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I run and bike for exercise. For the last couple years my groin has been getting very tight and I sometimes get a sharp pain when trying to lift my leg. It feels like a muscle pull. I can stretch and it feels better after warming up. I stretch freque?

I run and bike for exercise. For the last couple years my groin has been getting very tight and I sometimes get a sharp pain when trying to lift my leg. It feels like a muscle pull. I can stretch and it feels better after warming up. I stretch freque?

Varies: There are multiple potential causes, I would not hesitate to be seen. In the field of orthopedics, one of the most common causes of groin pain is a problem with the hip itself. This can be from an early arthritic condition or something like a Labral tear. This would go along with the description of reproduction of pain when you lift your leg and also the stiffness you describe. ...Read more

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What would cause the anterior tibialis to get very tight with minimal exercise (10-15 reps of sitting heel lifts) and remain tight? Other leg fine.

What would cause the anterior tibialis to get very tight with minimal exercise (10-15 reps of sitting heel lifts) and remain tight? Other leg fine.

Sounds strained...: At times it can be strained by wearing shoes without a back as that tendon will work harder to pull the bottom of your heel to the shoe during gait. Your sit-up position may have further aggravated it ...Read more

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Hurt knee direct bball hit 10days ago. Fluid/swell down but other side of knee now tight/swelling, pain down leg at night. Rest or exercise? Thx

Hurt knee direct bball hit 10days ago. Fluid/swell down but other side of knee now tight/swelling, pain down leg at night. Rest or exercise? Thx

Knee Pain/ RICE: 34 year old gentleman with history of traumatic injury to knee around 10 days ago. Initial swelling in the knee which has partially resolved however continued swelling and pain has continued. You should visit an orthopaedic surgeon. Your knee stability can be assessed, along with the function of your cruciate ligaments, neuromuscular status, and imaging studies. Rest, ice, wrap with ace, elevate. ...Read more

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Did lunges yesterday without stretching and haven't exercised in over a year. Today my legs muscles are tight and giving out when trying to sit normal?

Did lunges yesterday without stretching and haven't exercised in over a year. Today my legs muscles are tight and giving out when trying to sit normal?

Yes from overdoing: It. When you start exercising you need to start off slow and gradually increase. Apply ice alternating with heat and gently stretch the muscles after the heat. If worse see your doctor. ...Read more

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Left calf gets tight randomly- started in Nov. The feeling lasts about an hour. Sometimes pain in calf at night like I exercised (like tonight), Though active I haven't exercised. Had ultrasound on leg and it was negative. It's only the left calf.?

Left calf gets tight randomly- started in Nov. The feeling lasts about an hour. Sometimes pain in calf at night like I exercised (like tonight), Though active I haven't exercised. Had ultrasound on leg and it was negative. It's only the left calf.?

Not always EZ 2 fix.: I'm afraid that finding the cause for your calf tightness is not as easy as one would think. There are a whole lot of thoughts as to the cause of this problem. Included reasons include muscle or nerve injury, muscle fatigue, spinal stenosis, certain types of medications and estrogen, just to name a few. The problem is that there are as many potential solutions as there are potential causes. ...Read more

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The ligaments to the outside of both knees are very tight it seems after a short period of time of exercise or walking I lose about 70% of the ability to move my legs because of the tightness can you help?

The ligaments to the outside of both knees are very tight it seems after a short period of time of exercise or walking I lose about 70% of the ability to move my legs because of the tightness can you help?

Yes: It is not ligaments that are tight, but some internal breakdown in the knee. Torn cartilage or arthritic deterioration aggravated by activity.

Consider finding a doctor who does prolotherapy to restore the stability and stop the deterioration of your knees. ...Read more

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My left calf feels tight and both of them swell during the day, what could be causing this? Its been a ongoing problem. I do exercise at the gym.

My left calf feels tight and both of them swell during the day, what could be causing this? Its been a ongoing problem. I do exercise at the gym.

Calf issues: Could be edema making them tight and swell. Other possibilities are always a blood clot/ or phlebitis, etc. Get an eval since you appear health, and exercise regularly, yet you are still getting swelling and tightness. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hypertension of my right knee a few yrs ago, now when I over do my exercise it feels very heavy, tight, weak, and unstable.?

Hypertension of my right knee a few yrs ago, now when I over do my exercise it feels very heavy, tight, weak, and unstable.?

Knee pain: Suspect you mean hyperextension not hypertension. I specialize in hypertension for 50 years but never heard of hypertension of the knee. Send more details. ...Read more

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Can extremely extremely tight leg aductors cause you to not hold your core in and not breathe correctly?

Can extremely extremely tight leg aductors cause you to not hold your core in and not breathe correctly?

Yes: Any "extremely tight" muscles will tend to pull the body out of normal alignment. In a 42 year old males who know the term "adductors" is probably exercising and muscle building. That makes me suspect that your training practices are inducing the problem. Plan to spend more time stretching before and after exercise. 10-20 min. Also strengthen the opposing abductors. This should be fixable. ...Read more

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It feels like my ham string is real tight in my leg this leg bother me all the time what can I do to make this better?

It feels like my ham string is real tight in my leg this leg bother me all the time what can I do to make this better?

See a doctor: You need to see a doctor riht away to make sure that the thightness in your calf is not a vein problem, and not a clot in your vein.
if you are smoker, or taking BCP, or recent long travel required sitting for a long time, or your job demand you to sit for a long time, and you are not physically active, the odd will be much higher that it could be a clot. Then go to the ER.
otherwise see your doctor ...Read more

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My knee hurts when I flex or tighten my leg. Why is this?

