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A 16-year-old female asked:

I have leg pain when i walk with heavy things on my back. is it related to back problems? i injured my back a few years ago, not very severely.

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Leg pain w/ loads: Yes, possibly . Sometimes sciatica manifest in the leg and not the back. Would avoid head loads . heavy back packs. Consider kinesiotape, PT for strengthening exercises.stretches, massage. Check arches for flat feet and use orthodics. http://ergonomics.about.com/od/ergonomicsforchildren/ss/bpweightchart.htm
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Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Leg pain: You probably have something going on in your lower back. You are too young for this pain.Have it checked by a specialist. Good luck
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Last updated Feb 16, 2016

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