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Dr. Nolan Segal
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Leg Pain (Definition)

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Why do my legs ache in the evening and mornings my cholestral medicine has been changed three times and the ache is still there

Why do my legs ache in the evening and mornings my cholestral medicine has been changed three times and the ache is still there

May be no from meds: May be it is not related to your cholesterol meds and there may be another cause for it
you need a comrehensive exam and blood test to find the cause
meanwhile ask your doctor if it is ok to stop the statins he/she has prescrbed to see if there is any relationship with statins and your leg pains. ...Read more

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Why do my legs ache a lot of the time when sitting or standing for long periods?

Cardiologist: The lower leg is considered the 2nd heart of the body due to the valves in the blood vessels. Without proper blood flow pain can result in the leg and feet. Go to your cardiologist doctor and have them check you lower leg blood flow and valves. ...Read more

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I have 4 children and by the time it's 10pm my legs ache in pain and I take ibruofen every night?

I have 4 children and by the time it's 10pm my legs ache in pain and I take ibruofen every night?

Not good: Too much Ibuprofen is associated with heart damage. Have you tried stretching over the course of the day. This may relieve some of the leg pain at night. See a physical therapist or find some good leg stretching exercises on the internet. The easiest is putting your leg up on a chair and leaning, not bending forward. Also try getting down on one knee and leaning forward. Do these for ten seconds. ...Read more

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Had 2 periods of leg pain/sore muscles, then stopped. Crazy thing each time my height increased inch or two. What could've caused that (I'm over 35)?

Had 2 periods of leg pain/sore muscles, then stopped. Crazy thing each time my height increased inch or two. What could've caused that (I'm over 35)?

Miracle: I have never heard of anybody gaining height after puberty unless you keep changing your shoes every time you measure your height so if what you said is true it is a growing pain see a doctor and get measured and examined so you will be advised what to do good luck ...Read more

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Can a 2.5cm ovarian cyst cause bad groin pain and aching behind knee (same side).The ovary is painful and the groin/leg pain started at this time also?

Possibly: The ovarian 2.5 cm cyst is only one inch in diameter, but if it is sitting on a nerve that runs through your pelvis to your legs, you will get inguinal or radiating leg pain, depending on the nerve and its' distribution. Pose your question with the MD who diagnosed the cyst initially and if it is not a GYN MD then find one who is, that can examine you. ...Read more

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Leg pain in all of both legs (burning/twitching) and weakness. Worse with use. Tailbone pain/sore at times. Could there be a connection? MRI normal.

Possibly: The first thing is that it is not normal to have pain and weakness in the legs in an otherwise healthy 22 year old. An MRI of the lumbar spine is a structural test, but in your case it should me noted: it would not normally show the coccyx unless specifically asked, it could be coming from other areas of the spine, and finally it might not be a structural problem and and so may not show up on MRI ...Read more

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Legs ache;, left foot 2nd toe purple at time; left heel feels like it has a jagged rock inside it; legs swelling; difficulty walking; much pain; What?

Legs ache;, left foot 2nd toe purple at time; left heel feels like it has a jagged rock inside it; legs swelling; difficulty walking; much pain; What?

Diabetic?: The symptoms are important enough to justify a full medical evaluation Peripheral vascular disease, metabolic issues, kidney problems are amongst conditions the should be looked into DON'T delay SEE an MD ...Read more

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Why do my legs ache at night?

Why do my legs ache at night?

See below: 1. Potassium, magnesium, minerals, vitamin deficiency.
2. Caffeine & alcohol.
3. Drug side effect like antidepressants, cholestrol drugs and others.
4.Lack of exercise.
5. Constipation/irregular bowel movement.
6. Poor dietary habits.
7. Sleep disorders like sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome.
8. Lack of adequate good sleep.
9. High stress level
10.Back pain.
See if any applies. ...Read more

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Why do my legs ache when they are really cold?

Why do my legs ache when they are really cold?

