Are you suffering from severe leg pain during pregnancy You are not alone. Severe leg pain during pregnancy is a condition that is as common as morning sickness and fatigue are. The main cause of severe leg pain during pregnancy is a condition called sciatica. It is just as painful as it sounds. This condition is caused when the uterus is growing, it may push against the sciatic nerve. It could also be just leg cramps that could be happening in your legs. There are some more complex causes like DVT and also uterine fibroids.
First, do not get alarmed, it is not anything to feel panicked over. These are all issues that many pregnant women face. This is why you should let your doctor know in case you experience discomfort in your legs. He or she may be able to give you some much needed relief. You should inform your doctor of any pain that you experience, however small or big it is. A DVT, or deep vein thrombosis, is a blood clot that is in your leg and it is the most severe cause of leg pain.
You should be careful, when you have traveled for a long period of time, for this is the period that the clot is likely to develop. Take walks as often as you can to help keep the blood flowing. If you won’t be able to go walking as often as you would like, wear some compression socks or stockings. Treatment of severe leg pain during pregnancy starts with finding out the main causes of it. If the pain is cause by thrombosis, you will be given some anticoagulation meds. If you want to prevent blood clots from developing in your leg, make sure to eat healthy food.
KT Tape Calf
Music I’m Chris Harper and with me is Makayla And we’re here to demonstrate and application for calf pain. This is when you have muscles on the back of the lower leg that are aching, spasming or cramping. Some possible causes for this are tears due to improper changes in direction while running, dehydration or overuse. KT Tape helps treat this condition by relaxing the muscles, increasing circulation, and relieving pressure For this application we need to place the calf on stretch. So Makayla I’m going to have you turn around.
Let’s go ahead and have you put that leg out behind you. And we’re going to put that heel right down on the floor. So that stretches the skin and calf muscles on the back of the leg here. So for our first piece of tape we’re going to take one full strip We’re going to twist and tear the paper towards the logo end of the tape And peel that piece off, being very careful not to touch the adhesive part of the tape. I’m going to place this down just by the achilles tendon.
I’m going to rub that on without any stretch on that part of the tape Then I’m going to peel that paper off leaving just enough paper to hang on to I’m going to stretch that out to twentyfive percent stretch. So if this is onehundred percent, we’re going to back that off half, and then half again And go ahead and lay that piece down and taking that paper off leaving just one end of the tape that I can lay down with absolutely zero stretch And for our second piece, I’m going to tear another full strip, again twisting.
And tearing the backing paper and remove that and place that down again on the Achilles just offset from the other piece. It has zero stretch on it. I’m going to remove the paper backing leaving myself a little bit of paper to hang on to, trying not to touch the adhesive again, stretching that out, we’re going to do about twentyfive percent stretch so full stretch, fifty, twentyfive. We’re going to lay that down, leaving one end of the tape with absolutely zero stretch. And at the end of this I’m just going to give that a good friction rub.
So I create a little bit of heat,that allows the adhesive to really stick. Some tips before applying this is to clean the skin and trim or shave any excess hair so it does adhere to the skin very well. Also you may want to wear socks to sleep at night so it doesn’t roll on you. Some complimentary treatments may include rest, ice, massage and light progressive stretching of the calf. Please seek care if you experience extreme pains, swellings or discoloration, or heat coming off the calf muscle. And for more information see our website at kttape.
Patient with leg cramps and spasms talks vein disease treatment
Medical Monday Cynthia was in the medical field and had access to a number a good doctors even so they couldn’t figure out why she had painful spasms in her legs restless legs syndrome heaviness and edema. Our next doctor says although signs point in the direction a vein disease the Hamilton Vein Center can detect and correct the problem in a matter of minutes and it’s virtually painless. Welcome back doctor AJ Valenson on with Hamilton Vein Center and his patient Cynthia Browning Good morning alright I’ll start with Cynthia because you all hear this story.
All the time in the medical field. Cynthia, you’re a nurse. I am so people think oh we would know what the problem was well no and nobody else did either I started in 2008 with having these horrific spasms in my left leg I’m gonna tear up and it’s been going on since 2008 and I have been from doctor to doctor doctor and nobody can figure out and that’s the toughest part so it the pain is one thing but it’s frustrating because you think surely someone is going to know what this is, surely someone’s gonna know but I have.
Gone this way and that way and everybody just throw their hands at that yeah where they give you medicine to treat the symptom but it’s not like I don’t want to take medication i wanna be well yeah I wanna be on meds or anything so on I had actually looked up Hamilton Vein Center for my mother who has obvious venous problems she had woody brown leg she’s 85 quite right but you know interesting because a lot of times it can be genetic but let me go back to it she said she had the.
