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Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
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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


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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 ...Read more

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I am experiencing neck pain, arm pain, arm weakness, hip pain, leg pain, muscle weakness (side: one side), wrist pain, hand pain, elbow pain and popping or snapping sound from shoulder joint. The following also describe me: Hand weakness, Loss of streng

I am experiencing neck pain, arm pain, arm weakness, hip pain, leg pain, muscle weakness (side: one side), wrist pain, hand pain, elbow pain and popping or snapping sound from shoulder joint. The following also describe me: Hand weakness, Loss of streng

Medical evaluation: You have many complaints that can suggest many problems and beyond the scope of this space. Muscle weakness can come from inflammatory muscle disease and lab testing and a full neurologic exam. Arthritic conditions such as rheumatoid can cause joint pain but also muscle pain. Problems in the spine such as disc narrowing can cause some of these issues. Again you need a full workup by a provider ...Read more

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MRIreadsC3-4 disc herniation stenosis with ap of 0.7cm? Indention on spinal cord. Could this cause left leg weakness from the hips down

MRIreadsC3-4 disc herniation stenosis with ap of 0.7cm? Indention on spinal cord. Could this cause left leg weakness from the hips down

Potentially: If spinal cord becomes severe enough, it can start to affect the legs, although there are other potential causes. Either way, I would be seen in follow up immediately. ...Read more

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Burning pain above heel. Swelling beneath outer ankle. Pain increases when walkin especially on incomes or stairs. Heaviness and leg weakness to hip?

Burning pain above heel. Swelling beneath outer ankle. Pain increases when walkin especially on incomes or stairs. Heaviness and leg weakness to hip?

Problems linked?: Heaviness of the leg and hip weakness may be due to a back problem (L 3-4). This would not cause pain in the ankle (local process if there truly is some swelling) I would have the muscle CPK checked (on statin drug) the weakness in the legs is typically symmetrical if due to statin drugs but can be noticed on one side initially. If these problems persist you will need to be examined. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with hypohondria and general anxiety but I feel pain hips back uper nd lower hands legs stomach and leg weakness is this normal?

I have been diagnosed with hypohondria and general anxiety but I feel pain hips back uper nd lower hands legs stomach and leg weakness is this normal?

Not normal: I'm assuming that your physician has run many tests and cannot find a physical cause. Therefore the hypochondria diagnosis and possibly a tendency to experience anxiety in physical symptoms. If this is the case, consider psychotherapy to include techniques to reduce anxiety and pain. Psychodynamic therapy can often help to uncover the source of these symptoms too. ...Read more

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Had blood neuro spine MRI test algoddoc says I have anxiety hypohondria sym pain back arms legs hips stomach leg weakness insom but ihave when relalx?

Had blood neuro spine MRI test algoddoc says I have anxiety hypohondria sym pain back arms legs hips stomach leg weakness insom but ihave when relalx?

It's still pain: It's possible you have something called "central sensitization". It's when the way your brain processes information causes you to experience pain without there being a clear reason for it. Fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression can all cause such experiences. The good news is that there are treatments. You might want to consult with a psychiatrist or pain management specialist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can shingles cause back pain and leg weakness? All other disorders have been ruled out.

Can shingles cause back pain and leg weakness? All other disorders have been ruled out.

Not likely.: While pain is certainly a symptom of shingles, which can be present before the rash appears, it is not usual for it to cause weakness. See a neurologist and/or get a second opinion. ...Read more

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What can cause severe lower back pain and leg weakness?

What can cause severe lower back pain and leg weakness?

Could be referred: Low back pain with radiation down one side of the leg could be due to a pinched nerve. If you injured your back, strained muscles of the back and hip can irritate a nerve or cause a herniated disc which pinches the nerve. Fortunately this can be resolved non-operatively in most cases. Moist heat, light stretching and over the counter anti-inflammatory medications may help. Persists? See you doctor. ...Read more

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I am having sciatica pain shooting down the leg, Leg numbness, Back pain, and Leg weakness. I need a doctors note for extensive walking limitations.?

I am having sciatica pain shooting down the leg, Leg numbness, Back pain, and Leg weakness. I need a doctors note for extensive walking limitations.?

Are you making a: Request for medical documentation/ recommendations? If yes, we can not do that on the general health education of HealthTap. ...Read more

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I am experiencing low back pain, severe back pain and neck pain. The following also describe me: Back pain and Leg weakness. What should I do?

I am experiencing low back pain, severe back pain and neck pain. The following also describe me: Back pain and Leg weakness. What should I do?

Pain: You need to see your doctor for a diagnosis and treatment. Please do not self-diagnose or call it old age.
The pain MAY be from pinched nerves or something else. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Would worsening lower spine damage cause bone on bone pain and leg weakness? Prev MRI diagnosis annular tear, ddd, scoliosis...

Would worsening lower spine damage cause bone on bone pain and leg weakness? Prev MRI diagnosis annular tear, ddd, scoliosis...

Possibly: Your brief description of MRI findings demonstrate degenerative disease which would get slowly worse with time. If the leg weakness is new, I would see your doctor and get evaluated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Leg weakness?

See below: 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 as lower extremity weakness. ...Read more

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What could be causing my strange feelings of leg weakness?

What could be causing my strange feelings of leg weakness?

Various causes: This could be vascular or neurological in origin. You really need to see your doctor. If you're having unsteadiness in the way you walk or weakness in your legs, it will require a formal medical workup. I would recommend you see a neurologist or an orthopedic spinal specialist. Pryor will require mris of your cervical thoracic and lumbar spine. ...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?

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?

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?

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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I want to know what causes leg weakness?

I want to know what causes leg weakness?

Many causes: Parasaggital brain lesion, compression of spinal cord at the neck or mid back, lumbar stenosis, peripheral neuropathy, muscle disease, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis, endocrine disorders, vitamin deficiencies, etc. These are examples, and if you wish more information go to www. Aan. Com. ...Read more

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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. ...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 is the definition or description of: Lower leg weakness?

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

Foot to leg.: Described as a weakness in the muscle strength of the muscles located in the leg area, between the knee and the foot. These muscles have a primary purpose of influencing the foot's movement in relation to the leg. ...Read more

Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Hip Pain (Definition)

Depending upon who is using the term, hip pain may be limited to pain coming from the hip joint itself, or it can describe pain from a number of different causes in the ...Read more