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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

Lower Leg Pain (Definition)

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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.
Good luck, thank you. ...Read more

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What to do for lower leg pain in calves?

What to do for lower leg pain in calves?

Leg pain: 1. Rest. 2. Ice. 3. Ibuprofen 4. Massage 5. Topical analgesic gels. 5. Stretching exercises. ...Read more

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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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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

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My left chest is painful and I have lower leg pain. What's wrong?

My left chest is painful and I have lower leg pain. What's wrong?

Unclear: World of possibles!
one of these:
worst case blood clot in leg with embolus to lung but need full history, physical and data to determine. ...Read more

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Horrible lower leg pain immediately after exercising. Any ideas what this is?

Horrible lower leg pain immediately after exercising. Any ideas what this is?

Depends: What exercise were doing? Any pain during or only after? How long does it last? Any repetitive activity can lend itself to an overuse syndrome. Severe muscle cramping can occur after endurance exercise is most often related to dehydration or electrolyte imbalance. Repetitive impact can result in a stress injury. Pre-existing back problems can worsen with repetitive jarring and aggravate a nerve. ...Read more

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I am experiencing leg swelling. The following also describes me: Lower leg pain. What should I do?

See a doctor: This could be a serious problem, such as a blood clot in your leg, skin infection, edema due to heart failure. You should see a doctor immediately, especially if it is only one leg. ...Read more

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Recuring lower leg pain, pinpoint sharp/stinging follow by warm flushing, should I asked by dr? X2months

See a doctor: Sometimes lower leg pain is postural in nature and can be helped with stretches, proper shoes and arch supports. Medical issues such as diabetes, arthritis or thyroid issues can cause neuropathy. If it is activity related, it might represent a stress injury or something more serious like complartment syndrome. Discuss this with your doctor and don't disregard the pain anymore. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am experiencing lower leg pain, difficulty walking and leg pain. The following also describes me: Pain shooting down the leg. What should I do?

I am experiencing lower leg pain, difficulty walking and leg pain. The following also describes me: Pain shooting down the leg. What should I do?

Depends: It could be nerve in nature or vascular. Vascular could be arterial or venous. Your symptoms are too broad. Get a consultation to, ask more questions. ...Read more

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What is causing my lower leg pain in shin?

See a Doc: You really need to be examined by a doctor to figure out what is causing the pain. Some things that could cause pain in the shin are shin splints which is an irritation of the covering of the bone called the periosteum. Tendon or muscle strains are also a possibility. Need to also look at possible problems with circulation. Sometimes the pain is far away from the source. A doc should figure out. ...Read more

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I need help please with my lower leg pain. Who can I talk to?

I need help please with my lower leg pain. Who can I talk to?

See below: Talk to your family doctor, an orthopedist or neurologist. ...Read more

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What type of doctor do I see for lower leg pain and awelling?

What type of doctor do I see for lower leg pain and awelling?

Your PCP: See your primary doctor first. It can be due to an injury, vascular, or other causes. If it is new swelling you may need to go see someone asap. Otherwise, if you have no injury, then a vascular specialist is probably the best person. ...Read more

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Bad lower leg pain immediately after exercising but not during active sports. Any thoughts?

Depends on exercise.: It depends on gthe exercise you might have been doing. Repetitive motion might put pressure on some joints and bones over time and cause pain, as well as the sudden relief of the action. The muscles may need relief. This might be a circulation issue or a plantar fasciitis issue with pain from weight on your foot and lower leg. Sports make you use all your muscles, etc. Be more diverse. ...Read more

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To rule out any urgent or serious problems attributed to lower leg pain...what type of doctor should I see? It's a periodic pain, not constant...

To rule out any urgent or serious problems attributed to lower leg pain...what type of doctor should I see? It's a periodic pain, not constant...

Podiatrist!: A podiatrist is a doctor that treats the foot, ankle and lower leg. We treat all aspects of this part of the anatomy: dermatologic, musculoskeletal, neurologic, vascular etc. It is possible you have some muscle problems or a blood clot which will be easily diagnosed by a good, experienced podiatrist. ...Read more

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My daughter is 12 years old. She gets lower leg pain which is more severe at night and specially on the days she walksor runs more. Any suggestions?

Child Leg Pain: A child with lower leg pain, especially at night, can be what is called "growing pains". This is where the bones are growing faster than the muscles and tendons. It is important so try a 3 week experiment of calf and hamstrings stretches 3 times daily to see if it helps. If not, definitely see your pediatrician to look at other causes. The link below is for calf stretches.
http://www. Drblakesheal. ...Read more

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I get lower leg pain. It startsin knee and goes down. Achy and sudden onset. I have it since I can remember and told it wad growing pain but im 23now?

I get lower leg pain. It startsin knee and goes down. Achy and sudden onset. I have it since I can remember and told it wad growing pain but im 23now?

Knee pain: Any pain in knee or leg that has lasted 10-15 years really needs an evaluation. This is not a common situation. Causes that might explain a problem so persistent are developmental abnormalities of the bones--cysts, benign tumors, abnormal growth of cartilage, excessive angulation of bones, etc. ...Read more

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I am experiencing lower leg pain. The following also describes me: Leg pain. What should I do? It hurts every time I walk. I have not done anything new. Can this be phantom pain from the break?

I am experiencing lower leg pain. The following also describes me: Leg pain. What should I do? It hurts every time I walk. I have not done anything new. Can this be phantom pain from the break?

Not normal: It is not normal to have pain w/weight bearing. Could indeed represent a stress fx, but usually only w/prolonged activity. At age 32, need to r/o back pain, fracture, alignment issues, tendinitis, etc. An exam with your doctor or specialist would be recommended. ...Read more

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Foot, ankle, and lower leg pain. What could be the reason for this?

Foot, ankle, and lower leg pain. What could be the reason for this?

Nerve related: Pain in the entire leg can be from many causes. The most common would be a nerve issue with your back (i.e. A herniated disk). You can also have pain from circulation issues, too. ...Read more

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