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DVDs or books for my active but currently convalescent mid-70s father?

My formerly very outdoorsy and active Dad, who will soon be 75, broke his leg. The recovery threatens to be very boring for him, and I'd like to keep him entertained and also keep him from driving his new wife bonkers since he can't do projects. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by OneSmartMonkey on Dec 2, 2014 - 9 answers

Meralgia Paresthetica — Give me your experiences.

Earlier this year I was diagnosed with meralgia paresthetica in my left leg. I am currently having a flare-up. Please give me your experiences, tell me what causes your flare-ups, tell me what helps you. [more inside]
posted by Brittanie on Nov 14, 2014 - 3 answers

tat's the question

I have an idea for a tattoo (my first) that I would kind of like to put somewhere on my leggal region. However, I haven't seen a ton of leg tattoos that looked good to me, so I have some questions about placement. [more inside]
posted by threeants on Sep 19, 2014 - 10 answers

Silence of the lambs - 3 legs 1 oven - Calling all cooks

Dinner Party with fresh Leg of Lamb on the menu. Have 3 legs of lamb, each approx 3.5kg with only one oven to prepare for 16-18 guest with a 7pm start time. The oven itself is a standard one that can hold two legs (2 racks) but nothing more. Calling all Mefi chefs for help with this timing issue - any advice is appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Funmonkey1 on Sep 16, 2014 - 8 answers

Very sharp, searing pain in lower leg above ankle

Hi! I am in a lot of pain. You are not my doctor, but I was wondering if anyone has felt similar symptoms. This morning when I woke up, it seemed as if a very large spider was biting a very specific spot on my lower right leg, sort of below the calf but above the ankle, and in the front (pic of location of pain here). In terms of pain, it is 10/10. The pain lasts for 5-10 seconds, then fades away. Throughout the day, it has returned. [more inside]
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates on Sep 1, 2014 - 16 answers

Painful knee joint: what is going on?

I have had a knee problem for two/three years now. If I sit with my right knee bent for a long period of time the joint starts to hurt, not much at first, but the pain can become quite uncomfortable after a while. If I fully extend my leg my knee joint clicks, just like when you crack your knuckles, and the pain goes away. What is up with my knee? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Aug 20, 2014 - 6 answers

Why am I having leg, ankle and foot pains when I walk and jog?

I recently started a mix of walking and jogging for an hour a day, to help me lose weight. I'm about a hundred pounds overweight and until now have been pretty sedentary. Since I started walking and jogging, I've had aching, tight pains in my shins, ankles and heels. What could be causing this? Is there anything I can do to prevent it from happening? [more inside]
posted by qi on Jun 23, 2014 - 29 answers

Oddly Specific Leg Pain

On Monday night, my spouse woke in the middle of the night several times with the distinct feeling of a needle being put into the back of her heel. Looking for potential explanations. [more inside]
posted by China Grover on May 14, 2014 - 6 answers

Upper-body cardio for leg-prohibitive injuries?

I've been diagnosed with acute prepatellar bursitis in my left leg after a bicycle accident. My doctor has ordered me off of leg-based cardio for the next month. What are my alternatives for upper-body-exclusive cardio? [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Jan 6, 2014 - 8 answers

Help me dismantle my couch.

How big is the hex wrench needed to remove the legs from a Natuzzi sofa? [more inside]
posted by bethnull on Dec 23, 2013 - 13 answers

Can you pull a leg muscle - while sleeping?

This has happened once or twice a year for a while. I'm asleep, and awake to find my leg (either one) feels really tight, strained and overtense, in the thigh and calf, like there are muscles there that are on the verge of ripping. It's very painful for a very short while - usually wakes me up screaming, and painful to walk on for an hour or two onwards, but then subsides during the day. [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Oct 13, 2013 - 31 answers

Leg falling asleep after sitting down for ~20 minutes. A problem?

For the past 8 months or so, sometimes, I'll try to stand up from a seated position and I'll realize my entire leg has fallen asleep. I can still walk but it takes a bit for the blood to flow back in. I'm most commonly getting this symptom on my regular subway ride, during which I'm sitting on a firm surface for about 20-25 minutes. I'm in my late 20's. This never used to happen to me. Yes, you are not my doctor and maybe I should go to a doctor, so I'm merely asking -- is this anything to worry about? Thank you.
posted by demagogue on Apr 17, 2013 - 3 answers

Tingly/Numb Leg

Left side of my left leg and foot is numb/tingly. Why? [more inside]
posted by roxiesmom on Nov 5, 2012 - 13 answers

Soothing a clotted leg?

