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Leg stiffness or tightness

Leg stiffness or tightness is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What causes it?

The most common causes of leg stiffness or tightness are multiple sclerosis, sprain or strain, and hyperlipidemia. Other possible causes, such as fracture of the leg, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with leg stiffness or tightness often receive radiographic imaging procedure, complete blood count, plain x-ray, kidney function tests, glucose measurement, electrolytes panel, intravenous fluid replacement and electrocardiogram .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with leg stiffness or tightness include baclofen, interferon beta-1a (avonex), solifenacin (vesicare), mycophenolate mofetil (cellcept), natalizumab (tysabri), sitagliptin (januvia), carbidopa / levodopa, irbesartan (avapro), corticotropin (acthar), diphenhydramine / ibuprofen, cevimeline (evoxac), thiopental (pentothal) and aspirin / butalbital / caffeine / codeine .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for leg stiffness or tightness include age 60-74 years.

Age

< 1 years
0.3x
1-4 years
0.3x
5-14 years
0.4x
15-29 years
0.5x
30-44 years
1.1x
45-59 years
1.4x
60-74 years
1.6x
75+ years
1.3x

Sex

Male
1.4x
Female
0.7x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.9x
Hispanic
0.8x
White
1.1x
Other
0.4x
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