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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Leg Stiffness (Overview)

Leg stiffness is a clinical finding in which there is stiffness or decreased range of motion at a joint in the leg or there is leg muscle tightness. This can occur with exercise, injury, arthritis, infection, or immune system conditions.


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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

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
24 doctors shared insights

Leg Stiffness (Overview)

Leg stiffness is a clinical finding in which there is stiffness or decreased range of motion at a joint in the leg or there is leg muscle tightness. This can occur with exercise, injury, arthritis, infection, or immune system conditions.


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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

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

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I have mild crps. Doctor told me to use my leg to prevent stiffness. I go to the gym(walk 2miles). Any other suggestions?

I have mild crps. Doctor told me to use my leg to prevent stiffness. I go to the gym(walk 2miles). Any other suggestions?

Normally: When diagnosed with mild or type i cprs, course of physical therapy is prescribed and after orientation, continual home and gym based therapy is all that is required to prevent progression of symptoms. Best to discuss this with your treating physician. ...Read more

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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

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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 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

Dr. Walker Wynkoop
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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