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Leg ache from knee down almost a restless feeling but quite strong pain happens about 1 to 2 times a week?

Leg ache from knee down almost a restless feeling but quite strong pain happens about 1 to 2 times a week?

Varicose veins?: If the ache is most noticeable when you have been on your feet for an especially long time during the day, varicose veins could certainly be one of the possible causes for your symptoms. If you have some very prominent visible veins, it is worth it to see a vein specialist/phlebologist. If you have some visible veins that aren't very prominent, you might want to try compression stockings. ...Read more

Dr. Nolan Segal
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I am 29 yr old female and have noticed my legs ache from knees down in my bones when on my period. Water and ibuprofen don't help. This last all day.?

I am 29 yr old female and have noticed my legs ache from knees down in my bones when on my period. Water and ibuprofen don't help. This last all day.?

Elevate legs: You can also try - if you have the luxury during the day - lying down with legs above the level of your heart. You could also try adding or substituting acetaminophen for ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Why do my legs ache from the knees down for no reason?

Why do my legs ache from the knees down for no reason?

Many reasons: Common etiologies include: checking your circulation status, looking for arthrtis in the ankle or knees and possibly even the low back for your symptoms. Other reasons may be possible and can be diagnosed by your pcp. ...Read more

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I have leg pain twice a week ish from knee down walking doesn't help or resting im 28 male its a dull ache from knee down mainly on the front and both legs?

I have leg pain twice a week ish from knee down walking doesn't help or resting im 28 male its a dull ache from knee down mainly on the front and both legs?

Depends on Cause: There are many causes of leg pain. It could be something as simple as your foot wear. L if you run on a regular basis and suddenly increased your training it could be anything from shin splints to stress fractures. Muscular strains/overuse can cause this-may need to stretch more. Are you on your feet all day? Foot wear and the surface you work on could result in cumulative stress. Get it checked. ...Read more

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Can a 2.5cm ovarian cyst cause bad groin pain and aching behind knee (same side).The ovary is painful and the groin/leg pain started at this time also?

Can a 2.5cm ovarian cyst cause bad groin pain and aching behind knee (same side).The ovary is painful and the groin/leg pain started at this time also?

Possibly: The ovarian 2.5 cm cyst is only one inch in diameter, but if it is sitting on a nerve that runs through your pelvis to your legs, you will get inguinal or radiating leg pain, depending on the nerve and its' distribution. Pose your question with the MD who diagnosed the cyst initially and if it is not a GYN MD then find one who is, that can examine you. ...Read more

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I'm a mother of 4 children I had my last baby 3 months ago till now I feel so tired and weak in the knees and my legs ache towards the afternoon?

I'm a mother of 4 children I had my last baby 3 months ago till now I feel so tired and weak in the knees and my legs ache towards the afternoon?

4 children: Congratulations on all of your babies. The days are long and the work is hard. But there's no greater accomplishment in life than raising our kids. On the surface, it looks like you're just plain exhausted. So try to carve out just a little time for yourself everyday. And let your doctor know how you feel so the appropriate medical evaluation can be performed. We need our moms to be healthy. ...Read more

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Both legs ache like the flu hip to toe every night and most of the morning daily. Hurts to walk and bend at knees.

Both legs ache like the flu hip to toe every night and most of the morning daily. Hurts to walk and bend at knees.

See your doctor: If you've noticed this condition happening, with no improvement over the last few days, you need to contact your doctor. S/he will be able to work you up, after doing a complete physical exam and evaluating your medical, family, social, trauma, sexual histories. The musculosketal and neuro part of the physical exam would be the most definitive way of finding out what's wrong. Pain with ambulation is not normal. ...Read more

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Crawling sensation on shin, twitches, quick warm sensations on thigh and shin, sciatic like leg pain thigh to ankle. Stiff sore knee. Back pain. Nerves???

Crawling sensation on shin, twitches, quick warm sensations on thigh and shin, sciatic like leg pain thigh to ankle. Stiff sore knee. Back pain. Nerves???

Nerve or paresthesi: This could be a pinched nerve but also paresthesias or uncomfortable skin sensations. Your physician can help clarify ...Read more

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I am experiencing sciatica, low back pain, aching muscles, buttock itch, leg pain, knee pain, popping or snapping sound from joint, knee pop and legs?

I am experiencing sciatica, low back pain, aching muscles, buttock itch, leg pain, knee pain, popping or snapping sound from joint, knee pop and legs?

A lot going on: Will need to take one issue at a time the back and radiation to buttock may be one issue. This is separate from the knees and the itching. See your doctor and discuss one issue at a time calzone need to give a good history ...Read more

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Arms & legs ache, mild psoriasis, fatigue, knee hurts & hands cramp up & hurt my legs have ached since I was little. +ana & low vitamin d. What is it?

Arms & legs ache, mild psoriasis, fatigue, knee hurts & hands cramp up & hurt my legs have ached since I was little. +ana & low vitamin d. What is it?

Autoimmune: In august 2009 scientific american reported on the correlation between gluten sensitivity, leaky gut & autoimmune disease, which you apparently have considering the positive ana, muscle/joint pain and psoriasis. Putting it all together, your vitamin d deficiency would then stem from an inability to absorb fats & fat soluble vitamins like a, d, e & k common to people with gluten issues. ...Read more

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Both of my legs are aching from my knees downs front and back any ideas what might be going on?

