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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Weak Leg Muscles

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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It a right thigh muscle twitch above my knee (going on a week) cause for concern? I have no leg weakness or other symptoms that I know of at all.

It a right thigh muscle twitch above my knee (going on a week) cause for concern? I have no leg weakness or other symptoms that I know of at all.

Maybe: Persistent muscle twitching can be due to overuse of the muscle, or irritation of the nerve going to that muscle. If there was no unusual activity to provoke it, there may be irritation of the nerves that go to the leg which come from the low back. You may need imaging of the spine.

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What exercises can be done for weak leg muscles?

Multiple: Leg strengthening can be accomplished by a multitude of exercise such as simply walking, jogging, or running. In the gym there are also a number of different options. Seeing a reputable physical trainer might be a good place to start. I hope this helps.

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What would make a 1 year old have weak leg muscles?

What would make a 1 year old have weak leg muscles?

Weak leg muscles 1yo: May be developmentally normal as most babies don't walk until age one - but should have a pediatric or orthopaedic evaluation because certain serious conditions such as muscular dystrophy or other neuromuscular disorders can present as leg weakness.

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After stretching, I could not stand from serious hip pain and burning. I have leg weakness and muscle spasms. Want to get back to the gym, but pain?

After stretching, I could not stand from serious hip pain and burning. I have leg weakness and muscle spasms. Want to get back to the gym, but pain?

RICE: Rest, ice to affected area, elevation if able and anti-inflammatory (if no reason not to take one) are initial treatments. Your complaints of weakness of leg are concern. If no better in next 3-5 days, please see your doctor for evaluation. Best of luck with this. Dr R

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Is foot numbness and lower leg weakness a nerve problem or a muscle problem?

Is foot numbness and lower leg weakness a nerve problem or a muscle problem?

Nerves: Typically numbness points to nerves. Numbness associated with weakness is concerning for spine disease (pinched nerves). You should consult a physician for evaluation sooner rather than later.

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Muscle pain come and go and right leg weakness. Didn't start til couple days after the nerve block. What can I do? It hurts bad. My shoulders was sore.

Muscle pain come and go and right leg weakness. Didn't start til couple days after the nerve block. What can I do? It hurts bad. My shoulders was sore.

Call physician: You should contact the physician who performed the procedure as soon as possible; your symptoms may be a complication of the nerve block or a progression of the underlying problem.

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Sat for a month on a chair with bad lumbar support, have lumbar pain, muscle spasms (on/off spine), some leg weakness. Walking often helps often worse.

Sat for a month on a chair with bad lumbar support, have lumbar pain, muscle spasms (on/off spine), some leg weakness. Walking often helps often worse.

See doctor for meds: BAck pain is common and reported by 80% of patients. NSAIDS such as naprosyn (naproxen) or motrin are helpful. Sitting is often worse and standing up especially with on leg on a step oftern helps. Your doctor will examine the back and can give you helpful muscle relaxants that will aid work and sleep. Time usually makes it better. Exercises help some

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Are muscle twitching, muscle atrophy, and leg weakness HIV ARS symptoms?

Are muscle twitching, muscle atrophy, and leg weakness HIV ARS symptoms?

Please spell out: ARS. I know what ARV therapy stands for, but not ARS. Anti-retroviral side effects? If you do mean ART, please specify which ARV's you're referring to.

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I have severe muscle spasms in my left leg. Weakness in both legs. Both hands fall asleep and I have a loss of sensitivity in my fingers?

I have severe muscle spasms in my left leg. Weakness in both legs. Both hands fall asleep and I have a loss of sensitivity in my fingers?

See Neurologist now: Your symptoms are very concerning, urgent that you see Neurologist asap. Comprehensive workup is indicated including blood tests, MRI of spine and brain. If these symptoms just started, call 911 or go to nearest ER. You did not give any history, but it will be important to determine if you have had recent injury, trauma or involved in Motor vehicle accident. Please see Neurologist now,

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Leg weakness Fatigue Muscle twitching Chills neck cracking Headaches Brain CT and MRI clear, c spine MRI-slightly degenerated discs What's th problem?

Leg weakness Fatigue Muscle twitching Chills neck cracking Headaches Brain CT and MRI clear, c spine MRI-slightly degenerated discs What's th problem?

Need more work-up: Talk to your doctor about getting some blood work to rule out any obvious underlying condition. Also adopting a healthy lifestyle including proper hydration and balanced diet will be beneficial.

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I am experiencing leg numbness, leg weakness, chest, back pain, skin rashes torso, neck, muscle pain, bloods all low neutrophil lowVit D, low platelets

I am experiencing leg numbness, leg weakness, chest, back pain, skin rashes torso, neck, muscle pain, bloods all low neutrophil lowVit D, low platelets

See doctor: These symptoms and lab findings can be manifestations of various illnesses. Your health issue needs a systematic approach and often further testing to point out the underlying disease... You need to see a physician if haven't yet.

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What can cause leg weakness/tiredness?

What can cause leg weakness/tiredness?

Many causes: In your age group, may consider spinal stenosis, poor blood flow to legs, such as intermittent claudication, myasthenia gravis or muscle disease, peripheral nerve issues, spinal cord compression caused by neck degeneration. But could well be a benign problem, such as deconditioning, gaining weight, having thyroid issues, even depression your doctor can sort all of this out.

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Could spinal/back problems cause leg weakness?

Could spinal/back problems cause leg weakness?

Yes,: If a ruptured disc compressing a spinal nerve going to the leg, weakness affecting those muscles could be acquired. Spinal stenosis, which is widespread might cause weakness in both legs.

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Leg Weakness (Definition)

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