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I sometimes feel pain in my upper legs extensor muscle?

I sometimes feel pain in my upper legs extensor muscle?

Shin Splints: Sounds like you may have shin splints. Try over the counter pain relievers and rest your legs. Icing them may help too. As always, stretch and warm up before any exercise and cool down after any exercise. ...Read more

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It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Front of my thigh hurts and I can't straighten my leg. Pulled muscle?

Front of my thigh hurts and I can't straighten my leg. Pulled muscle?

PROBABLY: Sounds like it. Have it looked at if not improving 24-48 hrs., sooner if worsening. ...Read more

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Feeling pain in my lower abdomen and left leg thigh?

Feeling pain in my lower abdomen and left leg thigh?

Many things.: It can be a bladder infection, a hernia, inflammation or infection of the intestine, or less commonly, appendicitis. Pain from abdomen can be referred to the thigh, so it feels like the thigh is hurting, but the source of the pain is really higher up. ...Read more

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My neck back and lower muscle pain?

My neck back and lower muscle pain?

See details: You have not asked a question. If these issues concern you, see a doctor and have them evaluated. ...Read more

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My legs throb, ache, constant pain and swelling?

My legs throb, ache, constant pain and swelling?

Go to ER: If you have a clot it is life threatening and will need immediate care. ...Read more

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For days now both my upper arms ache and my left shoulder aches. Also upper left chest muscles are sore and down left side of neck feels stiff.

For days now both my upper arms ache and my left shoulder aches. Also upper left chest muscles are sore and down left side of neck feels stiff.

Aching upper body: Would check for strep throat, even if not symptomatic, or mycoplasma infection may also be TMJ or bruxism ( grinding teeth at night ), reflux check for h pylori as well, check ESR, CBC, CPK, ANA for autoimmune process, though less likely check EKG, troponin, check CXR and for lymph nodes / thyroid would follow up with doc ER today. ...Read more

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Leg numb tingling 10 months now muscles in left arm and leg ache hard to move leg and arm?

Leg numb tingling 10 months now muscles in left arm and leg ache hard to move leg and arm?

See a doctor: If you haven't already, see a doctor in order to determine if there is a relationship with your symptoms. Having a detailed history and physical exam will be invaluable to determining next steps. ...Read more

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Left leg hurting from lower back pain?

Left leg hurting from lower back pain?

Could be: If you have a lumbar herniated disc pinching a nerve, it could lead to pain down the distribution of the nerve being pinched. ...Read more

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Lower back pain now radiating down my outter thighs to knee. Now tingling hot pains radiating down to my calf, ankle & foot?

Lower back pain now radiating down my outter thighs to knee.  Now tingling hot pains radiating down to my calf, ankle & foot?

Seek your doctor: You may have irritation of some of the nerve roots of the spine or the spine itself(though you'd be young for this). Really consider seeing your primary care doctor better define what's causing your symptoms. This will help you come to a better plan of action(treatment) and get you feeling better sooner. ...Read more

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My right leg feels heavy when I walk. It feels like there's a throbbing pulse(no pain) in my right thigh, hip flexor, and both calves.

My right leg feels heavy when I walk.  It feels like there's a throbbing pulse(no pain) in my right thigh, hip flexor, and both calves.

Claudication : It sounds like you have either neurogenic or vascular claudication, or possibly radiculopathy from a disc herniation and nerve root compression. I would recommend a number I and vascular studies to determine the diagnosis. I would also ask you to examine any change in activities such as prolong sitting or changes to your exercise regimen. ...Read more

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Hi.Does stretching my calves muscles after weight training hurts my muscles?

Hi.Does stretching my calves muscles after weight training hurts my muscles?

Should be fine: Gentle stretching and massage of muscles after weight training or other workouts is fine to do. I should not cause any harm to the muscles. ...Read more

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My right arm and leg hurt. My head hurts and slight chest pain.

My right arm and leg hurt. My head hurts and slight chest pain.

Hard to know: I can't tell from the info you have provided. Chest pain should always be taken seriously and you should see your doctor. Timing of pain, what makes it worse/better, and what does it feel like all are important. ...Read more

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Have numb big left toe knee hip back shoulder pain twitch shaking spasm in riggt side right ribcage left lower leg. 39 fatigue vertigo upperback pain?

Have numb big left toe knee hip back shoulder pain twitch shaking spasm in riggt side right ribcage left lower leg. 39 fatigue vertigo upperback pain?

Neurologist: Sounds like your symptoms will require more work up with a specialist like a neurologist. If you are having more numbness and vertigo its best to get urgently checked at the emergency room. ...Read more

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I havent hurt my leg at all. My right quad hurts really bad. The pain spasms. I can straighten my leg and walk on it. Resting my leg causes pain.

If it is only: pain at rest, then you probably do have a severe muscle spasm. If it happens a lot at night, you may have restless leg syndrome. You will need some blood tests to check for electrolyte abnormalities and dehydration. Drink lots of Pedialyte, coconut water or Gatorade to see if your cramps are relieved. ...Read more

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Back of my legs muscles are sore?

Have you been: Working out physically? If yes, then have you been stretching before ; after exercise? ...Read more

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I have lower back pain and..muscular spams at right tighy and left leg?

I have lower back pain and..muscular  spams at right tighy and left leg?

