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What can cure leg stiffness?

What can cure leg stiffness?

Since when?: At your age of 30, it depends for how long you have the stiffness, what's the cause.If its happening for the first time, may be you pulled a muscle, try 2 advils (ibuprofen) for 2 days only, some massage and stretches, if it doesn't go away see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Alex Mompoint
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Stiffness Or Decreased Movement (Definition)

Stiffness is a symptom of inflammation surrounding a joint or muscle and making it more resistant to movement. Neurological disorders can sometimes cause stiffness. ...Read more


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What is involved in evaluating leg stiffness?

What is involved in evaluating leg stiffness?

See below: You describe symptoms that can only be honestly assessed by your doctor in his or her office. Only after a thorough evauation will he/she be able to come up with what's wrong and what to do to get you better. ...Read more

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What is involved in evaluating leg stiffness?

What is involved in evaluating  leg stiffness?

Joint, vascular: Leg stiffness can be related to joint, bone, circulation or neurologic issues. Your evaluation would say is it with activity, sitting, rest, sleep? We need to characterize the pain in order to clarify the pain. How it is influenced by activity can be a clue to its origin. ...Read more

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What can cause chronic leg stiffness and pain?

What can  cause chronic leg stiffness and pain?

Variety of things: Your evaluation would look for causes that my come from joints, bones, circulation of the neurologic system. How it is influenced by activity is a clue to its cause. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Leg stiffness?

What is the definition or description of: Leg stiffness?

Not ankle or hip.: Described as an inability or an extreme limitation of movement of the leg at the knee joint. ...Read more

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What might cause leg stiffness and pain after a long drive?

What might cause leg stiffness and pain after a long drive?

A number of things: There are a number of possible causes for it. Lack of movement can cause accumulation of fluid in the leg tissues and this can make you stiff and sore. Low back trouble can do it as can nerve irritation. If you have visible swelling associated with the pain, there is the possibility that it could be a blood clot, especially if it was a several hour long drive. ...Read more

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What can cause someone to have chronic leg stiffness and pain?

What can cause someone to have chronic leg stiffness and pain?

See Pain Specialist: You may need this worked up to see why you have such significant pain by your PCP initially and then possibly a pain specialist. Could be sciatica, DVT, compartment syndrome, etc... Hard to say without evaluations. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my leg stiffness and back pain?

What could be the cause of my leg stiffness and back pain?

Muscle or nerve: More than likely, the cause is muscular in origin. The fact that both hurt in the way you describe sounds like a strain/sprain with associated muscle stiffness. You should probably see your family dr. If your symptoms persist. It's always possible that a pinched nerve can cause those symptoms as well but less likely. ...Read more

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Why would someone be prescribed neurotin for nerve pain and leg stiffness?

Why would someone be prescribed neurotin for nerve pain and leg stiffness?

Neuropathic process: Neurontin (gabapentin) is an anticonvulsant which means it influences the neurologic system in the brain to stop seizures and affects pain by influencing the neurologic system. It is very effective for neurologic pain such as neuropathy. ...Read more

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What can I do for lower back and leg stiffness that will not go away?

What can I do for lower back and leg stiffness that will not go away?

Evaluation need caus: Lower back suggests there may be pressure on nerves or the facet joints can cause back pain as well as pain that radiates down to the legs. We also need to look at circulation which if impaired can cause back pain and leg pain especially with activity. ...Read more

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Does vascular disease cause leg stiffness?

Does vascular disease cause leg stiffness?

Not really: As vascular disease progresses the muscles first then nerves of the leg create symptoms. Initially vascular insufficiency causes leg fatigue and cramps in the calves and thigh muscles. Nerve pain from insufficiency is worse at night and can be so intense it drives patients to seek help. Stiffness may be from something else. Ok to check with your doc. Simple vascular ultrasound will make diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can leg stiffness be a sign of a blood clot?

Can leg stiffness be a sign of a blood clot?

Possible: Typically u will have pain or stiffness, swelling and sometimes change in color. The leg can feel warm with occasional numbness. There is other causes too for stiffness ...Read more

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Leg stiffness and possible leg cramps when lying lying down?

Leg stiffness and possible leg cramps when lying lying down?

Nocturnal leg cramps: This may be nocturnal leg cramps. The best treatment for this is quinine, but now the fda does not allow quinine to be used for this. It is very effective for this, does have side effects, but has never had formal testing. There are a lot of medicines we have learned to use which it never had formal fda testing. Unfortunately this is one we can't use anymore. Available treatment is now stretchingmaintain electrolyte balance. ...Read more

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How does Neurontin (gabapentin) help with leg stiffness/cramps?

How does Neurontin (gabapentin) help with leg stiffness/cramps?

Helps neuritis : It is an anticonvulsant which works on nerves. It helps irritation in the nerves, such as neuritis or neuropathy. It must be used appropriately, and followed clinically. ...Read more

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Excuating pain in feet, right leg & stiffness in both wrists What could be the cause?

Excuating pain in feet, right leg & stiffness in both wrists What could be the cause?

Inflammatory problem: see a rheumatologist this may represent the start of aninflammatory or autoimmune condition like rheumatoid arthritis. Some viruses or infections can cause the same symptoms. ...Read more

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Hello, i'm up really late worrying about my dad. It started with leg and hip pains, then turned into leg stiffness after inactivity now spread to arm?

Physical exam: Sorry your father isn't feeling well. It sounds like you need to take him in for a physical exam. Pain has a variety of causes including osteoarthritis. Pain limits activity. Inactivity can lead to several problems in the elderly including muscular atrophy. Your father's physician will need to know his age, medical history, medications (bring all in plastic bag), allergies, etc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Lower leg stiffness persisting several months after arthroscopic knee surgery?

Lower leg stiffness persisting  several months after arthroscopic knee surgery?

Baker's cyst: It may be or may not be related to the arthroscopic surgery. I would consider a baker's cyst with fluid leaking down from the knee as a possibility. Would also consider other vascular, neurologic, bone or joint consideration. If the reason for the arthroscopy was in the arthritis maybe there's arthritis in the ankle midfoot or hind foot. ...Read more

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I have leg and arm pain pain finger numbness leg stiffness which affects my walking, and balance my fingers shake and i always feel tired ms?

I have leg  and arm pain pain finger numbness  leg stiffness which affects my walking, and balance my fingers shake and i  always feel tired  ms?

Cannot be Localized: Chronic fatigue syndrome insufficient sleep syndrome polymyalgia rhumatoid depression and anxiety parkinson's stiffman syndrome and many more in the list including ms. So better check with a doctor. Your doctor will take a proper history of your syptoms. You may have quite a few tests including MRI of brain and blood work up. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Leg Stiffness (Definition)

Described as an inability or an extreme limitation of movement of the leg ...Read more