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Could sitting too long make my leg claudication worse?

Could sitting too long make my leg claudication worse?

Unlikely: No. Sitting is not associated with atherosclerosis or vascular disease. However, having said that, if you do have vascular disease and claudication, regular exercise will increase your exercise endurance- this has been proven and is the first recommendation along with optimal medical management (aspirin and a statin). ...Read more

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Dr. Jerry Light
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Leg Claudication (Definition)

Discomfort in legs due to decreased blood ...Read more


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Could smoking make my leg claudication worse?

Could smoking make my leg claudication worse?

Absolutely: Smoking causes the process of progressive deposition of cholesterol / trigycerides in your arteries to be accelerated about 10 times faster than without smoking. In addition, your blood will clot faster ( making treatment results worse if continued ) and causes the arteries to constrict. All of these are added to the risk of lung and other cancers. ...Read more

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I have a numb feeling in my legs when crossing legs or sitting too long. What could it be?

I have a numb feeling in my legs when crossing legs or sitting too long. What could it be?

Vitamin B12, magnesi: It could be due to vitamin B12 deficiency, which is more common in vegetarians and which can cause a peripheral neuropathy - nerve dysfunction. Magnesium deficiency is another possible contributing factor. Being very thin can also predispose one to nerve compression when crossing legs or sitting too long. Other nerve disorders due to toxins, drugs and diseases is another possibility. ...Read more

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Have knee pain bending, stairs, sitting for too long, hurts try exercises no luck. Sometimes leg will get numb while sitting long what is this?

Have knee pain bending, stairs, sitting for too long, hurts try exercises no luck. Sometimes leg will get numb while sitting long what is this?

Varies: There are a umber of possibilities, I would not hesitate to be seen and am exam and appropriate studies can likely determine the cause. The most common cause of anterior knee pain that is worse when sitting with knee flexed or going up the stairs is a disorder of the patella; the most common of which is chondromalacia. There are many good nonsurgical options. ...Read more

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Have restless legs at night and foot pain when walking long distances. What could it be?

Have restless legs at night and foot pain when walking long distances. What could it be?

Likely: Two seperate problems. Seems you made the restless legs syndrome diagnosis, but more info is needed to help with the foot pain while walking as that is too general of a complaint. ...Read more

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Why do my legs ache when sitting or lying still for long periods. I gets better with movement or tensing muscles. My feet get very cold if relevant.

Why do my legs ache when sitting or lying still for long periods. I gets better with movement or tensing muscles. My feet get very cold if relevant.

Common problem: This is a common problem which is most often caused from nerve compression by staying in this position for long time. It is unlikely that a 2o year old person would have a blood flow problem. ...Read more

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My legs hurts when touched and worsen upon standing pain gets worse when i run or walk. No tingling just pain. Bruise easy if hit harder than normal?

My legs hurts when touched and worsen upon standing pain gets worse when i run or walk. No tingling just pain.  Bruise easy  if hit harder than normal?

Compartment syndrome: You really need an thorough orthopaedic evaluation. Diagnoses that come to mind include: exercise induced exertional compartment syndrome, tibial stress injury, or a myriad of "blood flow" issues. A good history, physical, and iamging evaluation will get to the bottom of what is affecting your legs. ...Read more

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Left leg pain that's worse when hanging over a chair or bed. Butt cheek hurts too and whole leg aches. Driving me mad.

Left leg pain that's worse when hanging over a chair or bed. Butt cheek hurts too and whole leg aches. Driving me mad.

Sciatica shows up: Going from butt, to ankle and has a funny feeling of being 'stretched' but uncomfortable. Best if you can be seen by an osteopathic physician for evaluation, and treatment of your musculoskeletal system to determine the cause ; reduce pain. Your entire spine, hip, sacrum, pelvis, and extremities (arms/legs) will be evaluated, gait analysis too if it is sciatica, it can be easily treated. ...Read more

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What can cause leg and buttock pain that gets better with walking? i cant sit for too long without either hurting or tingling. usually one leg

What can cause leg and buttock  pain that gets better with walking?   i cant sit for too long without either hurting or tingling. usually one leg

Sciatica: Although there are some other possibilities like muscle spasm and pyriformis syndrome, the most likely cause is lumbar disc disease with nerve impingement. To be sure see a spine specialist or PMR doctor who can order neuroimaging and a test like an EMG. Then the next steps after making sure there is no vascular, immune or rheumatologic process would be to initiate PT & possibly meds or injection ...Read more

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I have really tight piriformis and low back, would sitting on a saddle chair help or make it worse?

