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Leg feels very tight, achy joints, toes difficult to bend, walking difficulty, lose of balance and strong tingling sensation

Dec 2012
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Leg feels very tight , like wrapped tight , joints ache severly , toes are difficult to bend , joints buckle all of the time , walking is difficult , unsteady , lose of balance but not dizzy . Feels like electricity , strong tingling sensation . Lots of pain .
Right leg is affected strongly , left leg not as severe . Touching lower back , right side , sends shock down right leg . Right foot feels swollen , cool to touch , toes feel like they are breaking , when slightly bent .Very difficult to walk , very unsteady , lose of balance , buckling hip , knee , ankle .
Posted Mon, 7 Oct 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Nsah Bernard 52 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Seems to be suffering from rheumatic diseases

Detailed Answer:

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From your description it seems to me you are suffering from a form of rheumatic diseases (rheumatism) which could be any type given that they are numerous types.
The most common types of rheumatic diseases that you might be having is rheumatoid arthritis, multiple osteoarthritis (septic or non-septic), lupus, sjogren's etc. Note that they are more than 100 rheumatic diseases and each could manifest with your symptoms.
So if you doctor has to determine which is which for appropriate treatment he/she would have to examine you fully, run some tests and from there determine which treatment will be most effective for you.
Most treatment of rheumatism usually involves use of analgesia, antiinflammatory (steroid/non-steroid), myorelaxants, antidepressants, physiotherapy, psychotherapy, perhaps antibiotics etc.
I will suggest you see a specialist of choice such as a rheumatologist or an internist.

Hope this helps and wish you the best.
Dr. Nsah
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