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I just fell down the stairs and now the back of my leg hurts mostly around the thigh, ankle, foot, and knee. Do I need to go to the er?

I just fell down the stairs and now the back of my leg hurts mostly around the thigh, ankle, foot, and knee. Do I need to go to the er?

Sure: You may have broken something and depending on how many stair etc you should get checked out. Depending on the hospital though you may wait a long time. ...Read more

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Knee pain when bending, knee stiffness and leg tingling back of knee and front of knee are swollen no fever not red its been a month since this started the back of my leg hurts when I walk around any ideas??? I have no insurance so plz help!! .

Knee pain when bending, knee stiffness and leg tingling back of knee and front of knee are swollen no fever not red its been a month since this started the back of my leg hurts when I walk around any ideas??? I have no insurance so plz help!! .

Recommend Eval: With knee pain lasting a month, swelling and stiffness I would recommend you have the knee looked at. There are several possible causes to your symptoms; some that may be more concerning then others. Your knee may need to be drained (fluid removed). A more thorough history and exam of your knee seems necessary at this point. Consider a virtual consult as a starting point. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Why is it that the back of my legs hurt when I'm high on benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Why is it that the back of my legs hurt when I'm high on benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

See below: Not sure. Possibly a side effect. You will need to see your physician to discuss this. I would highly recommend you take no more than you're supposed to. It's not good to get "high" on any medication. ...Read more

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Why would my back of my legs hurt when I walk and I get light headed to. When I walk for to long my legs hurt and sometime I get light headed an have to stop.

Why would my back of my legs hurt when I walk and I get light headed to. When I walk for to long my legs hurt and sometime I get light headed an have to stop.

NEED TO CHECK HEART: This sound like claudication. Advise to see a cardiologist to evaluate your lower leg vessels and heart. ...Read more

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The backs of my legs hurt so bad I can hardly walk at times. My back is very tight/tense. I am 49 and pm.

The backs of my legs hurt so bad I can hardly walk at times. My back is very tight/tense. I am 49 and pm.

Seek evaluation: There are a few possibilities and a primary care provider could help isolate the cause. Treatment is based on the cause. Possible causes are spinal or para-spinal issues, spinal nerves, hip or knee joint issues, side effects to medication and others. Thus, you can see why an in person evaluation would be important. ...Read more

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When I bend or stretch my left leg in the back of my leg does hurt where the knee is. Back of my knee pain?

When I bend or stretch my left leg in the back of my leg does hurt where the knee is. Back of my knee pain?

Nonspecific: There are several possible causes of this, including a sprain of the knee, possibly a cyst in the back of the knee, cartilage injury, etc. Conservative treatment with progressive activity and anti-inflammatory meds is reasonable. See a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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The bottom back part of my leg hurts and it also hurts when I walk does that mean I pulled my muscle?

The bottom back part of my leg hurts and it also hurts when I walk does that mean I pulled my muscle?

Yes or No: If you did not remember hurting, then this may be unlikely. Sometimes planter fasciitis can cause pain too. Does it hurt early morning? Do you have any swelling or redness? ...Read more

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I just dropped a small book shelf on my foot and there is now a red hard bump size quarter on top my foot and all up back my leg hurts do I need b see?

I just dropped a small book shelf on my foot and there is now a red hard bump size quarter on top my foot and all up back my leg hurts do I need b see?

The choice is yours: You could ice it and take antiinflammatories and see how you feel, or can see the foot doc who will likely take an xray to see if just a contusion or if you broke anything. Ice it on/off 20 minutes when you get a chance for the next 24 hours. ...Read more

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I'm on driving job when I come back my legs hurt badly what I do for this pain?

I'm on driving job when I come back my legs hurt badly what I do for this pain?

Venous Insufficiency: If you have chronic venous insufficiency, your ankles may swell and your calves may feel tight. Your legs may also feel heavy, tired, restless, or achy. You may feel pain while walking or shortly after stopping. ...Read more

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Why am I having back pain & my legs burning & hurting after a complete hysterectomy 3 weeks later?

Why am I having back pain & my legs burning & hurting after a complete hysterectomy 3 weeks later?

I do not know: It may have nothing do with the TAH, or it may. Possibly lying on the operating table for the time of surgery caused an irritation of the muscle groups in your low back causing an increasing inflammation, which is now irritating the nerves and causing your symptoms, or after the surgery, you were less mobile and the back pain started from that. Either way, get an eval to see what the issue is. ...Read more

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Sharp pain right behind the knee on the back of my leg, it mainly hurts when I bend my leg or sit long but does not hurt when I walk. What is this

Sharp pain right behind the knee on the back of my leg, it mainly hurts when I bend my leg or sit long but does not hurt when I walk. What is this

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I woke up to having a really bad muscle spasm in the back of my leg and it hurts really bad and won't relax, could I have caused damage? Can I use heat

I woke up to having a really bad muscle spasm in the back of my leg and it hurts really bad and won't relax, could I have caused damage? Can I use heat

Heat helps.: If you lift and twist much then you may have strained your back muscles and they have spasmed tonight. Heat usually relaxes muscle spasm. Ibuprofen may help with hot shower and heating pad. Good luck. ...Read more

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When I lay on my back it! Akes my right leg hurt & it hurts to move to get up or to move my leg?

When I lay on my back it! Akes my right leg hurt & it hurts to move to get up or to move my leg?

