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Lower Extremity (Overview)

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Lower Extremity (Overview)

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What is bilateral lower extremity length dependent sensory polyneuropathy? And what causes it?

What is bilateral lower extremity length dependent sensory polyneuropathy? And what causes it?

BLELDSM made simple: In sensory polyneuropathy, sensory nerve fibers that carry info about temperature, touch, pain, & position are damaged & can't transmit signals. Length-dependent means limbs furthest away are 1st to be affected, as in both lower legs. Common causes include diabetes, nutrient deficiency, connective tissues disorders, infectious diseases, or toxins. Blood tests can rule out most of these causes. ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
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Check cholesterol medications
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Have a venous ultrasound to check for reflux
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Can i bypass lower extremity with fasciotomy?

Can i bypass lower extremity with fasciotomy?

Sometimes: There are occasions where a vascular surgical bypass and fasciotomy are performed at the same time, vascular trauma, acute ischemic leg. There are occasions where bypass and fasciotomy are done separately. They are not the same procedure, so can not be used interchangeably. Fasciotomy allows the leg to swell with less risk for muscle and nerve damage, less risk for amputation. Be well. ...Read more

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I am 40 with unexplained lower extremity parapasesis. I cant move anything waist down. how much muscle loss/ nerve loss to expect.

I am 40 with unexplained lower extremity parapasesis.  I cant move anything waist down.  how much muscle loss/ nerve loss to expect.

Insufficient data: First of all, "paraparesis" MEANS lower extremity weakness. What does "unexplained" mean? That you can't explain it, or your doctors can't? Are you absolutely sure they didn't find a cause? Some patients just don't get it the first time around. - If the weakness is from the CNS (spinal cord), you'll get disuse atrophy. If PNS (lumbosacral plexus), you'll get neurogenic atrophy - much worse. ...Read more

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Causes of lower extremity swelling in someone who injects dilaudid in her thighs?

Causes of lower extremity swelling in someone who injects dilaudid in her thighs?

See a doctor: This may or may not be related to your injection of medication. Things to consider are a cellulitis (skin infection), blood clot in the deep veins of your leg, or just inflammation/clotting of the superficial veins in your leg. Please have yourself evaluated by a doctor asap. ...Read more

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What type of lower extremity pain is associated with ovarian cancer?

What type of lower extremity pain is associated with ovarian cancer?

Not a common feature: Leg pain is not a usual feature of ovarian cancer. A person with ovarian cancer may develop deep vein thrombosis in the legs and have pain, but that is not common. Unfortunately ovarian cancers do not cause specific symptoms, at least not in early stages. ...Read more

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Can a bad chiropractic adjustment of the lower extremity cause permanent disability? ex.pubic symphysis.

Can a bad chiropractic adjustment of the lower extremity cause permanent disability? ex.pubic symphysis.

Unlikely: Forces required to disrupt injure the human pelvic ring are massive in the lab and beyond what can be produced by hands applied externally ...Read more

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Where do I go to get a lower extremity joint MRI without dye done?

Where do I go to get a lower extremity joint MRI without dye done?

MRI without "dye": Some hospitals have a permanent MRI unit; others share one with other hospitals; there are also free-standing imaging offices that do ct's & mri's. Unless you are allergic to contrast (dye) or have severe kidney disease, contrast is used for an optimal study. Discuss that issue with the doc ordering the mri. ...Read more

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Why is there such a drastic difference in the value of prox pfa psv between the right leg -82.3 vs left leg 64.4 on a lower extremity arterial duplex?

Why is there such a drastic difference in the value of prox pfa psv between the right leg -82.3 vs left leg 64.4 on a lower extremity arterial duplex?

Not enough info: That is not necessarily a drastic difference, and both may well be within normal limits. I would not be concerned about those numbers alone. The full leg ultrasound or pressure testing may provide more information. ...Read more

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The other day 5 min after i had ate/drank lunch i had horrible pain in my left lower stomach and left lower extremity. What could that be?Also had b.M

The other day 5 min after i had ate/drank lunch i had horrible pain in my left lower stomach and left lower extremity. What could that be?Also had b.M

Several posibilities: This may have been an acute attack of diverticulitis, it could be due to kidney stones, and other possible causes. This may have nothing whatever to do with your having eaten recently. If this recurs you should definitely see a doctor and get evaluated. To expand on possibilities is impossible in this confined space. ...Read more

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I have severe pain in left back muscle it is also swollen sharp pain in lower extremity. Has been going on for arpund six days. Tried heat and cold?

I have severe pain in left back muscle it is also swollen sharp pain in lower extremity. Has been going on for arpund six days. Tried heat and cold?

See a doctor asap: Sounds like sciatic nerve involvement or a potential herniate disk in back. Vague and need a thorough history and exam asap. Don't wait too long because symptoms could get worse and treatment may not be as effective. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order a lower extremity joint mri?

What type of doctor can order a lower extremity joint mri?

Various: Evaluation of a joint is done to look for ligament and bony disruption in the case of unexplained pain, ongoing disease (like arthritis) or trauma. A joint MRI can be ordered by your family doctor, an er doctor, an orthopedic surgeon or a rheumatologist. It is performed by a radiologist who will evaluate the results. ...Read more

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On average How long does a spiral fracture take to heal? (Lower extremity)

On average
How long does a spiral fracture take to heal?
(Lower extremity)

Most fractures ~ 6wk: Most fractures heal in a bout 6 weeks. Reduced spiral fractures, in large part due to the broader surface area available for healing, heal enough to allow at least early motion and potentially partial weight bearing (fibula fracture) by 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Can a person diagnosed with mild crps also have neuropathy pain in the lower extremity (left leg below knee)?

Can a person diagnosed with mild crps also have neuropathy pain in the lower extremity (left leg below knee)?

See Pain Specialist: You may be developing a pain syndrome called complex regional pain syndrome. This should be checked out asap so that treatments can be offered to reduce or eliminate this pain. The longer it goes on makes it harder to treat. Also, the pain could be coming from your spine and may need to be evaluated further. I would see a comprehensive pain specialist that can manage everything you need. ...Read more

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My leg adductors are so incredibly tight my lower extremity is very weak my upper extremity is very weak what should I do?

See a physician: Weakness of both the upper and lower extremities could indicate advanced muscle disease .A neurologic exam conducted at the same time will indicate whether the disorder is a myopathy vs.a neuromyopathy. ...Read more

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Have severe lower extremity pain in both legs no injury been going on for awhile pain getting worse taking to much tylenol (acetaminophen) to get rid of pain help?

Have severe lower extremity pain in both legs no injury been going on for awhile pain getting worse taking to much tylenol (acetaminophen) to get rid of pain help?

Leg pain could be: From a number of things, especially if it is on both legs. We always want to rule out blood clots, but usually that is accompanied by swelling as well. Another possible cause would be neuropathic pain, which would be common in diabetics. Medications are another source of muscle pain. I would have you follow up with your primary so they can figure out what might be the cause. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Extremity (Definition)

Is appendage or body part that extends from the main body, such as arms or ...Read more