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Why You Experience Weakness in the Legs While Climbing
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WHY YOU EXPERIENCE WEAKNESS IN THE LEGS WHILE CLIMBING
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
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PAD & VASCULAR HEALTH
The feeling of weakness in the legs isn’t unusual when you’ve been exercising, have
spent all day on your feet, or are feeling under the weather. However, if you’ve recently
noticed this feeling of weakness while climbing stairs or walking around your
neighborhood, then it could indicate one of several underlying conditions. Leg
numbness, weakness, coldness in your lower legs, feet can be a symptom of PAD
Disease. It’s important to recognize some of the tell-tale signs of PAD, so you can
improve your overall vascular health.
If you think you may have PAD, schedule a consultation with one of the board-certified
vascular doctors at USA Vascular Centers. Our doctors are experts in diagnosing PAD,
and they will be able to help you figure out the cause of your leg pain.
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Common Symptoms of Muscle
Weakness in Legs
There are several types of leg weakness, and it helps to know which symptoms can
signify that something more serious might be going on. First, there is a difference
between experiencing a fatigued sensation in your lower extremities, as though your
legs are tired, and losing muscle function.
If you experience sudden weakness in the legs that makes you unable to move, seek
emergency assistance right away. This is especially true if you fall, injure yourself, and
then experience an inability to move your legs.
Sudden weakness in the legs, especially on one side of the body, can signify a stroke. If
you suddenly lose the ability to move one or both legs (paralysis), call an ambulance
right away. Stroke symptoms can also include blurred vision, severe headache