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Annoying problem

I have this problem, when walking sometimes. The thing is, sometimes when I walk - especially if I'm not paying attention to my walking and not in a hurry, I get into a rhythm by which I can walk for miles and miles without a problem. But there are other times when I lose the rhythm and even walking a few blocks makes the whole bottom section of my legs sore. And the worst part is, I don't know for sure what causes it, and I don't know what to do when it starts. And once it starts, it's hard to stop. Also, if it gets bad enough, just standing up hurts like hell. And if it's bad enough, my legs continue to ache after sitting down.

I've noticed it happens more frequently when I'm in a hurry, but not always. It happens more frequently when I'm paying conscious attention to the process of walking, but other times that doesn't do it. Sometimes, walking with a slight back-and-forth rocking motion eases the pain and can even stop the pain; but other times, that doesn't work.

I'm starting to wonder if I should mention this to my doctor, maybe she can at least figure out a possible explanation for it. About the only thing I know for sure about it is that I never had this problem before Portland, and I didn't start having the problem until after the first time I sprained my ankle. (And it's happened a few times since then.) I don't know if there's a connection there or not, but it's too... well, too something to dismiss as coincidence.

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kengr
May. 31st, 2013 05:13 am (UTC)
I'm starting to wonder if I should mention this to my doctor, maybe she can at least figure out a possible explanation for it.

Yes.

It could be a symptom of any of a number of not good things.
fayanora
May. 31st, 2013 11:59 pm (UTC)
Well I shall call Monday to make a doc appointment.
lucretiasheart
May. 31st, 2013 03:00 pm (UTC)
A-HA! THIS!!!!

As I type, I am on a bed with my right leg propped up-- sprained my right knee, which led to my spraining my right ankle, which led to straining both my left knee and ankle due to walking funny and putting all my weight on the left side! NOW my wrists and forearms are hurting from using them to pull myself up and ease myself down from chairs and toilets!! Each injury (but the first) a result of the others!!!!

So YES I think there is something to what you're saying here...
fayanora
May. 31st, 2013 11:59 pm (UTC)
Looks like I gotta make a doc appointment, then. *sigh*
irishgirl1984
Apr. 24th, 2017 02:36 pm (UTC)
Annoying Problem
The annoying problem I have is how the change in weather can make my legs hurt. I want to be able to walk long distances with my incredible boyfriend, Sean “Mixingk” Keffer; however, I’m not the only one who can’t seem to walk long distances anymore. (There used to be a time I could go a mile or two before getting tired.) Sean attempted to just walk to Seven Eleven and back; however, he only made it to the fire station, then realized his legs were hurting. Strangely, his legs weren’t hurting later in the day after that.
I guess we’re going to have to go out for walks as long as the weather’s nice—taking our time increasing the distance to be able to do that. I mean, we’ll be walking a new puppy this summer—once the adoption has been completed. (We should see puppy pictures by the end of the week. I hope Mom lets us know which puppy it is, and whether Dad has already picked it out.) after all, Mom’s wanting to go walking in the park with us and the puppy.
Even after exercise clas 2 mornings a week, my legs hurt. Having cerebral palsy, you’d think exercise would make me stronger. Ultimately, my leg muscles don’t actually want to cooperate much of the time. Now that the weather is finally warming up—and going to remain warm—it would be nice to have the strength to go for long-distance walks with my mom and Sean. . . even if it’s us 3.
fayanora
Apr. 25th, 2017 03:28 am (UTC)
Re: Annoying Problem
Well with me, it turned out to be my leg muscles needed to be stretched. A daily regimen of stretching helped for the several months I kept it up, but I've long since given up on it. Now I just try to keep my pace slow. Slow pace seems to help prevent leg pain. But I'm slow enough now I think my mom could probably outpace me, and she's long been a slow walker.
irishgirl1984
Apr. 25th, 2017 01:34 pm (UTC)
Re: Annoying Problem
Doesn't matter what I do-- any stretching still makes my legs hurt.
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