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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
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
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
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?
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
I have a painless sore on the top of my leg as well as the top of my foot. Could these be herpe sores?
My 4 year old daughter's feet ache almost everyday. She starts complaining of leg pain if she walks for 20 to 30 minutes. What should I do?
Not normal: Warrants a doctors visit. Does she have flatfeet? ...Read more
What could be causing my legs to ache almost all the time but especially when I lay down. My feet have been cold if that could also be a symptom?
Have your back check: If you are have radiating or aching pain in your legs and temperature changes in feet have you lower back examined. ...Read more
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
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
Hi my feet feel hot and are throbbing and my calves too I have a constant ache in my legs and ankles?
I started having pain in my left ankle, now its moved under my foot (heel) and now its beginning to hurt (sharp to ache) up my leg. What is it?
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