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What is causing my leg pain between my ankle and knee?

What is causing my leg pain between my ankle and knee?

Many things: Can be the cause including a clot which is usually present in the calf region, tendonitis can occur, shin splints, stree fracture, poor circulation is a possibility but less common for your age group. ...Read more

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Having Leg Pain on my Left Leg for the Past two days below the Knees Above the Ankle?

Having Leg Pain on my Left Leg for the Past two days below the Knees Above the Ankle?

Swollen?: Did you injure leg? Overuse? Is it swollen? History of long travel or sitting for extended period or family history of blood clots? If you have these, I would see an MD. ...Read more

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I am experiencing knee pain and pain going down the leg to my ankle and shin. The following also describes me: Leg pain. What should I do?

I am experiencing knee pain and pain going down the leg to my ankle and shin. The following also describes me: Leg pain. What should I do?

Arthritis: There are a number of possibilities but the most likely is some form of arthritis of the knee. Pain down the leg occurs in this condition due to the alteration of leg motion as you guard to protect the arthritis. Try an NSAID such as 400-800 mg of ibuprofen (along with a stomach acidity counteractant like omeprazole), for a week or two. If that fails, see your family doctor. ...Read more

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I am having a lot of bad leg pain around the knee, upper thigh, and above my ankle on my driving leg, especially when I am driving. Lasting weeks.

I am having a lot of bad leg pain around the knee, upper thigh, and above my ankle on my driving leg, especially when I am driving. Lasting weeks.

Lower extremity pain: First of all, we need to know if there is a history of trauma. If there is trauma, you need x-rays and possibly an MRI and blood tests. If there is not trauma and this happened spontaneously, there are a few conditions that have to be ruled out. Pain has to have a source. Do you suffer from low back problems? Are you active in sports? Do you have circulation issues? We need a better history. ...Read more

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Leg pain from knee to ankle on outside of calf felt a pop hot or cold compress? I has happened before 6 weeks ago. Pain lasted 4 to 6 days.

Leg pain from knee to ankle on outside of calf felt a pop hot or cold compress? I has happened before 6 weeks ago. Pain lasted 4 to 6 days.

If you felt a pop: The injury is sufficiently bad that in my opinion warrants a visit to the orthopedist for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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F 28. Chronic lower leg pain (below knees, above ankles), pinching pain from all directions. Don't want to move mch. Vit D-40, Ferritin -46. cause?

F 28. Chronic lower leg pain (below knees, above ankles), pinching pain from all directions. Don't want to move mch. Vit D-40, Ferritin -46. cause?

Neuropathy: There are any causes for neuropathy. complications of diabetes, alcoholism, sarcoidosis, plasma cell dyscrasia, vitamin deficiency. side effects of medications nerve impingment. Herniated disc. Autoimmune diseases.
need good evaluation. Neurologist will be the best speciality that will help you to find out the cause ...Read more

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My 3yr old daughter complains of leg pain sometimes. The location varies (from ankle to knee and in between) and it is usually at night or late in the day. We have attributed this to growing pains, does that sound right? Should we look into it further, or

My 3yr old daughter complains of leg pain sometimes. The location varies (from ankle to knee and in between) and it is usually at night or late in the day. We have attributed this to growing pains, does that sound right? Should we look into it further, or

Flat feet: Flat foot in children can range from leg fatigue when walking with flat or non supportive shoes.
This can affect the legs higher up as well.
She should be evaluated by a pediatric orthopedist or pediatric foot and ankle specialist.
Good luck ...Read more

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Bad leg pain from thigh, down shin to ankle. Stiff knee. Dd neg for clot 1 wk ago but said possible sprfcl clot on shin. What else could be pain?

Thigh leg pain: I would need more history to provide better advice. Perhaps an introductory web consult would be helpful. Di d you have an injury? DOES YOUR BACK HURT? Any numbness or tingling? Any swelling of your leg? What medications are you on? Do you have other medical conditions thaT YOU ARE BEING TREATEd for? ...Read more

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I am experiencing leg pain on the right side from the knee to ankle when walking pressed or I point my foot. Muscle weakness. What should I do?

I am experiencing leg pain on the right side from the knee to ankle when walking pressed or I point my foot. Muscle weakness. What should I do?

See doctor: There are many potential causes for your problem but injury and sprain top the list. However the muscle weakness is of great concern at your age. You need to see your doctor and get examined. ...Read more

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A year ago I fell an hurt my ankle an now I have severe leg pain, and joint pain in knee groin n ankle, foot?

Ankle/leg pain: This is not common but can occur. You would need to be examined and possibly have some tests to help determine what the problem is. ...Read more

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Crawling sensation on shin, twitches, quick warm sensations on thigh and shin, sciatic like leg pain thigh to ankle. Stiff sore knee. Back pain. Nerves???

