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I have had sore legs...
I have had sore legs for 2 weeks now and some lower back pain. Calfs are the worst. The pain is getting worse to the point pain killers dont work. Resting them does not make a difference. Legs have dull ache but calfs are bad.
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Dear customer

Thank you for being online.

The symptoms you have described of having sore legs for 2 weeks along with some lower back pain can be due to various causes.

Most common causes are: calf strain,rupture of tendons,circulation disorders,thrombosis,nerve root compression,Deep vein Thrombosis(DVT), nerve compression syndromes, pressure on the spinal nerves such as that due to a herniated disk.

Considering all your symptoms- the most probable cause seems to be nerve root compression (pinched nerve).

You need following tests:

  • Ultrasound scan of the leg,
  • D-dimer blood test, doppler studies
  • Electromyography and nerve conduction studies
  • Certain blood tests

So my best advise for you is to please make an appointment with your doctor to have the tests & examination done so as to know the exact underlying cause & then treatment will be done accordingly.

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Dear customer

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I havent done any injuries as i am not exercising and it is in both legs
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Strange how it is both legs

Dear customer

Thank you for replying back.

As the pain is in both the legs especially the calfs,the most common causes are:Low potassium levels,nutritional deficiency, muscle overextension,dehydration,diabetes,calcium or vitamin D deficiency,fbro myalgia neuro muscular disorders,excessive alcohol,peripheral vascular disease,unknown causes.

As both legs are involved-so a systemic cause (rather then a local cause) can be the probable cause.

You need complete blood panel,serum vitamin & mineral levels & doppler study of legs to know the exact cause & then treatment will be done accordingly.

So my best advise for you is to please make an appointment with your doctor to have the tests & examination done so as to know the exact underlying cause & then treatment will be done accordingly.

Thank you.

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Dr. Josh

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Please let me know if you have any other follow up question?

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