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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.

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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Dr. Nolan Segal
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I have cauda equina and even if stools are soft i can rarely complete an action as too difficult too push. get severe low back pain and legs ache bad?

I have cauda equina and even if stools are soft i can rarely complete an action as too difficult too push.  get severe low back pain and legs ache bad?

Cauda Equina: Cauda Equina occurs when there is pressure or injury to the lowest part of the spinal cord. This area controls both bowel and bladder function. If this is truly your problem, I would strongly suggest a surgical consult. This is one of the rare conditions that does require surgery based on cause. If I understand part of your ?: use a back support temporarily until your evaluation. Please see 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 during menstration?

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

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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 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 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 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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