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Suffer from thyroid problem. Muscle cramps at night. Knee surgery advised. any suggestions?

My mother age 70 years approx. has Knee Priblem, she has also Thyroid in leg. also suffers Night time muscle cramp in legs. Since last 20 years she is taking lot of medicine. Resident of Kolkata. Recently she has been checked by Vertigo specialist Who have advise for Proper treatment of Muscle cramp in legs & Knee Surgery. Your suggestion A R Saraf
Asked On : Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
First of all, you might have mistyped above regarding her Thyroid. Thyroid is a gland which is present in the neck and cannot be in tte knee. She might have Thyroid disease if that is what you are trying to suggest? As far as the knee is concerned, she might have advanced knee disease for which she has been advised Knee surgery. However you should be very careful with regards to surgery, as you have already mentioned that she has been taking a lot of medicines. Do get a consultation from a good anaesthetist as to whether she is fit to undergo surgery. Your last question was about the leg cramps, this can be due to a number of illnesses and you should get it checked. If you want more detailed opinion, please mention all the drugs she is taking right now and the diseases that she may have.
Wishing good health to you and your mother. Stay blessed.
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Sunil Kumar Srivastava's  Response
Thyroid and leg cramps are two separate problems , thyroid test are periodically performed and treating dose of medicines is modified accordingly.For muscle cramps,Evion 600mg once daily,neurobion forte tabs once daily and shellcal 500mg daily for 3 weeks, fomentation and massage to calf muscles, reassurance.For knee get MRI scan done and if some surgery is indicated orthopedic consultation needed,if scan not grossly abnormal and arthritis management on standard protocol on underlying cause is carried out under care of rheumatologist/orthopedist along with physiotherapist.
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