This question was answered on Sat 09, Aug 2008 01:38pm by VanessaMD

My legs are very stiff and sore what is going on?

    
Asked by Unregistered (Male; 47; USA ) on Fri 08, Aug 2008 01:11pm

With in the past 6 months my legs get stiff and i cant hardley move my legs or find it hard to walk after sitting for 30 minutes so i try to keep moving but it just seems to get worse.even after i rest they still feel tight and sore.sitting and crossing my legs hurt and feel stiff like my muscle are tighting up.can you please give me some idea of what is going on? i find walking to be very hard sometimes.Especially when I get out of bed in the morning. What could cause this ? Poor blood circulation in my legs? Diabetis? PAD? I am over weight at work I spend about 1/2 of the day on my feet and the other half sitting. Are there any leg streches that would help? My legs do not hurt when I lay or sit just when I walk. Very stiff and heavy espically when I get out of bed or sit for a long time. They do get better if I walk for a while not as stiff bt after a while of walking they get sore then.

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Answer by VanessaMD  on Sat 09, Aug 2008 01:38pm:

Hi There are a few things that are significant in your history: Being overweight and stiffness of the extremities which seem to be worse especially in the mornings. One main differential here is osteoarthritis. Being overweight puts you at a higher risk of developing osteoarthritis. "In the United States, osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis affecting about 16 million Americans. Obesity is a well established risk factor for osteoarthritis of the knee, and possibly the hip. More than 70 percent of women and 35 percent of men with OA of the knee are overweight. It is characterized by pain at the knee on beginning motion, such as arising from a chair, and increased pain with prolonged use. In the early stages of OA, the pain is relieved by rest, but as the disease progresses, the pain can persist after activity, and even interfere with sleep." Source:http://www.obesityaction.org/resources/oacnews/oacnews5/Arthritis%20and%20Obesity.pdf I would suggest an initial consult with your physician for a complete assessment of the joints and the extremities. It should be necessary to note that weakness is not mistaken for stiffness here and that the joints are involved and not the muscles. Blood tests for blood sugar and cholesterol levels may be obtained to rule out diabetes and cholesterol elevation. It is necessary to engage in regular exercise regimens which are low impact exercises (eg swimming , brisk walking). Choosing the right forms of exercises is important. Using the right rubber shoes with good support is also essential.
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