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Doctor insights on: Tightness In Lower Left Leg

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Last nite had tightness in lower left leg w achiness. I was sick & today it feels better after drinking a lot of water. Could I have been dehydrated?

Last nite had tightness in lower left leg w achiness. I was sick & today it feels better after drinking a lot of water. Could I have been dehydrated?

Possibly: Make sure to drink 6- 8 glasses of water a day and avoid excessive ingestion of caffeine (limit to 2 cups coffee or tea daily). You may need to increase the amount of fluids you drink when you have diarrhea or are sweating a lot (exercise or heat). The color of your urine is a good measure of how well you are hydrated. Your urine should be a pale yellow color.

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Last nite my left leg was bothering me, it felt tight in my lower leg w some slight achiness. Still feels a little tight today. What could be wrong?

Last nite my left leg was bothering me, it felt tight in my lower leg w some slight achiness. Still feels a little tight today. What could be wrong?

See a doctor: Without further information and examination, it's hard to say what is causing the ache in your leg. Possibilities include muscle cramps and clot in a vein (DVT)- the first a minor problem, the second a serious issue. Best to see a doctor for evaluation.

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Lower back hurting for 4 weeks. Getting slowly better; but still no lifting left leg to the front or bending down+coming up. Weak+tight or need MRI?

Lower back hurting for 4 weeks. Getting slowly better; but still no lifting left leg to the front or bending down+coming up. Weak+tight or need MRI?

If it's getting: If it's getting better - not sure an MRI is indicated. Typically these types of problems resolve within 2-3 months. I know, it's annoying and frustrating that it takes so long. .. But stick with it. Perhaps some physical therapy might be helpful to speed your recovery. Hope this helps!

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Lower left leg pain slight pain when walking/running, feels heavy/tight. Help?

Lower left leg pain slight pain when walking/running, feels heavy/tight. Help?

Leg pain: Consider clot, muscle pull, or sciatica. Get it checked asap to rule out a clot.

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Constant strange sensations lower left leg, combi prickly, spasmy. Could it b my tight lower back/hip click? Xrays back/whole legs all ok. Which doc next?

Constant strange sensations lower left leg, combi prickly, spasmy. Could it b my tight lower back/hip click? Xrays back/whole legs all ok. Which doc next?

MRI: It sounds like it is probably a variant of a "sciatica" which is an irritation of a nerve in the back causing symptoms down the leg (although there are other possibilities as well). It is not so much you initially need to see a spine specialist, but rather probably need an MRI to establish the diagnosis, which could potentially be ordered through your primary care doctor.

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On feb 18 I had lower lumbar spinal fusion, since then my left leg below the knee is numb, tingly today and skin around my leg feel tight. Is this norm?

On feb 18 I had lower lumbar spinal fusion, since then my left leg below the knee is numb, tingly today and skin around my leg feel tight. Is this norm?

See below: In general spine surgery is performed for radicular problems which is numbness and tingling down the leg, weakness of the foot and ankle and unrelenting back pain. There are also our other indications for spine surgery but it sounds like you or one of these of the above. I'm not sure the symptomatology you had prior to your fusion you may want to go back to your spine surgeon get follow-up x-rays and other diagnostic studies or you may want to seek a second opinion. Good luck thank you.

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6 days ago I stretched & my calf locked up, my left leg now is painful, tight & swells, I can't point toes or walk right, what can I do to heal fast?

6 days ago I stretched & my calf locked up, my left leg now is painful, tight & swells, I can't point toes or walk right, what can I do to heal fast?

Pointless: Not being able to point you toes could be a sign of some trouble. You need to be evaluated with a consult for an orthopedic surgeon.

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I have a tight and sore hamstring on my left leg following a long walk, which had minor grade changes. Sore on back left side of left leg.

I have a tight and sore hamstring on my left leg following a long walk, which had minor grade changes. Sore on back left side of left leg.

Sore muscles: Sounds like your body wasn't used to the walking or grade. Minor soreness after exercise is normal. If a pain is severe or lasts longer than 5-7 days, call your doc. Otherwise, ice, rest, and consider light compression with an ACE wrap. Stretching exercises can also be helpful (like reaching to touch your toes), though take it easy for 2-3days

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I am 45 male...I have of developed certain conditions like numbness in my hip tightness in calves and weakness in left leg. Wobbly at times?

I am 45 male...I have of developed certain conditions like numbness in my hip tightness in calves and weakness in left leg. Wobbly at times?

See your physician: The many possibilities include meralgia paresthetica, vitamin deficiency, drugs, medications, infection, diabetes, anxiety, Guillain-Barré syndrome, herniated disc, tremor, spinal cord injury, cardiovascular disease, etc. See your physician for a full evaluation -- sooner if the symptoms worsen. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/leginjuriesanddisorders. Html

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Bloated full feeling pain in left side thru to back pain and tightness in left leg fatigue are symptoms of what?

Bloated full feeling pain in left side thru to back pain and tightness in left leg fatigue are symptoms of what?

Need more info: It could be multiple things depending on how severe are the symptoms and how long. Really need to be examined. Probably tests need need to be done.

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When dorsiflex both feet 20 times anterior tibialis on left leg becomes tight in a minute and remains tight for hours. Might be compartment syndrome?

When dorsiflex both feet 20 times anterior tibialis on left leg becomes tight in a minute and remains tight for hours. Might be compartment syndrome?

With compartment: Syndrome, you will also tend to have numbness and tingling into your foot. Also it is very painful. You may have a muscle problem on left side, best to have it evaluated by a doctor.

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Constant pinch nerve and numbness starting from buttocks to hips and ending in left leg. Nerves feel pulled and tight. Leg moves inward when walking?

Constant pinch nerve and numbness starting from buttocks to hips and ending in left leg. Nerves feel pulled and tight. Leg moves inward when walking?

Sciatica: This sound like a disc is pinching a nerve in the spine. If there is any weakness or bowel/bladder changes, I would see your doctor for imaging of the lumbar spine

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Left side of perineum is sore/tight attimes. Could a tight muscle on left leg cause this? My hip seems slightly to twisted/uneven wasn't b4, imbalanc?

Left side of perineum is sore/tight attimes. Could a tight muscle on left leg cause this? My hip seems slightly to twisted/uneven wasn't b4, imbalanc?

Connected body parts: Good question! Yes, the various parts of your body certainly can and often do cause strains on other parts. The root of your problem may be in your hip, knee, or even your foot. Chiropractors and some DO's (osteopathic doctors), particularly those who specialize in PM&R (physical medicine & rehabilitation) can evaluate you and provide treatment.