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Why do I feel weak in the knees and generally unstable while pregnant?

Why do I feel weak in the knees and generally unstable while pregnant?

Relaxin: Relaxin is a hormone that is released in pregnancy. It relaxes the connective tissue in your joints. This makes them looser and makes you more unstable when you walk or exercise. Relaxin is the reason pregnant women waddle. It is also the reason pregnant women are more likely to dislocate their joints. Take things slowly and use extra support when pregnant. ...Read more

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Lately when i've been standing up i've become extremely dizzy/light headed and weak in the knees only sometimes. Help?

Lately when i've been standing up i've become extremely dizzy/light headed and weak in the knees only sometimes. Help?

Could be: Anemia, heart arrhythmia, low blood pressure, inadequate oxygen in blood, or anything else that can lead to oxygen deprivation to brain. It is best to have a doctor check it out. ...Read more

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Was on elliptical and got weak in the knees started to shake uncontrollably and couldn't stop.Had a little difficulty breathing what could cause this?

Was on elliptical and got weak in the knees  started to shake uncontrollably and couldn't stop.Had a little difficulty breathing  what could cause this?

Over did it: Probably over done and became low in BP . Torn down the intensity of work out and also do a cool down when getting off the machine to finish the exercises, drink water. ...Read more

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I'm a mother of 4 children i had my last baby 3 months ago till now i feel so tired and weak in the knees and my legs ache towards the afternoon?

I'm a mother of 4 children i had my last baby 3 months ago till now i feel so tired and weak in the knees and my legs ache towards the afternoon?

4 children: Congratulations on all of your babies.The days are long and the work is hard. But there's no greater accomplishment in life than raising our kids. On the surface, it looks like you're just plain exhausted. So try to carve out just a little time for yourself everyday. And let your doctor know how you feel so the appropriate medical evaluation can be performed. We need our moms to be healthy. ...Read more

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Is weak knees the symptom of anything?

Yes: Weakness is most often the result of reconditioning - getting stronger requires effort by the patient to get your leg and thigh muscles strong. When this does not work, there can be rare neurologic or muscular cases. Again, these are rare. Hard work is usually the answer. Start walking, and light strengthening. You will see results if you put in the time ! see your doc for more guidance! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having weak knees?

What are the symptoms of having weak knees?

Giving way: Weak knees tend to give way. Giving way episode can cause damage to both the knee and potentially other body parts if you fall. A comprehensive lower extremity strengthening program should help as long as you do not have any underlying medical condition that is causing muscular weakness. ...Read more

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What are good workouts for weak/sensitive knees?

What are good workouts for weak/sensitive knees?

Many possibilities: Knee pain can be due to many things such as gout, infection, inflammation of the bursa, or due to tendon, cartilage, or bone abnormalities. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a weak knee, should I consider crutches?

What to do if I have a weak knee, should I consider crutches?

Why is it weak?: The reason and severity of the weakness is a different in general use crutches to completely unload the knee for a severe injuryor for minimal weight bearing during recovery. For minor uncomplicated weakness i would use a cane in the opposite hand. ...Read more