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Can't raise right leg over left leg, walk with slight limp…

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Can't raise right leg...

Can't raise right leg over left leg, walk with slight limp no pain tightness on front of right thigh

Doctor's Assistant: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Any redness or swelling in the leg?

None of above.....can row bike and swim without discomfort

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

None....while walking a few weeks ago felt slight pull in up leg area and that's all

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Neurology
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Neurologist: Dr Basu, Board Certified MD replied 8 months ago
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Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Do you have any other medical condition?

Based on your symptoms you have weak hip flexion problem at right side.

This can occur due to the herniated disc or muscle spasm at L1-2 lumbar region on right side.

Nerve compression at that area can cause such weakness.

Xrays of the lumbar spine should be considered initially.

Physical therapy also will help to improve the symptoms.
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