What causes mobility problem in one leg?
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sir, my son who is now 20yrs old facing problem with his right foot. he cannot step forward immediately even if he relaxes for 5 - 10 min. it takes him 2 - 3 min to get his leg into control to move forward. may i know the reason for this?
Posted Tue, 25 Mar 2014 in Brain and Spine
Answered by Dr. Polash Sannigrahi 1 hour later
Brief Answer: Nervigenic agents + multivitamin & multiminerals Detailed Answer: Hello XXXX Thanks for your query. In view of the symptoms as mentioned in your post, kindly let us know about the following regarding your son: 1. Any history of recent illness or injury/trauma to the lower back and leg? 2. Sensation of lack of control can be due to poor neuro-muscular co-ordination secondary to systemic illness. Is there is significant past history or family history of systemic disease like Diabetes, Hypertension, Thyroid disorder, etc. ? 3. Any recent history of Stress, improper nutrition & lack of sleep? 4. Habit of smoking or alcohol consumption? 5. History of prolonged intake of any medication? If your answer to the above mentioned questions is NO, then the symptoms can be attributed to: 1. Entrapment of nerve fibers at the Lumbosacral region or right lower limb. 2. Inadequate hydration status & electrolyte imbalance of the body, OR 3. Dietary deficiencies of certain nutrients like Iron, Calcium, Vitamin D, Vitamin B 12, Folic acid, etc. which help in blood formation & nerve conduction. Symptomatic relief can be obtained by intake of nervigenic agents (like Vitamin B6, Vitamin B 12, Folic acid) as well as multivitamin & multimineral supplements including iron, calcium & Vitamin D needs to be added in his diet. Physiotherapy & postural exercise will also be helpful. If symptoms still persist, kindly consult a Neurologist & get a complete Neurological examination done. Certain basic investigations like complete blood count, serum electrolyte estimation, fresh estimation of blood pressure & blood sugar levels, lipid profile & nerve conduction studies will be helpful to rule out any pathological cause for the symptoms. X ray & MRI of Lumbosacral spine and right leg can also be carried out to detect any nerve entrapment. There is no need to worry, your son will be fine. Till then, he should maintain adequate hydration & proper nutrition status and avoid stress. Wishing him a Good Health. Please let me know if I need to clarify further. Take care.