Why do my legs go stiff when I sit down?

Why do my legs go stiff when I sit down?

Muscle stiffness typically occurs after exercise, hard physical work, or lifting weights. You may also feel stiffness after periods of inactivity, like when you get out of bed in the morning or get out of a chair after sitting for a long time. Sprains and strains are the most common reasons for muscle stiffness.

Why do my legs hurt after sitting down for a while?

Leg pain can have many causes, but your description of aching after prolonged standing or sitting suggests a possible buildup of fluid in the leg veins (chronic venous disease, venous insufficiency).

Why does my leg hurt when I Stand Up?

Leg pain is typically a sign of venous insufficiency, especially if it is worst after extended periods of sitting and standing. If venous insufficiency is the cause of your leg pain, you will notice the pain most when you have not been active on your feet for extended periods of time.

What can cause pain in the legs with sitting or sleeping?

Pain in the Legs Caused by Diabetes (Diabetic Foot) Pain in the legs can occur with sitting, sleeping and when the patient is active and is one of the initial symptoms; however, as the complications from diabetes increases, patient starts having additional symptoms other than leg pain, such as numbness and tingling.

What causes leg pain after a short walk?

Leg pain is generally described by patients with venous insufficiency as a burning, cramping, or tingling that tends to improve after a short walk. Pain is often isolated to the calves and feet, but it may be felt in the thighs as well.

How big are my legs after sitting for a long time?

Otherwise perfectly healthy, 49 year old – 116 pounds. Upper legs (perhaps hips?) extremely sore and almost go out from under me when I try to stand up and walk after sitting in a chair/sofa/bed etc. Seems to be getting worse.