Aches & Pains

HIGH RISK

This chart shows how painful/and or high risk different types of shoes, boots, sandals are to wear over average use per day

you are less likely to suffer long term injury from wearing low-heeled court shoes, sneakers, a sports or running shoe..

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COMFORTABLE

Risky Footwear & Comfort Chart

PAINFUL

LOW RISK

Why do I have pain in my legs?

Causes. 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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Why do my legs feel heavy and tired?

The causes of aching legs are many and varied. Some common causes of tired aching legs include: ... This is known as peripheral vascular disease and often causes tired and aching legs. Varicose veins: when the tiny valves in the veins of your legs collapse, blood can build up and cause a blockage.

How do I get my legs to stop aching?

Take a warm bath, and then gently stretch your muscles. If you have pain in the lower part of your leg, try pointing and straightening your toes when sitting or standing. If you have pain in the upper part of your leg, try to bend over and touch your toes. You can do this while sitting on the ground or standing up

Is leg pain a sign of heart attack?

A person having leg cramps, not being able to walk as much or having pain in the legs at rest must be tested for poor circulation or Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). ... Testing for PAD predicts the risk of heart attack and stroke. Clogged arteries in the leg are more commonly related to the clogged arteries in the heart.

Can you massage a leg with DVT?

If you are unable to exercise, ask your healthcare provider if you should have someone massage your lower legs and move your legs through some range-of-motion exercises. If you are currently being treated for DVT, do not massage your legs. Massage could cause the clot to break loose.

Why do my legs ache when I walk?

When spinal stenosis occurs in the lumbar region, lower back pain can be a symptom but often it's the legs that are affected. The pain can resemble the pain caused by peripheral artery disease: cramping tightness that increases with walking, although it's often felt in the thigh rather than the calf.

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Why do both of my legs ache?

Pain in the legs can occur as a result of conditions that affect bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, nerves, or skin. ... Depending on the cause, leg pain can occur in one leg only or in both legs. Typically, the leg pain is a result of tissue inflammation that is caused by injury or disease.

Can stress cause aching legs?

There are lots of ways anxiety can affect the limbs. Firstly, similarly to chest pains, an increased intake of oxygen can cause sensations and pain in the muscles. ... Tension in the muscles caused by increased stress: Experiencing daily stress can harden the muscles which can cause them to ache or hurt.

What do leg blood clots feel like?

If you have swelling in one leg, the area is painful and warm, and symptoms get worse over time, be sure to seek medical care. If you feel a pain in your leg, it's likely a cramp or a pulled muscle. But it could be a much more serious condition: blood clots of deep vein thrombosis, also called DVT.

Can a blood clot in the leg kill you?

Blood Clots That Kill: Preventing DVT. Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, is a blood clot that forms in a vein deep in the body. A deep vein thrombosis can break loose and cause a serious problem in the lung, called a pulmonary embolism, or a heart attack or stroke.