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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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Is the hypermobile type of ehlers danlos disorder constant in families?

Is the hypermobile type of ehlers danlos disorder constant in families?

Simple Response YES: Ehlers-danlos syndrome is a life-long condition that people are born with. It is caused by an abnormal gene. In most cases, people get ehlers-danlos syndrome when they get the abnormal gene from either their mother or father. Ehlers-danlos syndrome involves the body’s connective tissues, which are the tissues that make up and support the skin, bones, blood vessels, and other organs. ...Read more

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Snapping/popping in ankle still 6 months since injury. Not in ankle.. In lateral side of midfoot sort of between fifth meta and ankle. causes?

Snapping/popping in ankle still 6 months since injury. Not in ankle.. In lateral side of midfoot sort of between fifth meta and ankle. causes?

Snap, crackle & pop.: The area described is in the location of the peroneal muscle tendons. The best thing to do is return to the doctor who treated the original injury. ...Read more

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With turner syndrome, is fusing bones in the neck common?

With turner syndrome, is fusing bones in the neck common?

No: Fused bones of the neck (cervical vertebra) are not common in patients with turner syndrome. ...Read more

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Anyone treated a "tarsal coalition" in their ankle?

Anyone treated a "tarsal coalition" in their ankle?

Yes: Tarsal coalitions occur between one of the joints below the true ankle joint (hind foot bones: talus, calcaneus, navicular and cuboid bones). It can be partial or complete, boney union or fibrous. In all cases it restricts the normal motion of the affected joint and does not need to be treated unless it hurts. Some coalitions can be resected in the young and if they are partial. Some may need fusion. ...Read more

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Is calluses in feet early sign of foot deformities in arthritis?

Is calluses in feet early sign of  foot deformities in arthritis?

No: No calluses are generally limited to the skin and subcutaneous tissue. They are not related to any bone deformity. If calluses are not kept clean they may not heal which may eventually cause a local infection. And worst case scenarios this infection may spread to the bone and cause osteomyelitis which is the infection of the bone. This could be complicated specially in diabetic patients and may require amputation of the bon. ...Read more

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Mva, 2005. Mult. Surgeries = r ankle fused, w/plates, pins, screws, metal rod to halfway up leg. Why sporadic pitting edema in both legs from standing?

Mva, 2005. Mult. Surgeries = r ankle fused, w/plates, pins, screws, metal rod to halfway up leg. Why sporadic pitting edema in both legs from standing?

Edema.: Edema in lower extremities comes from interplay of many factors - protein content of blood, hydrostatic pressure induced by gravity, the state of valves in veins, the amount of circulating fluid in bloodstream and the degree of competency of lymphatic system. If any of these - or a combination of these- is a bit off you get swelling. Might expect swelling worse on r but this might not happen. ...Read more

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Can a cystic bone lesion in the ankle cause ankle pain?

Can a cystic bone lesion in the ankle  cause ankle pain?

Sure: Bone pain can be troublesome, and a cystic bone lesion can certainly cause it. Make sure you get the cystic bone lesion evaluated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are there 6 or 4 compartments in the lower leg? And has anyone heard of isolated posterior tibialis compartment syndrome?

Are there 6 or 4 compartments in the lower leg? And has anyone heard of isolated posterior tibialis compartment syndrome?

4: There are 4 compartments (anterior, lateral, superficial and deep posterior). Theoretically it's possible to have only one with increased pressure. ...Read more

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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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With ehlers danlos hypermobility and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome is there an increased risk of blood clots since blood can pool in limbs?

Yes: Not due to pooling of blood. There is one case report. An unusual presentation of ehlers-danlos syndrome vascular type with deep vein thrombosis: a case for multidisciplinary management. Authors lipinski mj, lipinski se, kripalani s, friesen ld, uthlaut bs, braddock sr. Journal am j med genet a. 2009 feb 15;149a(4):698-701. ...Read more

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In kids, have you seen chiari type 1 (5-6mm) present with neuropathy in hands in feet as the symptoms? And did surgery help? Nortriptylne is helping

In kids, have you seen chiari type 1 (5-6mm) present with neuropathy in hands in feet as the symptoms? And did surgery help? Nortriptylne is helping

Chiari1 malformation: Surgery can be helpful, but the surgery may have several serious effects. Therefore, if you are contemplating surgery make sure you go to a pediatric teaching hospital and that the surgeon has experience in doing the surgery. ...Read more

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How often does talipes (club foot) with sandal gap in a fetus indicate some kind of chromosomal disorder?

How often does talipes (club foot) with sandal gap in a fetus indicate some kind of chromosomal disorder?

Up to 33%: Fetal talipes equinovarus with or without sandal gap may be associated with a chromosomal abnormality as often as 33% of times, and when associated, other abnormalities are found. The most common association is with trisomy 18 (having an extra chromosome #18). In one study only 22% had isolated talipes. ...Read more

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Right hip has coxa magna deformity from perthes as kid. Could this cause the intermittent severe pain from my right hip to ankle? Also get periodic buzzing sensation in that ankle + in perianal area.

Right hip has coxa magna deformity from perthes as kid. Could this cause the intermittent severe pain from my right hip to ankle? Also get periodic buzzing sensation in that ankle + in perianal area.

Possibly: Any deformity in the hip area is going to have direct impact to the knee and ankle and foot. You may want to get a second opinion from an osteopathic physician, can do musculoskeletal evaluation of your condition, and able to offer him treatment, that might also help the sins the strange sensations that you're getting in the ankle as well as the groin. There are fascial connections via the hip. ...Read more

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