Spasms a lot of us would think there’s some muscular issue going on here we just have muscles they are you eat a banana exactly but we think it’s a muscular issue but we we forget what’s what feed your muscles in her body here are those veins right it’s our blood supply so the thing about muscle spasms is so many different things can cause it but one thing that can cause it is vein disease so if you don’t think of this as a potential cause you might miss it.
And this can go on for years as it did with Miss Browning here yeah and is it is is it bad that it goes on for years Does it get progressively worse it does tend to get worse Did it get worse for you It did it started very slowly I had my first spasms in my left leg in 2008 and they were not charlie horse a horrific spasm that would wake you from a sound sleep and my muscles would freeze up would lock up while you would fall out.
How would be screaming what would happen at the end of the day are when I was trying to sleep but I got work couldn’t even get a good night’s sleep because I would be up all night with my legs locking in these horrific hard spasms that would last like 10 or 11 minutes we have to really let a long time you know and you would scream and cry no medication should work now hot shower no bengay no nothing when did it click in your head maybe it’s vein disease, well I went to take my mother cuz her.
Obvious you know she has the obvious legs I don’t know if you have pictures yeah she has the spider veins and varicose veins or that Brown woody look which is an obvious indication some when I took her I’ve got to reading up on the brochure that you gave mother and I had this epiphany and I said that’s me what you know let’s go because the consult is free I have medicare medicare covers it if it’s not for a cosmetic reason you know right and the thing is it’s painless it is.
The ultrasound is painless and finally after what 7 years, I walk in and tell him my spasms were on my upper inner thigh how crazy is that not a calf yeah you know and there was the regular heaviness and fatigue and the other things but you think oh I’m getting old or I’m overweight and getting old yeah we know we don’t have to say I don’t know I didn’t have any outward I had a couple spider veins right some people have the ulcers and things like that tell you they’re not going to have to think that.
The dermatology issue and it’s not so there’s a list of all the different symptoms but tell us how we fix it today this is not the vein stripping of olden days. To fix it today is quick painless amazing right so with Miss Browning it took me four treatments about 15 minutes each there’s no sutures required very small incision about a quarterinch and you get in there with a small device called a catheter and you just heat a vein and shut down the a bad veins and then that reroutes the.
Blood up for the good things yeah so we did of four treatments total cuz she had 4 different veins that were abnormal and is very quick and virtually painless yeah okay so the deal yet not even a stitch just a bandaid and they do your legs in portions and so you can do it and walk right out yeah no down time and could no downtime so my my anniversary a onemonth Anniversary from starting with the right leg was on Christmas Eve nothing says Merry Christmas like radiofrequency ablation on your veins and.
No more spasms. I have not been able to sleep a whole night in seven years, seven years there’s nothing you can do it will you would be screaming and crying and thinking I’m gonna call 911 and nothing would make any diff yeah as we talked about the during the before the show started you said you know I have some other health problems but if you’re stopped in their tracks and can even walk around well it would punish be the more I tried to be active and burn calories you know.
It would punish me at the end of the day so don’t think you’re too old. My son is 40 and he has it. right we mentioned their is a genetic component sometimes as well don’t be afraid at the old vein stripping no no we don’t we don’t anymore yeah it’s very now little bit a bruising little bandaid and you’re looking at a couple days you’re a new person alright what if it has changed my life yeah I can see it in your face I now cuz you’re so excited about that might otherwise has been delivered.
If you suspect you have vein disease you can log onto Hamilton vein dot com for more information or call them 281 565 00 33 281 56 500 334 appointment Hamilton Vein has several locations including Bellaire, The Woodlands Clear Lake so log on to find the one is closest to you and you know like almost immediately for a lot of people they get that relief alright well when we come back I have no words to explain one of the things we’ll be talking about after this commercial break let me just say ladies your husband better not be.
Varicose Veins Pain
Varicose Veins Pain Many varicose vein sufferers experience little more than unattractive lumps veins on the legs and other places. In certain circumstances they can experience significant varicose vein pain that makes the legs ache and feel heavy. It can also result in swelling at the ankle at the end of the day. The affected leg or area can also feel like it is burning or can trigger muscle spasms during the night. In the early stages of the condition there are a number of lifestyle changes that you can adopt that may slow down varicose vein development.
