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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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Back of my legs are hard and its hard to walk?

Back of my legs are hard and its hard to walk?

Walking: Could be muscle tension or knee damage. Please see your doctor. He/she MAY refer you for some physical therapy or possibly surgery. Peace and good health. ...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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When I walk I feel heaviness of my right leg only its feels like am putting much more load on right side than left!?

When I walk I feel heaviness of my right leg only its feels like am putting much more load on right side than left!?

Heavy leg: Such a vague symptom could be due to vein congestion, muscular strain or disc problem in the spine affecting a nerve root. Apparently the knee joint is not a problem. A physician would have to examine you in order to make a diagnosis. ...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

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Lost 35 lbs and did not lose a full pant size. Why? Cannot do weight bearing exercise. Did indoor walk w/cardio, weights and low impact leg exercises.

Lost 35 lbs and did not lose a full pant size. Why? Cannot do weight bearing exercise. Did indoor walk w/cardio, weights and low impact leg exercises.

DOES NOT MAKE SENCE: Loosing 35 lbs and not loosing a full pant size does not make any sence
you should consult your doctor and get a thorough physical exam with weight height/bmi, blood tests etc, and discuss your weight loss of 35 lbs and no loss in the waist line, and what exercses you should be doing. ...Read more

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I've got the walking cast n I can't walk well. When I walk, I feel the leg hard and makes me uncomfortable to walk. Could say what can I do n if s normal?

I've got the walking cast n I can't walk well. When I walk, I feel the leg hard and makes me uncomfortable to walk. Could say what can I do n if s normal?

Adjust your gait: Most walking boots have built in rocker soles that roll you forward when you put the boot down. If you bend your knee, the boot will do the rest. If you are in a full cast, attach a cast shoe- this usually has a similar rocker bottom sole. ...Read more

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I know am finding it hard to walk on and when I lift my leg, a sharp pain shoots through it. Help?

Leg pain: It is time for a good exam by a rheumatologist as your symptoms could due to several reasons

it is nothing like a good evaluation followed by focused diagnostic tests prior to treatment. ...Read more

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Am 33, 5.10 height weight 83kg. Not doing physical activity from years. Should I Walk fast or jogg to reduce weight? Walking cause pain in outer leg side

Am 33, 5.10 height weight 83kg. Not doing physical activity from years. Should I Walk fast or jogg to reduce weight? Walking cause pain in outer leg side

Brisk walking: Especially at first, is the best way to go. Please see your doctor to rule out conditions that may preclude the safety of you doing exercise. If cleared, build up length of time and use earphones. Boredom is a main reason people stop exercising. Just walk around the house, yard, street, whatever works. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My two-year-old son is acting like it's hard to walk on his left leg?

My two-year-old son is acting like it's hard to walk on his left leg?

Get checked: Most kids are healthy and it is likely this will go away on its own, however, children need extra attention because they cannot clearly express what they are experiencing. You really need to get this evaluated in person. Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your child's health care provider sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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I have a hard inflammed bump on my leg and it hurts when I walk or touch it what is it?

I have a hard inflammed bump on my leg and it hurts when I walk or touch it what is it?

Check it: There are many causes but pain to touch can mean infection. If the lump is warm tender throbbing the possibility of a localized infection the great. Its important to see a doctor and examine the mass. There are many things it could be and a direct exam is the only way to tell what this is. ...Read more

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Severe pain in lower right abdnom and right side of lower back down all of right leg hard to walk?

Severe pain in lower right abdnom and right side of lower back down all of right leg hard to walk?

Medical treatment: You need medical treatment, if your pain is that severe it may be your appendix, your ovary, a renal stone, etc. See if someone can take you to the er. ...Read more

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I have severe pain in my kidney and the pain is shooting down my right leg making it hard for me to walk at times?

I have severe pain in my kidney and the pain is shooting down my right leg making it hard for me to walk at times?

Nerve pain: Back pain radiating down the leg is more suggestive of intervertebral lumbar disk or spur pressing on a nerve root. I recommend that you consult a neurologist for diagnosis. Appropriate tests will be done. ...Read more

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A couple weeks ago I chased my nephew an since then my leg hirts really bad the muscle is hard an hurts when I walk?

Stretch your muscles: If you are not used to running very hard and then ran after your nephew it is possible that you tore some of the muscle fibers in the leg. That will result in tenderness and soreness that will last for several weeks. Try to stretch out and that should help alleviate the pain. Next time warm up before you chase the youngster. ...Read more

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More and more lately my legs and ankles swell. They will throb and its even hard to walk at times. This has not happened ever.

More and more lately my legs and ankles swell. They will throb and its even hard to walk at times. This has not happened ever.

You need tests.: Leg swelling could be indicative, worst case scenario, of a problem with your heart, liver or kidneys and as such requires a thoughtful investigation with your doctor. Could be blood clots but it would be unusual to have these in both legs at the same time. Could be something more simple, but those possibilities need to be addressed. ...Read more

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Iv been under a lot of stress and for two days now I've been having pain and numbness inmy right leg its very pain full its hard to walk

Iv been under a lot of stress and for two days now I've been having pain and numbness inmy right leg its very pain full its hard to walk

Your: Your symptoms are very concerning for me. Having numbness is concerning for a neurological issue. Please be seen immediately and have this evaluated. Try to notice if you are also having back pain.

If you develop increased pain, any weakness, worsening numbness, or change in bladder or bowel control then you must go immediately to the er. ...Read more

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My legs are very painful cant hardly walk and stand long time, yestrdy it was very heavy and did a leg massage and it didn't and made it worse?

Spine problems!!!: Though you are very young, this could be spine related. The way you describe you pain, as in pain on standing, it classic for spinal stenosis - again you would be very young for this. Nonetheless, you should see your doctor more urgently if you are having difficulty walking. That is very concerning. ...Read more

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My 6 year old is constantly complaining about leg pain. Says it's hard to walk. Not sure if this its growing pains or more serious. Concerned?

My 6 year old is constantly complaining about leg pain. Says it's hard to walk. Not sure if this its growing pains or more serious. Concerned?

Leg pain: The diagnosis will vary if unilateral leg affected vs. Both at the same time. Observe for redness, swelling and fever, moderate limping. Usually, it is musculo-skeletal
from activities in this active age group. Can try a trial of Advil or aleve every 8-12 hrs. If above symptoms arise, or continues with pain past 3-5 d, should be checked by your pediatrician. "Growing pains " are usually at nite. ...Read more

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What is the reason for the decline in my legs to the point they will not work or hold up my weight to walk? Also my legs will not open up, stiff.

What is the reason for the decline in my legs to the point they will not work or hold up my weight to walk? Also my legs will not open up, stiff.

Leg weakness: Really not enough information here to answer. Could be neurologic or vascular by your description. This should be evaluated as it is definitely not normal for your young age. Do you notice changes in your arms as well? Is there any tingling or numbness. What medications are you using. Do you work where you are exposed to toxins. Have more questions than answers at this point. ...Read more