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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Knee Pain (Definition)

The knee joint is the joint between three bone of the lower leg: the proximal tibia, the distal femur, and the patella. There are multiple causes of knee pain including degenerative, ...Read more


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I am experiencing low back pain, pain shooting down the leg and knee pain. The following also describe me: Leg tingling, Leg numbness, Back pain, Leg pain, and Leg weakness. What should I do?

I am experiencing low back pain, pain shooting down the leg and knee pain. The following also describe me: Leg tingling, Leg numbness, Back pain, Leg pain, and Leg weakness. What should I do?

Recommend: Medical assessment to include history & physical examination at a minimum. One cause might be sciatica. Once the cause is found - a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I am having very bad knee pain, knee pop and knee weakness in the inner knee. Shifted and popped when I went to stand and symptoms started

I am having very bad knee pain, knee pop and knee weakness in the inner knee. Shifted and popped when I went to stand and symptoms started

Meniscus or Ligament: This could be a medial meniscus tear or an injury to the Medial collateral ligament. I would get this evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Leg weakness upon standing. Must wait at least a minute before walking. Inside of left knee and outside of rt knee most painful.

Leg weakness upon standing. Must wait at least a minute before walking. Inside of left knee and outside of rt knee most painful.

Needs to be checked: We don't know your age and your life style like going to gym, playing sports, running, jogging in the past. Any history of injury and if you are or have been taking any medications. I suggest you consult your doctor to find out the cause of your knee pains and leg weakness so that it can be appropriately treated ...Read more

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I had minor knee pain but after I went acupuncture, it got worse with soreness and weakness in my whole leg especially after when I stretch the muscle?

I had minor knee pain but after I went acupuncture, it got worse with soreness and weakness in my whole leg especially after when I stretch the muscle?

Several possibile: You may have referred pain from you lower back that progressed and the acupuncture was coincidental. It is unusually of acupuncture to make it worse unless they did it wrong. I advise you to seek medical evaluation. ...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. ...Read more

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Joint instability at hip and knee, weakness from hip to outer thigh to outer knee. Pain lifting leg - climbing stairs and kicking leg backwards. Why?

Joint instability at hip and knee, weakness from hip to outer thigh to outer knee. Pain lifting leg - climbing stairs and kicking leg backwards. Why?

Many possibilities: Needs evaluation by rheumatologist to assess how much instability and perhaps by a physical medicine specialist or neurologist. ...Read more

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I am experiencing knee pain. The following also describe me: Knee stiffness, Athlete, and Knee weakness. What should I do?

I am experiencing knee pain. The following also describe me: Knee stiffness, Athlete, and Knee weakness. What should I do?

Be seen: I would encourage you to be seen to determine the specific cause of your problem, an MRI could potentially be helpful as well. ...Read more

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I ran 1.5 miles and now have knee pain and weakness when walking, doing stairs, etc.  itmhas been over a week.  did I damage them?

I ran 1.5 miles and now have knee pain and weakness when walking, doing stairs, etc.  itmhas been over a week.  did I damage them?

Orthopedic consult!: Most knee sprains heal pretty well in 1-2 weeks. If you have "water on the knee" or fluid in the joint space, then this could indicate torn ligaments a/o cartilage. The inside portion of the knee contains an especially fragile complex (terrible triad of o'donahue) in which the medial collateral, the medial meniscus and anterior cruciate ligament tear as one unit. This injury requires arthoscopy. ...Read more

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Terrible knee pain and weakness. Feel a burn in knees when I dance. Tests normal, disc issue in neck and low back. Disc or something else causing pain?

Terrible knee pain and weakness. Feel a burn in knees when I dance. Tests normal, disc issue in neck and low back. Disc or something else causing pain?

Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more

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Would acute mono/ebv still be causing be joint pain, knee pain and back pain, as well as weakness and low energy after over a month? Now what?

Would acute mono/ebv still be causing be joint pain, knee pain and back pain, as well as weakness and low energy after over a month? Now what?

Yes: Mono/ebv infection takes a very long time to clear up. Sometimes as long as 2-3 months. Unfortunately the symptoms can continue until totally cleared of this viral infection. ...Read more

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I am experiencing back pain and knee weakness. The following also describe me: Obesity, Knee pain, Painful swollen joints, Pain shooting down the. ..

I am experiencing back pain and knee weakness. The following also describe me: Obesity, Knee pain, Painful swollen joints, Pain shooting down the. ..

