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Atrophy (Definition)

Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more


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Injury to R foot 6m ago. Disuse atrophy to lower leg. Muscle twitching along inner aspect of foot, now up to inside of leg to calf. Suggestions?

Injury to R foot 6m ago.  Disuse atrophy to lower leg.  Muscle twitching along inner aspect of foot, now up to inside of leg to calf.  Suggestions?

If the disuse: Is secondary to cast you may have nerve damage from the cast. I would recommend physical therapy. You must get that foot and leg moving. You may want to get a baseline EMG/NCV study and of course follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can extensor tendonitis in foot cause tingling?

Can extensor tendonitis in foot cause tingling?

possible...: Tendonitis implies inflammation/irritation of the tendons - in this case, the extensor ones on the top of the foot. When they become inflamed, they swell and in turn can compress the cutaneous nerves that are on the top (dorsal) aspect of the foot and can conceivably cause tingling. ...Read more

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Is diabetic foot numbness reversible?

Is diabetic foot numbness reversible?

Numb Diabetic Feet: We have found in our podiatry clinic that there is a lot of variability in levels of severity of diabetic neuropathy and symptoms also vary but mostly early symptoms of numbness, stabbing, burning, tingling and electric shocks that are recurrent when resting seem to be correlating with fasting blood sugar levels. Symptoms are less when patients have good sugar control; you should strive for this. ...Read more

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Can calf atrophy after ankle sprain lead to plantar fasciitis and achilles problems? If so can calf atrophy be reversed?can plantar fasciitis be cured

Can calf atrophy after ankle sprain lead to plantar fasciitis and achilles problems? If so can calf atrophy be reversed?can plantar fasciitis be cured

Weakest Link theory.: You must have had one heck of a sprain in order to be wearing a cast long enough that would cause calf atrophy. The immobility could have also caused some residual stiffness of the ankle and associated joints. These post immobilization problems can alter your normal ankle and foot mechanics and lead to temporary arch and Achilles problems. Physical therapy could be the ticket to a swift recovery. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with ankle tendonitis, now foot , ankle lower leg all swollen. ?

Diagnosed with ankle tendonitis, now foot , ankle lower leg all swollen. ?

Ankle smankle: You need to describe the location of the ankle tendonitis. Is it front, back, inside, outside painful to stand or move? What was done to confirm the diagnosis of tendonitis. If you are continuing to use the ankle is that motion now causing compensatory swelling? Or is something else really going on? A lot to think about but it will make your problem easier to solve. ...Read more

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Bilateral testicular atrophy due to poor arterial supply in 1 year kid , treatment/?

Bilateral testicular atrophy due to poor arterial supply in 1 year kid , treatment/?

Address blood supply: The first issue is to address the blood supply problem. If the testes do not receive enough blood supply, they cannot develop properly. This may affect his hormone production and fertility in the future, although it is probably too early to tell at this point. Close follow-up with your is essential. ...Read more

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Why is muscle atrophy permanent in carpal tunnel?

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Why is muscle atrophy permanent in carpal tunnel?

Not true: Muscle atrophy is only permanent in severe long standing cases. The nerve may not regenerate and restimulate the muscle in these cases. ...Read more

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I had an old calcanea stress fracture with swelling. Can long-term foot instability, plantar fasciitis, sural neuropathy cause back problems?

I had an old calcanea stress fracture with swelling.  Can long-term foot instability, plantar fasciitis, sural neuropathy cause back problems?

Heel fracture: The answer is simply yes. Long term instability, plantar faciitis, and sural neuropathy...All cause pain. And, trying to ambulate through it, will cause you to limp. This limping will effect your back.. See a specialist, and get help. ...Read more

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Have pherpherial neuropathy in feet& hands celluitis in lt leg& foot& swellling in rtcalf &foot, phemigous on tounge, pain neurogenic, fibro diagnose ple?

Have pherpherial neuropathy in feet& hands celluitis in lt leg& foot& swellling in rtcalf &foot, phemigous on tounge, pain neurogenic, fibro diagnose ple?

Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the feet can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can hyperextending a knee cause foot numbness?

Can hyperextending a knee cause foot numbness?

Yes : A hyper extension injury can cause a stretch to the nerve behind the knee and that can cause numbness. Usually, however, the nerve will recover but it can take many months. ...Read more

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Is surgery needed for foot drop from anterior tarsal tunnel syndrome (deep peroneal nerve entrapment) from ant tib tenosynovitis from ultrasound burn?

Something does not: Sound right about this. The common peroneal nerve can cause a drop foot. The deep peroneal nerve from ant tarsal tunnel is on the top of the foot. The nerve runs deep as the name implies and hence would not be affected from ultrasound. Entrapment of this nerve would not cause a dropfoot, it usually causes numbness to the first webspace or great toe. ...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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Diagnosed Interdigital nerve compression 4th/5th but hypersensitive little toe/foot, can't tolerate shoes, whole foot now becoming numb. Misdiagnosed?

Diagnosed Interdigital nerve compression 4th/5th but hypersensitive little toe/foot, can't tolerate shoes, whole foot now becoming numb. Misdiagnosed?

Maybe: Without all the details it is hard to say...however...compression can cause hypersensitivity. (it can cause less or more sensitivity...everyone is different). If the whole foot is numb then yes, you may need to be re-evaluated ASAP ...Read more

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Is foot tingling.Common.After a knee injury?

Is foot tingling.Common.After a knee injury?

Foot tingling: You might experience foot tingling if you suffer an injury to the outside of the knee where the common peroneal nerve is located, as this nerve is superficial and pass over the head of the fibula ( skinny long bone in the lower leg). This nerve splits in two and ends in the foot. ...Read more

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Can croc shoes cause foot, ankle, knee injuries?

Can croc shoes cause foot, ankle, knee injuries?

Crocs are: For the most part very comfortable. There are medical versions which are a bit more supportive. I'd suggest that they are less likely to cause injury than the omnipresent flip-flop. ...Read more

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