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Leg Pain

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Comment from: Jody, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 27

When standing up, my legs are sore and feel weak. I have been a sportsman all my life and although now a bit overweight, I still walk run 20 minutes on a treadmill daily. I am 63.

Comment from: Roman, 19-24 Male (Caregiver) Published: May 12

I was suffering from calf pain, and due to my tight calves it got worse. But I love running and I didn’t want to stop it due to my calf pain. So I figured out some ways so that the pain can be minimized and I got myself a pair of comfortable shoes that is best for tight calves.

Comment from: Cindy , 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 05

I have pain in my legs and thighs at night that keeps me awake. I have varicose veins from my pregnancies and I have shortness of breath so I use an inhaler. I don’t know what's causing the pain in the legs and thighs. It is affecting my sleep patterns and I wake up tired.

Comment from: Stephie5992166, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 27

My leg pain is on the little bone that sticks out the outside of my knee. Then it hurts behind my knee. Today I was walking, my foot shifted, leg turned, and now my leg and my back hurt really bad, especially going up or down stairs;. Not to say it doesn't hurt just sitting here, because it does; just worse on stairs.

Comment from: Lsmith0728, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: April 09

For about 16 years I have had a full achy pain in the calves. My leg pain is not constant, just mainly at night. If I place something heavy on them or find something tight enough on my calves it will ease the pain for a few minutes. No idea why this is happening.

Comment from: T.suresh, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 01

I was operated for open heart surgery 2 years back. For the past 1 week I am feeling acute burning in both my foot soles. I am a regular morning walker for 45 minutes. Earlier I was walking 3600 steps, but last one week I increased my walking to 5000 steps now. I am taking my regular medicines as the doctor advised, morning, afternoon and night.

Comment from: Julie , 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: April 07

I was very normal until I gave birth to a child at 25 years old. After I gave birth my legs have not been the same. I was a very fit person, always at the gym, and now I always deal with the legs that hurt, so much so it makes me lazy. I have been to so many doctors now I could know it was something that could do with my back somehow. I need to find the right doctor somehow. So much pain in my legs from a young age. Thank you.

Comment from: Nate37, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: March 11

I have been experiencing this leg pain for almost 2 years now. I have had physiotherapy, x-ray, MRI and a cortisone shot and still am in pain. I can do all of my normal everyday functions with no limit to my mobility but a constant pain when I put weight on it recently. It is not a lot of pain but enough to just want it to stop already. It varies from a shooting pain to a burning pain. It is located in the back of the knee where it bends. I really hope someone can help me.

Comment from: Ben, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: February 26

My left leg has been hurting for about 1.5 years now. I was playing basketball and took a knee to the back of my calf muscle. I’ve been to doctors over and over and they think it’s back related. I’ve done all their treatments and no relief. I have to take Aleve every day to get relief, and it still doesn’t help it that much. The pain is so intense that I can’t walk without medicine. The pain is never in the same spot. It’s on the back, left, or right side of my calf. It changes daily.

Comment from: Anita, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 21

My leg pain began slowly, and in two weeks I couldn't handle the pain. I was given an x-ray and an injection for pain but the doctor said it was ok. The next day I was called for an MRI. The pain has not subsided and has gotten worse.

Comment from: Lmc, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: February 11

I have had cysts on my upper right leg since I was 18 or 19. Now at 36 I’m experiencing throbbing constant leg pain all around the area. The cysts are under my skin like fatty lumps that have got bigger (probably 2 cm) soft to the touch but tender. The pain is at the top of my right thigh but I’m actually worried about going to my doctors. I’m a size 10, 9.5 stone in weight, and I’m a self-employed cleaner. I have 3 children so I’m not lazy, etc. I just don’t understand why I’ve got the pain.

