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Inability to lift leg and pain when walking. Medical cure for this?

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I cannot lift my leg whe lying in bed. I experience extreme pain when walking.
Posted Mon, 11 Nov 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
 
 
Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi 35 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You need to investigate

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

I have studied your case.

There are many reasons of leg pain and inability to lift leg.
Due to spinal disc bulge there can be compression of nerve supplying your leg leading to pain and difficulty in walking. You may need to do MRI spine to see for nerve compression.
Due to compression of nerve there is leg pain with it.

For these symptoms analgesic and neurotropic medication can be started.
Till time, avoid lifting weights. You can consult physiotherapist for help.
Physiotherapy like ultrasound and interferential therapy will give quick relief.
I will advise to check your vit B12 and vit D3 level.

Another differential can be leg muscle cramps.
Leg Muscle cramps are very common in females my advise for you
Take plenty of water, fluid intake will dilute toxins.
Physiotherapy with ultrasound and Tens will help you,
Take potassium XXXXXXX diet.
Hot and cold fomentation to leg

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

Take care.
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Follow-up: Inability to lift leg and pain when walking. Medical cure for this? 6 hours later
Of mark taking 7.5 mg of prednisone for temporal arteritis, can I increase the med to 20 now and then taper so as to alleviate the pain?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi 55 minutes later
Brief Answer:
prednisone has many adverse effects

Detailed Answer:
Hello again,

Prednisone has tremendous dose related side effects.
Upto 10 mg would be fine.
20 mg will be hazardous in future so try to avoid high dose.

Hope for your speedy recovery
Take care.
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Follow-up: Inability to lift leg and pain when walking. Medical cure for this? 1 hour later
Thank you. I will increase to 10 then taper. I have been on mega doses of a prednisone and am aware of the horrible side effects.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
welcome

Detailed Answer:

Take care
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Follow-up: Inability to lift leg and pain when walking. Medical cure for this? 2 days later
Is it normal,to have pain in the pubic bone with sciatica
 
 
Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi 31 hours later
Brief Answer:
No ,it indicates other pathology

Detailed Answer:
Hello again,

In sciatica there is usually pain on posterior ischeal bone and thigh posteriorly.

Pain in pubic bone which is anteriorly indicates pain arising from hip joint.

As you are taking prednisone there can be early Avascular necrosis of femoral head ,I will advise you to do MRI hip joint.

Take care.
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