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What makes your legs feel heavy? And hard to walk

What makes your legs feel heavy?  And hard to walk

Depends: Heaviness in the legs can have several causes, including circulation problems ("vascular claudication"), nerve-related issues ("neurogenic claudication"), muscle fatigue, muscle conditions, and general deconditioning. If your problem persists, it is worth visiting with your doctor. Take note of any symptoms affecting your arms or your bladder-- that can help the doctor sort through your problem. ...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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I can't stand very long or walk on hard floor very long I'm over weight I have discorlation in the bottom half of my legs?

I can't stand very long or walk on hard floor very long  I'm over weight I have discorlation in the bottom half of my legs?

? Diabetes?: Be tested for diabetes. The discoloration sounds like hemosiderin deposits (aka venous stasis dermatitis). You sound like you could be at risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Please see you doctor sooner than later for some testing. ...Read more

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Yesturday i fell on ice, and i fell hard on my right knee and scraped it. I'm able to walk and carry my weight but my leg feels weak. Is that okay?

Yesturday i fell on ice, and i fell hard on my right knee and scraped it. I'm able to walk and carry my weight but my leg feels weak. Is that okay?

Maybe: Falling hard on your knee may have caused filamentous damage or patella damage. Did the fall break the skin? If that occurred did you clean the area well to avoid infection. You need to see your physician at the first opportunity. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my knee and whenever i put weight or walk on my leg the pain flares up . What do I do to heal it i was playing soccer and i had hit it harder and my leg started to hurt. That was 3 weeks ago and now that I have to run now its going to be

I have a pain in my knee and whenever i put weight or walk on my leg the pain flares up . What do I do to heal it i was playing soccer and i had hit it harder and my leg started to hurt. That was 3 weeks ago and now that I have to run now its going to be

In : In the setting of an acute injury, the inability to bear weight (walk) without significant pain is a possible symptom of a fracture, ligament tear (especially if the knee is unstable), bruise of the joint surface, or meniscal tear. Swelling of the joint is an additional symptom that would increase the likelihood of a more significant injury. These symptoms following injury should be evaluated by your sports physician. ...Read more

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I woke up with extremely heavy legs after only an hour of napping and heart pounding. The leg heaviness makes it hard to walk. What could be the cause?

I woke up with extremely heavy legs after only an hour of napping and heart pounding. The leg heaviness makes it hard to walk. What could be the cause?

Insufficient data: If this is a totally new situation - see a Dr. If you've had this before and it passes, consider watching to see if it is the same - but a checkup may be wise re circulation issues. Don't know nearly enuf about you to guess on this, sorry. ...Read more

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My son fell hard in s basketball game and now is saying the front of his leg below the knee and around the calf is very painful can walk but with pain?

My son fell hard in s basketball game and now is saying the front of his leg below the knee and around the calf is very painful can walk but with pain?

Depend on the fall: You could be dealing with swelling related to the injury. It depends on how he fell and what he hit. If this doesn't respond fairly quickly to rice (rest, ice, compression, elevation) and simple analgesics i recommend that you call his doctor. ...Read more

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My legs feel so heavy sometimes I can hardly walk?

My legs feel so heavy sometimes I can hardly walk?

More information plz: We will need some more information about this condition to have a better idea of what could be wrong. For example, is the sensation equal in both legs? Is it primarily on awakening or as the day goes on? Any other symptoms such as clumsiness, falling, tripping, numbness, tingling. Are you a diabetic, ever suffered a stroke, on medication for any reason? ...Read more

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Suggestions? 18mo old, unable to bear weight on leg. Infl markers @ hosp: D1-160 D2-88, D3-44. Home on D4. Still unable to walk. Onset 2wks ago.

Suggestions? 18mo old, unable to bear weight on leg.  Infl markers @ hosp: D1-160 D2-88, D3-44. Home on D4.  Still unable to walk. Onset 2wks ago.

MD conference: A medical work up doesn't always provide a direct answer - it more often tells you what ISN'T going on. It sounds like you don't understand what your MD is thinking. Here's a scientific checklist article. I suggest you print it out and sit down with the treating MD and review your concerns - ask for clarification on your child's tests. Good luck! https://pedclerk.bsd.uchicago.edu/page/common-causes-hip-pain-children ...Read more