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Hard To Stand Up Straight
Whenever i stand up after even short periods of sitting or lying down.I find it hard to stand up straight and can only stand straight after i walk?
Knee grinds when laying on my back when lifting it up to stretch.It hurts going down stairs.Locks up going up stairs once in awhile.What is happening?
Evaluation needed: The uncomfortable grinding and especially the locking may be signs of cartilage damage within the knee joint. Suggest you seek evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon for diagnosis and possible treatment. It may just be wear and tear but with locking you may have a cartilage tear. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Positional low BP: Postural or orthostatic hypotension (low blood pressure) may be the cause. In older individuals, sluggish cardiovascular reflexes that normally would keep the BP up with changes in position may be the culprit. Otherwise, look for causes of dehydration or adverse effects of medications. There are rarer causes that may be more serious. If persistent, you should consult your physician. ...Read more
Bend over to pick something up stand up straight I walk hunched over from hip pain I have spastic cerebral palsy?
Question: I am not sure I understand your question. Please re-ask so that we may be able to provide you with an answer. Good luck! ...Read more
Lifting box and went to stand and felt my lower back pop a few times. Couldn't stand up straight for awhile now it hurts to move. Any suggestions?
Get checked out: This may be a simple muscle strain, a herniated disc, or something more serious. Same thing happened to me and I just rested, took Motrin, used heat for a few days and it did improve a bit. I then took a short course of oral steroids and had a therapist work on my back. The therapist basically told me i was way out of shape and helped me with exercises that really helped. You should see a doc ...Read more
How to correct posture? When i try to stand up straight, my midriff tenses up and i find it hard to breathe. Is this weird? I am skinny.
My blood pressure fall when i stand up so it is very difficult for me to stand or walk. What to do?
Hypotension: Go see your doctor to be evaluated. There are possible. Causes that need to be checked. ...Read more
Strained my calf, could walk and stand up straight on leg, after a couple of days its harder to walk and I can't even stand up straight on that leg?
Doctor NOW: Sounds like you need attention now! go see you doctor or an orthopedist. ...Read more
Woke up with severe lower back/waist pain. It hurts to sit . It even hurts to stand. If i'm standing and i bend forward or backward it hurts.
Stressed Muscles: Heat stretch and massage. Magnesium is also vital. It will help relax the associated muscles, decrease stress, stabilize sleep and help other meds and therapy to work efficiently. Self or profess massage, chiropractor, yoga, heat, stretching all are needed. My favorite in my practice is acupuncture and myofascial tissue release. Take b-complex 100 too. ...Read more
Bed rest on back for 2 months. Trying to sit up but the dizziness makes it hard. How long do I need to sit up until the dizziness will pass?
Take it slowly: It varies with everyone but you could sit up in bed for a few minutes then swing your legs to the side of the bed for a few minutes and then stand up holding onto something for a few minutes before you do anything else. ...Read more
Sometimes when I bend down.. And try to stand up my lower rib get swollen and I feel pain...until few minutes when it goes down again?
Floater: You may have a floating rib and you are moving it when you bend..it is probably of no consequence and should settle down ...Read more
My right hip hurts only when i go to sit down or stoop down, while i'm sitting, and when i go to stand up. Does not hurt while standing or walking.
My left foot points inwards and its hard to put it straight and walk normally. It is also hard to lift up. What should I do so its easier to walk?
Left foot: You need to have a medical evaluation in order to asses the cause of inward turning.Once a biomechanical diagnosis is made.Then the proper orthosis can be prescribed in order to correct the problem. ...Read more
Knee hurt give out: Symptoms og knee pain and feeling of knee giving out is most of the times due to ligament injury.The knee is held together by ligamentsand feeling of instabiity and giving out is due to a tear in one of the knee ligament.You should see your doctor or an orthpedic specialist and may need a MRI if indicated after exam to find out if there is torn ligament. ...Read more
Ears muffled, going on 5 weeks. When I tilt my head back they clear up but clog up when I look straight forward. What can I do?
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