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Why do I get muscle tiredness in my legs walking upstairs, regardless of the time of day. I exercise 3 times a week, but not always legs?

Why do I get muscle tiredness in my legs walking upstairs, regardless of the time of day.  I exercise 3 times a week, but not always legs?

Exactly: It is a very specific set of muscles that we use to go up stairs, and they are not really used to that extent with other activities, so that is a common complaint. Your stair climbing muscles are not terribly conditioned, despite your other areas of exercise. Good question. ...Read more

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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


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Am 30/female the past week whenever I do somethin even just walking bathroom/cleanin up etc i start gettin jelly legs in my thighs n tiredness. Why?

Am 30/female the past week whenever I do somethin even just walking bathroom/cleanin up etc i start gettin jelly legs in my thighs n tiredness. Why?

Many reasons,,,: There can be many reasons for this. For one, this is a time of year for many changes in the weather and that has a greater impact than people think on how they feel. Also this is a time for many allergies from pollen and mold spores in large areas and this can affect people easily. Finally, as you are a woman of child bearing age, you could be experiencing this due to your period, etc.. ...Read more

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Hello. Knee fatigue/tiredness. Legs become tired. Wouldn't running or regular walking make it worse?

Hello. Knee fatigue/tiredness. Legs become tired. Wouldn't running or regular walking make it worse?

Leg fatigue: I do agree that running will aggravate your knee/leg symptoms. Are you just out of shape or is there medical explanation for your fatigueability? If there are no medical issues after appropriate testing, see a physical trainer for a personalized program of strength training so that you can resume running. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience pain, cramping and tiredness in the leg while walking due to poor circulation?

Is it normal to experience pain, cramping and tiredness in the leg while walking due to poor circulation?

Yes: Claudication, a sypmtom of decresed arterial flow to the legs, will show up as cramping after a predictable distance of walking. Tiredness in the legs is more typically associated with venous problems. ...Read more

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Crawling feeling in my legs worst during day. Exercise, walking makes it much worse. I'm tired of having to lay down all day& turning/ tossing in bed ?

Crawling feeling in my legs worst during day. Exercise, walking makes it much worse. I'm tired of having to lay down all day& turning/ tossing in bed
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Poss from back: even though the pains are in your legs, it may be coming from your back as nerve compression. Changes in position are typical of nerve pain arising from the spine. See a spine specialist ...Read more

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If standing for more than a few minutes causes knee pain and makes your leg very tired but walking doesn't as much, what could this be?

If standing for more than a few minutes causes knee pain and makes your leg very tired but walking doesn't as much, what could this be?

Knee Pain: It does not sound like a joint problem such as arthritis. Circulation problems in your legs can sometimes become symptomatic with standing. Do you get any numbness in your legs when you stand ? Any history of back problems ? ...Read more

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I usually can walk 8 hours or more and not get tired. But today, after a week of diet i felt i was losing equilibrium, heavy, shaking legs?Please help

I usually can walk 8 hours or more and not get tired. But today, after a week of diet i felt i was losing equilibrium, heavy, shaking legs?Please help

Slow down buddy.: The 18 year old body was not designed to be starved. Please hydrate well, rest ; increase your caloric intake. If that doesn't improve symptoms please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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My legs are tired and restless i can't get comfortable and they feel like they wanna move but when i walk they feel like they want to stop?

? restless legs: If I am reading your question correctly, when you are lying down, your legs feel strange and keep you from getting you comfortable, yet when you start walking the feeling goes away. If this is the case, then you have a fairly textbook case of restless legs syndrome (rls). A neurologist should be readily able to treat this with one of the several meds that are approved and work in this condition. ...Read more

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My legs often feel so heavy after i walk foran hour or two, also my body feels like floating. Is it a normal fatigue symptom or more serious to check?

My legs often feel so heavy after i walk foran hour or two, also my body feels like floating. Is it a normal fatigue symptom or more serious to check?

Normal: Unless you are a trained athlete, this is not that uncommon and i suspect that you have this issue because you do not usually exercise much and thus are out-of-shape. If you walk regularly , you will likely find your tolerance to walking improving in just a few weeks. Keep on trucking. ...Read more

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After walking aprox 1/2 mile today, my left leg felt as if had ran a marathon. Week tired, no pain. Just exhausted leg. Right leg was normal.

After walking aprox 1/2 mile today, my left leg felt as if had ran a marathon. Week tired, no pain. Just  exhausted leg. Right leg was normal.

See below: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Usually symptoms like these are symetric (both legs are effected equally). ...Read more

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R lower leg, anterior, becomes incredibly tired when I walk a few hundred feet. 2 mo ago had ham string tear in same leg. - now resolved. ?

R lower leg, anterior, becomes incredibly tired when I walk  a few hundred feet.

2 mo ago had ham string tear in same leg. - now resolved. ?

Shin splints: If you have pain to the anterior aspect of the lower leg, this is most commonly associated with shin splints. This is where the shin muscle starts to tear away from the shin bone. This will lead to severe pain when you try to walk. Try to ice and wear some sort of orthotic insole. Please see your podiatrist before this gets worse and debilitating. ...Read more

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Was on bed rest for 2 months cause of being sick. My legs are stiff in am but loosen up as I walk. They get tired easily. How much should I walk a day?

Was on bed rest for 2 months cause of being sick. My legs are stiff in am but loosen up as I walk. They get tired easily. How much should I walk a day?

