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Dull aching pain in leg at night that wakes me up in so much pain and can hardly walk what could this be thankyou?

Dull aching pain in leg at night that wakes me up in so much pain and can hardly walk what could this be thankyou?

Could be serious: This could represent a lack of circulation to your leg at night. There could be other reasons as well but you should see your doctor as soon as possible for an evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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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What does sharp pain in leg and weird sensation in arch of foot mean after long walk in heels?

What does sharp pain in leg and weird sensation in arch of foot mean after long walk in heels?

Something is wrong: Anytime you have pain, there is something wrong. There are a few possibilities. It could be the foot pain comes first, i.E plantar fascitis and as a result you are compensating or walking differently and then getting the leg pain. Knowing if you are flatfooted or have a high arch would help but in either case an orthotic might help. A nerve problem should also be ruled out. ...Read more

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Has stage 2 Parkinson disease. Fell from sofa 2 weeks ago and hence has trouble walking. Experienced severe pain in leg today. Cant walk since then.

Has stage 2 Parkinson disease. Fell from sofa 2 weeks ago and hence has trouble walking. Experienced severe pain in leg today. Cant walk since then.

Let's get it checked: Severe pain that develops after an injury event two weeks ago may herald progression of a nondisplaced fracture. If you're having trouble, I would advise an evaluation right away. At the very least, x-ray should be obtained of your painful leg. ...Read more

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Pain in leg goes into big toe bone and hurts to even bend it, not sore to touch and cannot kneel down without holding onto something to get back up?

Pain in leg goes into big toe bone and hurts to even bend it, not sore to touch and cannot kneel down without holding onto something to get back up?

Sciatica: The presence of big cocaine or Sadock or suggest a lumbar disc compressing the lumber 4 nerve you can discuss this with your physician get physical therapy, often that will help improve. He needed an evaluation to clarify the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a dull ache in my right leg. It's not pain full and I walk on it alot and it's an all over dull ache what could this be?

I have a dull ache in my right leg. It's not pain full and I walk on it alot and it's an all over dull ache what could this be?

Leg ache: Often an ache involving the entire leg is radiating discomfort caused by pressure on a nerve or nerve root emanating from the spine. The problem is either a disc or an arthritic spur on a vertebra of the lower spine. Typically the discomfort resolves in about six weeks but may not. A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate those problems and often an mri is ordered. Discuss this with your MD. ...Read more

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I get a deep aching pain in my right knee (front) a couple of times a week at night which wakes me up. I am 57 female who does aerobics 1x/week and walks about 2 miles 3x/week

I get a deep aching pain in my right knee (front) a couple of times a week at night which wakes me up. I am 57 female who does aerobics 1x/week and walks about 2 miles 3x/week

Meniscus tear.: You may have a meniscus tear (the cushion between the thigh bone and shin bone). Very common to have night pain with it. See an orthopedic sports medicine knee specialist, for an exact diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Can you have sciatica with just a dull ache that moves around, feels stiff at times. Moves around sometimes near butt, thigh, knee, etc. Hurts to walk?

Can you have sciatica with just a dull ache that moves around, feels stiff at times. Moves around sometimes near butt, thigh, knee, etc. Hurts to walk?

A Pain in the Bu??: A searing pain is a typical description, but a dull ache is definitely not out of the question. Remember that this nerve is the longest in the body, running from your back to your foot. Symptoms can vary from person to person and yours are typical. OK having said all that, now I must conclude with, are you ready for it? What a pain in the butt sciatica can be. ...Read more

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I am experiencing dull, aching pain when I rest and sharp, moderate pain when I walk or turn on the medial side of my left knee. Any ideas why?

I am experiencing dull, aching pain when I rest and sharp, moderate pain when I walk or turn on the medial side of my left knee. Any ideas why?

Lt Medial Knee Pain: What were you doing when you initially started having this pain? Forceful rotation, twist, pivot of your knee? Deep squat? How long have you been dealing with these symptoms? Could be dealing with some changes to your medial meniscus (knee cartilage). Talk with your PCP about imaging studies of your left knee. They may refer you to orthopedic surgeon if all conservative measures are exhausted ...Read more

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Outer & back of knee pain along with calf ache, mild swelling, dull/burning that's worst when sitting/laying down. Ok to walk. Hurst more while resting?

