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Why Do My Legs Feel Stiff
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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 have being feeling some stiffness in my right arm. As if it's being twisted even. Even in my right leg also. What is the cause of this? I'm worried
PCP: Time to go see your Family Physician to explain your symptoms and have a physical exam. ...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
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
Numbness and stiffness - symptom checker - check medical. ..
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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
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
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
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
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
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