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Why do my legs and feet ache more in the winter?

Why do my legs and feet ache more in the winter?

Possible Raynauds: Exposure to a cold environment such as in winter (also too much air conditioning) in some otherwise normal people can cause spasm of the small and medium size arteries: raynauds disease. This causes a pale or blue color and some pain. Warm clothes, gloves, heavy socks and shoes and a hat help or move somewhere warm. It is usually a benign. If this sounds not like you check with your M.D. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat stabbing, aching pain in my legs and feet?

What can I do to treat stabbing, aching pain in my legs and feet?

Depends on the cause: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. ...Read more

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What can I do if my legs and feet are always uncomfortable and sore?

What can I do if my legs and feet are always uncomfortable and sore?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I'm 42 recently diagnosed with osteo in both knees, had 3 injections in each knee 6 weeks ago but knees, legs and feet ache all the time?

I'm 42 recently diagnosed with osteo in both knees, had 3 injections in each knee 6 weeks ago but knees, legs and feet ache all the time?

Get a 2nd opinion: You need a 2nd opinion. Your symptoms suggest more than just knee involvement. I would be very surprised that at age 42 you had enough osteoarthritis of the knees to warrant viscosupplementation. ...Read more

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Hello, I'm a 18 year old girl and not active constantly. Lately my legs and feet have been very sore for the past couple days. What could this be?

Hello, I'm a 18 year old girl and not active constantly. Lately my legs and feet have been very sore for the past couple days. What could this be?

Many options: Healthy young people can have muscle fatigue which should resolve over a week or so, from increased activity or injury. If it persists, you should consider stretching twice daily for 5-10 min. Otherwise, see a doctor for a more detailed exam. ...Read more

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Why dose my body ache so much expessially my legs and feet after I gave birth 4 months ago I can't get rid of the pain?

Why dose my body ache so much expessially my legs and feet after I gave birth 4 months ago I can't get rid of the pain?

Varicose veins: Pregnancy causes the blood vessels to enlarge. After pregnancy, they should shrink, but sometimes don't completely. You may be having some problem with fluid retention in lower pelvis/lower legs because of this. ...Read more

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My legs below the knees hurt most of the time and are most of the time swollen. My feet also hurt on the top of them, but not on the bottom. I don't salt my food but when I eat something that is salty my hands and lower legs and feet ache and swell. I

My legs below the knees hurt most of the time and are most of the time swollen. My feet also hurt on the top of them, but not on the bottom. I don't salt my food but when I eat something that is salty my hands and lower legs and feet ache and swell. I

My legs below the kn: Discuss side effects with your internist from any meds you take that can cause swelling as well as some conditions such as high bp, lymphedema, venous insufficiency. Salt can definitely cause swelling. Get venous ultrasound, consult with vascular dr. Support stockings, exercise, venous pump can help, loosing weight if you are over-weight helps tremendously. ...Read more

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Dull aching pain in right leg. Like your leg and foot needs to be pulled. Going on for couple months. Sometimes limping due to discomfort.?

Dull aching pain in right leg. Like your leg and foot needs to be pulled. Going on for couple months. Sometimes limping due to discomfort.?

Needs to be checked: It is very hard to tell you what is the cause of your symptoms with the information you have given. Is there any history of trauma. How old you are, your occupation and if you tried any over the counter medicine and response
I suggest you make an appointment with your Doctor and get it checked. Besides History and exam you may need Blood test and/or imaging like Xrays/MRI etc to make a diagnosis ...Read more

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Cause if burning and aching legs and feet?

Cause if burning and aching legs and feet?

Could be...: Peripheral neuropathy which is a syndrome involving the nerves in the legs. It also may be compression of the nerves in the lower back that causes the burning going down your legs. It's best to visit with a podiatrist or a neurologist to be evaluated to find the cause of the pain and so the proper recommendation for treatment can be provided. ...Read more

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Why do some dancers get sore feet whereas others get sore legs?

Why do some dancers get sore feet whereas others get sore legs?

Different foot types: Keep in mind there are different foot types. Some people have high arches, others have average and some have flatfeet. So the biomechanics of the different feet will function differently. ...Read more

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I have ache on feet n legs off and on. When I get up in the morning my feet feel funny.

I have ache on feet n legs off and on. When I get up in the morning my feet feel funny.

Several causes: This could be generalized arthritis, vascular issues, plantar fasciitis, nerve irritation/neuropathy like pains just to name a few possibilities. See a dr. And get a full history and physical examination to best diagnose you, so the treatment can be tailored to meet your expectations. Best wishes. ...Read more

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A 64 year old man has swelling in the feet and leg with a sore that won't go away also his foot is starting to turn black. What are possible diagnoises?

A 64 year old man has swelling in the feet and leg with a sore that won't go away also his foot is starting to turn black. What are possible diagnoises?