Why the wait?: Obesity, exerting pressure on your back and lower limbs joints, with nerves affected too, knee pain could be originating from your hips, and the shooting pain can be due to pinched nerves or sciatica. Bottom line, you have to be seen, lose weight and not hope to be treated online, good luck ...Read more

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I am experiencing wrist pain, popping or snapping sound from joint, wrist weakness, finger weakness, hand pain, finger pain, knee pain, ankle pain...

I am experiencing wrist pain, popping or snapping sound from joint, wrist weakness, finger weakness, hand pain, finger pain, knee pain, ankle pain...

Be seen: A good medical screening exam would probably be a good place to start; in part screening for a variety of rheumatologist and structural abnormalities of the musculoskeletal system. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with a herniated disc after severe pain for only 8 days but doctors are recommending immediate surgery due to leg weakness-advice?

I've been diagnosed with a herniated disc after severe pain for only 8 days but doctors are recommending immediate surgery due to leg weakness-advice?

Good advice: If you have leg weakness in the setting of a herniated disc, urgent surgical intervention is usually warranted to prevent long term neurologic damage. ...Read more

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Herniated discs l4/l5, l5/s1, bilateral sacroillitis x5 years, chronic back pain and worsening leg weakness. Sick of pt, now what?

Herniated discs l4/l5, l5/s1, bilateral sacroillitis x5 years, chronic back pain and worsening leg weakness. Sick of pt, now what?

Sick of PT: Unfortunately, with your issues exercise is an important factor. Swimming is best as it can be low impact while keeping the joints moving. Si joints can be made numb with raiofrequency performed by a qualified pain doc and can last upto a year or more. Herniated discs too can be treated with minimally invasive techniques, esp if they are contained (the outer rim is intact). ...Read more

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Cure for inner leg knee pain no swellkng?

Cure for inner leg knee pain no swellkng?

Hard to say: Without being evaluated or more info. Please see a sports medicine or musculoskeletal specialist. ...Read more

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I have had knee pain only at night when I try to lay on my side and lay the inner part of my knee on the mattress. The only way I can sleep is turning on my opposite side and keeping the painful leg off the mattress.?

Hamstring tendinitis: While there may be many causes of this pain, two very common sources is hamstring tendinitis that occurs from limping. The limping is often caused by weakness of the quad muscles, but can also be caused by knee problems such as arthritis. If you have had a fall recently, the cause can also be an mcl tear. To isolate the problem, a trip to your friendly neighborhood orthopedist may be helpful. ...Read more

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Now have another herniated disk above fusion. I am experiencing back leg and knee pain numbness and tingling bladder and bowel retention?

Now have another herniated disk above fusion. I am experiencing back leg and knee pain numbness and tingling bladder and bowel retention?

Cauda Equina: Inability to urinate is an emergency. I would make sure you don't have what is called cauda equina syndrome. Unfortunately this requires surgery to correct. Ofetn times the nerves are just bruised abit and the signals aren't being sent quick enough, you may need an epidural steroid injection to relieve this irritation. Either way, I would see a pain/spine specialist to evaluate your options. ...Read more

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Sx include: knee pain inner thigh pain foot numbness (all rght leg) 12lb weight gain in 3 weeks and cotton feeling in throat when swallow, ideas?

Look for diabetes: Abrupt weight gain with dry mouth increases suspicion for diabetes.Right leg pain medial aspect suggests dermatomal pain of discogenic disease which is more frequent in obesity.Right hip OA or septic hip ar ussually radiates to the right anterior thigh. The leg pain and dry mouth only indirectly elevated.Vaginal infections increased in diabetes. LLQ pain unlikely to be a factor in the right legpain ...Read more

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I was suffering from gbs (guillian barre syndrome).I have muscular weakness in my right leg, since then. Now when I walk my left knee pains. Please help.

I was suffering from gbs (guillian barre syndrome).I have muscular weakness in my right leg, since then. Now when I walk my left knee pains. Please help.

PT: It is especially important to strengthen your right leg as you are putting extra pressure on your left knee due to the right leg weakness. A physical therapist or a personal trainer may be the best options. Pt may be covered by your insurance but you will need a referral from your doctor. ...Read more

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Having L5S1hemilaminectomy &disectomy. What can I expect for recovery and results? I do have leg weakness

Having L5S1hemilaminectomy &disectomy. What can I expect for recovery and results? I do have leg weakness

See details: You need to ask your surgeon not a doctor who cannot examine you or see your MRI. Figue 6-12 months to a complete recovery. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What could cause left arm and leg weakness?

What could cause left arm and leg weakness?

