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Doctor insights on: What Makes Arms And Legs Stiff

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Pain swelling and stiffness in arms and legs?

Pain swelling and stiffness in arms and legs?

Doctor can evaluate: Pain, swelling, and stiffness in the arms and legs can be due to many things, so a doctor should evaluate. If a person was fine before, then the new symptoms can be due to an infection, an auto-immune problem, an allergic reaction, a medication effect or side effect, etc... The doctor will also check to see if the person's past medical disorders are causing the new symptoms. ...Read more

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Is stiffness of arms and legs (appeared on 200mg of vitamin B6 a day taken for 3 mths) a symptom of sth serious or will it disappear with time?

Is stiffness of arms and legs (appeared on 200mg of vitamin B6 a day taken for 3 mths) a symptom of sth serious or will it disappear with time?

Depends: B6 has two forms, active and inactive. Pyridoxal 5 phosphate p5p is the active form. Inactive b6 competes with p5p at the receptor. Some people do not convert b6 to p5p very well, so by taking high doses of inactive b6 can actually cause a functional deficiency due to receptor competition. Always take active b6. ...Read more

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Is stiffness of arms and legs (appeared on 200mg of vitamin B6 a day taken for 3 mths) a symptom of sth serious or will it disappear with time?

Is stiffness of arms and legs (appeared on 200mg of vitamin B6 a day taken for 3 mths) a symptom of sth serious or will it disappear with time?

Prob. Not related: It is unlikely to have toxicity from 200 mg of vitamin b6. If it is, it will almost always disappear if you stop it. If you do not start to improve, see your doctor because stiffness is not the usual symptoms from high b6. ...Read more

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Wife had surgery on both ears, she has no pain or swelling of the operation areas. But she has stiffness pain in her arms and legs is this normal?

Wife had surgery on both ears, she has no pain or swelling of the operation areas. But she has stiffness pain in her arms and legs is this normal?

Its possible: That if she had a general anesthetic for this, and succinylcoline was used that she may be having some muscle pain from the medication. This is normal and should resolve in a day or so. If not contact the surgery center where it was done to follow up. ...Read more

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Cut myself with kitchen knife last week went to doctor today with stiffness in arms and legs and sore neck doc says not to be worried of tetnus that its some kind of virus. Does that sound accurate?

Cut myself with kitchen knife last week went to doctor today with stiffness in arms and legs and sore neck doc says not to be worried of tetnus that its some kind of virus. Does that sound accurate?

Not exactly: He's probably right in not to worry as tetanus just does not present that way without the infection getting worse first and with constitutional symptoms. What is not true is that the cause of tetanus is bacteria, not virus. ...Read more

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I quit taking buspirone few months back because of a stiff feeling in my cheek. I have tremors in my arms and legs could it be parkinsons?

I quit taking buspirone few months back because of a stiff feeling in my cheek. I have tremors in my arms and legs could it be parkinsons?

See your physician: Buspirone can cause Parkinson-like symptoms including tremors, muscle weakness, shuffling gait, stooped posture, drooling, etc. Tremors can be for any number of reasons and are less likely due to Parkinson's in young patients. See your primary care physician for evaluation of the tremors. You might be referred to a neurologist. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/tremor.html ...Read more

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Hi, I'm having tremors, muscle weakness, feet are dragging. Sensative arms feeling in arms and legs. Very painful, and I don't like to be touched. Stiff jaw.

Hi, I'm having tremors, muscle weakness, feet are dragging. Sensative arms feeling in arms and legs. Very painful, and I don't like to be touched. Stiff jaw.

Need evaluation: Many explanations, which might include thyroid problems, medication reactions, occult presentation of neurological disorder, toxins, chemical imbalances. Seek out your physician, get baseline studies, and decide on whether neurological consultation might make some sense. ...Read more

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I'm worried about a stiff neck and jaw pain in my face and arms and legs head aches pain down my nose and pressure in ears?

I'm worried about a stiff neck and jaw pain in my face and arms and legs head aches pain down my nose and pressure in ears?

