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First: Make sure you dont have any clots in your legs, by getting an ultrasound of the veins and are doing everything you can to have a healthy heart, kidney and liver which will effect swelling in your legs and the ache. Ask your doctor to test you for diabetes as well. Good luck! the cause is key-treatment depends on it. ...Read more
See an orthopaedist: There are a number of things that can cause pain in theese area of the body. These are very nonspecific symptoms. I recommend that someone pain that is not easily relieved by rest and otc medications be seen by an orthopedic surgeon for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
Have it checked: Lowe leg tenderness and swelling, particularly when these symptoms are in one leg only, suggests phlebitis or even venous thrombosis. It would be wise to have this checked. In the meantime wrapping the leg in an ace bandage (4 inch) decreased activity and elevate the leg would help. Also one aspirin 3 times a day. Good luck. ...Read more
Lumpy rash. Bruising. Muscle pain. Joint pain. Achy legs. Headache. Burning sensation. Tingly feet. Shoulder, neck, elbow, angle, wrist pain. Cause?
I am experiencing leg swelling, leg pain, calf pain and cold extremities. The following also describe me: leg tenderness, Calf pain, and Leg pain ...
Leg swelling pain: I am experiencing leg swelling, leg pain, calf pain and cold extremities. The following also describe me: leg tenderness, Calf pain, and Leg pain ANS: complex issue and if you do 2nd opinion with me we can quickly narrow down what it is and if you should go to ER or not. ...Read more
Low back pain, aching saddle area, buttocks, thighs, hips and legs also achy. So uncomfortable. Cauda equina?
I am experiencing sciatica, low back pain, aching muscles, buttock itch, leg pain, knee pain, popping or snapping sound from joint, knee pop and legs?
A lot going on: Will need to take one issue at a time the back and radiation to buttock may be one issue. This is separate from the knees and the itching. See your doctor and discuss one issue at a time calzone need to give a good history ...Read more
Common: It can be both from the increase in weight as well as the change in the way you move related to the change in the center of gravity with the weight gain. The weight gain happens faster than you can develop muscles to adjust to the change in the way you use your body. In addition later in the pregnancy you will develop a hormone called relaxin which loosens the ligaments that allow the birth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
UTI is known: to cause many different strange things, from back pain to weakness in the legs to constant aching of the calves. I would not rule that out. If you check the urine at the doctor's office and it does not look infected, then make sure you are well hydrated and rested as well as recovered from any strenuous activity your calves could have been through recently. Low potassium or calcium as well coul ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have spinal arthritis.. The Dr. about a year ago diagnosed me in my L2 area. Every time the weather gets cold my body aches and calves hurt bad.
What are possible causes of stiff hands upon waking up, aching legs, calves swell easily, sever fatigue & extreme unexplained weight loss?
My calves ache all the time and when i rub them i feel lumps or something in them. What could it be?
Sore Calves: Can be caused by many conditions ; only a comprehensive exam by a physician can lead to appropriate diagnosis. Simple answers such as small fatty deposits (lipomas) in the soft tissue , muscle strain or tendonitis, to potentially more problematic inflammation of the leg veins can all lead to such symptoms. Although most are minor, serious problems require urgent treatment. See your physician asap. ...Read more
Almost everyday my calves aches really bad, it gets much worse if i get dehydrated, almost unbearable. What is causing this?
I have a soft lump in my lower calf that has exceeded two more below it. I have constant aching in my calves even doing stretches every morning. why ?
See a surgeon : A mass or lump that is painful and has developed similar swellings around it is certainly something that needs urgent attention. The commonest would be some fort of infection that may be amenable to antibiotics. Otherwise a surgeon can drain it or remove it depending upon what it is. ...Read more
No: Aeteriosclerosis is a systemic disease.Peripherovascular disease is the same process of plaque formation creating significant flow reduction distal to the stenosis usually involving the arteries to the legs. Calf claudication may pccur from critical stenoses on the superficial femoral, above knee popliteal, femoral or iliac arteries. Need ankle/brachial study, possible contrast study. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The muscles in my thighs and calves ache from time to time usually at night to the point, where it causes great pain that is discomforting. Ideas?
