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What might cause leg stiffness and pain after a long drive?

What might cause leg stiffness and pain after a long drive?

A number of things: There are a number of possible causes for it. Lack of movement can cause accumulation of fluid in the leg tissues and this can make you stiff and sore. Low back trouble can do it as can nerve irritation. If you have visible swelling associated with the pain, there is the possibility that it could be a blood clot, especially if it was a several hour long drive. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Leg Stiffness (Definition)

Leg stiffness is a clinical finding in which there is stiffness or decreased range of motion at a joint in the leg or there is leg muscle tightness. This can occur with exercise, injury, arthritis, infection, ...Read more


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What can cause chronic leg stiffness and pain?

What can  cause chronic leg stiffness and pain?

Variety of things: Your evaluation would look for causes that my come from joints, bones, circulation of the neurologic system. How it is influenced by activity is a clue to its cause. ...Read more

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What can cause someone to have chronic leg stiffness and pain?

What can cause someone to have chronic leg stiffness and pain?

See Pain Specialist: You may need this worked up to see why you have such significant pain by your PCP initially and then possibly a pain specialist. Could be sciatica, DVT, compartment syndrome, etc... Hard to say without evaluations. ...Read more

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Habe leg stiffness and pain had blood works spine brain MRI neuro test all clear afraid of ALS but doc said anxiety can it be caused by anx?

Habe leg stiffness and pain had blood works spine brain MRI neuro test  all clear  afraid of ALS but doc said anxiety can it be caused by anx?

Possible: If all work ups have not found any underlying problems for your symptoms, it will be a good idea to get evaluated psychiatrically. The stress of being medically screened sometimes can be so overwhelming for some, that even after no diseases are found, the worry continues. Talking to a psychiatrist may be helpful. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my leg stiffness and back pain?

What could be the cause of my leg stiffness and back pain?

Muscle or nerve: More than likely, the cause is muscular in origin. The fact that both hurt in the way you describe sounds like a strain/sprain with associated muscle stiffness. You should probably see your family dr. If your symptoms persist. It's always possible that a pinched nerve can cause those symptoms as well but less likely. ...Read more

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Does vascular disease cause leg stiffness?

Does vascular disease cause leg stiffness?

Not really: As vascular disease progresses the muscles first then nerves of the leg create symptoms. Initially vascular insufficiency causes leg fatigue and cramps in the calves and thigh muscles. Nerve pain from insufficiency is worse at night and can be so intense it drives patients to seek help. Stiffness may be from something else. Ok to check with your doc. Simple vascular ultrasound will make diagnosis. ...Read more

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Excuating pain in feet, right leg & stiffness in both wrists What could be the cause?

Excuating pain in feet, right leg & stiffness in both wrists What could be the cause?

Inflammatory problem: see a rheumatologist this may represent the start of aninflammatory or autoimmune condition like rheumatoid arthritis. Some viruses or infections can cause the same symptoms. ...Read more

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What can cure leg stiffness?

What can cure leg stiffness?

Since when?: At your age of 30, it depends for how long you have the stiffness, what's the cause.If its happening for the first time, may be you pulled a muscle, try 2 advils (ibuprofen) for 2 days only, some massage and stretches, if it doesn't go away see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is involved in evaluating leg stiffness?

What is involved in evaluating leg stiffness?

See below: You describe symptoms that can only be honestly assessed by your doctor in his or her office. Only after a thorough evauation will he/she be able to come up with what's wrong and what to do to get you better. ...Read more

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What is involved in evaluating leg stiffness?

What is involved in evaluating  leg stiffness?

Joint, vascular: Leg stiffness can be related to joint, bone, circulation or neurologic issues. Your evaluation would say is it with activity, sitting, rest, sleep? We need to characterize the pain in order to clarify the pain. How it is influenced by activity can be a clue to its origin. ...Read more

Dr. Walker Wynkoop
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Stiffness Or Decreased Movement (Definition)

Stiffness is a symptom of inflammation surrounding a joint or muscle and making it more resistant to movement. Neurological disorders can sometimes cause stiffness. ...Read more