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I bent down and now IV a sore back even sore wen I walk and use my left leg what is this?

I bent down and now IV a sore back even sore wen I walk and use my left leg what is this?

Acute low back pain: Age is the most useful screening factor in low back pain. At your age without any prior history of lbp, most probably musculoskeletal/mechanical in nature. Keep moving without heavy lifting, spinal manipulation, massage therapy, Naproxen 500mg twice a day with meals with a muscle relaxant for 3 days. If no improvement in 2 w, a more in depth neurological exam to r/o a radiculopathy is indicated. ...Read more

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Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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Pain on left leg from top of knee to my buttock can't walk well I'm limping and hurts when I bent down?

Pain on left leg from top of knee to my buttock can't walk well I'm limping and hurts when I bent down?

May be from spine: Umay be coming from spine and I will advice to get it checked by yor doctor ...Read more

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Experiencing severe pain at left outer/upper thigh progressing down left leg making it hard to walk and increases with cold compresses. Any advice?

Experiencing severe pain at left outer/upper thigh progressing down left leg making it hard to walk and increases with cold compresses. Any advice?

Yes: Sounds like an injury to lateral femoral cutaneous nerve called meralgia parasthetica. Neurontin (gabapentin) is very helpful drug for this condition. ...Read more

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G1 anterolisthesis L5 on s1. Left leg very painful and difficult to walk on. Pain radiates down to ankle. Safe to use crutches until pain subsides?

Crutches OK: It would be safe to use crutches. However, crutches can cause soreness and skin breakdown in the armpits. Occasionally irritation of nerves to the arms can occur. If you are developing problems consult you primary doctor. Additionally, if the leg pain is not getting better within 6-8 weeks consult your doctor for an opinion from a spine specialist. ...Read more

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About 3 miles into my 5 mile walk, I have pain in the back of my left leg like behind my knee and down the calf, this has been going on for a month?

About 3 miles into my 5 mile walk, I have pain in the back of my left leg like behind my knee and down the calf, this has been going on for a month?

Knee & leg pain: You MAY have a structural issue going on w/your knee. Please see your doc. He she/may refer you to a specialist or suggest physical therapy or medication. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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It started saturday on my left leg it hurts when I walk and hurts when I move it while sitting and laying down. Also my left arm hurts and feels weak.

It started saturday on my left leg it hurts when I walk and hurts when I move it while sitting and laying down. Also my left arm hurts and feels weak.

Could be: Deep vein thrombophlebitis in your leg, so you should see a doctor immediately, especially if you have risk factors. If your symptoms are in both arm and leg on same side, it could be a stroke. ...Read more

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I was wondering what I should do since saturday my left arm hurts and feels weak and my left leg hurts when I walk and when I move it while laying and sitting down.

I was wondering what I should do since saturday my left arm hurts and feels weak and my left leg hurts when I walk and when I move it while laying and sitting down.

See a clinic: Were you injured? Quite odd for an arm and leg to start hurting without any injury. You need to be examined to see what is causing this and make sure it's not something very serious. If you have any neck or back pain do so without delay. ...Read more

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Should I see a doctor for left leg behind knee pain I can barely walk on it and if I sit down to long for more than 5 min it is really bad for me?

Should I see a doctor for left leg behind knee pain I can barely walk on it and if I sit down to long for more than 5 min it is really bad for me?

Posterior knee pain: Yes, see orthopedic surgeon. Consider arthritis, gastroc soleus strain, popliteal cyst, referred sciatic pain, and rule out a blood clot with venous doppler. ...Read more

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My left leg swells down to my feet when I stand and walk it goes down once I ldown and elivate it I have checked my heart ad kidney and it came back o?

My left leg swells down to my feet when I stand and walk it goes down once I ldown and elivate it I have checked my heart ad kidney and it came back o?

Sluggish return.....: It sounds as though you need to have the veins on your leg evaluated for valve problems. While they're at it, a check for inflammation of the veins might be in order. ...Read more

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Vibrating in left foot. I have spondylosis and a bulging disc. Pain from my back goes down my left leg. Somedays I cant walk or move?

Vibrating in left foot. I have spondylosis and a bulging disc. Pain from my back goes down my left leg. Somedays I cant walk or move?

I'm not sure what: The question is. The starting point would be bed rest for a couple of days then physical therapy. If EMG confirms muscle loss in the leg you should consider surgery. I would start the therapy before surgery however to improve your chance of a good outcome. ...Read more

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Left leg pain moves from ankle to chalf and back of thigh hurts when sitting down and hurts to walk some when walk more pain goes away I think I twisted it why its hurting no swelling no redness?

Flexibility Issue: There are 2 reasonably unique muscles in the lower body- the hamstrings and calves (gastrocnemius). What makes them unique is that these two muscles cross 2 major joints, which makes them hard to keep stretched out. When we sit, these 2 muscles tighten. Then, when we stand to walk, we are too tight to be comfortably upright. You have got to stay loose throughout the day. Stretch 3-5x each day. ...Read more

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Left leg below the knee down to the foot hurts and has some swelling. And my hands have swelling too after my husband and I took a walk.?

