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Why does my legs get shaky and weak when I stand up or walk

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Fairly common: Weak legs are often complained of during anxiety. Causes may involve the adrenaline burst that directs blood to your heart, lungs and brain depriving ... Read More
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Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
This sounds like: A common symptom which arises for mourners at a funeral, their legs feel weak and hold on to loved ones to be able to go to the grave site. Anxiety sy... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
That is quite normal after inactivity lasting more than a week or so. Muscle strength doesn't take long to decondition from lack of use.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
It may be due to inactivity or due to lingering effects of Covid. Visit this site for info and talk to your doctor: Long term effects of Covid-19 http... Read More
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Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
This is normal ,since i had COVID and it took two months for me to walk about 1/2 mile or more. I was tired in the beginning after walking the length ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Stenosis: Unfortunately, medications, manipulation and therapy may improve symptoms, however the pathology will continue to worsen. If you are having neurologic... Read More
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Dr. Estrada Bernard
Neurosurgery 39 years experience
Get evaluated: Spinal stenosis associated with pain and motor dysfunction requires evaluation by a health care provider with the proper credentials to consider ... Read More
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See doc.: If you are having progressive difficulty using your r leg and can hardly walk you need to see someone sooner rather than later.Those symptoms if rela... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Sciatica: 30's female with pain pattern of pain in hip radiating to upper thigh and incited by going from sitting to standing. The cause can be varied inc... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Cerebral : Cerebral palsy is caused by damage to the motor areas of the brain that can occur during pregnancy, childbirth or anytime up to age 3. There are three... Read More
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Doctor visit needed: A doctor can evaluate if nausea symptoms last more than a couple of days. Nausea can be due to many things, such as: stomach virus infection, other v... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Yes: I would recommend having it checked out. There most likely isnt anything emergent you should go to the er with, but you could have damaged any one of ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Be seen: I would not hesitate to be seen. It may respond to therapy or orthotics, but making an accurate diagnosis about the specific cause of the problem is ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 38 years experience
See a neurologist: This could be something simple like nerves and anxiety or a very serious neurologic disease. Please see a neurologist and get checked.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent ... Read More
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