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what does it mean when your leg buckles
A 31-year-old member asked:
16 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Muscle inhibition: Sometimes, when pain is perceived in an area, the body inhibits the muscles in the region to try to avoid activity. Your symptoms could be coming from ... Read More
39 years experience Sports Medicine
Weakness/ knee prob?: I would recommend orthopedic exam
the giving out could be related to either
leg weakness especially the quads.
Other possibiltiy might involve some ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: There can be a number of reasons why your knee buckles when kicking a football. It can be an ACL injury, but it can also be an unstable meniscal tear ... Read More
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
No: Muscle weakness. Tendonitis, meniscal pathology etc.
A 62-year-old male asked:
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Legs buckled: At your age degenerative joint disease (DJDI, commonly known as arthritis is the most important cause.
A 48-year-old member asked:
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Knee or back problem: Can represent a mensical or ligament injury in the knee which can cause buckling.
Also lower spine (stenosis) can cause sudden weakness in the legs.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Assessment: Need to be assessed to determine what and why this is happening. It depends on whether this is a new problem or an old problem, the results of the neu ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
57 years experience Endocrinology
Pain when leg buckle: My leg randomly buckles when I am walking. This often causes lengthy periods of pain where I struggle to walk. What can you do to help? ANS: i recomme ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Muscle tone: If the leg weakness isn't present the rest of the time, I would attribute it to decreased muscle tone which occurs during sleep. To prevent falling, s ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Sounds sciatic : It sounds like you have been having pain due to a disc problem that has likely herniated causing pain more localized to the side it herniated pinchin ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
30 years experience Family Medicine
See physician: What you describe could indicate a neurological problem in the spine that could present a problem. You need a thorough exam to check into this and wi ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Working too hard: Your bmi likely is above 30. Excess weight will put more pressure on your extremities and back causing pain. Losing weight would definitely help. Have ... Read More
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