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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Leg Muscle Soreness And Weakness

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What makes leg muscles sore and weak?

What makes leg muscles sore and weak?

Deconditioning: Deconditioning, also called disuse atrophy (due to sedentary lifestyle and physical inactivity) is the most common cause in north america. Other causes include vascular (blockages of arteries down the leg) or spinal stenosis (tightening around spinal nerves). If not better with daily running - walking - stationary bike - rowing machine use for 6-8 weeks, have your family doc start the workup. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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I had minor knee pain but after i went acupuncture, it got worse with soreness and weakness in my whole leg especially after when i stretch the muscle?

I had minor knee pain but after i went acupuncture, it got worse with soreness and weakness in my whole leg especially after when i stretch the muscle?

Several possibile: You may have referred pain from you lower back that progressed and the acupuncture was coincidental. It is unusually of acupuncture to make it worse unless they did it wrong. I advise you to seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Muscle pain come and go and right leg weakness. Didnt start til couple days after the nerve block. What can I do? It hurts bad..My shoulders was sore.

Muscle pain come and go and right leg weakness. Didnt start til couple days after the nerve block. What can I do? It hurts bad..My shoulders was sore.

Call physician: You should contact the physician who performed the procedure as soon as possible; your symptoms may be a complication of the nerve block or a progression of the underlying problem. ...Read more

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Sore muscle on the outside of right leg from about the ankle to halfway up towards my knee. Lots of plyometric activity.Jumping/runing. What to do?

Sore muscle on the outside of right leg from about the ankle to halfway up towards my knee. Lots of plyometric activity.Jumping/runing. What to do?

Sore Muscle: If you have a sore muscle from exercise you can used rice to rest it. Rice is rest, ice, compression and elevation. This will help calm the muscle and help it heal. If the pain persists or gets worse, you should see your physician. ...Read more

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I keep having sore head normally right side and aching arms n legs with some weakness sometimes. Feel tired most time too. Twitchin muscles any ideas?

I keep having sore head normally right side and aching arms n legs with some weakness sometimes. Feel tired most time too. Twitchin muscles any ideas?

Get a checck up: Check your tsh, vitamin d levels and some basic labs to determine the exact cause. Please consult with your doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Sore weak muscles in arms and legs feels crunchy when massaged! could it be the fascia causing these restrictions?

Sore weak muscles in arms and legs feels crunchy when massaged! could it be the fascia  causing these restrictions?

Possibly: Or it could be the muscle itself. An osteopathic physician (D.O.) can often help with evaluation and treatment, as well as licensed massage therapists. ...Read more

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Petechiae sorethroat, had headaches but gone now , still have some joint pain and muscle soreness in legs sometimes muscle weakness arms..Is it mono?

Petechiae sorethroat, had headaches but gone now , still have some joint pain and muscle soreness in legs sometimes muscle weakness arms..Is it mono?

Possibly: Infectious mononucleosis or "mono" absolutely can present with the symptoms you are speaking of. However, multiple other health problems can present in the same way. You should see a doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Could I have als? Tingling in feet and fingers, dizzy, some weakness in legs and arms, vision change, twitching, muscle sore, tremors. 17 years old

Could I have als? Tingling in feet and fingers, dizzy, some weakness in legs and arms, vision change, twitching, muscle sore, tremors. 17 years old

Age 17?: As a minor we cannot answer specific medical questions for you unless you can demonstrate parental permission as that would constitute unauthorized treatment of a minor. Please have your parents/guardian sign up for a FREE HealthTap account. Then, they can ask or even get a consult with any HealthTap doctor on your behalf & ask all the questions they'd like & the authorities will be happy. ...Read more