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Leg Pain When Waking Up
I have sharp superficial leg pain over a vein in my right calf since waking. More noticeable on rest & palpating. Could it be serious?
Sounds like: Superficial thrombophlebitis. This is an inflammation of a superficial vein which may contain a clot. This happens most often in varicose veins. Continue to use your leg and non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications may help. If there are infection signs, you may need an antibiotic. It should resolve in 7-10 days. All the best. ...Read more
For the past month I've been waking up with leg pain and numbness. I Recently changed jobs, before having desk job I was in aclassroom withchildren.
Usually musculoskele: Two broad categories include musculoskeletal and neuropathic, which may both be triggered by a variety of other problems and organ systems. Example; is it degenerative, autoimmune, metabolic, neoplastic, trauma, or infectious. Only a thorough examination will be able to determine the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If the pain goes down the back side of the leg below the knee (to leg or foot), or the front part of the thigh, you may have irritation of one of the nerves in your back that give feeling to the leg. If it goes only to the buttock or back side of the thigh, it could be nerve or it could be referred pain (not from direct irritation of a spinal nerve). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Muscles!!!!: Think flesh/tissue and not bone/ligament/disc/nerves with chronic pain! begin a self-care with a wellness program of vits, magnesium glycinate, sleep hygiene, exercise, self massage, chiropractor, yoga, heat, epsom tub soaking, stretching all are needed. In my practice I use acupuncture and myofascial tissue release with trigger points w lidocaine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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