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Doctor insights on: Aching Calves And Feet

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Why do my legs and feet ache more in the winter?

Why do my legs and feet ache more in the winter?

Possible Raynauds: Exposure to a cold environment such as in winter (also too much air conditioning) in some otherwise normal people can cause spasm of the small and medium size arteries: raynauds disease. This causes a pale or blue color and some pain. Warm clothes, gloves, heavy socks and shoes and a hat help or move somewhere warm. It is usually a benign. If this sounds not like you check with your M.D. ...Read more

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Cause if burning and aching legs and feet?

Cause if burning and aching legs and feet?

Could be...: Peripheral neuropathy which is a syndrome involving the nerves in the legs. It also may be compression of the nerves in the lower back that causes the burning going down your legs. It's best to visit with a podiatrist or a neurologist to be evaluated to find the cause of the pain and so the proper recommendation for treatment can be provided. ...Read more

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Why do some dancers get sore feet whereas others get sore legs?

Why do some dancers get sore feet whereas others get sore legs?

Different foot types: Keep in mind there are different foot types. Some people have high arches, others have average and some have flatfeet. So the biomechanics of the different feet will function differently. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat stabbing, aching pain in my legs and feet?

What can I do to treat stabbing, aching pain in my legs and feet?

Depends on the cause: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. ...Read more

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I have ache on feet n legs off and on. When I get up in the morning my feet feel funny.

I have ache on feet n legs off and on. When I get up in the morning my feet feel funny.

Several causes: This could be generalized arthritis, vascular issues, plantar fasciitis, nerve irritation/neuropathy like pains just to name a few possibilities. See a dr. And get a full history and physical examination to best diagnose you, so the treatment can be tailored to meet your expectations. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi my feet feel hot and are throbbing and my calves too I have a constant ache in my legs and ankles?

Hi my feet feel hot and are throbbing and my calves too I have a constant ache in my legs and ankles?

Need to be seen...: As described, your symptoms need to evaluated by a physician. I would think that constant aching along with hot, throbbing feet and calves would warrant a visit to the urgent care. ...Read more

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Had ptosis surgery 2 days ago. Now my legs are restless and my calves and feet ache. Why and what can I do?

Had ptosis surgery 2 days ago. Now my legs are restless and my calves and feet ache. Why and what can I do?

Exam: Your symptoms could be a reaction to the anesthesia or an early sign of a blood clot. Due to your history of tobacco use, obesity and diabetes your risk for a blood clot is higher than others. Also, if you stopped blood thinners prior to surgery this may also increase your risk. If you have leg pain, redness or swelling you should see your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Occasional lower back ache. My butt feels like it cramps. Both legs get cramp like pain on and off in calves and feet. Occasional numbness. Causes?

Recommend evaluation: Symptoms may suggest lumbar spine or neuromuscular pathology caused by vitamin deficiencies or hormone and electrolyte imbalances. Questions regarding other sxs should be addressed. You could schedule a consult or see your PCP. I recommend further evaluation with lab tests including B12, CK, TSH and a basic metabolic panel as well as an MRI of lumbar spine and if negative an electromyelogram. ...Read more

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I don't have DVT or refux but have sore swollen feet and ankles with some edema in calves. What could it be?

I don't have DVT or refux but have sore swollen feet and ankles with some edema in calves. What could it be?

Edema: It could be you should go see your doctor and get checked out. There are lots of possible explanations. ...Read more

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Had pain in bum piriformis muscle I think but last started to get tight painful calves and burn and sore arches in feet what's happenin?

Had pain in bum piriformis muscle I think but last started to get tight painful calves and burn and sore arches in feet what's happenin?

Not Good: 40 yo man describes acute buttock pain followed by burning pain both calves & soreness both plantar arches. Neurophysiology supports neural impingement occurring in distal spinal cord; proximate to cauda equina & occurring in midline; affecting both right & left exiting spinal nerves; likely a L-5 lesion. Best candidate for injury mechanism is protruding central disk; possibly a metastatic mass. ...Read more

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I have had a constant migraine since 8 last night. Also nausea sore calves and upper arms. The soles of my feet are sore too. What could be wrong?

I have had a constant migraine since 8 last night. Also nausea sore calves and upper arms. The soles of my feet are sore too. What could be wrong?

? systemic disease?: You appear to have symptoms that affect many different systems. The migraine effect may indicate problems with the brain, the soreness problems with the muscles and the peripheral nerves, the nausea problems with the stomach. A thorough medical evaluation would be appropriate. You may have problems with blood pressure, blood sugar, viral syndrome, or a more serious disorder. ...Read more

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My rt knee is bad also i, m having both legs are very tight, very sore ankles giving out feet throbbing. Trouble standing and walking. Both calves stiff?

My rt knee is bad also i, m having both legs are very tight, very sore ankles giving out feet throbbing. Trouble standing and walking. Both calves stiff?

Leg Problems: The question is always where to begin? I am a podiatrist, so we tend to look upwards from the feet. Make sure you are in very stable shoes and orthotics to support your ankles that feel like giving out. Stretch your calves 3 times daily as long as you do not cause pain. Have a back doctor see how to stabilize your spine. Ice 10 minutes three times daily any area that feels inflamed. Dr rich blake. ...Read more

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I'm quite a regular runner, but recently I wasn't able to run due to calves pains just above my Achilles, a sore foot bridge, recently also one knee. I rested, but my knee hasn't gotten better. Do I go and see a physiotherapist/biokineticist?

I'm quite a regular runner, but recently I wasn't able to run due to calves pains just above my Achilles, a sore foot bridge, recently also one knee. I rested, but my knee hasn't gotten better. Do I go and see a physiotherapist/biokineticist?

Ortho specialist.: The knee, because of it's complexity, has several structural elements that can be symptomatic when either overused, inflamed or injured. The cause of the knee pain could best be worked out by an examination to determine which of these structural elements are involved. Even though the foot and calf pain has subsided, they probably caused compensatory issues with the knee. Go to orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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My daughter has pain in right breast and underarm, shortness of breath, feels like spiders are on her feet& sore calves, bloodclot in lungs not found?

My daughter has pain in right breast and underarm, shortness of breath, feels like spiders are on her feet& sore calves, bloodclot in lungs not found?

Merits evaluation.: Each symptom merits a careful evaluation. For example, if the chest pain is worse with deep breaths, it might be pleurisy (inflammation of the sac surrounding the lung); or it could be a right breast inflammatory process, or a blood clot in the axillary vein in the armpit. Similarly, the shortness of breath, foot and calf symptoms merit a doctor's assessment. ...Read more

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Have sore toes (big toes) both feet and pain on left calf.

Have sore toes (big toes) both feet and pain on left calf.

Anytime one: Is experiencing pain in the calf a blood clot should be ruled out. With regards to your toes this is a less important issue as the calf pain takes precedence and you should follow up with a foot doc. ...Read more

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Why do my calf muscles ache so bad after 8 hours on my feet?

Why do my calf muscles ache so bad after 8 hours on my feet?

Consider: Arch supports and compressive socks.
Venous insufficiency from poor valves may be a cause or faulty biomechanics from pronated feet. ...Read more

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What could posibly cause aching feet, ankles and lower legs a 59 year old woman

What could posibly cause aching feet, ankles and lower legs a 59 year old woman

There: There are several possible explanations. They can be narrowed down by considering the nature of the pain and when it occurs.

Pain that is present all the time, or that begins immediately after you stand up, suggests a musculoskeletal problem or arthritis. This is especially true if the pain is at the joints.

Pain that is crampy in nature, begins after you start walking and goes away when you stop and rest, or starts when you are lying down but gets better when you hang your legs off the bed suggests arterial blockage.

Itching, aching, or a sense of fullness in the legs that develops slowly over time when you're standing up and is relieved when you lie down or when you exercise suggests a problem with your venous system.

In addition to the history questions discussed above, there are some signs of each type of problem that your doctor can look for on a physical exam. In some cases, x-rays or ultrasound studies might also be needed. ...Read more

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

First: Make sure you don't 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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What could cause low back ache along with calf and foot spasms?

What could cause low back ache along with calf and foot spasms?

Disc disease: Back and leg pain/ spasms can come from disc herniations or referred pain from disc degeneration. Usually the symptoms will resolve after 6 weeks. For persistent symptoms, a lumbar MRI can show whether the nerve is being compressed. Physical therapy and injections can calm things down. Surgery is reserved for those with disc herniations that don't respond to anything else. ...Read more

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What can I do if my legs and feet are always uncomfortable and sore?

What can I do if my legs and feet are always uncomfortable and sore?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have had aching calf muscles for a week and my feet get very sore?

I have had aching calf muscles for a week and my feet get very sore?

Need more info: If you have been doing more exercise than usual, that can explain it. If you are sendentery or immobile, or if there is any swelling of the calf, best to see your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Is there a medical device for aches and poor circulation in feet and legs?

Is there a medical device for aches and poor circulation in feet and legs?

Yes and no: The are medical devices such as over the counter arch supports or physician prescribed orthotics that may help with your arch problems. Poor circulation usually requires a good evaluation to determine the cause before deciding what treatment may be helpful. Dr l. ...Read more

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I'm 42 recently diagnosed with osteo in both knees, had 3 injections in each knee 6 weeks ago but knees, legs and feet ache all the time?

I'm 42 recently diagnosed with osteo in both knees, had 3 injections in each knee 6 weeks ago but knees, legs and feet ache all the time?

Get a 2nd opinion: You need a 2nd opinion. Your symptoms suggest more than just knee involvement. I would be very surprised that at age 42 you had enough osteoarthritis of the knees to warrant viscosupplementation. ...Read more