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Soft knot lower back for years no problems. Now I bend over for few minutes, legs begin to feel numb. When mowing grass, tightness in upper right leg?

Soft knot lower back for years no problems. Now I bend over for few minutes, legs begin to feel numb. When mowing grass, tightness in upper right leg?

Get this checked: The numbness that you are experiencing is not normal. You need to find the cause of this and get treatment. Start by seeing your primary care doctor or a chiropractor for an evaluation. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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I fell on my knee the other day and there is tightness in my upper front leg when i bend my leg. Is that normal?

I fell on my knee the other day and there is tightness in my upper front leg when i bend my leg. Is that normal?

Get it checked out : Tis may becouse you have swelling inside the knee joint which can be a sign of an internal injury. An effusion (joint swelling) will cause tightness when you try to bend it and is a sign of something going on that may need some attention. Ice and rest if for a few days, if it does not improve, see a specialist. ...Read more

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Might a popliteal aneurysm cause the upper leg to feel like it is pushing into the lower leg with general tightness in the knee and on the sides?

Might a popliteal aneurysm cause the upper leg to feel like it is pushing into the lower leg with general tightness in the knee and on the sides?

Possibly: Popliteal aneurysms are a dangerous condition, as most do not cause symptoms until something catastrophic occurs; typically clots form in the aneurysm & embolize to the lower leg. This leads to emergent surgery & many times even with surgery the leg will be lost to amputation. The best way to diagnose is with ultrasound. Larger ones can be appreciated on leg exam. Sometimes tightness occurs. ...Read more

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Upper leg calf cramp 2 days ago from swimming, hurts to straighten leg or flex foot and use heel to walk. Have always had tight leg muscles.

Upper leg calf cramp 2 days ago from swimming, hurts to straighten leg or flex foot and use heel to walk. Have always had tight leg muscles.

Muscle Pain: If there was no trauma like hitting your leg against the wall etc.Then it is pain in muscles after over use.It is common in people who do not do exercises routinely including swimming& your muscles are not used to it.With any kind of Physical Exercise you need to condition yourself.Starting small and gradually increasing the activity I suggest you rest your leg and take Ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) for Pain ...Read more

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I have tightness and pain on the back of my legs in the thighs. Pain on left side back of thigh and tightness in back of other areas of both thighs.

I have tightness and pain on the back of my legs in the thighs. Pain on left side back of thigh and tightness in back of other areas of both thighs.

Common complaint: What is your usual level of activity? Have you done any extra-ordinary exercise? Walking up stairs? Heavy lifting? All of these things can cause 'tightness.' Usually just muscular in nature. Of course if you're having other complaints like foot weakness, instability of your gait, difficulty/losing control of urine - bowel ; you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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How long does tight hamstring generally last in mid thigh above knee? One week now. Rt. Leg gets tight at mile 2. Should I consider dry needling?

How long does tight hamstring generally last in mid thigh above knee? One week now. Rt. Leg gets tight at mile 2. Should I consider dry needling?

First I would-: -just cut down on the distance you walk. By modifying your activity & stoping be4 you have trouble, after a few weeks gradually increase the distance by small increments & see if it goes away. Always do stretching B4 you start 2 walk, & ice the area after your walk . ...Read more

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I go to pt for pfs. They said I have tight leg muscles and weak thigh muscles. Today she said I have slight scoliosis. Could this cause my pfs?

I go to pt for pfs. They said I have tight leg muscles and weak thigh muscles. Today she said I have slight scoliosis. Could this cause my pfs?

No: Probably not.They are many possible causes for pfs and muscle imbalance is one of them as well as aligment of the extremities.Severe scoliosis that affect pelvic obliquiti and leg lenghts discrepancy could be a contributory factor but not a mild one. ...Read more

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If the satorius muscle in the front of both legs are so tight where it feels like it's on the inside of the thigh will it interfere with breathing?

If the satorius muscle in the front of both legs are so tight where it feels like it's on the inside of the thigh will it interfere with breathing?

No: Unless the pain was so great to cause you to hold your breath, the sartorial muscle is below the diaphragm and has no effect on breathing ...Read more