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My left foot towards sideways/outwards, even in different shoes. I'm 67, 6' tall woman, narrow feet with high arch, hammer/crossed toes & neuropathy.

My left foot towards sideways/outwards, even in different shoes.  I'm 67, 6' tall woman, narrow feet with high arch, hammer/crossed toes & neuropathy.

Hip muscle weakness: The neuropathy has not caused the lateral deviation In the foot placement. This is typically a hip,muscle weakness. You should be in a better shoe,to,accommodate the hammer toes, or see a podiatrist to determine if foot reconstruction is needed for these multiple maladies ...Read more

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Blood pressure 124/74. Paulse 68. Which number matters more? Top sys. Bottom dia. Paulse should be around?

Blood pressure 124/74. Paulse 68. Which number matters more? Top sys. Bottom dia. Paulse should be around?

BP reading: The more important number of your blood pressure is the systolic one, in your case, 124. The diastolic one, 74, is less important. Cardiovascular events occur more frequently and are related to the elevation of the systolic bp. Your blood pressure should be below 140 systolic if one is not a diabetic and at 130 if one has diabetes. Your pulse of 68 is fine and should go up with exercise. ...Read more

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Pressure points for weight loss?

Pressure points for weight loss?

Don't get: too caught up in acupressure or acupuncture for weight loss. While I personally do believe there is real value in acupuncture for certain ailments, weight loss is not one of them. If you are really interested, feel free to google acupressure points for weight loss and many different sources will come up. ...Read more

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Docs stumped, head pressure, drop foot, slight tremor, lack of balance, dizzy when exercising, dilated pupils at times? high IgA n clean mri

Docs stumped, head pressure, drop foot, slight tremor, lack of balance, dizzy when exercising, dilated pupils at times? high IgA n clean mri

Get Referred: If your doctors don't know what it is after all those tests, get referred to a specialty diagnostic hospital like Mayo clinic or Johns Hopkins and let them review your tests and see what else they can tell you. Sounds like you might need to see a neurologist if you have not already. ...Read more

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How high can BP shoot up if stress? Like 70 points for bottom number?

How high can BP shoot up if stress? Like 70 points for bottom number?

Not usually: Hypertension is a status of your BP not a one time reading. What i mean is people can have a headache or family crisis and have a BP through the roof. The root problem needs to be treated and sometimes BP elevation is not the problem but a symptom of a problem. ...Read more

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Why does/would wearing an abdominal binder raise my blood pressure? Both diastolic and systolic increased by 10 points, pushing me into hypertensive range 135/105.

Blood pressure: It increases venous return and also causes an increase in outflow resistance somewhat. This why fighter pilots wear compression garments which inflate when pulling gs. It helps keep the blood flow up to their brains during high g stress. ...Read more

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High BP 135/95 wt 70kg ht 6 ft and age 23 cause??

High BP 135/95
wt 70kg ht 6 ft and age 23 cause??

Over active thyroid,: stress, familial hypertension could be the cause. Sometimes the cause is not known. See your doctor. ...Read more

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High above 100 usually around 105 resting pulse. Age 55 obese high bp and diabetic high cholesterol. Wat could be the reason of high pulse no stress?

All of the above: All the disorders that you listed increase the demand for more blood to be sent to your tissues, hence the the high pulse rate ...Read more

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Why is my systolic blood pressure consistently 5-10 points higher in right arm than left?

Why is my systolic blood pressure consistently 5-10 points higher in right arm than left?

BP: If the difference in BP between the right arm and left is > 15 mm Hg, it requires evaluation for peripheral vascular disease. A british study showed that this finding will also increase the risk of future stroke. Therefore, If the difference is consistently 15 mm Hg or greater, further evaluation is warranted ...Read more

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My systolic blood pressure averages about 130 my diastolic 78 is that high?

My systolic blood pressure averages about 130 my diastolic 78 is that high?

BP AVERAGE: Average BP 130/78 is excellent for a 57 yo man. Newest guidelines recommend 130 and 75-80 as target for therapy. ...Read more

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What are pressure points?

What are pressure points?

Pressure points.: Pressure points are specific areas on the body surface. When pressure is applied to these areas, some can be used for self defense and others for pain relief. ...Read more

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Blood pressure reading of 106/76 pulse 52 considered normal?

Blood pressure reading of 106/76 pulse 52 considered normal?

