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Pain in legs and calf muscles - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   My right knee&below it got swelled.I have difficulty in walking straight.The Calf-muscles become stiff due to continuous standing.What should I do
Doctor :   let me read your query
Doctor :   May i know your age , occupation, height, weight ?
Doctor :   Are u there ?
Doctor :   Are u there ?
Doctor :   Are u there ?
Doctor :   are u there ?
User :   Yes,My Ht=185cms,Wt=116kgs,A drilling-Engg with ONGC India&age=43Yrs
Doctor :   did u get injured while working ?
User :   No
Doctor :   any kind of fall?
User :   NO
Doctor :   have u got any Xrays ?
User :   No ,not yet
Doctor :   for your height, i would consider a weight of 85 as Adequte
User :   What do you suggest?
Doctor :   so you are overweight by atleast 25 kilos
Doctor :   the first and foremost - weight reduction
Doctor :   being overweight can cause severe stress on the knee bones and cause arthritis
Doctor :   i would advice you to get an Xrays of the knee joint, so see if there is anything abnormal
User :   Now after taking rest for 4 days the swelling subsided but still some slight difficulty while walking.
Doctor :   if the Xrays are normal, then limb elevation and rest would be ok, for reducing the swelling
Doctor :   this means that this is arthritis, affecting you, duew to you being overweight
Doctor :   take some brufen for the pain
User :   Ordinary X-ray or Digital X-ray?
Doctor :   and try heat fomentation, and moov ointment for pain relief
Doctor :   any one will do
Doctor :   digital is available instantly
User :   What is digital X-ray?Yeah I am doing that.
Doctor :   while NORMAL xRAY takes time to be prepared
User :   Is clarity better in digital X-ray?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   but for weight reduction - which is the main treatment for u, i would advice diet, excercise, and physiotherapy
User :   I am type-II diabetic.
Doctor :   a diet chart , after counselling from our dietician, will help you, to get a specific diet, which will help you lose weight as well as control your diabetes
User :   I tried brisk walking but due to pain I have stopped.
Doctor :   i understand
Doctor :   or, you can consult a surgeon, who will advice you bariatric surgery for weight loss
Doctor :   which over time, can help you lose weight
User :   can I consult your dietician now or can I have the diet-chart?
Doctor :   But if u dont lose weight, your issue will get complicated and more problematic
User :   What abt diet?
Doctor :   our CCE, will contact you, and you can set up an appointment for a telephonic interview
Doctor :   and then the specific diet chart will be sent to you via email
Doctor :   and constant reminder calls will also be made to know your progress
Doctor :   high protein, low carbohydrate diet is needed along with low content of saturated fatty acids
User :   I have Hair fall problem too.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how severe is this issue
Doctor :   can you tell me which part of the head is affected most ?
User :   middle of head
User :   becoming baldy
Doctor :   hair loss can be due to a lot of casues
Doctor :   Most Common causes of Hair Loss: * Genetic reasons (in which case it happens with age).
* During or after a severe illness.
* Post pregnancy.
* Slow but significant hair loss can be due to rapid weight loss.
* Prolonged anxiety and stress.
* Other reasons can be infection of the scalp, severe dandruff etc.
Doctor :   in your case - it could be genetic or due to dandruff
User :   O.K thanks Doctor I am Signing off Will contact you after getting Digital X-ray.
Doctor :   Use a hair style and hair products that will not put a lot of unnecessary strain on the hair follicle thus increasing the chances of the hair loss
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me here
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