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I have episodes of extreme weakness in my arms and legs resulting in very slow gait, difficulty lifting and sometimes have shortness of breath.?

I have episodes of extreme weakness in my arms and legs resulting in very slow gait, difficulty lifting and sometimes have shortness of breath.?

Concerning: Without having more information, it is hard to know what the problem is but it needs to be checked out with your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes extreme difficulty walking after a leg workout?

What causes extreme difficulty walking after a leg workout?

Overuse injury: Whenever we overuse our muscles, they tend to hurt and can get stiff. The theory behind this is that there can be a build up of Lactic Acid in the muscles due to the over exercise of the muscles without enough oxygen getting to the muscle. One must exercise and have periods of rest in between the workouts to help the muscles recover. ...Read more

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If I have difficulty walking because my leg got hit, what can I do?

If I have difficulty walking because my leg got hit, what can I do?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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My dream since I was 5 to be a bronc rider but since I have had almost nonstop difficulty with my leg that I broke when I was 4 should I give it up?

My dream since I was 5 to be a bronc rider but since I have had almost nonstop difficulty with my leg that I broke when I was 4 should I give it up?

Like an elite athlet: I'm sure if this is what you want that it is not something you plan to start next year, im sure there are junior compettitions and that athletes just don't walk in de novo at age 22 and say im ready to do this. Thus if you are seriuos you likley have tried it at some level. Any physical competitive sport needs medical exam and clearance whether it is your leg or heart, you need talk to your own doc! ...Read more

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Cause of pain and weakness in legs? Difficulty getting up from sitting.

Cause of pain and weakness in legs? Difficulty getting up from sitting.

See below: Pain may come from many sources: diabetes, medications, overuse, etc. Difficulty getting up suggests muscle atrophy (lack of use, low testosterone, etc). Physical therapy could help strengthen leg muscles to facilitate standing/sitting. Fp can check for sources of pain (take list of all prescription, otc meds, & supplements u take to help track down cause). ...Read more

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I am experiencing leg pain and difficulty walking. The following also describes me: Unable to bear weight. What should I do?

I am experiencing leg pain and difficulty walking. The following also describes me: Unable to bear weight. What should I do?

Internal Knee proble: You will need an evaluation including imaging and maybe MRI. It my not be knee or Hip and could be leg disease ilke circulation or pinched nerve - you need this clarified. See your physician. ...Read more

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What can cause bi lateral generalised leg weakness with difficulty to step up without grabbing pain in top of leg. R worse and calf mus hurts?

What can cause bi lateral generalised leg weakness with difficulty to step up without grabbing pain in top of leg. R worse and calf mus hurts?

Get evaluated.: Please see your doctor about this. Unless you are having other symptoms you haven't mentioned, I wonder if you are having a nerve impingement in your lower spine area. Your doctor will likely perform a neurologic screening exam, and possibly recommend a ct or MRI to rule out spinal stenosis or other nerve impingement problems. You need to be seen about this. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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I have heaviness and weakness in both legs I am 47 yrs old. Much difficulty getting around.

Weakness: Weakness in legs can be vascular, metabolic, musculoskeletal, neuropathic. Peripheral vascular disease, diabetes, electrolyte, calcium, myopathy and others possible. ...Read more

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My wife is suffering from pain in her left leg calf since 8/9 years and has difficulty walking. What could be the cause of the pain?

My wife is suffering from pain in her left leg calf since 8/9 years and has difficulty walking. What could be the cause of the pain?

Impossible 2 answer: In this venue. U need 2 have her evaluated starting with Ur PCP, & go from there. ...Read more

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I have difficulty walking on my right leg because of my knee, what can I do?

I have difficulty walking on my right leg because of my knee, what can I do?

Knee pain: Many causes, should get it checked for meniscal tears, ligament tears, arthritis, loose bodies, fracture, contusion, tendon tears/ruptures. ...Read more

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Knee is swelling, difficulty in bending and putting weight on leg? No recollection of trauma to the knee

Knee is swelling, difficulty in bending and putting weight on leg? No recollection of trauma to the knee

Knee pain: HI, definitely need to see your dr, this could be an anatomical issue with meniscal damage; or joint abnormality due to poor tracking of your patella. Most commonly suddent knee pain with no history of trauma is related to infection of knee or gout. ...Read more

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I am experiencing lower leg pain, difficulty walking and leg pain. The following also describes me: Pain shooting down the leg. What should I do?

I am experiencing lower leg pain, difficulty walking and leg pain. The following also describes me: Pain shooting down the leg. What should I do?

Depends: It could be nerve in nature or vascular. Vascular could be arterial or venous. Your symptoms are too broad. Get a consultation to, ask more questions. ...Read more

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In the past 2 yrs I have suffered with sporadic edema on my lowers legs (Mostly on the left leg) & difficulty losing weight. No Dr. Can figure it out?

In the past 2 yrs I have suffered with sporadic edema on my lowers legs (Mostly on the left leg) & difficulty losing weight. No Dr. Can figure it out?

