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Quadriceps ache on front above knee, also pressing feels tender feels weak when carrying heavy objects in the area feels heavy and tightwhen running?

Quadriceps ache on front above knee, also pressing feels tender feels weak when carrying heavy objects in the area feels heavy and tightwhen running?

Tendinitis: Sounds like you have a case of tendinitis, however there may even be a partial tear. Recommend an evaluation with a sports specialist or physiatrist. Consider a virtual consult to start as well. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Severe kneecap pain when straightening leg without bearing weight. Knee feels weak?

Severe kneecap pain when straightening leg without bearing weight. Knee feels weak?

Bursitis: In your age group the likely source is prepatellar bursitis from trauma or kneeling. Rest, ice, elevation and over the counter anti-inflammatory medications will take care of this with one caveat...You could have a staph infection in this bursa and need antibiotics. Thereofore, you need a quick doctor appointment to look at the knee. ...Read more

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Bulge behind the knee and now there is weakness and pain in the leg, what could it be?

Bulge behind the knee and now there is weakness and pain in the leg, what could it be?

Possble Baker cyst: It is possible baker cyst, but there's other possible causes. You need to see a doctor and possible need MRI to find out the cause of the bulge. ...Read more

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After today's gym session my legs feel weak and my knee gives way sometimes. This is 6 hours after my workout. How long should I feel like this for?

After today's gym session my legs feel weak and my knee gives way sometimes. This is 6 hours after my workout. How long should I feel like this for?

Work out: This may be just a sign that you over did it. Fatigue after a workout is not uncommon. Take some anti-inflammatories, stretch well, and ice your legs. It may be that you hurt more tomorrow than you do today. As long as it is not getting worse, just watch it and decrease your workout intensity until you are back to baseline. Otherwise, see a doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause pain, tiredness and weakness in my legs and knees?

What can cause pain, tiredness and weakness in my legs and knees?

Legs and knees: There are many things that can cause pain, tiredness, and weakness in your legs and knees.
Please start with a visit to your primary doctor and you may need to see a specialist. ...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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Legs feel weak sometimes. Knees too. Feel hard to stand and walk occasionally. Scans are clear. What can I do?

Legs feel weak sometimes. Knees too. Feel hard to stand and walk occasionally. Scans are clear. What can I do?

Weak legs: Check for CK level, rheumatoid factor, ANA ESR CRP make sure not autoimmune process. Also check urine and check for DM, thyroid disease, B12. What scans were done? LS spine MRI? C spine MRI? Brain MRI (rarely MS)? Did they check for ankylosing spondylitis? spinal stenosis (you are young for that) Avoid alcohol causes myopathy. f/u /with neurologist/ physical medicine ...Read more

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I am experiencing knee buckling and nerve pain. Feels like a constant dead leg. The following also describes me: Knee weakness. What should I do?

I am experiencing knee buckling and nerve pain. Feels like a constant dead leg. The following also describes me: Knee weakness. What should I do?

Numbness weakness: In a joint or extremity can be from injury or nerve compression, get evaluated by a medical provider very soon before things worsen ...Read more

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I sat at my desk for hours with my legs crossed under my chair. When I moved my knees hurt on inner side and still feel weak after months. What is it?

I sat at my desk for hours with my legs crossed under my chair. When I moved my knees hurt on inner side and still feel weak after months. What is it?

Neuropraxia?: Sitting like that can put pressure on the nerve that curles around the top of the fibule, outer small bone, and can lead 2 a compression injury to the peroneal nerve in the leg that is being sat upon. Stop doing it. Recovery is fast or long. Ur's will b long. If this nerve is the culprit, test sensation in the web between great & adjacent toe, if sensation is decreased that's it. ...Read more

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Yesturday I fell on ice, and I fell hard on my right knee and scraped it. I'm able to walk and carry my weight but my leg feels weak. Is that okay?

Maybe: Falling hard on your knee may have caused filamentous damage or patella damage. Did the fall break the skin? If that occurred did you clean the area well to avoid infection. You need to see your physician at the first opportunity. ...Read more

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My lower back has been hurting along with my tailbone and my left leg, pain goes from back to knee when I walk a lot, im 18yrs old, back feels weak?

My lower back has been hurting along with my tailbone and my left leg, pain goes from back to knee when I walk a lot, im 18yrs old, back feels weak?

This sounds like: A PINCHED NERVE in your SPINE at the l4-5 level....check with your Primary Care Provider for possible MRI lumbar spine or referral to back specialist!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Numbness, tingling from left leg and down. Knee feels weak hyperextended last year. Jammed my hip last year. Still have full muscle control, lost feeln?

