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Heaviness in the leg when trying to sleep, occasionally drinks, massage tried - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   I have an issue , every night when i try to sleep i get some kind of heavy ness in my leg
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and finally end up not sleeping for long hours
Doctor :   Ok
User :   request your advise
Doctor :   I would like to know a few more things which will help me in suggesting you better: Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   41
Doctor :   May I know your occupation?
User :   HR Manager
Doctor :   Does your occupation requires long time standing?
User :   no infact sitting
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do you smoke or consume alcohol?
User :   No smoking but i am an occational drinker
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is there any discolouration of the skin of your lower limbs?
User :   means in a month about 4 6 days i drink but not more than 2 pegs
Doctor :   OK
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Does the pain reduces after taking a walk?
User :   did not try but get reduce when some one do a massage
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you suffer with any diagnosed medical conditions?
User :   not so far
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you follow any regular physical exercises?
User :   some time i go for playing shuttle
Doctor :   OK
User :   some time go fopr walking
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   After going through the description provided by you, I feel that the symptoms might be due to muscular cramps in the leg might be the calf muscles.
User :   ok
Doctor :   or it could be related to the deep venous system producing pain.
User :   ok
User :   so waht to do
Doctor :   It would be better to see a General surgeon as it has to be diagnosed and few investigations like Colour doppler of the lower limbs might be done.
Doctor :   Meanwhile you can follow these measures: User :   ok
Doctor :   1. Exercise the ankle joint while sitting, this will help in releasing any muscle cramps if present.
User :   ok
Doctor :   2. hot fomentation will be helpful in reducing the pain.
User :   ok
Doctor :   3. Analgesics will be helpful.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Please see a General surgeon to come to a conclusion and to get treated accordingly.
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :   Did you follow my suggestions?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Are there any more queries for me to help you with?
User :   No, thanks
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Take care.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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