TMD?: Those symptoms may indicate a tmj/craniomandibluar disorder, or cmd. A bad bite, or malocclusion, can cause all of these issues. Neuromuscular evaluation and treatment may help you. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and my neck is stiff I'm weak in the arms and legs feeling dizzy and coughing and I'm feeling warm what's the cause?

I have a sore throat and my neck is stiff I'm weak in the arms and legs feeling dizzy and coughing and I'm feeling warm what's the cause?

URTI: You are ill and may have strep, other bacterial/viral infection, mycoplasma, retropharyngeal abscess and /obronchitis/pneumonia. Would seek medical attention soon. The stiff neck is concerning, is it just the sides of your shoulders or do you have difficult bending your neck forward? Do you have sensitivity to light? Nausea? headache? if so it is a medical emergency and go to the ER immediately ...Read more

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Have lupus. Get on/off bad muscle pain/stiffness (legs, hips, back, arms) x1 month. My rheum said c3, c4 normal. OTC meds don't help. Do I have to live w/it?

Get second opinion: Although the normal blood tests suggest that your lupus is not active, one needs to consider other causes for your pain and thus I would suggest that you seek a 2nd opinion- perhaps an orthopedist. Having one disease does not preclude another condition. ...Read more

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Can bad anxiety cause all kinds of pain such as 1 sided arm and leg pain stiffness & tingling etc! Had lots tests all ok. Told its anxiety..

Can bad anxiety cause all kinds of pain such as 1 sided arm and leg pain stiffness & tingling etc! Had lots tests all ok. Told its anxiety..

Anxiety: If you have undergone an extensive workup and all tests are negative it is possible you area suffering from anxeity symptoms but I am still concerned about the pain on one side of your body. Makes sense to double check with your doctor or get a second opinion. Try using the free anti anxiety app featured on the soundmindz. Org website, full of important information. Best. ...Read more

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3 months post japanese encephalitis frnd is having stiffness in right arm and left leg while awake. But goes while she sleeps? Is this cure able?

3 months post japanese encephalitis frnd is having stiffness in right arm and left leg while awake. But goes while she sleeps? Is this cure able?

Japanese Encephaliti: Hard to say whether or not this is curable. Your friend should report this to her doctor for follow up on her illness. ...Read more

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Hello, I'm up really late worrying about my dad. It started with leg and hip pains, then turned into leg stiffness after inactivity now spread to arm?

Physical exam: Sorry your father isn't feeling well. It sounds like you need to take him in for a physical exam. Pain has a variety of causes including osteoarthritis. Pain limits activity. Inactivity can lead to several problems in the elderly including muscular atrophy. Your father's physician will need to know his age, medical history, medications (bring all in plastic bag), allergies, etc.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I have stiffness in my right neck and shoulder in the middle of the curve that has been there for some years...I also have tingling I n my right leg, arm and face...the tingling increases as I massage my neck curve? Any ideas? Type of doctor?

I have stiffness in my right neck and shoulder in the middle of the curve that has been there for some years...I also have tingling I n my right leg, arm and face...the tingling increases as I massage my neck curve? Any ideas? Type of doctor?

R/O DISC DISEASE: Your description of the pain sounds neuropathic in nature. You need a full exam and focused Neuro exam. Full lab tests including TFTS /Vit b12/Vit d/ Lyme disease. If symptoms persist & If reflexes are weak or foot drop is present. Mri of cervical spine is needed to rule out arthritis /herniated disc or mass effect. ...Read more

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Ct scan says mild meningitis in perisylvian region. Frnd is hvng stiffness in left arm and leg while awake but it goes while she sleeps? Cureable?

Ct scan says mild meningitis in perisylvian region. Frnd is hvng stiffness in left arm and leg while awake but it goes while she sleeps? Cureable?

Not sure: Not sure what you mean by a ct showing "meningitis, " nor what that means relative to "perisylvian." meningitis is typically not diagnosed on ct. I would check with your doctor for further clarification. ...Read more

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Headaches, arm and leg pain with tingling, and neck stiffness. Symptoms all happen together. Could low lying cerebellar tonsils cause my symptoms?

Hemiplegic Migraine: Migraine is a complex neurological disorder. Such symptoms could signal an other serious problem that requires treatment soon. See your doctor for a full evaluation. ...Read more