Your BP Is in the: Low normal range (normal BP 100-140/ 60-90) and your heart rate is slower than the average (60-90). Ask ur dr if he would consider cutting down on the dose of your metoprolol. God bless u! http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/conditions/highbloodpressure/abouthighbloodpressure/understanding-blood-pressure-readings_ucm_301764_article.Jsp#maincontent http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/gettinghealthy/physicalact. ...Read more

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Bp shot to 185/110,pressure in heart, tightness in head hand and foot.Age 33 fem.tests all clear,internist says bp stress related.med resistant?

Bp shot to 185/110,pressure in heart,  tightness in head hand and foot.Age 33 fem.tests all clear,internist says bp stress related.med resistant?

Hypersensitive : Encephalopathy, must control bp, adequate no and dose of meds by a experienced cardiologist will control bp. If not may get brain hemorrhage or loss of memory ...Read more

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Unstable blood pressure readings age 80+?

Unstable blood pressure readings age 80+?

Work with your doc.: Unsteady or what i would term labile hypertension can be tricky, and due to several factors. If already have hypertension (a disorder of persistent elevated BP that can predispose to heart disease and strokes--and not just occasional high blood pressure). A high salt meal, episodes of emotional stress, being at the doc's office can all elevate BP even if HTN controlled. Work w doc, avoid stroke. ...Read more

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Why my blood pressure 154/100 pulse 89?

Why my blood pressure 154/100 pulse 89?

High blood pressure: It sounds like you have high blood pressure, and need to work with your doctor on this. Medications may be needed. Also you may have been up moving around -- and your pulse increased to accommodate this. People who are physically de-conditioned may have slightly elevated heart rates like yours too. ...Read more

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My nlood pressure of 126/81 pulse rate of 73, is that healthy?

My nlood pressure of 126/81 pulse rate of 73, is that healthy?

See below: The jnc vii recommendations are a BP of 135/80 or less is normal. ...Read more

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What's an effective way for me to lose 40 lbs when i can't have any pressure on my feet?

What's an effective way for me to lose 40 lbs when i can't have any pressure on my feet?

Low impact: Swimming is probably the lowest impact exercise you can do to lose weight--riding a stationary (or nonstationary) bicycle puts some pressure on your feet, but not as much as running or walking would. Weight training also burns lots of calories--upper body would probably be more applicable to you. Also, nothing better than diet--cut out sodas and high calorie snacks, etc. ...Read more

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I have hard skin on the major pressure points of the soles of my feet which can be scraped off daily and then grows back very rapidly what is this ?

I have hard skin on the major pressure points of the soles of my feet which can be scraped off daily and then grows back very rapidly what is this ?

Hyperkeratosis: This is thick dead skin that forms, especially if you walk barefoot or use thin socks. Make sure your socks are thick and use an exfoliating moisturizer like amlactim or urea cream. ...Read more

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How do the cells and tiny capillary walls in the soles of our feet hold up to all of that pressure and abuse?

How do the cells and tiny capillary walls in the soles of our feet hold up to all of that pressure and abuse?

Thick skin.: The skin covering the soles of your feet is the thickest on your entire body; and it thickens even more if you use your feet a lot, such as run marathons. The thick skin protects the underlying structures from damage. There is also a layer of fat below the skin that acts as a cushion. ...Read more

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I've got a pain in my foot and it really hurts. It's when I tense my foot or put pressure on it. What could it be?

I've got a pain in my foot and it really hurts. It's when I tense my foot or put pressure on it. What could it be?

Foot Pain: Is there any pin-point tenderness to the area? Any history trauma? How long? Sharp pain direct on bone could be stress fracture. Where on your foot is important to know? Any discoloration? Swelling? You should have this checked if this has been more than a couple days. ...Read more

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So since yesterday the left side of my left foot has been hurting pretty badly especially when i put pressure on it?

So since yesterday the left side of my left foot has been hurting pretty badly especially when i put pressure on it?

Foot pain: Sudden onset of foot pain means you need to see your doctor. He/she may have you get an x-ray. Then you will know what you are dealing with. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have terrible foot pain (in the lowest part) when I move, squeeze, apply pressure and rotate it. What can I do? :(

I have terrible foot pain (in the lowest part) when I move, squeeze, apply pressure and rotate it. What can I do? :(

Ankle sprain: You should see a Podiatrist or foot specialist for an accurate diagnosis. To make the right diagnosis we need more history.There are many possibilities: plantar fasciitis, ankle sprain or an Achilles tendinitis. Each of these are treated a bit differently although rest, stretching and ice can be used. Additional physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medication may be recommended by your M.D. ...Read more

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For the past two weeks the ball of my left foot has been extremely painful, hurts when flexing and with pressure. What could this be?

For the past two weeks the ball of my left foot has been extremely painful, hurts when flexing and with pressure. What could this be?

