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Symptoms of disease - pain when walking

Walking is a sport, which most of us, regardless of age and physical training, is engaged in life. In contrast to the races (which for all its usefulness and effectiveness, it happens, leads to overload of the heart, the stretching of the ligaments and injuries of the spine), walking practically has no negative side effects. And if you learn to walk right, then with every step we will be getting closer to good health, toned figure and a good mood.

Which diseases there is pain when walking

Causes of pain when walking:

1. Pain in the leg when walking occurs with different diseases, but we'll talk about radiculitis, very often accompanying osteochondrosis.

2. Sciatica is a disease of the peripheral nervous system, characterized by squeezing roots of the spinal cord, which is located inside the spine. The word «radiculitis» comes from the Latin words radicula - «root» and itis - «inflammation». According to statistics radiculitis suffers every eighth inhabitant of the planet. If earlier the disease suffered mostly people over the age of 40, then now the pain has become younger. Among patients with radiculitis many people of intellectual work, which spend a lot of time at the computer, and professional athletes.
Sciatica characterize depending on the place of destruction on:
- upper cervical radiculitis;
- the neck and shoulder pain;
- chest pain;
- lumbar-sacral.
Radiculitis in its current are divided into acute and chronic.
For each type of sciatica is characterized by its own clinical picture, a certain localization of pain. When the cervical radiculitis pain localized in the head and neck, and gives the muscles of the fingers and hands, increases in walking, turning his head, coughing, sneezing, if this is typical protective posture c tilt the head back. The pain, as a rule, appears suddenly, it is very harsh, «shooting», because of what the patient is disturbed sleep.

3. Sciatica - inflammation of the sciatic nerve. The largest nerve in our body is the sciatic nerve. This nerve originates on five different levels of the spinal cord in the lumbar region of the spine, Department, which bears the main load. Then the sciatic nerve runs down the leg, dividing into smaller nerves, feeding power to the hip, knee, thigh, ankle, foot and toes. Often sciatica develops together because of arthritis, trauma, degeneration of the intervertebral disk, constipation, diabetes or load on the spine.
Symptoms of the disease manifests pain on the back surface of the hips, the buttocks. The pain is worse when walking, coughing, sneezing.

4. Lumbago (lumbago; from the Latin lumbus loin) is the sudden, sharp and sometimes a throbbing pain in his lower back and leg. When lumbago affects femoral nerve, pain occurs at the front of the thighs, hips, knee joint, sometimes on the inner surface of the legs and groin. Also weaken the muscles of the hips, and falls a knee reflex. The pain increases when walking, sitting or standing. Very typical forced postures - lying brought up to the stomach, legs, sitting with a pillar of the arms at the rear of the seat. Movement in the leg significantly limited because of the pain.

5. Neurogenic claudication is more often observed in males at the age of 40-45 years, performing physical work. The pain occurs in one or both legs when walking, localized above or below the level of the tribe or spreading to the entire limb. There is sometimes a sense of gravity in the legs, fatigue. Alone the pain is not expressed, in history there are often indications of pain in the back.

6. True intermittent claudication is a consequence of ischemia of muscles of the legs when the load is caused by organic violation of blood circulation (vasogenic intermittent claudication). Depending on the location of occlusion of the pain can develop only in the legs, or (in the defeat of arteries of the pelvis) in the field of the pelvic girdle and thigh. Pain in intermittent claudication is enhanced when walking and forcing the patient to stop. After a short stop again he is able to pass some part of the way.

7. Venous intermittent claudication is caused by the violation of outflow of venous blood from the lower extremities with the stenosis or occlusion of the pelvic veins. When walking arise diffuse pain, a sense of bursting open and muscle cramps in legs. The elevated position of the legs brings relief. When you stop the pain dies down not once, but only gradually.

8. Intermittent claudication ischemia lumbosacral plexus is characterized by pain when walking, first in the pelvic belt with the subsequent irradiation in the leg. Then also develop parestesia, and the weakening of tendon reflexes, less muscle weakness. The symptoms can be single or double - sided.

9. Osteoarthrosis of the knee joints (it) is, in many cases the secondary and due to frequent violations of the anatomical axis of the shins - viral or valgus their deformation. For osteoarthrosis joints (between patella and the hip bone) is characterized by pain when walking on stairs and all the other pressures on the articulation: standing on his knees, sitting on his heels, etc. For osteoarthrosis tibial femur (between the femoral and tibial bone) is typical pain that occurs when walking and subsides alone.

10. Osteoarthritis metatarsophalangeal joint I toe most often develops due to the various anomalies of the front part of the foot. Is characterized by pain, with a long walk, subside alone. With time may be limitations movement of the joint (hallux scoundrel), its thickening and deformation, development of bursitis from the outer side, which creates prerequisites for a more permanent and intense pain.

11. Coccyx pain. The disease is mainly in severe pain felt in coccygeal region, i.e. in the lower section of the spine. The pain intensifies when walking, sitting, straining the abdominal muscles, and are often available on the pussy, thighs and lower abdomen.
The cause of the pain is usually the deposition of salt in it, stiffness and inflammation around him. Provoking moment for these processes are in most cases bruises, fractures of the spine, which can occur even in his youth; fall back on skis (excessive bending of the joint inside), prolonged driving on a Bicycle, by car, on horseback; heavy labor largest fruit (on the contrary, the leg extension and strain of the joint).

12. Calcaneal spur cause local pain in his foot while walking. Inflammation of the plantar fascia is characterized by painful on palpation heel bone and attach to fascia. In the basis of this syndrome, developing the most often after a sprain of ligaments of the foot, is a chronic compression of tibial nerve under the flexor tendons, back from the internal ankles, which causes pain in the foot while walking.

13. Rodonalgia affects both men and women of middle age. Patients make complaints to the feeling of burning and pain in feet (sometimes also in the hands), especially when walking, as well as in the bed under the blanket. The heat increases the symptoms. Painful areas are often red or become blue, the skin in this area is hot.

14. The syndrome of burning pain in the feet, which is developing the various forms of polyneuropathy, for example, in hereditary sensory neuropathy. It is characterized by pulling pain in the muscles, muscle cramps, burning sensation or other parestesia in the legs when walking, sometimes also in the shoulder and pelvic girdle, and arms. In the rest of the symptoms are reduced.

More rare causes of pain when walking, are:
1. radicular pain due to the segmental instability;
2. pain in the legs when myxedema associated with rapid fatigue of muscles, which is based on the absence of an increase of metabolism during physical activity;
3. multiple sclerosis;
4. the defeat of joints of lower extremities degenerative.

Which doctor should I contact if there is a pain when walking

  • Traumatologist
  • Rheumatologist
  • Neurologist

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