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Dr. Nolan Segal
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Leg Pain (Overview)

Pain in lower extremities, many potential causes.


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What can cause leg pain?

What can cause leg pain?

Muscles!!!!: Think flesh/tissue and not bone/ligament/disc/nerves with chronic pain! begin a self-care with a wellness program of vits, magnesium glycinate, sleep hygiene, exercise, self massage, chiropractor, yoga, heat, epsom tub soaking, stretching all are needed. In my practice I use acupuncture and myofascial tissue release with trigger points w lidocaine. ...Read more

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Dr. Nolan Segal
1,107 doctors shared insights

Leg Pain (Overview)

Pain in lower extremities, many potential causes.


Dr. Christopher Nicora Dr. Nicora
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Leg pain (Tip)

When pain is radiating or "shooting down" down your leg, consult your physician. ...See more

Dr. John Landi Dr. Landi
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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
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Check cholesterol medications
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Have a venous ultrasound to check for reflux
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Can trazodone treat leg pain?

No: Thre is no known indicaiton for trazadone to treat leg pain. One cannot state that it didn't make the pain go away but it is not recommended for this use and no known documentation to me that it releives leg pain. Discuss this with your treating physician. Very interesting if it is used for your of if it was effective. ...Read more

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What tips can you give me for treating and preventing lower leg pain?

What tips can you give me for treating and preventing lower leg pain?

R.I.C.E. : Rest, ice, compression, elevation, after seeing a vein specialist to rule out venous insufficiency -easy ultrasound will tell you. Then if negative. You may go to podiatrist who may recommend orthotics for your shoes to correct your alignment , etc www. Phlebology.Org to find a doc in your area. ...Read more

Dr. Jimmy Bowen Dr. Bowen
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Leg pain (Tip)

Remember to lift with your legs and not by bending at your hips. ...See more

Dr. Joshua Batt Dr. Batt
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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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Why would one get an epidural treatment for sciatic leg pain?

Reduce pain: Epidural injections have been used since the 1950's to treat pain related to inflamed nerve roots and or spinal stenosis caused by degenerative spine disease in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. The procedure, if performed using fluoroscopy by an experienced interventionalist is conservative, relatively safe modality that can provide significant pain relief and improved function. ...Read more

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Leg pain (Tip)

Sometimes low back pain comes from tightness in the upper legs, so always remember to stretch well. ...See more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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I have not been able to sleep for a few days because of leg pain. What can I do to cure leg pain?

I have not been able to sleep for a few days because of leg pain. What can I do to cure leg pain?

Leg pain: Visit your doctor for workup to find cause of discomfort & treat that. ...Read more

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How to get rid of leg pain that happens randomly and at different areas?

How to get rid of leg pain that happens randomly and at different areas?

Depends: This would depend on the source of the leg pain. I would see your doctor for a full work-up to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen Dr. Bowen
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Leg pain (Tip)

See a provider if pain is present for longer than four weeks and spreads into the legs. ...See more

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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Causes of leg pain?

Usually musculoskele: Two broad categories include musculoskeletal and neuropathic, which may both be triggered by a variety of other problems and organ systems. Example; is it degenerative, autoimmune, metabolic, neoplastic, trauma, or infectious. Only a thorough examination will be able to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Leg pain (Tip)

When lifting heavy objects, keep your back straight, bend your knees, and lift with your legs. ...See more

Dr. Craig Wiener Dr. Wiener
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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

office evaluation
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pelvic exam
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ultrasound
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