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 been an avid weightlifter for years, but recently my back has been cracking and causing intense pain during my leg workouts. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been an avid weightlifter for years. Recently my back has been cracking a lot and causing intense pain during my leg workouts. I cannot lift weights for more than 15 minutes and must stop because it gets sore. I am a certified personal trainer, so I understand the form and have t...  Read Full »


Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. In my opinion, that crack sound is due to excessive loading of facet joints leading to irritation and spasms around the muscle. Again, sometimes we might not control posture completely, so the loading of facet joints ha...  Read Full »

The pain and numbness in my right leg, which was fine after a chiropractic session, are back. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,About a year ago, I had intense pain and numbness in my right leg. X-rays presented no lower spine misalignment, so I was sent to physical therapy. Later I was asked to consult a chiropractor. In one session, he was able to relieve the pressure off of my sciatica, and I was up and runni...  Read Full »


Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. I suggest you to follow a few instructions mentioned below. Practice core and glute stability exercise to stabilize the spine so that irritation does not occur again. Spine extensions can be done 30 times, five to s...  Read Full »

I have multiple lower back problems along with pain in my leg. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have some back problems, which include severe arthritis L3-S1, spondylolisthesis at L4-L5, two bulging discs, one herniated disc, meralgia paresthetica in the left thigh, and sciatica down the left leg. I have tried every possible conservative treatment, from non-narcotic pain medica...  Read Full »


Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. I suggest you to try some back-strengthening exercises and the McKenzie technique. This will help you to get your back stabilized. Then, you can visit a physiotherapist or chiropractor to get your back mobilized. Als...  Read Full »

I have back pain near the spine which occasionally radiates to other regions of the body. How to cure it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26-year-old male with left lateral back pain near the spine that occasionally radiates to the upper back on the left side. The pain also radiates to my left buttocks and down the left side of my leg. I have no numbness, just really sharp pain. It feels like a nerve is getting pi...  Read Full »


Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your concern. In my opinion, the pain you are experiencing is due to some disc pathology. I recommend you try the following protocol and revert back to me. 1. Do spine extensions frequently, like 30 reps 3 sets in a day for 4 to 5 times a day for the next 2 w...  Read Full »

Why do I have warmth and excruciating pain in my right leg when exposed to something cold?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 36 years old. My height is 1.48 meters, and my weight is 79 kg. My right leg feels warm, and I have excruciating pain when something cold touches my leg. The warmth is from my buttocks to my foot on the right side. I have this complaint for the first time. What can be the reason?...  Read Full »


Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Nerve entrapment in your low back can cause such symptoms. I suggest you consult a neurologist to exclude neural issues and radiculopathy. Sometimes, it can get progressed into pain in later stages. However, it is completely curable. You...  Read Full »

What are the complications of Budd-Chiari syndrome?

Query: Hello doctor,I have weakness and swelling at the navel point. I also had a history of a liver issue called burd cherry syndrome. I have performed sonography and bilirubin tests, and currently, I am under Ayurvedic medications.  Read Full »


Subharanjini Ramesh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is your liver problem is under control or not? The weakness is due to your liver problem. Is there any abdominal pain or any other symptoms present? Leg cramps are also due to the underlying problem, and you can take a vitamin D supplement after consulting your g...  Read Full »

My mom is having a disc problem. Is it good to have surgery or physiotherapy?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother, aged 41, has been suffering from back pain, hip pain which became leg pain and foot numbness for almost three months now. She went to an orthopedician and had an MRI of the lumbar spine, which revealed a problem in the L5-S1 disc. I would really appreciate if you can assis...  Read Full »


James. F. Geiselman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your question and your attached MRI reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As the MRI report stated, there is a disc bulge at L5-S1 causing the numbness and leg pain. Has your mom been to a chiropractor before? What was your orthopedic s...  Read Full »

Why am I unable to fully rotate the left leg without pain after an injury five months back?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 60-year-old male, my height is 1.8 cm, and my weight is 97 kg. I have no underlying health conditions or take medication. I play indoor sports, and five months back, just before the covid lockdown measures, I jarred my left leg on the squash court during play. The pain near the...  Read Full »


Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.In my opinion, you might have a muscle injury that is not recovered properly. So there is inhibition in your hip muscles that is still protecting the joint by getting stiffer to limit the movement of the joint. There is nothing to worry. The first thing is to get it prop...  Read Full »

My teenage daughter gets recurrent leg pain with disturbed sleep. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a 16-year-old daughter who gets leg pains on a regular basis but not so frequent. It occurs let us say every three months. This started from childhood and she still gets it. She told me she cannot sleep at night when she gets these leg pains. Do you have any advice on home remed...  Read Full »


Mohammed Wajid

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Growing pain are a common cause of leg pain in children. These pains are muscle aches that can occur in thighs, behind the knees, or the calves. Other possible causes of leg pain that may be more serious can include juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), lupus, Lyme's dis...  Read Full »

Why does one develop swelling after snake bite?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 40 year old female. I got cottonmouth bite on the back of the left and right ankle. Three people saw and confirmed that as cottonmouth. I do not believe much venom was released. It happened under shallow water. I got immediate pain as if repeatedly the ankle and feet got hit with a...  Read Full »


Dr. Arul Amuthan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I could understand your crisis. Usually in the absence of venom in the blood, the following are the possibilities: The snake bite site may get sepsis (infected with bacteria) and that spreads to the whole leg. Trauma to nearby objects during the act of escaping...  Read Full »

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