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Can it be nerve root compression if straight leg raise, flexion, extension, side to side flexion of the torso, are all negative?

Can it be nerve root compression if straight leg raise, flexion, extension, side to side flexion of the torso, are all negative?

Yes: There are many physical signs of nerve root compression and not all have to be present to raise suspicion. Straight leg raise, flexion, extension, side to side flexion are some. Other concerning findings are radiating pain down the leg, weakness in particular muscles, numbness or tingling in particular areas. Diagnostic tests that can of benefit include a emr, MRI or diagnostic injection. ...Read more

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Straight leg raise there is tingling on my left toe but no pain. Have back spasms for a month but not painful. Present when i do fig 4. Is it serious?

Straight leg raise there is tingling on my left toe but no pain. Have back spasms for a month but not painful. Present when i do fig 4. Is it serious?

Radiculopathy: 23y fem with "back spasms" for 1 month & unilateral toe "tingling" with "straight leg raise". These symptoms might be sciatica & raise concern for neural impingement in region of lumbar spine. Absent mechanical injury, explanation ...Read more

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I am 40 years old and the last 5 years I cannot raise my arms or my legs have to be straight or I am in pain and tjey go to sleep who do I see?

I am 40 years old and the last 5 years I cannot raise my arms or my legs have to be straight or I am in pain and tjey go to sleep who do I see?

Seek help!!: This could be a serious problem with your spinal cord being compressed by your vertebrae where in certain positions other than completely in line, your spinal cord is compressing the rest of the nerves. Seek help immediately before permanent damage. Neck MRI would be diagnostic. ...Read more

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when doing straight leg raise get lots of muscles twitches in foot, no pain in legs bum or back, is this a disc problem of muscle tension? Anyone?

when doing straight leg raise get lots of muscles twitches in foot, no pain in legs bum or back, is this a disc problem of muscle tension? Anyone?

Deinnervation: this means that there is an interruption somewhere between the spine and were the nerve attaches to the muscle. can be in the back (disc) or a problem with the nerve itself. I would see a neurologistst. ...Read more

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Straight leg raise test positive in. 16 yr old, asymptomatic, doc said tight muscles. What do you think ? No family history of back problems or sciati

Straight leg raise test positive in. 16 yr old, asymptomatic, doc said tight muscles. What do you think ? No family history of back problems or sciati

Lumbar Pain: Pain produced in the leg and low back between 30-70 degrees of hip flexion is considered positive and can indicate lumbar disc herniation at the L4-S1 nerve roots. Test is more specific if ankle is dorsiflexed and the cervical spine flexed. Also consider lumber muscle strain, tightness of the hamstrings, gluteus maximus, hip capsule or a pathology of the hip or sacroiliac joints. ...Read more

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Does only a MRI confirm a meniscus tear? Is there any other test to confirm that? Locking knee joint when sitting and raise the knee straight

Does only a MRI confirm a meniscus tear? Is there any other test to confirm that? Locking knee joint when sitting and raise the knee straight

It's the best: A meniscus does not show on an x-ray. The history and physical exam can really help make the diagnosis. An arthrogram, dye and air injected into the knee used to be used to help decide if a tear is present or not. Painful test, often inconclusive, and frankly just about a lost art. An MRI is fast, painless, and rarely wrong. Mris are usually done prior to suggesting surgery. ...Read more

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I can't keep my leg straight without pain. What could cause this?

I can't keep my leg straight without pain. What could cause this?

Check knee caps: The most common and likely cause of pain in front of the knee is an irritated or early wear of the knee cap cartilage or the surface cartilage of the thigh bone that it rubs. Other causes could include a plica, patellar tendonitis etc. For starters avoid stairs, knee extension machines, deep knee squats, lunges etc. Try therapy, antiinflammatories, ice and sometimes a knee sleeve. See orthopedist. ...Read more

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My leg won't stay straight or on the ground when stretching. What should I do?

My leg won't stay straight or on the ground when stretching. What should I do?

Be patient: Don't rush anything when stretching. Continue to stretch every day, and if your muscles are tight, realize that it will take time for you to gain flexibility, the same way it takes time to gain strength in the gym. Read and learn stretching routines to increase your overall level of flexibility and work on balance, strength and conditioning. Good luck. ...Read more

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Raised painful area of side of leg. No colouring but isn't getting smaller. Possibly getting larger!?

Raised painful area of side of leg.  No colouring but isn't getting smaller.  Possibly getting larger!?

Get it checked: There's really no way to know what this is without seeing it. You should see your doctor to get a diagnosis. If it's getting larger, it's especially important. ...Read more

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I have a bruiise on my lower leg that has a raised edge on one side. It has been there for several weeks, it does not hurt but won't go away.

I have a bruiise on my lower leg that has a raised edge on one side. It has been there for several weeks, it does not hurt but won't go away.

Not normal: A bruise with a raised edge persisting for more than a few weeks is not normal. This symptom would suggest thatr it is still bleeding inside or that some other tissues (muscle or fascia) may have been disrupted. You need to get it checked by your doctor ...Read more

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My daughter recently slipped about three days ago and hurt her right leg she can't bend it straight is it broken?

My daughter recently slipped about three days ago and hurt her right leg she can't bend it straight is it broken?

Fx or Sprain: I agree with dr. Fowler. Without an exam and proper testing, it is tough to ascertain wether it is sprained or broken (fractured [fx]). Have her see a dr. For an evaluation of the leg. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to get rid of "raised pours" on legs?

Depends on DX: Depending on what the cause of your "raised pores" is, would determine the treatment that would hopefully get rid of the condition. Impossible to DX over the computer, it is best to see a dr. For an evaluation of the condition to get properly DX and treated, best wishes. ...Read more

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I have some bites on my right leg in a straight line dont know what it is?

Red, itchy?: Are the bites red, itchy, sore, pustules or blisters? It is hard to tell from the description but it could be scabies, folliculitis, allergic dermatitis, shingles. You need to see your doctor or go to an urgent care to get an exam and proper treatment. ...Read more