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Is restless leg syndrome the same condition as intermittent claudication?

Is restless leg syndrome the same condition as intermittent claudication?

No: Restless leg is an uncomfortable sensation in the legs, usually at rest; no exact cause is known although certain conditions are associated or increase risk. Intermittent claudication is discomfort or pain usually brought on by activity and relieved by rest; most commonly due to poor arterial blood flow (peripheral vascular disease). ...Read more

Dr. Jerry Light
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Leg Claudication (Definition)

Discomfort in legs due to decreased blood ...Read more


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Are achy legs a sign of neurogenic claudication?

Are achy legs a sign of neurogenic claudication?

probably not: Neurogenic claudication, usually a result of spinal stenosis, causes aching and cramping pain, mainly when standing. If pain occurs during exercise or when resting, there may be another cause. ...Read more

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What eases restless leg syndrome?

What eases restless leg syndrome?

Multiple: Dopamine agonists work best and include ropinorole, pramipexole, the new Neupro (rotigotine) patch. More traditional meds have included l-dopa, and clonazepam. If you have anemia or kidney disease, better treatment of these conditions may work. Check serum ferritin as some folks may have issues with iron metabolism. Rls is occasionally associated with ms>. ...Read more

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What causes persistant leg cramps primarily in one leg (right)?

What causes persistant leg cramps primarily in one leg (right)?

Muscle irritation: Cramping comes on when muscles become irritated after heavy working, exercise, prolonged standing. A frequent cause is venous incompetence, and the leaky valves within veins allow reverse flow of blood down the legs, resulting in swelling, subsequent cramping. See www.Phlebology.Org and see a phlebologist who can help you out. ...Read more

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Does restless leg syndrome cause a charlie horse in calf?

Does restless leg syndrome cause a charlie horse in calf?

No: Cramping or charlie horses in the calf are generally not part of restless leg syndrome. I would recommend that you see your doctor for further workup and treatment of what could be causing the cramping especially electrolyte disturbances. ...Read more

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One prominent superficial vein on left leg, pain radiating up whole leg constantly burning pain. Dvt ruled out. Would sv cause this pain? Crps? Other?

One prominent superficial vein on left leg, pain radiating up whole leg constantly burning pain. Dvt ruled out. Would sv cause this pain? Crps? Other?

Sciatica?: Unlikely to be vascular given symptoms. Seems like you're describing a radicular pain pattern ie sciatica. Could be a pinched nerve in the spine. If recommend you see a physician to be worked up appropriately. ...Read more

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What causes chronic limb pain after amputation?

What causes chronic limb pain after amputation?

Nerves: Phantom pains occurs after an amputation and is related to the nerves being cut during the amputation. It is unclear exactly why they occur but one of the possibilities is that the brain "memorized" the pain so it is still present even when the part of the body is removed. It usually improves with time after an amputation. If it does not meds to treat nerve pain are helpful. ...Read more

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Gbs diag3/11/13, MS symptoms, ascending pain from foot to hip, what causes ascending unilateral pain, pain medication not relieving pain.

Gbs diag3/11/13, MS symptoms, ascending pain from foot to hip, what causes ascending unilateral pain, pain medication not relieving pain.

Perhaps peripheral: The guillain-barre syndrome can cause nerves in the leg to be susceptible to local compression, and you may have a problem with nerve issues in foot or ankle but even more proximally, like hip or low back. Does not really fit ms. An EMG test might help. ...Read more

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I am experiencing leg swelling, leg pain, calf pain and cold extremities. The following also describe me: leg tenderness, Calf pain, and Leg pain ...

I am experiencing  leg swelling, leg pain, calf pain and cold extremities. The following also describe me: leg tenderness, Calf pain, and Leg pain ...

Leg swelling pain: I am experiencing leg swelling, leg pain, calf pain and cold extremities. The following also describe me: leg tenderness, Calf pain, and Leg pain ANS: complex issue and if you do 2nd opinion with me we can quickly narrow down what it is and if you should go to ER or not. ...Read more

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What causes severe leg pain upon awaking?

What  causes  severe leg pain upon awaking?

