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Severe pain in the leg after alcohol consumption. Any suggestions?

I find after I drink sometimes that I have chronic leg pain from the tops of my legs and into my calfs and shins centering around my knees. it may be from only a few drinks and after a big night. The pain is very severe it keeps me up all night. It doesn t seem to matter if I have been sitting down at a dinner or standing or doing both for the pain to occur that night and into the following day.
Asked On : Wed, 7 Nov 2012
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Pains in legs after drinking alcohol is usually due to build-up of lactic acid in the muscles. It may also be due to dehydration resulting in electrolyte imbalance, as many people forget to drink water while on a drinking binge. Also, alcohol itself is dehydrating as it increase urination. The best solution for both causes would be to take lots of water and keep yourself hydrated and to cut down on your alcohol intake if possible.

Hope you find this of help. Best wishes.
Answered: Mon, 17 Jun 2013
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