My knee hurts when I flex or tighten my leg. Why is this?

Swelling or loose: There could be knee swelling with loose or torn cartilage, and some other type of internal knee damage. Ask your physician send you to a knee specialist. We call this an internal derangement of the knee. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my knee hurts when I flex or tighten my leg.?

What do you suggest if my knee hurts when I flex or tighten my leg.?

Ice.: Apply ice for 20 minutes at a time, 4-5 times per day and take an anti inflammatory medication. If it still hurts in 10-14 days, then see a sports medicine physician. ...Read more

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What can I do if my legs very tight the day after my workout. Is this normal?

What can I do if my legs very tight the day after my workout. Is this normal?

Leg muscle fatigue: Yes this is normal. After workout, the leg muscles are more fatigued (= tired) than when you were not working out. When muscles are tired, they often go into spontaneous (=passive) contraction known as spasm. Leg muscles are utilized most during workout, hence they are more susceptible to spasm. This would gradually return to normal, as muscles relax when they are no longer fatigued. ...Read more

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I am wearing an ACE bandage. Can it cut off the circulation in my leg if its too tight?

I am wearing an ACE bandage. Can it cut off the circulation in my leg if its too tight?

Ace wrap: Yes if the wrap is too tight it can circulation. Try to wrap the ace without excessive stretching of the bandage. Also, do no wear it all day and removed when sleeping. If you foot gets swollen or changes color then the wrap is too tight. ...Read more

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My legs always feel tight everyday even though I'm stretching 3 times a day. What should I do?

Leg tight ness: Leg tightness in the joints or in the muscular area?
Do you have any underlying medical problem? Do you abuse your muscles and joints? Make sure you do not have any of these first. ...Read more

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Have really tight leg Muscles what should I do I can't lift my leg very high because it's too tight?

Have really tight leg Muscles what should I do I can't lift my leg very high because it's too tight?

Tight muscles: I recommend one visit to a physical trainer who can instruct you on proper exercises and stretching techniques. ...Read more

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My knee feels very tight and strange. It doesn't hurt, but when I sit of elevate my leg I get this weird stiff feeling. Should I get it looked at?

My knee feels very tight and strange. It doesn't hurt, but when I sit of elevate my leg I get this weird stiff feeling. Should I get it looked at?

See below: If your knee is stiffening without any relevant preceding activity, locking, causing an abnormal gait, or painful, see your doc for an evaluation. This is usually the safest thing to do. ...Read more

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So my leg hurts when I wrap it. It keeps turing purple and it not to tight and it hurts so bad I can barly walk still no insuernce what should I do?

So my leg hurts when I wrap it. It keeps turing purple and it not to tight and it hurts so bad I can barly walk still no insuernce what should I do?

Go see your doctor..: So you don't have insurance? You can still get medical care regardless of politcs. Just check out http://alvinblin. Blogspot. Com/p/low-cost-medicaldentalpharmacy-options. Html for low cost options for medical care. You need to be examined to arrive at correct diagnosis which will then lead to appropriate treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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My leg adductors have tight for so long they feel like there not there any activity I do feels so unsafe I hold my breath making it worst, advice plz?

My leg adductors have tight for so long they feel like there not there any activity I do feels so unsafe I hold my breath making it worst, advice plz?

See your physician: There appears to be a complexity of problems that you're describing. And the question is how the two are related. I can't be sure with what you tell me, but if there is weakness of your legs with your back you could have a disk or other neurological involvement. This is why it is best to see your physician ...Read more

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Can extremely tight leg adductors cause pelvic instability?

Possibly: Tight adductor & other hip muscle imbalances can cause back and hamstring troubles. Tight adductors could inhibit the gluteus medius. The gluteus muscle does help to support the body when you are standing on 1 leg. Thus, it would be food to see a Physical therapist & to consider incorporating a program of Core Pilates, after a thorough evaluation from a Sports Medicine MD as there are also other causes ...Read more

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Been having tight legs after sitting on a chair for a while. How do I prevent this?

Been having tight legs after sitting on a chair for a while. How do I prevent this?

Calf raises: It may be helpful to do calf raises while sitting for prolonged periods of time. Simply pressing down on your toes and lifted your knee will allow the muscles in your leg to move and hopefully prevent them from being stiff later on. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Sometimes the skin on the back of my legs feels tight. Skin is normal color has not changed and no injury's. Why is that?

Sometimes the skin on the back of my legs feels tight. Skin is normal color has not changed and no injury's. Why is that?

Tight Skin: Its possible that you might be having pedal edema-due to accumulation of fluid in the tissue spaces. See your doctor to make sure you are not having swelling in your legs. ...Read more

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My calf feels tight & pulses when laid flat down. Same thing happened to other leg last year. Any idea what could be wrong?

What happened...: ...last year? Did you have a DVT/blood clot, or just this pulsing sensation in the other calf? Are you a smoker on birth control pills? If you develop warmth or swelling in that calf, get it checked out immediately. You may need an ultrasound of the veins. Docs, depending on their style, may throw in a D-dimer too. Truly impossible to say w/out in-person exam. ...Read more

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Feeling lousy overall. Have pain in back of leg in upper part of calf. Hurts more when tighten muscle. What could cause that?

Feeling lousy overall. Have pain in back of leg in upper part of calf. Hurts more when tighten muscle. What could cause that?

? injury: This could be a simple muscle strain or contusion but have it checked by your md if it persists, worsens or there is associated swelling to check for phlebitis or a cyst. ...Read more