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What Is The Significant Of Xerosis And Cracking Of The Feet In This Patient
Do all diabetic patients have problems in there feet nerves? & how to know if this is still in the beginning?
Diabetes foot nerves: Most will eventually. Have your Dr test vibration and touch in your feet which they should be doing anyway if you have DM. ...Read more
Kindly refer attached test reports of mr. Mohinder sood kindly provide possible diagnosis and prognosis patient is complaining about numness in feet?
We can't access: The test reports via this part of HealthTap. This portion of HealthTap is not intended to diagnose or treat medical conditions - it is to provide medical education. You can consult with a physician using Healthtap Prime if you desire. ...Read more
Rarely.: A severe infection of the foot which threatens the life of the patient may require a below knee amputation. Most often a toe or partial foot amputation is performed. This is called a foot salvage procedure. Always better to lose a toe or two than the whole foot. A "foot" amputation is pretty rare. It is more often a partial foot or toe amputation or a below knee amputation. ...Read more
I m diabetic patient I m using metformine 850+glimpiride 2mg Morning &evening eventhen 50% sesivity in my feet plz advise me?
Complication of: diabetes appears to be already taken place on your feet. It causes microangiopaty and in turn neuropaty. Controlling blood sugar well is important to prevent further deterioration. You may benefit from some medication for neruropaty. Feel free to contact me for a virtual consut at www. Healthtap. Com/dryetimyan if you have further questions or concerns. I hope this helps. ...Read more
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Hi I am 24 and a herpes patient I have had a few outbreaks but never this bad I work 8-10 hr shifts how can I hel while being on foot all day?
Many options.: Topical capsaicin may be helpful for some, while others may benefit with oral medication such as Pregabalin (lyrica), Amitriptyline (elavil), duloxetine (cymbalta), Gabapentin (neurontin), Carbamazepine (tegretol), or valproate (depakote) to reduce the painful symptoms in the feet due to neuropathy. Watch you sugar intake, and have your vitamin b levels checked and supplemented as necessary. ...Read more
Yes: Some podiatrist do. You can call and ask. I know Apis shoe company (nation wide) will make custom shoes. ...Read more
Vascular disease: Diabetes injures the smallest blood vessels in the body. The vascular system is like a tree and the smallest blood vessels are furthest away from the heart. Like the smallest branches are furthest away from the trunk. The feet and lower legs have small blood vessels. When these are damaged the nerves and muscles cannot get proper blood supply, and therefore cannot get oxygen. Thus pain. ...Read more
Not likely: There are many causes for hand/foot numbness and a physician will need much more information about you and to perform a neurological exam to begin to diagnose the cause. EBV is very common. It can cause different diseases (such as mono or lymphoma). Numbness is not specific to EBV and many people have EBV that do not have numbness; so I would not suspect a direct relationship without more info ...Read more
Cover blister: Cover the blister with warm compress and then wrap with triple antibiotic ointment and dressing. It will mechanically release the blister fluid and contain it. Remove all pressure from the area because the causation of the blister is more of a threat due to future injury. ...Read more
Can you have chronic exertional compartment syndrome ONLY affecting the plantar region of the feet? How would symptoms be for such a patient?
See a foot doctor: Usually doctors analyses symptoms and signs and confirm with the physical examination or ruled out specific diagnosis and come up with a diagnosis it is not a good idea to read about a big rare diagnosis and see if it fit your symptoms if you are having pain in your feet most likely it is plantar fasciitis see a foot doctor the compartment syndrome can but rarely affect the Feet good luck ...Read more
Signs of PAD/PVD: A diagnosis of neuropathy is not an absolute indication of a need for referral to a vascular surgeon. That referral would be based on objective findings and subjective complaints that could suggest the patient is also suffering from peripheral vascular disease or peripheral arterial disease. There are times when a patient with neuropathy may need a neurology referral to control their symptoms. ...Read more
Hi dr. This is regarding my dad of age 55. He has a peel of skin and cracks on his feet making him scream in pain all the day. He's a sugar patient.
Probably ok to use it sporadically except someone with hypersensitivity to it. Since caring neuropathy usually is a long-term and recurrent matter, please consult the pain experts for detailed long planning.
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What causes foot/feet to turn purple & what can I do about it? Patient is 90 yr old bed ridden....
I don't have diabetes, so why would I have neuropathy in my feet? Can medications cause symptoms of diabetes in patients with neuropathy?
Water and gravity: Our bodies have a large amount of water needed to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, our tissues have a certain amount of water to stay moist and pliable. Gravity works to pull the fluids down towards the feet even in healthy people. It will worsen as the day progresses. Treatment is compression socks/elevation. Avoid water pills. ...Read more
What is the treatment for Erythromelagia (red burning feet) in a Lupus patient? Currently on Plaqunil. Thanks!
Could spinal stenosis or scar tissue be a cause for post L5 s-1 fusion patient to have numbness and tingling in feet then to buttocks and groin.?
Yes: Spinal stenosis can lead to these symptoms and postoperative spinal changes can as well whether related to "scar tissue" or not. This causes symptoms from buttocks down to feet. If symptoms are going up leg from feet it may be a neuropathy or related to nerve changes in leg rather than in spine. You can have this evaluated and an emg/ncv or nerve test may help to distinguish source. ...Read more
94 years old, infirmed patient not able to lift or place foot properly and unable to walk without help. What to do to arrange pt?
Home PT: A home bound elder can get home pt via the local visting nurse organization. A doctors order needs to be obtained so the agency gets paid. ...Read more
The dr said diabetes foot nerves most will damage eventually. What he mean? Do he mean that all MD patients will have at final problems in foot nerves
I observe majority of people are asymmetrical walking- 1 foot >everted than other. Why is physical therapy always forcing symmetry in patients?
Body is assymetrical: The body is assymetrical to some extent. I don't think a goal of pt is forced symmetry. Perhaps your observations are not entirely correct. Are they based on barefoot gait on level surfaces? Do the subjects have any other problems such as limb length inequality? Random observations are sometimes anecdotal and the # of samples involved may be too small to draw any conclusions from. ...Read more
Hi, doctor I m an arthiritis patient with 5 feet height & 75 kgs weight also suffering with hormonal imbalance. Please advice my medical situation.
Usually: A 'drop foot' can have many causes. Typically, patients with a drop foot can walk with an ankle foot orthosis (afo) and other assistive devices as needed. Occasionally, surgery is recommended for this problem. I recommend an evaluation by a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician or an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Rest do not puncture: -if U accidentally do do, unroof all the overlying skin, keep clean with soap & water. Antibiotic ointment, & cover. Better if U can get a Rx 4 silvadine cream, once open U treat as a second degree burn. While doing this try to find the reason. Poorly fitted footwear is a major cause, as Ur foot slides around in them. Also running for a long distance is a common cause, ...Read more
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