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I got pain in feet and both my legs

By Anonymous August 24, 2017 - 8:26pm
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so severe it feels like someone. Is squeezing them to death. it lasts for hours. What could it be?

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for reaching out to our community. We can offer general information, but I suggest you contact your primary care physician who knows you and your medical history.

Many conditions can cause leg pain and foot pain. Commonly, the main cause of the symptoms has its origin in the lower back, which is where the nerves branch out from the spine to provide function to the muscles in the leg, ankle, and foot.

Lumbar degenerative disc disease, which is one such condition, presents with leg pain and/or foot pain.

A disc herniation tends to put pressure on the weakest spot in a disc, an area that happens to be right under the nerve root. This results in pain that can radiate all the way down the sciatic nerve throughout the patient’s leg and into the foot.

Spinal stenosis of the lower back is another condition that can cause such pain.

Spondylolisthesis occurs when a vertebra in the spine slips forward over the next, lower vertebra, compromising the natural structure of the spine segment as well as its stability and flexibility.The resulting instability can lead to a nerve being pinched and/or inflamed, which causes leg pain.


August 25, 2017 - 8:50am
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