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Doctor insights on: Itchy Legs From Long Term Standing

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itching (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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Can a tight belt whilst sitting down for long periods cause severe calf pain in both legs ?

Can a tight belt whilst sitting down for long periods cause severe calf pain in both legs ?

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 more

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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?

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?

Physical Exam Needed: This is a complex question. A physical exam is very helpful in a case like this. I wish I could be more helpful but I want to you get the right diagnosis. Please arrange for a physical exam with a doctor. ...Read more

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Can standing on bad knees for too long lead to back pain?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Could sitting too long make my leg claudication worse?

Could sitting too long make my leg claudication worse?

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 more

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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. ?

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

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Chronic: small red patches on the inner ankles branching out quickly, feet &leg pain after walking, looks worse after walking/shower, what's this?

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

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Legs, mainly thighs, are sensitive to the touch after standing for long periods of time. Why?

Legs, mainly thighs, are sensitive to the touch after standing for long periods of time. Why?

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

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How long will leg edema caused by sunburn last?

How long will leg edema caused by sunburn last?

It can last 3-4 wks: elevate your legs, try cool compresses and cool baths and aspirin if no contraindication. ...Read more

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How come legs start swelling after prolonged periods of sitting?

How come legs start swelling after prolonged periods of sitting?

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 more

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Anyone had bad swelling of legs and feet on long flight? Do compression garments help?

Anyone had bad swelling of legs and feet on  long flight? Do compression garments help?

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 more

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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?

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