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Lateral knee pain mostly when crossing leg. Full weight bearing/strengh​ (can do ATG bodyweight squats), no swelling or tenderness. Meniscus tear?

Lateral knee pain mostly when crossing leg. Full weight bearing/strengh​ (can do ATG bodyweight squats), no swelling or tenderness. Meniscus tear?

IT Band: Iliotibial Band Syndrome (IT Band) can cause pain on the lateral or outside part of the knee. Most common in runners. Common syndrome aggravated by crossing the affected leg. I would expect more swelling and tenderness with a meniscus tear. Stretching, Cold therapy, rest, and NSAIDS are helpful. Good luck ...Read more

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What causes problems from crossing the legs?

What causes problems from crossing the legs?

Pressure: You can essentially cause two different problems. One is causing a pressure neuropathy by placing pressure on a nerve. This would cause your leg to temporarily fall asleep. The other is you can do the samething to a blood vessel and temporarily stop the blood from flowing much like when you bend a hose and put a kink in it. ...Read more

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Pain on back of knee after crossing legs?

Pain on back of knee after crossing legs?

See details: There are several possible causes including bursitis, tendinitis, arthritis or tears. Have the knee evaluated if the symptoms warrant it. ...Read more

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Darkened skin on outside of calves from repeatedly crossing legs while working at a desk. Stopped crossing legs but not fading. Concerning?

Darkened skin on outside of calves from repeatedly crossing legs while working at a desk. Stopped crossing legs but not fading. Concerning?

Well interesting: Why do you think this dark area came from crossing your legs? I would say you need an exam and see what these areas are from. Is this the only place you have the dark areas? ...Read more

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The left outside part of my shin/calf has been bothering me lately. Don't recall anything that injured it. Hurts most when crossing my leg. What could this be?

The left outside part of my shin/calf has been bothering me lately. Don't recall anything that injured it. Hurts most when crossing my leg. What could this be?

Possibly sciatica: There are a number of potential causes and I would not hesitate to be seen. One of the more common causes is a sciatica, which is an irritation of a nerve in the back that can cause pain that runs down the thigh and leg. ...Read more

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Can you get ugly veins from crossing you legs?

Can you get ugly veins from crossing you legs?

No: It is a myth. You may inherit the gene.
Prolonged sitting and prolonged standing exaggerate or stimulate the inherited disorders. Crossing the legs causes minimal impact. ...Read more

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I have a numb feeling in my legs when crossing legs or sitting too long. What could it be?

I have a numb feeling in my legs when crossing legs or sitting too long. What could it be?

Vitamin B12, magnesi: It could be due to vitamin B12 deficiency, which is more common in vegetarians and which can cause a peripheral neuropathy - nerve dysfunction. Magnesium deficiency is another possible contributing factor. Being very thin can also predispose one to nerve compression when crossing legs or sitting too long. Other nerve disorders due to toxins, drugs and diseases is another possibility. ...Read more

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If I keep having bladder accidents even after crossing my legs, should I wear adult diapers or take medication?

If I keep having bladder accidents even after crossing my legs, should I wear adult diapers or take medication?

Check with your doc: You need to make sure it's not from a urinary tract infection. There are many reasons women may leak urine and the best treatment approach depends on the cause. ...Read more

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Crossing legs for a while causing numbness, is it due to ischemia to the nerve? Or to the vascular structures that cause numbness?

Crossing legs for a while causing numbness, is it due to ischemia to the nerve? Or to the vascular structures that cause numbness?

Peroneal: The peroneal nerve gets compressed at the lateral fibular area, and in part the small vessels, vasa nervorum get compressed, with some mild localized and reversible ischemia, but also transient axonal transport cut-off with less distal nutrient delivery. But the nerves cause the numbness, not the blood vessels. ...Read more

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Crossing thighs and masturbating for years can damage the hymen? No penetrations. Can crossing legs together and masturbating break d hymen?

Crossing thighs and masturbating for years can damage the hymen? No penetrations. Can crossing legs together and masturbating break d hymen?

Hymen myths: There are alot of myths surrounding an intact hymen. The hymen naturally opens and can open from walking, moving, physical activity and many other things. If you are a virgin you can be proud of that and it does not matter what your hymen looks like. Only an obgyn would know the difference anyway. ...Read more

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After crossing my legs and after driving for some time it becomes hard to straighten knees and they seem to pain like they are stuck in a mould.26 yrs?

After crossing my legs and after driving for some time it becomes hard to straighten knees and they seem to pain like they are stuck in a mould.26 yrs?

Patellofemoral pain: More than likely u r experiencing kneecap pain w/ your symptoms. Pain w/ knees bent for a period of time can be due to your kneecap cartilage compressed against the 'notch' in your femur (trochlea). ...Read more

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Can crossing your legs too long do any damage? I had them crossed for about an hour and now bad pain in ankle.

