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Swollen left lower leg and foot?

Swollen left lower leg and foot?

Leg edema: For single swollen leg, you need to go to er for duplex to rule out deep venous thrombosis( clot). You didn't give your medications. Take full adult Aspirin now till you go to er. Once the DVT is out then see your doctor for further evaluation. Thanks. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Pess
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Fasciotomy (Definition)

Muscles are surrounded by connective tissue known as fascia and is particularly dense in the arms and legs. When the underlying muscle is injured, due to infection or blood clot, it will swell. If the swelling is severe, the fascia works as a tourniquet and can reduce the blood flow to the muscle leading to more damage. Fasciotomy is a procedure that cuts open the ...Read more


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Pain in lower right back above buttocks. Travels down leg. Knee pain shooting down leg when crossing legs. No knee swelling, full weight bearing.

Pain in lower right back above buttocks. Travels down leg. Knee pain shooting down leg when crossing legs. No knee swelling, full weight bearing.

Sciatica: It is very likely you have sciatica. The sciatic nerve can be irritated with by many things. Recommend NSAIDs, exercise and ab strengthening. Sleep and sit on hard NOT soft surfaces. If not better definitive treatment is medrol dose pak and/or PT. ...Read more

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Deep pain in L buttock. Tension L hip. Stiff lower back. Numbness/tingling L shin & sole of foot. Cramping sensation in foot. L calf pain. Weakness in leg. Worse w/exertion/sitting/standing/lying down. Scans hip/butt OK. Suggestions, possibilities?

Deep pain in L buttock. Tension L hip. Stiff lower back. Numbness/tingling L shin & sole of foot. Cramping sensation in foot. L calf pain. Weakness in leg. Worse w/exertion/sitting/standing/lying down. Scans hip/butt OK. Suggestions, possibilities?

Please repost: and explain what you mean by a "butt" scan. Medically there's no such thing as a "butt" scan. Abandon your unfortunate tendency to use vague colloquial words like "butt" and and state EXACTLY what the scan was called. What you need is a scan of your lumbosacral spine, not your "butt." ...Read more

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Lower back tingling , left leg

Lower back tingling , left leg

What's your question: We need more info regarding your post. Low back pain from high velocity or energy injury & trauma is more worrisome. Numbness, tingling & weakness of a leg is worrisome. So is incontinence & inability to walk normally. Most low back pain from low energy injury will resolve in 6wks. Check out http://www.Choosingwisely.Org/doctor-patient-lists/american-academy-of-family-physicians/ re xrays/imaging. ...Read more

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Swelling back leg isolated below gastrocnemius to ankle. MRI, arteriovenous US normal.Tightness both sides of leg near ankle w/ dorsiflex. Tendonitis?

Swelling back leg isolated below gastrocnemius to ankle. MRI, arteriovenous US normal.Tightness both sides of leg near ankle w/ dorsiflex. Tendonitis?

MRI of what?: This is tendonitis the MRI should have picked it up. If it was a Baker's cyst the US should have picked it up. What else did these examinations show? You need to discuss with your physician the results of the tests and what was and what was not imaged. ...Read more

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Left leg tingling after cracking lower spine?

Left leg tingling after cracking lower spine?

Nerve: Tingling is a symptom of a nerve either having pressure on it or possible nerve disease. If it occurred after cracking your lower spine, it could be from a disk causing pressure on a nerve or stretching a nerve. ...Read more

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Pain in lower left leg while walking?

Pain in lower left leg while walking?

Area of pain: often details the reason. Knee, ankle pain would obviously imply a joint problem. Pain/fatigue in the calves that increases with increasing exercise implies a circulatory problem. Pain with swelling in one lower leg is actually an emergency since the circulatory problem can be a blood clot that could come loose and go to the lung. This would be pain ALL the Time and generally a LOT of swelling. ...Read more

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One feet in lower leg swell?

Blood Clot: Please sign off of the internet and get to your doctor's office today. This is unusual and needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Numbness and tingling anterior lower left leg 9 months after spinal stenosis surgery?

Numbness and tingling anterior lower left leg 9 months after spinal stenosis surgery?

Is this a recurrence: Are these new symptoms or a recurrence from symptoms you had prior to surgery? Although we always hope for the most long lasting and optimal results following back surgery the reality is spinal canal stenosis is a chronic and progressive disease. Repeat surgeries are risky so be wary especially if the 1st surgery didn't "hold" after such a short period of time. ...Read more

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Pain in lower calf of leg on left side had to walk?

Could be serious: I think your problem could be one of many possible scenarios . The most important disease to rule out immediately is whether you have venous blood clot called dvt. I would suggest you see your primary care provider immediately and have him check you. ...Read more

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Numbness in extremities, lower back pain and Achilles tedinitis?

See PMD: If recent furoqunolone use, hx of disc disease/ spine arthritis/ B12 deficiency/ connective tissue disorder need to be considered. May be related, can be separate cause also. See pmd. ...Read more

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Plantar fasciitis both feet hip pain both hips lower back pain right thigh is spasming. Help?

Plantar fasciitis both feet hip pain both hips lower back pain right thigh is spasming. Help?

Maybe Orthotics.: It sounds like you may have a biomechanical instability in your feet that is passing problems "up the kinetic chain." custom made prescription orthotics, made by a certified lab, under the recommendations of a podiatrist can help tremendously! ...Read more

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Sharp stab pain left low back hip shoot down left leg to knee radiating down to heel. Now have sharp stabb pain lower right back hip leg pain to knee.

Sharp stab pain left low back hip shoot down left leg to knee radiating down to heel. Now have sharp stabb pain lower right back hip leg pain to knee.

? nerve root : Could be a compressed or irritated nerve root from a disc or arthritic spur in the low back region / from the sound of it potentially at l3-4 or l2-3 go get it checked out. ...Read more

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Hamstring, lower back, inner thigh pain, & and pain right above foot. Compartment Syndrome or Sciatica issue?

Hamstring, lower back, inner thigh pain, & and pain right above foot. Compartment Syndrome or Sciatica issue?

Comprehensiveness: Employing a multi-modal approach, most fellowship trained pain specialists offer the most effective management of painful conditions. To accurately diagnose and treat patients, we will utilize imaging studies, electro-diagnostic evaluations, history ; physical examinations, targeted physical therapy, appropriate and responsible medication management and cutting-edge interventional procedures. ...Read more

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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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Pain in lower thigh above knee?

Pain in lower thigh above knee?

Muscle strain: Possibilities include muscle strain, nerve inflammation, circulation problem. If there's redness and swelling, be tested for a deep clot on your veins. If there's pain with activity, there could be circulation problem. Suggest to your dr a arterial and venous us of your lower extremities. Quit smoking if you do. Take care! ...Read more