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Doctor insights on: Limping Or Dragging One Leg

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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?

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?

SIMPLE TO SERIOUS: Does the child feel sick? Fever? Calf bigger than other side? It could be something as simple as a muscle strain/sprain, to an infection, leg fracture, or something very serious but also very rare in children; a DVT. This should be checked by a pediatrician. ...Read more

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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 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.

?: needs to be examined by his/her doctor, what's comforting though is that your child is growing, acting fine, no swelling or other symptom, just observe for now, and check with the pediatrician for reassurance ...Read more

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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.

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.

Since 1 yrs old?: So this is happening since 1 yr of age? And he verbalized at that age what was hurting? Very verbal kid. I am happy to hear no limping. What about fever, weight loss? Growing pains usually at night but both extremities. ...Read more

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My one leg paining long time?

My one leg paining long time?

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

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Is it normal to have one leg longer than the other?

Is it normal to have one leg longer than the other?

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 more

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My one leg has a gripping pain that moves around leg?

My one leg has a gripping pain that moves around leg?

Hmmm?: lots of possibilities that can cause leg pain, if not resolving with simple treatments like rest, ice, and over the counter anti-inflamatories, get checked by a musculoskeletal specialist who may be able to better clarify the diagnosis and guide treatment ...Read more

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One leg longer than the other, any solutions like pt?

One leg longer than the other, any solutions like pt?

That depends: First, most of the time one longer leg makes very little difference except when you buy pants! sometimes it can lead to muscle pain and imbalance. Then physical therapy can be very helpful. ...Read more

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What will happen if one leg is shorter than the other?

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

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What are the cause that can make one leg longer than other?

What are the cause that can make one leg longer than other?

Nature: Leg length difference is seen in congenital hip dysplasia (a problem of infancy), polio, scoliosis, congenital different sized left and right pelvis, femur or tibia, and the aftermath of serious fractures and of hip or knee joint replacement. These are the more common causes. ...Read more

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My 4 years old male child has one leg long one short. What to do?

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My 4 years old male child has one leg long one short. What to do?

Needs evaluation: Hip joint problem, e.g., developmental hip dysplagia, is a good possibility. ...Read more

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What can cause pain from an injury in one leg radiate to the other?

What can cause pain from an injury in one leg radiate to the other?

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 more

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Can pain in one leg be related sitting in one position for a long time?

Can pain in one leg be  related sitting in one position for a long time?

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

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I am 50 years old and I am suffering from pain in one leg since 4 month?

Not normal: Pain in one leg could be arthritis , but may be something more serious ; could get an xray to start , but rec an orthopedic doctor look at you. ...Read more