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Can fibromyalgia symptoms result from a trauma to the leg and/or foot?

Can fibromyalgia symptoms result from a trauma to the leg and/or foot?

RSD: After trauma to a lower extremity, a condition called rsd may develop. Rsd is known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy. It can lead to a painful, cold limb. Fibromyalgia is a condition affecting more than one region. Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. ...Read more

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Can emotional stress cause a stress fracture at the foot? Didn't do any sports, did not fall, was no trauma at all.

Can emotional stress cause a stress fracture at the foot? Didn't do any sports, did not fall, was no trauma at all.

No: The "stress" in stress fracture refers to a mechanical stress, not an emotional state. Stress fractures are caused by multiple small injuries to the foot. Typically a sports injury. The injuries may be so slight that you don't even notice them, walking long distances for example. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my foot pain?

Inserts: Over the counter inserts are a good first step for generalized pain, as well as massage. ...Read more

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What are causes of and treatments for multi-system trauma?

What are causes of and treatments for multi-system trauma?

Intensive support: Usually severe injury leads to multisystem trauma, intensive fluid, blood and respiratory support is immediately required for positive outcome ...Read more

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Family tragedy. 2 sisters broke hips around 90. Both developed rapid-onset dementia within 6mo. Was it genetic or trauma or age-related?

Family tragedy. 2 sisters broke hips around 90. Both developed rapid-onset dementia within 6mo. Was it genetic or trauma or age-related?

Hard to say: If they had surgery then that may be more of a factor then the fracture. Alzheimer's dementia is the most common type of dementia and in it conversational speech is preserved long into the illness so there may have been subtle signs before the fractures. If either one developed delirium that would also worsen cognition. For your risk, ask your primary care provider. ...Read more

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Is there a drug that prevents you from dreaming? I don't consciously remember traumas from my early childhood, but I frequently relive them in dreams.

Is there a drug that prevents you from dreaming? I don't consciously remember traumas from my early childhood, but I frequently relive them in dreams.

No: Dreaming is a normal physiologic response in sleep. If the dreams are bothering you talk to a psychiatrist or psychologist to review the dreams and see if there are issues that you need to work through. ...Read more

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I have vibration in my left foot, no trauma to foot. Could it be from sitting too much where I get back pain occasionally? I sit 12h a day at work

I have vibration in my left foot, no trauma to foot. Could it be from sitting too much where I get back pain occasionally? I sit 12h a day at work

Pinched nerve: Sounds like you may have a pinched nerve in the back Often patients will develop numbness, tingling, and pain that radiates from the back down the leg. Depending on the nerve that is pinched, it will affect different parts of the leg. Over time, weakness may develop as well. I would recommend getting it checked out. You may need an EMG and/or MRI ...Read more

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Cause of intermittent pulsating sensation on top of foot? No trauma to the feet, no pain. May back/spine contribute? Sensation felt only when sitting.

Cause of intermittent pulsating sensation on top of foot? No trauma to the feet, no pain. May back/spine contribute? Sensation felt only when sitting.

Under Pressure.: Intermittent pulsating on top of foot sounds as though you are describing blood, under pressure, flowing through an artery. The specified location could possibly include the dorsalis pedis artery. The pulsing may or may not be affected by the act of sitting as opposed to standing. To remove all doubt, an evaluation by a number of specialist could help resolve your concerns. ...Read more

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I have a painless lump on my anterior tibialis ligament and my Achilles tendon on my left foot. No trauma. What could it be.

I have a painless lump on my anterior tibialis ligament and my Achilles tendon on my left foot. No trauma. What could it be.

This could be one of: Several possibilities the most common being a ganglion cyst or possibly a small fatty tumor called a lipoma. If it changes in size or you are not sure concerning what it is especially if it is firm, irregular and appears fixed (not mobile) get it checked out. ...Read more

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I developed severe dry gangrene on right foot after trauma, 4 toes already amputated, but it is spreading very slow. How long can I delay amputation?

I developed severe dry gangrene on right foot after trauma, 4 toes already amputated, but it is spreading very slow. How long can I delay amputation?

If there is no: Infection you can delay in definately as the gangrenous tissue will auto amputate, however, I would make sure I am evaluated by a vascular doctor. ...Read more

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I have bad pain in my toe joints on my left foot, no trauma brought this on, there is no swelling or redness. My ankle was the same the other week?

I have bad pain in my toe joints on my left foot, no trauma brought this on, there is no swelling or redness. My ankle was the same the other week?

Gout?: With no trauma and pain in joints particularly known for its' love of the big toe (halux), it could be uric acid crystals settling into joint. Age and diet related, so just a wild guess. Go to an md, there at least 2 medications that work for this ailment. Good luck! Rule out rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have compartment syndrome in medial compartment of foot w/o trauma? Tested w/ stryker needle. +cs pressure of 41 (starting at 125)

Is it possible to have compartment syndrome in medial compartment of foot w/o trauma? Tested w/ stryker needle. +cs pressure of 41 (starting at 125)

Yes: Trauma is not the only reason a foot could swell, though likely the most common to cause the compartment syndrome.
With the reading obtained if accurate this would signify elevated reassure consistent with compartment syndrome. Clinical exam should help guide therapy. The two docs should come to a consensus or ask for a weird opinion. ...Read more

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My foot suffered a trauma and I don't know if I should go to the hospital. I just buddy taped my big toe because it's in lots of pain. So should I?

My foot suffered a trauma and I don't know if I should go to the hospital. I just buddy taped my big toe because it's in lots of pain. So should I?

Fracture big toe-yes: A broken big toe should probably be seen, a lesser toe can be buddy taped. I do think most toe fractures should be x-rayed to see if the alignment of the fracture is good ...Read more

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Do soft tissue sarcomas usually bruise. Lump and bigbruise on foot (no mem trauma) diagnosed as broken vein/vessel. Was told sarcoma wouldn't bruis?

Do soft tissue sarcomas usually bruise. Lump and bigbruise on foot (no mem trauma) diagnosed as broken vein/vessel. Was told sarcoma wouldn't bruis?

Don't usually bruise: Sarcomas of the foot uncommon. The most frequent sarcoma is liposarcoma that would be extremely rare followed by fibrosarcomas usually beginning with plantar fibromatosis and extending to the fibrosarcoma which rarely is vascular and doesn't bleed. The most aggressive tumor of the foot is the synovioma and epitheliod sarcoma which can bleed and tends to rapidly spread. ...Read more

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Pain in right epididymis extends to posterior thigh and sole of foot following scrotal trauma 1 year ago. Ultrasound and urine normal. Any ideas?

Pain in right epididymis extends to posterior thigh and sole of foot following scrotal trauma 1 year ago. Ultrasound and urine normal. Any ideas?

Epididimis is a: Very posterior and deep structure. I am not sure the location of the pain. If you have scrotal /testicular trauma, you may have pain related nerve irritation. The testis and the whole perineum is full of innervation by multiple branches.
See your urologist and will give you better explanation. ...Read more