Pain caused by: When you have pain at the ball of your feet, it could be from several causes. If you've been active, you could be causing "capsulitis" or inflammation of the joints at the ball of your feet. Also, there could be a stress fracture, but diagnostic tests are needed to rule that out. Lastly, you could also have an aggravated nerve called a "neuroma" or (historically) "morton's neuroma". ...Read more

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Fasciotomy of medial foot 12/13 (41 mm/hg) relieved symptoms & pain. Last wk symptoms returned and pressure today was 53 mm/hg. How urgent is this?

Urgent: We consider any compartment with a pressure of over 35 mm of mercury to be enough to limit blood flow and lead to tissue loss. I recommend you have this evaluated by a general or ortho surgeon, or er doc asap. ...Read more

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Foot soaks that lower blood pressure?

Foot soaks that lower blood pressure?

Blood pressure: No foot soaks that i know of (not to say that they don't exist.) that let your blood pressure, but watching your sodium intake and stress levels can be beneficial. Foot soaks can further relax you and help to lower you blood pressure. ...Read more

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Why does my sacrum hurt when i stand up and put pressure into my feet?

Why does my sacrum hurt when i stand up and put pressure into my feet?

Gravity: 20's male with "sacral pain with standing" might have effects of upper body weight bearing down on pelvis and pelvic joints, a sacroiliac joint. Lax and injured ligaments of the sij might be the pain generator. See an osteopath for hands on diagnosis. If fever see sooner than later. ...Read more

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Left heel of foot painful to put pressure on. Started 2 days ago, what could it be?

Plantar fascitiis: Try icing it, stretching your achilles tendon, wearing an arch support. Night splints are generally helpful as well. ...Read more

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I have bad pain along the side of my left foot for few months when pressure is applied what could it be ?

I have bad pain along the side of my left foot for few months when pressure is applied what could it be ?

Foot pain: Could be plantar fasciitis or inflammation of any of the tendons or ligaments in your foot. Have you been using any anti-inflammatory meds or been heating and elevating the foot on a regular basis? ...Read more

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What would the doctors do to my foot? I can't put pressure. It hurts ! walkingboot and crutches? Please help me!

What would the doctors do to my foot? I can't put pressure. It hurts ! walkingboot and crutches? Please help me!

Several things: They would exam your foot, probable x-rays to rule out fracture. Possible boot or crutches. Need to determine the problem. ...Read more

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Pain on top of my right foot, especially if i put pressure on it, slight slight swelling. Its more to the center of foot?

Pain on  top of my right foot, especially if i put pressure on it, slight slight swelling. Its more to the center of foot?

Pain right foot: Pain with swelling can be due to inflammation or local injury to the deeper tissue in the area. You shouls consult a foot doctor if problem persists for an examination and possible xrays to assess your painful condition. ...Read more

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I'm 32, 203 pounds, 5 foot 1, smoker, no kids no health issues. My BP is always 110/68 give or take. Is this Blood pressure good?

I'm 32, 203 pounds, 5 foot 1, smoker, no kids no health issues. My BP is always 110/68 give or take. Is this Blood pressure good?

Yes, but...: BP is excellent but your weight and smoking are major concerns. I urge you to quit smoking and make permanent changes in your eating habits as soon as possible, while still young and before serious health problems begin. ...Read more

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Blood pressure 149 over 60. Is the bottom number way too low? Or is lower better? Male 25 years old. 6 foot 3 inches and 320 pounds.

Blood pressure 149 over 60. Is the bottom number way too low? Or is lower better? Male 25 years old. 6 foot 3 inches and 320 pounds.

Need to repeat: If this is real you have a widening difference between top an bottom value should be 40 . May hve a problem with aortic valve. Need to see a md. ...Read more

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I can not put no pressure on my high ankle spain and its almost been a week and it's tured to the right and I need to get back on my feet a.S.A.P?

I can not put no pressure on my high ankle spain and its almost been a week and it's tured to the right and I need to get back on my feet a.S.A.P?

Possible fracture: Its possible you have an ankle fracture or a disruption of the syndesmosis between the tibia and the fibula, the 2 bones that connect the foot to the leg. You need to get an x-ray. ...Read more

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I woke up with a pain in my foot where peroneus brevise is there was no twisting or extra pressure i wind a band around my foot what is happening?

I woke up with a pain in my foot where peroneus brevise is
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i wind a band around my foot
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Peroneus brevis: Does indeed get injured often after a sprain. Sometimes, it is a small injury like stepping on a pebble., and patients don't realize they had indeed suffered an injury. Try wrapping in an ace bandage and icing, see if it helps. ...Read more

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