Acute Leg Pain

Acute leg pain results from wear and tear, injuries in the joints, bones, or ligaments. Sometimes there can be leg pain due to blood clots, varicose veins, or poor circulation. There are certain medical conditions that can cause leg pain, such as atherosclerosis, deep vein thrombosis, and arthritis. Acute leg pain can usually be treated at home if it is due to a minor injury.

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I suffer from pain that starts from the back and makes it difficult to walk. Are there any medicines to cure it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had pain in my left leg for past five days. My pain is severe making me unable to walk and originates from the back and moves to the ankle of leg pain. I have consulted a doctor and got treatment for the last six days but no relief. Although previously also I was facing pain but wa...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. But there is no role of pelvic traction in your ailment. It was used earlier but not nowadays. The medications given to you are correct but I feel the dose can be increased to relieve the symptoms. So, I recommend you should consult your doct...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing leg pain for a week now and it has worsened after taking Naproxen. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have leg pain since a week. My doctor prescribed the tablet Naproxen but that is giving me stomach pains and the pain in my leg has gotten alot worse.  Read Full »

Dr. Darshan Kanani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. How are you doing? I am sorry to hear that the medication you were prescribed is causing you discomfort and that your leg pain has worsened. Tablet Naproxen belongs to a class of medications known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs...  Read Full »

My 3-year-old son has been suffering from high alkaline phosphatase level. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My three year old son has a high alkaline phosphatase level, but his ALT, AST, and vitamin D are normal. Protein and globulin is low and four weeks ago, he complained of leg pain which led to blood work. In his last blood work, the WBC and lymphocytes were low too, but now it is going up ...  Read Full »

Dr. Darshan Kanani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) is an enzyme that is found in many tissues throughout the body, including the liver, bones, and intestines. Elevated levels of ALP can indicate a number of conditions, including liver or bone disease, growth spurts ...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for the pain on the inside of my calf muscle?

Query: Hi doctor,I think I have a posterior tibial stress fracture. I am a long-distance runner. I play many sports but after playing frisbee, I have a pain on the inside of my calf muscle. I was advised by friends and family to take rest and do strength training. I did both but, neither worked. This pain ...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, we need to make the right diagnosis. You need to get a digital X-ray of both your legs to confirm the diagnosis of a stress fracture. If it is a stress fracture, then you need to rest your leg in a cast for six weeks. Secondly, you need to test your vi...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from lower back pain that radiates to the toes of my legs for the last six years. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a female, 38 years old, and married. I have suffered from lower back pain (slipped disc and sciatica) for the last six years. The pain has become unbearable now from the lower back to the toe of my left leg. My right leg gets numb if I stand for more than 3 to 5 minutes. My first ...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are suffering from cauda equina syndrome due to lumbar disc prolapse. You also may have compression of nerve roots of L4, L5, and S1 leading to severe pain along the medial leg and lateral leg with foot area. Until you get relief by decompressing it through surge...  Read Full »

Why do I have severe pain in my leg?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 59 year old female. I underwent radical mastectomy before one and a half years and undergoing regular checkups for every six months.¬†Recently I had pain in the right leg, from the knee to ankle region. I got an entire medical checkup done. They showed high TSH levels and also high...  Read Full »

Dr. Naresh Kumar M.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I had gone through all the reports posted (attachments removed to protect patient identity). Many of the reports posted were normal, so to make it easy for you I will comment on each of abnormal ones and what to be done for them. Urine routine showing 10-15 white b...  Read Full »

Why is there bleeding from the rectum while pooping?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25-year-old female, 50 to 52 pounds in weight, and 6.4 feet in height. I have been suffering from constipation. I would have pooped for only two days in the past three weeks. Last week my rectum was bleeding as I was trying to push the poop out. It was a bright red color. Whenever...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, the bleeding can be explained by hard stools and chronic constipation, which can be due to any one of the three things. Hemorrhoids, anal fissure, or ulceration of the rectum due to force of hard stools and the condition is called Stercoral ulcers. Since the b...  Read Full »

My mother is suffering from acute leg pain. Filaria & femur fracture in right leg. Any suggestions for relief?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother aged 80 years is suffering from acute leg pain. She is a patient of filariasis in right leg and also femur fracture in the same leg. Reports of all recently done tests are normal.¬†Please advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Pankush Arora

Answer: Hi, Welcome to What the patient needs to do is: Keep the affected leg elevated over two pillows. Take tablet Orthal forte thrice a day for three days. Take tablet Carnitor 500 mg twice a day for three days. Revert back with the x-rays and reports to an orthopaedician a...  Read Full »

Can uncontrolled diabetes mellitus result in leg pain?

Query: Hello doctor, My father's age is 70 years, and he has type II diabetes mellitus for the past 30 years. His present blood sugar level are fasting 143 and PP 221. He is having muscle pain and cramp on his right leg for the last few years. He has pain in the leg for the past 15 years, and he could not...  Read Full »

Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am here to help you. I have read your question with care and understand your concerns. 1. His blood sugar levels are very high, and diabetes is not under control, so first, we need to control it. 2. Muscle pain and cramp on his right leg for the last few years, and ...  Read Full »

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