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Why does my leg pain even after walking short distances?

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Dr. K. Shobana

Published At December 29, 2017
Reviewed AtFebruary 14, 2024

Patient's Query

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.

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

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

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey
Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Rheumatology

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