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Upper Right Leg Feel Weak
Slip disk @ l5s1, pain in my right upper leg muscles, legs feel weak, shaky & burning pain along outer side, what is wrong?
Nerve irritation: L5-s1 disk herniation (slipped disc) can irritate either the L5 or s1 nerve root. Nerve irritation can cause leg pain, weakness, numbness. The outside of the leg typically means the L5 nerve root is being affected. See your doctor, who can decide if MRI is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nerve impingement: If a nerve is injured, it will have less ability to send an impulse to the muscles that it supplies. Such an injury or impingement can be do to an injury or influence from somewhere from the spine on down. It could also occur from injury/tightness of the muscle(s) themselves. ...Read more
I feel a little off balance, i have pressure in the front of my head and my right leg is weak. What could this be?
My husband twisted his back 2 weeks ago- and now his right leg is numb and weak and has decreased function. What is going on?
Nerve: It sounds like he has ruptured a disc with resulting pressure and irritation of a nerve root. Without further information & evaluation, I am unable to tell which level is involved. I would recommend that you contact your pcp for immediate examination. He will get the proper diagnostic studies and refer you to an appropriate specialist as needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do I feel sleepy all the time and why do I have weakness in my right leg enough to feel like i might collapse at any moment?
See below: These symptoms could be serious and need to be thoroughly evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
My right leg feels like a bit of a nerve pain rather than a injury pain. Each time I move my leg in a certain way, I feel pain and weak in the area.
Get checked: If you feel pain AND weakness, then you may have nerve injury. Based on the information you provided, I can't be more specific regarding why you have this, what it means & what can you do about it. I recommend you see a clinician for a diagnosis & treatment plan. Hope that helps. ...Read more
After sitting for a period of time i stand up and my right leg is very weak. It takes a couple of steps and then it gets better. What could be wrong?
Incomplete informati: Is there pain also associated in right leg when you stand up? Since you have " degenerative disc disease" it seems that you do have pain in leg. If so your weakness in right leg is likely to be due compression of sciatic nerve in sitting position which is temporary. Compression is relieved by standing and you feel better. ...Read more
Asymmetry: You could have different alignment or different strength in each leg. You could be unknowingly favoring 1 leg over the other. ...Read more