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Why does my legs hurt when I walk all day?

Why does my legs hurt when I walk all day?

Support: May need better foot support. Try more supportive shoes and inserts. If still a problem, see podiatrist. ...Read more

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Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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My spinacord hurt when i walk, sit or sleep. The whole way to the left leg. Feel paralize on the left legg.

My spinacord hurt when i walk, sit or sleep. The whole way to the left leg. Feel paralize on the left legg.

Leg Pain: If you have numbness, weakness especially of the foot or pain lasting greater than 1-2 weeks, a visit to your primary care doctor is indicated. The symptoms sound like a herniated disk, but could be other causes. Evaluation is required to properly diagnosis the cause. ...Read more

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Sharp pain right behind the knee on the back of my leg, it mainly hurts when i bend my leg or sit long but does not hurt when i walk. What is this

Sharp pain  right behind the knee on the back of my leg, it mainly hurts when i bend my leg or sit long   but does not hurt  when i walk. What is this

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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My ankle and lower legs hurt when i walk or jog. Why is this?

My ankle and lower legs hurt when i walk or jog. Why is this?

Various reasons: Arthritis, tendonitis, calf muscle tightness are some of the many reasons for pain in the ankles when jogging or walking. Get evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon or podiatrist see see what the cause is and a solution. ...Read more

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Outer heel has been hurting for 3 weeks. It doesn't hurt when I walk, only when I turn my foot in and pull my foot up toward my leg. What is it?

More Information: Which leg? This may be related to inflammation to the lateral muscles of the leg (peroneal longus and/or brevis) or their respective tendons. There is also a bursa that may be inflamed (bursitis). Non steroidal anti-inflammatories may help as may mentholated liquids such as zheng gu shui may also temporarily relieve the pain. I recommend a biomechanical evaluation for the source of the pain. ...Read more

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Need help docs! my ankle and lower legs hurt when i walk or jog. Why is this?

Need help docs! my ankle and lower legs hurt when i walk or jog. Why is this?

Proper support: It sounds like you are getting excess pressure. Try an orthotic for support and alignment. ...Read more

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I strained and hurt my back last year. I have lower back pain now and if I carry my heavy backpack my legs hurt when I walk. Slipped disc?

Back pain: You should be evaluated to determine the cause by seeing an orthopaedic doctor. Many times some simple things can be reccomended to alleviate your symptoms ,provided your spinal structure is intact. ( requires at least tan xray and depending on your physical exam maybe an MRI ) ...Read more

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I wake up and the right side of my leg got hurt , can not walk as usual

Right leg: Not sure of mechanism of injury, but deserves x-ray & exam. Check with pcp or er, may need orthopedic referral. ...Read more

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Husband has a pain on back of leg calf and when it walk hurts and limp?

See vascular doctor: Your husband may be having intermittent claudication. It is caused by too little blood flow, usually during exercise. Generally affects the blood vessels in the legs. Claudication is a symptom of a disease, most often, peripheral artery disease, a potentially serious but treatable circulation problem in which the vessels that supply blood flow to your legs are narrowed. SMOKING IS A MAJOR CAUSE!! ...Read more

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My upper part of my kneee hurts when i walk and when i'm sitting it hurts to straighten my leg, what can it be?

My  upper part of my kneee hurts when i walk and when i'm sitting it hurts to straighten my leg, what can it be?

Joint pain: Joint pain is painful for patients but hard to treat at times. If otc and physical therapy does not help, then you may need to go to the doctors for proper diagnosis and you and your doctor can formulate a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Have slight pain in my right side of my back when i walk my leg hurts had this 3 days now do you know what it is?

Have slight pain in my right side of my back when i walk my leg hurts had this 3 days now do you know what it is?

Sciatica: Many times a pinched nerve in your back will cause back and subsequent leg pain. Other options for lower right back pain is an ovarian cyst or appendicitis but I would think you would be more ill by now with a fever and abdominal issues with that one. If ibuprofen is not helpful see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have pain shooting through my but all the way down my leg ot hurt sit lay down and walk happen ever so offend and last 3 day to a week?

I have pain shooting through my but all the way down my leg ot hurt sit lay down and walk happen ever so offend and last 3 day to a week?

See your doctor: Please see your doctor about this. You could be having a bout of sciatica, and need to be checked to be sure you have normal reflexes in your leg and foot. Your doctor may want to do some studies of your back also. Tylenol (acetaminophen) may help, or Celebrex (less cardiovascular risk than some other nsaids). Herbal willow bark extract may help also -- one study found it equivalent to a cox-2 inhibitor. ...Read more