Multiple things: If your left arm and leg are both weak, you can be having or have had a stroke. Alternatively, brain tumors or seizures can lead to such weakness. Furthermore, high neck problems (discs, tumors, fractures) that are asymmetric to the left can cause these problems also. These are just a few causes by the way. See your md for a full workup. ...Read more

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Can low blood sugar cause strange leg weakness?

Can low blood sugar cause strange leg weakness?

It can: Absolutely, as cell function is primarily driven by glucose and if not available, will turn into alternative fuels (such as ketones) which in turn can cause discomfort (legs, stomach, etc). ...Read more

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Can nuvaring cause leg weakness/pain/restlessness?

Can nuvaring cause leg weakness/pain/restlessness?

Unlikely, but...: Probably not, but the eluting (drug) iud, can increase the likelyhood of phlebitis, albeit low. Restlessness, many causes-doubt related to your pain, per se! Need to discuss this with your doc! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Upper leg weakness?

What is the definition or description of: Upper leg weakness?

Motor strength: There is a normal range of strength fro the muscle groups in the upper leg. Upper leg weakness is simply a strength that is below this normal range. There can be a variety of causes. ...Read more

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I get leg weakness and back pain with prolonged standing. Any options?

I get leg weakness and back pain with prolonged standing. Any options?

Chiropractr, lose wt?: Sounds like an anatomical issue-pinched nerves. I recommend seeing a chiropractor or orthopedic doctor. If overweight, losing weight may help. ...Read more

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Can a compressed sciatic nerve cause leg weakness? Specifically the hamstring?

Can a compressed sciatic nerve cause leg weakness? Specifically the hamstring?

Possibly: A compressed sciatic nerve can cause leg weakness. Often pain down the leg is due to a lumbar radiculopathy or irritation to the lumbar nerve roots that make up the sciatic nerve. The distribution of pain depends on which nerve is irritated although pain in the back or leg or "hamstring" is common. See your md if this pain lasts greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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I have leg weakness/pain and a little back pain with prolonged standing. What can I do to alleviate the symptoms?

Find the reason: You have to find the reason for it before anybody could suggest treatment for you, check it out. ...Read more

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Had cold for over week, past couple of days I've develop chest pain, headaches and progressive leg weakness. Is it time 2 see dr. Or let it pass?

See Doctor: Both chest pain and progressive leg weakness can be serious complications after a vital illness. Would get checked out right away to figure out if anything serious is going on. ...Read more

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Is it called leg weakness when your leg is so weak you can't stand on it and if u do you fall and it only last a min? Or is this temporary paralysis?

Is it called leg weakness when your leg is so weak you can't stand on it and if u do you fall and it only last a min? Or is this temporary paralysis?

Unclear: One leg or both? It is hard to say for sure based on your description which at the least sounds like severe weakness and at the most can be paralysis. Also, further information such as onset, duration, triggers, frequency, and other symptoms would be important as this is a concerning event. Please speak with your physician or you can make a virtual appointment with me for further discussion. ...Read more

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Canfoot nunbness and leg weakness be caused by shingles in chest?

Canfoot nunbness and leg weakness be caused by shingles in chest?

Vzv: Sshingles can cause separate neurologic manifestations (neuropathy, myelitis, etc) from the rash and pain. Would be very unlikely to occcur at same time. ...Read more

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Would l4-5 posterior &rt paracentral as forrminal herniation cause leg weakness?

Would l4-5 posterior &rt paracentral as forrminal herniation cause leg weakness?

Lumbar radiculopathy: In the lower back, a nerve can be "pinched" by a disc herniation, or by foraminal narrowing. Unilateral leg weakness, associated with pain and numbness might be seen. If at l-4, weakness of thigh muscles, l-5 weakness foot dorsiflexors, s-1 weakness of foot plantar flexors. ...Read more

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Having dizziness and leg weakness and some shortness of breath what could it be?

Having dizziness and leg weakness and some shortness of breath what could it be?

Dizziness: Dizziness could be low bp/ low sugar. If you have associated sob, you might need echocardiogram for heart evaluation, esp if u feel lower legs swollen. You might need TSH and electrolytes checked for leg weakness. ...Read more

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What can cause leg weakness and random sharp body pains?

What can cause leg weakness and random sharp body pains?

Diabetes for one: No specific condition is responsible for this combination, if indeed they are related. But statistically in the us diabetes is probably the most common disorder capable of causing both complaints. Other possibilities are numerous including b vitamin deficiency, aids, guillain-barre, syphilis, etc. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Leg Weakness (Definition)

Motor strength is usually graded from one to five with five being normal. Any motor grade of the lower extremity that is less than five would be classified ...Read more