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Limping Or Dragging One Leg
Child complains for a second day that a calf on one leg hurts and now also an ankle, limping for 2 days no swelling, redness and not hot. What is it?
3yr old has pain in one leg calf area almost every night. No swelling fever or limping. hurting on and off for 1 1/2 yrs. No fever. Fine during day.
3yr old has had frequent leg pain in one leg shin knee area, at night for the past 2yrs..no swelling or limping, fine during day.
Need consultation: One common cause of pain in one leg is a pinched nerve in the back causing Sciatica. However there are other possible causes also. Impossible to give specific advice without knowing more about the nature of your pain. You may find an online consultation here at Health Tap to be helpful. Best would be a video or phone chat(can turn off video) or an INBOX TEXT chat. ...Read more
More or less, yes: Nobody is really symmetric, from head to toe. We all have different sized hands and feet. Our faces are more expressive on one side than the other - cover each side in a mirror in turn. Sometimes, though, a leg length discrepancy can cause some back symptoms. This is accommodated by using a shoe lift/insert 1/2 the height of the difference. Then start a program of regular stretching and exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Short limb: This is what we call a limb length discrepency. The problems that we can see, mainly arthritis and pain, are normally biomechanical in nature. Simple things like a lift build into one of your shoes can help balance out the discrepency. Surgery to lengthen the leg is reserved for severe conditions. ...Read more
Now there is: Asymmetrical longus legus syndrome (alls).Get a more detailed answer ›
Pain in one leg: Pain in one leg = unilateral lower extremity discomfort. ...Read more
Needs evaluation: Hip joint problem, e.g., developmental hip dysplagia, is a good possibility. ...Read more
Can Be: This certainly can be a normal variation if there are no other problems. ...Read more
See below: If you have pain in one leg from an injury and that pain radiates to the other leg, the source of the pain has to be from the spine such as a disc herniation, spine fracture with inflammation or other issue with the spinal column. See your doctor asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More info needed: Positions can cause pain for many reasons.But so many things can cause leg pain that more information is really needed to give you a good answer. Any redness-maybe infection; swelling-maybe bloodclot, or varicose veins; injury/trauma-maybe muscle or bone problem;warmth-maybe gout or other kind of arthritis. So, if the pain is bad or limiting your function, be seen to get a better answer.Good luck. ...Read more