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Thursday, July 28, 2016
Weight Loss and Leg Pain
I started a walking program for weight loss but I get a tightening in my leg. My leg also gets real hard. The pain occurs between my knee and ankle on the outside part of my leg.
There may be a number of causes for the pain. Narrowing in the spine or a herniated disc can be a cause of the pain. Muscle spasm may be causing the tightening and sometimes that is due to a narrow muscle compartment. There may be other causes. A good history and exam by your physician may help pinpoint the problem.
Salim M Hayek, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University