as per history report on the site to come to conclusion if difficult.it hisory beganwith pain in the knee with the diagnosis of arthritis. The cause for the arthritis in old age is usually is osteoarthritis
for that prevention of furthur progression of arthritis following measures can de done Wearing a knee cap, avoiding climbing stairs/ squatting/ sitting cross legged, using western toilets will help decreasing the pain and progression of the arthritis and medcine to reduce the pain. then mri was taken of the spine. but with no history of the back pain or radiating pain
to the leg,, with the mri finding there is no evidence of nerve compression occuring.. hence the back pain if she has can be treated with physiotherapy
and lumbar belt..... then her legs got thick this is vague symptoms the caus for this can be varicose vein
, thyroid problem, or the disc prolapse
the patient his having for this it is best to see the orthopaedics how can examine her and the decide what is caus and ask fo rinvestigation require and treat the problem.