Doctor insights on:
Stiff Thigh Muscles After Sitting
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
Is muscle soreness in upper arms and upper thighs a part of spinal stenosis? I am not having much joint pain. 63 years of age
very good range of motion
stiffness after sitting
Common symptoms of spinal stenosis
Leg pain with walking can be caused by either arterial circulatory insufficiency or from spinal stenosis. Leg pain from either condition will go away with rest, but with spinal stenosis the patient usually has to sit down for a few minutes to ease the leg and often low back pain, whereas leg pain from vascular claudication will go away if the patient simply stops walking.
Although occasionally the leg pain and stenosis symptoms will come on suddenly, they generally develop over the course of several years. The longer a patient with spinal stenosis stands or walks, the worse the leg pain will get.
Flexing forward or sitting will open up the spinal canal and relieve the leg pain and other symptoms, but they recur if the patient gets back into an upright posture. Numbness and tingling can accompany the pain, but true weakness is a rare symptom of spinal stenosis. An older person leaning over the handle of their shopping cart while making short stumbling steps often has spinal stenosis.
Muscle soreness in upper arms could be due to cervical stenosis but there are other reasons as well, like electrolyte imbalance, side effects of medications and myopathy. Recommend seeing a specialist for final diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
What is the cause of feeling cold and sometimes stiffness in the area back of my leg? Its like from the back of the thigh to the calves muscle
Many reasons: Need more info. Could be neurological, arterial or orthopedic in nature to name a few causes. See your family physician asap. ...Read more
19m. Right thigh had muscle spasms and then evolved to stiffness. Sometimes feels like blood is trying to pump through. Been 2 weeks. Dangerous?
I have bilateral thigh pain stiffness when walking, recently I have been getting muscle spasms in my right calf. Could this be spinal stenosis?
Doubtful: Unless you have congenital spinal stenosis the odds of having spinal stenosis at your age are unlikely without any prior history of lumbar problems such as spondylolisthesis. Most likely muscular but would also consider vascular claudication... Again less likely but in the differential. Could also be nutritional and from electrolyte imbalance such as potassium insufficiency. ...Read more
Muscle weakness&burnin in buttock, thigh,knee, calf.stiffness N weakness upon standing esp morning. Blood test normal(vitD3 15). Can D3 alone be the cause?
More than D: Treating D is important because low D can cause weakness, but it would not cause all of your other complaints. You will need to have a have an evaluation and to clarify this pain and weakness ...Read more
Pulled muscle feeling in right leg. At night can't sleep due to increase in stiffness & soreness in legs. Daytime not as bad. Ongoing 3 weeks now.
More info: What part of leg? Other symptoms? Any injury or suspected cause to start? Does sleep position effect it? Limping? ...Read more
Why pain in facialis posterior tibialis diaphysis after stretching in post-trauma lower-leg? NSAID takes pain/stiffness off. Muscle, joint trauma?
Prev. Fasciculations all over body, limited to left leg in last 3 hours. Prev. Had back cramp, neck+shoulder stiffness, muscle cramp, tingling. Help?!
Fasciculations: Muscle cramps, generalized fasciculations, back cramps, neck shoulder stiffness, tingling at younger age are of concern and vary from benign forms such as benign fasciculations syndrome, small fiber neuropathy to more serious forms of neuromuscular disorders and warrants evaluation by neurology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get a hot feeling on my calf muscle off and on now i also feel it in my thigh. What causes this? Sitting and standing by the way.
Calf Calorics: Heat is one of many sensations, both normal and abnormal, that the body can perceive due to a stimulus that is real or unreal. Typically, if there is nerve compression somewhere along the course of the nerve as it passes through tissues or at the level of the spine itself, this sensation can occur. If associated with weakness or pain it may be a spinal disc issue causing compression on a nerve. ...Read more
Often get muscle jumping to left side chest area and left thigh has been happenin often especially when im laying down or sitting up still?
For about a month now, I've had a strange pain in my inner thigh muscle, down to my knee, behind it and outside of my calf. It's worse while sitting.
Easy, I think ?: Sounds like you have a "groin" pull. You must be doing something that is keeping that irritated. Think about any new activity you have begun. ...Read more
After cycling or sitting in one position for a while I get pain on and around my knees. Sometimes the thigh muscle just above the knee has inflammatio?
Arthritis?: Knee pain, inflammation of muscle, and problems with exercise (cycling is not weight bearing) requires a review by a musculoskeletal physician (orthopedic surgeon, physiatrist, or sports physician) to care for the knee and support your active lifestyle. X-ray and lab work may be helpful. Try tylenol (acetaminophen) or liniment for comfort. Wait on arthritis medication if you have high blood pressure. ...Read more
Muscle spasm in left groin/thigh while sitting. Am I compressing a nerve? Where is the said nerve?
Yes: It sees like with sitting you are causing compression in the area of the abductors and maybe the gluteus muscles. It depends on your weight and what type of exercise you do,. Running, elliptical machines and stair climbing can cause tightness in the quadriceps and hamstring muscles. With a unilateral spasm, it could be the way you sit at your desk or drive your car. May need an evaluation. ...Read more
Pain on the back of my thigh when sitting/walking. Feels better when I lie on the bed. Is it because of muscle strain? What meds shud I take?
Not clear: You will need to see a neurology specialist to see if it is due to a neurologic or muscle problem. You may benefit from physicial therapy. Ask you physician to asist you. You can try antiinflmmatory medicaions like ibuprogen or a muscle relaxant. You will need a specific exercise program ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Experiencing dull discomfort on calf, shin, inner thigh that comes and goes. Sitting too long also causes pain on mid-thigh muscle. All on R leg only.
Swelling on R leg?: Hi. Have you had any injury to the right leg, surgery, or prolonged travel recently? Is there edema on the right leg? Is it better with elevation? Your symptoms are not specific, but could be explained by a blood clot. You should talk with your doc about this. With a better history and exam, she/he can best assess what might be the cause and what further to do. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
- Talk to a doctor online
- Knee gets stiff after sitting
- Tight calf muscles after sitting
- Why am i stiff after sitting?
- Normal to be stiff after sitting for 2 hours
- Inner thigh pain after sitting
- After sitting down my legs are stiff and hard to walk
- Waking up with stiff muscles
- Stiff lower back after sitting