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What does it mean when your leg buckles in pain when walking up and down the stairs ?

What does it mean when your leg buckles in pain when walking up and down the stairs ?

Muscle inhibition: Sometimes, when pain is perceived in an area, the body inhibits the muscles in the region to try to avoid activity. Your symptoms could be coming from anywhere- from the knee, hip, ankle, or back. See your primary care doc so they can start the appropriate work up and you to a physiatrist or orthopedist, if necessary. ...Read more

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What can case me to feel like my legs are going to buckle out from underneath me?

What can case me to feel like my legs are going to buckle out from underneath me?

Knee or back problem: Can represent a mensical or ligament injury in the knee which can cause buckling. Also lower spine (stenosis) can cause sudden weakness in the legs. Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I have MS and my leg buckles when I'm trying to walk or exercise. How do I stop this.

I have MS and my leg buckles when I'm trying to walk or exercise.  How do I stop this.

Assessment: Need to be assessed to determine what and why this is happening. It depends on whether this is a new problem or an old problem, the results of the neurologic exam and MR imaging, and what therapy you are on already. There are medicines that can improve MS symptoms and some that can "modify" the disease. You may also benefit from physical therapy. Happy to see you for a virtual consult to address. ...Read more

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My leg randomly buckles when I am walking. This often causes lengthy periods of pain where I struggle to walk. What can you do to help?

My leg randomly buckles when I am walking. This often causes lengthy periods of pain where I struggle to walk. What can you do to help?

Pain when leg buckle: My leg randomly buckles when I am walking. This often causes lengthy periods of pain where I struggle to walk. What can you do to help? ANS: i recommend you go to a Dr., give them your detailed story and answer all of his questions as you see. He will examine knees and maybe get X-rays And should be able to figure out. Then you will know what to about them. ...Read more

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Legs numb & tingly every morning when I wake up & buckle if I walk. No pain, just numb. Legs also go "off" if I flip over in bed then come "on" again?

Legs numb & tingly every morning when I wake up & buckle  if I walk. No pain, just numb. Legs also go "off" if I flip over in bed then come "on" again?

See physician: What you describe could indicate a neurological problem in the spine that could present a problem. You need a thorough exam to check into this and will probably need some xray studies also. The lack of pain is a concerning issue. You may try taking an anti-inflammatory if not allergic to them, and do see your physician soon. Avoid any heavy lifting or athletic moves until seen. ...Read more

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I am having severe sciatica pain & also in the groin area making it is difficult to walk & sometimes my leg buckles?

Sounds sciatic : It sounds like you have been having pain due to a disc problem that has likely herniated causing pain more localized to the side it herniated pinching a nerve creating pain down the leg. 90% get better non operatively. Medication, physical therapy & epidural injections may help with only 10% needing surgery. Other possibilities include a hip joint problem, pyriformis syndrome & si joint issue. ...Read more

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Why do my legs buckle when I am tired? Worse on awalening. See my med history pls. I am 49. Wt 160 ht 64in, work on my feet 9hrs day

Working too hard: Your bmi likely is above 30. Excess weight will put more pressure on your extremities and back causing pain. Losing weight would definitely help. Have a comprehensive blood work to include test for sugar lipids and tsh, ekg etc go see your dr for a comprehensive check up.Take care! ...Read more

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Feel off balance while standing & moving around(twisting, taking photos etc) Feels like ground is shifting and legs almost buckle. is this MS?

Feel off balance while standing & moving around(twisting, taking photos etc)  Feels like ground is shifting and legs almost buckle. is this MS?

There are many: possible diagnoses for the symptoms you are experiencing. MS is possible but not very high on the list. It would be advisable to be evaluated by a health care professional and be examined as well as have some testing performed to exclude more common and less serious diagnoses. ...Read more