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23 y/o female with a recent appearance of prominent blue veins extending from palms to shoulder. Noticeably more prominent than normal appearance.
Vein specialist: Prominent veins are best treated, if it is needed, by vein specialists.Specialists are often from general surgery, vascular surgery and radiology backgrounds. Most vein specialists are members of the american college of phlebology or the american venous forum. Board certification by the american board of phlebology indicates a dedication to the study of venous disease. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Rheumatologist 1-acquired hypermobility in knees lead 2 overpronation & flat feet? 2-acquired hypermobility in ankles lead 2 overpronation/flat feet?
I vote : For pronation in the foot and ankle will effect the knees. ...Read more
Have acquired hypermobile joints + flat feet/overpronation. I wear orthotics. Can hypermobility of ankles increase with age?
Yes and no: As we age, "hypermobility" tends to decrease. However, with aquired flatfeet, continued wear and tear (and increased weight) can often lead to more pain. There is no good evidence that orthotics will ever "correct" an arch. If they reduce pain, then continuing to wear them when upright would be encouraged. I would not expect that wearing these would worsen any "hypermobility" of the ankles though ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
53,Mild tricuspid and aortic insufficiency, EF-75%,enlarged IVC-3.6cm, femoral/common iliac veins. Former marathon runner, could this be an adaptation?
Have acquired hypermobile joints/flat feet/overpronation. If wear orthotics 24/7 can hypermobility worsen of knees, ankles etc w normal activiities?
Orthotics =stability: All the supportive things one can do to stabilize hyper mobility is definitely in the right direction. Wearing orthotics and good shoes are great for hyper mobility. Maintaining your normal activities is what gives you a quality of life. If you continue to have pain and/or stability issues, consult your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Yes: Compartment syndrome is an uncommon complication of running. However, it does happen in runners due to stress is placed on the muscles of the leg. If you develop pain that does not get better, or you start to experience the nerve changes (numbness, tingling, or weakness) see a doctor immediately. ...Read more
Have flexible pes planus/overpronation which is inherited. Can ligaments become more overstretched loose?
Not true at all: Pigeon toeing, or in-toe gait, is not that common and occurs in less than 10% of the population. Flat feet are much more common at roughly 50% of the population because it is an advantageous trait allowing the foot to compensate for uneven surfaces. High arches are usually rigid and lead to more instability problems. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Can someone explain this.. Moderate patellar chondromalacia w/ prominent cartilage fissuring in the lateral patellar facet?
Cartilage wear: Chrondromalacia means softening of the cartilage that covers the bone. It is a form of cartilage injury or degeneration. Moderate is a grade worse than "mild", but not as significant as "severe". The lateral patellar facet is the outside and back part of the patella. Fissuring means there is a groove-like defect in the cartilage. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Pronates: If there is a boney block at the rearfoot there will be compensatory over pronation at the forefoot. But not as much as with a flatter foot type. So , yes and no . Everyone is different and there is no hard and fast rule here. See your podiatrist for help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No statistics: No clear statistics available for this injury, however, runners make up a large portion of my practice. Based on my personal experience i would say this is a relatively uncommon injury but when it does occur is very frustrating to treat because recovery usually takes several weeks to at times months for complete resolution. One of the biggest issues is trying to get a runner to stop running. ...Read more
Rare feeling like being poked with semisharp point,shin area,3in above ankle,not painful. No injuries,no swelling programmers life style, overweight.
Maybe: Calluses are caused by pressure from activities such as manual work, exercise, sports or even walking. Older people will develop calluses quicker due to deterioration of tissue covering pressure areas. If a younger person is an avid weight lifter he may develop calluses on his hands or a runner on there feet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Os good schlatter is the result of a developing slight change in the knee over the anterior tibial apopysis where the anterior tibial tubercle is larger and tender and xrays show changes its a self limiting condition and ceases when the anterior tibial tubercle finally fuses at the age of 16. ...Read more
3mm by 5mm slightly prominent hypoechoic area in right breast, well defined, round , wider than taller NO posterior shadowing, likely benign?folow up?
You are describing: a BIRADS 3(probably benign) lesion based on the ultrasound features. By definition, there is less than 2% chance of malignancy, and the usual management in an average risk patient is short interval follow up, typically every 6 months for 2 years. ...Read more
Ran 70-100 mi/wk. My peroneals and soleus were much bigger than the other elite runners. Is this due to unstable ankle or hip joints?
Unlikely: The soleus is a primary propulsive muscle in running. It may be difficult to differentiate it from your gastrocs visually . It is extremely unlikely that this is due to ankle or hip instability as these muscles don't stabilize the hip. Ankle instability usually presents with a history of frequent ankle sprains. Your personal musculature is probably a result of genetics and your environment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer