Full Question: Are leg aches a normal after-effect of a migraine? My so's legs ache after a long migraine (3 days or more). It hurts so bad that I have to rub Aspercreme on them, give him an Advil and an ice pack. Two neurologists have told me that they have never heard of this. He has been on three different preventive type medications - Neurotin, Torodal and Inderal when the leg cramps happened. Therefore, I don't think it's the medicine causing the leg pain. Even though his legs hurt, he is glad when it happens because he says it means that the migraine episode is ending. To me, that is proof enough that the leg aches are related to the migraines since a 10 year old could come up with that conclusion. He has been diagnosed with hemiplegic migraines by one doctor and another says it is post-traumatic, complicated, chronic migraines. We are in the process of finding another doctor to confirm which type of migraine he has. We are also in the process of havin...
Rehab is the answer to preventing problems after knee surgery. Activities and exercise prevent muscle wasting and scar tissue from forming. Rehab helps keep the heart and lungs in shape. The bottom-line in rehab is: restore function in the shortest time possible. This study looks at another way to speed up rehab and meet that goal: lower body positive-pressure exercise. A special device called the lower body positive pressure (LBPP) chamber was used. The LBPP is a waist high box with a treadmill inside. It's been used by NASA for astronaut training. Pressure inside the chamber can be reduced to decrease the effects of gravity. This means less load on the bones and joints while walking on the treadmill. Fifteen knee patients were included. Nine patients had part of the meniscus taken out via arthroscopy. The rest had an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair. Pressure inside the chamber was increased to unload the joints by 40 percent and then by 80 percent. Each patient walked for two m...
Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a common and sometimes
devastating condition. I see it quite frequently
in many of my chronic pain patients. In
fact, it contributes to quite a bit of chronic pain, because of the difficulty
it causes in terms of getting a good night's rest, and because it in and of
itself can be rather painful. And there
are diseases associated with chronic pain which can result in so-called
Restless Leg Syndrome is a nighttime condition that has a huge impact on
daytime functioning for those afflicted.
The diagnosis of RLS is mostly arrived at through interviews
with the patient, and basically involves four important features:
is a compelling need to move, usually associated with unpleasant
sensations in the legs, which have been described variously as painful,
electric or "creepy-crawly."
sensations of RLS are worse or exclusively present at rest.
sensations are at least partial...
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