Left leg below the knee down to the foot hurts and has some swelling. And my hands have swelling too after my husband and I took a walk.?

Multiple causes: Sqelling in leg associated with pain is always important in a lady. You should be checked for blood clots on the leg. Venous insufficiency is another common but benign cause. See your pcp urgently. ...Read more

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Pain in hip (butt) on left side. Pain radiates down the left leg all the to the foot. Hurts to sit, walk, only on left side. Is this a blood clot?

Pain in hip (butt) on left side. Pain radiates down the left leg all the to the foot. Hurts to sit, walk, only on left side. Is this a blood clot?

Sciatica?: Is there any swelling in the limb? It sounds like sciatica, pinched nerve in the back, probably not a blood clot. You would need a venous dopper to rule that out ...Read more

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6 oper lumber region for dam discs and also disc implant. 6 and 7 disc in neck fused and cage inserted.2 Stints in left leg. When walk my legs give up?

6 oper lumber region for dam discs and also disc implant. 6 and 7 disc in neck fused and cage inserted.2 Stints in left leg. When walk my legs give up?

Continue your PT: Continue your physical therapy. since that should help you to see how far you can improve. Do continue your hard work, and discuss plans with your physician. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Tingling in left leg after long walk I'm 49 started last year only when walk alot?

Leg tingling: Two things to look for here would be circulation problem with artery blockage or a likely nerve impingement caused by spinal stenosis or a bulging disc pressing on a nerve root at the lower spinal area. Your physician can check for artery blockage and then order a neurology consultation or an MRI of your lumbar spine depending upon his/her findings after a history and physical examination. ...Read more

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Basically, my left leg hurts really bad, I can hardly walk on it and I'm wondering if I should get crutches for it? I'm not sure.

Basically, my left leg hurts really bad, I can hardly walk on it and I'm wondering if I should get crutches for it? I'm not sure.

Sure: You can get crutches so you don't have to try and bear weight on the limb. But I would also recommend seeing a doctor to find out why you have such severe leg pain. Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) will also help in the interim with pain until you can see the doctor. ...Read more

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My grandmother can not feel her left leg, she says there is no pain. But she can not lift it or walk on it, she does not know what can be causing this. It has been almost a week since the numbness.?

My grandmother can not feel her left leg, she says there is no pain. But she can not lift it or walk on it, she does not know what can be causing this. It has been almost a week since the numbness.?

? stroke: If slowly progressive, it could represent spinal cord compression, especially in the neck. On occasion, problems develop in the lower spinal cord in the lumbar region. If sudden, this may have been a stroke. She needs medical care asap. This is not an item to delay. ...Read more

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Left leg swollen and painful, hurts to walk?

Left leg swollen and painful, hurts to walk?

Strain: If you are active and no real warm up activity before strenous lifting or exercise, this is likely a minor tear at the myotendinous junction of the muscle in your leg. ...Read more

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My two-year-old son is acting like it's hard to walk on his left leg?

My two-year-old son is acting like it's hard to walk on his left leg?

Get checked: Most kids are healthy and it is likely this will go away on its own, however, children need extra attention because they cannot clearly express what they are experiencing. You really need to get this evaluated in person. Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your child's health care provider sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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I landed on my tailbone and now it hurts my left leg when I walk is it broken?

Tailbone: It could be broken or you could have damaged a disc in your back which can cause the leg pain. Suggest an initial X-ray and orthopedic evaluation then possible mri ...Read more

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I'm a 40 yr. Old female with swelling and pain in my left leg, and it hurts to walk. Not on any medication.?

I'm a 40 yr. Old female with swelling and pain in my left leg, and it hurts to walk. Not on any medication.?

Muscle strain: Could also be arthritic joint if the swelling is near the near or ankle or deep vein thrombosis which would need treatment if the pain is above the knee. ...Read more

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Ill get a heavy feeling in my upper left leg. Only occurs at rest. I can walk/run miles with no issues. Comes for about a week then gone about a week?

Ill get a heavy feeling in my upper left leg. Only occurs at rest. I can walk/run miles with no issues. Comes for about a week then gone about a week?

Heavy in LU leg: May be piriformis syndrome which is compression of sciatic nerve by piriformis muscle in the buttocks. Relieved by walking stretching. May be GI constipation, with radiation to leg from pressure. May be intermittent hernia. Would check xray of left leg r/o lesion and assess if could be constipation or hernia or pirifirmins syndrome f/u w/ doc. ...Read more

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I've had a bump on my lower left back for a few months and is NOT visible I recently started getting pain when I walk on my left leg do you what it is?

Back bump/leg pain: Likely bump could be a ganglion cyst which develops in joint or tendon sheath from repetitive stress.usually resolves or lipoma/ (neuro)fibroma/ adenoma (non-cancer), . The leg pain could be the cysts effects or like sciatica, synovial cysts, herniated discs (young for that). plantar faciitis, rarely the leg pain could also be avascular necrosis, diagnosed by triple phase bone scan f/u w/MD ...Read more