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Leg Pain Only When Lying Down
What is cause of sore legs (sometimes with pain), but only when lying down at night? Worse as night goes on. Feel better after getting up and all day.
Possible nerve: Irritation in the spine which presents in the "laying down" position. ...Read more
I am 35+ and having chronic leg pain only while lying down. What could be the reason? Could one suggest any remedy without using medicines?
See below: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
I have intense hip, lower back and side leg pain on the left side only when sitting or lying down. Your advice is appreciated.?
Tight proximal quad: Hip flexor tightness common today from all the sitting and stair steppers and no quad stretching we do our hamstrings and calves few stretch the hip flexors or abductors remember middle school pe and the hurdler stretch second part lying back. ...Read more
Leg pain cause? It always starts while im lying down/sleeping, walking gives relief. No swelling/redness/heat. Pain moves around, occurs in both legs.
Variable: Claudication, clot maybe...Best to be evaluated.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm experiencing severe leg pain and cramping while laying down. I take aleeve and as soon as it wears off I wake up in tears from the pain. Help?
No time to ponder.: Without more historical information describing your general health issue, (medication, etc), help could be easily misdirected. Severe leg pain, while lying down, is suggestive of advanced vascular involving your legs. There could be other issues, but without more information, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. ...Read more
What would cause this foot/leg pain? One night I was laying down and I got a cramp so bad in between my 2nd and 3rd toe I couldn't even move my toe to its normal position, it was stuck in a downward position I streched it for a minute and the cramp went
What could cause achy thighs and a pulling sensation that goes down hips, buttock and back of both legs, especially when sitting and lying down?
Can sciatica pain only come when I bend certain ways and when I he up form sitting or laying down pain in lower leg and thigh does not hurt when walk?
I have been haveing leg pain going down the side of one leg what does this mean? It had almost been a unbearable pain
Nerve: Most likely. See your doc for eval. ...Read more
I'm 25 I'm having leg pain when I sit or lay down it just started two days ago it almost hurts. But more dull n annoying?
Herniated disc: It may be caused by a herniated disc. It has to be evaluated by a spine surgeon. ...Read more
Leg pain in inner-upper left leg when sitting. Radiates down leg. Increases frequency of unrination. No issues when active. What?
If a back issue is causing leg pain, would the pain originate in the lower leg and work its way up over time, or would it begin higher and work down?
Usually from the top: Most of the time the pain starts in the buttocks and radiates down to the calf or foot. It is possible the pain can occur lower in the leg first ...Read more
Nerves maybe: Often nerves can be pinched exiting the spine by certain positions. Poor blood flow to the legs is a cause. Restless leg syndrome symptoms are relieved by moving. Probably the most common cause is peripheral neuropathy, which usually affects toes and feet more than calves or thighs. Numbness is prominent and persistent. Strictly positional recumbent pain is probably of spinal origin. ...Read more
I am experiencing leg pain and pain shooting down the leg. The following also describes me: Lower leg pain. What should I do?
Hard to say: There are many potential causes. Sciatica, which is an irritation of a nerve in the back, is one of the more common causes. Arthritic conditions can cause leg pain as can vascular problems. A detailed history and exam can often determine the cause. Thank you for your question. ...Read more
I have severe leg (left leg) pain every time I lie down. I limp on my left side. My back hurts mostly when I sit down.? Cause of pain and solution?
Nerve irritation caused by damage to the discs between the vertebrae. Damage to the disc occurs because of degeneration ("wear and tear") of the outer ring of the disc, traumatic injury, or both. The central softer portion of the disc can rupture (herniate) through the outer ring of the disc and abut the spinal cord or its nerves as they exit the bony spinal column.
Recommend neurological consult. ...Read more
Severe leg pain from knee down. Have been sick but getting better. Dwindling down on dose of prefnisone?
See a leg doctor.: Please see leg specialist, especially if you problems persist. ...Read more
I am a grad student who suffers severe lower leg pain. Do any other students who climb up/down suffer from the same?
Are you a grad student in mountain climbing?
It depends on your activity and where exactly you are hurting. ...Read more
I sustained injury in lower spine after a fall down the stair in 2012 Ever since I'm in extreme leg pain of which the pain is there 24/7?
I am experiencing severe back pain and pain shooting down the leg. The following also describe me: Leg pain and Back pain. What should I do?
Needs to be checked: Back pain especially lower back pain radiating down the legs needs to be checked by your doctor. Need a detailed history&Physical Examination if indicated may need imaging like xrays and/or MRI test to find out the cause and treat properly. A trial of pain meds like non steroidal drugs and muscle relaxant may be prescribed with or withot physical therapy before imaging is done. It may be pinch nerve ...Read more
Pain on right back when bending down to the right like when I want to pick something and back pain when bending my neck backward plus leg pain..
Sacroiliitis: Likely inflammation of the sacroiliac joint. This a joint between the sacrum and the ilium. The joints are located bilaterally where the small dimples in the low back are located. Pain in this joint is made worse by rising from a seated position, rolling onto the affected side while in bed, and taking a step up on the affected side. Apply ice at night in addition to anti-inflammatory medications. ...Read more
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