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What does it mean when an ice pack placed on my back stops the pain in my legs?

What does it mean when an ice pack placed on my back stops the pain in my legs?

It means pain is : It means that the pain is referred from your back rather than radiating as would be the case with a sciatica or "pinched nerve." referred pain can be muscular in origin & the ice is acting on the muscles decreasing the pain level. Referred pain generally does not travel that far from its source of origin and is not caused by a pinched or compressed nerve. ...Read more

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Is an ice pack or heat pack better to relief varicose vein leg pain?

Is an ice pack or heat pack better to relief varicose vein leg pain?

Heat but it depends: Before advising either you need a specific diagnosis. Why is it vein pain? Could be some other reason pain is the vein swollen red and hot? Other important things can cause pain in the leg like blood clots, muscle inflammation, and other and you need to have your physician check it ...Read more

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Hi i was on my way to work walking down the stairs and my knee popped and i could hardly stand on it and walk back up the stairs when i put pressure or try to walk on it i can't what can I do I have an ice pack on it

Hi i was on my way to work walking down the stairs and my knee popped and i could hardly stand on it and walk back up the stairs when i put pressure or try to walk on it i can't what can I do I have an ice pack on it

There : There are several possibilities in this situation. The clinical presentation is suggestive of a meniscal tear. Other options include a pathologic plica, an osteochondral defect, or a loose body to the knee which was caught during motion. I would have this evaluated further. ...Read more

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I pulled my muscle under thd knee about 6 months back. It still pains when i walk or bend my knee i used ice pack but didn't help. Please advise?

I pulled my muscle under thd knee about 6 months back. It still pains when i walk or bend my knee i used ice pack but didn't help. Please advise?

Get checked: You need an examination. A muscle injury will heal within 2-4 weeks. The knee is far too complex a joint to take chances ignoring a problem. See your pcp for an appropriate referral. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I have a ruptured disk in my back will losing weight help with pack and leg pain?

Can you tell me if I have a ruptured disk in my back will losing weight help with pack and leg pain?

Yes.: Losing weight can only help, and cannot harm. Sometimes added weight, that may be accumulating on your belly, can alter the posture/mechanics of the lumbar spine. Losing weight can help rebalance the spine/vertebral column, to a point where your pain may go away. ...Read more

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I put an ice pack directly on my skin and now I have three large discoloration areas on my leg. What can I do to get rid of this?

I put an ice pack directly on my skin and now I have three large discoloration areas on my leg. What can I do to get rid of this?

Time: Ice applied directly to the skin can damage it. In time the skin cells should be replaced by your body and the discoloration should fade. If it does not you may need to see a dermatologist ...Read more

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I fell and hit my leg against the cupboard i fell from i applied ice pack immediately but now a small area next to the gash is numb, why?

I fell and hit my leg against the cupboard i fell from i applied ice pack immediately but now a small area next to the gash is numb, why?

Unrelated: If you remember that the nerves in the skin run in all directions including across the area that is now your open wound. In addition, there is inflammation of healing (red, hot, swollen and tender) that may involve that nerve. Plus, the trauma may have cut or otherwise damaged that nerve. The good news is that skin nerves usually resolve and return to function depending on the injury severity. ...Read more

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Ice pack burn on leg over week ago. Blisters gone. Large dark purple/blk spots. Edges burn constantly. Applying aloe. Painful to walk. Suggestions?

Ice pack burn on leg over week ago. Blisters gone. Large dark purple/blk spots. Edges burn constantly. Applying aloe. Painful to walk. Suggestions?

A blood clot?: Large dark purple spots. Edges burn constantly. Painful to walk. I am concerned you may have a blood clot. I would suggest you see a doctor immediately because blood clots can be very dangerous. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Just had left hip replaced, its a lot of pressure on my thigh. Is that normal? I keep ice pack on it 30min at a time. Is this ok?

Just had left hip replaced, its a lot of pressure on my thigh. Is that normal? I keep ice pack on it 30min at a time. Is this ok?

Hip replaced recentl: If you just had the hip replaced, means you are stii having rehab.So you should discuss that with the therapist and your orthopedic surgeon, it is not unusual to have pressure on the thigh and the lower leg after hip replacement.You did not say how many days post hip replacement are you. ...Read more

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Got bit by a bug yesterday by ankle now swelling and a little red. I used ice pack for swelling and took Tylenol ?

Got bit by a bug yesterday by ankle now swelling and a little red. I used ice pack for swelling and took Tylenol ?

Well this is right: You have done everything right but you may still get an infection. With the redness be careful. If worsens get to doctor ...Read more

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Have pain in right knee appears swollen applied ice pack still paining is there a topical pain medicine I can use what i good for swelling ?

Have  pain   in  right  knee appears  swollen applied ice pack  still paining is there a topical pain medicine I can use   what  i good for swelling  ?

Did you injure the k: What happened to the knee? You can elevate andvice and take a minimal amount of over the counter ibuprofen But if issue continues see your doctor ...Read more

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My son has blisters all over his knee after using an ice pack. Looks like a burn. Should he see a dr?

My son has blisters all over his knee after using an ice pack. Looks like a burn. Should he see a dr?

Ice burn: Ice can cause as much or more damage than heat. When an ice burn blisters, it indicates there is a burn that extends through a skin layer. You get him (his knee) into warm water between 104 and 106 degrees and observe, the area should begin to pink up, feel numb and tingling and then regain sensation. If this does not happen, he needs immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Red and warm knee cap. Add ice pack or call ortho?

Red and warm knee cap. Add ice pack or call ortho?

See a Doc: A red and warm knee joint could be a sign of infection. This is not something to "sit on". See a doctor, preferably and orthopedist asap. ...Read more

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I have fluid on my knee, I have been taking Aleve (naproxen) and using an ice pack to treat my knee. What is the time frame for fluid to go away?

I have fluid on my knee, I have been taking Aleve (naproxen) and using an ice pack to treat my knee. What is the time frame for fluid to go away?

It depends: It depends on the underlying cause. Many causes will not improve with ice and aleve (naproxen). Have you seen a rheumatologist or orthopedist? ...Read more

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A home remedy for knee joint pain for a Crohn's patient? (ice pack makes it worse for me)

Hot moist: packs, over counter zostrics(pepper ingredients)- see pcp about steroid injections after finding cause of pain ...Read more

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I took a cortisone shot 4 days ago. I have been having lower back and leg pain and also throbbing joints. What can I do to stop?

I took a cortisone  shot 4 days ago.  I have been having lower back and leg pain and also throbbing joints.  What can I do to stop?

Depends: Was the steroid shot for a particular diagnosis or general pain complaints? When you do not feel better, perhaps the diagnosis needs to be clarified, and the anti-inflammatory treatment options need to be reconsidered. Your menstrual cycle and your hormone status may need to be taken into consideration. Try tylenol/acetaminophen, heat and stretch for your joints until you see your physician. ...Read more

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I get back pain and leg pain if i stand up for too long what could this mean?

Back Pain: Many things that can cause these symptoms. If you are healthy with no injuries, avoid flat shoes when you are standing. A low heel rather than a flat shoe can make a big difference. If pain is severe or makes you feel weak or numb or if pain wakes you from sleep, it should be checked by MD right away. Exercises like push ups strengthen core and reduce back pain by improving posture. ...Read more