The varicose veins that appear during pregnancy can often fade after the birth. It is recommended that you eat sensibly, are careful about fat and salt intake and ensure that your diet is rich in vitamin C and E. It is also advised that you try to avoid crossing your legs at the knee. You can also manage minor varicose vein pain by taking an over the counter antiinflammatory painkiller like Ibuprofen or Aspirin. Some people also swear by applying a cold compress to the affected area to bring relief. If you have the kind of occupation that requires standing for extended periods of time, it is advisable to put your feet up for a while.
This also works well if you do not have to stand up all day, but it is also not a licence to not move about. Making sure that you rest your legs as well as move about. While the resting allows for drainage, the walking promotes good circulation and will help maintain fitness and cardiovascular health. Having stronger muscles can also help ease the pain, as well as helping you maintain a healthy BMI. Discover how to get rid of painful varicose veins. the link below this tutorial to know the secret!.
Face Head Massage Therapy How To Techniques, Jen Hilman Corrina Rachel Relaxing ASMR Massage
Life Wisdom. Psychetruth Massage. Hi! I’m Jen Hilman and today I’m gonna demonstrate some face massage, but before we get started. earlier, Corrina and I were debating about which one of us is prettier. So, we decided to put it up to a vote. Leave us a comment below. Let us know what you think. Who is prettier Me Or Corrina Me Or Corrina It’s up to you! Thanks! Now to get started. you mash firmly on your partner’s face to help them feel relaxed and comfortable. laughing A lot of times to get started I really like to.
Start by massaging into the neck. It helps your partner to feel more relaxed and more at ease. So just taking some nice gentle strokes, I move from the tops of the shoulders along the sides of the neck up to the base of the skull. And when I get to the base of the head I can even give a steady firm little pull. It helps to open up spaces in between each of the vertebrae. So, just moving my fingers across either side of the neck and finishing with a gentle pull at the.
Base of the skull. This is really good for people who have tension in the back of their neck which is pretty much everyone right You could honestly probably do this for ten minutes and your partner would love you. So just know you are already off to a good start. Now sometimes I even just use my thumbs to massage small little circles around the sides of the neck. I’m not using too much pressure here. A lot of times people can be sensitive in the neck because there’s a lot of tension that gets built up.
So I’m using just enough pressure to really connect in with the muscles and manipulate those tissues. Then I usually finish with another little pull at the base of the skull. From here a really easy transition is to just move your fingers up to the ears. Then pinching the ear lobe between my first finger and my thumb, I’ll apply gentle pressure as i pull the ear lobes down towards the shoulders and then release. Then I’ll pinch the earlobes just a little further up Again pulling the earlobe gently away from the head.
We’ll continue this gentle pull all the way up the ears pinching a little bit higher each time as I go. It’s believed in chinese medicine that the ear represents every single part of the body in some form or another. So by massaging ears, you are in effect giving a gentle, relaxing massage to the whole body. So this is a great way to help your partner relax and get calm and peaceful. From here, I’ll work my way up to the forehead with my fingers and thumbs. I like to use my thumbs.
To work the space between the eyebrows, which is a place where people will carry a lot of tension. If you think about how stressed you are however aggrivated you become that your children how frustrating your finances can be sometimes. All of that tension gets stored in our face. You don’t necessarily think about it but this is a really great massage technique to help to relax tension between the brow. I like to think about it as rubbing the wrinkles out. If only it were that simple. So i’ll continue massaging all the way up through the.
Forehead. There is so much tension that can get stored in the forehead. So just start to separate the skin giving a nice stretch to those tiny little muscles that connect your face to your skull. working along the edge of the eyebrow is extremely helpful. There are a lot of pressure points, acupressure points, along the eyebrow so as you work that edge it’s very relaxing and soothing. And here you can easily start to work into the temples on either side of the eyes. I like to use gentle circles here.
And just be sure that you’re not using too much pressure because oftentimes the temples can be quite sensitive. And then I’ll change directions of my circles just rotating my fingers in the opposite direction. After working the forehead and the eyebrows, working around the temples, I like to work down into the jaw. So this is good for people who clench their jaws, grind their teeth, and is even a great approach to start working with someone who suffers with TMJ. So as you work your fingers below the cheekbone.
You’ll start to notice a really tight band of muscle fiber. And this is called the masseter. It’s the big muscle that moves your jaw opened and closed. So I’m using a pretty steady pressure here. It’s firm, but i’m not working terribly deeply because the masseter can also be extremely sensitive. But once I’ve made contact with the muscle I’m applying that firm steady pressure and also pressing slightly downward toward her chest. So this way I’m actually stretching and lengthening out any tension in the masseter. you can actually work into the masseter for quite a long time.
