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Leg Buckles When Walking
Muscle inhibition: Sometimes, when pain is perceived in an area, the body inhibits the muscles in the region to try to avoid activity. Your symptoms could be coming from anywhere- from the knee, hip, ankle, or back. See your primary care doc so they can start the appropriate work up and you to a physiatrist or orthopedist, if necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more
My leg randomly buckles when I am walking. This often causes lengthy periods of pain where I struggle to walk. What can you do to help?
Pain when leg buckle: My leg randomly buckles when I am walking. This often causes lengthy periods of pain where I struggle to walk. What can you do to help? ANS: I recommend you go to a Dr., give them your detailed story and answer all of his questions as you see. He will examine knees and maybe get X-rays And should be able to figure out. Then you will know what to about them. ...Read more
Assessment: Need to be assessed to determine what and why this is happening. It depends on whether this is a new problem or an old problem, the results of the neurologic exam and MR imaging, and what therapy you are on already. There are medicines that can improve MS symptoms and some that can "modify" the disease. You may also benefit from physical therapy. Happy to see you for a virtual consult to address. ...Read more
Legs numb & tingly every morning when I wake up & buckle if I walk. No pain, just numb. Legs also go "off" if I flip over in bed then come "on" again?
See physician: What you describe could indicate a neurological problem in the spine that could present a problem. You need a thorough exam to check into this and will probably need some xray studies also. The lack of pain is a concerning issue. You may try taking an anti-inflammatory if not allergic to them, and do see your physician soon. Avoid any heavy lifting or athletic moves until seen. ...Read more
I am having severe sciatica pain & also in the groin area making it is difficult to walk & sometimes my leg buckles?
Sounds sciatic: It sounds like you have been having pain due to a disc problem that has likely herniated causing pain more localized to the side it herniated pinching a nerve creating pain down the leg. 90% get better non operatively. Medication, physical therapy & epidural injections may help with only 10% needing surgery. Other possibilities include a hip joint problem, pyriformis syndrome & si joint issue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
? Pain/numb from my back, down my leg, & up to my neck. Pain in side. Hard to walk & my leg tries to buckle. Neck, back & hip feel out of place.?
Fibromyalgia: 35 yo female with "diabetes insipidus", chronic widespread pain, heart murmur, generalized weakness, & neck, back & "hip" pain might have fibromyalgia (FM); highly associated with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, which is associated with mitral valve prolapse, pelvic pain, low back pain & interstitial cystitis. FM includes chronic spasm/weakness of major muscles that maintain upright posture. ...Read more
After a vigorous exercise, my quads are extremely sore, causing my legs to buckle when I walk. What steps do I take to heal, and prevent more injury?
Don't push so hard!: 1st drink plenty of water to rehydrate. Then take it easy ie no exercise for next several days until you're better. Next time, don't push so far, so fast, so hard. Yes, you still need to exercise but not to that extent. In meantime, do stretch all your muscles, especially the sore ones. And keep exercising those muscles that don't involve the sore ones. ...Read more
About a month ago, my knee buckled landing during a basketball game. It didn't hurt and I could walk but it swelled up. Now it gives out going upstairs?
Knee injury: Swelling after a knee injury can be from from injury to bone, ligament or the lining of the joint. Recurrent effusions may occur from a meniscus tear that normally cushions and stabilizes the joint. "Giving way" is commonly from the knee cap joint having been injured and subsequent pain affecting the quad (thigh) muscles. This should be evaluated by an Orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more
Should you get crutches for a sprained knee? If it hurts really bad to walk and your knee buckles and gives out when you stand or walk then should you
Yes of course:
Falling down will only hurt you worse so avoid it
and go get it looked at promptly. ...Read more
Needs evaluation: This could be something serious and there are many possibilities. I would not live with it any longer. See your family doctor or a rheumatologist as soon as you can. ...Read more
I have knee pain and been told it's probably runners knee. It's getting worse running or walking up/down hills/stairs. Buckles a lot. Painful.
Acl surgery in Jan. Felt my knee buckle/hyperextend twice this week (on elliptical and walking on uneven surface). Painful but quick, should I worry?
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Weakness & pain in left knee. I feel like it buckles inwards when I walk. Generally feeling uneven when walking. Work on my feet all day?
The knee has cartilage or what is called the meniscus. When it wears away or tears there is instability and pain. You can use a knee brace from the pharmacy to help strengthen the knee. It also prevents swelling.
Oral pain medication like Tylenol or ibuprofen helps with the problem. An Orthopedic specialist may have additional remedies, imaging requests. ...Read more
Had acl reconstruction on 18th april, region between kneecap and shin feels weird while walking. Knee buckled 2-3 times, should I be worried?
No need to worry:
3 months after an ACL Reconstruction it is normal to still have quad muscle weakness which can give you the sensation of you knee buckling. Depending on what type of graft you had, it is not uncommon to have areas of numbness from the incision that can cause weird sensations between the knee cap and shin.
If you had a re-injury, you should see your medical provider first. ...Read more
Is it possible to have a meniscus tear even though the MRI comes back clean? I still experience severe pain when walking and knee buckles and pops
Yes, it is possible: 25% of lateral meniscus tears are missed on mri. It is the job of your treating orthopedic surgeon to correlate MRI findings with your symptoms. Sometimes surgery is recommended despite relatively negative MRI findings. On the other hand, your symptoms may have nothing to do with your meniscus. Popping and buckling are not specific to meniscus problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Area of pain: Often details the reason. Knee, ankle pain would obviously imply a joint problem. Pain/fatigue in the calves that increases with increasing exercise implies a circulatory problem. Pain with swelling in one lower leg is actually an emergency since the circulatory problem can be a blood clot that could come loose and go to the lung. This would be pain ALL the Time and generally a LOT of swelling. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Angioplasty: If you have a very successful angioplasty that increases flow into the leg, and if that was the problem with walking; then improved function is possible. ...Read more
The pain could be from many things, and will require an exam to make sure there is no vascular reason
The DR visit will include a detailed history, then a physical exam--neither of theses are possible in this format. ...Read more
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