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Leg Amputations Can Overweight People Get A Prosthetic Limb
Prosthetics replace a part of the body. A prosthesis is the name of the device. For example, a prosthetic leg replaces a lost leg. Artificial legs or arms are common examples. Prosthetic teeth are also common. On occasion the device used for a joint replacement (new knee for example) is referred to as ...Read more
Vascular disease: Limb loss in diabetes is often from a combination of nerve damage, which causes numbness, ulcerations, or deformities; and vascular disease with impaired blood flow to the lower legs. The vascular disease is usually not limited to the legs, it is a total body problem. We see higher rates of heart attack and stroke in this group. There is more kidney disease as well. All of these reduce longevity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Serious problems: Serious conditions such as severe infections or very low blood flow to the leg can lead to amputation. Sometimes a serious infection can get into the bone causing osteomyelityis, and sometimes antibiotics do not always work. Low blood flow risks are increased in cigarette smokers and diabetics. Ischemic or infected tissues can sometimes cause serious troubles, negatively affecting other organs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Poor control: Diabetes produces accelerated peripheral vascular disease and neuropathy, in addition to kidney failure as end stages of prolonged and inadequately managed disease. When it gets to the stage where it produces such changes, loss of a limb is only one manifestation of the state of your body with long-standing diabetes. ...Read more
Can cellulitis cause a person to lose balnce and fall.. Complints of hip pain in same leg as cellulitis... Very limited mobility. Super obese?
Typically not: Cellulitis should not cause difficulty in balance or falling although if there is pain or discomfort in the affected leg, then gait and standing may be affected to avoid the discomfort which in turn may lead to increase risk if fall in a very obese person. If pain in the hip occurred after a fall, it should be evaluated to rule out fracture or dislocation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get it diagnosed: Some causes of pain and swelling of foot can include systemic problems such as hypertension, gout, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cheating on what?: Cheating on what? Your diet? Your blood sugar levels? Maintaining low, level blood sugar levels will keep your nerves healthy and functioning, and will ensure you have your optimal healing potential. Uncontrolled blood sugar can lead to neuropathy, ulceration, infection, or amputation. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Certainly!: Amputation sounds disastrous, but in certain circumstances it can be a major improvement or even life-saving. These are: rapidly progressing infections, terrible pain in the limb with all other options unsuccessful, and untreatable, non-healing wounds or deformities which make the limb less useful than a modern prosthesis. ...Read more
How can physical changes in foot from untreated compartment syndrome - high arch, cavus foot, & claw toes - be fixed? Can an Achilles lengthening fix?
Physical therapy: Can be attempted.Get a more detailed answer ›
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