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Aching Pain Legs Illness
I've had intense aching pain my whole life in my legs, usually with onset or remiss of illness . Why?
If it worsens with: Walking, like u walk a block, legs hurt, it could be from decreased blood flow from atherosclerosis. If both sided, in the muscle, occurring at rest, it may be arthritic, though that's generally in the joints. If carrying too much weight, it can make a difference. If no reason found and not controlled, u may benefit from med that decreases ascending pain signals, Cymbalta (duloxetine) may be good choice. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), circulatory, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more
?Hernia ?Back Disc: Sometimes small hernias in the groin will push on nerves very early, before you can feel a lump, and cause the kind of pain that you're describing. Another possibility is a herniated disc in your back, pressing on the nerves to go to these areas. You need to see a physician to sort this out, may need x-rays, and perhaps even a referral to a specialist. Good luck and get well soon! ...Read more
Sciatica?: It may be related to a degenerative disc problem, but better history needed Have it checked by a neurologist! ...Read more