tingly and painful. It becomes worse if my foot touches a cold floor or water and slightly better with a sock on?

My calf muscle and foot are tingly and painful. It becomes worse if my foot touches a cold floor or water and slightly better with a sock on?

Think neuropathy: See your doctor if there is a medical cause for your symptoms. If there is swelling and discoloration, that might be due to circulation. When you have neuropathy, you can have parasthesias (tingling, pain) and hyperesthesia (increased sensitivity to a cold floor). ...Read more

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Strassburg sock - gastroc contracture. Keeps foot out of equinus, but stretch felt in mid foot & not ankle/calf. Have CS in medial foot. Keep wearing?

Strassburg sock - gastroc contracture. Keeps foot out of equinus, but stretch felt in mid foot & not ankle/calf. Have CS in medial foot. Keep wearing?

Equinus: Try wearing a night splint that contours to the back of your leg. Stretching exercises, such as a heel drop of a step or a runner's stretch ie. Lean into a wall with your arms extended and one leg back. Lean forward to stretch the calf. Hold all exercises 30 seconds, do 2 sets, 3 times per day. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Will compression socks help with sciatica and or calf and tibialis anterior pain between the base of leg and top of the foot?

Will compression socks help with sciatica and or calf and tibialis anterior pain between the base of leg and top of the foot?

Not likely all: Depending on cause of leg pain (varicose veins/muscle strain, for ex.) compression socks may help, but are not likely to help nerve pain or sciatica (which could have several causes).The pains may/may not be related. A good history & physical incl. Osteopathic hands-on exam may find cause (s) & determine treatment which may incl. Manipulation, prolotherapy, neuroprolotherapy, meds, etc. ...Read more

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Bruise on lower back calfs, 3 years now. Noticing swelling of lower legs from time to time and pain. Started wearing compression socks to help?

Bruise on lower back calfs, 3 years now. Noticing swelling of lower legs from time to time and pain. Started wearing compression socks to help?

Bruised swollen legs: Sounds like you may have chronic venous insuffiency. Better have your PCP check your legs first to make sure you don't have arterial insuffiency as well. If you do, then using the compression socks might not be a good idea. ...Read more

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Mid-calf/Over-the-calf sock feels tight on left leg but not right leg. Circumference of legs measures the same. Can GSV reflux below knee cause this?

Mid-calf/Over-the-calf sock feels tight on left leg but not right leg. Circumference of legs measures the same. Can GSV reflux below knee cause this?

Evaluate stockings.: Not all stockings are the same. If you are having problems with your support hose then they should be re evaluated. Stocking should fit comfortably and, if you are having a problem, then you should have them checked and, perhaps, you may need a custom made stocking pair. The GSV reflux should not cause the tightness. ...Read more

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Pitted edema both legs, no DVT should I wear support stockings all times, & are calf only supp. Compression sleeves as good as toe to upper calf sock?

Pitted edema both legs, no DVT should I wear support stockings all times, & are calf only supp. Compression sleeves as good as toe to upper calf sock?

Calf high works well: The calf muscles act as the main leg circulation pumps so calf compression stockings may work nearly as well as thigh high supports. The other consideration is what strength: consider 30-40 mmhg compression stockings, but recent studies show 20-30 mmhg may work nearly as well, and are easier to put on and take off. Since results vary, consider experimenting with different stocking types. ...Read more

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Feels like I have a wadded sock behind my right and left lower ribs. Started on right - now also on left. Absent symptoms of liver dys. Diff diag?

Feels like I have a wadded sock behind my right and left lower ribs. Started on right - now also on left. Absent symptoms of liver dys. Diff diag?

Bloating?: Not sure what you mean by the 'wadded sock' - but amphetamines can certainly have plenty of GI side effects. Is this a new medication for you? Your bowel movements are regular? I'd discuss with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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I have a bloodclot in left leg using sock and wafrin and injection would like to know how long before normal?

Six month: The average use of warfarin after first time DVT IS AROUND SIX MONTH IF IT WAS NOT THE FIRST TIME AND THEE IS ANY DOUBT ABOUT PULMONARY EMBOLISM IS IT COULD UP TO A YEAR AND COULD BE LONGER ...Read more

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My right leg is 1/2 inch shorter than my left, are there lifts I can wear under the socks for indoor use like at home?

My right leg is 1/2 inch shorter than my left, are there lifts I can wear under the socks for indoor use like at home?

Do not have to use: Generally, the human body can tolerate this difference with no ill effect so don't worry about using any corrective device. ...Read more

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Outer/front thigh painleft leg only when bending over to put on sock or when laying on affected side and lift opposite leg.

Meralgia?: The sensory issues in the outer area of the thigh is often due to nerve irritation in the groin (called meralgia paraesthetica!) Due to increase weight, pregnancy strenuous exercises etc Usually not requiring any treatment beyond medications such as LYRICA Diagnosed with a nerve test (EMG) ...Read more

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Ok to wear a compression sock over a leg infection?

Yes: If the infection is being treated with appropriate antibiotics and if any open wounds are covered you can wear a compression stocking. ...Read more

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What can I take for leg pain if I have liver disease?

What can I take for leg pain if I have liver disease?

Leg pain: Try drinking tonic water. It has quinine which helps with leg cramps.
Valium and Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) are good muscle relaxants but must be prescribed by a physician.
Good luck ...Read more

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Why did me doctor presribe a compression sock for a blood clot in my leg?

Why did me doctor presribe a compression sock for a blood clot in my leg?

Stocking: One of the risk factors for a DVT is stasis or
pooling of the blood. Compression stockings reduce this and thus decrease tthe risk of dvt. ...Read more

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Do compression socks help decrease the size of the lower leg that has venous reflux?

Do compression socks help decrease the size of the lower leg that has venous reflux?

Compression socks.: Compression socks work by squeezing the muscles of the calves to improve the return of the venous blood and reduce the venous pressure in the legs. By doing these two functions, the size of the leg will decrease. Compression stockings are a main component of treating leg swelling. ...Read more