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Upper right abdominal pain when walking?

Upper right abdominal pain when walking?

Keep walking: When people exercise cramps are a common compliant. Usually a short period of rest relieves the pain. If it does not then see your doctor. Most of the time walking get the heart rate up and this increases blood flow to the body. Make sure you don't walk right after eating. Let the food digest. Note when you get the pain after the walk. Stay hydrated. If pain persists after walk see doctor. ...Read more

Upper Leg Pain (Definition)

Before answering this question, it would be better to define what exactly is meant by the term "upper leg". Orthopaedic surgeons (and others) typically use the term "thigh" to mean the area between the hip and the knee. They use the term "leg" to mean the area between the knee and the ankle. Thus, it is important to specify whether we are discussing pain just below the hip or ...Read more


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Slight pain in upper inner left leg when lifting it.

Muscle pain: Most likely muscle strain adductor muscles heat rest antiinflammatories like Motrin if persists beyond a few days of change in sx seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Pain in lower right back above buttocks. Travels down leg. Knee pain shooting down leg when crossing legs. No knee swelling, full weight bearing.

Pain in lower right back above buttocks. Travels down leg. Knee pain shooting down leg when crossing legs. No knee swelling, full weight bearing.

Sciatica: It is very likely you have sciatica. The sciatic nerve can be irritated with by many things. Recommend NSAIDs, exercise and ab strengthening. Sleep and sit on hard NOT soft surfaces. If not better definitive treatment is medrol dose pak and/or PT. ...Read more

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Left outer thigh pain when resting?

Left outer thigh pain when resting?

See below: Maybe trochanteric bursitis you can google it and see some of the conservative treatments recommended . Seeking out an orthopedic surgeon for further evaluation . Usually rest , anti-inflammatory , physical therapy is helpful. ...Read more

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Tenderness in upper outer right calf. Pain intensifies when getting up after sitting for a while. Pain from hip to knee when stretching opposite leg.

Tenderness in upper outer right calf. Pain intensifies when getting up after sitting for a while. Pain from hip to knee when stretching opposite leg.

Lumbar disk?: An s-1 nerve root irritation will cause this type of symptom pattern. Stretching the opposite side pulls the nerve root towards that side, also theother side also pulled 2 that side. If is trapped or irritated & not able 2 move it let's u kno. This is radicular pain & is referred to the area it innervates. This is what causes pain in the opposite leg. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing a sharp, gripping pain in my upper thigh. Rest relieves the pain, but when I walk the pain shoots across my upper thigh.

Thigh pain: Such Sharp pain in the upper thigh may be due to a nerve impingement in the groin. Another possibility is a hernia which can be barely noticeable. If this discomfort continues it's recommended that you be examined by a physician and,if advisable, he/she will refer you to a specialist for diagnosis and treatment depending on their findings. ...Read more

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Pain in lower left leg while walking?

Pain in lower left leg while walking?

Area of pain: often details the reason. Knee, ankle pain would obviously imply a joint problem. Pain/fatigue in the calves that increases with increasing exercise implies a circulatory problem. Pain with swelling in one lower leg is actually an emergency since the circulatory problem can be a blood clot that could come loose and go to the lung. This would be pain ALL the Time and generally a LOT of swelling. ...Read more

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Sharp severe pain in left knee. Pain occurs when bending or lifting leg, when going down stairs, and when pressing quad-edge of kneecap.

Sharp severe pain in left knee. Pain occurs when bending or lifting leg, when going down stairs, and when pressing quad-edge of kneecap.

Protection!: You know the joke "Doc, it hurts when I do this." and Doc says "Don't do that! Well, for now try not to do those things. Also use a good knee brace to protect/imobolize the knee until you can see a doctor for an exam. Rest will help whatever it is to stop further irritation damage. Knees can be unforgiving, so treat them w/ gentle care. Best! ...Read more

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Pain in left buttock traveling slowly down the backside left leg. Sometimes sharp pain and sometimes numbness while sitting. Better when I'm walking?

Pain in left buttock traveling slowly down the backside left leg. Sometimes sharp pain and sometimes numbness while sitting.  Better when I'm walking?

Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, i would consider an evaluation by a pain/spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Experiencing frontal leg pain above the ankle/lower shin area when going jogging/walks?!

Experiencing frontal leg pain above the ankle/lower shin area when going jogging/walks?!

Shin splints. u-: -need 2 back off jogging. Ice, NSAIDS & modify Ur activity . Cross train, swimming & the like. Don't start jogging until completely asymptomatic. If can't shake it C a fellowship trained sports med orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Lower back pain on left side with pain radiating down thigh to front of knee.Muscle above knee twitches. Feels better when i lay down.

Lower back pain on left side with pain radiating down thigh to front of knee.Muscle above knee twitches. Feels better when i lay down.

Check spine: May be from L3 level of the lumbar spine from herniated disc, bulging disc, osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis. Symptoms include localized pain or pain that travels to the inner thigh anteriorly to middle of the leg. Tingling, numbness or muscle weakness might also be experienced.Mr examination would define etiology of pain. Can see neurologist, neurosurgeon or orthopedic physician. ...Read more

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Throbbing bilateral hip pain. Outer hips, goes down outer side thighs and wraps around into buttocks. Lying supine hurts hips. Sitting hurts, too. Why?

Lower back: Pain is that distribution suggest a lumbar spine rather than a hip issue. Doc may suggest to you that it is a trochanteric bursitis but more like it is referred pain from the back. ...Read more

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Burning pain above heel. Swelling beneath outer ankle. Pain increases when walkin especially on incomes or stairs. Heaviness and leg weakness to hip?

Burning pain above heel. Swelling beneath outer ankle. Pain increases when walkin especially on incomes or stairs. Heaviness and leg weakness to hip?

Problems linked?: Heaviness of the leg and hip weakness may be due to a back problem (L 3-4). This would not cause pain in the ankle (local process if there truly is some swelling) I would have the muscle CPK checked (on statin drug) the weakness in the legs is typically symmetrical if due to statin drugs but can be noticed on one side initially. If these problems persist you will need to be examined. ...Read more

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Burning pain in right groin when sitting or lying down. Rest of hip and leg aches some when sitting.Less pain when standing walking. Pregnant. Causes?

Unlikely Hip: Typical hip pain that stems from arthritis is usually not described as "burning". However, nerve pain, (called neuropathy) is commonly described by patients as burning, tingling, electrical. The location of your pain in the groin is similar to where hip joint pain would be felt, but your description of the pain gives me the sense that this is a nerve. Arthritis also has stiffness involved. ...Read more

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Husbands left side of lower back hurts when he walks, when laying down flexing right leg sends a sharp pain. Some swelling, herniated disk?

Husbands left side of lower back hurts when he walks, when laying down flexing right leg sends a sharp pain. Some swelling, herniated disk?

Cross SLR : This could be a sign of a lumbar spine intervertebral disc herniation or something else. See your doctor for further evaluation and examination. The history and exam may be able to diagnose a disc herniation. An MRI is often needed to confirm the diagnosis and to help guide treatment options. ...Read more

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Pain/tightness top of glute from LHS coccyx to hip. Not radiating down leg. Worse when arch with sway back- like sharp nerve pain deep in glute? Why?

Pain/tightness top of glute from LHS coccyx to hip. Not radiating down leg. Worse when arch with sway back- like sharp nerve pain deep in glute? Why?

Piriformis Syndrome: You appear to be describing symptoms that can correlate with prirformis syndrome, whereby the sciatic nerve can become trapped and compressed between the short hip external rotator muscles. The diagnosis is often made as a diagnosis of exclusion after true sciatica or a nerve compression at lumbar spine region is ruled out. Thorough exam by orthopaedic surgeon focusing on hip pain ...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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Walking (Definition)

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


Thigh Pain (Definition)

The thigh is the upper part of your lower extremity between your hip and knee. Any pain within this region could be considered thigh pain. Possible diagnosis include fractures, stress fractures, muscle contusions or strains, referred pain from the back and hip to ...Read more