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A 48-year-old member asked:

What can cause chronic leg stiffness and pain?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Variety of things: Your evaluation would look for causes that my come from joints, bones, circulation of the neurologic system. How it is influenced by activity is a clue to its cause.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

What can cause someone to have chronic leg stiffness and pain?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
See Pain Specialist: You may need this worked up to see why you have such significant pain by your PCP initially and then possibly a pain specialist. Could be sciatica, DVT, compartment syndrome, etc... Hard to say without evaluations.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

What might cause leg stiffness and pain after a long drive?

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Dr. Ted King
A Verified Doctoranswered
41 years experience
A number of things: There are a number of possible causes for it. Lack of movement can cause accumulation of fluid in the leg tissues and this can make you stiff and sore. Low back trouble can do it as can nerve irritation. If you have visible swelling associated with the pain, there is the possibility that it could be a blood clot, especially if it was a several hour long drive.
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Last updated Feb 17, 2013
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