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Comment from: plimco, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 10

I have leg pain I am 63. I get a lot of pain in my knees due to arthritis, pain in my thighs, and from my knee to the ankle on my left leg it feels like ice running through my veins. My leg hurt so much it is hard to walk, and pain keeps me awake. I have taken pain killers for years. I told my general physician my bones hurt. All they can think of is sending me to a physiotherapy! It doesn't work, I end up crying, the pain is that bad afterwards. I also have lupus. I have constant cracking in my neck even when walking.

Comment from: Dawn, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 05

My left leg from knee downwards is so painful and heavy I can’t move it without lifting it with my hands. I can’t walk without a stick.

Comment from: Anne444, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 23

I experience a severe burning pain in my right quadriceps when I flex my leg, as in doing a knee lift or leg lift from a supine position. This has been the case for over a year with no relief.

Comment from: Bert, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: January 14

My right leg is so painful. It was about 7 months already that I carried this pain, I went to a doctor and they said it was my nerves. I took too many medicines for nerves and pain relievers, but it still can't help fix my pain. It’s really hard to walk even, I'm lying down in the bed, until now it is very painful. I even went to physical therapists, but it is still painful, do I carry this pain for my whole life! Do we have remedies for this pain!

Comment from: RT LEG PAIN TX, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 02

I experience nearly every night, severe pain on my right lower outer leg area, just below my knee and right above the ankle. This pain feels like my nerves are being pulled out slowly and painfully from my leg. The pain is so bad and frustrating, and has me in tears. No sleep, I am holding my right leg, begging for the pain to stop.

Comment from: Redgrange, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: December 26

I have intermittent lower leg pain between the kneecap and shin, with a swelling patch to the right. The only thing that helps is elevating and ice.

Comment from: Kim, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 03

I had an accident 12 months ago and that's when my right leg broke. That was it for two weeks and I walked on it, now after 12 months my right leg right up to my buttock is getting sharp burning sensation.

Comment from: Toots, 65-74 (Patient) Published: November 22

My left pain started on the left buttock and leg, and now in both my buttocks and legs. I have been resting for 2 days but soon as I start walking about, pain builds up to agonizing levels.

Comment from: Richyrich, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: November 12

I am 62 years old, had venous veins issues and 6 months ago had the veins closed off. Two months later I had severe adductor pain and cramping... 4 months later sore lower back. I was told I have a small bulge in L5 and L5 disc with nerve root compression. I have leg pain when I sit and lie down, hamstrings and adductors cramp easily at times. Seen vascular neurologist, muscular neurologist and spine surgeon, and all just want to medicate me with heavy drugs. I can’t live like this much longer.

Comment from: Chad, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: November 12

I am 63 years old and this is the first time ever I had pain in my leg. It just started in my leg from my hip all the way down to the top of my muscle. When I get out of bed, I have to adjust myself slowly, move to the right position where I can get up and get out of bed. If I sit down for about an hour or two hours and get up, I have to get up real slow and adjust my leg to stand on my leg slowly.

Comment from: Shelly, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 08

My leg pain is an ache on the knee that shoots down to my ankle area. I have a sore area on the side of my right thigh, but sometimes when I rub it, it makes the other pains subside a little; really weird. So annoying, I try things but it’s just a Band-Aid.

Comment from: orangade98, 55-64 (Patient) Published: November 05

My left leg is swollen by the knee and the cheek of my buttock is hard and hurts all the way up to my ribs and down my leg. It has not gone for 2 weeks and now I can’t bend due to the pain. I am crying in agony sometimes.

Comment from: jeanette.b, 65-74 (Patient) Published: October 16

My leg calves feel really tight, I have constant pain even when resting and feel slower at walking. I am waiting to have an operation to remove severe arthritis from my left big toe but it's in both calves, this pain. Wonder if I should see my doctor. I am on rosuvastatin for cholesterol problems.

