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Lower Leg Pain (Overview)

Any type of discomfort from the knee to the ankle.


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What can cause lower leg pain?

What can cause lower leg pain?

You name it...: You would have to be more specific as to what is the exact nature, location, duration, onset, course, associated symptoms, and timing. It could just be the beginning of arthritis, muscle pains, nerve impingement, sprains, strains, etc. ...Read more

Lower Leg Pain (Overview)

Any type of discomfort from the knee to the ankle.


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How to treat lower leg pain that develops when exercising?

How to treat lower leg pain that develops when exercising?

Exrcise pain: I recommend stretching before and after exercising, it reduce injury and pain. ...Read more

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Lower leg pain (Tip)

When pain is radiating or "shooting down" down your leg, consult your physician. ...See more

Dr. John Landi Dr. Landi
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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
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Check cholesterol medications
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Have a venous ultrasound to check for reflux
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What tips can you give me for treating and preventing lower leg pain?

What tips can you give me for treating and preventing lower leg pain?

R.I.C.E. : Rest, ice, compression, elevation, after seeing a vein specialist to rule out venous insufficiency -easy ultrasound will tell you. Then if negative. You may go to podiatrist who may recommend orthotics for your shoes to correct your alignment , etc www. Phlebology.Org to find a doc in your area. ...Read more

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What's the cause of my hip n lower leg pain?

What's the cause of my hip n lower leg pain?

See your physician: Hip and lower leg pain can have many causes, ranging from minor to serious. See your physician for an evaluation to find the specific cause that is affecting you so that you can get proper treatment for it. ...Read more

Dr. Jimmy Bowen Dr. Bowen
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Lower leg pain (Tip)

Remember to lift with your legs and not by bending at your hips. ...See more

Dr. Joshua Batt Dr. Batt
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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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What exercises can I do to prevent shin splints and lower leg pain after running?

What exercises can I do to prevent shin splints and lower leg pain after running?

Stretches: Shin splints are frustrating for sure! tight heel cords (achilles tendons in the back of the leg at the ankle) can contribute, so doing stretches for that muscle before and after running can help-wall push-ups with legs straight, etc. See link for that and other suggestions: http://tinyurl.Com/d5qxtk4. ...Read more

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About once a month, I get lower leg pain. Is that ok or bad?

Depends: Can you be more specific? Is it after heavy activity or random? How severe is the pain? An ultrasound may be necessary if the pain is moderate to severe without any injury or activity related, otherwise you should start with an xray. ...Read more

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Lower leg pain (Tip)

Sometimes low back pain comes from tightness in the upper legs, so always remember to stretch well. ...See more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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What can cause lower leg pain?

You name it...: You would have to be more specific as to what is the exact nature, location, duration, onset, course, associated symptoms, and timing. It could just be the beginning of arthritis, muscle pains, nerve impingement, sprains, strains, etc. ...Read more

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What should I do for lower leg pain?

See a podiatrist...: You can take otc or prescription anti-inflammatories to decrease the discomfort of arthritis, wear cushioned insoles to decrease pressure when walking, or have a surgical procedure to potentially re-align or fuse the joints that are giving you pain. It's impossible to tell for sure without a face-to-face exam. ...Read more

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen Dr. Bowen
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Lower leg pain (Tip)

See a provider if pain is present for longer than four weeks and spreads into the legs. ...See more

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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What might bring about my severe lower leg pain?

What might bring about my severe lower leg pain?

Leg pain: Have you ever had low back issues or injury. This may be the cause of the lower leg pain unless there was a direct injury to leg that you haven't mentioned. ...Read more

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Lower leg pain (Tip)

When lifting heavy objects, keep your back straight, bend your knees, and lift with your legs. ...See more

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Be sure correct diagnosis is made
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Only go to a pain physician trained to treat chronic pain
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Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
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Keep moving. Do not let pain sideline you. Pain will only get worse.
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Leg Pain (Definition)

Pain in lower ...Read more