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What makes your legs feel heavy? And hard to walk

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Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Heaviness in the legs can have several causes, including circulation problems ("vascular claudication"), nerve-related issues ("neurogenic claudication"), muscle fatigue, muscle conditions, and general deconditioning.
If your problem persists, it is worth visiting with your doctor. Take note of any symptoms affecting your arms or your bladder-- that can help the doctor sort through your problem.

In brief: Depends

Heaviness in the legs can have several causes, including circulation problems ("vascular claudication"), nerve-related issues ("neurogenic claudication"), muscle fatigue, muscle conditions, and general deconditioning.
If your problem persists, it is worth visiting with your doctor. Take note of any symptoms affecting your arms or your bladder-- that can help the doctor sort through your problem.
Dr. Michele Arnold
Dr. Michele Arnold
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Dr. Edward Nieshoff
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Seek medical attn

"heaviness" in a limb suggests a problem with nerve or muscle function, potentially due to a serious underlying condition.
Involvement of bladder or bowel function, and/or difficulty walking would raise the level of concern. Evaluation in an emergency room or urgent care facility would be best, as a delay in diagnosis could result in lifelong impairment or worse.

In brief: Seek medical attn

"heaviness" in a limb suggests a problem with nerve or muscle function, potentially due to a serious underlying condition.
Involvement of bladder or bowel function, and/or difficulty walking would raise the level of concern. Evaluation in an emergency room or urgent care facility would be best, as a delay in diagnosis could result in lifelong impairment or worse.
Dr. Edward Nieshoff
Dr. Edward Nieshoff
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Cervical stenosis

Narrowimg of tje spinal camal slowly in neck region can do that usually with poor balance.

In brief: Cervical stenosis

Narrowimg of tje spinal camal slowly in neck region can do that usually with poor balance.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: See A Dr.

Very difficult to know.
Depending on your previous history and medication list many things are possible. From congestive heart failure, to a neuropathy, miopathy, arthritis etc.

In brief: See A Dr.

Very difficult to know.
Depending on your previous history and medication list many things are possible. From congestive heart failure, to a neuropathy, miopathy, arthritis etc.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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