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My legs throb, ache, constant pain and swelling?

My legs throb, ache, constant pain and swelling?

Go to ER: If you have a clot it is life threatening and will need immediate care. ...Read more

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Stabbing pains in legs both legs ?

Stabbing pains in legs both legs ?

Pain in leg: we need to have more information, such as where in your leg, length of time it has occurred, type of pain, any injury, what makes it better or worse, symptoms that occur with it. ...Read more

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Feet &legs ache hurt throbs swells lot of pain tingle?

Feet &legs ache hurt throbs  swells lot of pain tingle?

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

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Burning pain left calve jumping around?

Burning pain left calve jumping around?

Muscle torn?: YOu may have torn a muscle. If nothing else you may have strained a tendon. More likely related to muscle? One possibility? could be a torn popliteus? See your ortho for further advice ...Read more

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What causes aching knees, painful ankles and lower back pain?

What causes aching knees, painful ankles and lower back pain?

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

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I have achy legs hips and feet?

I have achy legs hips and feet?

Many causes: From a podiatric standpoint, i would check for flatfeet or hyperpronation as a possible source of your pain. ...Read more

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I am experiencing leg tenderness, leg pain and lower leg swelling.

I am experiencing  leg tenderness, leg pain and lower leg swelling.

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

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Burning legs mostly at nite feet n leg swelling?

Burning legs mostly at nite
feet n leg swelling?

See your PCP to be -: Properly diagnosed and treated. Your symptoms could be from neuropathy, menopause or from other medical issues that your pcp would be able to diagnose, depending on your history. Good luck. ...Read more

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Burning sensation in left calf muscle?

Burning sensation in left calf muscle?

Do you have varicose: Veins in the leg, if you do, this could be superficial phlebitis, if you do not it could muscular origin, both you could treat with Motrin and moist heat. If did not go away check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Muscular cramps in calfs?

Need more info: There are many potential causes for that condition. ...Read more

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I am experiencing leg swelling, leg pain, calf pain and cold extremities. The following also describe me: leg tenderness, Calf pain, and Leg 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 ...

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

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Knee injury burning, tingling and aching pain sensation in my knee thighs and toes?

Knee injury burning, tingling and aching pain sensation in my knee thighs and toes?

Depends on location: It depends on the location of the injury. This sounds like there is also nerve involvement. This needs to be evaluated in the total picture. ...Read more

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Left leg shin pain and swelling?

Left leg  shin pain and swelling?

Shin splints: Or tendonopathy are strong possibilities. Ice may help as well as antiinflammatory, if pain psists would follow up with doc. ...Read more

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Terrible pain, cramping, tingling, numbness in hands, arms, legs and feet.

Terrible pain, cramping, tingling, numbness in hands, arms, legs and feet.

Evaluation: Any time you have these generalized symptoms you should visit your doctor for an evaluation. This could be from something easy to manage as dehydration to something more complicated as a pinched nerve in the spinal cord. www.otwithmd.com. ...Read more

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Chest pain left leg & left arm aching ache?

See ur doctor: Need more information and a physician needs to examine you. Please consult your primary doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Aching back and legs pregnancy symptoms?

Aching back and legs pregnancy symptoms?

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 more

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Can uti cause constant aching in calves?

Can uti cause constant aching in calves?

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 more

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My calves ache all the time and when i rub them i feel lumps or something in them. What could it be?

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

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Almost everyday my calves aches really bad, it gets much worse if i get dehydrated, almost unbearable. What is causing this?

Almost everyday my calves aches really bad, it gets much worse if i get dehydrated, almost unbearable. What is causing this?

Many possibilities: It could be from muscle strain, electrolyte imbalance esp low potassium, circulation problem (arterial or venous) etc. Quit smoking if you do. Check your blood pressure (should be lower than 130/80) go see your dr for a thorough exam. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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Is it normal that my calves ache when walking or exercising now that i've had a triple bypass?

Is it normal that my calves ache when walking or exercising now that i've had a triple bypass?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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My ankles and calves are aching at night. It came on a bit suddenly. What could cause that?

My ankles and calves are aching at night. It came on a bit suddenly. What could cause that?

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

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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

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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?

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?

Nerves aren't BAD: Nerves are NEVER bad...nerves are GOOD....maybe they're function is off but that's not the same as BAD....you may need some blood work done to determine if you have some nutritional deficiencies. I'd get a good examination done first before anything else. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Bad cough. Taking azythrimisin & cheritussin. I am experiencing a sort cramp ache in my buttox calves. What is this?

Bad cough.  Taking azythrimisin & cheritussin.  I am experiencing a sort cramp ache in my buttox calves.  What is this?

Calf pain: Probably not from your drugs. Ask your doc to check you calves carefully for dvt. Your cough may represent something more important than bronchitis. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Piriformis Syndrome: Yes it can be in both legs. This could be other things including vascular ( circulation issues). Concerned because it comes on with walking. Suggest you be evaluated by a physician right away. ...Read more

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I have the skin disease hidradenitis suppurativa along with aching shoulders, hips, thighs, calves, and ankles. What are possible treatments to alleviate the pain?

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

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What could be wrong my calves? They have lumps in them and ache all the time.

What could be wrong my calves? They have lumps in them and ache all the time.

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

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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 more

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Is there any way to know if BP medicines are causing leg calf aches?

Is there any way to know if BP medicines are causing leg calf aches?

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

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I get a severe aching in my right calf when I stand fairly motionless... when I sit down or lie down it goes away.

I get a severe aching in my right calf when I stand fairly motionless... when I sit down or lie down it goes away.

Calf ache: If you have not strained or bruised the calf, then one would be concerned about phlebitis or blood clot in the calf vein. Another possibility is a Baker's cyst. If symptoms persist get examined by a physician who will order appropriate tests. ...Read more