Comment from: Corri, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 15

My pain in my right leg from stenosis is so excruciating that I wake up crying every night. I tell myself I can’t take this anymore. I feel like it is going to kill me. I am on 7 mg Norco but nothing helps. The surgeon appointments are months out. Every time I go to the spinal specialists I feel like I’m not being taken seriously. Sorry for all you chronic pain sufferers out there.

Comment from: Andrew W, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: September 25

I have arthritis in both knees and hips but the doctors can't see why they are so painful as they reckon the arthritis is not that bad. I find the leg pain so bad that I can't even put any weight on my legs. I don't understand why, but my bottom lower spine cracked and my legs felt easier to walk a short distance.

Comment from: lucky, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: September 16

I have severe pain, pins and needles, and numbness in my calves and shins, 24/7. I have no sign of diabetes or neurological issues. I just survived a heart attack and a stent was put in. Now I am having problem walking.

Comment from: Heatbeat77, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 10

I've been experiencing constant pain in my left leg, sometimes the whole left side. Then, I also get these fast flashes of pain that feel like electricity! It's worse when I touch it. I have type 2 diabetes. At my wits end! I have no insurance.

Comment from: June, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: September 05

At night, I have severe pain in both thighs, the leg pain is unbearable. They are not cramps, they are just multiple pains everywhere in my thigh; on the front, on the sides and on the back of my thighs. I wonder what this could be and how it can be treated or cured.

Comment from: Sally, 13-18 Female (Caregiver) Published: September 04

I have a girl of age 15. Soccer season and if she runs too fast or gets hit a certain way pain shoots down the whole leg, and her lower back hurts.

Comment from: Genevieve, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: August 21

Going from sitting to stand my calves feel like they are being squeezed. Then I have shortness of breath with the leg pain. It happens 3 to 5 times a day.

Comment from: Crystal, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: August 06

I am 34 years old. I have had a laminectomy on my lower back and now I have severe pain in both my legs, hips and in my back still. It feels like my spine, legs and back are going to explode, very painful, but nobody seems to be able to find out what is going on.

Comment from: Tee, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 24

I have a condition called POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) and pelvic congestion syndrome. Not sure if my conditions would cause the leg pain I'm having that started last night. It's in my lower left leg and feels like a deep squeezing pain. Definitely not muscle pain. When I stood up and got out of bed, it moved to the calf area. I am now having the same pain again but am up, not in bed. My other conditions cause my blood to pool in my lower parts of my body, so thought maybe this is what the pain was from.

Comment from: Mary M, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 23

I have had excruciating pain in my left buttock cheek and left leg, and now it is in both my legs. It's like my legs are burning from the inside. I cannot take the pain. I don’t know what’s causing it. I feel like I've been blasted with nerve gas.

Comment from: Kimmy , 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 16

I have had pain in my calf that moves to my shin upon being up, standing or walking. I have had 2 x-rays and an ultrasound. It’s going on 2 months and it's only getting worse. I have tried wrapping it, steroid pills, wearing a boot, pain patches; no relief.

Comment from: birdy, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 16

Once or twice a year I get radiating pain down the front of my thighs and sometimes down my shins. Never the calves or buttocks. About 97 percent of the time I only feel it when lying down.

Comment from: Justin L, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: July 08

My leg pain is the worst at night or when I’m lying or sitting. It’s actually more comfortable to walk or stand. It’s the worst in my calf but also in my feet all the way up to my lower back sometimes. I don’t know if it’s related but I’ve also got ear and head aching along with it and just feel weak in general. I tried magnesium. I have been to and still going to doctors. Just found out my muscle enzymes are high.

Comment from: SylvreRose, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 19

I am 69 now, and still improving. At 65, I woke in such pain down my left leg that I went to emergency, and then my doctor. I refused the MRI, I know my own body, and the pain was not from my back but from my piriformis muscle at the bottom of my buttock cheek. My doctor gave me pain medicines and sent me to a good physical therapist. I did exercising, used a gym with a hot tub to stretch and exercise. From pain and falling down, now I am using a walker, sitting for showers to a job again! I celebrated each step of improving.