Can crossing your legs too long do any damage? I had them crossed for about an hour and now bad pain in ankle.

Yes: It can cause injury to nerves in the legs from prolonged compression or it can cause blood clots. Best get checked out if the symptoms persist for any period of time. ...Read more

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Could crossing your legs really cause spider veins?

Could crossing your legs really cause spider veins?

Unproven: There are many reasons for spider vein formation including genetics, pregnancies, aging, trauma and sun exposure. Some have suggested that wearing high heel shoes and crossing the legs will increase the chances of spider vein formation due to the increased pressure on the legs from the shoes or crossing. Although it sounds plausible, there is no real proof that leg crossing worsens veins. ...Read more

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Sharp pain around right knee shooting down leg when crossing it. Patella doesn't hurt. Full weight bearing and strength. Not swollen either.

Sharp pain around right knee shooting down leg when crossing it. Patella doesn't hurt. Full weight bearing and strength. Not swollen either.

Meniscus injury: An injury to the meniscus can lead to pain when applying pressure to the inside of the knee while crossing the legs this can be aggravated. Although usually there is swelling of the knee sometimes you'll only get pain and not much swelling. If regularanti-inflammatories and ice or not helping then it is necessary to obtain consultation with an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

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Feeling of orgasm without sex by crossing the legs and applying pressure on genitals creates orgasm within 1 or 2 min and now also happens during slee?

Clitoris: You are masturbating. This is a very common and natural part of the female story. Orgasm comes with clitoral stimulation or friction of the clitoris. ...Read more

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I have a sore left knee on the inner side I find it worse after bending or crossing my legs for more than 5 minutes what is the cause?

I have a sore left knee on the inner side I find it worse after bending or crossing my legs for more than 5 minutes what is the cause?

Injury or not?: Questions that could help determine your diagnosis: was there an injury? Do you have swelling? Are you exercising or training for something? How long have the symptoms been present? Is there painful clicking or popping? The medial collateral ligament, 3 tendons, the medial meniscus, the medial joint, a potential plica, medial retinaculum and patellofemoral joint can cause pain on the inner knee. ...Read more

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Seen on a website that women who masturbate by tightening & crossing legs will end up making vagina loose. Is this true or internet myth?

Seen on a website that women who masturbate by tightening & crossing legs will end up making vagina loose. Is this true or internet myth?

Myth: Pelvic floor muscle exercises (aka Kegel exercises), whether associated with masturbation or not, are beneficial in general and recommended for women after childbirth and with aging to help maintain "good" vaginal tone and prevent urinary stress and urge incontinence. Vaginal childbirth, aging, estrogen deficiency, repeated activities associated with straining associated with loss of vaginal tone. ...Read more

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I m masturbating by crossing legs and pressing my clitoris by fingers it creates orgasm is it common or rare and what are its side effects?

I m masturbating by crossing legs and pressing my clitoris by fingers it creates orgasm is it common or rare and what are its side effects?

Orgasm: What you are doing sounds perfectly healthy and not likely harmful. Every woman has her own favorite way of getting to orgasm. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on right inner thigh along bikini line when squatting, crossing legs, getting up. Sometimes hard to walk after. Lasts a couple days to week?

Sharp pain on right inner thigh along bikini line when squatting, crossing legs, getting up. Sometimes hard to walk after. Lasts a couple days to week?

Muscle pain: Pain in the groin or as you say along the bikini line can have many causes some of which can be serious. The most common cause is a strained or torn tendon, ligament or muscle. These types of injuries usually improve with time but if this persists or worsens you should see an orthopedic doctor. Inflammation of the lymph nodes in the groin can also cause pain and usually they are swollen. ...Read more

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I have a sore left knee on the inner side which gets worse with constant bending or crossing my legs for more than 5 mins. I'm not excersising/trainin?

I have a sore left knee on the inner side which gets worse with constant bending or crossing my legs for more than 5 mins. I'm not excersising/trainin?

Arthritis bursitis: Two things come to mind arthritis in the inside compartment also known as the medial compartment of the knee. Or if you might have medial knee bursitis such as anserine bursitis. There could be other diagnoses. Your evaluation will help clarify these issues. ...Read more

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Do antipsychotic cause muscle damage or rewire them because of muscle tightening and stiffness? I have trouble crossing legs and bending bc lowerback

Do antipsychotic cause muscle damage or rewire them because of muscle tightening and stiffness? I have trouble crossing legs and bending bc lowerback

Not muscle damage: I don't know which antipsychotic you're taking, but all of them at a high enough dose can cause movement problems such as stiffness and tremor, etc. This isn't a muscle problem. Instead it has to do with the balance of neurotransmitters in nervous system pathways affecting movement. Many of these problems can resolve when the med is stopped, but some last much longer. ...Read more