Seek medical care: The swelling could be a venous issue, however with the discoloration you need to worry about poor arterial circulation and possibly impending gangrene. This gentleman should seek medical care promptly. ...Read more

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Tonight, due to feeling really hot, I turned on the fan. As soon as I did that my right leg and foot started aching. What could be causing this? Its happened before. Keeps me up at night. Not dehydrat

Tonight, due to feeling really hot, I turned on the fan. As soon as I did that my right leg and foot started aching. What could be causing this? Its happened before. Keeps me up at night. Not dehydrat

Recurrent aches: In your leg and foot should be looked at in person for a proper history, exam and definitive diagnosis. This could be incidental, however if you are concerned and it keeps happening I would have it looked at. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What can cause aching pain on the right leg and slight foot numbness?

What can cause aching pain on the right leg and slight foot numbness?

There are a few: Things that can cause this. The one I would be most concerned about is that you do not have a clot in your leg which potentially may cause both symptoms you mention. This would be considered a medical emergency. If the aching pain in the leg is in your calf then I would advise you seek medical attention immediately. ...Read more

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What could posibly cause aching feet, ankles and lower legs a 59 year old woman

What could posibly cause aching feet, ankles and lower legs a 59 year old woman

There: There are several possible explanations. They can be narrowed down by considering the nature of the pain and when it occurs.

Pain that is present all the time, or that begins immediately after you stand up, suggests a musculoskeletal problem or arthritis. This is especially true if the pain is at the joints.

Pain that is crampy in nature, begins after you start walking and goes away when you stop and rest, or starts when you are lying down but gets better when you hang your legs off the bed suggests arterial blockage.

Itching, aching, or a sense of fullness in the legs that develops slowly over time when you're standing up and is relieved when you lie down or when you exercise suggests a problem with your venous system.

In addition to the history questions discussed above, there are some signs of each type of problem that your doctor can look for on a physical exam. In some cases, x-rays or ultrasound studies might also be needed. ...Read more

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Very sore point centre of ball of foot. Pain now rising up leg. Going on 2wks - what can I do?

Ball of foot pain: Could be a neuroma or painful capsulitis. The pain in your leg is most likely because you are walking differently to compensate for the pain. See a podiatrist for a thorough examination, diagnosis, and treatment options. Over the counter shoe inserts may help with the pain (spenco, superfeet, or power step are the brands I like). ...Read more

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I have a painless sore on the top of my leg as well as the top of my foot. Could these be herpe sores?

I have a painless sore on the top of my leg as well as the top of my foot. Could these be herpe sores?

Dermatogical: Lesions are more easily identified with pictures or by sight. Why do you think it's a herpes sore?
Herpes zoster or shingles is typically painful and pretty characteristic in appearance. What does it look like? If you can't send pic can you describe better? ...Read more

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I'm a skiier and the front side of my leg really aches. There are bruises on it, and when I move my feet, it really hurts. I can't put weight on it. Help?

I'm a skiier and the front side of my leg really aches. There are bruises on it, and when I move my feet, it really hurts. I can't put weight on it. Help?

Need to see doctor: You need an evaluation to make sure you do not have a hairline fracture. Call your doctor as he may want you seen in the er. ...Read more

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Feet &legs ache hurt throbs swells lot of pain tingle?

First: Make sure you don't have any clots in your legs, by getting an ultrasound of the veins and are doing everything you can to have a healthy heart, kidney and liver which will effect swelling in your legs and the ache. Ask your doctor to test you for diabetes as well. Good luck! The cause is key-treatment depends on it. ...Read more

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Swollen and aching legs and feet at 35 weeks of pregnacy normal?

Swollen and aching legs and feet at 35 weeks of pregnacy normal?

Norma;: Swollen and achy legs and/or feet can be considered normal in pregnancy. Eating nothing but fruit for one day or steamed rice with apples can make a pregnant woman lose large amounts of water and alleviate the swelling. ...Read more

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Hi my feet feel hot and are throbbing and my calves too I have a constant ache in my legs and ankles?

Hi my feet feel hot and are throbbing and my calves too I have a constant ache in my legs and ankles?

Need to be seen...: As described, your symptoms need to evaluated by a physician. I would think that constant aching along with hot, throbbing feet and calves would warrant a visit to the urgent care. ...Read more

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My hand arm leg and foot ache. What cause this?

My hand arm leg and foot ache. What cause this?

Impossible to say: Your complaints are not specific enough to draw any conclusions. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a medical device for aches and poor circulation in feet and legs?

Is there a medical device for aches and poor circulation in feet and legs?

Yes and no: The are medical devices such as over the counter arch supports or physician prescribed orthotics that may help with your arch problems. Poor circulation usually requires a good evaluation to determine the cause before deciding what treatment may be helpful. Dr l. ...Read more

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Hi can you tell me why my feet are sore and my legs feel like they are on fire because when I'm sitting and try to get up I can't walk x?

Neuropathy: Sounds like you may have some peripheral nerve damage. You should tell your story to a local physician and be evaluated. There are many causes and it is not always easy to sort out. Should at least have diabetes screening. ...Read more