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Left leg turns jelly or lock up while walking, feels like triping or falling - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi,
User :   I am a 28 year old male with no medical history, I have a problem with my left leg, while walking it sometimes suddenly turns like jelly or locks up and i end up triping or falling altogether. I am unable to run at all as i just fall as my left leg feels like jelly with no strenth. i have had this problem for about a year and a half but over looked it thinking that i am getting fat and maybe that is the problem, but have recently realised that something is very rong as i cant run or walk fast and my leg twiches alot.
Doctor :   ok, Do you feel numb in the same limb ?
User :   no not really do still have sensation there and can feel pain if i pinched it
User :   the actuall size is alarming though, my left leg seems about 30% thinner then my right leg
Doctor :   and are the twitches more in the night or during rest ?
User :   id say random to be honest but possibly more when im resting in bed
Doctor :   ok,
User :   when trying bend my leg it also feels very tight almost painfull sometimes
Doctor :   did you ever had any brain related illnesses ?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have any problems in the back ? specially lower back ?
User :   infact i did have a minor surgery on my head when i was about 12 as i had a spot om my head which popped one days and blood wouldnt stop so they operated and took something out
User :   my back seems ok to be honest, sometimes lower back will hurt if iv been standing for to long
Doctor :   ok, i would suggest you to consult a neurologist , its a nerve problem here
Doctor :   could be at any level , Brain , spinal cord or even a pheripheral nerve
User :   can you suggest a doctor i can talk to at the min over there?
Doctor :   Do you want to consult a specialist in our panel ?
User :   yes please if there is one available
Doctor :   you can consult them via mail or a phone call
Doctor :   a green popup to your right will guide you
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