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Stop Stiffness Pain Leg
Can hgb of 8-9, & low iron cause aching & stiffness in shin area only upon exercise walking? It goes as soon as I stop walking
If debridement and bone spur removal is done and ankle stiffness isn't resolved is ankle fusion next step? Is it to slow/stop arthritic progression?
Fusion last option: Fusion only if everything else has failed. Other options include steroid injection, cartilage "replacement" injection, arthroscopy (scope), athrodiastasis (a procedure including an external fixator to try to "expand" the ankle joint, physical therapy, ankle joint replacement surgery. Definition of arthritis is inflammation of the joint. Fusion eliminates the joint so it no longer exists. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Am experiencing pain and stiffness of knee joints after playing tennis. Doctor says its osteoarthritis. Cant stop playing tennis. Whats the remedy?
Minimize sxs: If you really have osteoarthritis, then you can only minimize symptoms, but over time they will worsen. The symptomatic treatments involve medications and joint injections. Work with sports medicine or ortho to establish a treatment and monitoring plan. You can keep playing tennis, just realize that you may have to have a knee replacement down the road. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal to still feel pain stiffness in back in the right and middle side and leg 7 weeks after microdiscetomy still not feeling active as before?
Sadly, yes: These symptoms are not uncommon after surgery and may linger. ...Read more
See below: You describe symptoms that can only be honestly assessed by your doctor in his or her office. Only after a thorough evauation will he/she be able to come up with what's wrong and what to do to get you better. ...Read more
Joint, vascular: Leg stiffness can be related to joint, bone, circulation or neurologic issues. Your evaluation would say is it with activity, sitting, rest, sleep? We need to characterize the pain in order to clarify the pain. How it is influenced by activity can be a clue to its origin. ...Read more
Not ankle or hip.: Described as an inability or an extreme limitation of movement of the leg at the knee joint. ...Read more
A number of things: There are a number of possible causes for it. Lack of movement can cause accumulation of fluid in the leg tissues and this can make you stiff and sore. Low back trouble can do it as can nerve irritation. If you have visible swelling associated with the pain, there is the possibility that it could be a blood clot, especially if it was a several hour long drive. ...Read more
Doctor can evaluate: Pain, swelling, and stiffness in the arms and legs can be due to many things, so a doctor should evaluate. If a person was fine before, then the new symptoms can be due to an infection, an auto-immune problem, an allergic reaction, a medication effect or side effect, etc... The doctor will also check to see if the person's past medical disorders are causing the new symptoms. ...Read more
I have a lot of stiffness in my legs, especially challenging when getting out of car, chairs, etc. What could cause this?
Arthritis?: Stiffness to legs can be due to a problem with the joints (hips, knees, ankles) or the muscles (quadriceps, hamstrings, calves). If it is the joints the most common condition is osteoarthritis from normal age related wear and tear. Any joint pains in the morning could be a different type of arthritis involving inflammation (e.g. Rheumatoid arthritis). See your primary care physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Evaluation 1st: Get a comprehensive evaluation first, for a reliable diagnosis. However, natural approaches may also help, once you know what you're dealing with ; aren't missing something acute. Classical homeopathy treatment -- with an experienced practitioner taking your case deeply -- has shown effectiveness in osteo- and other types of arthritis. http://homeopathyusa.org/home/eb/arthritis.html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muscle or nerve: More than likely, the cause is muscular in origin. The fact that both hurt in the way you describe sounds like a strain/sprain with associated muscle stiffness. You should probably see your family dr. If your symptoms persist. It's always possible that a pinched nerve can cause those symptoms as well but less likely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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