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Every time I kneel down, even for a couple of minutes, when I get up again my legs really ache and I have difficulty walking

(28 Posts)
HerBeatitude Mon 20-Jul-09 18:04:32

What is this? any guesses?

cornsillk Mon 20-Jul-09 18:05:57

Dunno. Do you do any exercise?

HerBeatitude Mon 20-Jul-09 18:07:12

Yes do swimming and yoga

nellie12 Mon 20-Jul-09 18:07:24

do you go dizzy?

cornsillk Mon 20-Jul-09 18:08:07

Joints? You really should mention it to your GP next time you're there.

HerBeatitude Mon 20-Jul-09 18:19:46

No, no dizziness, it's just my legs. It feels as if I've been in the same position for hours, you know when your legs go to sleep - but it happens even if it's only been a couple of minutes.

nellie12 Mon 20-Jul-09 18:20:49

do you get pins and needles - possibly circulation but I would see gp.

HerBeatitude Mon 20-Jul-09 18:22:11

No it's not really pins and needles, just more of a feeling like you get when your leg goes to sleep. If it's over 5 minutes, I have to hobble for about a minute till it gets back to normal.

Was wondering whether it's just old age (I'm 43) or worth mentioning to the GP.

nellie12 Mon 20-Jul-09 18:25:37

does sound like sluggish circulation and probably one of those things thats nothing to worry about. but I would mention it to the gp when you next go.hth

juuule Mon 20-Jul-09 18:30:29

Have you put on weight recently? I found this happened when I put on over a stone and half. I also had a 'heavy legs' feeling when I was B12 deficient so maybe worth getting that checked.

abear Mon 20-Jul-09 18:35:03

I get this too - I'm 36, fit and not overweight. I also have it in my feet when I get out of bed in the morning so am reading with interest & hope someone can shed some light on this.

FabBakerGirlIsBack Mon 20-Jul-09 18:36:17

I have posted "What is this?" as I am having joint/bone/muscle pain too.

It is a nuisance.

HerBeatitude Mon 20-Jul-09 19:07:30

Did you get any ideas FabBakerGirl?

FabBakerGirlIsBack Mon 20-Jul-09 19:11:41

Nope. Hadn't any replies last time I looked.

HerBeatitude Tue 21-Jul-09 12:05:42

You've had 2 now!

lucykate Tue 21-Jul-09 12:07:27

sounds just like normal age related stuff to me tbh

cremolafoam Tue 21-Jul-09 12:14:45

are you anaemic? low iron can make your muscles size up.i felt like an old woman( iam also 43 ) until I was diagnosed as anaemic.

HerBeatitude Tue 21-Jul-09 12:43:30

hmm no don't think so, I was a bit when pregnant but don't think I am in general.

I do suspect that it may just be age related and that it's all downhill from here...

mrsmerryweather Tue 21-Jul-09 13:42:35

I think you are just unfit-sorry- sounds as if you ened to do something like yoga or pilates.
My mum who is 82 gets that- she is relatively fit- and puts it down to old age!

HerBeatitude Tue 21-Jul-09 14:40:51

mrsmh- I do yoga and swimming.

Should I be doing somethign else? Running I suppose. Oh no....

Tinker Tue 21-Jul-09 14:44:05

I'm like this, 44, not overweight but do have (normally) flexible joints. I've felt, for quite a while, that I have to manually unbend my legs when stand up. I think it's stiffening joints ie age.

moodyblue Tue 21-Jul-09 21:45:18

Do your knees make funny noises when you bend them - particularly when you go up or down stairs?

victoriascrumptious Tue 21-Jul-09 22:31:06

I had the same thing HerBeatitude for about 9 months after I gave birth. From what I was told my sacro illac joint (can't spell that) was out of allignment following my pregnancy as a result of all the bones moving about. It manifested in my knees, feet, ankles...well pretty much all over.

You might want to go see a physio

HerBeatitude Tue 21-Jul-09 22:33:29

No no funny noises from my knees...

victoriascrumptious Tue 21-Jul-09 22:38:16

When I had my weird leg thing, it was bad in the mornings and unconfortable to put weight on my feet for a little while after i'd woken so i'd sort of 'limp' for about 2 mins.
The same after getting up from a sitting position

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