I've been vegan for 8 months now, and go on daily walks. but these past 2 days my legs feel completely bruised. it started Tuesday morning right when i woke up. My lower inner thigh area (by the knee) on both legs felt bruised. I looked to see if there was any bruising, but it was just red a little. That morning i went on a twenty minute walk, and couldn't really tell if it helped or hurt the pain in my legs. around lunchtime i then went on another 40 min walk. My legs hurt so much after that! ( though it felt sort of relieving during the walk). I've tried foam rolling on my legs, stretches, but its just makes it worse.PLUS it spread to the front of my thighs.So i thought i wouldn't go on a walk the next day,but it STILL hurts and now it is hard to walk after sitting for a while. I'm not eating anything unusual, i eat around 2500 cals, i haven't done any vigorous exercising to trigger this either. I looked it up on Google and it seems that pregnant women have this problem!?! I'm 16 and NOT preggers :) I hope you fellow fruit bats can help me because i feel like i have aged +50 years with all this leg pain! :( THANK YOU FOR ANY FURTHER HELP
Sounds similar to erythema nodosum. I actually suffered from this in the middle of last year. It started as a red lump on the inner side of my right knee. It then spread down both legs and onto the back of them. It looked like I had been beaten over the legs with a baseball bat. All of my joints hurt in my legs including my hips and I had severe edema in my ankles and feet. It got so bad that I had to crawl on my hands and knees just to get upstairs at home.
Erythema Nodosum is an inflammatory disease that affects the fat cells under the skin causing red, raised and painful nodules on the legs. You must see your doctor to get a proper diagnosis as you could have something entirely different but your story sounds the same as mine did in the beginning stages.
Have you discovered any more nodules since or experienced any swelling in your knees or ankles?
You should only go to the doctor in an emergency. 2 days is way to early. The body may be going thru a healing crisis. You don't want a dr getting in the way of it.