Outer & back of knee pain along with calf ache, mild swelling, dull/burning that's worst when sitting/laying down. Ok to walk. Hurst more while resting?

Knee pain: May be Bakers cyst, tendonitis, hematoma though they should hurt more with exercise. Also though rarer in a male consider a clot, becasue clots are dangerous would f/u today with doctor /urgent care may need sonongram that can visualize clots, bakers cysts or a hematoma ...Read more

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Very hard impact below ankle bone. Can walk with slight pain but, constant dull ache, numb, bruise, cannot touch area and a little swollen. Any ideas?

Very hard impact below ankle bone. Can walk with slight pain but, constant dull ache, numb, bruise, cannot touch area and a little swollen. Any ideas?

Get an xray: First, you should get an xray to rule-out a fracture. The numbness could be from a contusion our bruise to the sural nerve which runs behind and below the ankle bone. Rice: rest, ice, compression and elevation. See your podiatrist or orthopedist. If it is not broken, symptoms should resolve within a week or two. ...Read more

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Y do my feet & legs hurt ache lot? Cramp also. I can barely stand to walk or stand sometimes. & when lay down night feel crawling achy feeling n legs

Not a simple answer: Leg cramps can be simple dehydration or electrolyte abnormality to serious problems like myositis, spinal stenosis. "restless leg syndrome" is not well understood and tends to be used clinically as a catch all diagnosis when nothing better fits. Environmental chemicals, pesticides, nutrient deficiencies likely play a role in some people. ...Read more

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Both legs ache like the flu hip to toe every night and most of the morning daily. Hurts to walk and bend at knees.

Both legs ache like the flu hip to toe every night and most of the morning daily. Hurts to walk and bend at knees.

See your doctor: If you've noticed this condition happening, with no improvement over the last few days, you need to contact your doctor. S/he will be able to work you up, after doing a complete physical exam and evaluating your medical, family, social, trauma, sexual histories. The musculosketal and neuro part of the physical exam would be the most definitive way of finding out what's wrong. Pain with ambulation is not normal. ...Read more

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Dull pain in left hip for 2 days no other symptoms, what could it be. 31yrs old whole left leg feels slightly sore on and off does not hurt to walk?

Dull pain in left hip for 2 days no other symptoms, what could it be. 31yrs old whole left leg feels slightly sore on and off does not hurt to walk?

Sciatica?: 37 yo women w. 2 days "hip" & ipsilateral leg "soreness". Not incited by walking, which tends to rule out acute joint problem. Sciatica might be explanatory, & is a pain pattern that can be aroused by various conditions. Trochanteric bursitis also a consideration. If fever or leg weakness then urgency for evaluation. Pyriformis & Hypermobility Syndromes come to mind. See Osteopath for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Leg ache, not real pain. Moves around. Butt, side of thigh, knee. Sometimes hurts when I walk and need to favor other leg. Could this be als? Sciatica?

Leg ache, not real pain. Moves around. Butt, side of thigh, knee. Sometimes hurts when I walk and need to favor other leg. Could this be als? Sciatica?

Yes: Could certainly be sciatica, which is pain which generally results from compression of nerve roots near the spine. Obviously you need to be evaluated more thoroughly by a face-to-face physician encounter. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I walk my legs and arms start to ache like I ran a marathon I start to sweat and feel dizzy and shortness of breath! What could this be! I also vomit sometimes when it gets really bad!?

Sometimes when I walk my legs and arms start to ache like I ran a marathon I start to sweat and feel dizzy and shortness of breath! What could this be! I also vomit sometimes when it gets really bad!?

See your Doctor: This could be due to inadequate blood flow, medication and/or a combo of the two. See you doctor immediately and hold off walking til your receive an ok by your doctor. ...Read more

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All day (12hrs) both my legs are in pain, I cant sit still so I get up to walk and it's just as bad. They ache real bad thighs and calves especially?

All day (12hrs) both my legs are in pain, I cant sit still so I get up to walk and it's just as bad. They ache real bad thighs and calves especially?

