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my right leg drag when i am walking ...

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my right leg drag when i am walking
and i cant run any more it dont hurt
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Steve replied 9 years ago.

Hi Willie--glad to help;

-What is your age & sex?

-How long has this been for?

-Any recent trauma or injury?

-Any history of Back problems?

Please note that your well-thought out responses to these questions will

greatly assist me in narrowing down the possible diagnoses, so I can reply to you

with more accurate and helpful medical advice.


Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX Your Online Family Doctor

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to Dr. Steve's Post: my age is 47 and i had no back problem
and i am a male and this been going on
for three mouth no i have not been to a doctor
Expert:  Dr. Steve replied 9 years ago.

Hi Willie,

Based on the info, your condition sounds strongly suspicious for a type of condition called a:

Muscular Dystrophy , which is a progressive, debilitating neuromuscular condition that often affects the lower extremities. Here's a detailed link:

The only way this can be ACCURATELY diagnosed (& treated) is by seeing a doctor, so I strongly advise you to go see an MD [an Internist or Neurologist would be a good start] soon, before the condition worsens.

I hope you found this to be helpful-IF SO, please hit **ACCEPT** as you read this Answer. (Positive Feedbacks appreciated also). THANKS !

(also-you can ask a followup Q, if you need to)

Best Wishes for your Health,

--Dr. Steve