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What are Weak Legs?

On the norm, leg weakness is often overlooked by


many people due to the reason that it is usually based
on their own perception. Leg weakness can be the
sign for paralysis which come from the compression
of nerve at the lower back section. You might
experience leg weakness together with sharp pain and
occasionally loss of touch. You should watch out for
those signals especially in case your lower back is not
in good condition, then leg weakness will have the
perfect conditions to develop [1].
You should not mistake leg weakness with tiredness
and exhausted feeling which you might get after long
working day. Leg weakness is the states which your
leg muscles are weaken which is demonstrated
through the incapability of your feet and legs to
perform movements. Furthermore, leg weakness can
sometimes be mistaken with arthritis or muscle
cramps as those problems also make your legs unable
to move due to pain. Leg weakness will tremendously
affect the walking ability through the muscles of your
feet. It will cause foot drop which is the term used
to call the condition which you cannot lift your foot
up [2].

What cause Weak Legs?


In fact, the legs are controlled by nerves which come
from back bone and spinal cord in the lower back
section. In the part call vertebrae which are located in
the lower back, problems such as slip disc, sciatica
and leprosy often take place there [3].
The problems can come from various sources such as
spine, trauma, neuromuscular or drugs and toxins [4].
Those problems will damage the nerves, thus take
impact onto the parts controlled by those nerves. As a
result, when those problems occur, your legs will lose
the capability to move as well as touch sensitivity [5].

What are the symptoms of Weak Legs?


Here are some common symptoms which are often spotted
from leg weakness [6]:
- Twitching
- Redness and swelling
- Prickling (pin and needle) sensation
- Paralysis or numbness
- Muscles spasms and burning sensation
Besides the symptoms at legs, there are symptoms on others
body parts as well such as [7]:
- Tingling or strange sensation appeared at hands and feet
- Loss of coordination for muscles which can lead to impaired
balance
- Body aches and sometimes headache
- Back pain with feeling ill generally
- Pain at hands, arms and fingers
Other symptoms from multiple sclerosis such as problems with
vision, unsteady walk, weakness with depression and fatigue,
tingling or numbness.
The conditions of leg weakness might be the indicators for
other issues which could be fatal and life-threatening. In case,
you are caught up with such symptoms as below, it is
recommended to immediately seek professional medical
attention.
- Odd changes in the sense of hearing, taste or smell
- Having confusion and potentially high fever and severe
headache
- Change in the consciousness level such as fainting or lethargy
- Change in the sense of vision and potentially vision loss
- Escalating numbness of weakness of the legs which could lead
to impaired balance

What are the symptoms of Weak Legs?


Here are some common symptoms which are often spotted
from leg weakness [6]:
- Twitching
- Redness and swelling
- Prickling (pin and needle) sensation
- Paralysis or numbness
- Muscles spasms and burning sensation
Besides the symptoms at legs, there are symptoms on others
body parts as well such as [7]:
- Tingling or strange sensation appeared at hands and feet
- Loss of coordination for muscles which can lead to impaired
balance
- Body aches and sometimes headache
- Back pain with feeling ill generally
- Pain at hands, arms and fingers
Other symptoms from multiple sclerosis such as problems with
vision, unsteady walk, weakness with depression and fatigue,
tingling or numbness.
The conditions of leg weakness might be the indicators for
other issues which could be fatal and life-threatening. In case,
you are caught up with such symptoms as below, it is
recommended to immediately seek professional medical
attention.
- Odd changes in the sense of hearing, taste or smell
- Having confusion and potentially high fever and severe
headache
- Change in the consciousness level such as fainting or lethargy
- Change in the sense of vision and potentially vision loss
- Escalating numbness of weakness of the legs which could lead
to impaired balance

Top 11 most effective remedies


to strengthen Weak Legs
1. Massage
2. Walking regularly
3. Leg Strengthen exercises

4. Sunshine
5. Fluid Intake
6. Blackstrap Molasses
7. Apple Cider Vinegar
8. Milk
9. Horsetail
10.Healthy Diet
11.Fenugreek

1. Massage

It is an effective method for promoting nutrient


circulation toward weak muscles. Thus it can
efficiently alleviate swelling and inflammation as well
as pain. Massage is well-known for being excellent at
relieving anxiety and stress and helping you relax [8].
How to use:
- Warm up some essential oil such as mustard,
coconut or olive.
- Gently massage your weak legs using those warm
oils for about 15 minutes.
Perform twice per day.
For more information about the benefits of massage as
a remedy: Home Remedies to Make Your Nails
Stronger and Stiff Neck.

2. Walking regularly

- It is extremely effective at encouraging the


circulation as well as building your muscle
strength.
- You should practice walking for at least 5 times
per week with about 30 minutes each time. In
case you are having trouble walking, it is best to
consult the doctor for supportive advice.
- Besides walking, other activities such as
jogging, running, biking, swimming or trekking
also bring similar benefits therefore you can
diverse your schedule for weekly activities.

