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Every morning and when i go to sleep I have aching knees, my legs and arms feel like my bones are also aching. What does this mean?

Every morning and when i go to sleep I have aching knees, my legs and arms feel like my bones are also aching. What does this mean?

aches n' pains: Depending on your activities, work, your body may hurt. It could be that you are developing arthritis, or another condition. Depending on how long has this been happening and what triggered the start, you may want to seek professional help from your md. They are qualified to help you in this. ...Read more

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I'm 24 weeks and my legs fall asleep and ache after I lay on my side, I've tried elevation and doesn't work. Should I worry?

I'm 24 weeks and my legs fall asleep and ache after I lay on my side, I've tried elevation and doesn't work. Should I worry?

Pregnancy: It's possible your uterus is pushing against a nerve causing your symptoms. It's probably a normal sign of pregnancy and being pregnant. If you are concerned ask your OB. ...Read more

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I have an issue with my legs. They are always sore and often one leg or both feels as though it is falling asleep but they never actually fall asleep?

I have an issue with my legs. They are always sore and often one leg or both feels as though it is falling asleep but they never actually fall asleep?

See your doc...: This could be a sign of a problem with blood flow or the nerves, and warrants an evaluation by a healthcare professional! ...Read more

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Why when I go to sleep sometimes my legs "move" suddlenty when I didn't even wanted or did? Is this something I should worry?

Why when I go to sleep sometimes my legs "move" suddlenty when I didn't even wanted or did? Is this something I should worry?

Hypnic Jerk?: This sounds like a hypnic jerk which is a common involuntary muscle spasm that happens as one is falling asleep. A hypnic jerk is not harmful. Cosult your doctor if they are happening at other times in the night. ...Read more

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Scratching my legs especially before i go to sleep. I use a moisturizing cream it seems to help only for few minutes then it starts again.

Scratching my legs especially before i go to sleep. I use a moisturizing cream it seems to help only for  few minutes then it starts again.

Common: After shaving and at bedtime it is commonto have this issue. Sensitive sarna at the drug store can help with this. Drink lots of water to stay hydrated as well as use moisturizing hydrating lcreams. See your edspa doctor for any recommendations of products specifically helpful for your particular skin. Many patients get red and itchy after hot showers as well and should also use the sarna. ...Read more

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I have this bruise on my leg that disappears when I go to sleep but will reappear during the day. Do you have any ideas what could be going on?

I have this bruise on my leg that disappears when I go to sleep but will reappear during the day. Do you have any ideas what could be going on?

Bruise: May be AVM that fills during day due to gravity and when you lie down at night , there is no gravity so it disappears. Does it disappear if you lie down during the day? F/u wiht doctor urgent care ...Read more

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Sir, when I go to sleep or take rest I feel like legs are pulling or uncomfortable. What is the reason for this & what is the remedy?

Sir, when I go to sleep or take rest I feel like legs are pulling or uncomfortable.  What is the reason for this & what is the remedy?

Restless leg: You may have Restless Leg Syndrome. It can be treated with medication. If you notice that moving your legs relieve the feeling or it gets better when you get up and move around. You most likely have this problem. Most people notice the feeling starts in the evenings when they are trying to res or sleep. You should see your health care provider. ...Read more

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There's this pain in my left leg/hip whenever I go to sleep. If I put a pillow between my left&right thigh it helps a little. What could be problem?

There's this pain in my left leg/hip whenever I go to sleep. If I put a pillow between my left&right thigh it helps a little. What could be problem?

Can B oleo tibial --: -band tightness, intrinsic hip disease among some others. Only by making an appointment 2 C an orthopedic surgeon 4 a hands on exam as well as imaging can U get the answer 2 this. ...Read more

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