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Having MS, what part of the body is commonly affected by weakness?

Louis Rosner
Neurology
On either a temporary or permanent basis, weakness is very common. It usually affects one leg, but after many years may involve both. The patient occasionally experiences weakness in one or both hands. (As a symptom, weakness should be distinguished from lack of energy, or fatigue.)The most common weakness is when one leg feels heavy at the hip and the patient has difficulty lifting the leg later in the day, after too much standing or walking. It is especially evident while stepping up curbs and going up stairs. Less commonly, weakness occurs when the patient lifts the foot. This is evident with the tendency of the foot to drag when the leg is tired.
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