3. Leg strengthening exercises

There are various exercises which are specialized for


training leg muscles and prevent weak legs [9].
Among those exercises, there are exercises such as
resistance hamstring curls, resistance band knee
extension, adductor squeeze, hip abduction side lying,
lunges, Swiss ball squats, hamstring strengthening,
straight leg raise, quad press and heel slide.
You will need to practice those exercises for 3 to 4
times per week and you will need to stop in case those
exercises make you incur pain [10].
Tai Chi and yoga are also recommended. Moreover,
the exercise practice needs to be consulted with the
doctor and trained by specialists.

4. Sunshine

Deficiency of vitamin D is one factor that contributes


to the leg weakness. Vitamin D is required for the
regulation of 2 essential elements for strong bones
which are phosphorus and calcium.
By sunbathing in early morning for at least 15
minutes, you can help yourself obtain vitamin D from
the UV rays.
Another option is consuming more vitamin-D-rich
foods such as fish, cereal and fortified milk. Also
vitamin D supplementary pills are recommended but
only after consulting with the doctor.

5. Fluid Intake

Leg weakness as well as muscle cramps can happen


due to dehydration and the only solution
recommended is increasing the intake of fluids for rehydration [11] [12] [13].
How to use:
- Consume sufficient amount of water daily.
- Consume more water-based vegetables and fruits.
- Keep out of alcohol and caffeine in order to prevent
dehydration.
Note: People who are experiencing kidney problems
will need to consult with the doctor before applying
this remedy.

6. Blackstrap Molasses

Rich in potassium, calcium as well as vitamin B and


iron, it can effectively bring energy to your muscles
and balance the electrolyte in the body.
How to use:
Take a tablespoon of blackstrap molasses into either
milk or hot water. Consume it 1 to 2 times per day.
Another option is taking 2 tablespoon of blackstrap
molasses with some apple cider vinegar into a glass of
water. Consume once per day.
Blackstrap molasses can treat various diseases from
common to complex, you can find out more about it
at: Home Remedies for Joint Pain and Increase
Stamina and Energy.

7. Apple Cider Vinegar

Containing many essential elements such as


potassium, magnesium and calcium as well as
vitamin B, it is excellent to restore the strength for
your muscles. Also the acetic acid found in the
vinegar is effective at improving absorption of
nutrients for your body.
How to use:
- Take 1 to 2 tablespoons of vinegar into warm water.
- Put in some lemon juice and honey.
- Consume this solution for 1 to 2 times per day.
This vinegar is an extremely popular household item
as well as home remedy. You can find out more about
its benefits and applications at: Home Remedies for
Vaginitis and Bed Bug Bites.

8. Milk

With protein and calcium as well as other essential


nutrients, milk is significantly effective at
strengthening your muscles. Moreover, the
electrolyte from milk will prevent you from
dehydrating [14].
How to use:
- Consume at least a glass of skim milk per day for
building strength in your legs.
- Take some skim milk to boil with almonds, dates
or figs and consume.

9. Horsetail

The high level of silica from horsetail is great at


building strength for muscles as well as improving
the density of bone. Moreover, this herb has an
excellent function which is promoting a better
absorption of calcium for your body, thus benefiting
your bones [15].
How to use:
- Take a teaspoon of fresh herb into some boiling
water. After steeping for 5 mins, have it strained and
add some honey before consuming for couples of time
per day. Please note that do not apply this remedy for
more than 2 weeks per treatment period.
- Another option is taking horsetail supplementary
pills after consulting the doctor.

10. Healthy Diet

- Poor diet is a big contributor for weak legs. Lack of


nutrients can obstruct circulation, thus induce fatigue
as well as weakness and cramps for muscles [16].
- Supply more protein in your daily diet in order to
prevent your legs from weakening. Protein-rich foods
are soy products, nuts, eggs and yogurt.
- Provide more potassium-rich foods such as potato,
raisin, plum, banana and juice from tomato and prune.
- Magnesium-rich foods are also required such as
spinach, almond, seeds from sunflower and pumpkin.
- Vitamin B is also essential for your leg strength;
therefore consume more vitamin-B-rich foods such as
wheat germ, fortified cereal, oatmeal, fish, yogurt,
cheese and banana.

11. Fenugreek

Fenugreek is an effective remedy for many diseases &


significant for treating leg pain & weakness. Take some dry
leaves of fenugreek and turn them into powder. Then take a
spoon of powder into some water and consume this mixture
every early morning [17].
Extra Tips:
- Avoid standing or sitting with one position for a long while.
- It is recommended to quit smoking.
- Keep out of foods that are rich of saturated fats.
- Control the intake of salt in order to avoid water retention.
- Elevate your legs for a while in order to promote circulation
of blood.
- Acupuncture and acupressure are recommended to take for
better circulation.
- Coenzyme Q10 and lysine can be taken in supplementary
form after consulting the doctor.

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