Night leg cramps: This could be nocturnal leg cramps. We used to recommend quinine at bedtime to prevent these. The fda now does not allow this on the market for nocturnal leg cramps. It used to work in an excellent manner. I do not support the fda's exclusion your best therapy now is to stretch your legs before bedtime. This can be effective in preventing these leg cramps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need more info: most commonly this is the musculoskeletal pain from the build-up of tension from prolonged standing and walking, if aching feeling is relieved by leg movement consider restless leg syndrome, if aching is not better with movement may be a peripheral neuropathy, in which case you need to see a neurologist and get emg/ncs if warranted by more detailed history ...Read more
What would cause an aching migrating pain in calves & knees during rest? Usually pain builds up & expands slowly & is bilateral. Thanks.
Rest calf/knee pain: Would consider possible sciatica, could see if putting a pillow under knees while lying and if lumbar pillow while sitting reduces pain. Check electrolytes, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus. Check thyroids TSH/T4, check for diabetes, also check ESR/CRP,, CPK. try massage before rest, check Achilles tendon and check d-dimer for clot may f/u/ w/ doc today as clot is a significant issue ...Read more
Hi area on my neck , when I touched it had a burning ache sensation , then my calves had the same sensation..& was tingly . Are my nerves bad?
I think i have been growing recently. I think i am getting growing pains though. Is this normal? It feels like aching muscles in both calves at night.
Both my calves r aching, cramping & feel tight for the last year.Like a headache.They get tight & then feel they will spasm.i then move them to stopit?
See your doctor:
This might be restless legs which can be associated with low iron but a wide variety of other possibilities best sorted out by examining. (Eg referred from back, knee or hip arthritis, neuropathy (nerve problem))
May also unfortunately just be simple muscle cramps in which case your doctor may recommend stretching, hydration and or physical therapy. ...Read more
Bad cough. Taking azythrimisin & cheritussin. I am experiencing a sort cramp ache in my buttox calves. What is this?
Can Piriformis Syndrome be in both legs? Sometimes in 1 leg then subsides then another. Comes on when walking. Legs ache and pain in calves too.
I have the skin disease hidradenitis suppurativa along with aching shoulders, hips, thighs, calves, and ankles. What are possible treatments to alleviate the pain?
Several options: Treatments shown to be effective include antibiotics (clindamycin + rifampin), Infliximab (a biologic drug), yag laser, & surgical excision & closure with a gentamycin-collagen sponge. Other options include cryotherapy, pdt light treatments, finasteride, zinc gluconate, resorcinol, & acitretin. Joint pain will likely decrease as the hidradenitis improves, but there are separate treatments for that. ...Read more
Need more info: If you are talking about something that has occurred in days or weeks the first concern is that they may be blood clots. This is potentially an emergency and you should go to the nearest emergency department. If it has been months or years you still need to see a doctor . Risk factors for clots include birth control pills and smoking. ...Read more
The back of my calves down to my ankles ache when i lay down. Feels like i need to stretch or pop them but that makes it worse.
Get evaluated: You might have a tight Achilles tendon which is your calf muscle connection to the back of the heel. If you wear flat shoes or even do a lot of standing or walking then your calves might feel tight and cause the ache you're describing. I suggest seeing a Podiatrist and getting this evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: However, leg calf cramps ("charley horses") are very common - everyone has them sometimes, whereas i'm not aware of any BP medicines that cause them. An overly strong diuretic ("fluid pill") could contribute, but they're usually due to overstretch of the muscle as occurs when lying in bed. Supporting the foot, keeping it in a position of flexion (toes towards the nose) will help prevent cramps. ...Read more