I have really tight piriformis and low back, would sitting on a saddle chair help or make it worse?

Do U have LB Pain as: well, as your statement seems incomplete? I feel you should do stretching exercises strengthening exercises of your back and Hip muscles. You shouldn't have any problems with Saddle chairs, in my opinion. I believe the stretchings would help in relieving you Piriformis tightness as well. Good Luck. ...Read more

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1 week+ recurring calf pain in alternating legs. Worse when stationary especially bad laying down. Tested no DVT or sciatica. Legs look normal. Ideas?

Other Causes: A venous ultrasound is the gold standard for the diagnosis of DVT from the level of the groin to the upper ankle. If this is negative then you most likely do not have DVT. A d-dimer blood test especially if negative will further exclude DVT. There are many cause of leg pains and you should be evaluated for these. See your medical doctor. ...Read more

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Backpain on the left scapula, alrdy going for massage but not better. Pain is worst when standing too long or sitting. What could be the cause?

Backpain on the left scapula, alrdy going for massage but not better. Pain is worst when standing too long or sitting. What could be the cause?

Trigger points: Pain in the midline of the back or around the shoulder blades is usually muscular. Trigger points, fairly specific areas that when pressed reproduce or trigger the pain, are common and muscular. Levator scapula syndrome is a variant near the top of the shoulder blade. Good posture, avoid looking down at computer screens. Try ice/heat, nsaid's, and salonpas hot patches. ...Read more

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Low back pain, numbness inside both lower legs.. Numbness when sitting in butt, gets better when i stand. I always have gad which think makes me worse?

Low back pain, numbness inside both lower legs.. Numbness when sitting in butt, gets better when i stand. I always have gad which think makes me worse?

PInched Nerve: The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. Other possibilities include spondylolisthesis in which obtaining a a flexion/extension x-rays and MRI can help to evaluate this. ...Read more

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I have chest pain/discomfort when sitting. I have poor posture and pain goes away when sitting straight or standing up . What causes?

I have chest pain/discomfort when sitting. I have poor posture and pain goes away when sitting straight or standing up . What causes?

Musculoskeletal: Position dependent chest pain indicates a problem with rib, breastbone, or muscle, likely caused by mechanical stress of poor posture. Consider asking your doctor for posture-enhancing exercises. ...Read more

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Having bad lower back pain when I stand for more than 5 minutes will go into hip and leg could it be sprained lumbosakral?

Having bad lower back pain when I stand for more than 5 minutes will go into hip and leg could it be sprained lumbosakral?

Possible : Do you recall a specific moment when you first noticed the pain and/or what you were doing? Have you been doing any heavy lifting? It's not uncommon for lumbosacral pain to radiate to the hip(s) and down the leg(s).Continue with the ibuprofen 600-800mg every 6 hours and try a heating pad as well. If no improvement in the next few days, may need to consider brief physical therapy. ...Read more

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I have leg pains that go from hip to foot, kinda feels like cramps, that gets worse when any pressure is put on my foot. After i stand or walk it swel?

I have leg pains that go from hip to foot, kinda feels like cramps, that gets worse when any pressure is put on my foot. After i stand or walk it swel?

See a doctor: Pain that shoots down the legs might indicate serious low back or spinal issues, among other things. Getting the right diagnosis can start on you on the right treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have uneven shoulders, back pain, leg pain, hip pain when walking, standing or sitting for long periods of time what could this be?

Possibly....: Possibly scoliosis, or muscle spasms from bad posture. You might want to look into the alexander technique for some great posture exercises. This is especially important for people who work at the computer a lot. See: http://sgoti.Ws/soka1j or google search. ...Read more

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What can make ur leg swell worse than the other and still having chest pain? Help when right leg swells causes ankle to hurt bad

What can make ur leg swell worse than the other and still having chest pain? Help when right leg swells causes ankle to hurt bad

Possible clot: Many things can cause calf pain and swelling. The most concerning would be a possible blood clot in the legs, otherwise known as a dvt. Symptoms include calf tenderness, swelling and redness of the extremity. I would recommend getting evaluated asap. ...Read more

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Tight throat when sitting down (worse sitting down) could this be due to gastritis/gerd? Not as bad standing / walking but am having sob clean xray

Tight throat when sitting down (worse sitting down) could this be due to gastritis/gerd? Not as bad standing / walking but am having sob clean xray

More info: I need more info, but given your information it could be acid reflux, when you lay down in bed the acid in your stomach climbs up your food pipe and irritates it, you can try over the counter anti acid medications and see if they help... ...Read more