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Lying Leg Curls
Upper back leg hurts only when sitting or lying down. Happens quite often then goes away. What could be wrong?
Musculoskeletal : Pain in hip, groin & anterior thigh in fiftyish female might be a sciatica variant. Sciatica is a pain pattern with different causes. Lumbar impingement of sciatic nerve roots characteristically causes radiation down buttock. Sacroiliac joint (sij) hypermobility characteristically causes radiation to groin. Fluoroscopic guided diagnostic block of sij can be diagnostic. See physiatrist. ...Read more
Sharp pain on my right side, hurts more when using right leg. Feels better when lying on left side?
Uncertain: Your question is vague WHere exactly does it hurt on the right side? Is it on the Righ foot, knee, leg, hip or arm? Does it hurt when you walk, run or climb stairs? Your pain is most likely musculoskeletal, but further information is needed to further refine the answer. ...Read more
Pain in my outer left leg that moves around. Seems worse after sitting or standing. Lying down w pillow under leg helps.
Nerve Impingement: Sounds like you may have a nerve impingement. The flexed position of sitting and the weight of your body when standing applies more pressure to the nerve thus worsening your symptoms, and when lying flat with a supportive pillow, the verve gets some relief. You need to see the Dr. for an exam and testing or a possible nerve impingement syndrome. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband has been lying on the couch with very little activity for three and a half months and now he has leg pain that starts in the back ?
Rule out a DVT: The first thing to do is rule out a blood clot. Long periods of inactivity and decreased ambulation can lead to a dvt, which, more importantly can lead to a pulmonary embolism which can be fatal. After that is ruled out, the back pain can be from either tight muscles in the legs and back or irritation of a nerve from mal-alignment of vertebrae after long term poor positioning. Rule out DVT first. ...Read more
I get pain when lying flat and raising leg. Has been going on for 5 years. If I raise 30 degrees is get pain behind leg in middle. Is sciatica ?
Leg discomfort: If you have similar sensation when you sit still during the day, this could be restless legs syndrome. You also would experience an urge to move your legs which is worse at night. Symptoms are relieved by walking or rubbing your legs. Your symptoms also could be due to a neuropathy, which's symptoms are often is worse at night. ...Read more
I am 35+ and having chronic leg pain only while lying down. What could be the reason? Could one suggest any remedy without using medicines?
See below: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
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