Comment from: Rick, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: June 18

I have sharp pain on the inside of my thigh in my right leg. When I sit down it is stopping me from lifting my leg up.

Comment from: Jae, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: June 12

I've had leg pain going on 15 years, starting 6 months after my 1st daughter was born. It started out in the left calf, felt like a charley horse was going to happen, but didn’t. It moved into the right calf as well. Spasms in my calves for 6 years. I had my 3rd child and got my second epidural. When the epidural was going in, I felt a pinch or something in my lower left side of my back, and since, I have been feeling pain in my outer thighs, muscle spasms, tightness, ache, swollen feeling, and burning.

Comment from: Lisa .s, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 19

I’ve had pain in both my legs. It’s been 1 year and a half and the pain, numbness and burning sensation seem to get worse. I wake up with it and sleep with the same pain. There are days where my legs feel so heavy it’s hard and painful to walk. I’ve been to various doctors and I’ve been told that it’s related to some nerve damage which is located on the bottom of my spine. Nothing I do seems to reduce the pain and discomfort.

Comment from: Jane, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 07

My right leg hurts all the way from my thigh to my knee cap, which is swollen most of the time, all the way down my shin, and it burns to walk, I have a full time job, and I cry every day. It hurts all the way own across my foot and into my toes. I wear compression stockings, take Aleve, tramadol and sometimes CBD; too many drugs, but not enough to fix it. Some days like today I wish I weren't here.

Comment from: Ezrider, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: August 07

For the past 10 years I have had excruciating pain in both calves where muscle and tendon attach. I have been to 12 doctors, 2 chiropractors and have had several MRIs, x-rays, nerve conduction test, etc., and all came back normal. Pain is constant. Oxycodone was helping me to function but no more. I need help!

Comment from: No fat, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 13

I have severe arthritis in both my hips. It was diagnosed at age 38. Recently I have developed severe leg pain in both legs. The pain has been so bad I cannot get a good night’s sleep. Over the counter pain medicines did not help. When I eliminated the fat in my diet the pain stopped.

Comment from: Iphie, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 10

I had dislocation in my knee when I was eleven. After fixing it, it occurred again after three years. This time it took a longer time before it was fixed. Presently I feel pain in the same leg such that when I bend I feel excruciating pain inside from my ankle to the hip region of same leg.

Comment from: Carey, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: June 12

I'm 29. I was told that apparently I had sciatica, and the pain is so bad in both legs but mostly the bottoms feels like I need to stretch it. Nothing works and I'm just getting a bit worried because the pain is there night and day. I sleep with my legs elevated where I just can't get comfortable.

Comment from: Justme, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 31

I am having aching and a stabbing pain on the inside of my right leg to the left of my kneecap. I also have a swollen puffy spot that comes up and is sore to the touch. I am having to take OTC pain medicines continuously.

Comment from: April , 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 25

Since I was young teenager my legs have hurt so bad I would cry, and not want to walk. Then in my 20s it would keep me up at night and I would take a hot bath. Now I've noticed it is so much worse. I get three types of pain, sometimes it is like my legs are being squeezed to death, and they ache so bad I still cry and I'm 49. Now my muscles feel too tight and I still don't sleep from stretching most of the night, and there is also loss of strength in my legs.

Comment from: Zackandtracy, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 18

I am a lupus and multiple sclerosis patient with a history of cysts on my knee and both feet vascular. I slid and fell two weeks ago and immediately felt severe pain in my knee, hip and groin and it has since progressed. The knee has been swollen and either red or purple at all times and if I try to straighten it I get severe pain in both my knee and hip and groin. I am unable to stoop, bend or even straighten any part without pain, it seems as if my knee is turned out in the wrong direction.

Comment from: LB, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 01

I experience pain on a daily basis in the whole of my right leg. My right groin has lumps in it and the pain travels down more to the inside and the back of my leg. My knee is also involved on the back and inside, then my shin, and sometimes to my foot. It aches deep.

