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Horrible sharp pain in leg. Inside of right leg. Comes and goes. Only lasts a few seconds. No other symptoms. Not swollen, not warm. Could it be dvt?

Horrible sharp pain in leg. Inside of right leg. Comes and goes. Only lasts a few seconds. No other symptoms. Not swollen, not warm. Could it be dvt?

Leg pain: The pain you describe is not typical for dvt, it sounds more like a musculoskeletal symptom. Having said that, one can't be sure what's going on from out here and it would be a safer course to see your dr. And get checked. ...Read more

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What do I do if I suddenly get a pain in leg?

What do I do if I suddenly get a pain in leg?

Depends wear it is: Worst case: pain in calf, a blood clot should always be ruled out. If not a clot, massage, icing can help. Stretching is always good.But, always beware of a clot. This is not meant to scare but rather to educate. ...Read more

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How long will pain in leg last after a marathon?

How long will pain in leg last after a marathon?

Few days: Ive run 4 full marathons i ran the most recent one - nyc in 11/10 i worked in my office the next monday am so if you are in good shape and train properly, you will be sore for a few days, but you will be able to function. ...Read more

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What can you do about a pain in leg after injury?

What can you do about a pain in leg after injury?

Depends: For general musculoskeletal pain, Ibuprofen (motrin/advil) is the standard and sometimes ice to the area may help (within the first 48 hours) but depending on your injury type might require evaluation by your physician. If you believe the injury is more than a simple muscle strain, see you doc. ...Read more

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Strange pain in leg but only when sitting cross legged ?

Strange pain in leg but only when sitting cross legged ?

Pressure neuropathy: Most likely you are putting pressure on a nerve, this is similiar to when you bump your elbow (funny bone) and you feel that strange electrical sensation. If you sit long enough in that position when you go to stand up your foot will be numb and then you will feel pins and needles..... ...Read more

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What should I do? I have pain in leg - sometimes one, sometimes both?

Need physicaltherapy: The pain in the legs is usually due to irritation of the sciatic nerve.McKenzie Exercises will most likely help. ...Read more

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Pain in leg vains and swelling painfull to the touch?

Phlebitis & others: Pain and inflammation of the leg veins is called phlebitis. When this occurs it can be painful to the touch. The worrisome condition for which you need to get checked is a blood clot (deep venous thrombosis, dvt). This can be checked with a duplex ultrasound of your leg veins to make sure there is flow that is not blocked by a clot in your vein. There are many reasons for swelling so get checked! ...Read more

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I've been takin med called duoflex for pain in leg.But pain always comes back.Is there a med I can take stronger for pain so pain will go permenantly?

Pain Pills Not Cure: I have checked several sources and cannot find the ingredients in duoflex. But in general pain med do not cure pain - they only control it while you receive treatment for the cause of the pain. You should talk to yous physician as there are many medications that have been shown to be effect in controlling the pain associated with arthritis. ...Read more

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What is the best perscription for the periformis syndrome disease.?What is something that makes me sure that I have this disease plus pain in leg.?

It depends: Piriformis syndrome is like sciatica. There is pain behind the hip in the buttocks, occasionally radiating into the lower leg. There is usually tenderness in the buttocks area along the piriformis muscle belly where it crosses the sciatic nerve. Treatment includes stretching or local steroid injection. An MRI will show if the piriformis is the source of pain or whether its something else. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to ease the pain in leg and foot?

Can you tell me how to ease the pain in leg and foot?

Depends: We would first have to figure out the etiology to know the best treatment, see an orthopedist for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is pain in leg connected to kidney infection?

Is pain in leg connected to kidney infection?

Unlikely: They are not likely to be directly related, but are separate problems. An exception would be an infection that spread to the low back (spine) and irritates the nerves to the legs. ...Read more

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Pain in leg when kneeling down, can it be a ligament problem?

Pain in leg when kneeling down, can it be a ligament problem?

Probably not: When someone kneels down the force is on the attachment point of the patellar tendon to the tibia, and to a lesser degree, the patella itself. Pain with kneeling could be irritation at the tendon attachment or possibly wear of the cartilage on the back of the patella. The treatment involves nsaids if it bothers you enough, as well as quad strengthening using a bike. ...Read more

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Could any kidney problems cause pain in leg? If so...which problems would that be?

No: Kidney problems don't tend to cause leg pain. However, while walking you may increase pain indirectly from the stress of moving. Such as someone with flank pain (pain on the side left or right of ones abdomen) from a kidney infection having more side pain from the movement of walking up or down (or jumping). In summery, at rest leg pain is not likely from any kidney issue. ...Read more

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Lower right back pain, causing slight twinge of pain in leg as well what could it be, treaments?

Nerve irritation: The back pain is likely the result of musculoskeletal strain and should improve with exercises (physical therapy) heat, massage. The twinge of pain going into the leg may be the result of some nerve root irritation either from stretch injury or compression from a bulging disc. However, this last is unlikely in a young person in the absence of injury. ...Read more

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Had pain in leg now have shoulder pain could this be PE? Recently took a long bus trip. No other risk factors

Had pain in leg now have shoulder pain could this be PE? Recently took a long bus trip. No other risk factors

Generally you can't: Unless you have a fever or swollen limb which may suggest a clot more than anything else otherwise not very specific. Some people that have a PE will have their heart race and have hard time breathing as well. I would suggest ruling out the clot first and then workup other issue afterwards. ...Read more

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I had mi a year ago and just been on long haul flight and have pain in leg from knee down which is especially bad at night ?

Might be thrombosis: You should see your doctor asap. You might have a deep venous clot or thrombosis (dvt). This is usually accompanied by pain, swelling and discoloration in the leg. Left untreated, DVT can cause lifelong complications in the leg and can lead to blood clots to the lung (pumonary embolism). These pulmonary emboli can be fatal. Please check with your doctor who can order an ultrasound test to check. ...Read more

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Does tingling or pain in leg mean sciatica?

Possibly: It depends where the sensation is coming from on the leg, where it originates from, where it travels to etc. There are many sources of leg pain. ...Read more

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How can I ease the pain in leg and foot with ice?

Apply it: Usually 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off. Careful, if it feels too cold, one could themselves frostbite. You can either wrap the ice like in a bag, or wear an article of clothing over the skin. ...Read more

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