See below: In general these conditions emanate from the spine or pelvic area go see an orthopedic surgeon and get a xray of your back. Lumbar spine.. He will give you further recommendations which would include some outpatient physical therapy stretching proper body mechanics and lifting techniques proper work ergo dynamics .... And others for conservative management if indicated. Stay away from chronic pain management unless a last resort. Good luck thank you. ...Read more

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Deep pain in L buttock. Tension L hip. Stiff lower back. Numbness/tingling L shin & sole of foot. Cramping sensation in foot. L calf pain. Weakness in leg. Worse w/exertion/sitting/standing/lying down. Scans hip/butt OK. Suggestions, possibilities?

Deep pain in L buttock. Tension L hip. Stiff lower back. Numbness/tingling L shin & sole of foot. Cramping sensation in foot. L calf pain. Weakness in leg. Worse w/exertion/sitting/standing/lying down. Scans hip/butt OK. Suggestions, possibilities?

Please repost: and explain what you mean by a "butt" scan. Medically there's no such thing as a "butt" scan. Abandon your unfortunate tendency to use vague colloquial words like "butt" and and state EXACTLY what the scan was called. What you need is a scan of your lumbosacral spine, not your "butt." ...Read more

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Could severe spinal arthritis cause constant leg numbness?

Could severe spinal arthritis cause constant leg numbness?

Yes: Significant spine arthritis can be accompanied by either foraminal stenosis (narrowing) or central stenosis (narrowing) which cause pressure on individual nerves or groups of nerves which would account for your symptoms. The diagnosis is usually made with physical exam with our without MRI of the spine. ...Read more

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Unilateral low leg swelling w/ distended non varicose vein. Leg throbs after walking up stairs. General squeeze feeling. ABI neg. Is this arterial?

Unilateral low leg swelling w/ distended non varicose vein. Leg throbs after walking up stairs. General squeeze feeling. ABI neg. Is this arterial?

May thurner: many possible reasons. Abi being normal would eliminate arterial disease and usually not swelling. An ultrasound should be used to rule out a deep venous thrombosis. May thrurner syndrome can occur if a clot or major artery sits on top of a vein causing venous swelling. Can occur in women. Hope this helps. Thank you for turning to health top. ...Read more

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1 week+ recurring calf pain in alternating legs. Worse when stationary especially bad laying down. Tested no DVT or sciatica. Legs look normal. Ideas?

1 week+ recurring calf pain in alternating legs. Worse when stationary especially bad laying down. Tested no DVT or sciatica. Legs look normal. Ideas?

Other Causes: A venous ultrasound is the gold standard for the diagnosis of DVT from the level of the groin to the upper ankle. If this is negative then you most likely do not have DVT. A d-dimer blood test especially if negative will further exclude DVT. There are many cause of leg pains and you should be evaluated for these. See your medical doctor. ...Read more

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Dad is experiencing leg pain, leg swelling and leg tenderness in right upper leg near main artery, ultrasound is clear but has severe pain can't walk?

Dad is experiencing  leg pain, leg swelling and leg tenderness in right upper leg near main artery, ultrasound is clear but has severe pain can't walk?

Keep looking: Was the ultrasound done to look for a blood clot, or something else. There are multiple conditions that could be causing it, and there are more sensitive tests as well. It can be from the back, from the hip, or still be vascular related. I would say clearly that something is not right and to keep looking. An MRI of both the hip and the lumbar spine may be a consideration. ...Read more

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What causes severe buttock pain down leg?

What causes severe buttock pain down leg?

Nerve irritation: Buttock pain that radiates down a leg most likely is the result of a nerve irritation. It may be secondary to a herniated disc, foraminal stenosis or muscular compression as in the piriformis syndrome. Would recommend that you see your pcp for an evaluation to determine your exact diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could smoking make my leg claudication worse?

Could smoking make my leg claudication worse?

Absolutely: Smoking causes the process of progressive deposition of cholesterol / trigycerides in your arteries to be accelerated about 10 times faster than without smoking. In addition, your blood will clot faster ( making treatment results worse if continued ) and causes the arteries to constrict. All of these are added to the risk of lung and other cancers. ...Read more

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Is burning thigh pain a usual symptom of meralgia paresthetica?

Is burning thigh pain a usual symptom of meralgia paresthetica?

Yes: Burning or numbness along the lateral thigh is classic for meralgia paresthetica, but if you do not have a reason for it (protuberant abdomen, lots of pushing activities bent forward) then make sure other sources have been excluded (like an L4 root compression). ...Read more