When the pain of arthritis doesn't go away, replacing the problem joint may be an option. For the knee, the procedure to implant a new joint is called total knee arthroplasty (TKA). For most patients, TKA gives pain-free motion and return of function. For a small number of patients, the result isn't good. Painful swelling and loss of function can make them wish they'd never had the procedure. These patients can be helped. The doctor must make a careful search to find the cause of the problem before correcting it. There are many possible causes for a painful TKA. Problems from inside the knee may be the cause of painful symptoms. Recent changes in the design of the joint implant have helped solve some of these problems. Infection and bleeding are the first two things the doctor looks for. This can be assessed using laboratory test results. Scar tissue and pinching of the joint lining can cause a painful, stiff knee. This can be found using an arthroscope. The scope is a slender device wit...
I have migraines that cause my face to go numb, both my legs to go weak and get pins and needles and burning sensations. I can have altered sensation in both my feet and legs at the same time, this usually only lasts for short periods of time but happens on and off with twitching in the numb areas. Sometimes this can make it difficult to walk. I can also get a tingling tongue. I also sometimes get stabbing eye pain. I never feel sick or light sensitive but I have stabbing like pains in my head, like an electrical bolt. I have had repeat brain MRI on a T3 machine which have been normal. I never usually get severe headache just more weird sensations in my head.
Can migraine cause both legs to go numb at the same time? Or both arms at the same time? I was told migraine is only one sided? I have had spinal MRI and this is normal too.
Thank you for any info. Cheers, Eleanor.
Although the headache and many of the other sy...
It's a well-known fact that women athletes injure the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of their knees more often than men. Many explanations have been suggested. Perhaps the training of men and women is different enough to increase risk for ACL injury in women. There are gender differences in hormone levels, knee structure, hip width, and the angles at which muscles attach around the knee. However, no single cause or combination of factors has been proven. One of the functions of the ACL is to keep the larger bone in the lower leg (tibia) from sliding forward of the upper leg bone (femur). This movement of the tibia at the knee is called tibial translation . The ACL keeps forward tibial translation in check. Contracting the muscles around the knee increases the stiffness of the knee. This also reduces forward tibial motion and offers additional protection to the ACL. Since scientists haven't been able to pin gender differences on anything within the joint, they decided to test the muscle...
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