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Unexplained Muscle Soreness In Legs
Petechiae sorethroat, had headaches but gone now, still have some joint pain and muscle soreness in legs sometimes muscle weakness arms. Is it mono?
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
I have had muscle soreness for about two months in my right arm and leg, that feels like I have just literally worked out even though I haven't.
Talk to your doctor: Given the length of time you have had the soreness, I would recommend going to see your local doctor to be evaluated. It is unusual to have pain that persists that long. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more
I'm taking warfarin 4 mg (7 yrs) as a result of having 2 PEs. I've noticed over that time increasing muscle soreness in my legs. Is this Normal?
Unlikely: To be due to the Coumadin (warfarin), (warfarin) but that being said Coumadin (warfarin) tends to have drug to drug interactions with a lot of meds. Best to go over your meds with your doc. Hope that help. ...Read more
I'm concerned that I might have gallbladder issues, possibly gallstones. Can stones cause muscle soreness in the backs of the legs & in the forearms?
Hi Doctor, I have recently started exercising and I'm overweight. However, I have pain in all whole legs. It's muscle soreness I believe. Please help!
Aspirin, warms up: The reason most likely is because your musculature is not trained. You should start gradually and warm up before the actual exercise. Overworking untrained body may lead to serious trauma. Aspirin will help the pain do not use it constantly. The exact cause for the pain is anaerobic glycolysis and excessive accumulation of lactic acid. ...Read more
Past 3 weeks I've had sore legs and feet. Most painful in the morning. It feels like stepping on needles. Aching muscles in the legs and feet all day.?
Could be muscle, jo: This could be muscles, joints, etc. You need to see your physician and be referred to a rheumatologist. I can't tell from what you have told us teh characerization of your pain. Is there swelling? Are the joints swollen? ...Read more
I am currently having severe leg cramps, all over muscle soreness and having headaches and dizziness.?
Began as a abrasion feeling but no injury or bug bite. Next day feeling localized muscle soreness, 2 days later leg is sore down to ankle. Ideas?
Infection: You may have developed an underlying infection to the area of abrasion that is now spreading. You should see your doctor right away. ...Read more
Sore muscle on the outside of right leg from about the ankle to halfway up towards my knee. Lots of plyometric activity. Jumping/runing. What to do?
Last 5-6 months, I'm a 65 year old male suffering tiredness & very sleepy after 2-3hrs work also muscle soreness in shoulders & legs, stopped statins?
Anemia: Fatigue can be due to low iron in the blood, medications, weight, heart and lung problems or sleep deprivation. Most likely its anemia or sleep apnea. Do you snore? Have blood in the stools, poor nutrition? A simple blood test will detect anemia. Use a small recording device and record your sleep. If you awake gasping or loud snoring, your tiredness could be not enough sleep. ...Read more
Muscle soreness started in morning progresively in legs arms back. Didn't do anything different. Feel tired. Flu or else (flu shot 3 weeks ago)?
Electrolyte: A viral or electrolyte anomaly can cause. ...Read more
I do horseback riding and squats. I get pain in my thighs down into my legs, my shoulders, arms, neck, and lower back. How can I ease muscle soreness?
My Sister is experiencing aching muscles on her legs. She walks a little bit and it starts to pain just below the butt and downwards about a week now?
I have muscle soreness in my back thigh since 5 days without improvement, I still can use the muscle but feeling discomfort?
See PCP.: Muscle soreness in the back thigh can be caused by overuse, exercise, or trauma. Since it has been 5 days, warm compresses can help, soaking in a hot tub and even light massage. Some people swear by counterirritants like bengay. Nsaids like ibuprofen, aspirin, or naprosyn (naproxen) may help also. If still sore, see your pcp. ...Read more
Yes, it can cause: Many different kinds of pain, however, you should first consult with a physician to find out if there is something physical causing the pain which needs to be treated medically before assuming that it is simply stress related. Once the physical issues have been either treated or ruled out, consider psychotherapy and learning stress reduction techniques (relaxation, hypnosis, meditation) to help. ...Read more
Swelling, history: Calf pain/soreness itself fortunately does not raise concern for a blood clot. Significant swelling of 1 leg but not the other especially in the context of recent immobilization (long flight, injury requiring hospitalization/bedrest) or surgery would suggest a risk of a blood clot in the veins of the leg. History of a clotting disorder or cancer also contributes to suspicion. ...Read more
I have a sore muscle in the front of and side of thigh above my knee with sensitive skin which feels sensitive when my clothes rub/to the cold?
? Shingles: If the symptoms are only on one side of the body and if you had chicken pox as a child, it suggests shingles. If you develop a rash or vesicles on the skin, that would be diagnostic of shingles. It would be prudent to consult a doctor if the symptoms do not subside in a day or so. ...Read more
Should I be worried about delayed onset of muscle soreness after doing squats? I am recovering from a fractured thigh.
Not at all: I commend you for your efforts. As you increase your intensity of therapy, it is normal to have delayed muscle soreness. This should be short lived and respond with a period of rest, nsaid's, and perhaps moist heat. If you have pain with daily activities such as walking, it might indicate too much stress or strain on the fracture site. A day off from exercise should alleviate the muscle pain. ...Read more
Has gental herpes, has this joint paint in the knees and aching muscles mostly on legs. Is it a common symptoms for gental herpes?
I have a sore muscle in my thigh above my knee. It is tender to the touch & sore when walking. Aches at times when sitting. Any concern of blood clot?
Probably not: Blood clots usually form in the deep vessels of the leg. They can cause pain behind the knee and they often cause leg and ankle swelling. It sounds like you have a muscle strain, not a blood clot. Birth control pills do increase the risk for blood clots so it is important to stay active and not smoke. If you have swelling in one leg/ankle then it is a good idea to see a doctor. ...Read more
I am experiencing aching muscles, balance problems, leg pain, knee pain, lower leg pain, heel pain and foot weakness. The following also describe. ..
I am experiencing sciatica, low back pain, aching muscles, buttock itch, leg pain, knee pain, popping or snapping sound from joint, knee pop and legs?
A lot going on: Will need to take one issue at a time the back and radiation to buttock may be one issue. This is separate from the knees and the itching. See your doctor and discuss one issue at a time calzone need to give a good history ...Read more
How to treat aching muscles on my thigh. Muscles along my right thigh have been bit numb and aching since I have given birth vaginally to my son, abou?
Meralgia paresthetic: A correct answer would require a lot more history about you and how long you have been suffering this problem. The area you describe might or might not be "meralgia paresthetica", caused by pinching the nerve that flows under the groin tendon. It is compressed during pregancy (and in men with big bellies). Treatment is first decreasing the size of the belly--which you have done! Congratulations! ...Read more
Deconditioning: Deconditioning, also called disuse atrophy (due to sedentary lifestyle and physical inactivity) is the most common cause in north america. Other causes include vascular (blockages of arteries down the leg) or spinal stenosis (tightening around spinal nerves). If not better with daily running - walking - stationary bike - rowing machine use for 6-8 weeks, have your family doc start the workup. ...Read more
Does masturbation after a soccer game or such a workout when leg muscles are sore and growing have a negative impact?
I have burning muscle in my leg. I know what sore muscles feel like, and this is different. What could it be, what to do?
Need an exam: The complaints are very vague, a visit to your doctor may allow for more interview and examination. This is the best approach to symptoms described. The differential diagnosis is too braod for achy legs. It could be mechanical, postural, nerve issues, back issues, vascular, neuromuscular, or normal reponse to extreme activities. ...Read more
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