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Experiencing pain in leg. How to get relief?

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My left leg is paining terribly. This happens normally when i don't sleep properly.
This is 2nd day - i am going mad. Please suggest.

Posted Wed, 15 May 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Nehal Shah 20 minutes later

Thanks for using healthcare magic.

Lack of sleep is one of the most common cause of leg pain.

Please let me know if you have
- Any local injury
- Regular sleep disturbances
- Cause of sleep disturbance like anxiety, depression etc.

If these are not present, there is no need to worry.

You can take naproxen or diclofenac sodium. You may get a prescription from a physician for this medicine.

Please revert to me with detailed history which will be helpful to rule out other causes.

Please revert to me with Investigations done if any.

I hope I have addressed your concern.

Please revert to me in case if you have any queries.


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Follow-up: Experiencing pain in leg. How to get relief? 2 days later
Thanks a lot doctor.

I could not bare the pain and visited my family doctor.
He said - This caused because of acidity and Stress. Gave me some basic medication. After taking rest. I am feeling better. Thanks a lot for your support. Appreciate your response. Cheers - XXXXXXX
Answered by Dr. Nehal Shah 1 hour later

Thanks for the words of appreciation and also for reverting to me.

Stress is known to cause sleep disturbances, acidity and leg pain. I am glad that you are better now.

However if you have chronic stress, you should consider consulting a psychiatrist for counselling and/or treatment. It can be helpful.
Meanwhile you can do relaxation techniques like breathing exercise, yoga or meditation.

I hope I have addressed your concern.
Please close this discussion and review if you have no more follow ups.

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