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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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Swelling on thigh front, 5 inch diameter. Not movable. Slight pain when poked. Not extremely prominent. Just wondering what it could be and if I should get it checked out. Doesn't bother me when I walk. Noticed it about 2 weeks ago. It would hurt prominen

Swelling on thigh front, 5 inch diameter. Not movable. Slight pain when poked. Not extremely prominent. Just wondering what it could be and if I should get it checked out. Doesn't bother me when I walk. Noticed it about 2 weeks ago. It would hurt prominen

See a physican: Two more common conditions causing swelling in the anterior thigh would be a bruise (contusion) to the area or an infection (cellulitis) of the skin. Assuming you didn't bruise yourself, your description doesn't sound like either of them. It would be unlikely to be anything serious, but you should have the area examined by a physician. ...Read more

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I've been plagued by sharp burning pain in the front upper part of my right thigh it comes and goes randomly while walking, laying down, or sitting.?

I've been plagued by sharp burning pain in the front upper part of my right thigh it comes and goes randomly while walking, laying down, or sitting.?

Pinched nerve: This pain is often seen in patient with l3, L4 radiculopathy (pinched nerve in the spine) or a femoral nerve lesion (this nerve comes out from groin area and covers front part of the thigh). A neurologist can sort this out. ...Read more

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I pulled a muscle in my lower back on Monday. Now I have pain radiating down my front left thigh. Standing and walking are unbearable. What can I do?

I pulled a muscle in my lower back on Monday. Now I have pain radiating down my front left thigh. Standing and walking are unbearable. What can I do?

Mri: This sounds more like disc related pain. Get an MRI.
the front of the thigh suggests L4 nerve root impingement. Does the pain make it to the big toe?
the front of the thigh pain can also be from a superficial nerve root that is being effected. Policemen and others who wear big belts sometimes get this due to impingement on the lateral femoral nerve.

Is there hip pain? Calf Pain? foot pain? ...Read more

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I'm 41 having pain like bruises on the front of my thighs and I can't hardly walk sometimes BC of the pain in my butt cheek what is this?

Sounds serious: Impossible to diagnose in this way, but you may well have a disc problem that is causing both these pains. If you are having difficulty walking it is serious and you really need to be examined to get a diagnosis. If there is any problem with feeling in your feet or legs, or difficulty urinating then it is a true emergency. Otherwise any primary care clinic could begin the workup. Good luck! ...Read more

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Having weakness in my legs after walking or standing long. Seems to be a burning sensation on my front thighs, back calfs. What cause?

Having weakness in my legs after walking or standing long. Seems to be a burning sensation on my front thighs, back calfs. What cause?

? Lumbar stenosis: Weakness or pain and neuropathic pain in the legs with walking can be of vascular origin or a result of spinal cord irritation by arthritic changes in the spine. If it is vascular it is called claudication. If spinal it is called neurogenic claudication. In any case you are of an age where a workup is warranted. ...Read more

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I feel tingly pain I'm my thigh when sitting and in bed. Feels better to stretch and walk. Also throbbing on upper thigh (front) and knee on left leg.

I feel tingly pain I'm my thigh when sitting and in bed. Feels better to stretch and walk. Also throbbing on upper thigh (front) and knee on left leg.

Muscles: A late teenager with aches and pains in the legs and knees should evaluate his level of physical activity and whether too much was pursued too soon. Exercise and sports should be undertaken as gradually increased activity within a stepped up program; to allow the soft tissues to gradually adjust and strengthen. If problem persists, a doctor's evaluation is in order. ...Read more

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My lower thigh has been tender to touch for few days. Mainly in the front. No pain but a little achy at times. I don't notice any swelling Or redness. Can walk fine. I have been using an elliptical for the past month tho. What could it be? Dvt?

My lower thigh has been tender to touch for few days. Mainly in the front. No pain but a little achy at times. I don't notice any swelling Or redness. Can walk fine. I have been using an elliptical for the past month tho. What could it be? Dvt?

Not likely: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. If it does not improve in a couple of weeks, it would be prudent to see your doctor.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Shooting pain from knee to upper front thigh on the right to groin, no swelling but Hurts worse when walking very nervous. .. Help?

Shooting pain from knee to upper front thigh on the right to groin, no swelling but Hurts worse when walking very nervous. .. Help?

A few toughts to cla: We think of muscle, nerve or hip or knee joint or even hernia. This will be best decided by you examination by your physician. I woud suggest these areas to evaluate. ...Read more

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My son fell hard in s basketball game and now is saying the front of his leg below the knee and around the calf is very painful can walk but with pain?

My son fell hard in s basketball game and now is saying the front of his leg below the knee and around the calf is very painful can walk but with pain?

Depend on the fall: You could be dealing with swelling related to the injury. It depends on how he fell and what he hit. If this doesn't respond fairly quickly to rice (rest, ice, compression, elevation) and simple analgesics I recommend that you call his doctor. ...Read more

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Hip pain that runs down the front of the leg especially when walking?

Hip pain that runs down the front of the leg especially when walking?

Consult your doctor: It could possibly be from a lumbar spinal condition -- like a "pinched nerve"-- your doctor will have to examine you to rule this out. A few other things could cause your complaint. ...Read more

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I slipped and did the splits, my right leg straight in front and left leg straight back. It was a full split. L hip painful throughout to sit and walk?

