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Help Please! :) Need your views/ thoughts on this case

Discussion in 'Podiatry Arena Help, Suggestions and Comments' started by podmun, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. podmun

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    Hi all! This is my first post on PodArena. :drinks Firstly to introduce myself I am a second year Podiatry student. Another year to go and soon I too will get the title of a podiatrist.

    Anyhow, a 45 year old uncle of mine experiences pain in his left leg (around his mid butt to his knee). His pain only comes about when he's asleep (either laid/ seates - i.e. on a plane) and is very "annoying and irritating" (not sharp but "aching") that it wakes him up. When he awakes from it he mentions that it settles down within a few minutes and goes away. He also has swelling at his ankle both in weight-bearing and non weight-bearing.

    He has had his varicose vein removed from his left leg (2005) - as it was fused. However he has been experiencing the described pain a long time before.

    Reading material online I was wondering if some differential diagnosis could be: :confused::confused:
    1) Sciatic pain?
    2) Meralgia Paresthetica?
    3) Arthritis?

    I am not too sure of why he's experiencing the pain. Any guidance would be most appreciated- any diagnosis/ treatment plans/ any other advice. :empathy: Please share all your knowledge.

    Have a blessed & wonderful day.

    Kind Regards
    Munrith :pigs:
     
  2. Pacifico

    Pacifico Member

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  3. Lab Guy

    Lab Guy Well-Known Member

    I think the best advice is to simply have your uncle make an appointment with a physician, perhaps an orthopedic surgeon.

    Steven
     
  4. twirly

    twirly Well-Known Member

    Hi Munrith & :welcome: to Podiatry Arena,

    While I applaud your enthusiasm in posting your question to the members of Podiatry Arena I would also advise a moment of caution before requesting treatment plans & online diagnosis without your uncle being appropriately assessed & diagnosed by a qualified medical professional.

    As a student your family & peers may well ask your advice RE: many physical anomolies. The danger could lie if you unwittingly attempt a diagnosis & inappropriate treatment plan (however well intended).

    My advice too is in agreement with Lab guy (Steven).
    After this has happened perhaps you could update this thread on his diagnosis & treatment. I feel sure then other members will be more than happy to debate potential differential diagnosis & alternative treatments they may be familiar with.

    Kindest regards,

    Mandy.

    PS All the very best success in your final year. :drinks
     
  5. PODKMM

    PODKMM Active Member

    pedal pulses???? vascular assessment????
     
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