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Both legs are painful weak throbbing hard to walk like no energy in legs going on all of a sudden for 3 days feels like stiffness and very sore?

Both legs are painful weak throbbing hard to walk like no energy in legs going on all of a sudden for 3 days feels like stiffness and very sore?

Leg pain: Though these symptoms could be due to several reasons, peripheral artery disease seems more likely. It depends on personal h/o smoking. ...Read more

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Antipsychotic and antidepressants made legs really weak and sore. Also have dry tongue jaw stiffness. Is it because neurotransmitter levels. I stopped?

Antipsychotic and antidepressants made legs really weak and sore. Also have dry tongue jaw stiffness. Is it because neurotransmitter levels. I stopped?

Side effects of meds: The symptoms you describe could be side effects from the medications you are taking. Talk with your Doctor as he can adjust your medication or add a side effect medication if lowering or changing it, is not appropriate. It is more related to blocking other receptors that are present in areas not intended to be treated, (that is why is called side effect!). ...Read more

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Sore and swollen knee, leg, foot, hip and rib. Numbness and tightening muscles, stiffness all on right side and severe pain at times. ?

Sore and swollen knee, leg, foot, hip and rib. Numbness and tightening muscles, stiffness all on right side and severe pain at times. ?

You need an eval: Some of the reasons for your symptoms are things that need immediate care depending how long you have been suffering with those symptoms. Please see a medical doctor right away. If your right sided symptoms are signs of a stroke, than you need to be in a hospital now. Depends on how long you have been dealing with this, so if just today, go to the hospital immediately. ...Read more

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Cut myself with kitchen knife last week went to doctor today with stiffness in arms and legs and sore neck doc says not to be worried of tetnus that its some kind of virus. Does that sound accurate?

Cut myself with kitchen knife last week went to doctor today with stiffness in arms and legs and sore neck doc says not to be worried of tetnus that its some kind of virus.  Does that sound accurate?

Not exactly: He's probably right in not to worry as tetanus just does not present that way without the infection getting worse first and with constitutional symptoms. What is not true is that the cause of tetanus is bacteria, not virus. ...Read more

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What causes aching pains in my legs, shooting pains in my heel/ankle, stiffness that hurts in my shoulders and neck?

What causes aching pains in my legs, shooting pains in my heel/ankle, stiffness that hurts in my shoulders and neck?

Some arthritis: Certain inflammatory joint diseases can cause diffuse symptoms like you describe. You may want to check if you have ever had an arthritis profile/bloodwork completed. If not, talk to your primary care physician. ...Read more

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I always get aching pain all over body, neck stiffness and headaches. Sometimes it is irritating and it is hard to keep neck up. My legs feel restless all the time. What should I do?

I always get aching pain all over body, neck stiffness and headaches. Sometimes it is irritating and it is hard to keep neck up. My legs feel restless all the time. What should I do?

Further workup: If this is something that is progressive or not improving, i would consider having your pcp order an MRI of your brain and cervical spine. These might be normal, but I have seen patients with similar symptoms with abnormalities of the brain or spinal cord. ...Read more

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I work 3 days standing for 7 hrs with a 15 min break. My legs, especially shins, are sore until the next day. What are the long term affects of this?

I work 3 days standing for 7 hrs with a 15 min break. My legs, especially shins, are sore until the next day. What are the long term affects of this?

Vein disease: Leg pain and swelling often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure to be in the veins near the skin. A venous specialist can diagnose and treat this condition. ...Read more

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I have a long blue vein that runs down my inner thigh that is prominent when standing but disappears when i put my leg up.Not varicosed.What is this?

I have a long blue vein that runs down my inner thigh that is prominent when standing but disappears when i put my leg up.Not varicosed.What is this?

Need vein eval.: What you describe sounds like the saphenous vein. In some people this is a prominent but normal vein and in others it could be abnormal. This vein could also be a reticular vein. You should see a vein specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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After a long session longboarding (about 5 hours) the upper part of my pushing legs calf has become very sore for almost two weeks now. What do I do?

After a long session longboarding (about 5 hours) the upper part of my pushing legs calf has become very sore for almost two weeks now. What do I do?

calf pain: There are many possible answers. Was it associated with a blow or injury (hematoma)? If no injury you may have an exercise induced compartment syndrome. If this is more activity than normal, it may merely be exercise induced muscle soreness. Especially if the pain is improving. At your age i think blood clot is unlikely but possible. Get immediate attention if you are also short of breath. ...Read more