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Pain In Calves Of Legs Causes
Part of leg between calves and ankles appears a little swollen. Can standing all day cause this? Something else causing it?
I have pain from my neck, all the way down my back, into my buttocks and down my leg right to my calves. What could cause this?
Multifactorial: Sometimes it is simply positioning. If it only happens during certain activities (sitting a certain way) it is probably blood flow or nerve positioning related. If it is happening more and more and becoming progressive it could an early sign of a neurological disease process. See your regular doctor to help delineate this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Leg weakness: There are so many causes, it would be helpful for us if you could narrow it down a bit. Is it both legs, was it sudden or gradual, do the legs hurt, do you have back pain? Vascular disease can cause weak legs by reducing blood flow, and a stroke can also cause weakness. Spinal problems like bulging discs or spinal stenosis (narrowing) can do it. Anemia and thyroid disease can also do it. ...Read more
Unlikely: It is unlikely that the pain down your legs are related, as the gallbladder is in the abdomen, and the symptoms of gallbladder problems are generally gastrointestinal, such as vomiting, pain, and nausea. ...Read more
Itch on legs: Dry skin and eczema are probably the most common reasons why legs would itch. Leg swelling and varicose veins. There are a number of itchy rashes that can affect the skin of the legs. I would recommend trying a fragrance-free, dye-free moisturizing cream to see if the condition improves. If it does not, please see your dermatologist for a more definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Many problems can cause leg pain:
consider discussing with your family doctor first as many chronic illnesses can cause leg pain (i.e. Poor circulation, diabetes, lumbar spinal disc disease/spinal stenosis, etc.) testing nerve function, blood flow, examining the skin for infections, etc can also help determine the appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more
Muscle cramping: Knots in the calves are usually caused by muscle cramping which may be tight to begin with. Preventive measures include stretching and ensuring that you are not deficient in calcium, magnesium or potassium. Discuss this with your physician if frequent muscle cramping persists. ...Read more
Many things: Varicose veins with chronic venous insufficiency, superficial thrombophlebitis, deep venous thrombosis, lymphedema, knee, hip, and/or ankle arthritis that prevents normal ambulation, obesity, prolonged standing, liver or kidney trouble, hypothyroidism, abnormal protein levels, all kinds of heart conditions that cause heart failure, the list is long and this doesn't cover everything by any means. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Leg swelling.: There are many reasons to have leg swelling and it can involve one or both legs. This swelling can be due to underlying medical problems such as heart, lung, liver or kidney disease or it could be due to other problems such as lymphedema, venous insufficiency or venous clots. Infections and trauma can also lead to leg swelling. If you have swelling you should start with a leg venous ultrasound. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer