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What Causes Knots In Your Legs
Muscle cramping: Knots in the calves are usually caused by muscle cramping which may be tight to begin with. Preventive measures include stretching and ensuring that you are not deficient in calcium, magnesium or potassium. Discuss this with your physician if frequent muscle cramping persists. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Over all the most common cause would be a fungal infection of some sort. But it could be from a skin bacteria, it could be a complication of some other infectious process. You might get a guess with an internet search of 'groin rash' images, but your best bet is to see a family doctor, gynecologist, or dermatologist. ...Read more
Many disorders: Neuropathy, myopathy, spinal cord disorder, multiple sclerosis, various brain diseases, myasthenia gravis, thyroid problems, diabetes, anemia, sleep disorders, medication reactions, depression. This illustrates that you need complete physical exam to start and then your doctor can decide how to proceed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Likely Inflammation: There could be many reasons for 'heat' in the knee. Inection and inflammation are common reasons for heat. Both traumatic and non-traumatic causes such as sprains, strains, bursitis, tendinitis, early arthritis/wear/tear, ligament injury, meniscus tear, rheumatologic diseases can cause inflammation and 'heat'. See an orthopedic surgeon for clarity in diagnosis. ...Read more
Leg swelling.: Many things from simple dietary indiscretions, such as an excess of salt, to medical conditions including congestive heart failure, kidney insufficiency or liver insufficiency, can cause the legs to swell. With the belly being swollen, I'd give serious consideration to your liver. Work-up is necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get checked: Swelling in the legs and ankles can be caused by multiple things such as diet, blood pressure, kidney function, circulation, nerves, injury, previous surgery...Basically many things. You need to see your primary doctor and jot down more info about when do you notice the swelling, does it every go down, when does it hurt, what is your diet, etc. Get checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multifactorial: Sometimes it is simply positioning. If it only happens during certain activities (sitting a certain way) it is probably blood flow or nerve positioning related. If it is happening more and more and becoming progressive it could an early sign of a neurological disease process. See your regular doctor to help delineate this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not fibromyalgia.: But, whatever is is, not enough info given. When does it occur; how long has it been present; what makes it worse; where in your arms and legs; does it occur at night, or only with activity. You need to answer these yourself and see your doctor with these answers in your head! than you can be properly evaluated for a long list of potential diagnoses! ...Read more
Vascular disease: Diabetes injures the smallest blood vessels in the body. The vascular system is like a tree and the smallest blood vessels are furthest away from the heart. Like the smallest branches are furthest away from the trunk. The feet and lower legs have small blood vessels. When these are damaged the nerves and muscles cannot get proper blood supply, and therefore cannot get oxygen. Thus pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Multiple reasons: Veins return blood back to the heart and can carry a large volume of blood. Depending on many factors including levels of hydration, genetics, outside temperature and even physical activity, the size of the veins will vary. Another important function of the veins is to help control body temperature and this too will affect vein size. Also with aging, veins enlarge as tissue volume decreases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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