Why is it painful for me to walk?

The most common reason for pain while walking is simply weakness of important muscles that help stabilize our joints while we’re moving. When we take steps, the muscles in our trunk and hips turn on to keep our spine and pelvis from jostling side to side.

How do I stop my legs from hurting when I walk?

Resting with your legs elevated. Avoid standing and walking for the remainder of the day, if possible. Place ice on your leg muscles to help with pain relief. If there is no redness or swelling present, you can soak your legs in a warm bath or hot tub.

Why does it hurt to walk after sitting?

Leg pain can have many causes, but your description of aching after prolonged standing or sitting suggests a possible buildup of fluid in the leg veins (chronic venous disease, venous insufficiency).

What illness makes it hard to walk?

Movement disorders and neurologic disorders affecting the brain or spinal cord can cause difficulty walking including: ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Brain or spinal cord infection, tumor or trauma. Cerebellar ataxia.