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When I Bend My Knees Legs Shake
Unknown: I don't believe anyone knows for sure what exactly causes certain joints in the body to crack or pop. Theories include snapping of tendons or negative pressure in the joint fluid pulling in nitrogen gas. If it begins to be painful, i would then suggest evaluation by a physician. Simply popping the joints in the absence of pain won't cause any long term problems. ...Read more
Tight Calf Muscles!: The reason your calf hurts is how tight the entire muscle group is. When you stand on your toes, the calf muscle contracts, and if it is tight, then you may have pain. Performing runners' stretches are very beneficial and should help reduce the pain. If it continues, seek medical treatment with a podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neuropathy: It sounds like your suffering from a peripheral neuropathy. This could be due to something as simple as a vitamin deficiency or as complicated as an immune neuropathy. Most neuropathies are treatable, including the cost when it is immune mediated. I agree that you need to see a neurologist to have the appropriate studies to determine the proper treatment. ...Read more
When I wake up, my hands are swollen, in extreme pain, and I can't bend my fingers. I shuffle my legs. Pain, stiffness and hard to bend knees.
Joint cracking: Cracking of joints is common and probably nothing to worry about. Ligaments can make these noises as they get tight rapidly when the joint is moving. Crackimg may be due to a tendon snapping over or around the joint. Or nitrogen bubbles in the fluid inside the joint may be rapidly brought into or out of solution when the joints are moving. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spasm: Most likely a fairly simple muscular spasm of very tight or injured para spinal muscles of the back and neck. Bending your head forward (flexion) causes stretching of these muscles and like a rubber band that is stretched too much, the muscles snap back and spasm causing your symptoms. Typical treatment involves careful and purposeful stretching, prescription muscle relaxants and often massage. ...Read more
Good foot evaluation: The problem with foot pain is that when your feet hurt, it causes you to avoid activity, leading to whole body deconditioning. This can have consequences for your overall health. First, check in with your primary care doctor to make sure that there is not a systemic problem. A podiatrist can make specific recommendations for foot wear and treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When I straighten my right leg, my knee locks, and once I bend it my knee cracks, it's painful and also hurts when standing sometimes?
Knee cap tracking: It sounds like you are having problems with knee cap tracking or subluxating. It is common for young females to have loose knee caps that get slightly off tack and cause locking and popping. This could also be cartilage damage or meniscus tearing. You should be evaluated by a knee specialist and possibly get an MRI to make sure there isn't any cartilage damage or tearing. ...Read more
Swelling = edema: Foot swelling (= pedal edema) occurs when standing or sitting with the feet dangling (not propped up). In these positions, the feet are subject to gravity, which causes fluid retention. By propping up (elevating) your feet, you would remove the effect of gravity, thus allowing the swelling to improve. As for the causes of swelling, there are many, so finding the cause may help treat the swelling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have calf muscles that tighten whenever I stand . I cannot put my legs and feet together when I stand because I slightly hunch over. ?
Arthritis or : Snapping hip syndrome (also referred to as coxa saltans, iliopsoas tendinitis, or dancer's hip) is a medical condition characterized by a snapping sensation felt when the hip is flexed and extended. This may be accompanied by an audible snapping or popping noise and pain or discomfort. Pain often decreases with rest and diminished activity. ...Read more
Sinus: Among others, depending on the acuity of you symptoms as well as other symptoms, you may have sinus disease that can cause discomfort per change in position. In other words, fluid accumulation in little pouches above you eyes- frontal sinuses. Try to see what happens if you lie on a side for few minutes. See your doc if symptoms no better in few days. ...Read more
My hips front thighs and buttox have horrible pains i even stiff up and buckle when i walk im sitting now ans mt hips burns bad?
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