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I only have leg pain when i'm laying down or sitting up what can be the cause of it.

I only have leg pain when i'm laying down or sitting up what can be the cause of it.

Sciatica: Although your symptoms are nonspecific, sciatica is the most common cause of leg pain. This is usually caused by compression of the sciatic nerve. However there are other causes of positional leg pain. ...Read more

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Im 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?

Im 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

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I have leg pain in both of my legs when I lay down at night. I wonder what it could be?

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

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Leg pain in inner-upper left leg when sitting. Radiates down leg. Increases frequency of unrination. No issues when active. What?

Hmmm: Leg pain could be coming from your back. If it is associated with inability to control your urine then that could be a neurological emergency. Please see your doctor as soon as possible to consider back, urinary issues. ...Read more

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Leg pain in lower left leg only hurts when sitting down doesn't hurt walking no redness or swelling started sunday when got out of the car?

JUICE AND BANANA : Is it a muscle cramps or joint pain? Depend where the pain was, was it in the calf or in joint knee or ankle. Make sure you stay hydrated eat banana and drink orange juice take Motrin for the joint pain if no improvement see your pcp. ...Read more

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Left leg pain moves from ankle to chalf and back of thigh hurts when sitting down and hurts to walk some when walk more pain goes away i think i twisted it why its hurting no swelling no redness ?

Left leg pain moves from ankle to chalf and back of thigh hurts when sitting down and hurts to walk some when walk more pain goes away i think i twisted it why its hurting no swelling no redness ?

Flexibility Issue: There are 2 reasonably unique muscles in the lower body- the hamstrings and calves (gastrocnemius). What makes them unique is that these two muscles cross 2 major joints, which makes them hard to keep stretched out. When we sit, these 2 muscles tighten. Then, when we stand to walk, we are too tight to be comfortably upright. You have got to stay loose throughout the day. Stretch 3-5x each day. ...Read more

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How can u differentiate between sciatica pain & piriformis synrome? Pain above & down left buttock & leg hurts to stand sit lay

How can u differentiate between sciatica pain & piriformis synrome? Pain above & down left buttock & leg hurts to stand sit lay

Exam, studies, injec: It can be hard and piriformis syndrome as a diagnosis is likely often missed. Physical exam can help, a nerve conduction with the hip in neutral verses internal rotation can tell, response to injection into piriformis is most diagnostic. Also seeing a patient with severe pain running down the leg with a normal looking MRI of lumbar suggests something else like piriformis syndrome might be issue. ...Read more

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L hip and leg pain when lay on my r side but no l sided pain when i lay on my l side. Why? Thank you.

Radiculopathy: Your symptoms may reflect a lumbar radiculopathy (radiating pain due to a pinched nerve in the lumbar spine). In many patients, certain positions can cause increased irritation of the pinched nerve, which can lead to increased pain. See a physician for further evaluation/treatment if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Why am i experiencing leg pain when sitting on toilet?

Why am i experiencing leg pain when sitting on toilet?

Nerve compression: Although there are several possible causes, if the pain is in the back of the leg (and maybe even down the leg into the foot), it is possible that the sciatic nerveis getting compressed by the toilet seat in the region of your buttock. See your doctor to rule out other causes. ...Read more