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Stiff Leg Deadlift
Thigh weakness: straightening leg from a bent and weight-bearing position (climbing stairs, squats, etc) = leg reflexively feels like buckling. Ideas?
Could be: A serious neurologic disorder. You need to see a doctor right away. ...Read more
See a doctor: If you haven't already, see a doctor in order to determine if there is a relationship with your symptoms. Having a detailed history and physical exam will be invaluable to determining next steps. ...Read more
Nocturnal leg cramps: This may be nocturnal leg cramps. The best treatment for this is quinine, but now the fda does not allow quinine to be used for this. It is very effective for this, does have side effects, but has never had formal testing. There are a lot of medicines we have learned to use which it never had formal fda testing. Unfortunately this is one we can't use anymore. Available treatment is now stretchingmaintain electrolyte balance. ...Read more
Joint instability at hip and knee, weakness from hip to outer thigh to outer knee. Pain lifting leg - climbing stairs and kicking leg backwards. Why?
Upper leg calf cramp 2 days ago from swimming, hurts to straighten leg or flex foot and use heel to walk. Have always had tight leg muscles.
Muscle Pain: If there was no trauma like hitting your leg against the wall etc.Then it is pain in muscles after over use.It is common in people who do not do exercises routinely including swimming& your muscles are not used to it.With any kind of Physical Exercise you need to condition yourself.Starting small and gradually increasing the activity I suggest you rest your leg and take Ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) for Pain ...Read more
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
Knee osteoarthritis. Advisable to add ankle weights when doing strengthening exercises like straight leg raise?
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Body tremors trouble speaking walking trouble walking. Can't hold neck up feet r stiff. Hands r stiff eye twitching. Leg r stiff. Feeling depressed?
Get to a neurologist: The symptoms you describe could be several different issues, the best type of doctor to see to start I think would be a neurologist-soon ...Read more
Stretch!: If stiffness is due to muscle tightness/imbalance a good stretching program can be helpful. Be mindful of your posture in both sitting and standing. It could also be due to arthritic changes in the back. If associated with pain, persistent stiffness, do see your doctor. A physical therapist can be helpful in designing a stretching program once you have an appropriate diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Knee pain squatting. Slightly squishy + swollen. Hurts swiveling not walking. Feels stiff walking. No pain resting. Thoughts?
Meniscus tear?: Your symptoms of pain w/ squatting , twisting and turning associated w/ swelling may indicate a meniscus( cartilage) tear.The meniscus can tear as we get older w/minimal trauma as the water content diminishes and it becomes more 'brittle' and less 'elastic '. See your board certified orthopedic surgeon for examination. Best of luck! ...Read more
Many reasons: If your job requires lifting then one could develop pain and stiffness in their forearms/arms. There could be many reasons ranging from nerve, muscle, tendon or bone problems. Simple causes could include fatigue and inflammation in the muscles and tendons. See an orthopedic surgeon to clarify your diagnosis. ...Read more
I am experiencing sciatica, low back pain, aching muscles, buttock itch, leg pain, knee pain, popping or snapping sound from joint, knee pop and legs?
A lot going on: Will need to take one issue at a time the back and radiation to buttock may be one issue. This is separate from the knees and the itching. See your doctor and discuss one issue at a time calzone need to give a good history ...Read more
I am experiencing leg pain, pain shooting down the leg, knee pain, hip pain, lower leg pain, leg pain with exertion, difficulty walking, leg numbn... had lumbar fusion l4-5 with cushion replaced between disk?
See your doctor: Please see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
Stiff achy ankles, stiff wrist, lower back pain, neuro says it's not neurological. everything hurts?
Swelling entire length of Achilles tendon. MRI normal. Leaving upper leg stationary and extending lower leg straight, feel pulling behind leg. Help?
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