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Elderly dementia pt had broken knee cap surgery 3 weeks ago. Found walking a little w/no walk aid. Is it possible? Would there still be pain? Aware?

Elderly dementia pt had broken knee cap surgery 3 weeks ago. Found walking a little w/no walk aid. Is it possible? Would there still be pain? Aware?

Possible: The knee cap is not load bearing. If you really want to make sure everything is ok, call he surgeon and ask about weight bearing status. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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What can I do? My kneecap hurts every time I lift my leg while walking?

What can I do? My kneecap hurts every time I lift my leg while walking?

Chondromalacia!: Either that or patellar tendinitis. I suspect you have pain climbing stairs. See your pcp! ...Read more

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I know am finding it hard to walk on and when I lift my leg, a sharp pain shoots through it. Help?

I know am finding it hard to walk on and when I lift my leg, a sharp pain shoots through it. Help?

Leg pain: It is time for a good exam by a rheumatologist as your symptoms could due to several reasons

it is nothing like a good evaluation followed by focused diagnostic tests prior to treatment. ...Read more

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I've had this pain on the top of my thigh and it hurts when I lift my leg and when I walk or do any activitys?

Thigh pain: Several possibilities. Pain may be originating from spinal nerves or hip probleml. Need to be evaluated by specialist- probably orthopedic specialist to start ...Read more

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I have pain in my lower back that extends down my right leg. I can not lift my leg without help and walking hurts?

I have pain in my lower back that extends down my right leg. I can not lift my leg without help and walking hurts?

Disk: If this problem has just occurred recently and you don't have a history of back problems, a disk is likely the source of your pain. You should be evaluated by a physician to make sure the weakness is not progressive or serious. You should be evaluated today or tomorrow if possible. If you have any changes in bowel or bladder habits or increase in weakness please go to the emergency room. ...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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Suggestions? 18mo old, unable to bear weight on leg. Infl markers @ hosp: D1-160 D2-88, D3-44. Home on D4. Still unable to walk. Onset 2wks ago.

Suggestions? 18mo old, unable to bear weight on leg. Infl markers @ hosp: D1-160 D2-88, D3-44. Home on D4. Still unable to walk. Onset 2wks ago.

MD conference: A medical work up doesn't always provide a direct answer - it more often tells you what ISN'T going on. It sounds like you don't understand what your MD is thinking. Here's a scientific checklist article. I suggest you print it out and sit down with the treating MD and review your concerns - ask for clarification on your child's tests. Good luck!

https://pedclerk. Bsd. Uchicago. Edu/page/common-causes-hip-pain-children ...Read more

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My back went out about 4 days ago. And I can't lift my legs up but maybe only a inch off the floor without it hurting my back and have to walk slowly?

My back went out about 4 days ago. And I can't lift my legs up but maybe only a inch off the floor without it hurting my back and have to walk slowly?

Strain: This is most likely an acute lumbosacral strain with muscle spasm. Apply cold for 48 hours and then switch to intermittent, moist applications, liniments like bengay, and, if you can take them, nsaids like Advil or Aleve (naproxen). Your physician can prescribe a muscle relaxant like flexeril and/ or a lumbar brace if necessary. Such cases, if severe, take 7-10 days to resolve. ...Read more

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My grandmother can not feel her left leg, she says there is no pain. But she can not lift it or walk on it, she does not know what can be causing this. It has been almost a week since the numbness.?

My grandmother can not feel her left leg, she says there is no pain. But she can not lift it or walk on it, she does not know what can be causing this. It has been almost a week since the numbness.?

? stroke: If slowly progressive, it could represent spinal cord compression, especially in the neck. On occasion, problems develop in the lower spinal cord in the lumbar region. If sudden, this may have been a stroke. She needs medical care asap. This is not an item to delay. ...Read more

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Felt like something popped in upper thigh so now I can't lift leg or run but can walk. What's that?

Felt like something popped in upper thigh so now I can't lift leg or run but can walk. What's that?

Flexor/groin pull: You may have strained your hip flexor muscles (psoas/rectus femorus) required for 'lifing your leg or running'
a 'groin pull' is also caused over-stretching of the adductor muscles (which include the adductor magnus, longus, brevis.)
treatment is r.I.C.E : rest, ice, crutches, elevate then slow stetching. See also http://www. Sports-injury-info. Com/hip-flexor-injury. Html. ...Read more

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I am on medication 'flupirtine and levipride 50' but since the day I took it, the numbness in my legs is increasing day by day. Now unable to even walk.

I am on medication 'flupirtine and levipride 50' but since the day I took it, the numbness in my legs is increasing day by day. Now unable to even walk.