I have a very sore leg from inflammation in surface veins. Went to the doctor last week, and they weren't alarmed but didn't have much to suggest for palliation, either. Do you have any experience soothing superficial thrombophlebitis? [more inside]
posted by theatro on Oct 25, 2012 - 3 answers

Should I go to the emergency room?

YANMD - I'm on vacation (different state) and have been in pain for about the past week. The pain has gotten worse. Should I head to the ER, or suck it up until Thursday, when I take a flight back home? [more inside]
posted by Sakura3210 on Aug 21, 2012 - 12 answers

Inside the pants or outside the pants?

I have a job interview tomorrow afternoon. I've got my suit all ready. The problem is that I had surgery recently and I'm in a full leg brace and crutches. Should I put the brace over my pants or under them? I don't know even know if the brace will actually fit under the pants, though; it's pretty bulky with a huge metal hinge and several thick velcro straps. Will wearing it on the outside of dress trousers look ridiculous?
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Jul 25, 2012 - 20 answers

Is it possible that MRIs just don't work on some people?

Is it possible that MRIs just don't work on some people? [more inside]
posted by LaurenIpsum on Jul 9, 2012 - 24 answers

He peed on my wife's leg

We have a neutered 15 month Irish Terrier. Very well trained and walked etc, a very content little fellow. I (the Dad in the family) take him on most walks and fun/training stuff. Today as my wife walked him, while stopped at a street corner waiting to cross, he quietly cocked a leg and peed on her leg! I've seen non-neutered dogs at the park do this but never our dog. He listens to both of us but I have most interaction with him. What does this behavior mean? What do you think is going on his head?
posted by jdcasey on Jun 28, 2012 - 20 answers

Please help my hip!

Severe hip/leg pain diagnosed as bursitis - what else could this be?? [more inside]
posted by Ms. Toad on Jun 10, 2012 - 12 answers

A pain in the neck

I just had surgery on my foot. Why does my neck hurt? [more inside]
posted by to sir with millipedes on Jun 7, 2012 - 13 answers

"8: I am experiencing a disturbing amount of pain. I might actually be dying. Please help."

Can you help me cope with my utterly terrible back and leg pain? I'm at my wits end, so I'm looking for any and all suggestions - physical or mental. [more inside]
posted by youngergirl44 on Dec 7, 2011 - 43 answers

Bulging veins & leg pain = I'm dying? Or what?

Bulging veins and pain. Am I dying? And if not, what is going on? [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Nov 4, 2011 - 15 answers

Why does my butt ache when I sit?

Why does my butt ache when I sit? [more inside]
posted by crawltopslow on Jul 29, 2011 - 27 answers

All Swole Up

My leg was run over by a car in may. I can walk again, but every afternoon my ankle swells up. What causes this? How long can I anticipate it will last? [more inside]
posted by to sir with millipedes on Jul 29, 2011 - 14 answers

What is/was this bump on my leg?

What is/was this bump on my leg? Kind of gross details inside. [more inside]
posted by c'mon sea legs on Jul 17, 2011 - 14 answers

How to re-attach a table leg?

How can a carpentry klutz like me re-attach a table leg? [more inside]
posted by limon on Jul 3, 2011 - 7 answers

Can horses break their leg on rocky terrain?

How readily do horses break their front legs? Can a horse break a leg just from walking on a rocky surface?
posted by sholdens12 on Jun 17, 2011 - 12 answers

Mysterious leg stiffness appeared after running. Not sure what this is...

I took a month off from my running routine before running again. 5 days later this muscle stiffness feeling has not gone away. It's painful enough that it hurts to walk, especially down stairs. What is this? [more inside]
posted by audio on Apr 29, 2011 - 10 answers

Pimple-ish looking thing on the outside of my shin. What is this? (Pic inside)

Pimple-ish looking thing on the outside of my shin. What is this? [more inside]
posted by Evernix on Feb 13, 2011 - 15 answers

Veal meal appeal

How should I cook an entire leg of veal? [more inside]
posted by caaaaaam on Jan 30, 2011 - 2 answers

What can I do for exercise with a broken leg?

