Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview Underlying Cause

Painful Thighs (both legs) Overview

Another name for Painful Thighs (both legs) is Leg Pain (bilateral).

What is leg pain (bilateral)?
A person with leg pain (bilateral) has discomfort in the structures of both legs. Leg pain may be caused by injury, irritation or inflammation of the skin, muscles, bones or joints in the leg.

What are the symptoms of leg pain (bilateral)?
Symptoms that can occur with leg pain (bilateral) include leg bruising, leg swelling, skin redness, fever, joint swelling, leg deformity, and an inability to stand or walk.

How does the doctor treat leg pain (bilateral)?
Treatment for leg pain (bilateral) depends on the underlying cause. Treatment for leg pain (bilateral) may include rest, cold compresses, elevation, crutches, elastic wrap, a splint or cast, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain. Some may benefit from surgery or antibiotics.

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