What is it?

Limb heaviness refers to a sensation of increased weight or pressure in one or more limbs, which can be bothersome and limit mobility. It is often associated with various underlying causes, including circulatory issues, neurological conditions, muscle fatigue, or musculoskeletal problems.

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Signs & symptoms

The primary symptom of limb heaviness is the feeling of increased weight or pressure in the affected limb(s). It may be accompanied by a sense of fatigue, weakness, or difficulty moving the limb(s).


Diagnosing the cause of limb heaviness involves a comprehensive medical history, physical examination, and possibly additional tests. Doctors may perform blood tests, imaging studies (such as X-rays or MRI), nerve conduction tests, or electromyography (EMG) to identify the underlying condition.


Treatment for limb heaviness depends on the underlying cause. It may involve managing the underlying condition with medication, physical therapy, lifestyle changes, or surgical intervention. Supportive measures like limb elevation and compression garments may also help alleviate symptoms.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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