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Why does my knee hurt when I walk?

Why does my knee hurt when I walk?

Need more info: There are many reasons for knee pain. Was there an injury? If not it could be inflammation. Try ice and anti inflammatory meds such as advil (ibuprofen) and if not improved see an orthopedist. ...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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Why does my calf hurt when I stand on my toes?

Why does my calf hurt when I stand on my toes?

Tight Calf Muscles!: The reason your calf hurts is how tight the entire muscle group is. When you stand on your toes, the calf muscle contracts, and if it is tight, then you may have pain. Performing runners' stretches are very beneficial and should help reduce the pain. If it continues, seek medical treatment with a podiatrist. ...Read more

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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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Why does my lower legs hurt when I exercise?

Why does my lower legs hurt when I exercise?

Exercise: I recommend stretching before and after exercising, it reduce injury and pain. ...Read more

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Why does my back pop when i walk?

Why does my back pop when i walk?

Only theories: Why joints sound like Rice Krispies Cereal (snap,crackle, and pop!) with no pain & normal functioning is a topic of debate. If your back does not hurt and you have no other symptoms like numbness, tingling, weakness, loss of bowel or bladder control, then don't worry. Try stretching before hand and "get the kinks out." first. My kiddo can twist and all her vertebra would pop sequentially! Ew! ...Read more

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Please explain why does my ankle crack and why does my foot hurt when i walk sometimes?

Please explain why does my ankle crack and why does my foot hurt when i walk sometimes?

Too general : A question that warrants a visit to your foot/ankle doc. Pain is a indication something is wrong, go get it checked out. ...Read more

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Why does my lower back hurt so much when I walk?

Why does my lower back hurt so much when I walk?

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

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Why does my knee feel tight when i walk?

Why does my knee feel tight when i walk?

May have fluid: In the knee . Was it injured??there could be other problems with the knee too. Might be best to have it checked out ...Read more

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Why do my ankles hurt when I run?

Why do my ankles hurt when I run?

Ankle pain: You might be running with poorly supported sneakers. You may also have hyper pronated feet. I recommend you see a podiatrist to evaluate your current running sneakers as well as your gait to see ifyou can benefit from orthotics. ...Read more

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Why does my left leg and hip hurt when i lay down? What should I do?

Why does my left leg and hip hurt when i lay down? What should I do?

Trocanteric bursitis: It's a classic symptom that happens when people lay on their side and their hip is inflamed at the trochanteric bursa (a fluid filled sac) that helps the tissues in the area move more easily. People commonly complain of waking up because of the pain. Anti-inflammatories, stretching, and alternating ice and heat compresses can help. If it doesn't improve, see your doctor. ...Read more

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My thighs hurt so bad when i walk?

My thighs hurt so bad when i walk?

Cause?: if the pain is severe, please see your doctor for proper diagnosis. May be due to strenuous exercise? ...Read more

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Why do my ankles crack when I walk?

Why do my ankles crack when I walk?

Could be : Gas expelling from the joint capsule of the ankle, could be peroneal tendons c iming out of their anatomical groove, Similiarly the FHL tendon can do this in the back of the ankle by the talus. ...Read more

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Why does my coccyx hurt when i sit?

Trauma?: Could be a fractured coccyx if you have a history of trauma. Follow up with orthopedist or pcp for possible xrays. ...Read more

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Why does my hip hurt only when i lay down?

Why does my hip hurt only when i lay down?

?Bursitis: You may have a form of bursitis, an inflammation of the area at the side of your hip, where the bone is prominent. You may be lying on that area. ...Read more

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Why do my feet hurt when I travel?

Why do my feet hurt when I travel?

Possibly swelling: From feet being dependant in a car or on a plane. Or the fact that you may be walking more or wearing shoes you normally don't wear. ...Read more

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Why does my temples hurt and when i walk they throb?

Why does my temples hurt and when i walk they throb?

Don't know why: Have your blood pressure checked , also blood tests to rule out temporal arteritis. See your doctor to get evaluated. Temporal arteritis is serious and needs to be treated. ...Read more

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Why does my tailbone hurt when i bend over?

Why does my tailbone hurt when i bend over?

Sprain?: You could have an injury to the small ligaments that are around the actual bony part of the tail bone. ...Read more

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Why does my hips hurt when I have my period?

Why does my hips hurt when I have my period?

Hip pain: I suspect that it's not your hips per se that hurt, but rather your pelvic pain radiating to your hips that makes you mistake it for hip pain. ...Read more

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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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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?

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