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Left leg started shaking when bent. Had fusion. Having herniated disc. Suggestions?

my left leg started shaking for no reason when bending at the hip and putting weight on leg. this hasnt happened for some time but now that I am trying to enjoy the out doors left leg is shaking and I mean from ankle to hip when I bend at the hip and placing the weight on that leg. no pain just shaking as if I just stuck it in a light socket...very noticeable. doesnt do it when sitting or squatting. any ideas?? have had fusion l3-l5 and l5/s1 is herniated
Asked On : Wed, 27 Feb 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hello again

These suggest weakness of your hamstring and quadriceps muscle.
You may need strengthening exercises and physiotherapy.

such tremors are also seen in parkinsonism so you can consult neurologist
And if required MRI can be repeated to see for nerve compression.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

Take care
Answered: Sat, 7 Sep 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. K. Naga Ravi Prasad's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

Shaking in the legs (tremors) suggests a Neuromuscular disturbance. Tremors in legs are caused by numerous conditions like Central nervous system causes, Thyroid problems, Parkinsonism, Anxiety and stress, side effects of medicines etc.

So, a detailed clinical evaluation is necessary to diagnose the exact problem.

I suggest you to consult a Neurophysician for further evaluation and management.

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Sat, 7 Sep 2013
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