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Inability to walk, shoulder pain, legs pain. What medication is recommended?

my grandma is 88 years old now. she is unable to walk and can t stand up by herself because her legs cannot support her body now. we will help her to stand and using wheelchair to move. Recently, she felt very pain in her left shoulder , even she is having medicine but she still feel pain. we can t help her to stand up now, what should we do?
Asked On : Sat, 23 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.
Considering her age , Shoulder pain cold be due to arthritic changes. But other pathology should be rule out.I would suggest getting this evaluated by an orthopedician for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management so that she can rid of shoulder and leg problem.
Hope this will helps you. Feel free to ask me if you have any further queries.
Wish you good health. Take care.
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Answered: Thu, 25 Jul 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Michelle Gibson James's  Response
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

If there was no previous history of pain in the shoulder, you may want to consider taking her to see her doctor for an assessment to determine the cause.

It is possible , at her age, that it is related to arthritis but there are other causes of shoulder pain that she would need to be evaluated for.

In addition her doctor may be able to recommend analgesia that would be effective for you.
Physiotherapy may also be helpful for her to regain function of both her legs and shoulders.

I hope this helps
Answered: Wed, 24 Jul 2013
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