Because it’s a muscle that works all the time and works very hard. It can build up quite a lot of tension. So it’s very easy to spend a fair amount of time just working into this tiny little tight band of tissue. As you develop your sensitivity you’ll even notice little pockets of excess tension. So you can work even more specifically into those areas. And then once I’ve worked the jaw I like to bring my hands underneath the chin and just gently stroke my hands underneath her jaw line.
This is very soothing and very comforting. It’s something that can help your partner to relax is very deeply. And you want to just bring both hands all the way up to the forehead. From here I can work all of my finger tips from the eyebrows with firm steady pressure all the way out towards the hair line. I usually repeat this a few times. It feels very nice. And from here it’s very easy to transition directly into a scalp massage. And just about everyone i know loves having their scalp massaged.
So anytime you spend a little time massaging someone’s scalp you’re usually going to be their new best friend. I’m gonna just work my way all the way around the scalp, behind the ears, at the base of the head, I work up to the hairline just working my way all the way around the whole cranium. So this is a really nice way to finish a face massage. Oftentimes i’ll finish my full body massage with this head, neck, face massage. So after their entire body is relaxed then I can do a little bit of this extra deeply relaxing stuff.
Is it Bad to Cross Your Legs While Sitting
Is it bad to cross your legs while sitting I’ve heard everything from it being bad for you to it being good for you. For a woman, crossing your legs while sitting does protect your modesty when wearing a skirt. If you are wearing pants, crossing your legs can make you look modest. Does crossing your legs hurt or help guys A man sitting with his legs spread out may look lazy but won’t hurt his image unless he’s going commando under loose shorts. Crossing his legs can make his balls overheat,.
But so does wearing tidy whities and sitting with a laptop in his lap. Does sitting with your legs open provide any benefit Airflow around that area could help reduce sweat buildup. That might mean less jock itch or yeast infections. I’ve heard crossing your legs can cause varicose veins. Varicose veins aren’t caused by crossed legs. However, they can make your varicose veins more noticeable. Crossing your legs can make your legs fall asleep. Can it hurt the nerves in your legs Not long term. It isn’t like you sit with your legs crossed 24 hours a day.
Or even eight. I’ve also heard that crossing your legs raises your blood pressure, and that isn’t good. Crossing your legs raises your blood pressure a little. That’s why it is recommended if you think you are going to faint. How much effect does it have Putting your head between your legs has more benefit. If crossing your legs was such a good solution, it would have been recommended for ladies in corsets ages ago instead of a fan. I don’t get it. Women used to wear corsets to get a skinny figure. They couldn’t get enough blood to.
Treatment Symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome
I’m Wyn Smith, Ed’s wife, and, it was different like you said we’ve always been real close and we’ve done everything together. True. Then he got this leg problem and I was so concerned about it, because I knew that he loved outdoors he loved gardening, playing golf and, this was affecting all that and, um, I was real concerned. I didn’t know if he would ever be able to do these things again. And, uh the kicking, uh, yeah he wouldn’t shake the whole day and at night with this restless leg.
And not only did it he wake me up, but he was unable to sleep. He was up and down all night long, he was sleeping in the chair and, so this is a blessing that this is gone. But we’re real thankful for that. He’s able to sleep more and, um, where able to do things together and go on trips together and we enjoy playing golf and we enjoy yard work. So we can do all these things that we like to do, but we were planning to do when he retired. It was very difficult,.
Um, cause I, I just felt helpless that I couldn’t help him, you know there was nothing really, that I could do to help him. We need our sleep, right, and the older we get the more we need it. Uh, that’s true. So, uh, yes it definitely affects your day, following day, when you don’t sleep. We are all on our regular schedule now, and we get up and do the same things we used to do when, before all this problem came up. So its really a blessing. What you see here.
We refer to ourselves, as two peas in a pod, we’re on the same page and and we’re blessed to, that we like to do the same things. and we want to do things together. Uh, that was something that was beginning to come into my mind. I have not heard those, had those type of thoughts in those 43 years that we’ve got married. I mean we got married on Christmas Day, 1969, and best Christmas present, I ever got was right here and don’t lose it and I don’t have.
Retinal Vein Occlusion Nattokinase As Possible Treatment or Preventative for RVO,CRVO,BRVO,HCRVO
Retinal Vein Occlusion Nattokinase as Possible Treatment. This tutorial looks at the evidence for the use of nattokinase in the prevention, or the treatment, of retinal vein occlusions. A retinal vein occlusion is a blockage of the blood vessel in the eye. It’s like a heart attack in the eye. It can lead to vision impairment, or blindness. Nattokinase is an enzyme that was only discovered in 1980. It’s a natural blood thinner. So how are retinal vein occlusions prevented or treated I looked up a medical textbook to learn more. It said there was no proved treatment for.
This condition. Puzzled, I looked up a respected medical website. And got the same answer. Here it mentions fibrinolytic agents as a possible solution. Nattokinase happens to be a natural fibrinolytic agent, something that helps prevent blood clots, and dissolve existing ones. Nattokinase is made from a traditional fermented Japanese soy food called natto. It’s been part of their staple diet for a millenia. It may be part of the reason why there’s such a low incidence of coronary heart disease in Japan. So what’s the medical evidence for the use.
Of nattokinase for retinal vein occlusions Well, a 2006 Californian study found it reduced blood viscosity. And a 2008 Korean study concluded from human trials that it reduces blood pressure. Reducing blood viscosity and blood pressure both help prevent retinal vein occlusions. As to direct evidence for nattokinase and retinal vein occlusions, there’s a 1994 report in the Japanese Review of Clinical Ophthalmology. It’s entitled Natto diet was apparently effective in a case of incipient central retinal vein occlusion. I’m unable to find this Japanese report online. However I did find a PDF that talks about.
It. It describes how taking the food natto cleared the central vein occlusion of the right eye in a 58 year old man who subsequently recovered his vision. Nattokinase is a supplement that can be bought in stores or online. I looked at a popular and reliable supplement company with an extensive range to see what they have on nattokinase. Of all the different brands they stock, this one has the highest number of reviews. Reviewers from around the world give this brand overwhelmingly high ratings, so it looks reliable. I combed the reviews here but could find only.
One mention of it’s use for retinal vein obstruction. All the other reviews reported favourably instead on its BP lowering effect and improved circulation. If you do decide to test nattokinase, what dose is best for retinal vein occlusions There’s no information here, so let’s look at the dosage for lowering high blood pressure. Which will also help reduce your risks for a retinal vein occlusion. Looking at the reviews left by those taking this supplement, two capsules a day, or 4000 FUs, is the dose most commonly being reported. FU means fibrinolytic units, by the way.
It’s how the strength of the nattokinase is measured. Some users take up to six or eight capsules a day, but most find two capsules to be the right dose in terms of controlling their blood pressure. One user found only half a capsule a day could be tolerated. My own tests have also shown that 4000 units, or two capsules a day, is optimal. How did I work this out I measure my BP every morning and, as an experiment, took varying doses of nattokinase. Here I’m taking two capsules about four hours before exercising.
I then go jogging in the park, just to circulate the supplement in my bloodstream. And I measure my BP over the next two days to see what the effect it has. Here’s a graph of my results. I found that one capsule didn’t lower my BP or control it’s rise. But two did. My BP dropped for a couple of days. Taking three capsules didn’t do that much more. So taking two capsules seems to be about the right minimum dose for benefit. As to it’s safety, all the books I read said.
It’s safe. One book, however, says it’s a safe supplement but further down also adds it can also increase fibrinogen levels. I only mention this to remind myself the physiological mechanisms involved may not be fully understood. A reliable medical website says not to take nattokinase during pregnancy, after surgery or with bleeding disorders. Also, there’s a solitary report that nattokinase taken with aspirin caused adverse effects in a patient prone to cerebral microbleeds. So it makes sense not to use nattokinase with blood thinning drugs because of the additive effect.
Don’t combine nattokinase with coumadin, warfarin, plavix, effient or other prescribed blood thinners, nor with aspirin or any other herb or medicine that thins the blood or prevent blood clotting. The additive effect may lead to excessive blood thinning. Taking 4000 FU’s of nattokinase, or two capsules a day, has been proven to be medically safe. A 2009 Taiwanese study used this dose for two months without any adverse effects on patients. Take nattokinase on an empty stomach. Finally, if you think the more conventional drugs are a safer option for retinal vein.
Occlusions, think again. A 2007 study in the American Journal of Ophthalmology reports taking aspirin or warfarin increases the risk of central retinal vein occlusion. Go figure. Remember what I said about mechanisms not being understood This just illustrates it. I made this tutorial because a friend of mine had a retinal vein occlusion. He thought it was a one off thing. Then the second attack happened three years later. And there was panic. As the third attack could be the one that finally causes blindness. I hope this tutorial helps.