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Thigh Pain Walking Up Stairs
Before answering this question, it would be better to define what exactly is meant by the term "upper leg". Orthopaedic surgeons (and others) typically use the term "thigh" to mean the area between the hip and the knee. They use the term "leg" to mean the area between the knee and the ankle. Thus, it is important to specify whether we are discussing pain just below the hip or ...Read more
Patello-femoral: You are describing some of the symptoms commonly associated with patella-femoral pain. The most common cause is chondromalacia patella (softening of the cartilage under the knee cap / precursor to arthritis. Other cases include supra pr infrapatella tendonitis or partial tears. See an orthopedist and get evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Depends on any asso-: Ciated hx of any other symptoms, any hx of injury, or back issues. A pinched nerve in the back can cause such symptoms like the one you have (called retrograde radiation of pain) which can start in the knee or foot/ankle or leg area and shooting up towards the hip or even to the back. Have it checked by your orthopedist. ...Read more
Fell on knee snowboarding; swelling, bruising, searing pain in patellar tendon area when flexing foot up; can move, walk, stand fine. Thoughts?
Chronic knee pain exacerbated by exercise, crepitus, pain increases when walking down stairs, a feeling of something catching when walking down hill?
Pain outside left ankle only when walking on beach barefoot. Pain radiates up to calf and often goes numb.
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
Jumped exercising 1 month ago, felt sharp pain under kneecap and inside of knee. still feel pain when exercising, mainly squatting and walking stairs.
Fell of JetSki. Thigh hurts walking , standing sitting. Can't press down on bike pedal. Going up and downstairs hurts. And a pickle feeling sitting .
Charlie horse: Sounds like a contusion of the quadrates muscles of the anterior thigh, commonly known as a charlie horse. Rest , anti-inflammatories, stretching and ice should help. If not seek further care. ...Read more
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
Pain in lower right back above buttocks. Travels down leg. Knee pain shooting down leg when crossing legs. No knee swelling, full weight bearing.
Excruciating pain in my left knee for 7 months cant sit climb stairs walk on uneven ground bending my knee is horrible pain. Knee stays swollen. ?
See a different MD: Have you ever had a MVA in the past like 1-10 years ago ? Is this on the R or the L, or both, knees. All around, lateral, medial, anterior, posterior, any other joints are involved ?, shoulders, lower back,etc. Have you seen a Dr.?, Have you had X rays ? are you on medications?, Do you have a diagnosis. If yes, I would suggest to see a rheumatologist, he will manage both knees. If not see one. ...Read more
Medial knee pain on both knees. Aching very badly, pulsing, hurt to squat or walk uphill. Hurts after icing. Knees give out occasionally. Pain 10month?
Ankle pain when walking shoots up leg hard to move my foot up and down and ankle looks normal pain comes and gose?
Burning pain above heel. Swelling beneath outer ankle. Pain increases when walkin especially on incomes or stairs. Heaviness and leg weakness to hip?
Problems linked?: Heaviness of the leg and hip weakness may be due to a back problem (L 3-4). This would not cause pain in the ankle (local process if there truly is some swelling) I would have the muscle CPK checked (on statin drug) the weakness in the legs is typically symmetrical if due to statin drugs but can be noticed on one side initially. If these problems persist you will need to be examined. ...Read more
Short leg: Generally pain on the outside of one foot is from a short leg providing you have not had trauma to your foot or leg. I would need more infromation to give a better answer, such as hip pain one side, low back pain one side, is the pain in the foot at the midpoint of the outside of the foot, abnormal shoe wear as one shoe wears different than the other? See a podiatrist for better diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Suffering tightness in calf when climbing several flights of stairs, or running up hills. Tightness goes after rest, or walking or running on level?
Clarification?: This sounds like intermittent claudication or leriche syndrome in which there is not enough blood or (circulation) to the legs during activity. I recommend seeing a doctor and checking the arterial circulation in the aorta and the lower extremities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get severe pain in my upper lateral calf when walking up hill or fast on level ground. It fades quickly when resting and no pain walking up hill.
Calf pain: You don't give your age but this sounds like vascular Claudication. You might have spasming arteries in leg when exerted that relax at rest. This is by definition vascular Claudication. ...Read more
Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more
The thigh is the upper part of your lower extremity between your hip and knee. Any pain within this region could be considered thigh pain. Possible diagnosis include fractures, stress fractures, muscle contusions or strains, referred pain from the back and hip to ...Read more
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