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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Not ankle or hip.: Described as an inability or an extreme limitation of movement of the leg at the knee joint. ...Read more
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
4 yrs ago i was in a wreck dr took xrays of my hip nothing was broken yet i still get horrible pain leg stiffness, and sometimes can't walk what is it?
See doctor: Sounds like you need to see a doctor for re-evaluation of the injury. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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