SharePrint RelatedLove is in the air. And locked to a gate. — Love Lock Eeuwige Liefde !?! (GC41QJY) — Geocache of the WeekFebruary 12, 2014In “Community”Parent Insider Tips: Getting Your Kids Outside with GeocachingAugust 25, 2014In “Community”We’ve Got Urban Geocaching on Lock — QuadLockLog (GC330KJ) — Geocache of the WeekAugust 7, 2013In “Community” [vsw id=”cYfquPnJrY4″ source=”youtube” width=”853″ height=”480″ autoplay=”no”]Geocache Name:Amsterdam Urban 2 – Under the bridgeDifficulty/Terrain Rating:1.5/4.5Why this is the Geocache of the Week:One of the best ways to see Amsterdam is by boat. You can take in the sights on the many canals that flow throughout the beautiful city. Of course, if you can pick up a geocache (or two or three) along the way, that’s a bonus! This geocache is one of the oldest in the Netherlands and a favorite of locals and tourists. At one point it was also a favorite of local pigeons, but thanks to a clever anti-pigeon system, that’s no longer an issue. Earlier this year, Geocaching HQ’s videographer, Reid (reidsomething), and a Geocaching HQ Volunteer Coordinator, Kerb (KerbL), teamed up with two locals to find this geocache. If you don’t think you’ll be able to make it to Amsterdam soon, just kick back, watch the video (spoiler alert!) and enjoy the ride.# of Finds:909# of Favorite Points:239What geocachers are saying:“Thanks for an amazing cache – definitely a Fave cache for the fun we had finding it. TFTC” – scrap happy annie“Best cache in Amsterdam! We had so much fun to go trough the canals and search this cache!” – Team eeH“Very pleased to find this cache! We’ve used it to start the journey of our first trackable. Very good cache and well hidden.” – Triage76Read More LogsPhotos:Beautiful views along the way. Photo by geocacher LollipopDZ My geosenses are tingling… Photo by geocacher lady pinguinSee All Photos Found it! Photo by geocachers Team Dorus Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, leave a comment below with the name of the geocache, the GC code, and why you think we should feature it.Share with your Friends:More Geocaching is an awesome way to explore new places. What has been your greatest discovery while geocaching? Tell us in the comments.
DefinitionLeg pain is a common problem. It can be due to a cramp, injury, or other cause.Alternative NamesPain – leg; Aches – leg; Cramps – legCausesLeg pain can be due to a muscle cramp (also called a charley horse). Common causes of cramps include:Dehydration or low amounts of potassium, sodium, calcium, or magnesium in the bloodMedicines (such as diuretics and statins)Muscle fatigue or strain from overuse, too much exercise, or holding a muscle in the same position for a long timeAn injury can also cause leg pain from:A torn or overstretched muscle (strain)Hairline crack in the bone (stress fracture)Inflamed tendon (tendinitis)Shin splints (pain in the front of the leg from overuse)Other common causes of leg pain include:Atherosclerosis that blocks blood flow in the arteries (this type of pain, called claudication, is generally felt when exercising or walking and is relieved by rest)Blood clot (deep vein thrombosis) from long-term bed restInfection of the bone (osteomyelitis) or skin and soft tissue (cellulitis)Inflammation of the leg joints caused by arthritis or goutNerve damage common in people with diabetes, smokers, and alcoholicsVaricose veinsLess common causes include:Cancerous bone tumors (osteosarcoma, Ewing sarcoma)Legg-Calve-Perthes disease — poor blood flow to the hip that may stop or slow the normal growth of the legNoncancerous (benign) tumors or cysts of the femur or tibia (osteoid osteoma)Sciatic nerve pain (radiating pain down the leg) caused by a slipped disk in the backSlipped capital femoral epiphysis — usually seen in boys and overweight children between ages 11 and 15Home CareadvertisementIf you have leg pain from cramps or overuse, take these steps first:Rest as much as possible.Elevate your leg.Apply ice for up to 15 minutes. Do this 4 times per day, more often for the first few days.Gently stretch and massage cramping muscles.Take over-the-counter pain medications like acetaminophen or ibuprofen.Other homecare will depend on the cause of your leg pain.When to Contact a Medical ProfessionalCall your health care provider if:The painful leg is swollen or red.You have a fever.Your pain gets worse when you walk or exercise and improves with rest.The leg is black and blue.The leg is cold and pale.You are taking medicines that may be causing leg pain. DO NOT stop taking or change any of your medicines without talking to your health care provider.Self-care steps do not help.What to Expect at Your Office VisitYour health care provider will perform a physical and look at your legs, feet, thighs, hips, back, knees, and ankles.Your health care provider may ask questions such as:Where on the leg is the pain? Is the pain in one or both legs?Is the pain dull and aching or sharp and stabbing? Is the pain severe? Is worse at any time of day?What makes the pain feel worse? Does anything make your pain feel better?Do you have any other symptoms such as numbness, tingling, back pain, or fever?Your health care provider may recommend physical therapy for some causes of leg pain.ReferencesSilverstein JA, Moeller JL, Hutchinson MR. Common issues in orthopedics. In: Rakel RE, ed. Textbook of Family Medicine. 8th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 30.Bederka B, Amendola A. Leg pain and exertional compartment syndromes. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr., Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drezs Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 24. Section B.Ginsberg J. Peripheral venous disease. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 428.Shy ME. Peripheral neuropathies. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 428.White CJ. Atherosclerotic peripheral arterial disease. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 79.Review Date:8/19/2013Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.