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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Can pain in the legs and arms be due to emotional disturbances?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 42-year-old male. My father and my mother passed away almost same time for one month, and since then, I feel pain in my arms and legs. I have pain in my nerves. I do not know if it like nervous tension. I started to feel this pain for ten days, sometimes in one leg and sometimes in ...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some details about your symptoms : 1. What kind of pain you feel in the arms and legs? (e.g., stretching or heaviness or burning or pinprick sensation of ants crawling or something else). Is pain mild or moderate, or severe? 2. Is it persistent...  Read Full »

Are painful and swollen legs common in old age?

Query: Hi doctor, My 84-year-old wife is mildly diabetic and is under medications with Metformin 850 mg twice daily, Losartan 50 mg once daily, Thyroxin 88 mcg once daily, Statin 10 mg once daily, and multivitamins. Her recent blood test showed low hemoglobin and iron, and she started to take Folvite 5 mg...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. I got the picture (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) of legs, and there is swelling and discoloration. Most probably, this is due to uncontrolled glucose. Other reasons for such discoloration and ...  Read Full »

When is TLIF surgery suggested?

Query: Hi doctor,My neurosurgeon recommends a TLIF, looking for more information and seeing if this is really needed.  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know the description and history of your symptoms in detail. Please sequentially tell your symptoms. Do you have any other co-morbidity or medical history along with this? Are you currently on any medications? If yes, please mention the name with d...  Read Full »

Why am I unable to fully rotate the left leg without pain after an injury five months back?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 60-year-old male, my height is 1.8 cm, and my weight is 97 kg. I have no underlying health conditions or take medication. I play indoor sports, and five months back, just before the covid lockdown measures, I jarred my left leg on the squash court during play. The pain near the...  Read Full »

Dr. Sreenivasa Rao


Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.In my opinion, you might have a muscle injury that is not recovered properly. So there is inhibition in your hip muscles that is still protecting the joint by getting stiffer to limit the movement of the joint. There is nothing to worry. The first thing is to get it prop...  Read Full »

What are the complications of Budd-Chiari syndrome?

Query: Hello doctor,I have weakness and swelling at the navel point. I also had a history of a liver issue called burd cherry syndrome. I have performed sonography and bilirubin tests, and currently, I am under Ayurvedic medications.  Read Full »

Dr. Subharanjini Ramesh


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is your liver problem is under control or not? The weakness is due to your liver problem. Is there any abdominal pain or any other symptoms present? Leg cramps are also due to the underlying problem, and you can take a vitamin D supplement after consulting your gastr...  Read Full »

Why do I have recurring back pain and diarrhea?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 49 years old male, and my weight is 80 kg. I am a smoker and social drinker. I have seen several doctor. I have symptoms like diarrhea every day for the last three years and stomach discomfort and pain. I have back pains, leg pains, and calcification of a disc for the past five yea...  Read Full »

Dr. J N Naidu

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I studied your complex problem carefully. I am of the view that nobody visits a doctor without an annoying problem. The problem is to identify whether it is physical or psychological. It is not easy, sometimes. I prescribe: Florastor 250 mg (Saccharomyces boulardii lyo) ...  Read Full »

What can cause pain starting from the left side of the hip to the leg?

Query: Hello doctor,This query is about the pain in my mother's veins, which started from her left side of her hip and spread to her whole leg. This pain is unbearable. She is 46-years-old. Her height and weight are 5'4" and 83 kg. She has a problem with her knees too due to overweight.Kindly advise me of ...  Read Full »

Dr. Kapil Gupta

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you describe the pain a little more and share some pictures of the affected leg if possible. Does the pain occur on moving the leg? Is the pain like a current-like sensation from the hip to the leg? Is there any change of color in the affected leg? Is there...  Read Full »

What is causing the shooting pain in my legs?

Query: Hi doctor, Sometimes I get a weird shooting or stabbing pain in my legs. I do not get pain simultaneously in two legs but it can either be the left or right one. It usually last for a second and or last for ten seconds maximum.  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from a weird shooting or stabbing type of pain in your legs, alternatively for 10 seconds occasionally. Such type of sharp shooting or stabbing pain in the leg may...  Read Full »

How to get rid of severe leg and buttock pain due to disc protrusion?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a disc extrusion in the buttock and severe leg pain on the right side for the past four years. I have lower back pain, pain in the buttock, a tingling sensation down my thigh all the way into my big toe. I cannot stand or sit for long. I have attached images from an MRI and would ...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, the clinical symptoms result from a herniated disc at lumbar segments four and five can impinge nerves that run down the legs causing sciatic-like symptoms. This type of herniated disc can cause low back pain w...  Read Full »

What is the treatment followed to cure soreness in the legs?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 59 years old female with a weight of 56 kilograms and a height of five feet seven inches. I woke up in the morning with soreness in the leg. I am using Hydrocortisone cream and I used a bandaid during the day. I am leaving it free in the air at night. Will it get healed? I have pict...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Please send me the pictures. I will check it and let you know. Please mention the duration of soreness in your legs and any swelling or redness. You can take tablet Diclofenac 75 mg when you have pain. This pain can occur due to arthritis. Ple...  Read Full »

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