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Dr. Thomas Kennedy
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Pain In One Leg (Overview)

Sciatica refers to pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It is caused by injury to or compression of the sciatic nerve. Sciatica is a symptom of another medical problem, not a medical condition on its own.


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What can cause pain in one lower leg when i'm dancing?

What can cause pain in one lower leg when i'm dancing?

Leg pain: You may have a simple muscle tear or strain that is more evident when you are dancing. Shin splints can also be painful on the front of the shin and may hurt more when dancing.The most serious thing would be a blood clot and that would be very tender and should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Kennedy
51 doctors shared insights

Pain In One Leg (Overview)

Sciatica refers to pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It is caused by injury to or compression of the sciatic nerve. Sciatica is a symptom of another medical problem, not a medical condition on its own.


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Living with Ongoing Pain (Tip)

Living with Ongoing Pain

There is a specialty for pain management. ...See more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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What should I do? I have pain in leg - sometimes one, sometimes both?

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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Hip spur on X-ray 2008 pain in leg & groin has now started what's the best treatment ?

Hip spur on X-ray 2008 pain in leg & groin has now started what's the best treatment ?

Arthritis?: Arthritis in the hip joint can cause pain in the hip and groin. You need new X-rays. If the arthritis is severe and interfering with your activities, you may need a hip replacement. It's also possible you may have strained a groin muscle. A doctor can tell you which it is. Good luck! ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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How do you get rid of persistent swelling in one leg with the other leg being ok?

How do you get rid of persistent swelling in one leg with the other leg being ok?

Compression stocking: Unilateral leg swelling can have several etiologies all of which are initially treated with a firm compression stocking during the day and off at night. Start with a 20-30mmhg gradient stocking and increase to 30-40 stocking if there is still swelling. ...Read more

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How to prevent or stop these sudden painful leg cramps?

How to prevent or stop these sudden painful leg cramps?

Fluids.: Make sure that you have a full amount of water in your system. You can also drink gatorade, for electrolyte replacement, and, stretch the affected muscles. Hopefully, that will do the trick for you. ...Read more