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Leg crossing - excessive
DefinitionExcessive leg crossing involves crossing the legs with unusual frequency.
ConsiderationsIt sometimes relates to extremity discomfort in certain positions. Social graces (such as for wearing dresses) may play a role.
Common CausesThere are no definitive causes for habitual leg crossing. Psychological and emotional factors are sometimes the cause of habitual leg crossing.
Home CareFollow prescribed therapy for treating the underlying cause.
Call your health care provider if
Call your health care provider if leg crossing is excessive, particularly if accompanied by other unexplained symptoms.
The medical history will be obtained and a physical examination performed.
Medical history questions documenting excessive leg crossing may include:
After seeing your health care provider:
If a diagnosis was made by your health care provider related to excessive leg crossing, you may want to disclose this to your other providers, as it may influence future diagnosis and treatment.
Update Date: 8/18/2003David Webner, M.D., Sports Medicine Fellow, Crozer-Keystone Family Practice Program, Springfield, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
Last updated: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:20:03 GMT