Why do my arms and legs feel heavy? The main cause of heavy legs is generally poor blood circulation. Blood circulation problems generally occur in the lower part of your body, especially your legs. This is because the lower section of your body needs to fight against gravity to transfer the blood back up to your heart.
Why do my arms and legs feel weak and heavy? Muscle weakness is commonly due to lack of exercise, ageing, muscle injury or pregnancy. It can also occur with long-term conditions such as diabetes or heart disease. There are many other possible causes, which include stroke, multiple sclerosis, depression, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome (ME).
What does it mean when your arms feel heavy? Arm heaviness is usually associated with muscle weakness. As one MyMSTeam member said, “My arms and legs feel really heavy today and very weak.” Regardless of the cause, heaviness in the arms can make daily tasks difficult.
Does MS make your arms and legs feel heavy? The muscle weakness that you are feeling can be directly linked to MS because the damage to your nerves can disrupt signals to the muscles. This nerve damage makes it hard to move your muscles and leads to a heavy feeling in your legs (or other areas of your body).