Weakness in the legs

On this page you can find conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Please note that if you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

Information written and reviewed by Certified Doctors.

Conditions

Guillain-Barré syndrome

Guillain-Barré (pronounced ghee-lan bar-ray) syndrome is a rare and serious condition of the peripheral nervous system.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Numbness or tingling on both sides of body
  • Numbness or tingling of feet
  • Difficulty walking
  • Weakness in the legs
  • Weakness on both sides of body

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Guillain-Barré syndrome.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Stroke

A stroke is a serious medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Weakness in the legs
  • Weakness of one side of the body
  • Arm weakness
  • Slurred speech
  • Drooping of the face

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Stroke.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.