Neuropathy: it sounds like you have neuropathy, or 8 degeneration of the nerves, going to your hands and feet due to a disease process. This is treatable, I would get myself to a neurologist. ...Read more

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Used wrong leg after thr to step up on a curb and now have an ache in the quad muscle. Ice, heat or both? I can still walk and the pain isn't bad.

Used wrong leg after thr to step up on a curb and now have an ache in the quad muscle. Ice, heat or both? I can still walk and the pain isn't bad.

Injury: After acute injury ice is always a good thing. Three days later heat may help. Massage the muscle may help and physical therapy may help to ensure you don't further injure the progress you make after your hip replacement. Proper diet and excercize play key roles in your recovery. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I am now into 17th week. From past 3daysI have servere leg ache only my right leg. From todat its more hectic I couldn't even walk I am scared doctor?

See your Doc!: Severe leg pain in pregnancy is worrisome. Pregnancy increases your risk of getting a blood clot in your leg. You need to see your doctor to see if this is something serious or not. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Hi doctor, I have serious ache and pain in my right leg and thigh, when I walk for long a feel aches and pain in the same leg.

Hi doctor, I have serious ache and pain in my right leg and thigh, when I walk for long a feel aches and pain in the same leg.

Many possibilities: The most likely cause at your age is a muscular strain but other possibilities that are less likely are hip, knee or spine arthritis, and even less likely is circulatory disorder. You need to be examined. X-rays may be needed. ...Read more

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Sudden left hip pain sharp and radiating when I walk. Burning ache when at rest. Seems worse when straightening leg. No injury. I am only 20?

Sudden left hip pain sharp and radiating when I walk. Burning ache when at rest. Seems worse when straightening leg. No injury. I am only 20?

See details: Pain and tenderness on the outside of the hip area is often related to bursitis. This can ce easily treated in most cases. If you truly how back issues as the cause, there are several possible reasons. See a rheumatologist or orthopedist and have the issue evaluated. ...Read more

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22yo female. Why does my leg ache when I walk and walk upstairs. Its not painful and is ok at rest pain doesn't get any worse and there is no swelling?

Blood flow?: You are really very young, but your symptoms are suspicious for poor circulation in the leg. More blood flow is required when you use the muscles to provide them with the oxygen to work. If they aren't getting enough, they burn fuels differently, lactic acid builds up in the muscles and they hurt. This is not uncommon in older smokers, diabetics, and other conditions with poor blood flow, but you? ...Read more

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Why does my leg muscle ache when I walk its my right leg 23yo female its not painful just ache?

Why does my leg muscle ache when I walk its my right leg 23yo female its not painful just ache?

Impossible to say: You description is too vague to offer any opinion as to cause. If you are concerned, have your own doctor or an orthopedist evaluate the leg. ...Read more

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Whenever I play football or run for a little my groin starts to hurt and will ache the next morning when I try walk and lift my leg been 2-3 months?

Whenever I play football or run for a little my groin starts to hurt and will ache the next morning when I try walk and lift my leg been 2-3 months?

Differential: Tendonitis most likely but other possibilites include stress fracture, impingement, arthritis secondary to childhood hip problem or a hernia (usually a male). I assume there was no injury. ...Read more

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For 1month knee pain and can spread to leg. Aches and hard to walk up and down stairs. Can be quiet dull or sharp. I'm not athletic 20 y/o.Cancer? Worried

For 1month knee pain and can spread to leg. Aches and hard to walk up and down stairs. Can be quiet dull or sharp. I'm not athletic 20 y/o.Cancer? Worried

Doubtful: Cancer is statistically extremely unlikely. Much more likely at your age would be conditions such as chondromalacia (wear and tear of the kneecap cartilage) or possibly cartilage wear and tear within the knee joint itself. I would recommend seeing a physician for evaluation since symptoms have been present for a month. ...Read more

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Why does the back of my leg muscle ache when I walk up to my buttock like a shooting pain?

Leg pain.: Shooting pain from buttocks to legs could be a result of sciatica. By definition, a sciatica nerve that is located between the buttock muscles is being irritated or pressurized to cause sciatic pain. This particular pain symptom occurred typically in obese person and athletes. Resting and avoid strenuous physical activities can alleviate the symptom. OTC topical pain cream/ointment can be useful. ...Read more

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