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What Causes Heaviness In Legs?

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Posted on Mon, 17 Oct 2016
Question: I have had a knee reconstruction which I left 18 months after being bucked off a horse and it stood right on the PCL my knee reconstruction is 100 % but the muscle on top of my knee which picks the leg up has wasted away and doesnt really work I have done physio since week 2 of the reconstruction but nothing seems to be working I am a very active person but it doesnt seem to be getting any stronger and have any strength to get back riding competively and walking normally my leg feels to heavy to lift sometimes.
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (20 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Rule out any nerve related issue.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The feeling of heaviness in the leg is due to the muscle wasting and weakness due to disuse atrophy of the muscle. Since there is no pain in the area, there is no inflammation. Only you need to regain the strength of the muscle. The only way to do so is by doing a regular physiotherapy.
You need the help of a proficient physiotherapist and if this does not help then do consult a neurologist and get a nerve conduction study done to rule out any nerve conduction abnormality.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal

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What Causes Heaviness In Legs?

Brief Answer: Rule out any nerve related issue. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. The feeling of heaviness in the leg is due to the muscle wasting and weakness due to disuse atrophy of the muscle. Since there is no pain in the area, there is no inflammation. Only you need to regain the strength of the muscle. The only way to do so is by doing a regular physiotherapy. You need the help of a proficient physiotherapist and if this does not help then do consult a neurologist and get a nerve conduction study done to rule out any nerve conduction abnormality. I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal