Legs Freeze When Trying To Stand

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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 1/24/2010 6:24 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey all!
Haven't dropped in for a while, and I hope everyone made it through the holiday season with their souls and sanity intact!

Here's my issue:

A few times in the past few weeks my upper legs have completely frozen up when I try to get from a kneeling (or at least very low position, to the extent I have to grab on to something and/or push/pull myself up. Really embarassing when the grocery item I need is on the lowest shelf! eyes I''ve always had terrific lower body strength, even when I haven't worked out in a while.
This has to be MS-related, n'est pas? Also my fingers have been cramping up (painful) and sometimes get stuck in odd positions.

Any thoughts/similar experiences? Thanks!


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Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 2/9/2010 1:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes! I have problems with leg strength that are completely MS-related, and your grocery store tale sounds just like mine...except that I've been like this for years now and just know to grab something. Also the stiffness/"stuck" sounds like spasticity, which there are meds for (Baclofen, Zanaflex).

Sadly, the leg issue for me is not muscle strength, but my brain and my leg muscles not communicating well. Totally MS.
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