Restless legs syndrome or Ekbom Syndrome affects hundreds of people night after night, keeping them and their partners awake. It can even lead to sleep deprivation.
What are the symptoms of restless legs syndrome? The itching, burning sensation on the limbs and the endless need to move them as the sufferer tries to find a comfortable position in which to lie. Often it's necessary to get up and pace the floor, take a hot/cold bath, anything to get rid of the misery in the legs.
What causes restless legs? The cause is unknown, although recent research suggests that a single unknown gene causes many of the cases. It is known that RLS is hereditary, with some families having several members suffering from the disorder. RLS is associated with iron deficiency, disorders of the peripheral nerve (e.g. neuropathy) and various other movement disorders (such as Parkinson’s disease). However, the cause of RLS for most patients remains unknow...
Fractures of the lower leg bone (the tibia) can lead to arthritis of the knee later in life. This is especially true when the break occurs at the upper end of the bone near the knee joint. This area is called the tibial plateau. Fractures of the tibial plateau can cause problems. If the fracture extends inside the joint, there is a greater risk of early arthritis. A tibial plateau fracture can also cause bone malunion. In a malunion, the bones don't line up exactly during the healing process. The way the patient accepts weight through the leg changes. Arthritis develops faster in such cases. Many patients with arthritis after tibial plateau fractures end up needing a total knee replacement (TKR). These patients are younger than usual when they get TKR. This situation has its challenges. The authors discuss some of the difficulties during a TKR in a patient with a prior tibial plateau fracture. They point out that the surgeon must use skills, implants, and methods usually needed for comp...
Anyone who experiences numbness/tingling on one side, then blurred vision, lasting a few minutes? My migraines returned at age 58 after a 15-year welcome respite (I am now 60). I experience the aura (zig-zag patterns), then the headache, sometimes with temporary tingling in hands and face, sometimes without, before the headache begins. Recently, I had two instances with numbness in my right hand that begins with the little finger and moves to the thumb, then to the face. This progression lasts about 10 minutes. Recently, I also experienced what felt like my eyes crossing (they weren't crossed, my husband said), which lasted a few seconds, but was pretty frightening. These migraines are so different from the ones I had from age 6-35 that I am concerned they might be some else, like MS. Any thoughts about this pattern would be appreciated. Thank you, Ice-Dancer.
What you're describing may well be symptoms of Migraine wi...
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