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Difficulty in straightening, bending leg after sitting, laying down for a while. Reason?

I am 50 Y old, FM. 5 6 120 lbs. average exercise 4x a week. Very healthy. Onset 1mo., left leg. When sitting, or lying down with leg bent, and I move my leg to straighten it out or try to get up and walk, I am experiencing discomfort. The discomfort starts around the knee , front and back, and seems recently to continue up the leg to the hip area. I have not tried taking ibuprofen or any other meds, as I don t like to medicate. Will you please give me your recommendations, and what you think might be my problem . What could have caused this problem also? I Thank You so much! Sara
Asked On : Sat, 12 Jan 2013
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From history it seems that you might be having degenerative changes in your knee joints giving rise this problem.
There might be having osteoporosis as well.
Go for x-ray knee joint.
Consult orthopedic surgeon and get examined.
Go for physiotherapy of the joint like patellar exercise.
Take calcium, vitamin A and D supplements.
Ok and take care.
Answered: Sat, 4 Jan 2014
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