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Short Leg Syndrome Treatment
Medication approach: The classical approach is to use Dopamine agonists, such as requip, mirapex, and Neupro (rotigotine) patch, but prior use of l-dopa, and Clonazepam have helped. However, some pts may have abnormalities in iron metabolism, and if so, treatment of this problem may suffice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: There are many approaches that help rls. Massage of legs is reported by many patients as relieve prior to bedtime. I do noted that excessive massage of legs can distract from falling asleep. Botten line: if it helps, use it, if it's excessive talk to your doctor about treatment alternatives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any pain management interventional treatment such as nerve blocks available for restless leg syndrome?
Depends: There are basically two forms of RLS: a subjective version (symptoms, no visible cause), and an objective one (symptoms with solidly visible underlying mechanism). You mention chronic pain and fatigue and you are young: so it is statistically more probable you have the first - the more difficult. If so, nerve blocks won't work - or will only work temporarily. Emphasize looking for cause. ...Read more
I currently suffer from restless leg syndrome RLS, and its annoying when I cant go to sleep. What are my treatment options for this syndrome?
Check ferritin level: First, you should see a neurologist to confirm that your symptoms are from restless leg and not another disorder. Once the diagnosis is made, ferritin levels are usually checked (along other labs to rule out other disorders). If the levels are low or low normal, then ferrous sulfate 325 mg two to three times a day should help bring the levels up. If that doesn't work, there are other meds. ...Read more
Lower leg and calf pain from 8 months, I doubt it could be compartment muscle syndrome, please tell me the symptoms and treatment for it.
No compartment syndr: Compartment syndrome is a catastrophic event typically following a crush injury or an ischemic event, in which the pressure inside the fascial compartment rises higher than capillary perfusion pressure, effectively cutting off the blood flow to nerves & muscle cells within the compartment. It usually requires emergency surgery (fasciotomy) to save the limb. ...Read more
Fasciotimy: I responded to your question about exercise induced compartment syndrome and facial hernias due to increased compartmental pressures in athletes like soccer players. The lower leg anterior, lateral and posterior compartments are most often invoked. When pressures exceed 15mmhg risk of injury to nuclear, nerve and arteries requires Fasciotomy. Mild EICS may respond to conservative measures. ...Read more
Dr. Says I have very mild scoliosis, not enough to warrant treatment. One leg is slightly shorter & 1 hip slightly higher. Could this affect balance?
Husband has very red skin w/yellow blisters in his crotch and inside leg area. Temperature 99.9 treatment yesterday is we cleaned it thoroughly and put simple antiseptic on the entire area which is by the way the outline of his boxer shorts. It is even
This: This rash could be a few different things. - impetigo is a skin infection caused by bacteria - either streptococcus or staph. This needs to be treated with antibiotics. - contact dermatitis is skin inflammation. It can be caused by plants such as poison ivy or poison oak or it can be from contact of a chemical or item that a person is particularly sensitive to. This is usually treated with steroid creams or oral steroids. - viral illness such as chicken pox, shingles or herpes can also cause painful blisters on a red base. This can be treated with anti-virals or just needs to run its course depending on the severity of the infection. The best thing to do is to contact his doctor and have him seen, since each possible problem requires different treatments. Good luck. ...Read more
Is there any research supporting the use of cortisone injections to thin the patella as treatment of patellafemoral pain syndrome.
RLS: There are many classes of medications for restless legs syndrome (rls) including dopaminergics like requip, neupro, (rotigotine) ; mirapex, benzodiazepines, opiates, and antiepileptics. Please see a sleep medicine specialist to discuss options, if you have rls. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What treatment options do I have for possible patella femerol syndrome as dr won't do anything and it hurts when walking up/down hill/stairs?
The basic exercise: Principles for management of patellofemoral syndrome are restoring muscle balance within the quadriceps group improving range of motion and restricting the offending physical activity ice packs frequently are used to decrease pain proper footwear also is important soft knee braces may also be of benefit recommend a change in activity level or the ergonomics. Alternative recreational pursuits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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