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 am suffering from lower back pain radiating to my right leg. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 48 years old. I am suffering from lower back pain radiating to my right leg.Kindly help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. From your history, it seems to be sciatica causing the pain. I suggest the following. 1. Avoid lifting heavy weights. 2. Avoid arching your back; bend your knees to pick up something from the floor. 3. Avoid sitting ...  Read Full »

What is causing my leg pain - dropped bladder or sciatica?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 79-year-old female with a dropped bladder that could be causing a lot of pain in my left leg, but I also have sciatica. The lower parts of my legs have a stinging and pain feeling quite often. I have been to the gynecologist and was told that there is no connection between the tw...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I agree with your physician that your bladder issue has no relation to the pain in your legs. Most likely, it is due to sciatica. Management of sciatica includes weight reduction, local painkiller creams, Vitamin B 12, Pregabalin tablets,...  Read Full »

My husband got injured in the chest a few years back, and since then, he has had leg pain. Is there chance of him developing heart disease?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband got hit in the heart during karate and got a clot over there, and he has had occasional pain over there for the past five years. He was taking medication to alleviate the clot. The doctor told me it is healed, and it has now been ten years without any chest pain, but from th...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Pillai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to the icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Glad to know your husband is following a healthy lifestyle now. From the description of his leg pain and obesity, I feel there is a high likelihood that he could suffer from deep vein thrombosis i.e. blood clots in the veins. I would sug...  Read Full »

I have intense radiating leg pain and chest pain, which worsens while lying flat. What does it mean?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old female. I vape and have already been diagnosed with asthma, allergies, anxiety or OCD, and AVNRT. Currently, I take the tablets Luvox, Metoprolol, Loratadine, Singulair, Advair, and ProAir. Two months back, I started experiencing intense aches in my right leg and som...  Read Full »

Dr. Abdul Rasheed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. From the history and investigation reports you have mentioned here, I would like to inform you that numbness and shaky feeling in your right lower limb are most likely related to magnesium insufficiency and your wei...  Read Full »

I have pain in my private part with lines in my inner labia that radiate to the left leg. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain in my private part with lines in my inner labia. Pain radiates to the left leg. What could be the reason? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Arjun Ajamal Bhai Chaudhari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I can understand your concern. The pain is neuropathic, involving nerve endings and radiation to the left leg. This condition is called vulvodynia or vestibulodynia, as pain is due to overstimulation of nerve endings of the vulva or vaginal wa...  Read Full »

I developed tinnitus suddenly. Kindly go through my MRI and suggest.

Query: Hello doctor, I developed tinnitus all of a sudden last year. I am attaching the last year MRI images for your evaluation. Of late, I have some muscle pull in my calves. I am waiting for your evaluation.  Read Full »

Dr. Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have analyzed your MRI images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are age-related minor changes in the scan. But nothing is alarming in the scan. The tinnitus which you have can be because of isolated eighth nerve or inner ear involvement. Do yo...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

What is peripheral artery disease?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33 year old female. I have never smoked. I am not overweight and I do not have diabetes. I have been having some left leg issues. It started six months back. I started limping because my left calf, ankle and groin were hurting. My emergency Doppler venous ultrasound was clear. I ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Nadiminty Raghuvamsi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, I understand that the first time you had a problem with your left leg was due to a sprain (talofibular ligament) around the ankle and it got resolved. I suspect the same problem or something similar is causing you the pain again. It is highly un...  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 icliniq.com. 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 am a 20-year-old female, but my legs and back are always aching. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 20-year-old female, and I live a healthy lifestyle. However, my legs and back are always aching. It has gotten progressively worse over the last few years, and it is beginning to affect my quality of life. When the pain is intense, I get nauseous and throw up from the pressure it...  Read Full »

Dr. Bandam Srinivas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It sounds like you are experiencing several symptoms impacting your quality of life. The aches and pains in your legs and back, nausea and vomiting, fatigue, muscle spasms, and bowel urgency could be symptoms of various conditions. It is also possible that it is rela...  Read Full »

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