Increase 10% /week: After bed rest your legs are going to be weak. You need to get them back in shape. If you increase the amount you walk 10% per week you're unlikely to have any problems. ...Read more

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I have chromalacia grade 3 in my right knee.(2) yrs .Now both of my legs are weak, tired, painful.I do not have energy to walk sometimes.

I have chromalacia grade 3 in my right knee.(2) yrs .Now both of my legs are weak, tired, painful.I do not have energy to walk sometimes.

Leg weakness : Weakness of lower extremities is of concern . Could reflect pathology related to lumbar spine, brain, peripheral nerves, and or muscles . Time to check with your doctor for thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Sudden swelling on back of both my knees. A few tiny dark veins appeared on one & that leg hurts more esp w/ walking? Dizzy/tired. 33/f in shape

Sudden swelling on back of both my knees. A few tiny dark veins appeared on one & that leg hurts more esp w/ walking? Dizzy/tired. 33/f in shape

Popliteal swelling: While this might be something relatively benign, like a bakers cyst, it could also be something serious like a blood clot. I am not sure of the relation of the popliteal swelling to the dizziness and fatigue. Please go to your nearest ER or at least Urgent Care for this constellation of symptoms if you cannot see your regular doctor today. ...Read more

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My legs get very tired after little walking. Support hose help a bit. My BMI is 52. Could this be the only reason? I can't sleep because of achiness.

My legs get very tired after little walking.  Support hose help a bit. My BMI is 52. Could this be the only reason? I can't sleep because of achiness.

Could be large part: The very obese develop symptoms that are more difficult to evaluate and chase down due to the overlying issue of their weight--if you magically dropped 150# would symptoms be gone? Perhaps. Unfortunately must work w/you as you are, so ask primary dr if should see vascular surgeon, and while there, ask if gastric bypass or other weight loss option(s) right for you to address bmi issue. Good luck! ...Read more

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My legs and arms (from the shoulder down) feels very tired a lot of times. Like I have been walking for a long time or I have b my legs (from the behind the knee down), arms (from the shoulder down), and my neck (on both sides feel as though it has been

My legs and arms (from the shoulder down) feels very tired a lot of times.  Like I have been walking for a long time or I have b my legs (from the behind the knee down),  arms (from the shoulder down), and my neck (on both sides feel as though it has been

Hello, : Hello, i would be more concerned about a generalized medical issue than specific musculo skeletal problems with your extremities. I noted that this was marked for orthopedic sports medicine. I would start with a comprehensive physical examination with laboratory evaluation. Depending on the those results, your physician would hopefully be able to determine the cause or recommend a specialist for further assessment. ...Read more

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After fast walking, i became fatigued, my legs felt tired, i felt breathless and i got lightheaded for a brief sec. What could be the cause?

After fast walking, i became fatigued, my legs felt tired, i felt breathless and i got lightheaded for a brief sec. What could be the cause?

Many possibilities: Obesity, deconditioning, anemia, thyroid excess, thyroid deficiency, congestive heart failure, renal failure, anxiety, neurocirculatory asthenia and many other possibilities. You need testing and further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have leg and arm pain pain finger numbness leg stiffness which affects my walking, and balance my fingers shake and i always feel tired ms?

I have leg  and arm pain pain finger numbness  leg stiffness which affects my walking, and balance my fingers shake and i  always feel tired  ms?

Cannot be Localized: Chronic fatigue syndrome
insufficient sleep syndrome
polymyalgia
rhumatoid
depression and anxiety
parkinson's
stiffman syndrome
and many more in the list including ms.
So better check with a doctor. Your doctor will take a proper history of your syptoms. You may have quite a few tests including MRI of brain and blood work up. ...Read more

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I have dengue fever 3weeks ago. Sometimes I feel tired and dizzy. When I walk I feel that my legs are weak. Can I know the reason why?

I have dengue fever 3weeks ago. Sometimes I feel tired and dizzy. When I walk I feel that my legs are weak. Can I know the reason why?

Dengue and fatigue: It is not at all uncommon to feel tired, weak and even depressed after an attack of dengue fever. These symptoms can last for several weeks to even a few months, but will eventually resolve. The exact cause is not entirely known. ...Read more

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30yrmale.Since6month leg muscle weakness(had vitD,B12 def).CKP is 184.feel fatigue in leg when i walk for 10mins.is it Myopia?will kidney get affected

30yrmale.Since6month leg muscle weakness(had vitD,B12 def).CKP is 184.feel fatigue in leg when i walk for 10mins.is it Myopia?will kidney get affected

Need more informat: WE need more information. It is not myopia and I doubt we have enough information but unlikely to be kidney involvement. Weakness can be vascular, neurologic problem or muscular to suggest a few possibilities. Your physicians will need to consider these and other causes. ...Read more

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When i walk as exercize my legs hurt, ankles & calves.Also i get fatigue as well. I am a diabetic taking many medications. Could it be my medications. I do not have any neropathy in my feet & can do other forms of exercize such as stationary arobics, weig

When i walk as exercize my legs hurt, ankles & calves.Also i get fatigue as well. I am a diabetic taking many medications. Could it be my medications. I do not have any neropathy in my feet & can do other forms of exercize such as stationary arobics, weig

Easily tired legs: Even though you do not have a neuropathy, you may have claudication, a condition causing reduced blood flow to the legs. You should consult your physician who can check your pulses in your legs and refer you to a vascular surgeon if necessary. ...Read more