Question: I have severe leg pain that makes me difficult to falling asleep and easy to wake up in the night. My doctor supposes that I had kidney disease. I want to ask: is leg pain related to kidney problem?
Answer: Quite a number of kidney disease patients do complain of leg pain, so we can know leg pain in some cases is related to kidney problem. The reason is that when kidneys can’t filter out waste products, toxins and extra fluid, maintain electrolyte balance and regulate blood pressure, lack of erythropoietin, damage to nerve, low calcium level and high phosphorus level occurs easily. Finally, they can cause leg pain or even restless leg syndrome.
However, not all of leg pain cases are related to kidney problem. To determine whether you have kidney disease, you should do some tests including blood test, urine test, GFR test, imaging test, etc. If you do suffer from kidney disease, the following methods can help ease your leg pain.
- Medicated Bath
- Foot Bath
- Micro-Chinese medicine hot compress
- Moderate exercise
To treat your leg problem from the root, some therapies that can help protect your kidneys and improve your kidney function should also be sought.