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Short Leg Syndrome
Almost always not: Even if an entire leg is bigger, or half of the body or facial structures, we do not het know what courses them. Be sure to exclude unilateral congenital dislocation the hip. If the foot is bigger, there is a wonderful organization which matches mirror images of feet. If child A has a size 8 right foot and a size 7 left foot, they find child B with a size 8 left foot and a size 7 right foot. ...Read more
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Lower LT. Leg throbs after walking short distances. Might this be indicative of compartment syndrome? D-dimer, US, ABI all negative.
Leg pain: Exercise induced compartment syndrome usually only presents after very vigorous activity--like walking long distances or running over a mile. The tests you mentioned only rule out DVT (blood clot); however, they do not rule out peripheral arterial disease. I would recommend getting a test done called an ABI (Ankle Brachial Index), preferably with segmental pressures to test your blood flow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to avoid/delay post-polio syndrome in a 44 yr old w/polio of right leg (shorter than left by 0.25inch) no crutches, wheel chair. Quad strengt 3/5.
Do not worry: Post-polio syndrome has received far too much publicity, as the true syndrome is really quite rare, and most so-called cases wind up being arthritis, muscular problems of an alternative nature, or merely aging in presence of a prior problem which makes the process a bit tougher. Instead, focus on a healthy lifestyle, get exercise, and focus on positive aspects of life. ...Read more
Yes.: Checking limb length on ultrasound can be one of the ways to screen for downs syndrome. ...Read more
To vague for dx: Your listed information is too subjective and vague for a realistic comment. I doubt you have the training to measure inter-pupillary distance and plot that on the appropriate chart to confirm that the eyes are set wide.Upper and lower limb proportions are also subjective.You may be right, but neither comment is specific to Turner syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the best medicine for rstless leg syndrome. I won't sleep more that a hour or two and it starts again, please help me?
My preference: From a safety and side effect point of view is horizant. This's is an extended release form of gabapentin. Although Lyrica did slightly better in a recent study, it is not approved for this. Also, Lyrica carries a considerable risk of weight gain. Antiparkinson's drugs work but sometimes eventually cause the symptoms to worsen during the day. Klonopin can be helpful. ...Read more
Surgical emergency : True compartment syndrome is a medical emergency! It is usually exquisitely tender, noted after a traumatic injury to an arm or leg. The affected area is very tense and firm, with absent pulses. If there is concerned for compartment syndrome, you should be seen immediately by a doctor ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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