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Why Does My Legs Ache
22yo female. Why does my leg ache when i walk and walk upstairs. Its not painful and is ok at rest pain doesnt get any worse and there is no swelling?
Blood flow?: You are really very young, but your symptoms are suspicious for poor circulation in the leg. More blood flow is required when you use the muscles to provide them with the oxygen to work. If they aren't getting enough, they burn fuels differently, lactic acid builds up in the muscles and they hurt. This is not uncommon in older smokers, diabetics, and other conditions with poor blood flow, but you? ...Read more
Hard to say: Typically osteoarthritis in the knee causes pain limited to the knee itself and not really the whole leg. It may just be a referred pain for the knee or you may have something else causing pain in the leg in addition to your osteoarthritis. Consider being checked. Thank you. ...Read more
Impossible to say: You description is too vague to offer any opinion as to cause. If you are concerned, have your own doctor or an orthopedist evaluate the leg. ...Read more
I have been having lower leg pain for a few days and it' comes and goes its an aching pain what could it be?
? Knee problem: It sounds as if your knees are the issue. See your own doctor or an orthopedist. ...Read more
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
Better chair.: You probably need a better chair - an ergonomic one, with good cushioning in the seat, proper back support, and appropriate height so that your feet are flat on the ground when you sit. Additionally, you should make it a point to get up at least once every hour to take a break from sitting. Stretch and walk around when you get up. ...Read more
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