Circulation - muscle: This could be related to circualtion as vessel contract when exposed to cold. It could be the muscles because the muscles also contract with cold exposure. ...Read more

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Why do my legs ache when I'm tired?

Why do my legs ache when I'm tired?

Could be anything: Sciatica, muscle fatigue, compartment syndrome, varicose veins, peripheral vascular disease, etc. Suggest seeing your doctor to get proper evaluation to determine why you hurt. ...Read more

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Why do my legs ache during menstration?

Normal: This is among the plethora of potential menstrual symptoms. ...Read more

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Why do my legs ache so much after I drink a little bit of wine?

Why do my legs ache so much after I drink a little bit of wine?

Lactic acid: There are two main reasons why legs ache after too much of alcohol. One, alcohol intake increases the content of Lactic Acid in your body. Excessive build up of Lactic Acid in your body can lead to cramps or pain in your muscles. Two, alcohol leads to dehydration. Your body ends up falling short on electrolytes, and you tend to experience muscle pain or cramps. Www. Buzzle. Com/articles/legs-ache-af. ...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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Why do my legs ache during my menstrual cycle?

Why do my legs ache during my menstrual cycle?

Nerve connection: There is a major nerve complex in the pelvis that leads to the reproductive organs and your legs. (Lumbosacral complex). Endometriosis patients often complain of radiating or aching leg pain with their periods. Have a GYN MD check out your situation to be sure that isn't the case. ...Read more

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Why do my legs ache and tingle when I have menstrual cramps?

Why do my legs ache and tingle when I have menstrual cramps?

Nerves: The nerves that come from your uterus into your spine also come from your legs and back. It is called referred pain and is reflection of how your nervous system is wired. Use motrin or better start birth control pill patch or ring and menstrual symptoms will decrease substantially. ...Read more

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I've just completed a 3 month injection course for B12 deficiency and taking supplements. Why do my legs ache and tire easily with little activity?

I've just completed a 3 month injection course for B12 deficiency and taking supplements. Why do my legs ache and tire easily with little activity?

Lots of ideas: I'm glad your B12 deficiency was detected and we can assume that it won't cause you to become demented and then die, as in the old days before it was treatable. Look at your overall level of conditioning, your vascular health, and whatever else to explain your current problem with your legs, now that we know it's not just B12. ...Read more

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Why do my legs ache when sitting or lying still for long periods. I gets better with movement or tensing muscles. My feet get very cold if relevant.

Common problem: This is a common problem which is most often caused from nerve compression by staying in this position for long time. It is unlikely that a 2o year old person would have a blood flow problem. ...Read more

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I just had my baby 4 days ago and my legs ache today?

I just had my baby 4 days ago and my legs ache today?

Fatigue: Having a baby is not easy and you will feel some fatigue, even in your legs. If you obtain some relief with increased fluid intake and a warm bath, you have nothing to worry about. If it does not help, please call your doctor and discuss this. Congratulations on your new baby! I am happy for you. ...Read more

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My legs ache when I go to bend and when I wake up. Why?

? Knee problem: It sounds as if your knees are the issue. See your own doctor or an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Legs ache when I havnt eaten a lot? Should I be worried?

Legs ache when I havnt eaten a lot? Should I be worried?

No: I would not be worried really, but I do think it would be wise to get a good overall medical checkup. Sometimes subtle electrolyte abnormalities can cause leg pain and this may be associated with poor oral intake. A good overall medical checkup would be appropriate. ...Read more

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My legs ache really bad when sitting at my desk at work?

Better chair.: You probably need a better chair - an ergonomic one, with good cushioning in the seat, proper back support, and appropriate height so that your feet are flat on the ground when you sit. Additionally, you should make it a point to get up at least once every hour to take a break from sitting. Stretch and walk around when you get up. ...Read more

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I have a bad cold and my legs ache why?

Myositis: A "cold" is a viral systemic infection and causes symptoms throughout the entire body. You may have myositis or inflammation in the muscles causing your synptoms. If this persists, consult with your family physician. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Levin
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