Comment from: Le le, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: April 24

I have pain in the back of my leg when I straighten my leg and move my foot towards my shin, and tingling in the same leg in my buttocks and top of the leg.

Comment from: G G, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 03

I notice while making my bed that putting weight on my right knee caused shooting pain, like hitting your funny bone. It was on the outer knee. With time, months, it progressed to painfulness upon being touched. The pain is just below the knee down my shin and across mid-calf, and goes down to my ankle. In the last 2 weeks if anyone bumped it (grand kids!) it caused intense shooting pain causing me to cry out. I suffer from chronic pain anyway, degenerative disk and osteoarthritis in neck, mid and lower back, and hands! So this pain is different. I just told the general physician, and having many issues (thyroid removal in 2 weeks) he just brushed it off. But it is getting where even touching it hurts; applying lotion, wearing stocking, anything. I apply Aspercreme and keeping going.

Comment from: Yoyo, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 28

I first had a swollen ankle. The feeling was like I sprained it. I thought on my activities and the only thing I could think of was, I cleaned the house and I sometimes use my foot to clean the floor. It was painful for about 3 weeks and I was not able to walk normal, but with a limp. I noticed that when I was massaging the foot, the ankle is not where the pain is but on the shin. Now, I'm recently getting a shooting pain on the right side of my leg. It happens quickly and goes away quickly also but it occurs maybe 5 times a day.

Comment from: mary t., 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: June 03

My legs feel fine when sitting or lying down. However, when I stand or walk I get a terrible sort of muscular type pain in my thighs. It used to be only in my left thigh, but it is now also in my right thigh. My medications (Tylenol, Aleve, Advil, Excedrin, etc.) help. I am now going to try some herbals. I have been to a series of doctors, none seem to know the cause. At this point, I am having extreme difficulty walking. Very frustrating!

Comment from: Taylor, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: February 02

I have had injections for pain in the legs initiating from damage to vertebrae, after some years. I now get severe pain in the left groin which is there all the time causing me disturbed sleep, numbness and tingling. I also have type 2 diabetes but this is under control, but I am worried that I have peripheral neuropathy.

Comment from: Hypnophd, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: December 21

I fell on ice five years ago, backwards. Symptoms were diplopia, partial paralysis in optic cranial nerves, back strain, sprain post-concussion syndrome, and increased migraine. I never had chronic back pain prior to injury. I started getting lumbar pain, severe shooting pain. MRI showed slight bulge of disc at L5/S1. Pain usually starts while sitting or lying sown in bed, and only relief is opioids. I was told this is from aging, again asymptomatic prior in accident. Standing is the only position that does not cause pain. I have lower back tenderness always. Pain starts in or around hip area, shoots down the legs, stops about mid-calf, lateral and central, and 4th and 5th toes have some pain on occasion. I had the accident when I was of age 50. I'm thinking it is sciatica.

Comment from: rsutton55, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: November 17

I'm a 60 year male in good health. I get a pain down the outside of my left leg after I sit for an hour or more. It is like an electrical pain running from my buttock to my knee. Stretching seems to give momentary relief. It gets worse when I lie in bed. It has been occurring for the last 5 to 6 months.

Comment from: pris, (Patient) Published: September 23

Recently at night I have been having pain and cramping in my legs, at times chronic pain in the groin close to the femoral artery. Most recently I have developed shortness of breath when exercising, walking upstairs, or playing golf. It has been very humid where we live. These symptoms just started very suddenly connected to fatigue.

Comment from: Gez501, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: August 24

I have severe heart problems and COPD. I need to take water tablets. This dehydrates me and I need to top up my electrolytes in my blood. After visiting a pain clinic I was advised to drink 2 liters of tonic water a day. My general physician said take magnesium. Magnesium itself did not work, but magnesium orotate did. Apparently plain magnesium (available on the UK National Health) gets lost due to the water tablets. Magnesium orotate (which is not on the National Health) actually enters the cells directly and therefore is retained. It solved my problems of pain and body cramps. I hope this will be useful to anyone in pain. Magnesium orotate is available in health shops.