Complex!: You do have a complex medical problem that could require more evaluation followed by medications and life style changes. Hope for the best and continue to seek answers everywhere. ...Read more

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Can fibromyalgia cause leg weakness along with difficulty speaking (stroke ruled out)?

Can fibromyalgia cause leg weakness along with difficulty speaking (stroke ruled out)?

No: Fibromyalgia is purely a painful total body condition, and causes neither leg weakness or speech difficulty. If your symptoms were transient, might consider a tia, but if persistent and progressive, need to wonder about disorder of motor nerve cells, muscle disorder, or problem with nerve-muscle connections. Find an expert neurologist, and get this fully assessed. ...Read more

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I have never do running in my life. Yesterday, I start running fr the first time and all the muscles of my legs stretch out. Difficulty in walking?

I have never do running in my life. Yesterday, I start running fr the first time and all the muscles of my legs stretch out. Difficulty in walking?

Work it out!: You are experiencing DOMS. Delayed onset muscle soreness. Get some rest, fluids, Ibuprofen. When better try again, but reduce your distance. Work up till you can get back to pace. If you do have pain that persists or change in urine color let your docto know. ...Read more

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My 4 year old has difficulty standing up after a few minutes of siting and complains about leg pain also tends to walk as if her legs are stiff help?

My 4 year old has difficulty standing up after a few minutes of siting and complains about leg pain also tends to walk as if her legs are stiff help?

Should see doctor: This could be a number of things from growing pains to something that could be more serious. I would advise to schedule an appointment with your doctor. ...Read more

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Over the last couple of months, I have been having hip, leg pain, with difficulty walking and bending over in the morning, I'm 54 and in menopause...I

Hip and leg pain: Your pain could be coming from your back or your hip. Start with an x-ray of the spine and the hip/pelvis and an orthopedic evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes piriformis syndrome. Could it cause pain in the whole leg and knee? Does it cause difficulty in stepping on foot. Please help?

Pyriformis syndrome: Pyriformis syndrome is pain in the buttocks cause by imbalance of the pyriformis muscle that crosses near the sciatic nerve that can cause sciatica just like a herniated disc. I have had this and there are some great online stretching exercises to help as well as to diagnose this condition. See your pcp and ask to see a good physical therapist who may help you sort things out. ...Read more

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I have pain my legs n knees. I had diabetes but had a transplant. I have difficulty getting into the car n bending. What does this suggest?

I have pain my legs n knees. I had diabetes but had a transplant. I have difficulty getting into the car n bending. What does this suggest?

Need an exam: Generally pain in legs and knees associated with bending and getting into a car would suggest the possibility of nerve compression in the back. In a young person with diabetes and a transplant it make sense to start with a good physical exam. ...Read more

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I have pain on left leg and hand. It could be nerve problem. I have difficulty walking, balancing my walks. Even noow my left side is in pain.?

I have pain on left leg and hand. It could be nerve problem. I have difficulty walking, balancing my walks. Even noow my left side is in pain.?

See your doctor.: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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Sudden difficulty walking weakness on left side. Not able to control left hand or leg?

Sudden difficulty walking weakness on left side. Not able to control left hand or leg?

Sounds like a neuro-: -logical event, you must call your personal internist now. There are silent strokes that occur & needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Fell down on her side and difficulty walking on one side. Can lift her leg but can't put pressure on it. Groin is sore area, no where else.?

Fell down on her side and difficulty walking on one side. Can lift her leg but can't put pressure on it. Groin is sore area, no where else.?

Be seen: Your description is highly concerning for a broken hip or pelvis. I would be seen immediately for an exam and xray. ...Read more

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Back pain, and pain all along my leg down to my foot when I straighten it in midair. I also have difficulty straightening in midair. Slipped disc?

Could be: You don't provide enough info to know that for sure. 'slipped discs' are uncommon in a 16 year old unless you had a big trauma. Pain is more likely due to muscle and soft tissue tightness. If the pain is severe or debilitating, it's worth seeing a physiatrist or ortho. Mild back and leg pain in a healthy 16 year old isn't worrisome. Worth trying gentle stretching/strengthening. ...Read more

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Every once in a month y my leg, thigh and hand muscles feel powerless, and I feel difficulty in getting up from chair. And it goes away after 3 days y?

Every once in a month y my leg, thigh and hand muscles feel powerless, and I feel difficulty in getting up from chair. And it goes away after 3 days y?

Muscle powerless: You require a physical examination by a doctor to determine the cause of this. You may need lots of testing as there are many possibilities. ...Read more

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I have neuropathy in feet and legs...NO PAIN just numbness (nerve problems) resulting in difficulty walking. How can I get relief.

Diabetes?: You don't mention your age or if you have diabetes - but if you do be concerned about your blood sugar control. Have a good exam and let the Dr diagnose the underlying condition (s) that might be better managed. It's a really good idea to nip this before pain or other problems. ...Read more