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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 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 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 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

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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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How do I stop the early morning stiffness and pain radiating down one leg?

How do I stop the early morning stiffness and pain radiating down one leg?

See your doctor.: Your symptoms could have a variety of causes, ranging from arthritis to nerve compression to a slipped disc in your back. Please see your doctor to determine if any testing or treatment is needed. I hope you feel better soon! ...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.?

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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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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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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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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I have sever leg pain with stiffness and swelling and redness?

I have sever leg pain with stiffness and swelling and redness?

Leg pain: You need to go to an er to see if your swelling, redness and stiffness are signs of cellulitis, or an infection of the leg. Good as soon as you can, as you may need to be placed on antibiotics if you do have a cellulitis and you need to find out its cause. ...Read more

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Recovering from ankle fusion surgery but having some stiffness in my leg, is that normal?

Recovering from ankle fusion surgery but having some stiffness in my leg, is that normal?

It's common...: It will take a while for the other joints to regain their range of motion after a period if immobilization. Physical therapy or home stretching exercises will help speed up this process. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pain swelling and stiffness in arms and legs?

Pain swelling and stiffness in arms and legs?

Doctor can evaluate: Pain, swelling, and stiffness in the arms and legs can be due to many things, so a doctor should evaluate. If a person was fine before, then the new symptoms can be due to an infection, an auto-immune problem, an allergic reaction, a medication effect or side effect, etc... The doctor will also check to see if the person's past medical disorders are causing the new symptoms. ...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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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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I'm 23 and have been having burning pains in my lower back radiating down the front of my legs with stiffness for two years what is this?

I'm 23 and have been having burning pains in my lower back radiating down the front of my legs with stiffness for two years what is this?

Lumbar radiculopathy: My guess is that you had a lumbar strain and the muscle spasm causing pressure on the nerve supplying these areas of back and leg. To get the correct diagnosis see a physician who with the aid of physical exam and imaging studies can diagnose your problem. ...Read more

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Natural remedies for stiffness in the spine and legs?

Natural remedies for stiffness in the spine and legs?

Evaluation 1st: Get a comprehensive evaluation first, for a reliable diagnosis. However, natural approaches may also help, once you know what you're dealing with ; aren't missing something acute. Classical homeopathy treatment -- with an experienced practitioner taking your case deeply -- has shown effectiveness in osteo- and other types of arthritis. http://homeopathyusa. Org/home/eb/arthritis. Html. ...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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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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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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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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Pain/stiffness in legs after a bike ride. Is there not enough blood circulation to my legs?

Sounds muscular: Generally, if you don't have enough circulation to your legs, you will have pain while you are performing an activity, not afterwards. If you can go for a bike ride, your circulation is probably fine. It sounds liek you just got a good work out. ...Read more

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I got a short leg cast today and my knee is very stiff what are ways for the stiffness to go away?

I got a short leg cast today and my knee is very stiff what are ways for the stiffness to go away?

Move it: I assume you were taken out of a long leg cast and converted to a short leg cast. If so, the motion will gradually come. I would just try to heat it up prior to stretching with warm compresses and then stretch in both flexion (bend) and extension. It may take a couple weeks but it should improve. Your extension at this point is probably more important than the bend. ...Read more

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It's week 4. I feel stiffness on my leg after arthroscopic surgery. What's the cause and solution? I can barely bend 60 degree.

It's week 4. I feel stiffness on my leg after arthroscopic surgery. What's the cause and solution? I can barely bend 60 degree.

Postop swelling: It is common to recover quickly from a "simple" knee scope. However, if more extensive work was done, the recover can take up to 12 weeks. The stiffness is likely from swelling after blood pooling in the joint after the procedure. The range of motion at 0-60 is a bit behind schedule, but can be overcome. You need aggressive therapy and regular ice therapy. See your surgeon for advice. ...Read more

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Can bad anxiety cause all kinds of pain such as 1 sided arm and leg pain stiffness & tingling etc! Had lots tests all ok. Told its anxiety..

Can bad anxiety cause all kinds of pain such as 1 sided arm and leg pain stiffness & tingling etc! Had lots tests all ok. Told its anxiety..

Anxiety: If you have undergone an extensive workup and all tests are negative it is possible you area suffering from anxeity symptoms but I am still concerned about the pain on one side of your body. Makes sense to double check with your doctor or get a second opinion. Try using the free anti anxiety app featured on the soundmindz. Org website, full of important information. Best. ...Read more