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Itchy Legs From Long Term Standing
Calf pain: Calf pain is not typically from a tight belt, however it can be caused by sitting down for long periods of time. Movement such as walking, stretching, biking, swimming and jogging can increase the blood flow and decrease the risk of blot clots in the lower legs. If you are having pain or tightness in the back of both calves you must go to urgent care as this can be life threatening! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can swollen ankles come from standing on your feet for a long time in jail versus having diabetes?
85 yr fem-sharp intermit pain in both thighs, occurring after sitting or walking too long. Has spinal stenosis. On warfarin-3.75MG/day Possible cause?
Yes: Oftentimes when there is pain in one joint, we will overcompensate with our other body parts, and . Cause excessive wear and tear on them. By standing on bad knees, for prolonged period of time, this may lead to bad posture, and overcompensation and ultimately worse musculoskeletal back strain ...Read more
Pain in both legs when sitting too long or standing too long and also in both feet. What could this means?
Blood has been pooling in legs from pots. Pressure in crotch when standing a long time. On period. Is this from pots, hormones or pelvis instability?
Symptoms: What I understand from your questions strongly recommends a visit to your primary doctor, and most likely you will be referred to a specialist. Please keep me posted. ...Read more
2-3" redish patch near front of shin after standing on legs for 11hrs. I think I rest my other foot there while standing. Coupe hours after still here?
Pushing too hard...: The skin turning red is a sure sign of an inflammatory process is happening. Standing for hours at a time does not usually cause a reddish patch to appear. Your comment on how your other foot may be resting on the shin, does sound reasonable. Just before normal tissue starts to break down from too much pressure, it turns red. Failure to stop the pressure could cause the red skin to ulcerate. ...Read more
Unlikely: No. Sitting is not associated with atherosclerosis or vascular disease. However, having said that, if you do have vascular disease and claudication, regular exercise will increase your exercise endurance- this has been proven and is the first recommendation along with optimal medical management (aspirin and a statin). ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Foot pain, redness and swelling only after shower/bath or standing for long periods. Feels like feet are full/going to burst. Sometimes up to ankles. ?
Ankle ,foot swelling: Young person with activity related redness , swelling, up to the ankles is of concern and should be checked by an md ...Read more
Chronic: small red patches on the inner ankles branching out quickly, feet &leg pain after walking, looks worse after walking/shower, what's this?
Red patches: The description , unfortunately , doesn't give enough information. As it could be a lot of different things it merits an exam to decide. See your podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more
Do you wear tight: Clothing? There is a nerve entrapment that can happen near our waist in the front called meralgia paresthetica that affects a sensory nerve to the side and front of our thigh and gets worse after standing for long periods. Are you carrying any extra weight? If this is what you have, the two ways to fix it are weight loss and loose clothing. I hope this helps! ...Read more
Gravity : The force of gravity vs. Small fasciculations of muscle or, better yet, contractions of tissue or muscle. The integrity of the tissue composing the valves will dictate the functionality of the venous system. With the denigration of tissue that time affords us all, we would allow for more rapid and profound swelling as gravity maintains a relatively constant tug. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Edema management: Always important to wear therapeutic compression hosiery on longer flights. Also important to get up and walk about and stretch when the pilot has noted that it is safe to do so... Important to prevent leg edema and possibly deep vein clots in your legs... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Excessive itchy feeling on legs and thighs for weeks, tried to avoid scratching as much as possible, now over 30 different size bruises on legs?
See your doctor: These 2 could be unrelated, but if you have that many bruises you definitely need to see your doctor and may need tests for a problem with your blood clotting ...Read more
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