Exercise & Fitness Community
Leg muscle pain and stiffness
About This Community:

Our Exercise & Fitness community to help you take charge of your health. Ask a question, join a conversation, get tips: fitness, nutrition, and management tools / trackers.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Leg muscle pain and stiffness

52 YO male.  For the past couple of months I have had increasing leg muscle pain, stiffness, and general discomfort that seems to move around -- some days the calves are most affected, other days the hamstrings or gluteals or sometimes the muscles along the side of the thigh, below the hip.  Oddly, the only thing that makes it BETTER is to exercise -- I do about 25 min. of walking on the treadmill most mornings and I feel pretty good during the session.  Once I get off and stiffen up, though, I am usually pretty miserable for the rest of the day.  The stiffness, general discomfort, and sense of dysfunction is worse than any pain per se.  My doctor says it's "just" a combination of not stretching enough and bad mechanics/imbalances, and recommends more aggressive PT, but I am starting to wonder if there could be some DISEASE process going on not just an orthopedic problem.  PS I am not on cholesterol medication, I did take Lipitor briefly, but only for six weeks and the problem really started in earnest quite some time after I stopped.  Any ideas?
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
689367 tn?1227472739
I have a question. It seems a lot of times when I am walking my claves tighten up on a regular basis. It is almost as if I have a clot or something, and when I go running I almost always get sheensplints. Can anyone explain to me what might be going on. It is an uncomfortable feeling and I do not know what to do
Blank
689367 tn?1227472739
Actually I meant my Calves
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
4769306 tn?1451008167
Blank
KeeLolo commented on hansen20's status
1 hr ago
4059843 tn?1454481984
Blank
mishymoshymarcy "I don't let go of my thoug... Comment
8 hrs ago
4769306 tn?1451008167
Blank
KeeLolo commented on Baseline blood work a...
14 hrs ago
Blank
Weight Tracker
Achieve your weight goals
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Exercise Tracker
Make exercise part of your routine
Start Tracking Now
Top Healthy Living Answerers
1236893 tn?1408490528
Blank
gymdandee
NJ
1530171 tn?1448133193
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON
Avatar m tn
Blank
Paxiled
Arlington, VA
973741 tn?1342346373
Blank
specialmom
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222
16426782 tn?1447846958
Blank
JamesHernandez
Exercise & Fitness Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Healthy Living Answerers
1236893 tn?1408490528
Blank
gymdandee
NJ
1530171 tn?1448133193
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON
Avatar m tn
Blank
Paxiled
Arlington, VA
973741 tn?1342346373
Blank
specialmom
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222
16426782 tn?1447846958
Blank
JamesHernandez