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Why do my legs ache when sitting or lying still for long periods. I gets better with movement or tensing muscles. My feet get very cold if relevant.

Why do my legs ache when sitting or lying still for long periods. I gets better with movement or tensing muscles. My feet get very cold if relevant.

Common problem: This is a common problem which is most often caused from nerve compression by staying in this position for long time. It is unlikely that a 2o year old person would have a blood flow problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Nolan Segal
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Burning pain in right groin when sitting or lying down. Rest of hip and leg aches some when sitting. Less pain when standing walking. Pregnant. Causes?

Burning pain in right groin when sitting or lying down. Rest of hip and leg aches some when sitting. Less pain when standing walking. Pregnant. Causes?

Unlikely Hip: Typical hip pain that stems from arthritis is usually not described as "burning". However, nerve pain, (called neuropathy) is commonly described by patients as burning, tingling, electrical. The location of your pain in the groin is similar to where hip joint pain would be felt, but your description of the pain gives me the sense that this is a nerve. Arthritis also has stiffness involved. ...Read more

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My legs ache really bad when sitting at my desk at work?

Better chair.: You probably need a better chair - an ergonomic one, with good cushioning in the seat, proper back support, and appropriate height so that your feet are flat on the ground when you sit. Additionally, you should make it a point to get up at least once every hour to take a break from sitting. Stretch and walk around when you get up. ...Read more

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Why do my legs ache a lot of the time when sitting or standing for long periods?

Cardiologist: The lower leg is considered the 2nd heart of the body due to the valves in the blood vessels. Without proper blood flow pain can result in the leg and feet. Go to your cardiologist doctor and have them check you lower leg blood flow and valves. ...Read more

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Calves in both legs ache, mostly at night and when sitting. I sit with both legs curled up when I am resting. Not sure if this could cause problems.

Calves in both legs ache, mostly at night and when sitting. I sit with both legs curled up when I am resting. Not sure if this could cause problems.

Insufficient info: Most probably you are experiencing muscle pain in the legs/calves. Need to know your age, any medical problems or medications you take to get a better answer. Better to have a physical and labs to find out the cause. ...Read more

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Why do my legs ache at night?

Why do my legs ache at night?

See below: 1. Potassium, magnesium, minerals, vitamin deficiency.
2. Caffeine & alcohol.
3. Drug side effect like antidepressants, cholestrol drugs and others.
4.Lack of exercise.
5. Constipation/irregular bowel movement.
6. Poor dietary habits.
7. Sleep disorders like sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome.
8. Lack of adequate good sleep.
9. High stress level
10.Back pain.
See if any applies. ...Read more

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Why do my legs ache when they are really cold?

Why do my legs ache when they are really cold?

Circulation - muscle: This could be related to circualtion as vessel contract when exposed to cold. It could be the muscles because the muscles also contract with cold exposure. ...Read more

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I just had my baby 4 days ago and my legs ache today?

I just had my baby 4 days ago and my legs ache today?

Fatigue: Having a baby is not easy and you will feel some fatigue, even in your legs. If you obtain some relief with increased fluid intake and a warm bath, you have nothing to worry about. If it does not help, please call your doctor and discuss this. Congratulations on your new baby! I am happy for you. ...Read more

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My legs ache when I go to bend and when I wake up. Why?

? Knee problem: It sounds as if your knees are the issue. See your own doctor or an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Legs ache when I havnt eaten a lot? Should I be worried?

Legs ache when I havnt eaten a lot? Should I be worried?

No: I would not be worried really, but I do think it would be wise to get a good overall medical checkup. Sometimes subtle electrolyte abnormalities can cause leg pain and this may be associated with poor oral intake. A good overall medical checkup would be appropriate. ...Read more

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I have 4 children and by the time it's 10pm my legs ache in pain and I take ibruofen every night?

I have 4 children and by the time it's 10pm my legs ache in pain and I take ibruofen every night?

Not good: Too much Ibuprofen is associated with heart damage. Have you tried stretching over the course of the day. This may relieve some of the leg pain at night. See a physical therapist or find some good leg stretching exercises on the internet. The easiest is putting your leg up on a chair and leaning, not bending forward. Also try getting down on one knee and leaning forward. Do these for ten seconds. ...Read more

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Why do my legs ache when I'm tired?

Could be anything: Sciatica, muscle fatigue, compartment syndrome, varicose veins, peripheral vascular disease, etc. Suggest seeing your doctor to get proper evaluation to determine why you hurt. ...Read more

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Why do my legs ache during menstration?

Normal: This is among the plethora of potential menstrual symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a bad cold and my legs ache why?

Myositis: A "cold" is a viral systemic infection and causes symptoms throughout the entire body. You may have myositis or inflammation in the muscles causing your synptoms. If this persists, consult with your family physician. ...Read more

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The statin drugs make my legs ache...Why?

The statin drugs make my legs ache...Why?

It's probably geneti: Aching muscles occur in less than 10% of patients on statin drugs. This usually resolves after discontinuation of the drug. Some statins may be more likely than others to cause muscle symptoms. Long term muscle damage is rare. Patients with abnormal kidney function and the elderly may be more susceptible. A change of drug to intermittent use may improve symptoms. Talk to your prescribing md. ...Read more

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I'm 70 years old & my legs ache when I sit down?

Pain with sitting: 45 or 70? Sitting increases the pressure on the spine, if disc disease may experience increased discomfort. Driving in particular can worsen it because there is vibration when driving. If elevated BMI can be compression of nerves (meralgia paresthetica).Should not sit more then 1/2-1 hour hour at a time, then get up even for 1-2 minutes. Consider ovarian. Discuss. F/u w/ doc consider yoga, pilates ...Read more

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What should I do if my lower back and legs ache really badly?

What should I do if my lower back and legs ache really badly?

Let me try to help: There must a reason for that, do not ignore it, listen to your body and go and check it out. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Levin
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