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Hanging Leg Raises
I have a feeling on the back of my left leg, its like a hair is hanging down and ticking it. I have had it for a few days now and it comes and goes th?
You are describing: what is called a PARASTHESIA (Abnormal sensation) most likely due to a pinched nerve in your spine!! Most of these are temporary...I would wait for a week-10days and if it does not resolve on it's own check it out with your PCP (primary care provider) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Me dentist. I have l5s1 disc protrusion and I have not pain but I have intermittent nubness and weaknesses in my left leg. Is hanging is best for me.
Left leg pain that's worse when hanging over a chair or bed. Butt cheek hurts too and whole leg aches. Driving me mad.
Sciatica shows up: Going from butt, to ankle and has a funny feeling of being 'stretched' but uncomfortable. Best if you can be seen by an osteopathic physician for evaluation, and treatment of your musculoskeletal system to determine the cause ; reduce pain. Your entire spine, hip, sacrum, pelvis, and extremities (arms/legs) will be evaluated, gait analysis too if it is sciatica, it can be easily treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a foot in a cast and wrap it with 2 trashbags and tape. Can i submerge it? My doctor told me to wrap my foot with doubled trash bags and tape with masking tape. I have been hanging my leg out of the tub and cause a huge mess with the water. Is that
Trying : Trying to keep your foot dry by wrapping it in one, two or more trash bags and taping it not only doesn't work well, but it's cumbersome, and more apt to cause an accident. You have two choices: you can go out and buy something called a "cast protector, " which is a loose, rubber stocking that has a velcro or other elastic kind of closure near the top to keep it waterproof, or you can take a bath instead of a shower. If you get a cast protector, there are two kinds, an expensive kind (about $35) which works, and a cheap kind (about $5) which doesn't work. Spring for the expensive one if you go this route. Any good pharmacy should have these things. You can take baths instead of showers, and just keep your foot out of the tub. The best way to do this is to go into a dry tub and fill it up while you're already in it. Play with the sail boat, and when you're done, drain the water while you're still inside. Keep a dry towel nearby, and after all the water is out, put the towel in the tub, and use that to stand up to get out. I realize we don't really feel all that squeaky clean after a bath compared to a shower, especially while all that dirty bath water is draining out while we're sitting in it. But it is a much safer way to keep your foot dry. One last thought: if the reason you must keep your foot dry is because it's in a cast of some sort, it's not the end of the world if you were to get it slightly wet. It'll just be a mess. But if the reason to keep your foot dry is related to surgery or an open wound, it's imperative to keep it dry. If you get it wet, you seriously risk infection. Good luck and stay dry! ...Read more
What could cause a vague aching sensation in my legs after a night of hanging out and drinking alcohol? It's mostly noticeable in my shins and calves.
Vague indeed: Electrolyte imbalance (hang over) , trauma not recalled, lactic acid build up for what ever reason (excessive standing, walking or even passing out with one leg pinned under the other) or spending too much time on a bar stool resulting in compression of the sciatic nerve. At age 26 you are a bit young to develop alcoholic neuropathy in the absence of any additional condition (diabetes, B vit low) ...Read more
Healthy 48yoF, 5'4/200 w/low bodyfat, small arms&legs, w/fat hanging stomach almst to knees frm 3 c-sects, am I a good candidate for bodylift/removal?
I have a nephrostomy tube just placed on my right. How do I sleep with it? Secure it to my leg, or hang it off the bed? Also can I sleep on my back?
Sleep on left: You will likely be most comfortable sleeping on your left side if possible. Sleeping on your back may be possible if extra dressings are placed to pad the area around the tube. It is not a good idea to hang the tube off the bed as it this tension might dislodge the tube internally and/or cause pain. Best to lay bag beside you in bed and do not anchor to anything in case you turn in your sleep ...Read more
ORIF&IM nailing of tibia 4months.little pain in ankle while walking.but when hang leg for 2hours or more ankle swell a lot.is it bad?what should do?
Move more often: It can take up to 12 months for some injuries to fully heal, and your description suggests there is still inflammation or other issue to be resolved by your body. You are just highlighting it with the added stressor of hanging position (=more gravity and pressure near knee to slow blood return=swelling). Try to change position more frequently to reduce occurrence. ...Read more
ORIF&IM nailing of tibia 2months ago.doc said no weight bearing but can walk with crutch.can I sit on chair&hang leg.is that little weight cause prob?
Should be OK: The problem is YOUR weight--if intending to bear partial weight or toe-touch weight, but then lose balance and now have all of your weight on that side--it can impact the repair / healing. If just the weight from the rest of the extremity and gravity--not a big deal. ...Read more
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