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Leg Pain When Sitting Or Laying 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'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
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
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 have leg pain in both of my legs. They hurt when I lay down at night. I wonder if it could be from bad heart?
Lower leg pain numbness tinglig when I lay down after knee board accident why does it feel this way?
Possible peroneal: Nerve injury. Need to get examined by doctor.... ...Read more
Leg pain in inner-upper left leg when sitting. Radiates down leg. Increases frequency of unrination. No issues when active. What?
I have intense hip, lower back and side leg pain on the left side only when sitting or lying down. Your advice is appreciated.?
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
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
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?
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
Chiropractor : had lower back adjusted improperly (laying on side) lower back and leg pain since. What could have been injured? It's not nerve pain.
Disk ruputure: It may have exacerbated your L5 s1 disk herniation. ...Read more
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
Varies: It really varies a lot and there are a lot of possible causes. It usually indicates that the position you are putting your leg in when you sit is uncomfortable. This can be from an abnormality in your leg or in some cases it can be normal. Don't hesitate to be seen for an exam. ...Read more
Possible but unlikel: Typically, leg pain when sitting for extended periods of time is due to venous pooling in the limbs, which causes an increase in venous pressure, leading to a wide variety of symptoms, such as aching, heaviness, cramping, fatigue. Etc it is possible to develop superficial blood clots, known as phlebitis, or less likely the more serious dvt, or deep vein thrombosis. See a dr for us to be sure. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Leg pain that is the result of muscular strain, inflammation, or other types of injury is common when beginning use after being immobile. The muscles contract when they are at rest and often need to be stretched when beginning usage. However, many types of sciatica, nerve pain caused by compression within the spine, can also be worse in the seated position. Your doctor can identify the problem. ...Read more
Intense Leg pain after sitting long time then relieved after exercises or masage. Possible causes?
Leg pain and sitting:
One of the worst habits in the US is too much sitting and driving. Puts a lot of strain on our lower backs. Walking and exercise are very helpful so keep it up.
Good luck ...Read more
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
Lots of causes: Depending on which part of your leg hurts, and what position you have been sitting in, there are multiple potential causes. With this information, and with a physical exam, a physiatrist or sports med doc can help determine the cause. Can range from muscle cramps from decreased blood flow to tight muscles to an irritated nerve. ...Read more
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
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
Real bad right leg pain sitting not as bsd walking is terrible I have to limp every time I walk can't handle this pain anymore. Help?
Have it evaluated: There are many possible causes of your leg pain. Too little info to go on to try to try to diagnose. In general, if leg pain is causing to limp it is time to have it evaluated by a physician. Good luck. ...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 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
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