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Doctor insights on: How Can I Keep My Hamstring Healthy

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What are ways to keep my hamstring healthy?

What are ways to keep my hamstring healthy?

Hamstring Strength: Hamstring injuries are notoriously nagging injuries for athletes involved in explosive sports that involve sudden sprinting such as soccer, rugby, track & field, etc. Eccentric strength training of the hamstring has been shown to prevent hamstring pulls in elite soccer players. My recommended exercise to prevent hamstring injury is the eccentric nordic exercise. ...Read more

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Nicked leg shaving. Oozed for hour. Is that bad health stuff?

Nicked leg shaving. Oozed for hour. Is that bad health stuff?

Probably not: Some people just take a long time to clot, and you might have nicked a small vein if you have any that are prominent on your legs. Did you take an Aspirin or Ibuprofen in the previous 24 hours? That could do it too. If this is the only bleeding problem you have, not to worry. If you are having nosebleeds, gum bleeding, or really heavy periods, time to have your blood count and clotting checked. ...Read more

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What are some tips to stay healthy and not gain weight durning the healing of a broken leg ?

What are some tips to stay healthy and not gain weight durning the healing of a broken leg ?

Limit calories: You need to exercise what is not broken make sure your vitd level is adequate (best >50ng/ml) you need calories to heal but need to watch it as you will probably not be burning off as many discuss this with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How can I stay in shape and healthy when my back and leg hurt at rest, much less walking or running?

How can I stay in shape and healthy when my back and leg hurt at rest, much less walking or running?

Swimming: You do not provide info re diagnosis, but generically, exercising in water removes the stress of gravity, and is usually tolerated far better in pts with similar problems to yours. Not only swimming but water aerobics might help, and a variety of rehab therapists supervise such sessions. Might consider yoga as another direction. ...Read more

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I'm having sever pain in only my left leg followed by dizziness, should I be concerned? I'm 19 in good health this started about 15min ago.

I'm having sever pain in only my left leg followed by dizziness, should I be concerned? I'm 19 in good health this started about 15min ago.

Pinched Nerve etc.: Sounds like you sat in a position that placed pressure on the large nerve and blood vessels to the leg from your back. Try walking it out and only siting upright and straight. ...Read more

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My left leg by my knee is slightly larger than the right. I'm 25 female healthy and try to work out when I can. I'm 5'4 150lb. Should I worry ?

My left leg by my knee is slightly larger than the right. I'm 25 female healthy and try to work out when I can. I'm 5'4 150lb. Should I worry ?

No.: If you do not have any other complaints--no pain, bruising, redness, or history of injury, I would not worry. Our bodies are not naturally perfectly symmetrical. If you have any of the above complaints, please seek medical care. ...Read more

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Does someone with health anxiety often perceive symptoms as worse than they are? Ex: slight leg pain may feel severe and make u think u have disease?

Does someone with health anxiety often perceive symptoms as worse than they are? Ex: slight leg pain may feel severe and make u think u have disease?

Yes: That happens all the time in people with "health anxiety". Of course, such patients benefit from realizing how they are perceiving the sensations or feelings from all over their bodies, and then adjusting their perceptions to a more realistic type of perception. ...Read more

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I have burning feeling in my upper leg which only last few minutes come and goes all the time, only started about three days ago. I.M in good health?

I have burning feeling in my upper leg which only last few minutes come and goes all the time, only started about three days ago. I.M in good health?

Leg: There is condition called meralgia paresthetica which involves femoral nerve which is above sciatic nerve from upper lumbar region. Nerves can be impinged or crowded as they exit spinal cord or in this case upper thigh as it exits groin area. May be related to excess use upper front thigh muscles. Nerve irritation can be burning, " numbness" evan itch or other discomforts but nerves follow pattern. ...Read more

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I keep getting twitches by my left rib cage and in my leg stomach and sometimes my back I have health anxiety and it's scaring me. It's not everyday ?

I keep getting twitches by my left rib cage and in my leg stomach and sometimes my back I have health anxiety and it's scaring me. It's not everyday ?

Random twitches : that do not follow any known anatomical pathway or sequence are highly unlikely to be from a disorder of the central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, neuromuscular junction or muscle fibers. What can hurt you - & your fetus, should you become pregnant - is chronic anxiety. Ask your GP for referral to a psychiatrist & a psychologist for proper evaluation, therapy & possible medications. ...Read more

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If a blood clot in the leg comes and goes, does it pose a real health risk ?

If a blood clot in the leg comes and goes, does it pose a real health risk ?

Certainly can: Recurrent blood clots in the legs is certainly not a good thing and each occurrence not only damages the vein but poses the possibility of a pulmonary embolus which is the life threatening problem. The fact that they recur suggests a coagulopathy which should be evaluated urgently by your doctor. ...Read more

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My leg went numb below the knee for several hours last night. I am 31, no major health problems. Is this a cause for concern?

My leg went numb below the knee for several hours last night. I am 31, no major health problems. Is this a cause for concern?

Certainly not normal: For one leg to go numb below the knee is not normal. Were you sitting or laying in an odd position that could explain why this happened? Do you have lower back problems? If it happens again then I would be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Im 45 and I had shingles on my right leg october last year.Now March it has come on the left leg what is the problem. Im healthy and have NO illnesses?

Im 45 and I had shingles on my right leg october last year.Now March it has come on the left leg what is the problem. Im healthy and have NO illnesses?

Shingles - twice: Shingles is bad enough the first time, but it doesn't seem fair to get it twice. About 10-20% of the US population will get shingles in their lifetime. Of those, only 1-4% will get it more than once, but unfortunately, that is well-known to happen. If your immune system is compromised, that can increase your risk. ...Read more