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Muscles And Tendons In The Thigh
Feels like I'm walking on sandpaper. Also pain in my thigh muscles the last 4 days. Not diabetic. Is this nerve pain? Will it resolve on its own?
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Pulls muscle/tendon in both thighs fielding a ground ball in softball pain excruciating! what can help?
11 weeks after my hip replacement i still get severe tendon / muscle spasm in the inner thigh. I was told its because I've been over doing things ?
Post hip operation: You shold not be having severe muscle spasms . Something is not right. Best to see your surgeon for a re check to see what is wrong. ...Read more
I have a bruise on the back area of my knee and i wasnt hit there. I was wondering if it could be a muscle or tendon tear? I have a big blue black and purple bruise on the back of my knee around where my calf and thigh connect. Its on my right leg on the
Baclofen may help: If you had myelitis, you could have residual weakness and spasticity--need to be examined to ckeck you have spasticity--how is you urination?Urgency, frequency?--of course there is plenty of causes of muscle and tendon pain from tendinitis to radiculopathy among others. ...Read more
Deeper infections: Certainly infections below the skin can occur. Infection of the muscles or joints can occur when bacteria in the blood deposit the germs there, or an infection spreads from another site. The symptoms usually involve pain plus the systemic signs like fever, weakness, nausea etc. Some clue is usually there in the history about these diseases so I hope u can go to a doc and get it checked out. ...Read more
Small lumps (5mm at a guess) on borderline between leg tendon behind knee and muscle. Soft, move if pushed. What are they?
Need to check them: They do not sound like anything serious from your description, but they concern you and no one can know for sure without checking. ...Read more
Feel pain at gap between r leg and hip when i stand up or when i try to sit cross-legged. Any tendon there or is it muscle problem? How to resolve?
I'm a runner, and my muscles and tendons are getting increasingly sore at the top of my femur on the outside of my leg. I stretch regularly. Ideas?
Sorry just noticed: Just realized you said top of femur. If in lower leg my answer. Would stand. Out upper leg could be a bursitis or tendinitis....Even a type of fasciitis. Avoid offending activity for several weeks....Otc antiinflamatories and ortho follow up if conservative measures aren't enough. ...Read more
I hurt the lower part of my left calf muscle or tendon while running two weeks ago. What can I do to heal it faster, short of not using my leg?
Gastroc strain?: If u have strained ( partially torn) the medial( inside) head of your gastrocnemius muscle( most common injury that your symptoms suggest)rest for 4-6 wks(or u risk re-injury),heel lift can help. Exam and MRI will confirm diagnosis.Unfortunately there is no substitute for rest in this case and other muscle strain injuries( i.e.hamstring). Best of Luck! ...Read more
Hi Dr, I was on a 10+ mile hike yesterday and seem to have hurt either tendon or muscle of my left leg. Pain is mostly felt behind the knee on the ins?
Can taking a statin cause concentrated muscle/tendon pain after only 3 days? Right leg pain (outside knee area) ONLY during walking after a while.
Had acl reconstruction on 1/8/2016 using a patellar tendon graft. My question is- Is it normal to lift your leg with tendon when muscles don't work?
No: The answer is "No" because tendons don't contract... meaning they don't move on their own. The muscles contract. To move against gravity, such as lifting a leg, at least one muscle has to move. Otherwise, nothing happens. To move with gravity, such as letting a leg drop down, whatever muscles that were holding the leg up just have to relax or stop contracting... and the leg will drop. ...Read more
Strained my muscle/tendon, specif. Arnd semitendinosus tendon area i think, near the inner and back of my right knee when i stretch out my leg to run?
Let it rest: Hamstring muscle/ tendon strains esp.@ the knee take a while to heal.If you strained your "semi- t" then rest , ice , compression , elevation(rice) is appropriate acutely . Avoid running or other activities which will aggravate it. The biggest mistake i see in athletes is coming back to soon after a hamstring injury. There is no substitute for rest. U may be able to swim or ex. Bike w/o re-injury. ...Read more
Left leg flex-or tendon unresponsive, when seated or standing or walking unable to point toes/foot upwards using muscles/tendons partial loss of sensation in left leg from knee down, causing embarrassing limp, 25 year old male
This sounds like a serious issue that should be evaluated in-person by a qualified physician! if your weakness was sudden, there are numerous possible causes, most importantly associated with your nervous system. It does not sound like you had a trauma, so muscle-or-tendon ruptures are unlikely.
The most common reason for this problem is an acute disc herniation in the lumbar spine, that can occur without back pain or even any kind of bending/lifting injury. This causes nerve compression that gives patients typically radiating leg pain, numbness and weakness. The muscles that are associated with each lumbar spine level need to be tested individually during a good physical examination, and the distribution of your numbness should be traced. That can often lead to a pretty good diagnosis, even before imaging studies are done.
You will probably need a set of standing lumbar x-rays and then possibly an MRI of your back to determine the real cause of the problem. There could be an inflammatory problem with onevof your nerves in the buttock or leg, although that is not as common as nerve root compression in the lower spine.
Very rarely can individual nerve roots be affected with a disease inside of the cauda equina, the lower part of your nervous system inside of the lumbar spine, so that is unlikely. Even more rare would be a spinal cord problem higher up in the spine, or some kind of stroke inside of your brain, so that would not be the first thing your doctor will be looking for.
Make sure you tell your physician as clear as you can when the problem started, where you feel weak, and where the numbness is (front, side, back of the lower leg?). Associated fever, chills, recent weight loss and problems with urination are important to convey to your doctor also. Do not wait too long to go see someone.
Hopefully you can be treated with a course of anti-inflammatory medicines (similar to ibuprofen) and maybe physical therapy to see if things improve. Even with weakness, there is no good evidence for early surgery, as most patients -even if they were weak for a long time from nerve-root compression- eventually regain their strength just fine.
Depending on the evaluation and possible MRI scan, do not let yourself get scared into surgery right away; try non-operative treatments first. If things do not improve, and there is indeed a significant amount of nerve compression in the lumbar spine, surgery might be the answer, and it is often very successful for this. Good luck! ...Read more
Ant tib rupture missed last Oct. now scarred down lengthened -weakened muscle use. Can tendon be fixed this late? Pain leg/arch tenosynovitis post tib
Fell of my bike and injured knee a week ago. It hurts to bend knee and lift leg when walking. Torn tendon? Deep muscle bruising? See Dr or wait?
Pain for week: See Dr. and get an eval. Best wishes to you. ...Read more
Examination: Generally there will be an associated injury, as well as tenderness directly over the involved muscle. An MRI can be done to visualize the inflammation in the muscle, but is generally not necessary. Usually treatment with avoidance of the aggravating activity, stretching, and anti-inflammatory meds will suffice. See a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more
In non-clutched: Vehicles operating an accelerator and brake pedal, while requiring some contraction of the quadriceps muscles, requires mush less effort than walking or cycling. If you have had a surgical repair then this question needs to be directed at your doctor and i can't advise. ...Read more
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Weight and aerobics: Aerobic or cardiovascular exercise will reduce fat, making the underlying muscle more prominent. Weight lifting is also good but for toning it's best to use lighter weights and do more reps as opposed to heavier weights with fewer reps (which is used for adding bulk). ...Read more
Without more specifics, it is hard to say, but likely you pulled a muscle in the back, or have developed a bursitis of the ischial tuberosity.
There is also the possibility you have an atypical form of sciatica.
If this resolves spontaneously in the next week, you should be fine. If the pain persists, please see a doctor. ...Read more