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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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Can gout cause lower leg pain?

Can gout cause lower leg pain?

Yes: Gout could cause pain in all the joints and adjacent tissue to it.
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Reason for lower leg pain upon waking at beach?

Reason for lower leg pain upon waking at beach?

Muscle strain: Using muscles on your legs that you are not used to using causing increased strain. ...Read more

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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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Horrible lower leg pain immediately after exercising, what this is?

Many possibilities: It may just be low potassium or magnesium but any "horrible" pain should be evaluated asap. See a doctor. ...Read more

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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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I am a grad student who suffers severe lower leg pain. Do any other students who climb up/down suffer from the same?

Depends: Are you a grad student in mountain climbing?
It depends on your activity and where exactly you are hurting. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 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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I suddenly have lower leg pain. What could be wrong?

Sudden leg pain: Sudden leg pain without injury warrants evaluation especially if there is associated leg swelling to rule out deep vein thrombosis. Once DVT is excluded, other benign causes can be investigated by appropriate specialists. ...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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I'm new to jogging and had my lower leg pain when I jog. May I know is this normal for new jogger?

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 more

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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 more

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