Glossary for Extremity pain
Medical terms related to Extremity pain or mentioned in this section include:
- Acute lymphocytic leukemia: A malignant disease that starts suddenly and progresses quickly. It is characterized by a high number of immature cells in the organs, bone marrow and blood. Symptoms include fever, pallor, anorexia, fatigue, anemia, hemorrhage, bone pain, splenomegaly and frequent infections. Also called acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
- Arthritis: A condition which is characterized by the inflammation of a joint
- Atherosclerosis: A condition which is a form of arteriosclerosis where atheromas are caused by the aggregation of cholesterol and lipids
- Blood vessel conditions: Conditions that affect the blood vessels
- Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
- Brain symptoms: Symptoms affecting the brain
- Buerger's disease: Buergers's disease is a recurring inflammation and thrombosis (clotting) of small and medium arteries and veins of the hands and feet
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Hand or wrist problems; often from repetitive motion.
- Cat scratch disease: An infectious disease transmitted through a cat's bite, scratch or lick and resulting primarily in lymph node pain and swelling. The condition can be mild or severe.
- Common symptoms: The most common symptoms
- Complex regional pain syndrome: Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition that affects individuals following some form of trauma or injury to one or more of the limbs. It manifests as a non-stop,extremely intense pain most commonly affecting one of the arms, hands, legs or feet. Typical symptoms of CPRS include changes in the colour and temperature of the skin over the affected limb.
- Erythema nodosum: Allergic skin condition usually on the legs
- Gangrene: Death (necrosis) of a portion of tissue or entire organ due to decreased perfusion with blood or infectious destruction of tissue.
- Gout: Painful joints, most commonly the big toe.
- Guillain-Barre Syndrome: An acute condition which is characterized by polyradiculoneuropathy that affects the peripheral nervous system
- Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
- Hypokalemia: Abnormally low levels of potassium in the blood.
- Hypopigmented lesions in children: Hypopigmented lesions in children refers are sores or ulcers that are colorless or have lost color in a child.
- Injury: Any damage inflicted in the body
- Intermittent claudication: is muscle pain which occurs during physical exercise and is relieved by rest. It usually is a feature or arterial abnormality of the lower limbs
- Limb symptoms: Symptoms affecting the limbs
- Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
- Neurological symptoms: Any symptoms that are caused by neurological conditions
- Numbness of both elbows: Numbness of both elbows refers to the loss or reduction of sensation in the elbows.
- Pain: Any type of pain sensation symptoms.
- Pain Disorder: Somatoform disorder causing pain
- Peripheral neuropathy: Any loss in the function of the peripheral nervous system
- Polyneuropathy: A disease involving multiple peripheral nerves.
- Post-polio syndrome: A condition where patients who have a history of polio have a reoccurrence of muscle symptoms. The condition usually occurs at least ten years after partial or complete recovery from polio.
- Postherpetic neuralgia: A condition which is characterized by persistent burning pain and hyperesthesia along the distribution of a cutaneous nerve
- Raynaud's phenomenon: A condition where the body extremities sweat and turn blue and cold. Exposure to cold, emotional stress and smoking may trigger the condition. Also known as acrocyanosis.
- Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
- Sensory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the sensory systems.
- Sickle Cell Anemia: Sickle cell anemia is an inherited blood disorder characterized by red blood cells which are crescent-shaped rather than the normal doughnut shape. These abnormally shaped red blood cells are unable to function normally and tend to undergo premature destruction which leads to anemia. If the genetic defect which causes the condition is inherited from both parents the condition can be quite severe whereas if it is inherited from only one parent, often there are no symptoms. The abnormally shaped red blood cells can cause problems when they clump together and block blood vessels.
- Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
- Spinal stenosis: Narrowing of the spinal cavity around the spinal cord.
- Spondylolisthesis: forward slippage of one vertebra over another.
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome: A pinched nerve in the lower ankle area (posterior tibial nerve) which results in foot pain.
- Thyroid eye disease: Thyroid eye disease is an autoimmune eye condition that, while separate from thyroid disease, is often seen in conjunction with Graves' Disease.
- Vitamin B12 Deficiency: A deficiency of Vitamin B12 primarily causes anemias the body is unable to make sufficient quantities of normal red blood cells. Severe cases can lead to permanent nervous system problems. The vitamin B12 deficiency can result from absorption problems, insufficient dietary intake, certain medications (e.g. metformin), inherited conditions (e.g. transcobalamin deficiency) and certain chronic parasitic intestinal infestations.
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