Comment from: anxious, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 04

I have pain in my left leg. It started about a week ago in outer aspect just below left knee. Now it is the whole leg but mostly in the bulky part of calf and radiating to shins. At rest it is a deep ache through all of the leg. Weight bearing is difficult and results in a stinging sensation in shins. If I weight bear too long my thigh burns. I have full sensation in the leg. No swelling, heat redness or specific tenderness. As I write this I can feel it going to my buttock. I have an appointment with the doctor on Monday.

Comment from: anonymous, (Patient) Published: March 20

I have severe pain in my right leg. The pain starts when I stand straight and walk. It starts from coccygeal nerve stretching down femoral nerve and muscle then into knee and calf muscle.

Comment from: Tammy, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 17

I am 55 years old and have severe scoliosis. For the past 8 years I have felt my legs getting worse. It is to a point where I cannot sleep. Both legs ache, throb and burn right down to the bottom of my feet. I cannot stand the pain anymore. It is time to get help from the doctor. I fear a wheelchair is in my future.

Comment from: Francis, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: July 29

In past 2 months, I’ve been having leg pain, sometimes quite severe. It does not seem to be in joints; specialist says it isn't circulation. The trouble may be muscle or nerve. I walk daily when I don't have too much pain; I take Tylenol extra strength when pain is bad. I have trouble getting in and out of the car; lifting my leg makes it easier to move it.

Comment from: Rey, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: April 15

I hit my mid-upper leg on the dining room table. It is now swollen and hurts.

Comment from: Ezennaka , 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: April 13

My mom is complaining of leg pain and hand too, with a movement from the legs to the hand, that makes her sweat and weak. I need to know what to do for her to get well, thanks.

Comment from: Asif, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: March 31

I'm suffering a pain in the right foot of my leg, down part of big toe, since last 3 years.

Comment from: Delene, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 24

I bumped me left knee a week ago, and now my left groin and thigh hurt.

Comment from: SSTTAACCREYY22, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 22

I was told I have arthritis in my lower back because I woke up one day kind of unable to walk. Since then I have been pretty much unable to walk distances and am stooped over, and I used to walk miles. I wonder if there is anything I can do about my leg pain.

Comment from: Dar, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 10

My legs between the knee and hip hurt to the touch. Sometimes one leg, sometimes both, and sometimes they ache.

Comment from: Maria, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 03

It hurts on my lower shin when I wipe my buttock, I don’t know why.

Comment from: Daggy728, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: October 24

I have extreme leg pain in my lower thigh when I try to bend it or after lying down for a while.

Comment from: sisters, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: October 10

Both my legs are painful all the way up when I push on them.

Comment from: Chrisandra , 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 16

My pain starts from the hip and goes all the way down my leg like cramps.

Comment from: Ahmed, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: August 06

I have pain in my right leg bone in the back from buttock till toe.

Comment from: Soreman, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 30

I am going in for a hip replacement in September. I am wondering prolonging the hip replacement is what is making the lower part of my leg sore.

Comment from: Bentley , 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: July 12

My mother has a pain in her leg, the pain comes when it is time to sleep.

Comment from: Letty, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 01

I fell down on concrete, and felt like an electric current like pain in my legs. Then I got varicose veins.

Comment from: Tris, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: August 16

I wake up in the middle of the night almost every night with leg pain, feeling like someone either stabbed me or pulled the muscle out of my leg.

Comment from: jen, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 13

I am 47 year old, healthy and active. My right leg has constant pain and it feels like pins and needles are in it and sometimes it goes numb.

