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Doctor insights on: Aching Leg Syndrome

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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?

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.

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My legs are always aching.M on thyroxine 100mcg.

My legs are always aching.M on thyroxine 100mcg.

M: Thyroxine is a synthetic form of thyroid hormone. Although doses vary the dose of 100 mcg is not extreme. The medicine does not usually cause muscular symptoms. Suggest your physician evaluate the complaint and evaluate the appropriate dose.

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Does appendicitis cause aching down the leg?

Does appendicitis cause aching down the leg?

Not usually: Usually the pain is in the abdomin.

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What can I do if I haveskin sore on leg, but no insurance?

What can I do if I haveskin sore on leg, but no insurance?

Hospital clinic: Some hospital clinics work on a sliding scale pay system depending on income. Keep in mind you can always pay cash. Persoanlly, I do not have dental insurance and when i go to the dentist i pay cash. You can "shop" around by calling the dermatologist and informing them you don't have insurance and ask what the price will be..Mention your problem. These are options....You get to decide.

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Left leg has been aching on and off for months. Any advice?

Check circulation: Consult a vascular specialist and get circulation evaluated.

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My round sore on my leg won't heal i had it for 4 years, why?

Get it checked: 33 year olds don't have sores than don't heal unless something else is wrong. If you were older, skin cancer would be a good bet. Get it looked at.

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Is an ache in my back and running down my leg cause for concern?

Yes: Yes, the referral of the pain down the back of the leg could be sciatic nerve pain, which needs the attention of a doctor.

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Can someone tell me what I should do? My leg aches when i try to sleep?

Can someone tell me what I should do? My leg aches when i try to sleep?

Restless legs?: Achy pain @ night is a common compaint . Although the pathophysiology( why it hurts ) is still not completely understood ( and appears to be multifactorial) in my patients prescription medication for 'restless legs' is frequently helpful( non- narcotic). See your pcp for evaluation and possible treatment ( Requip (ropinirole) , among others). Best of luck!

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Why do I always have an ache in my lower back and down my leg on one side?

Why do I always have an ache in my lower back and down my leg on one side?

Could be referred : Low back pain with radiation down one side of the leg could be due to a pinched nerve. If you injured your back, strained muscles of the back and hip can irritate a nerve or cause a herniated disc which pinches the nerve. Fortunately this can be resolved non-operatively in most cases. Moist heat, light stretching and over the counter anti-inflammatory medications may help. Persists? See you doctor.

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Sometimes my left leg aches.. I can't even move my leg. Why and what to do?

Leg pain: There are multiple reasons for leg pain. This could be simply a muscle cramp or muscle strain. If there's associated swelling then i would be considered for a blood clot. The fact you can't move your leg at times makes it sound like you need to see a doctor further evaluation. Please see your primary doctor for a full history and physical examination.