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Increasing Leg Length
If there is a leg length discrepancy which side of the intervertebral discs is worse off - the shorter or longer leg side?
Good question: The pelvis will be higher on the longer leg side. The spine has to create a concavity on this side to keep you balanced. For someone young, the loner leg side would have tighter spots for the nerves. However, typically, the convex side of the curve gets hypertrophied ligaments and this causes more symptoms on the short leg side in older folks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swelling entire length of Achilles tendon. MRI normal. Leaving upper leg stationary and extending lower leg straight, feel pulling behind leg. Help?
Compression socks.: Compression socks work by squeezing the muscles of the calves to improve the return of the venous blood and reduce the venous pressure in the legs. By doing these two functions, the size of the leg will decrease. Compression stockings are a main component of treating leg swelling. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible to increase 20cm of height with limb lengthening? 10cm on the upper leg and 10cm on the lower leg.
Ankle surgery & DVT month ago on same leg. Leg in half splint. This calf seems harder than the other calf,less jiggly. Post thrombotic synd? Atrophy?
You can't spot: Reduce fat. Therefore to loss size of calves, you would need to lose weight in general. To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables ; 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol ; junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic ; weight lifting >. ...Read more
Multiple reasons: One can be born with a short leg. Most of us have one leg, foot, arm slightly shorter than the other by a 1/4" or less. Injuries can cause a short leg such as breaking a leg and it heals shorter than the other. Muscle spasms can cause the hip to tilt and results in a short leg. I would see a podiatrist or orthopaedic doctor. Long term, a short leg can casue a lot of foot, leg, hip, low back pain. ...Read more
Born with small leg length discrepency. Left leg is shorter and less muscular than my right. Any at home solutions, such as excercises?
Not exercises: Please go see an orthopedic doctor that knows about leg length discrepancy. You can get a either a shoe insert or a special shoe to even things out. It may predispose you to injury in the other leg/hip due to more strain. ...Read more
Almost always not: Even if an entire leg is bigger, or half of the body or facial structures, we do not het know what courses them. Be sure to exclude unilateral congenital dislocation the hip. If the foot is bigger, there is a wonderful organization which matches mirror images of feet. If child A has a size 8 right foot and a size 7 left foot, they find child B with a size 8 left foot and a size 7 right foot. ...Read more
What is the leg muscle lower than the calf, but higher then the ankle, and can you increase the width of it?
Low possibility : Depending of course on the mechanism of injury and the exact type of growth plate fracture that occurred, deformity from a growth plate injury occurs in less than 10% of patients. In all cases, the patient is closely monitored with growth to determine if the injured limb is lagging. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recent episode of sciatica. Glute, hamstring, calf, heel and lateral portion of foot affected. Pain dissipated quickly and is gone, reduced sensation?
L5-S1 disc bulge: An l5-s1 disc can have a full spectrum of the symptoms due to minor bulges from subtle tears in the annulus fibrosis to full blown disc hernia hernia causing more severe and more persistent symptoms.Rest and restricted activities leads to natural healing in most cases.The presence of severe persistent pain or muscle weakness signifies a more serious problem requiring medical evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lower left leg pain. Commenced during the night ...no injury or change in exercise. Leg feels warmer than other one. Discomfort is more outside leg?
Hard to say: There are many potential causes. Sciatica, which is an irritation of a nerve in the back, is one of the more common causes. Arthritic conditions can cause leg pain as can vascular problems. A detailed history and exam can often determine the cause. Thank you for your question. ...Read more
Injury to R foot 6m ago. Disuse atrophy to lower leg. Muscle twitching along inner aspect of foot, now up to inside of leg to calf. Suggestions?
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