I was diagnosed with MS 5 years ago and I have noticed that often times when I have to walk several blocks, I need to stop midway to give my legs a brief break. It's like I have to give my legs a chance to recharge. Does anyone else get this feeling in their legs when they have to walk somewhere? Also, does anyone know of some good exercises to help to strengthen ones' legs?
I'm sorry you're experiencing that. Rhonda did an excellent job explaining what's going on -- it's not so much that your legs are weak, as it is that the nerve impulses aren't getting through properly, and your legs are tiring out. Muscle insufficiency like that is pretty common with MS. I hope it doesn't get worse for you. As Rhonda suggested, you might ask your doctor about
physical therapy, which may help. If your mobility worsens sufficiently, you might ask about
a cane, or other mobility aides.
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....