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Intermittent Leg Weakness
Nerve damage: If you have unilateral muscle weakness and atrophy there has to be an injury or impingement of the nerve which innervates that part of your leg. A demyelinating process such as MS may also lead to muscle atrophy and weakness unilaterally. Other causes may be trauma to that muscle, prolonged immobilization in a cast, or not weight bearing on the leg can lead to loss of strength and muscle mass. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: Leg claudication is a cramping muscle pain, and/or numbness/pain in the foot which comes on with exercise and improves with rest. Claudication symptoms are very predictable and reproducible. The random sharp pain you describe is unlikely to be claudication pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Significant spine arthritis can be accompanied by either foraminal stenosis (narrowing) or central stenosis (narrowing) which cause pressure on individual nerves or groups of nerves which would account for your symptoms. The diagnosis is usually made with physical exam with our without MRI of the spine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Disc disease: Headache and right arm tingling maybe caused by nerve impingement in your neck. Low back pain and sciatica may be caused by the same in your lower (lumbar) back. You should seek help from your doctor especially if you develop weakness, change in vision, or incontinence. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Annular tear L4/L5 disc. Could that cause aching in leg muscles @ night, intermittent knee weakness, numbness in lateral quad in L leg, sweating fits?
Lumbar scoliosis. Experiencing sciatica pain. Recently accompanied by muscle spasms in buttocks and calf. Tingling and numbness in arms and hands ?
Lumbar scoliosis: Where you diagnosed by a physician. While the tingling and numbness in the arms may result from cervical radiculopathy, The spasms in the buttocks and legs may be related to the lumbar scoliosis. An evaluation and possible radiological studies will be helpful. Your age and full medical history ...Read more
Neurological symptoms in legs and arms experiencing hyperesthesia(NOT painful) and sometimes numbness and erratic mild muscle pain. Fibromyalgia?
Probably not: Fibromyalgia is a specific condition that should only be diagnosed by an expert. FMG is associated with specific trigger points not general numbness & hyperesthesia. Unfortunately even health care professionals toss around the term Fibromyalgia leading to many missed diagnosis & 'therapeutic misadventures' (which can be deadly). See a neurologist, & then a FMG specialist if a diagnosis isn't made. ...Read more
Back vs leg: "tingling and numbness" usually means a nerve is not functioning properly. Depending on what part of the leg is affected, it's possible that the nerve irritation is at the level of the back (nerve root) or a peripheral problem (nerve affected at the level of the leg. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Burning pain in left lateral thigh that radiates down. Also secondary pain in calf muscle. No back pain. Pain worsens when crossing legs. Diagnosis?
I am experiencing leg swelling, leg pain, calf pain and cold extremities. The following also describe me: leg tenderness, Calf pain, and Leg pain ...
Leg swelling pain: I am experiencing leg swelling, leg pain, calf pain and cold extremities. The following also describe me: leg tenderness, Calf pain, and Leg pain ANS: complex issue and if you do 2nd opinion with me we can quickly narrow down what it is and if you should go to ER or not. ...Read more
Deep pain in L buttock. Tension L hip. Stiff lower back. Numbness/tingling L shin & sole of foot. Cramping sensation in foot. L calf pain. Weakness in leg. Worse w/exertion/sitting/standing/lying down. Scans hip/butt OK. Suggestions, possibilities?
Please repost: and explain what you mean by a "butt" scan. Medically there's no such thing as a "butt" scan. Abandon your unfortunate tendency to use vague colloquial words like "butt" and and state EXACTLY what the scan was called. What you need is a scan of your lumbosacral spine, not your "butt." ...Read more
I am experiencing aching muscles, balance problems, leg pain, knee pain, lower leg pain, heel pain and foot weakness. The following also describe ...
I am experiencing leg pain, foot numbness, difficulty walking, low back pain and generalized abdominal pain (quality: stinging or burning sensatio...
MS symptoms?: Leg heaviness can be related to MS, if the MS caused leg weakness once, sometimes the adaptation is to develop increased muscle tone, which can feel like heaviness. You would remember the onset of this symptom very clearly though, it would affect walking. Ice pick headaches are not normally associated with MS, but there is some overlap with trigeminal neuralgia, which can cause similar symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have it checked: Lowe leg tenderness and swelling, particularly when these symptoms are in one leg only, suggests phlebitis or even venous thrombosis. It would be wise to have this checked. In the meantime wrapping the leg in an ace bandage (4 inch) decreased activity and elevate the leg would help. Also one aspirin 3 times a day. Good luck. ...Read more
I am experiencing leg pain, pain shooting down the leg, knee pain, hip pain, lower leg pain, leg pain with exertion, difficulty walking, leg numbn... had lumbar fusion l4-5 with cushion replaced between disk?
See your doctor: Please see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
Variety of causes: This may be due to a variety of causes that include: (i) musculoskeletal, (ii) vascular, (iii) or neurological. Pain associated with an injury is more likely to be either (i) or (iii). History of spine disease makes (iii) more likely. Any swelling or change in color of skin makes (ii) more likely. Recommend seeing a doctor for further assessment given abrupt onset of symptoms. ...Read more
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
Having L5S1hemilaminectomy &disectomy. What can I expect for recovery and results?i do have 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
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
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
I am experiencing back pain (side: lower) . The following also describes me: Leg weakness. What should I do?
I'm 22weeka pragnet i have a pain in my back Im feeling shoulder and leg weakness sometimes I feel cold and have a headaches what I di?
See your Doctor: There can be a variety of causes, but what first comes to mind is a low back condition which can often be aggravated with high floors, high kicking, etc. See your chiropractor to evaluate for neurological deficits due to disc bulge or herniation, as well as ruling out anything in the abdomen/pelvis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Corticoid axis disturbance can cause these.Get a more detailed answer ›
What can cause bi lateral generalised leg weakness with difficulty to step up without grabbing pain in top of leg . R worse and calf mus hurts ?
Get evaluated.: Please see your doctor about this. Unless you are having other symptoms you haven't mentioned, i wonder if you are having a nerve impingement in your lower spine area. Your doctor will likely perform a neurologic screening exam, and possibly recommend a ct or MRI to rule out spinal stenosis or other nerve impingement problems. You need to be seen about this. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
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
I am experiencing knee pain, leg weakness, unable to bear weight and knee weakness.pain in knee straightening after bent. ?
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?
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
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
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