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I have a bad leg pain. It goes from inner groin down front thigh. I play a lot of tennis. Painful to sit, lie, squat, and turn.

I have a bad leg pain. It goes from inner groin down front thigh. I play a lot of tennis. Painful to sit, lie, squat, and turn.

See Below: Sounds like a muscular injury. It's always difficult to tell without an exam, but if you stop the tennis for a bit, it should improve. If it does not, you need to be examined. ...Read more

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Leg Pain (Definition)

Leg pain is a clinical finding that can occur with exercise, injury, arthritis, infection, ...Read more


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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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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

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I have leg pain, painful to the touch. Is this anything to worry about?

I have leg pain, painful to the touch. Is this anything to worry about?

Cellulitis: Please specify skin pain or deep tissue muscle pain. One side or both. Cold or hot. Usually infection cellulitis is very painful to touch but is also angry red and hot. Thrombophlebitis is also painful to squeeze more than light touch and swelling warmth occurs. Isolated pain to touch can be urticarial neuropathic known as hyperpathia or allodynia and has multiple etiopathogeneses. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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I used a foam roller for my leg pain, it caused even more painful burning sensations from thigh to feet. Any thoughts ?

Pain: Perhaps instead of using a roller which causes friction and increases temperature further in your already inflammatory state, you use a cold pack. This will decrease blood flow and reduce the pain you are perceiving from inflammation. As your pain decreases after 24-48 hours, you can try applying heat and stretching to increase muscle flexibility. The roller might come in handy then. ...Read more

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Sudden localized right leg pain. Slight worsening. No injury. Very tender and painful when walking. Is this serious?

Sudden localized right leg pain. Slight worsening. No injury. Very tender and painful when walking. Is this serious?

Likely muscle: What where the circumstances when the pain started? Anything palpable? Any leg swelling? If pain feels only when walking it's most likely muscular/tendon/ligament in origin. Where exactly right leg? Is it around a joint? Usually rest suffices for minor muscle aches. If the pain persists over a couple of days would suggest seeing your physician. ...Read 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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