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What causes pain in the leg muscle?

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Posted on Thu, 14 May 2015
Question: what cause pain in the leg muscle?I wake up at nights with pain and go threw the day.I don't over do it.our stand on them a lot.they aches most of the time in the night.what can it be?
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Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta (23 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
likely to be due to a nerve root compression

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for your query.
The symptoms that you are having are likely to be due to a nerve root compression at back. You need to get an MRI scan of the area done and consult a neurophysician for proper diagnosis and treatment.
Meanwhile you can follow these measures:
- If the pain is severe, you need bed rest till the pain resolves.
- Get some analgesics prescribed and apply analgesic spray or ointments.
- While resting, keep a pillow under your knees if it doesn't bother you.
- Avoid lifting heavy objects.
- Back strengthening exercises and stretching exercises daily as advised by a Physiotherapist.
- Avoid exercises in times of pain.
- Improvise your posture while sitting.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.

Take care

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What causes pain in the leg muscle?

Brief Answer: likely to be due to a nerve root compression Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for your query. The symptoms that you are having are likely to be due to a nerve root compression at back. You need to get an MRI scan of the area done and consult a neurophysician for proper diagnosis and treatment. Meanwhile you can follow these measures: - If the pain is severe, you need bed rest till the pain resolves. - Get some analgesics prescribed and apply analgesic spray or ointments. - While resting, keep a pillow under your knees if it doesn't bother you. - Avoid lifting heavy objects. - Back strengthening exercises and stretching exercises daily as advised by a Physiotherapist. - Avoid exercises in times of pain. - Improvise your posture while sitting. I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query. Take care