Pain in legs

Has anyone experienced any muscle pain with their arthritis? I have issues with my hips, knees and ankles but recently have been getting an aching in my muscles down my legs. I wondered if this might be related to my arthritis or something else.

It feels similar to growing pains/shin splits, but I haven't been doing heavy exercise recently and work a desk job.


  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,601

    I'd guess that you're moving awkwardly due to the arthritis and that this is resulting in the muscle pain. But you need a proper diagnosis. A physio would be a good source.

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  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,021

    I have to agree with @stickywicket (I often do!)

    Maybe start with a physio a lot of areas nowadays you can self-refer.

    Take care

    Toni x

  • jonr
    jonr Member Posts: 358

    As joints weaken, surrounding tissues and tendons pick up th eslack so can be painful, plus as stickywicket commented, it could be a change to your gait so a physio should be able to advise.

    I use a deep tissue massaging gun to soothe sore muscles and tendons, also helps with locking and stiffness too. There's a wide range to suit most budgets on Amazon or a large pharmacy should stock them.

    Best Wishes,


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    jonr Member Posts: 358