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A 26-year-old male asked:

my wifes legs hurt when she lies down, especially when it is cold. but when she walks it goes away. noticed it happens in cold weather, why?

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Dr. Rowlin Lichter
Orthopedic Surgery 72 years experience
Arthritis: Leg pain immediately on resting & resuming activity after rest for a short time is due to arthritis in one or more joints. It would be either an old injury or a systemic arthritis at her young age. The latter would be progressive and needs medical followup, the former just needs NSAIDs like aspirin or naprosyn (naproxen). If this is does not fit please specify where her leg pain is-miscle, bone, joint?

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Last updated Jan 30, 2016

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