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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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Dr. Nolan Segal
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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 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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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