Both of my legs are aching from my knees downs front and back any ideas what might be going on?

Aching legs: High Heel, Tobacco, Lack of Vit D, Poor circulation, Varicose vein, Low magnesium/calcium/pottasium/B12, excess use, obese/spinal problem. ...Read more

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I am having severe knee pain. Was hit on knee with straight leg. Pain on outside, radiates down shin. Can't fully bend, or bear weight?

I am having severe knee pain. Was hit on knee with straight leg. Pain on outside, radiates down shin. Can't fully bend, or bear weight?

Needs evaluation: Because of the traumatic nature of the injury, this should be evaluated by a physician. The difficulty with weight bearing is concerning, and so please see your doctor at the earliest opportunity. You will need an examination of the knee, and possibly an imaging study as well. ...Read more

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I have lupus & have been having sever leg pain from the knees down. Any idea on what is the cause and how to get relief other than pain medicine?

I have lupus & have been having sever leg pain from the knees down. Any idea on what is the cause and how to get relief other than pain medicine?

Decrease inflammatio: Lupus is an inflammatory "autoimmune" disease. You may benefit from reducing substances in your internal and external environment that increase inflammation and immune system stimulation.
Avoid all fried foods, all sugars, msg, aspartame, vegetable oils, burnt food nitrates, nitrites, ? Gluten, ? Other foods that you may have unrecognized allergies to, mold. Let food be your medicine. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing chronic bilateral leg pain (just below the knee and extending down several inches) for a year. Extensive testing has failed to identify a cause. I am wondering if this is possibly an ADR from taking Lisinopril (20mg) for 21/2 year

Suppose that could: Be possible, as any adverse effect could at some point be attributed to a medication, even if there are few or no previous reports. Joint pain has been reported in the past. The muscle cramping is more likely to occur from statins (cholesterol medicines), hydrochlorothiazides or other diuretics, some proton pump inhibitors which are acid relievers, and a few other blood pressure pills. ...Read more

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I get lower leg pain. It startsin knee and goes down. Achy and sudden onset. I have it since I can remember and told it wad growing pain but im 23now?

I get lower leg pain. It startsin knee and goes down. Achy and sudden onset. I have it since I can remember and told it wad growing pain but im 23now?

Knee pain: Any pain in knee or leg that has lasted 10-15 years really needs an evaluation. This is not a common situation. Causes that might explain a problem so persistent are developmental abnormalities of the bones--cysts, benign tumors, abnormal growth of cartilage, excessive angulation of bones, etc. ...Read more

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I am experiencing knee pain and pain going down the leg to my ankle and shin. The following also describes me: Leg pain. What should I do?

I am experiencing knee pain and pain going down the leg to my ankle and shin. The following also describes me: Leg pain. What should I do?

Arthritis: There are a number of possibilities but the most likely is some form of arthritis of the knee. Pain down the leg occurs in this condition due to the alteration of leg motion as you guard to protect the arthritis. Try an NSAID such as 400-800 mg of ibuprofen (along with a stomach acidity counteractant like omeprazole), for a week or two. If that fails, see your family doctor. ...Read more

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I've had constant leg pain (starts at the knee & travels down my legs to my feet) for about a month now. I was wondering what may be causing this?

I've had constant leg pain (starts at the knee & travels down my legs to my feet) for about a month now. I was wondering what may be causing this?

Many causes: You don't state your age. Have to rule out blood clots, circulation issues, spinal referred pain (like sciatica), knee problems. Too many possibilities. Get evaluated. ...Read more

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What makes you have leg pain and or soreness constantly from the knees down?

Many things: Including poor circulation, a lumbar spine issue, or muscle injury. You should have this looked at by your doctor. ...Read more

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Keep getting pain in left leg from behind/side the knee down. No other feeling, just more like an ache. Notice it when I sit down only.

May be a cyst: You may have a popliteal cyst. These aren't generally dangerous. They can be detected on US, if the discomfort is very painful, I'd go in and have a physician's exam. ...Read more

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Ok my question is why I have such leg pain... from my knee Down my whole leg pops and cracks and is very very painful. Why does it pop and crack?

Knee pain: Joints creak, snap, pop as we age, joints have fluid in joint space, sometimes a vaccum sets up in joint movement, cracks sound, sometimes loose bodies, sometimes bone spurs...heat, nsaids, stretches, cold packs would help, sometimes massage and calcium for cramps, shin splints ...Read more

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I'm have knee pain and pain shooting down the leg. Was a dancer from 2 1/2 till 13 now 17. Dull ache with pain spikes occasionally able to walkish thou?

I'm have knee pain and pain shooting down the leg. Was a dancer from 2 1/2 till 13 now 17. Dull ache with pain spikes occasionally able to walkish thou?

Need a Dr to exam: You need a physician to exam your knee and images you might injured a ligaments before and this is aggravated now with specific movement you did
you need x ray and possible MRI
take it easy on you knee until you see dr and try to to put weight on it
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Dr. Richard Levin
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