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What does it mean when your leg buckles in pain when walking up and down the stairs ?

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Dr. Lauren Elson
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Muscle inhibition

Sometimes, when pain is perceived in an area, the body inhibits the muscles in the region to try to avoid activity.
Your symptoms could be coming from anywhere- from the knee, hip, ankle, or back. See your primary care doc so they can start the appropriate work up and you to a physiatrist or orthopedist, if necessary.

In brief: Muscle inhibition

Sometimes, when pain is perceived in an area, the body inhibits the muscles in the region to try to avoid activity.
Your symptoms could be coming from anywhere- from the knee, hip, ankle, or back. See your primary care doc so they can start the appropriate work up and you to a physiatrist or orthopedist, if necessary.
Dr. Lauren Elson
Dr. Lauren Elson
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine

In brief: Weakness/ knee prob?

I would recommend orthopedic exam the giving out could be related to either leg weakness especially the quads.
Other possibiltiy might involve some internal derangement in the knee.

In brief: Weakness/ knee prob?

I would recommend orthopedic exam the giving out could be related to either leg weakness especially the quads.
Other possibiltiy might involve some internal derangement in the knee.
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
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