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61 years old, female, leg stiffening, unable to move around. Causes ?

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I am an active 61 year old female but my body is turning to stone. My legs are stiffening up and I am starting to feel like a wombat. It seems to be happe3ning very fast.
Posted Sun, 15 Apr 2012 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Mohammed Tauseef 18 minutes later

Thank you for the Query.

I would like to know few more things which would help me in suggesting you better:

1.) Since how long are you having this Problem?
2.) Do you have early morning stiffness?
3.) What is your Height and Weight?
4.) Are you Diabetic or Hypertensive?

Your History suggests you are suffering from Osteoarthritis and Low Calcium Levels in your Blood. This has to be confirmed, Hence Kindly get yourself examined by a Orthopedician so that he/she may examine you and order a X XXXXXXX and Blood Work to confirm it. Once this is done, you will be treated accordingly.

In addition to this follow these lifestyle modifications:

1.) Get adequate rest.
2.) Do not overexert yourself.
3.) Do moderate exercises and maintain a healthy weight.
4.) Eat healthy nutritious balanced diet which should include fresh fruits and XXXXXXX leafy vegetables.
5.) Have a Glass of skimmed milk daily.
6.) Use heat pads or cold compresses to relieve stiffness and pain.
7.) Apply over the counter pain creams, if there is pain.
8.) Stick to your treatment plan and go for regular follow up.

Hope I have answered your Query, I will be available to answer your follow up Queries.

Wish you Good Health.

Take Care.

Dr. Mohammed Tauseef.
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