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Leg Pain

Leg pain causes pain and discomfort to the legs. It occurs due to various causes like wear and tear, injuries to the joints, muscles, and ligaments, and problems in the lower spine. It can also occur due to blood clots, varicose veins, or poor circulation. The other causes of leg pain are deep vein thrombosis, gout, infection, peripheral neuropathy, rheumatoid arthritis, sprains, and stress fractures. Taking pain medications helps to provide some relief. Applying heat or cold provides some relief. Stretching and massaging help a lot.

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I have lower limbs pain immediately on standing up. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor,About a month ago, I felt pain in the back of my calves when I stood up and walked. Over the past month, this pain (stinging and about level two) goes to the front of my calves, front and back of my thighs, sometimes reaching all the way to my buttocks and lower back. My regular doctor is ...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sorry for the problem you are facing. Let me try and proceed towards the condition, if possible, by asking you few questions. 1) Is the pain unilateral or bilateral that is in one or both limbs involved? 2) Is the pain occurs after walking a certain distance be...  Read Full »

I have pain, numbness, and muscle weakness in the left foot with restricted spine movement. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, For the last month, there has been extreme numbness and muscle weakness in the dorsal part of the left foot. For the last two weeks, there has been pain along the left leg; the toes of the left foot are extremely weak. I am unable to move my toes and raise my left foot. In addition, th...  Read Full »

Dr. Ruchi Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your CT (computed tomography) lumbosacral spine images (attachments removed to prevent the patient's identity) and have made the following observations: Lumbar lordosis is maintained. Vertebral body height and alignment are maintained. There is evidence...  Read Full »

I have had pain in the lower left area of my pelvis for the past one week that occurs when I sit, bend, or stand up. Is it due to strain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had pain in the lower left area of my pelvis for almost a week now. The pain is mild and feels like some strain. The pain is not constant and occurs when I bend while leaning forward. It also happens when I try to sit down or stand up (most of the time, but not always). Also, I hav...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I suggest you follow a few instructions mentioned below, 1. Avoid bending forward. 2. Use a support belt. 3. Avoid stress, strain exertion, lifting heavy weights, rigorous exercise, etc. 4. Take the tablet Shel...  Read Full »

How to treat dorsal midfoot pain after a dislocation?

Query: Hello doctor,I was playing basketball, and someone landed on my foot while jumping. It felt as if my first metatarsal dislocated from the cuneiform. I have pain and instability in the dorsal midfoot area after trauma. The pain is mostly at the first metatarsal and midfoot joint. My X-ray showed no d...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand that there was an injury to your foot two weeks back. Unfortunately, I could not open the attached images. Please tell me more about the dislocation you have mentioned. Is the dislocation visible on X-rays? Please send the images of your foot and mark the ...  Read Full »

Are heart patients more prone to get swelling in the feet?

Query: Hi doctor, My aunt is 89 years old. She has a pacemaker and chronic bronchitis. She is complaining of swelling on both feet with more swelling on the left foot. It gets better when she exerts herself less. She has anxiety due to this. Also, she has a lot of phlegm, especially at night, which makes h...  Read Full »

Dr. Prabhu Prasad N. C

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you have mentioned, she is a known case of bronchitis and now having phlegm. It looks like she must be experiencing some lung attack, maybe due to some infection. Swelling of feet could be due to long-standing chronic bronchitis or heart ailment per se. She needs t...  Read Full »

Is having severe leg pain during pregnancy normal?

Query: Hello doctor, There is a complaint of severe pain in both the legs of my wife who is 14 weeks pregnant. She is unable to sleep due to the pain. All ANC checks and blood tests are fine. This is the second pregnancy. She has complaints of a lot of pain in her legs on both sides, more on the right leg...  Read Full »

Dr. Karthic Natarajan Babu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to To tell you the truth, I need more information or examine the patient to come to an accurate diagnosis. Differential diagnosis includes vascular problems for which we can consider a venous or arterial Doppler. The probable diagnosis is a pregnancy-related lumbar ...  Read Full »

What causes a burning sensation, and numbness in the foot?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 46-year-old woman with dull pain in my left leg and a heat sensation in my left foot, which is on and off throughout the day. The problem has been there for the past two to three weeks. I do not recall any injury which could have led to this problem. It just started suddenly. The...  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You mentioned heaviness in your left leg and a burning sensation, which we call paresthesia. Also, you have mentioned that you have back stiffness for many years. So, I presume that some nerve impingement may be causing these symptoms in your case. Can you tell me wh...  Read Full »

My mother has severe pain in her knees. Please suggest.

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 59 years old and she is having severe pain in the knee. After taking x-ray and blood tests we came to know that her vitamin D levels are low which shows 14ng /mL. Can you please suggest a cure for this? Can the pain in the legs be cured? Can you suggest a remedy to get the...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Vitamin D deficiency is the most common vitamin deficiency currently faced by the population at large. In about 80 percent of urban population vitamin D is either deficient or insufficient. Your mother's problem is easily treatable by oral medications or injections. ...  Read Full »

My mother has sudden leg pain. Please help.

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 »

My wife has leg pain and clumps of fat around the knees. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife aged 55 years is suffering from arthritis I believe. She has leg pain for the past five years. She has larger clumps of fat around knees and joints and looks heavily obsessive. The recent health checkup results say that she is vitamin D deficient (6.6 ng/ml) and B12 deficient (...  Read Full »

Dr. Makwana Tanvi Ghanshyambhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw her report and photos both (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Her weight has to be reduced which can be done through some exercise. Try doing that as much as she can. Her body weight is causing main problems. For her pain, she can take tablet Eto...  Read Full »

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