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I'm having pain in my left leg. It is on the outside of the

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I'm having pain in my left leg. It is on the outside of the leg below the knew around my calf. It started suddenly yesterday and it is excrutiating to try to walk. There is also pain in my foot when I walk, but it is most severe on the outside of my leg.
When I sit down, it goes away and just feels like a throbbing. What could this be? I am 40 years old and otherwise very healthy.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


You need an immediate exam

Possibilities are

Lower spine disc problem.

Blood clot [even if no swelling].

Arterial circulation problem.

You need doppler studies of the leg and exam of the back.

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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

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