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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. 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


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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

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What is the definition or description of: Leg stiffness?

What is the definition or description of: Leg stiffness?

Not ankle or hip.: Described as an inability or an extreme limitation of movement of the leg at the knee joint. ...Read more

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What can I do for lower back and leg stiffness that will not go away?

What can I do for lower back and leg stiffness that will not go away?

Evaluation need caus: Lower back suggests there may be pressure on nerves or the facet joints can cause back pain as well as pain that radiates down to the legs. We also need to look at circulation which if impaired can cause back pain and leg pain especially with activity. ...Read more

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Can leg stiffness be a sign of a blood clot?

Can leg stiffness be a sign of a blood clot?

Possible: Typically u will have pain or stiffness, swelling and sometimes change in color. The leg can feel warm with occasional numbness. There is other causes too for stiffness ...Read more

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Why would someone be prescribed neurotin for nerve pain and leg stiffness?

Why would someone be prescribed neurotin for nerve pain and leg stiffness?

Neuropathic process: Neurontin (gabapentin) is an anticonvulsant which means it influences the neurologic system in the brain to stop seizures and affects pain by influencing the neurologic system. It is very effective for neurologic pain such as neuropathy. ...Read more

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Leg stiffness and possible leg cramps when lying lying down?

Leg stiffness and possible leg cramps when lying lying down?

Nocturnal leg cramps: This may be nocturnal leg cramps. The best treatment for this is quinine, but now the fda does not allow quinine to be used for this. It is very effective for this, does have side effects, but has never had formal testing. There are a lot of medicines we have learned to use which it never had formal fda testing. Unfortunately this is one we can't use anymore. Available treatment is now stretchingmaintain electrolyte balance. ...Read more

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How does Neurontin (gabapentin) help with leg stiffness/cramps?

How does Neurontin (gabapentin) help with leg stiffness/cramps?

Helps neuritis: It is an anticonvulsant which works on nerves. It helps irritation in the nerves, such as neuritis or neuropathy. It must be used appropriately, and followed clinically. ...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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Lower leg stiffness persisting several months after arthroscopic knee surgery?

Lower leg stiffness persisting several months after arthroscopic knee surgery?

Baker's cyst: It may be or may not be related to the arthroscopic surgery. I would consider a baker's cyst with fluid leaking down from the knee as a possibility. Would also consider other vascular, neurologic, bone or joint consideration. If the reason for the arthroscopy was in the arthritis maybe there's arthritis in the ankle midfoot or hind foot. ...Read more

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I have leg and arm pain pain finger numbness leg stiffness which affects my walking, and balance my fingers shake and I always feel tired ms?

I have leg and arm pain pain finger numbness leg stiffness which affects my walking, and balance my fingers shake and I always feel tired ms?

Cannot be Localized: Chronic fatigue syndrome
insufficient sleep syndrome
polymyalgia
rhumatoid
depression and anxiety
parkinson's
stiffman syndrome
and many more in the list including ms.
So better check with a doctor. Your doctor will take a proper history of your syptoms. You may have quite a few tests including MRI of brain and blood work up. ...Read more

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I habe constant leg stiffness nd paun did a lot of blood work and spine brain MRI all clear afraid of ALS doc says anxiety what are chanses 20 yrs?

I habe constant leg stiffness nd paun did a lot of blood work and spine brain MRI all clear afraid of ALS doc says anxiety what are chanses 20 yrs?

Test are reassuring: Normal test should reassure you if they don't ask yourself why they dont. Pain is not a prominent feature of als. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ms? I have chronic intermittent low grade fever, fatigue, leg stiffness, joint aches, on both legs.

What are the symptoms of ms? I have chronic intermittent low grade fever, fatigue, leg stiffness, joint aches, on both legs.

Doubt MS: Early common symptoms of ms include a single neurologic complaint- leg or arm weakness, blurry vision, difficulty in talking, etc. These symptoms typically go away by themselves, but can reappear, with additional neurologic problems. Pain and fever are not typical complaints in my experience. ...Read more

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I have torso and leg stiffness, resting tremor, diaphragm spasms restricting breathing, hoarse, saliva buildup in throat causing choking, fatigue?

I have torso and leg stiffness, resting tremor, diaphragm spasms restricting breathing, hoarse, saliva buildup in throat causing choking, fatigue?

GitOnYerHoarseAndGo!: With them kinda symptoms, m'am, you need ta git on yer horse (hoarse?) and make it to the nearest doc in town. With that chokin' and all kinda nerve stuff you really should see someone sooner than later. It wouldn't be too fruitful to hypothesize in this little 400-character box. ...Read more

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Is it normal for one leg that's longer than the other to cause hip stiffness?

Is it normal for one leg that's longer than the other to cause hip stiffness?

Possible: Most people have some difference in leg length. A significant difference will cause an abnormal gait which may cause hip pain and inflammation. ...Read more

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Cn meningitis cause slurred speech, stiffness in leg n arm, bowel incontinence, poor recognition power all together? Hw long it takes to cure fully?

Cn meningitis cause slurred speech, stiffness in leg n arm, bowel incontinence, poor recognition power all together? Hw long it takes to cure fully?

Meningitis: Yes, all of these can conceivably occur due to meningitis and secondary encephalitis. Cure will depend upon the cause of the meningitis and the therapy employed, the duration of illness before onset of treatment, the prior condition of the person infected, and other factors. ...Read more

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I have stiffness in my left leg. No pain. Still do physical activities. When I sit longer than 25mins it gets stiff and I feel a minor pinch.?

OA: You are describing typical symptoms of arthritis in the knee. If unilateral-prob, an old injury, If bilateral, most likely a systemic arthritis. Serious if you are young but usual if 50 years plus. Try Aleve (naproxen) on a regular basis for the later. See your doc for the former. ...Read more

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I have a lot of stiffness in my legs, especially challenging when getting out of car, chairs, etc. What could cause this?

I have a lot of stiffness in my legs, especially challenging when getting out of car, chairs, etc. What could cause this?

Arthritis?: Stiffness to legs can be due to a problem with the joints (hips, knees, ankles) or the muscles (quadriceps, hamstrings, calves). If it is the joints the most common condition is osteoarthritis from normal age related wear and tear. Any joint pains in the morning could be a different type of arthritis involving inflammation (e.g. Rheumatoid arthritis). See your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause stiffness and numbness in legs?

Can anxiety cause stiffness and numbness in legs?

No: Numbness and stiffness - symptom checker - check medical. ..
Symptoms. Rightdiagnosis. Com/.../numbness/stiffness. Htm
list of 38 causes of numbness and stiffness, alternative diagnoses, rare causes, misdiagnoses, patient stories, and much more.
Anxiety is not in this list, nor when narrowed specifically to legs. I have not encountered it in 30 years of practice, either. ...Read more

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What causes pain in joint and stiffness of leg muscles for 15 year old boy.?

Many reasons: Joint pain can be from physical activity, as can the muscle stiffness. However, serious diseases can cause joint inflammation (swelling, limp). It's best to have his pediatrician check him to be sure there are no signs of something serious. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Leg Stiffness (Definition)

Described as an inability or an extreme limitation of movement of the leg ...Read more