Limb Pain

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Maxwell J. Nanes

Maxwell J. Nanes, DO (Emergency department)

Sanshiro Kato

Sanshiro Kato, MD (Emergency department)

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  • Feel pain in the limbs

  • Pain in arms and legs

  • Pain in the limb

  • Leg pain worse than back pain

  • Pain in the leg

  • Legs hurt more than the back

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

Limb pain and discomfort can be persistent or intermittent. Motion can cause pain or it can be unrelated to movement. Depending on the origin of the limb pain, other symptoms such as warmth, redness, numbness, or tingling may also be present.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Sensation of incomplete voiding

  • Erythema

  • double vision

  • Numbness of lower limbs

  • Abnormal sensation (tingling, prickling)

  • Numbness / sensory disorder

  • Low back pain

  • Fever

Possible causes

  • Neuropathic pain

    Neuropathic pain is a type of pain caused by nerve damage or a problem with the nervous system. it's characterized by burning, tingling, sharp, or stabbing pain (even if touched gently) which can be continuous or intermittent (comes and goes) and worse at rest or night. Common causes of neuropathic pain include viral infections, cancer, vascular malformations, alcoholism, diabetes nerve pressure or nerve damage after surgery or trauma, neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis.

  • Diabetic neuropathy

    Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that can occurs in those with long-term diabetes. High blood sugar can damage nerves throughout the body, most commonly in the legs and feet.

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

    The carpal tunnel is an area in the wrist through which nerves travel. When the tunnel is compressed, symptoms of numbness or pain in the fingers may occur. Common triggers include long periods of typing on keyboards, pregnancy and diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Psoriasis (except for pustular psoriasis)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Gout / pseudogout
  • Fibromyalgia

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Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you have pain in your arms and/or legs?

  • Is the affected area red?

  • Is the affected area swollen?

  • Do you have joint stiffness that last for more than an hour in the morning?

  • Do you have neck pain or stiffness?

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Reviewed By:

Maxwell J. Nanes

Maxwell J. Nanes, DO (Emergency department)

Sanshiro Kato

Sanshiro Kato, MD (Emergency department)

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