Why do my legs hurt so bad?

  1. Jan 24, 2009 #1
    I haven't done anything to strain them, but the muscles in my thighs are just burning. I can't get comfortable enough to go to sleep and I'm tired. I feel like I have to keep walking around or at least keep bouncing my legs because as soon as I stop moving them the burning comes back. Its driving me nuts. It is definitely lactic acid build up, it has to be, but I don't know what caused it.
     
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  3. Jan 24, 2009 #2
    Did you do a lot of walking or running today?
     
  4. Jan 24, 2009 #3
    I just walked across the street to the store and back. Less than half a mile.
     
  5. Jan 24, 2009 #4
    It's the herpies acting up again.
     
  6. Jan 24, 2009 #5
    I don't think I have herpes I think the HIV killed it.
     
  7. Jan 24, 2009 #6
    I've been bouncing my legs for about 45 minutes and the pain has receded. I know its going to come right back, but I'm going to try getting to sleep before that happens.
     
  8. Jan 24, 2009 #7

    russ_watters

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    Having never used them before, a half mile is an awful lot for your first time walking.
     
  9. Jan 24, 2009 #8
    Sort of like that headache you got the other day?
     
  10. Jan 24, 2009 #9

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    Wham!!!! Can't Touch This!
     
  11. Jan 24, 2009 #10
    Its so fun to tell jokes around people smart enough to get them.
     
  12. Jan 24, 2009 #11

    russ_watters

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    Look, I couldn't find my hammer and it seemed like a good idea at the time...
     
  13. Jan 24, 2009 #12
    I would recommend amputation, just to be safe... for both the sore legs, and the headache.
     
  14. Jan 24, 2009 #13

    DaveC426913

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    Where the hell do you live that has streets that wide??
     
  15. Jan 24, 2009 #14

    DaveC426913

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    Sounds like my wife's problem. She's never figured out what it is.

    How old are you? How is your weight?
     
  16. Jan 25, 2009 #15
    I'm 39. And weight about 15 minutes. just kidding 155 pounds 6' long. My legs are really bothering me tonight, even worse than last night.
     
  17. Jan 25, 2009 #16

    DaveC426913

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    You could try regular exercise to increase circulation.
     
  18. Jan 25, 2009 #17
    drink water. it could be dehydration as well, my legs often hurt when im dehydrated. If not, walk for about 20-30 minutes and see if that helps them.
     
  19. Jan 25, 2009 #18

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  20. Jan 25, 2009 #19
    I am with NeoDevin on amputation. All you need is a bottle of Jack, a hack saw, and some rope to bite on. See, never as bad as you imagined. You could always go with the peg leg. It's suppose to be the raving new trend.
     
  21. Jan 25, 2009 #20
    I always thought the double peg leg was particularly stylish.
     
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