Crawling sensation on shin, twitches, quick warm sensations on thigh and shin, sciatic like leg pain thigh to ankle. Stiff sore knee. Back pain. Nerves???

Nerve or paresthesi: This could be a pinched nerve but also paresthesias or uncomfortable skin sensations. Your physician can help clarify ...Read more

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Is it normal to have post chemotherapy knee/leg pain?

Is it normal to have post chemotherapy knee/leg pain?

Yes: It can be very normal depending on the chemotherapy type you received. Some of my patients will complain of joint pains for several weeks. It can be do to the use of steroids in a treatment regimen. Most of my patients do get better from joint pains rather quickly. ...Read more

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What could cause of leg pain from hip to knee be?

What could cause of leg pain from hip to knee be?

Radiculopathy: Can be referred pain from the spine (like a pinched nerve), can be pain from the hip. Can be local problem in the muscle or bone in the area. ...Read more

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Can using a laptop on your knees give you leg pain?

Unlikely: Your may feel stiffness if you sit in one place for prolonged periods but not significant pain. ...Read more

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Is it possible that wearing shoes that are too big cause knee and leg pain?

Is it possible that wearing shoes that are too big cause knee and leg pain?

Yes: It is possible for poor footwear to cause problems outside of the foot and ankle. ...Read more

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What makes you have leg pain and or soreness constantly from the knees down?

What makes you have leg pain and or soreness constantly from the knees down?

Many things: Including poor circulation, a lumbar spine issue, or muscle injury. You should have this looked at by your doctor. ...Read more

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Left leg pain well not really painful feels more like burning especially on the outside of knee?

Possible: Tendonitis or compression neuritis. Please get examined, evaluated, diagnosed and treated by your private physician. ...Read more

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I am 60 yrs old lady with a thin body type but still I have the problem of knee and leg pain. What should I do?

I am 60 yrs old lady with a thin body type but still I have the problem of knee and leg pain. What should I do?

Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormalities. ...Read more

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I have leg pain below knee. Running for last two months. But pain is so much high that even I can't Walk properly. Help me?

I have leg pain below knee. Running for last two months. But pain is so much high that even I can't Walk properly. Help me?

Need evaluation: This may be bone, joint, tendon, bursitis, but I think you'll have to get this evaluated. See a specialist. You will need imaging to see if there's any structural damage ...Read more

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My son has terrible leg pain, says behind his knees hurt... particular 1 leg, sometimes both. What can this be? I was told growing pains......

My son has terrible leg pain, says behind his knees hurt... particular 1 leg, sometimes both. What can this be? I was told growing pains......

Baker's cyst: Baker's or popliteal cysts are pockets of fluid behind the knees (inside the body) which can create discomfort or a sensation of fullness. It would be uncommon to have cysts in both knees, but anything it possible. Knee pain can also be caused from structural problems in the back, hips or ankles/feet. An orthopedist can help you sort this out! ...Read more

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Ok my question is why I have such leg pain... from my knee Down my whole leg pops and cracks and is very very painful. Why does it pop and crack?

Knee pain: Joints creak, snap, pop as we age, joints have fluid in joint space, sometimes a vaccum sets up in joint movement, cracks sound, sometimes loose bodies, sometimes bone spurs...heat, nsaids, stretches, cold packs would help, sometimes massage and calcium for cramps, shin splints ...Read more

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I have pain in leg i.e below knee. I run approx 3.5 km daily for the last 2 months. But leg pain is soo high. Plzz help me. Because with this pain I am u?

I have pain in leg i.e below knee. I run approx 3.5 km daily for the last 2 months. But leg pain is soo high. Plzz help me. Because with this pain I am u?

Be seen: There are multiple potential causes, I would not hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis. Considerations in a runner include: stress fracture, internal derangement in the knee, exercise induced compartment syndrome, "shin splints" among other possibilities. A thorough exam and history would go a long way in making the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have osteioartheritis in both my knees and was experience leg pain I found that if I elevate my legs at night it helps the pain what can cause this?

I have osteioartheritis in both my knees and was experience leg pain I found that if I elevate my legs at night it helps the pain what can cause this?

Makes sense: Most knee problems are made worse by weight bearing. Elevating your legs takes all the stress off the joint so it makes sense that you would feel better. ...Read more

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What is it? I have leg pain, knee pain and knee swelling.

What is it? I have leg pain, knee pain and knee swelling.

Need more history: You need to give a more detailed history. Did you have trauma? Is the site red? See your doctor for a complete evaluation ...Read more

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How come I have severe leg pain below my knees?

Get evaluated: There are numerous possible causes of knee area pain. Have the issue evaluated and then you will know. ...Read more

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Could plantar faciitis cause knee and leg pain?

Yes: If you are walking differently, then you may strain your knees, hip, back ...Read more