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How do I stop the early morning stiffness and pain radiating down one leg?

How do I stop the early morning stiffness and pain radiating down one leg?

See your doctor.: Your symptoms could have a variety of causes, ranging from arthritis to nerve compression to a slipped disc in your back. Please see your doctor to determine if any testing or treatment is needed. I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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Dr. Walker Wynkoop
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Stiffness Or Decreased Movement (Definition)

Stiffness is a symptom of inflammation surrounding a joint or muscle and making it more resistant to movement. Neurological disorders can sometimes cause stiffness. ...Read more


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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?

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 more

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Am experiencing pain and stiffness of knee joints after playing tennis. Doctor says its osteoarthritis. Cant stop playing tennis. Whats the remedy?

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 more

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What can cure leg stiffness?

Since when?: At your age of 30, it depends for how long you have the stiffness, what's the cause.If its happening for the first time, may be you pulled a muscle, try 2 advils (ibuprofen) for 2 days only, some massage and stretches, if it doesn't go away see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is involved in evaluating leg stiffness?

What is involved in evaluating leg stiffness?

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

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What is involved in evaluating leg stiffness?

What is involved in evaluating  leg stiffness?

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

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What can cause chronic leg stiffness and pain?

What can  cause chronic leg stiffness and pain?

Variety of things: Your evaluation would look for causes that my come from joints, bones, circulation of the neurologic system. How it is influenced by activity is a clue to its cause. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Leg stiffness?

What is the definition or description of: Leg stiffness?

Not ankle or hip.: Described as an inability or an extreme limitation of movement of the leg at the knee joint. ...Read more

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What might cause leg stiffness and pain after a long drive?

What might cause leg stiffness and pain after a long drive?

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

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What can cause someone to have chronic leg stiffness and pain?

What can cause someone to have chronic leg stiffness and pain?

See Pain Specialist: You may need this worked up to see why you have such significant pain by your PCP initially and then possibly a pain specialist. Could be sciatica, DVT, compartment syndrome, etc... Hard to say without evaluations. ...Read more

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I have stiffness in my left leg. No pain. Still do physical activities. when i sit longer than 25mins it gets stiff and i feel a minor pinch. ?

OA: You are describing typical symptoms of arthritis in the knee. If unilateral-prob, an old injury, If bilateral, most likely a systemic arthritis. Serious if you are young but usual if 50 years plus. Try Aleve (naproxen) on a regular basis for the later. See your doc for the former. ...Read more

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Pain swelling and stiffness in arms and legs?

Pain swelling and stiffness in arms and legs?

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

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What can I do for lower back and leg stiffness that will not go away?

What can I do for lower back and leg stiffness that will not go away?

Evaluation need caus: Lower back suggests there may be pressure on nerves or the facet joints can cause back pain as well as pain that radiates down to the legs. We also need to look at circulation which if impaired can cause back pain and leg pain especially with activity. ...Read more

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I have a lot of stiffness in my legs, especially challenging when getting out of car, chairs, etc. What could cause this?

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 more

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Natural remedies for stiffness in the spine and legs?

Natural remedies for stiffness in the spine and legs?

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 more

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What could be the cause of my leg stiffness and back pain?

What could be the cause of my leg stiffness and back pain?

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 more

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I have sever leg pain with stiffness and swelling and redness?

I have sever leg pain with stiffness and swelling and redness?

Leg pain: You need to go to an er to see if your swelling, redness and stiffness are signs of cellulitis, or an infection of the leg. Good as soon as you can, as you may need to be placed on antibiotics if you do have a cellulitis and you need to find out its cause. ...Read more

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Recovering from ankle fusion surgery but having some stiffness in my leg, is that normal?

Recovering from ankle fusion surgery but having some stiffness in my leg, is that normal?

It's common...: It will take a while for the other joints to regain their range of motion after a period if immobilization. Physical therapy or home stretching exercises will help speed up this process. Good luck. ...Read more

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