Possible Sciatica: The nerves which supply feeling to your legs come out of the spine and come together to travel in a big nerve called the Sciatic nerve. I f any or all of these nerves get pinched or strained you could get leg pain. Laying on the back stretches this nerve and arch in low back could pinch the nerve. When on back, bend and put pillows under the knees. See doctor for correct evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Have slight pain in my right side of my back when I walk my leg hurts had this 3 days now do you know what it is?

Have slight pain in my right side of my back when I walk my leg hurts had this 3 days now do you know what it is?

Sciatica: Many times a pinched nerve in your back will cause back and subsequent leg pain. Other options for lower right back pain is an ovarian cyst or appendicitis but I would think you would be more ill by now with a fever and abdominal issues with that one. If ibuprofen is not helpful see your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm athlete who runs three miles and more everyday the back of my right legs been hurting for awhile everytime I run on it. What can cause it?

I'm athlete who runs three miles and more everyday the back of my right legs been hurting for awhile everytime I run on it. What can cause it?

Tight achilles tendo: Most likely is due to tight achilles tendon or the gastrosoleus muscles that form the achilles, however when pain does not goes away with simple measures such as warming up, streching, icing a more detailed exam is needed to chech for muscle imbalance, aligment of the extremity, joint flexibility and running technique. ...Read more

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Sometimes I get painful sensations down the entire back of my leg. The slightest touch hurts and ice will send me through the roof what cld this be?

Sometimes I get painful sensations down the entire back of my leg. The slightest touch hurts and ice will send me through the roof what cld this be?

Unsure: This sounds serious though! One would think about sciatica but need more information. It sounds neurologic. There are more uncommon causes such as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (doubt) and one could consider oncomming shingles (herpes zoster). There are other considerations but it is recommended that you see your pcp or neurologist, orthopedist, neurosurgeion or rheumatologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a bump on the back of my leg, it's swole and hurts. Red all around, and a little brownish color dot in the middle of it. Spider bite? Or what?

I have a bump on the back of my leg, it's swole and hurts. Red all around, and a little brownish color dot in the middle of it. Spider bite? Or what?

"Bump": It would help to know exactly where the bump is on the back of your leg. Is it behind the knee? If so it may be a Baker's cyst. On the calf. And we need to think about a clot deep in the veins. Anywhere else and the chances of a spider or insect bite go way up. If so watch for signs of continued infection and see your doctor for further analysis. ...Read more

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The back of my leg above the knee hurts and there's a lump that hurts when pressed. Also my calf muscle hurt months before this and had a hard lump?

The back of my leg above the knee hurts and there's a lump that hurts when pressed. Also my calf muscle hurt months before this and had a hard lump?

Tendinitis/Myositis: You likely sustained a sprain or partial rupture of the Achilles' tendon with persistent symptoms if it was not medically approached with RICE. The gastrocnemius muscle is the only calf muscle that originates above the knee and the tenderness and nodularity characterize myofascial pain. A Velcro knee sleeve, ice and elevation, foam roller or foot massage, gel insoles and topical NSAID creams help! ...Read more

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Why do the back of my legs at the top hurt after sexual intercourse?

Why do the back of my legs at the top hurt after sexual intercourse?

Sex and our Body: I assume you are serious and not joking here. I think that you probably do not need a physician to tell you that during sex you are often using muscles and stretching or flexing muscles differently than normal. ...Read more

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My back and leg hurts so much where I cant walk stand bend or lay they have meonperk5butimstillinpaimandhadbackinjectionspaininshouldersbackofhead?

My back and leg hurts so much where I cant walk stand bend or lay they have meonperk5butimstillinpaimandhadbackinjectionspaininshouldersbackofhead?

Stiffness: Stay hydrated, increase magnesium to 400-800mg daily, consider potassium level, strengthen your abs, get more sleep, avoid sleeping on your stomach, perform daily piriformis and Childs pose stretches, avoid lounging too much on the couch. ...Read more

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I popped my knee out of place and it popped back in but now my whole leg hurts and is swelling?

I popped my knee out of place and it popped back in but now my whole leg hurts and is swelling?

See a doctor: It sounds like you may have dislocated your knee cap (patella). This is fairly common in young females in particular. You need to see an orthopedic surgeon or sports med doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How can I stay in shape and healthy when my back and leg hurt at rest, much less walking or running?

How can I stay in shape and healthy when my back and leg hurt at rest, much less walking or running?

Swimming: You do not provide info re diagnosis, but generically, exercising in water removes the stress of gravity, and is usually tolerated far better in pts with similar problems to yours. Not only swimming but water aerobics might help, and a variety of rehab therapists supervise such sessions. Might consider yoga as another direction. ...Read more

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Hi I am 4 days in to my I hi and since yesterday my lower back and a side of my leg hurts as well does that mean I am pregnant?

Hi I am 4 days in to my I hi and since yesterday my lower back and a side of my leg hurts as well does that mean I am pregnant?

Take a test: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. This is the only way to find out if you are pregnant or not. ...Read more

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Recently my lower back & sides pains from inside. My legs hurts a little too. Its like pressing down on my lower back even when I sit or stand.

Likely LS disk probl: You are a 40yo, and I have no medical History. A diagnosis is needed and may require a CT scan of the LS spine. Pain like this could come from kidney stones, but story sounds like it would have to be bilateral. In either case need to see an MD soon, have a Physical exam and likely get a CT ordered. If kidney stones I would expect to find blood in urine, a test your MD should be able to perform. ...Read more