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The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
What side effects of a sciatic and saphenous nerve block should I be concerned about? What kind of reactions require attention and which are normal?
Why ask here?: It's SOP before a procedure to have the patient read, discuss & sign a consent form that should describe the procedure & will (or should) specifically list all the possible complications of the procedure. A good practitioner will (or should) also provide you with printed aftercare instructions. If these are not happening, you have a legitimate concern. Ask. ...Read more
Foot hurts.School therapist says it's the saphenous nerve. Can I do anything to facilitate healing? Can i expect it to heal? How long?
Where on the : Foot does it hurt? What does the pain feel like? What time of day does it hurt? Does anything make it feel better? How did it start? ...Read more
Cause of random, very intense spasmodic pain in my medial left leg 6-8 inches superior to the knee joint along pathway of saphenous nerve?
Cannot wear night splint due to discomfort in shin+calf. Injury->genu valgum+unstable ankle+vein pops out. Could this be saphenous nerve entrapment?
Burning pain when standing on inner/medial behind knee. Not middle behind knee, inner behind knee. Likeliness of nerve (saphenous?) Or clot?
Reversal of flow: Blood flows in the veins from the arms and legs back to the heart. In order to do this, since veins are a low pressure system, many veins, especially the lower leg veins have one way valves. If these valves malfunction, then the blood can flow in reverse and this is called reflux. Reflux is the most common cause of varicose veins and can also cause spider veins. A venous sono can diagnose it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What does it means when venous report say partially compressible great and small saphenous veins .
Vague finding.: Normally during a venous ultrasound, the greater and small saphenous veins should be fully compressible meaning that they are soft and do not contain clots. This , however, is not 100% foolproof. Sometimes , depending on the the equipment used and experience of the ultrasonographer, veins may appear partially compressible. Any old inflammation of a vein may also thicken its walls causing this. ...Read more
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