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Bad pain in both quads. Started after climbing stairs?

Bad pain in both quads. Started after climbing stairs?

How many stairs?: If one walks up steps, especially if overweight or out of shape, there can be pain in the muscles used most, thigh quadriceps. If this was a rare outing to climb a lot more steps than usual, then it is unlikely to be a health threat. However, if one is out of shape or walked up steps that typically would not have been a challenge or caused pain, there is reason to see a doctor for eval/ex plan/etc. ...Read more

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Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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Severe pain in both my legs when I walk in dress shoes?

Severe pain in both my legs when I walk in dress shoes?

See a Podiatrist: Sounds like your foot function, also called your gait, is not in alignment. First thing is stop wearing the dress shoes, which are casuing the pain. Find a local podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have extreme pain in my knees. Walking they swell and sometimes buckle from walking?

I have extreme pain in my knees. Walking they swell and sometimes buckle from walking?

Arthritis: Osteoarthritis is the most common type of knee arthritis. Also called wear-and-tear arthritis or degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis is characterized by progressive wearing away of the cartilage of the joint. As the protective cartilage is worn away by knee arthritis, bare bone is exposed within the joint. Check it out. ...Read more

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Bad pain in hip When moving or exercising sends shooting pain down leg esp bad when running had to stop exercising?

Bad pain in hip When moving or exercising sends shooting pain down leg esp bad when running had to stop exercising?

Hip pain: Could be bursitis, tendonitis or arthritis amongst other reasons. Try stretching and OTC anti-inflammatory medication. Consult with your doctor if not better in 1-2 weeks. Best wishes getting back to your exercise routine. ...Read more

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I have pain on both sides of my buttock. Muscles in both legs constrict when standing, sitting and walking causing unbearable pain. Ankles hurt?

I have pain on both sides of my buttock. Muscles in both legs constrict when standing, sitting and walking causing unbearable pain. Ankles hurt?

Nerve Entrapement: Sounds like you might have a degenerative lumbar disk that is sliding out of position and impinging the l5-s1 nerve root. The unbearable pain is consistent with neurological pain syndrome. See your pcp or see a spinal specialist for a more accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have pain in my knees while climbing stairs?

Many causes: Usually is the articular cartilage in your age. Can work on quad and hamstring strengthening. If no response meds , bracing, weight loss , pt. Need ortho eval. With xrays and maybe further testing to determine source of pain. ...Read more

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Burning pain in right groin when sitting or lying down. Rest of hip and leg aches some when sitting.Less pain when standing walking. Pregnant. Causes?

Unlikely Hip: Typical hip pain that stems from arthritis is usually not described as "burning". However, nerve pain, (called neuropathy) is commonly described by patients as burning, tingling, electrical. The location of your pain in the groin is similar to where hip joint pain would be felt, but your description of the pain gives me the sense that this is a nerve. Arthritis also has stiffness involved. ...Read more

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My back in agomy can hardly walk when sitting pain in legs so sore?

My back in agomy can hardly walk  when sitting pain in legs so sore?

Call ortho or ER: U need an eval. Call ur ortho, fri is late so if unable 2 wait until next wk., go 2 an er, they can help with DX & pain & if lucky will call in an ortho but u will get the on call ortho. ...Read more

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35 yrs old 4 children and have bad knee pain with nerve pain running down both legs especially when sitting down or in bed more pain when i go gym?

Good Examination: Not sure if your pregnancy history has a role in your current pain? There are some pregnancy related back problems. You have symptoms of discogenic pain and sciatica. At this point I would recommend a good history and examination to better diagnosis your problem. Therapy would be a good first step. However, not all therapy is the same; it is very dependent on the diagnosis and examination. ...Read more

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Pain lower back, both legs, knees. Hips & bum hurt intermittently when walking. Legs both achey, lower legs hurt when massaged. Hurt when resting to?

Pain lower back, both legs, knees. Hips & bum hurt intermittently when walking. Legs both achey, lower legs hurt when massaged. Hurt when resting to?

Circulation?: It could be a circulation problem or narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back region. I would get this checked as soon as you can by your doctor or an urgent care. ...Read more

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Have itching pain both knees . Difficult to sit/ stand up with the pain .When walking a jerking sound occured at knees.Swelling /bulging also in knee?

Have itching pain  both knees . Difficult to sit/ stand up with the pain .When walking a jerking sound occured at knees.Swelling /bulging also in knee?

Knee pain: The combination of pain, clicking, swelling, and impaired mobility of the knees may be caused by arthritis. Soft tissue problems like meniscus (cartilage) deterioration is also possible. See your physician for an exam and appropriate treatment with medication or perhaps injections. ...Read more

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Pain in feet when walking and standing which stops when sitting?

Pain in feet when walking and standing which stops when sitting?

More support: Probably would benefit from more supportive shoes and inserts. If still persists see podiatrist. ...Read more

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Back+front pain in thighs, pain in both calves, foot pain. Especially when i stand up, it's excruciating. No strenuous activity as of late. Ideas?

Back+front pain in thighs, pain in both calves, foot pain. Especially when i stand up, it's excruciating. No strenuous activity as of late. Ideas?

Sciatica: It sounds like sciatica, pain down the sciatic nerve which originates in the back. Apply warm moist heat to your lower back, take advil or aleve, (naproxen) and see an orthopedic surgeon or neurologist. ...Read more

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Weakness & pain in left knee. I feel like it buckles inwards when I walk. Generally feeling uneven when walking. Work on my feet all day?

Weakness & pain in left knee. I feel like it buckles inwards when I walk. Generally feeling uneven when walking. Work on my feet all day?

Torn cartilage: The knee has cartilage or what is called the meniscus. When it wears away or tears there is instability and pain. You can use a knee brace from the pharmacy to help strengthen the knee. It also prevents swelling. Oral pain medication like Tylenol or ibuprofen helps with the problem. An Orthopedic specialist may have additional remedies, imaging requests. ...Read more

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Pain/pressure in knee and ankle when i walk or stand. Slight cramoing and pain in foot also whike resting, standing or walking. 28/f. Healthy.?

Pain/pressure in knee and ankle when i walk or stand.  Slight cramoing and pain in foot also whike resting, standing or walking.  28/f.  Healthy.?

I would : Entertain the possibility of a mechanical cause such as a flatfoot or hyper pronated foot. Arthritic possibilities must also be considered. Finally, pain in one joint, could be the problem which ultimately causes pressure on the next...So a physical exam in person by a doctor would be a good idea. ...Read more

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My hips sway too much while walking (like females) I drag my legs while walking causing pain my thighs rub each other while walking causing rashes?

My hips sway too much while walking (like females)
 I drag my legs while walking causing pain
 my thighs rub each other while walking causing rashes?

Many causes: This can be caused by a variety of syndromes, including muscle weakness, muscular dystrophy, myopathy, neuropathy, spinal cord injury, brain injury and similar. A neurologist or physiatrist can usually diagnose the problem after a thorough history and physical exam. ...Read more

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