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Walking short distance or going up steps and hills causes very bad burning calf pain, shortness of breathe, and chest tightness, leg weakness?

Walking short distance or going up steps and hills causes very bad burning calf pain, shortness of breathe, and chest tightness, leg weakness?

Unusual for your age: Your symptoms are quite unusual for a 17 year old patient. These symptoms suggest cardiovascular disease with narrowing of arteries supplying the lower extremities and heart, conditions which don't cause symptoms at 17 years of age. Severe obesity could cause symptoms like this without cardiovascular disease. You need to see your physician as soon as possible for a careful evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Walking (Definition)

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


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Leg weakness upon standing. Must wait at least a minute before walking. Inside of left knee and outside of rt knee most painful.

Leg weakness upon standing. Must wait at least a minute before walking. Inside of left knee and outside of rt knee most painful.

Needs to be checked: We don't know your age and your life style like going to gym, playing sports, running, jogging in the past. Any history of injury and if you are or have been taking any medications. I suggest you consult your doctor to find out the cause of your knee pains and leg weakness so that it can be appropriately treated ...Read more

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10 months left side arm leg weakness, numb, hard to walk, now it is getting better, numbness almost gone, no dr has answer to why it happen?

10 months left side arm leg weakness, numb, hard to walk, now it is getting better, numbness almost gone, no dr has answer to why it happen?

See neurologist!: You do not say what kind of docs you have seen and what sort of work-up you have had. Have you had a MRI of your brain? Have you seen a neurologist? Please do both, if either have not been done. If you have see a neurologist, and not gotten an answer that is clear to you, please get a second or even a third opinion. Glad this appears to be getting better. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is leg weakness a symptom of fibromyalgia? I get pain throughout my entire body then I feel sick and then my legs become so weak that I can't walk on my own.

Is leg weakness a symptom of fibromyalgia? I get pain throughout my entire body then I feel sick and then my legs become so weak that I can't walk on my own.

Not really: The body doesn’t like to move through a painful area, but that is not weakness. This should be evaluated. Fibromyalgia is associated with other systemic condition such as RA, and you need to be certain that the fibro condition exists alone ...Read more

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I'd spina bifida, later 1y ago I have untethering due to swelling in the lower spine. From then I've leg weakness. Age25 unable to walk, before able to.

I'd spina bifida, later 1y ago I have untethering due to swelling in the lower spine. From then I've leg weakness. Age25 unable to walk, before able to.

Spina bifida: If you have progressive weakness and unable to walk after release of a tethered cord then return to see your neurosurgeon. There may be a new structural problem or you may need physical and occupational therapies to restore your ability to walk. ...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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Sat for a month on a chair with bad lumbar support, have lumbar pain, muscle spasms (on/off spine), some leg weakness. Walking often helps often worse.

Sat for a month on a chair with bad lumbar support, have lumbar pain, muscle spasms (on/off spine), some leg weakness. Walking often helps often worse.

See doctor for meds: BAck pain is common and reported by 80% of patients. NSAIDS such as naprosyn (naproxen) or motrin are helpful. Sitting is often worse and standing up especially with on leg on a step oftern helps. Your doctor will examine the back and can give you helpful muscle relaxants that will aid work and sleep. Time usually makes it better. Exercises help some ...Read more

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Can a slipped disc in neck cause numbness in my face, arms, and legs as well as leg weakness and altered gait and trouble walking?

Can a slipped disc in neck cause numbness in my face, arms, and legs as well as leg weakness and altered gait and trouble walking?

See a physician: This sounds like something that needs to be looked at. You don't get facial numbness from a slipped disc or a herniated disc. Unlikely that symptoms would include the arms and legs as well as altered gait to the point of having trouble walking. This should be evaluated very soon by a physician. ...Read more

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2 years ago I was on Zyprexa. It caused tingling in my lower legs and feet when walking. Climbing up & downstairs I had leg weakness. Guillain-Barre?

2 years ago I was on Zyprexa. It caused tingling in my lower legs and feet when walking. Climbing up & downstairs I had leg weakness. Guillain-Barre?

Very Unlikely: The reports of Zyprexa causing Guillan Barre Syndrome a serious neurological condition is highly suspect and unlikely in my opinion. And you are talking of having taken Zyprexa 2 years ago and was never diagnosed with this serious condition and your symptoms of leg weakness and tingling are so non specific. I will say it is highly unlikely. If you have any symtoms now consult a neurologist ...Read more

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What can cause me to have sudden leg weakness at martial arts class?

What can cause me to have sudden leg weakness at martial arts class?

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 more

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Having L5S1hemilaminectomy &disectomy. What can I expect for recovery and results? I do have leg weakness

Having L5S1hemilaminectomy &disectomy. What can I expect for recovery and results? I do have leg weakness

See details: You need to ask your surgeon not a doctor who cannot examine you or see your MRI. Figue 6-12 months to a complete recovery. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 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 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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Canfoot nunbness and leg weakness be caused by shingles in chest?

Canfoot nunbness and leg weakness be caused by shingles in chest?

Vzv: Sshingles can cause separate neurologic manifestations (neuropathy, myelitis, etc) from the rash and pain. Would be very unlikely to occcur at same time. ...Read more

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Would l4-5 posterior &rt paracentral as forrminal herniation cause leg weakness?

Would l4-5 posterior &rt paracentral as forrminal herniation cause leg weakness?

Lumbar radiculopathy: In the lower back, a nerve can be "pinched" by a disc herniation, or by foraminal narrowing. Unilateral leg weakness, associated with pain and numbness might be seen. If at l-4, weakness of thigh muscles, l-5 weakness foot dorsiflexors, s-1 weakness of foot plantar flexors. ...Read more

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Having dizziness and leg weakness and some shortness of breath what could it be?

Having dizziness and leg weakness and some shortness of breath what could it be?

Dizziness: Dizziness could be low bp/ low sugar. If you have associated sob, you might need echocardiogram for heart evaluation, esp if u feel lower legs swollen. You might need TSH and electrolytes checked for leg weakness. ...Read more

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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 is the definition or description of: Leg weakness?

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 can cause leg weakness and random sharp body pains?

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

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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 can cause leg weakness/tiredness?

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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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. 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