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Back Of My Leg Hurts
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
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
The skin on the back of my calfs an the back of my legs hurt not the muscle just the skin. What could it be?
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
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
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
Ambulation: Only if you cannot walk on your own. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Normal for sensitivity to touch to get worse as time goes on? When diagnosed w fibro I was sensitive on my torso/back. Now my legs and feet hurt too.
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
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?
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
My back and leg hurts so much where I cant walk stand bend or lay they have meonperk5butimstillinpaimandhadbackinjectionspaininshouldersbackofhead?
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
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
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?
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
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