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Q. Why does my leg pain even after walking short distances?

Answered by
Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 28, 2017 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

Hello doctor,

I am 40 years old and my leg pains while walking. Can I please know what is the reason behind this? This problem started nine years ago. But, now my leg pains after walking even 20 to 30 meters. I am currently on Thyroxine 50 mg. I have had a Doppler ultrasound. Please help.

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Hello,

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There are many causes of leg pain.

The most common is degenerative lumbar disc disease with radiculopathy due to compression of nerve root especially if the pain is only on one leg.

The other causes are vitamin D and B deficiency especially if the pain is on both sides and vascular insufficiency.

However, the last one is seen in smokers and elderly generally not at this age.

For more information consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/internal-medicine-physician


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