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Q: my legs ache from the knees down. can you tell me why

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Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide
5/15/09 3:21pm

There's no way to really know without a doctor's exam.  Aching legs can be caused by a number of different things.  A couple of things that may cause aching legs are vitamin/nutrient deficiencies and circulation problems. 

 

Although several different vitamin/nutrient deficiencies can result in leg aches, two of the most common are calcium and potassium. Dairy foods and leafy green vegetables are the excellent sources of calcium.  And here's a link to a list of foods high in potassium:  http://www.vaughns-1-pagers.com/food/potassium-foods.htm

 

If you smoke, have a history of heart disease, or anything else that might result in circulation problems, you should definitely see your doctor to see if there is any link to your aching legs.

 

 

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By Gwen, Community Member— Last Modified: 01/01/14, First Published: 05/13/09