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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 »

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 pain in leg on moving my foot up and down?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old male. I was playing basketball with my friend and his knee went hard into the lower outside of my lower left calf. After that, it began to hurt and now it has been about six hours and I struggle to put weight on it. It sends pain down into my foot and ankle and movin...  Read Full »


Thomas Jefferson K

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Start applying cold pack in the place where it hurts. Avoid weight bearing on the injured leg. Weight bearing will aggravate the injury to become more. Avoid movements in the left ankle joint. You might have injured several tissues when you got hit by your friend's knee...  Read Full »

What is the reason for pain in legs and hips?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having strong aches in my legs and hips for some time now (probably a few years, on and off) not just when exercising but also when standing. Sometimes, this becomes so painful that I cannot stand. The pain feels like a constant ache in the inner of my legs. When this pain ...  Read Full »


Vikram S. Bharadwaj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This might be growing pains which all kids have until 18 to 20 years as bones unite by 20 years. Also, we are up and about every day on our legs so the pain might increase. You can keep your legs in a tub of warm water for 2 to 3 minutes for two sessions per day. This m...  Read Full »

How can I manage burning pain in calves after exercising?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a constant problem with my calves whenever I do exercise, or even walk up the stairs. I am a keen field hockey player and can run very fast in short bursts, however, within five or so minutes my calves burn even though I do not feel tired. When I massage my calves, they also hurt ...  Read Full »


Jay Indravadan Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you mentioned about the calf muscle pain, this should be related to the footwear you been using. Are you having a flat foot? Also, what type of shoe you are using. As any shoe being used in sports should be flexible and also should be having good material. The har...  Read Full »

I have calf pain for past six months and MRI shows no abnormal findings. What could it be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I used to run about five km and do cycling about 6 km. I got calf pain six months ago, though it would get normal in a few days, the pain persists, and the MRI shows nothing. The doctors tell me everything is fine, but the pain is too much, could not even walk for a few mins continuous...  Read Full »


Jay Indravadan Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would be nice if you can share the MRI reports with us so we can comment accurately. In general, without the MRI, I suspect this to be a muscle injury, which is healing slowly. As MRI too have limitations, we have to follow the clinical signs and symptoms and trea...  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 »


Subha Ranjini B

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 gastr...  Read Full »

My girlfriend is having pain in her left leg and hip bone. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor,My girlfriend is having pain in her left leg and hip bone. What could be the reason?Kindly help.  Read Full »


Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. The issue could be due to SI joint dysfunction, as sometimes when you apply sudden pressure there could be opposite movement resulting in the locked position of the joint resembling a protrusion leads to tremendou...  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 5.9 feet, and my weight is 213.8 pounds . 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...  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 about. The first thing is to get...  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 regularly but not so frequently. It occurs let us say every three months. This started in 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 remedies and medic...  Read Full »


Mohammed Wajid

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Growing pain is a common cause of leg pain in children. These pains are muscle aches that can occur in the 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 di...  Read Full »

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