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 pain in legs while walking with fatty lumps. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain in both legs when I walk fast. There is a fatty lump in both legs, not painful when pressed.  Read Full »


Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hassan Shoukat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would suggest getting a test called the ankle-brachial index (ABI). This is not done at laboratory but some doctor or especially a surgeon can do in his office. Those test will test if you have any vascular insufficiency. If positive, you might need to be started on s...  Read Full »

A cupboard fell on my legs, and I have a bruise. Why is the hardness not going away?

Query: Hi doctor, I hurt my leg as a cupboard fell on my legs, and I have a bruise around 20 cm in diameter. The hardness in my leg is still there. Why is the hardness not going away? Is it normal? Please help me?  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about the domestic accident. Please reply to the following questions. 1) How long has it been since you had the bruise? 2) How deep is the wound? 3) Is it still bleeding? 4) It will normally take a few days before the hardening disappears. Can you zo...  Read Full »

What is the diagnosis for restlessness in legs with irritation and lack of sleep?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 30 years old. I am having a problem of restlessness in legs, fatigue, tiredness, irritation, confusion, lack of sleep or disturbed sleep. I am currently taknig Calcium tablets.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be suffering from restless leg syndrome (RLS). This, however, needs exclusion of other issues like thyroid disorder, iron and calcium deficiency as well. If all these investigations are normal, my recommendations for your treatment would be Pregabalin along ...  Read Full »

Accidently, I dropped weight on my foot and now I am having swelling and pain. What should I do to get better?

Query: Hello doctor,I dropped a 25-pound weight on my foot. It has been two days, and there is still swelling and bruising on my foot. It only hurts sometimes, but it feels super uncomfortable. It is more painful while I am resting. Please help me with this.  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from soft tissue injury secondary to trauma. The swelling, redness, and pain are due to this only. I will suggest some medications that can help you with the swelling and redness but trust me; it will take ten to fifteen days to resolve completely. I ...  Read Full »

What could be done for sciatica-like pain?

Query: Hello doctor, My 49 year old mother has a severe (sciatica-like) leg pain. There is also pain below the knee and at the back of the leg. The pain is an extreme burning sensation kind of pain. It sometimes moves to the hips. The pain increases when she sits or tries to walk. She is taking a pain ki...  Read Full »


Dr. Nene Devavrat Harihar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A sciatica-like pain can respond to physiotherapy and rehabilitative exercises. I suggest she try tablet Lyrica (Pregabalin) 75 mg at night. It is a little expensive one, but a good medicine. The other option is to take tablet Pregaba-M (a combination of Pregabalin and...  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. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

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 l...  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 vitamin D ...  Read Full »

My ankle is sprained, swollen, and shows bruising with pain. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have got a grade three sprain in my ankle while I was playing volleyball about three weeks ago. It has been hurting since it happened, and I thought it was getting better, but it is starting to hurt quite a bit more. It has been swollen since it happened, and it had a lot of bruisin...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. If there is bruising, swelling, and pain increasing gradually, then internal injuries can be suspected, There will be a significant change in movement in case of fracture and it becomes very difficult to move or walk. In both these cases, pla...  Read Full »

I have pain in both feet while sitting. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a computer operator. While sitting, there is a pain in both the feet and in the lower part of the chest. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. I would like to mention a few important causes of leg pain and body aches: Vitamin D deficiency is very common in people with an indoor job because of less exposure to sunlight. I would suggest you start vitamin D supplements such as capsul...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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