Why Do My Legs Hurt When I Stand Up?

Leg pain can have many causes, but your description of aching after prolonged standing or sitting suggests a possible buildup of fluid in the leg veins (chronic venous disease, venous insufficiency).

  1. What does pain in the leg indicate?
  2. What illnesses can cause leg pain?
  3. Why do my legs get so stiff after sitting?
  4. How do I stop my legs from hurting when I stand?
  5. How do I get rid of stiff legs?
  6. Why is it hard to start walking after sitting?
  7. Why is it hard to walk after sitting?
  8. Why do I struggle to get up from a chair?
  9. When should I be concerned about leg pain?
  10. What are aching legs a symptom of?

What does pain in the leg indicate?

Most leg pain results from wear and tear, overuse, or injuries in joints or bones or in muscles, ligaments, tendons or other soft tissues. Some types of leg pain can be traced to problems in your lower spine. Leg pain can also be caused by blood clots, varicose veins or poor circulation.

What illnesses can cause leg pain?

- Achilles tendinitis. - Achilles tendon rupture. - ACL injury (tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament in your knee) - Ankylosing spondylitis. - Baker cyst. - Bone cancer. - Broken leg.

Why do my legs get so stiff after sitting?

Lack of movement. Have you ever noticed stiffness in your legs after sitting for an extended period? Lack of movement can cause the muscle to tense. This leads to soreness when you begin to move again. Stay in one position too long and you may feel actual pain when getting on your feet.

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How do I stop my legs from hurting when I stand?

- 1) Foam roll or tennis ball. You can bring a tennis ball with you to work or keep it stashed in your living room at home. ... - 2) Stretch. ... - 3) Elevate your feet. ... - 4) Invert your body. ... - 5) Compress your calves. ... - 6) Soak your feet. ... - 7) Get a massage.

How do I get rid of stiff legs?

You may be able to treat muscle stiffness at home with rest, massage, and application of heat or cold. Heat may work better for muscle tightness. Cold may work better for swelling and inflammation. Options include hot and cold packs, heating pads, and heat therapy patches.

Why is it hard to start walking after sitting?

It is not uncommon to feel 'wobbly' or unsteady on your feet after sitting for a long period. It can be due to reduced blood flow, tight muscles and ligaments, fluid pooled in the body's lower extremities, or pins and needles sensations in the feet.

My Legs Hurt When I Walk

Why is it hard to walk after sitting?

It is not uncommon to feel 'wobbly' or unsteady on your feet after sitting for a long period. It can be due to reduced blood flow, tight muscles and ligaments, fluid pooled in the body's lower extremities, or pins and needles sensations in the feet.

Why do I struggle to get up from a chair?

There are many reasons people of all ages may have difficulty with these everyday tasks, such as an injury, post surgery, pain, age related changes, impaired breathing, or poor balance. Of course, you can modify your chair to make standing easier.

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When should I be concerned about leg pain?

See your doctor as soon as possible if you have: A leg that is swollen, pale or unusually cool. Calf pain, particularly after prolonged sitting, such as on a long car trip or plane ride. Swelling in both legs along with breathing problems. Any serious leg symptoms that develop for no apparent reason.

What are aching legs a symptom of?

Most leg pain results from wear and tear, overuse, or injuries in joints or bones or in muscles, ligaments, tendons or other soft tissues. Some types of leg pain can be traced to problems in your lower spine. Leg pain can also be caused by blood clots, varicose veins or poor circulation.

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