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Why Do My Legs Ache So Much
Arthritis?: It's possible that arthritis can cause pain with temperature changes and pressure changes in the atomsphere. Youve heard of people having more pain in there joints when it rains? You also might want to get check for circulation issues. Have a simple abi with segmental pressures performed, check for a pulse that is strong on the foot. http://www.feetdoc.com/ankle-brachial-index/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My legs have been aching really bad for 3 hours mostly my thighs but they hurt so bad and I don't know what to do?
Extremity pain: What you describe may be symptoms of peripheral arterial disease. This is a reduction in blood flow thru the artery. When walking pain develops without knowing your medical history it is difficult to say for sure. Evaluation by your physician should be done as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fluid retention: If both ankles swell, the problem is not your ankles but your body retaining fluid. The 4 most common causes of fluid retention come from heart, lungs, liver or kidney. The only relationship that may be associated with less sleep is less time witih your feet elevated, so gravity brings the fluid down to your ankles. Try to keep them elevated during the day. ...Read more
Excess stom acidity: Why do my stomach muscles hurt so bad? Most likely cause is the excess acid release in the stomach. Acid is normally released but in some people a larger than normal amount of it starts to affect the lining of the stomach, causing severe pain in the area above the belly button. Meds to reduce the acid amount is helpful. ...Read more
Different reasons: I would need to have more history. Do you have history of injuries to the low back. Sometimes spinal stenosis is one condition that triggers low back pain with walking. Is the pain only in back or do you get numbness in the legs also? If so, neurogenic claudication could be part of the condition. Other possibilities: facet joint problem or the hip if the pain is noticed more on buttock area. ...Read more
See orthopedist: There could be many reasons for 'heat' in the knee. Injury, infection 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
An adrenalin effect: Nervousness or anxiety releases epinepherine or Adrenalin which energizes muscles getting you ready to fight or run. Meds like oral steroids or water pills as well as caffiene can cause hyper-sensitive muscle fibers too. New or over-exercise can also over-use muscles and cause them to feel "watery" and loose and twitchy. ...Read more
Every time I stand it feels like my ankles and calves cramp also my hands seem to almost numb and they hurt. What is it and how do I make it stop. ?
Cramping & numbness: This could be a number of things...most importantly is that you be seen by your provider for an exam, lab tests and so a proper diagnosis can be made. Numbness can be indicative of nerve injury and the most common cause of cramping is dehydration. Stay hydrated, eat healthy fruits and vegetables and do daily stretching! ...Read more
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