You probably: Pulled some muscles, especially at 45unless you are a gymnist! You will probably benefit from physical therapy so a call to your doc for an order would be needed in most cases. In the meantime use an antinflammatory like Ibuprofen 800mg 3 times a day with food to see if it gets better. You might end up needing an orthopedic evaluation. Hope it feels better. That was quite a slip! ...Read more

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Hi, I keep getting a cramp in my left calf when I walk for approx 10 mins and have to stop, the pain is also to the front of my lower left leg?

Hi, I keep getting a cramp in my left calf when I walk for approx 10 mins and have to stop, the pain is also to the front of my lower left leg?

Claudication et. Al.: The symptoms seem straight forward and can either be of a minor, medium or serious problem. Not knowing your age, vascular and general health levels, it is impossible to pin the true issue down. A simple evaluation could easily separate the potential causes of your cramping and pain. ...Read more

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Low back, hip, and front leg pain for two days. Diclofenac and flex rail not hep. Walking like one hip is higher and stretching hurts. Thoughts?

Injury?: Most musculoskeletal problems resolve in time and relative rest. If your pain is affecting your ability to work or perform daily activities then go see your doc. A stronger anti-inflammatory or other meds may be helpful during your body's natural healing process. Physical therapy is also a good first treatment option. ...Read more

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Pain in left leg in front between ankle and knee cap. Started this morning 7am and hasn't gone away. 5pm now. Causing me to walk with a limp.

Pain in left leg in front between ankle and knee cap. Started this morning 7am and hasn't gone away. 5pm now. Causing me to walk with a limp.

Rest: This kind of pain has many possible causes, but is probably from running or sports. Shin splints are common. Usually it will get better with rest, ice, elevation, and wrapping your leg with an ace wrap. Make sure to wear cushioned arch supports in your shoes when you are active in sports or running. ...Read more

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This morning I had a cramp in the front of my upper left leg. It is still sore to the touch and when walking. Is it normal to still be sore?

This morning I had a cramp in the front of my upper left leg. It is still sore to the touch and when walking. Is it normal to still be sore?

Varies: It varies somewhat, for example, did you run or work out or have another reason for it to be sore? Possible causes can include irritation of the muscles or tendons in that part if the leg or even a sciatica from the back. Don't hesitate to be seen for it. ...Read more

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Front lower leg just above the ankle was sore this morning and now 10 hours later it hurts to touch, walk on and is swelling. Could it be a clot?

Front lower leg just above the ankle was sore this morning and now 10 hours later it hurts to touch, walk on and is swelling. Could it be a clot?

Technically,: It could be but it is not a common place to get one. Gout is another possibility. I would see a doctor if the pain is that bad. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in the front do my leg like before the calf it only happens when I run or jump never walking. It started after I broke my ankle.?

Shin splints: This could be shin splints. Try stretching out your calf muscles a few times daily and see if it is relieved. If not, have it checked. ...Read more

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Pain in lower leg near ankle in muscles on outside and front of lower leg when walking. Esp on hard surfaces (vs. Grass/carpet). How can I reduce pain?

Pain in lower leg near ankle in muscles on outside and front of lower leg when walking. Esp on hard surfaces (vs. Grass/carpet). How can I reduce pain?

Better foot control: May have tendinitis or capsulitis. These are inflammatory problems that are usually secondary to overuse and foot function. Icing daily, antiinflammatories, rest (no weight bearing fitness activity), good shoes and support. Improving foot function with the right shoe and support can help improve problems and reduce the chance of an overuse injury in the future. Have your problem evaluated. Dr l. ...Read more

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I have leg pain twice a week ish from knee down walking doesn't help or resting im 28 male its a dull ache from knee down mainly on the front and both legs?

Depends on Cause: There are many causes of leg pain. It could be something as simple as your foot wear. L if you run on a regular basis and suddenly increased your training it could be anything from shin splints to stress fractures. Muscular strains/overuse can cause this-may need to stretch more. Are you on your feet all day? Foot wear and the surface you work on could result in cumulative stress. Get it checked. ...Read more

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Sharp L hip pain front/back and inside of leg- movement, standing & walking- constant aching when resting, started 15hrs ago. Cracked 3 times since.?

Physical exam: It would be best to have a physical exam done in person so you can have a full exam musculoskeletal evaluation and imaging if necessary. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pain on left side hip from front and back of leg travels to foot hard to walk very painful if sciatica is it bound to get hip pain and on both legs?

Pain on left side hip from front and back of leg travels to foot hard to walk very painful if sciatica is it bound to get hip pain and on both legs?

Rarely: Usually sciatica stays on one side, occasionally can affect both sides, but if I were you, I would see a specialist, perhaps a urologist to determine the cause of your sciatica. That will give you a better answer as to what is going to happen. ...Read more

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28 yrs& having pain from below the knee to toes & bottom of foot. Toes & foot feels numb & it hurts to put weight on it and walk. Front of leg swollen?

With any: Unusual pain, swelling and numbness in the leg and foot it is highly recommended that you get seen in person by your doctor as soon as possible. You will likely need some lab work done and possibly an xray. Most important is to get a proper history and physical which will give an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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When I walk for some time my thighs feel itchy?

When I walk for some time my thighs feel itchy?

Itchy thighs: Not quite sure what this is, ...maybe you are getting a heat rash if you sweat a lot when walking too much, or the blood is pumping more to your muscles to give them the oxygen they crave, and your skin on your thighs is itching from not getting the oxygen if it used to getting. ...Read more