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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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My calves always "ache" some days worse than others. I do not have fibromyalgia or restless leg syndrome. Any ideas?

My calves always "ache" some days worse than others. I  do not have fibromyalgia or restless leg syndrome. Any ideas?

Varicose veins: Congested veins from constant standing can do this. Wear good support hoses like the sheer energy kind and see if that makes a difference. If not see your md. ...Read more

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When i wake up my leg aches?

When i wake up my leg aches?

Not enough info.: You need to provide specifics. Where in the leg does it hurt? Is it only painful upon awakening? See a doctor and have the issue evaluated. ...Read more

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Dull but aching pain in my leg?

Dull but aching pain in my leg?

Seek help: Aching pain in legs has many causes: prolonged standing/sitting, excessive exercise, side effect when taking a statin drug for cholesterol-lowering, venous incompetence. Go to www.Phlebology.Org and seek help of a phlebologist who can sort things out for you. ...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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What can be causing my leg to ache off and on everywhere. Like jolts of pain?

What can be causing my leg to ache off and on everywhere. Like jolts of pain?

Sciatica: Jolts of pain which affect your entire leg could represent a pinched nerve in your lumbar spine, which can cause shooting pains down the leg (generically termed sciatica). Fortunately, most cases of sciatica will resolve with time and conservative treatment. For now, you could try some NSAIDs (i.e. ibuprofen, Aleve) and avoid any strenuous activity. See a physician if symptoms persist or worsen ...Read more

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Why do i feel the need to always move my leg. My leg is not painful it just aches i have not injured it?

Leg aches?: I was going to guess Restless Legs Syndrome when you said you feel the need to always move your leg. RLS is not painful, though. You should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Hi its been 2 weeks im getting pain in my right whole leg i can't lie down for to long my bottock starts aching from both sides what can I do?

You need a checkup: Persistent pain in the leg for more than 2 weeks indicates need for an examination by a docotr and further testing to find the cause of this pain. Most muscular pains settle down in two eeks. You should go see your family doctor. If the pain is severe you should go to an emergncy room of a hospital nearby and seek medic help there. At least they will give you pain medication for pain control soone. ...Read more