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Lower Leg Pain In Elderly
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exrcise pain: I recommend stretching before and after exercising, it reduce injury and pain. ...Read more
Yes: Depends on the cause but gradual warm may help. ...Read more
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
I am a grad student who suffers severe lower leg pain. Do any other students who climb up/down suffer from the same?
Are you a grad student in mountain climbing?
It depends on your activity and where exactly you are hurting. ...Read more
I have severe bilateral lower leg pain, it happens every night and feels very similar to growing pains. I'm 21, can I still be having growing pains?
Not likely: I would encourage you to have an exam and appropriate radiologic studies. It would be highly unlikely that someone in their 20s would experience "growing pains"; in part because the vast majority of 20 year olds have completed their growth. Thank you for your question. ...Read more
More Info please: Need more information such as when, what activity, how long. ...Read more
I'm new to jogging and had my lower leg pain when I jog. May I know is this normal for new jogger?
Shin splints.: Sounds like shin splints to me. The muscles that run along the shin are relatively small and weak, and get overloaded easily when one starts jogging. If this is what you're experiencing, stick with it and your discomfort should fade. If it doesn't, visit your doctor to be sure there's no circulatory or nerve issue, though. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am experiencing leg pain and pain shooting down the leg. The following also describes me: Lower leg pain. What should I do?
Hard to say: There are many potential causes. Sciatica, which is an irritation of a nerve in the back, is one of the more common causes. Arthritic conditions can cause leg pain as can vascular problems. A detailed history and exam can often determine the cause. Thank you for your question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer