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I randomly get sore for no reason or a few days after I walked one day I woke up to my legs feeling weak?

I randomly get sore for no reason or a few days after I walked one day I woke up to my legs feeling weak?

?dehydration: One reason for feeling sore after exercising is not taking in enough water. Being somewhat dehydrated can make the muscles sore. You need to be drinking plenty of water both before and after exercise. Try also adding a multivitmain/multimineral daily. Avoid excess caffeine, alcohol and sodas. ...Read more

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Foot can feel very heavy and sore for no reason. Exercise makes it worse till a sharp pain starts in my left lower leg. Stretching can also cause pain?

Foot can feel very heavy and sore for no reason. Exercise makes it worse till a sharp pain starts in my left lower leg. Stretching can also cause pain?

Tunnel not Chunnel.: Although your symptoms could be linked to several conditions, the one that seems to fit well is a condition known as tarsal tunnel syndrome. A nerve located near the inside of the ankle becomes compressed and with this compression come symptoms that are very similar to yours. You cannot treat this yourself and it unusually gets worse. You need to see a specialist to effectively treat your foot. ...Read more

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Legs sore, achy for a few weeks. Now I feel taller for some reason (no growth last 10+ yrs). Could this be growing pains? Is it possible at age 35?

Legs sore, achy for a few weeks. Now I feel taller for some reason (no growth last 10+ yrs). Could this be growing pains? Is it possible at age 35?

Not growing pains: you might have got some viral infection and soreness pain in your legs ,was duo to that and it has gone away now.May be because of pain you were not standing straight now feel you are taller .Growing pain s are in childhood only.Adults do not grow in height .Another possibility is ,that you strained your leg muscles during excessive exercise . ...Read more

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I have taken two weeks off from running and when i started this week i started to feel really sore on my legs and ankles. What is the reason to feel really sore on my legs?

I have taken two weeks off from running and when i started this week i started to feel really sore on my legs and ankles. What is the reason to feel really sore on my legs?

Fatigue: There are lots of reasons your legs may hurt. Fatigue from doing too much, too fast. Poor shoes. Poor biomechanics. I would look at my running shoes and see if they need replacement. If not then visit your favorite podiatrist for an exam. ...Read more

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My legs started hurting for no reason. My lower back was sore a few days ago from painting my bathroom and lifting. Could it be related?

My legs started hurting for no reason. My lower back was sore a few days ago from painting my bathroom and lifting. Could it be related?

Yes: Low back pain with radiation into your legs may be a sign of lumbar radiculopathy or a nerve that is being pinched. The pain in your leg may be referred pain coming from your lumbar spine or the nerve roots coming from the spinal cord. If it persists you should see your physician. ...Read more

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I'm getting bruises for no reason (mainly on legs) there tiny and only few at a time but sore. Im low in iron. Should i be worried ?

I'm getting bruises for no reason (mainly on legs) there tiny and only few at a time but sore. Im low in iron. Should i be worried ?

No, not worried: Just stay on top of it. You sound like you are anemic, which you could attribute to the low iron. Try taking iron supplements, but continue follow up with your physician to keep check. It is not uncommon for a 23 yr old female to be mildly anemic, but again, stay up to date with your physician to monitor. ...Read more

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I have bruising down the inside and outside of my left and right leg in a straight line, no apparent reason. Legs are sore but not a bruising sensatio?

I have bruising down the inside and outside of my left and right leg in a straight line, no apparent reason. Legs are sore but not a bruising sensatio?

Exam: Certainly call your physician for an examination and a blood count as well as clotting evaluation. Unexplained bruising is serious business and not to be ignored. ...Read more

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6'3" 152 lbs, waist 28.5 inches. Am fast triathlete, but recently deteriorated. Was not overtraining. Hungry, legs sore. Ck is 500 u/l, ldh high. Why muscle breakdown? Low body fat? Other reason?

6'3" 152 lbs, waist 28.5 inches. Am fast triathlete, but recently deteriorated. Was not overtraining.  Hungry, legs sore.  Ck is 500 u/l, ldh high.  Why muscle breakdown? Low body fat? Other reason?

Listen to your body: A high ck is a sign of rhabdomyolysis, sometimes to alcohol or dehydration. See a physician who will check for nutrient deficiencies like zinc, toxic exposures, or genetic defects. Rest, eat 6 equal healthy meals with a good carb source at each meal like quinoa or spelt which are both anti-inflammatory, breathe and relax, just walk to improve circulation, and get a good night sleep. ...Read more

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Been feeling lightheaded and dizzy especially when sitting and standing. Legs are cramping sore no reason. Is it heart , neurological or virus?

Been feeling lightheaded and dizzy especially when sitting and standing. Legs are cramping sore no reason. Is it heart , neurological or virus?

Dehydration: you sound like you might be somewhat dehydrated. This can be due to a virus or any type of infection. Blood loss or excess heat or exercise can also precipitate this. It is less likely due to neurologic or cardiac conditions although possible. If it doesn't resolve soon you should see a health care provider. All the best to you! ...Read more

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Dear Dr, Since 2-3 months my left leg has been aching a lot for no reason, that without Brufen I could not sleep at times. Last week I had Polypecto?

Dear Dr, 

Since 2-3 months my left leg has been aching a lot for no reason, that without Brufen I could not sleep at times. Last week I had Polypecto?

Face to face with MD: Female age? says Since 2-3 months my left leg has been aching a lot for no reason, that without Brufen I could not sleep at times.Last week I had Polypecto? Assuming Polypecto means Polypectomy (excision of Polyp from ones colon) Is one saying Brufen caused Polyp or that L leg ache is related to polyp? Question not clear. Face to face with MD for Physical could resolve issue. ...Read more

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Calf gets sore for no reason for a few days, then goes away, then returns a week later. Hurts to touch and feels like I worked out. Should I worry?

Calf gets sore for no reason for a few days, then goes away, then returns a week later. Hurts to touch and feels like I worked out. Should I worry?

Ans: Well really need more history? Do you exercise? Are you overweight? Do you eat and hydrate well? Since this seems to be just 1 keg you may be better to see your doctor for a good history and evaluation ...Read more

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Limbs sore for no reason? sharp pain in my right lower abdomen? is it serious?

Limbs sore for no reason? sharp pain in my right lower abdomen? is it serious?

?Unrelated: These symptoms may not be related. Soreness in limbs can be due to vitamin or mineral deficiencies. Right sided abdominal pain,if recurrent or persistent, needs to be evaluated by your physician to rule out problems with appendix or pelvic organs. ...Read more

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Really sore ankle for no obvious reason. What should I do?

Really sore ankle for no obvious reason. What should I do?

Rest the ankle.: Also consider elevating it. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid's may help with pain. See your physician if it is not improving. ...Read more

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For the past few months I've noticed when kneeling on floor my right knee will already be sore and have a bruise, without a reason any known issues of?

For the past few months I've noticed when kneeling on floor my right knee will already be sore and have a bruise, without a reason any known issues of?

Bursitis: Prepatella bursitis(housemaid' s knee) is a common cause of this type of discomfort. NSAIDS like ibuprofen,if you can take them, reduce the inflammation. An orthopedic surgeon is best to evaluate,diagnose and treat you if symptoms persist. Wear or use padding over your knee if you must kneel on it. ...Read more

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Left hip aching down as far as knee ? Reason

Left hip aching down as far as knee ? Reason

Referred: Hip issues can cause pain radiating to the knee. Sometimes people with hip issues will present with knee pain only. We call this referred pain. This is similar to a person who is having a heart attack, but is only experiencing pain in their left shoulder, arm or left side of their jaw. ...Read more

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My right knee to the calf is aching. its been years. the ache is obvious, 7/10? im 24. any reason why?

My right knee to the calf is aching. its been years. the ache is obvious, 7/10?
im 24. any reason why?

See PCP: It is not normal to have that much pain in your knee. Start by seeing your PCP. If it is only in one knee then it is likely there has been an injury of some type. After an exam they may order an x-ray and / or MRI. ...Read more

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My legs are always hurting. Keep me up at night. They ache, throb, I've no reason why. ?

My legs are always hurting. Keep me up at night. They ache, throb, I've no reason why. ?

See your doctor: Pain in legs can have many causes, pad being one of the reasons. There are also nutritional causes, rls, etc. Best to see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Why do my legs ache from the knees down for no reason?

Why do my legs ache from the knees down for no reason?

Many reasons: Common etiologies include: checking your circulation status, looking for arthrtis in the ankle or knees and possibly even the low back for your symptoms. Other reasons may be possible and can be diagnosed by your pcp. ...Read more

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What's the possible reason of lower back ache which radiate to the inner side of the thigh? Any treatments ?

What's the possible reason of lower back ache which radiate to the inner side of the thigh? Any treatments ?

It can be sciatica: It can be sciatica. Usually the treatment is pain medication and muscle relaxant. Watch for symptoms like weakness, numbness, urinary incontinence or retention. If u starts to have one of those symptoms then you need to go to the ER immediately otherwise you can just follow up your doctor. ...Read more

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Last friday n saturday i went dancing & I worked my legs out many days last week. Today is thurs & they r still sore. is this normal?

Last friday n saturday i went dancing & I worked my legs out many days last week. Today is thurs & they r still sore. is this normal?

Not unusual: Back to back exercises can cause prolonged muscle and joint soreness/pain. Don't wait too long before your next exercise session; the cycle might repeat itself. Always hydrate well and give about a day interval between workouts. Good health. ...Read more

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What is the no. 1 reason for leg pain ?

What is the no. 1 reason for leg pain ?

Leg pain: #1 reason is pulled muscle. Then sciatica from a tight muscle or back muscles tightening on the nerves coming down to the leg. ...Read more

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Is there a reason it feels like circulation in my leg is cutoff?

Is there a reason it feels like circulation in my leg is cutoff?

Vascular disease: Not having adequate blood to your legs is definitly a painful condition. You may experience things like leg cramping when you walk requiring you to rest for a period of time before resuming, pain that wakes you up at night and requires you to hang your legs off the side of the bed. You might also see gangrene to parts of your feet. See your doctor if you are concerned.You may need a vascular doc. ...Read more

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What could produce the soreness in my legs?

Not enough info: Overuse, electrolyte issue, dehydration, nerve problem, muscle disease, connective tissue disease, compensation for joint/bone problem...Too many choices w/o good history and exam. If persisting and bothersome, should see dr for evaluation. ...Read more