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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.
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 more
Many causes. Visit MD: There are many causes for leg pain, including vascular causes, neurologic problems, muscle strain, arthritis, tendinitis, & others. A good exam should help delineate the cause. You'll need to see a doctor & go over your history (what started the pain, where it's located, what makes it worse, what makes it better, what helps, what hurts) to get to the bottom of it. It can b done w/o fancy MRI/tests ...Read more
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 more
Anything from A to Z: There is not enough information here 2 even guess. There are so many things, sciatica, plebitis, muscle strain. Stress fracture. Infections, tumors. Each has its own presentation so much more information is needed. Slso, , the list above is only a few cases legs include hips, knees, , ankle feet. So you can see that much more information is needed. ...Read more
Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes, but the two most common is either a sciatica or a tendinitis on the side of the hip. The tendinitis condition is sometimes referred to as iliotibial band syndrome, tensor fascia lat a syndrome or as a bursitis of the hip and often responds well to a cortisone injection if lesser interventions fail. Thankyou for your question. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), circulatory, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more
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