Check potassium: Flupirtine is unique among pain killers in that it works by opening potassium channels. It is not marketed in the US so I have no experience using it. Numbness or parasthesias in the legs followed by rapidly progressive paralysis may be due to AIDP (Guillain Barre) so its important that you have a neurological assessment immediately. ...Read more

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What cause the numbing of legs when you are in a sitting position? The being unable to walk when first standing? And almost always falling

What cause the numbing of legs when you are in a sitting position? The being unable to walk when first standing? And almost always falling

Pressure on nerves: Sounds like mechanical pressure on nreves in the legs or low back. May need xrays to evaluate bones and discs. Could de a nervous system condition as well. ...Read more

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Feeling really bad pain in my hip, making it hard for me to walk, can't sleep on my left side, can't lift my leg. What can be causing this.

Feeling really bad pain in my hip, making it hard for me to walk, can't sleep on my left side, can't lift my leg. What can be causing this.

Several thoughts: Could be: hip fracture, sciatica, arthritis, tendonitis. Is this recent, acute? Have you tried any meds or treatments? May need Dr eval, especially if this is recent, or if you've had a recent fall, ...Read more

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I went kayaking Saturday and got the most severe sunburn of my life on my legs. It's Wednesday now and STILL almost unable to walk due to pain. Advice?

Not much...: Unfortunately, there's not much you can do. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen or naproxen can help control pain. Potent steroid creams (by prescription) sometimes are tried, but usually are not helpful. If very severe, e, g. if you develop bullae (giant blisters), for sure see a doctor or urgent care clinic ASAP. The good news is that pain should improve very soon. ...Read more

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I have pain directly above the knee by 2cm with some swelling. It occurred 1year ago&i was unable to walk. Pain also in leg below knee but can walk now.?

I have pain directly above the knee by 2cm with some swelling. It occurred 1year ago&i was unable to walk. Pain also in leg below knee but can walk now.?

See 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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I just had a major surgery and was bed ridden for 11 days, my legs are so weak from being unable to walk what do I do?

I just had a major surgery and was bed ridden for 11 days, my legs are so weak from being unable to walk what do I do?

One step at a time: You lost a lot of muscle mass after 11 days of bedrest. It will take time to bulid it up again. Ask for some physical therapy to work with you to retrain your muscles. You can also do exercises in bed to maintain range of motion and start to build up your endurance again. ...Read more

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I landed on my knee now I can barely walk without pain below my kneecap and I can't straighten, bend my leg and I cant lift my leg do I need crutches?

I landed on my knee now I can barely walk without pain below my kneecap and I can't straighten, bend my leg and I cant lift my leg do I need crutches?

Depends on Ur age.: Young people still in the growing stage of life, make it very possible 2 have injured the tibial tubercle, . It should B evaled by an orthopedic surgeon, as if not treated properly it can lead 2 chronic problems. It's the prominence of the tibia just below the knee. The quads attach here so an stress on it causes pain. Flexion because quad is stretched, extension as the quad contracting pulls on it ...Read more

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Before my discectomy op all of my pain was located in my right leg with a little to the left but now two weeks on my left leg has all the pain and meaning I am unable to walk far and am bedridden? Possible reasons? Please

Before my discectomy op all of my pain was located in my right leg with a little to the left but now two weeks on my left leg has all the pain and meaning I am unable to walk far and am bedridden? Possible reasons? Please

Several: You may have reherniated the disc to the left side which is a 5% risk or you are developing or developed a hematoma or fluid collection post op placing pressure on that side which unlike the right side still has a "roof"! or covering on it that may not allow for any release. There are other possible reasons so you should discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more

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I have got my plaster off from my leg after two months. I am unable to fold my knee, seems its kind of stiffed. A little bit of swelling too. Winters have arrived. Still unable to walk but slowly. Plz doctors suggest me some light excercise or any remedi

I have got my plaster off from my leg after two months. I am unable to fold my knee, seems its kind of stiffed. A little bit of swelling too. Winters have arrived. Still unable to walk but slowly. Plz doctors suggest me some light excercise or any remedi

Exercises: I assume you mean you are having difficulty bending your knee? If so, it is very important to slowly start bending the knee and straightening it as tolerated but pushing through any mild to moderate discomfort to increase the range of motion at the knee. Slowly increase how much you stretch the muscles and ligaments/tendons in the knee (and ankle if problematic) over weeks time... ...Read more

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Does a DVT cause extreme pain on the leg. I have been unable to walk normal in over 3months?

It could....: ....But there can be many other causes as well. If your leg pain has been that bad, that is reason enough to get evaluated. ...Read more