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Vaso Occlusive Disease Of The Legs
Few ways.: Crohn's is an inflammatory disease that releases inflammtory mediators into the blood stream. There may be some small component of edema from that. Secondly it is also associated with an arthritis that can cause local joint edema and an increase in distal lymphatic pressure. Thirdly there may be protein / malabsorption losses which can increase edema. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Check pulses: Easiest way is to check pulses- if you cannot feel pulses on top of foot or behind the bony part of the ankle (on the inside of the ankle)- then suggest an appointment. Also make sure the foot is warm. Finally push on the skin of the toe- should turn white and then back to pink when you release the skin in less than 2 seconds. Should see your doc if pain with walking more than a few yards. ...Read more
Varies with age: Primary goals of treatment are to alleviate pain and to prevent lasting deformity of the femoral head. Treatment often depends on age and severity.Before 6 yrs rest, avoid strenuous exercise, use range of motion exercises,crutches, walker, or casts, abduction bracing.Sometimes operations for older patients including femoral and iliac osteotomies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: Pt can be useful following injuries to the extremities in children, after surgery, and with a multitude of congenital conditions. Some specific ones related to the leg: knee sprain, acl tear and/or reconstruction, ankle sprain, spasticity in legs from cerebral palsy and other conditions. Kind of a broad question, but hope this helps. ...Read more
Yes: Sometimes there is an isolated incompetent venous perforator vein under an ulcer. It may have been there for years and in retrospect the patient may remember pain in the area after exercise. When the skin above it can no longer compensate for the increased pressure, an ulcer can form. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sometimes: Sometimes the symptoms of RLS can be helped fairly easily by treating an easily identifiable underlying cause, like varicose veins or iron deficiency. Other times, the cause isn't readily apparent and some of the drugs that are tried then can cause a lot of side effects. Whether the cure is worse than the disease depends on how severe your RLS is and whether the treatment causes side effects. ...Read more
What's the name of the rare disease where your feet go numb, and the numbness slowly works up your leg?
I've got degenerative disk disease and suffer every night from nerve pains in my legs. I've got not slept in week. Help please?
OK: There are lots of things that can help. You need to find out if you have any other conditions that might be affecting you. You may need to see a specialist like a neurologist or a physiatrist. I see lots of people with the same complaint. Rarely do people require surgery. Most end up benefiting from a combination of physiotherapy and medications. I like to use Gabapentin (patients like it ). ...Read more
Why did this red bump appear in my leg and there's a circle around it and it's red also and it keeps getting bigger.is this a disease?
Due to leimerres disease and a long hospital stay (twice ) i have phlebitis in my left leg stll after 1 year. I 'm assuming it's perman?
Yes C. Phlebitis: Lemierre's Disease or Syndrome is Internal Jugular Vein Septic Thrombophlebitis ( Vein Inflammation) from a bacteria! Usually Fusobacterium necrophorum! So it affects the vein of the neck after a peritonsillar abscess! Chronic Phlebitis of the lower extremity is like fibrosis ( Sclerosis) of the veins! Concomitant swelling of the adjacent vein area occurs frequently. It is not due to a bacteria. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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