Radiculopathy: not sure how long you have the symptoms; if it is less than 6 weeks you should see your doctor for possible steroid pack ...Read more

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Can allergy shots make my leg muscles ache?

Can allergy shots make my leg muscles ache?

Allergy Shots: Allergy shots can cause some localized swelling and soreness around the site of injection (upper arms) but is likely not the cause of chronic leg muscle ache. ...Read more

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My leg muscles have been aching for a week. I can't have a decent sleep. Earlier in the week i swam in cold water. Is there a connection?. Howdo i fix

My leg muscles have been aching for a week. I can't have a decent sleep. Earlier in the week i swam in cold water. Is there a connection?. Howdo i fix

Cramps?: Muscle cramps from cold exposure can happen and if its severe enough can cause residual pain. Certain meds can cause pain like cholesterol meds. Blood clots can cause pain also. Make sure your md knows. ...Read more

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How to i help my very sore leg muscles?

Need an exam: The complaints are very vague, a visit to your doctor may allow for more interview and examination. This is the best approach to symptoms described. The differential diagnosis is too braod for achy legs. It could be mechanical , postural, nerve issues, back issues, vascular, neuromuscular, or normal reponse to extreme activities. ...Read more

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I generally have ache in my lower leg muscles since my childhood. Is it serious, by now am use to living with it.

Muscle pain: Are you flat footed. If so you should be wearing proper shoes. Poor arch support can give you referred pain to your muscles. See a pofiatrist to be evaluated for possible orthotics. ...Read more

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What makes leg muscles sore and weak?

What makes leg muscles sore and weak?

Deconditioning: Deconditioning, also called disuse atrophy (due to sedentary lifestyle and physical inactivity) is the most common cause in north america. Other causes include vascular (blockages of arteries down the leg) or spinal stenosis (tightening around spinal nerves). If not better with daily running - walking - stationary bike - rowing machine use for 6-8 weeks, have your family doc start the workup. ...Read more

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What's a fast way to take care of muscle aches on legs?

What's a fast way to take care of muscle aches on legs?

Muscle aches: Answer depends on when and why they ache. Stretches and massage can help. Microcurrent treatments for spasm can help. Hydration and magnesium can help. If those don't work, get examined, including by good physician and physical therapist. Sometimes legs ache because of back problems. ...Read more

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The muscles in the back of my leg have been sore lately. What is the cause?

The muscles in the back of my leg have been sore lately. What is the cause?

Leg pain: Need much more information e.g. Age, activity, work, athletics, male or female, pregnant, injury etc. ...Read more

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I have workout 3 days ago. And My leg muscles are very sore. How can I get them not to be painful? I have a tens unit.

I have workout 3 days ago. And My leg muscles are very sore. How can I get them not to be painful? I have a tens unit.

Overuse: worked out little hard and now have muscle stiffness as muscles recover. Exercise, esp vigorous exercise tears down the muscle fibers and then they heal bigger and stronger. But, this comes at a price of inflammation and some injury. NSAID for pain and inflammation (if no medical reason not to) GENTLE stretching to help muscle tightness. GENTLE exercise to assist blood flow to help recovery. ...Read more

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Back of my legs muscles are sore?

Have you been: Working out physically? If yes, then have you been stretching before ; after exercise? ...Read more

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How to get rid of sore leg muscles very fast?

Try: Lots of hydration, anti-inflammatory and epsom salt soaks. ...Read more

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Sore leg muscle with swelling and area purple in colour?

Sore leg muscle with swelling and area purple in colour?

A bruise or worse...: Purple color may mean a bruise or bleeding under the skin. A sore muscle can be some bleeding from broken muscle fibers inside the muscle (called a muscle strain). If a person bleeds easily, there can be a hematoma in the muscle. If there are risk factors for a blood clot in the leg, such as recent surgery, injury, taking ocp's, sitting for several hours, etc..., the E.R. Or a doctor should check. ...Read more

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VERY sore hard lumps in muscles of lower leg which become hot and very painful?

VERY sore hard lumps in muscles of lower leg which become hot and very painful?

Exam: Gt examined for musculoskeletal illness and soft tissue illnes. Have your physician check for musscle inflammation and erythema nodosum. ...Read more

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For a couple years now i've suffered from very sore inner thigh muscles. It's only on the left leg and hurts to touch. Nothing helps. Any thoughts?

For a couple years now i've suffered from very sore inner thigh muscles. It's only on the left leg and hurts to touch.  Nothing helps. Any thoughts?

Thigh pain: This could represent a muscular or tendon problem of the adductor muscle or a nerve problem involving the obturator nerve and or the L3 nerve from the back. ...Read more

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My muscles in my legs are so sore when i woke up today im 17, i did nothing abmormal yesterday or any exersize to make them sore? What is this from?

Muscle pain: Really wouldn't worry too much given your young age. If it lasts for more than a couple of days, or if other symptoms develop such as other muscles become painful, you run a fever/chills, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have red marks appearing on my legs, it feels like the muscles are aching and the skin is pulled tight. what could it be?

I have red marks appearing on my legs, it feels like the muscles are aching and the skin is pulled tight. what could it be?

Needs to be checked: It is very hard for us to tell you what the red marks on the legs are from without more information and examination.Get it checked from your doctor ...Read more

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