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My right leg is hurting while walking what is going on, no

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my right leg is hurting while walking what is going on
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?
Customer: no swelling just pain but it was fine earlier
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: i njured my knee when I was 13 now in 54
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Amita replied 5 months ago.

Thanks for your question.

Which part of the leg actually pains on walking?

Do you have any lower back pain?

Do you have diabetes?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
No to both questions
Expert:  Dr.Amita replied 5 months ago.

Which part of the leg actually pains on walking?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
No to both questions behind the leg
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
No
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Hello
Expert:  Dr.Amita replied 5 months ago.

Thanks for replying.

I am typing your reply.Shall answer shortly.

Expert:  Dr.Amita replied 5 months ago.

There are few common possible causes.

One possibility is this being neurogenic claudication.

Underlying cause of neurogenic claudication is compression on the spinal cord or spinal nerves in lower spine.This typically causes pain on walking as the space available for the cord and nerves decreases when walking.The space increases on sitting and that is why pain decreases on sitting or lying down.

Other possible cause is vascular claudication where the blood supply to the leg decreases as a result of blood vessels getting narrowed.This is more common with diabetics.

This can just be a muscle spasm but a muscle spasm can cause pain even when you change leg position.

You can try a short course of anti inflammatory medicine like advil for few days.If pain does not improve you need to get this examined by a doctor.

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