Numbness, tingling from left leg and down. Knee feels weak hyperextended last year. Jammed my hip last year. Still have full muscle control, lost feeln?

Neuropathy: You could have a piriformis syndrome, or a partial sciatic nerve mononeuropathy, where the sciatic nerve is not properly carrying the sensation signaling of the leg. I suggest that you check with your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment as many conditions can present with similar symptoms. Hope you feel well soon. ...Read more

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After having sex and I ejaculate my legs feel tired and weak especially around my knees. Wat could be the cause of this?

After having sex and I ejaculate my legs feel tired and weak especially around my knees. Wat could be the cause of this?

Abnormal Masturabate: So, something is wrong. You are either taking too long, tensing up your muscles too much or having sex in an unnatural position that puts strain on your legs. I don't have any other clues as to why this is happening to you. ...Read more

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Knee feels weak, pain when bending, any strong movements (stretching, lift my toes)lead to sore, numb feeling through my whole leg for a few seconds?

Knee feels weak, pain when bending, any strong movements (stretching, lift my toes)lead to sore, numb feeling through my whole leg for a few seconds?

Knee or back: This could be a primary knee problem such as cartilage or meniscus injury, or it could be referred from the lower back based on your numb feeling. You may have hamstring tightness which can go with back problems

if this does not resolve in several weeks go to the doctor. ...Read more

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I'm a mother of 4 children I had my last baby 3 months ago till now I feel so tired and weak in the knees and my legs ache towards the afternoon?

I'm a mother of 4 children I had my last baby 3 months ago till now I feel so tired and weak in the knees and my legs ache towards the afternoon?

4 children: Congratulations on all of your babies. The days are long and the work is hard. But there's no greater accomplishment in life than raising our kids. On the surface, it looks like you're just plain exhausted. So try to carve out just a little time for yourself everyday. And let your doctor know how you feel so the appropriate medical evaluation can be performed. We need our moms to be healthy. ...Read more

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After 7 days of bed rest, knee brace and crutches I can't walk with my left leg or put pressure bcs it bends and my foot feels rlly weak is it normal?

After 7 days of bed rest, knee brace and crutches I can't walk with my left leg or put pressure bcs it bends and my foot feels rlly weak is it normal?

Not normal/healthy: Either one. With any lack of use of muscles, both our muscles & brain coordination for effective use decline. However, with such limited information, it is difficult to offer much help. Why the rest, brace, crutches in the first place? Build, previous capabilities & activities, known absence of health issues? ...Read more

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I had a deep knee bone injury 7 weeks ago the injury my leg went pale and numb and tingly my limbs feel weak now I am ill cold is compartment syndrome?

I had a deep knee bone injury 7 weeks ago the injury my leg went pale and numb and tingly my limbs feel weak now I am ill cold is compartment syndrome?

Probably not: Compartment syndrome usually occurs the first several days after an injury due to swelling. The other symptoms are severe pain, numbness, paralysis and loss of circulation. You should be evaluated by an orthopedist. ...Read more

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What's the best way to strengthen my leg after knee surgery? After not using my leg its weak and I have a lot of atrophy..

What's the best way to strengthen my leg after knee surgery? After not using my leg its weak and I have a lot of atrophy..

Physical Therapy: A professional therapist can target the areas that need improvement without increasing the danger of further injury. ...Read more

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After walking about a mile, I get a weakness in my right leg with a pinching feeling in a vein behind my knee. It makes me drag my leg. What is it?

Claudication: This sounds like claudication which is a clinical diagnosis given for muscle pain (ache, cramp, numbness or sense of fatigue), classically in the calf muscle, which occurs during exercise, such as walking, and is relieved by a short period of rest. It is most commonly due to peripheral arterial disease or lumbar spinal stenosis. See your family doctor to sort this out. ...Read more

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Right leg weak (bum-thigh-knee).tingling in right leg if I sit on floor. This had happened a yr ago which got cured with yoga. NerveConductionTest normal?

Right leg weak (bum-thigh-knee).tingling in right leg if I sit on floor. This had happened a yr ago which got cured with yoga. NerveConductionTest normal?

Compression nerve: Somewhere you are compressing a nerve causing a compression neuropathy. Stay off the floor and ask your physiciasn where you are compressing the nerve ...Read more

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I have chromalacia grade 3 in my right knee. (2) yrs. Now both of my legs are weak, tired, painful. I do not have energy to walk sometimes.

I have chromalacia grade 3 in my right knee. (2) yrs. Now both of my legs are weak, tired, painful. I do not have energy to walk sometimes.

Leg weakness: Weakness of lower extremities is of concern. Could reflect pathology related to lumbar spine, brain, peripheral nerves, and or muscles. Time to check with your doctor for thorough evaluation. ...Read more