Comment from: Kira, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 17

I occasionally (every few months or so) feel soreness in my leg like it got slapped really hard with an open hand, or I bumped up against something and it left a bruise. There's no bruising, but it is tender to touch.

Comment from: sunleo, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: November 29

My ankles and both legs are very painful to the touch. I have had this for about 40 years, my mother had it too. I am 75, healthy.

Comment from: RosieNotHer, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 03

I have extreme pain in my leg, left leg more so. Not at joint areas. It started in the lower leg on right side, then upper leg outside area and then the top of my knee.

Comment from: sherib59, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 25

I get painful aching in both legs when I have been on them for a period of time.

Comment from: DAN, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: August 11

I have been experiencing pains in my legs for some time now and thus far I've done nothing about it, because I don't know where to turn to for help. The pain begins on one leg, actually parting my lower body in half, so this means my butt check and my vagina is also included in this pain and extreme sensitivity. As soon as one side has stopped the other half begins to pain. I have tried stretching during this period and it helps a lot.

Comment from: Bill, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: June 15

I have a little pain at and just below the right knee. My right shin has noticeable bulging veins after standing and after walking. The veins are irregular in shape and go from the top of the ankle almost up to the knee cap. The vein from the top ankle is straight for about 4 inches and then there are many branches that are squiggly and run sideways to the right, up my shin.

Comment from: Sue, 75 or over Female (Caregiver) Published: April 07

My leg pain is at the front, at the top of my hips where my legs join my torso.

Comment from: Luluadam, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 29

Every time I lift my right leg bent on a chair, it hurts in the leg up to the foot.

Comment from: Sushil, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: September 04

My whole left leg has been in pain for 5 days.

Comment from: Cl, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 19

I have hamstring strain pain in my leg.

Comment from: Clear, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 11

My lower legs are so painful at all times, I don’t know why.

Comment from: Candia, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 31

I have pain in my right hip area mostly at nights or when I am not active.

Comment from: paxonhollow, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: December 02

I am active and walk a lot. The muscles of my legs may ache after a long walk especially if there were hills. Usually the muscle that aches the most is the calf. However, the most severe pain is after I go to bed. Simply crossing the legs leads to pain at the point of contact.

Comment from: mikepain, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: October 14

If I sit for a short time on a couch or chair, it is very painful to get back up on my feet. When entering car, I have to use my arms and hands to lift myself into the car. If I am on my legs for a little while, they hurt so badly, and sometimes, I cannot bend the at the knee.

Comment from: TW, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 09

I have burning pain in my right calf. Sometimes it's an achy feeling. Heat makes it feel better.

Comment from: Edison, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: August 29

I am a 38-year-old gentleman and I have been experiencing a severe pain on my left leg between the two leg bones, both when I am seated and when I am jogging. I don't understand whether the pain is in the bones or the muscles. It is so painful, almost like I'm being pierced with needles. The pain started four months ago.

Comment from: bensongma, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 18

My legs hurt so badly. Nothing helps much. Heat helps some. It is like leg cramps that wont let up!

Comment from: Cardinal, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: August 16

From the time I was 5 to now at 65, I've had leg pains. I rode a bicycle a lot which really helped build my muscles and cardiovascular systems up which helped a lot with my leg pain. About ten years ago, I was told by one sleep doctor that I have severe RLS (restless leg syndrome). Another doctor told me that the results of a sleep clinic sleepover "didn't indicate" that I had RLS, which really confuses me. I have all the symptoms of RLS (legs are never still). Every day my legs feel like they're tighter than banjo strings and most days I cannot keep my legs still for very long. I am now a type 1 diabetic because I had to stop taking Glucophage (Metformin), Januvia, and Glipizide because they set off my IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). I think that until I get my diabetes under control that my leg pain will persist.

Comment from: grandma67, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: August 02

I have varicose veins in one leg that have, at times, felt pretty warm. It seems like veins have swollen a bit and the last couple of nights I have been woken up with stabbing sharp pains mid-calf.

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