I broke my leg in a surfing accident, what can I do to keep active while it heals? [more inside]
posted by tylerkaraszewski on Jan 19, 2011 - 13 answers

How can something hurt so much while looking like nothing at all?

What the hell did I do to my legs today? More specifically, what is the explanation for the aching, tender, swollen region on the outsides of my thighs? [more inside]
posted by kataclysm on Dec 28, 2010 - 8 answers

Is this a blood clot?

So I swore to myself that I would never ask a medical question on AskMe, and yet I find myself here anyway. Any tips on how to tell the difference between a pulled muscle and deep vein thrombosis? [more inside]
posted by twiggy32 on Oct 29, 2010 - 14 answers

What should I name my leg dent?

Is there a name for a dent in one's body after a bruise? [more inside]
posted by elpea on Sep 19, 2010 - 13 answers

Natural healing of herniated disc

How long did it take you to heal naturally from a herniated disc? [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Aug 3, 2010 - 14 answers

Do I have a blood clot?

YANAD: Do I have a blood clot? [more inside]
posted by UMDirector on Jul 11, 2010 - 14 answers

short leg cast

Short leg casts, why 90 degrees? Will variance in the angle of the cast cause the bones to heal improperly? [more inside]
posted by MechEng on May 26, 2010 - 7 answers

What is this shooting pain down leg from car accident?

What is causing this shooting pain from my right gluteus down my leg? [more inside]
posted by gibbsjd77 on May 25, 2010 - 23 answers

What might be behind my right arm and leg feeling numb?

YANMD (and I am going to see one): Numbness in right arm and leg? No shooting pains, and I can use them both, but there's a general feeling of limbs falling asleep. [more inside]
posted by cadge on Jan 5, 2010 - 13 answers

I can never think of a good title to my questinos. Sorry.

I need help with creating a plan to diagnose a possible alignment problem with my right leg what I can do do fix it. [more inside]
posted by Brandon1600 on Oct 14, 2009 - 10 answers

Why does one section of one leg get warm?

Why has the left rear quarter of my left leg started to get a "warm feeling" multiple times a day? [more inside]
posted by KirTakat on Jul 27, 2009 - 7 answers

Sciatica with no insurance. Help!

I have numbness in my leg but no longer have the means to get it monitored. Is there any risk of long-term damage or atrophy if it goes on too long? [more inside]
posted by JamesWilson123 on Mar 19, 2009 - 10 answers

What would happen if I closed a car door on my leg?

I have an ongoing fear of slamming my own leg in my own car door when getting into the car. [more inside]
posted by bchaplin on Feb 9, 2009 - 28 answers

The way I want to be... and was.

How do you overcome a serious accident? (After all the hoopla is over about how you've survived it all, and you are now coming to terms with the kind of life you might have to live [and how different it is from the one you were used to living]--and that scares you half to death--you have to ask yourself "what comes next?") [more inside]
posted by hadjiboy on Jan 26, 2009 - 40 answers

Leg cramps at the gym

Why do I always get these leg cramps at the gym? [more inside]
posted by naju on Jan 22, 2009 - 13 answers

Does she know she's being cute?

Cat behavior question: why does my kitty stick her leg out sometimes? [more inside]
posted by All.star on Dec 2, 2008 - 19 answers

Stuck in bed for the summer

I just found out my 14 year old niece broke both her femur and tibia and will be in a cast from hip to toe for the next 6 weeks! I want to put together a care package - any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by bahama mama on Jun 7, 2008 - 17 answers

The Kneedle and The Damage Done

How long after injury to wait before seeing an orthopedic surgeon? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by zackola on Jun 4, 2008 - 12 answers

Stretching Without Bending

Is there a way to stretch my quadriceps without bending my knees? [more inside]
posted by meerkatty on May 6, 2008 - 14 answers

What's up with my leg?

Medical Filter. Recently (in the past month or so), one of my legs seems to have either grown longer than the other one, or one has shrunk. [more inside]
posted by billysumday on Apr 17, 2008 - 11 answers

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