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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 36 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
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 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 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine 18 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
Dr. Estrada Bernard
Neurosurgery 38 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
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 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
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 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
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 21 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
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 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
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 12 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
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 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
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 37 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 49 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
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Not uncommon: With progression of COPD such weaknesses do occur. He may want to enroll in a pulmonary rehab program (see your physician). Thsi type of program can i... Read More

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