Facebook Pixel
EmpowHER Guest

My legs ache front and back of knees, I see no veins that may cause it

By Anonymous December 10, 2017 - 12:58pm
Rate This

I am 73 yrs

Add a Comment1 Comments


Hello. Thank you for your message.

There can be many causes for achy legs. Osteoarthritis is probably the most common cause of pain in the knees, often due to swelling and inflammation. Sometimes lack of exercise can cause legs to ache from inactivity. So it's hard to know what is causing your pain without an evaluation by a doctor.  In the meantime, a warm compress can soothe achy legs, while ice can help with inflammation. Over-the-counter pain relievers (Advil, Motrin or Aleve) can help ease pain if you are able to take them.


December 10, 2017 - 3:04pm
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.



Get Email Updates

Related Checklists

Arthritis Guide


Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.


Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!