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what does it mean when your leg buckles

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Elson
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
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
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

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
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
Dr. John Richards
Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
No: Muscle weakness. Tendonitis, meniscal pathology etc.
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
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:
Dr. Mahesh Allam
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. ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
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:
Dr. Clarence Grim
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:
Dr. Donald Colantino
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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eldridge Burns
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
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
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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