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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi doc,
User :   i have pain in both my legs
Doctor :   Dr here. please proceed with your query.
Doctor :   ok.
User :   from the knee downwards
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender?
User :   male, 37
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when do you have this pain?
User :   from the past 3-4 months or so
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   could you elaborate more on the pain?
User :   the muscle aches badly, especially during the night
User :   while sleeping
Doctor :   ok
User :   i go for a walk every day in the morning
Doctor :   is it like a cramp/muscle pull?
User :   an during that time its fine
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know if you smoke or consume alcohol?
User :   yes, i used to smoke - not now
User :   alcholol yes
Doctor :   since how many years and how many cigarettes /bidi?
User :   started smoking in the year 1989, about 4 ciggs per day
User :   from the past year or so
User :   i smoke only when i drink
User :   about a couple of them only
User :   and from the past one month
User :   totally stopped
Doctor :   ok, how frequently is your alcohol consumption?
User :   about 3-4 times a week
User :   beer normally
User :   i do not comsume hard drinks
User :   very rare on whisky
Doctor :   may i know if you have tested for diabetes and blood pressure?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   ok
User :   nothing -ve during the last medical test
Doctor :   apart from the cramps, any other symptoms?
User :   that was done a couple of weeks back
User :
Doctor :   ok
User :   food habits are normal
User :   excercise regularly
Doctor :   ok may I know your height and weight?
User :   no major symptoms
User :   5ft 11 inc
User :   76
Doctor :   your weight?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   let me explain it to you
User :   ok
Doctor :   getting night cramps in the legs can be due to many reasons
Doctor :   common ones may be some arterial obstruction generally seen in people who smoke
Doctor :   the others may be due to alcohol consumption , muscle fatigue , vitamin deficiencies causing neuropathy
Doctor :   and similar conditions
Doctor :   many times this could also be due to increase in weight or even may be a normal things as well
User :   increase in weight can be ruled out
User :   since i have been maintaining that
Doctor :   yes, but i suggest you cut down on the alcohol
User :   ok
Doctor :   you could start with a multivitamin
Doctor :   generally alcohol causes vitamin deficiency and this causes neuropathy and muscle pain
Doctor :   i would suggest you to take this for a couple of months.
Doctor :   if the cramps persist , you may need an orthopedic consultation
Doctor :   continue your exercise, also make sure your using comfortable foot wear.

Doctor :   and do not smoke even while you drink
Doctor :   are you with me?
User :   yes
User :   sure
Doctor :   since you do not have any other symptoms apart from cramps , i suggest you follow these measures for now, sometimes muscles do get fatigued, with rest the pain subsides itself
Doctor :   you could just do with an application of volini gel and take DOLO 500 mg tab when you get pain.
User :   ok
Doctor :   I hope your activities and exercise are not too much
User :   i walk for about 3 kms a day
User :   in the morning
Doctor :   that is fine
User :   a brisk walk, really fast
Doctor :   ok
User :   what is the multivitamin that you suggest
Doctor :   include good amount of green vegetables , fruits in the diet and milk as well
Doctor :   cut down on coffee and tea
Doctor :   you can go for ZINCOVIT/BIOTIN/DIACOBOL PLUS tablets one tab a day will help
User :   also what do you mean by arterial obstruction , do i need to get some test done to check on this
Doctor :   for now no need, if the pain is always there, you may need to see the doctor , they will suggest further test after examining you
Doctor :   drink good amount of water, they release muscle fatigue and do some stretching of calf muscles before going to bed. it relaxes the muscles avoids cramps
Doctor :   arterial obstruction is the stoppage in blood circulation causing pain in the legs, seen in people who smoke a lot.
User :   i drink about 3 lts of water every day
User :   let me also tell you
User :   the pain is existing most of the time
User :   in office, iam not comfortable
Doctor :   ok
User :   i keep folding my legs so as to get some releif
Doctor :   what are the tests that you did recently, can you name them?
User :   sit in a "padmaasana" style
User :   no specific tests
User :   normal routine medical checks
User :   blood sugar, ecg,
Doctor :   ok
User :   stool, urine
User :   chest x ray
Doctor :   I suggest you take all the reports and see a general physician/ a general surgeon for an examination .
User :   post and pre lunch
Doctor :   ok , and everything is in normal , you said .
User :   yes
Doctor :   you need an examination , so you should consult them directly.
Doctor :   as I said , it can be muscle fatigue or neuropathies, but it can also be an arterial obstruction, better to take steps
Doctor :   since you have a history of smoking .
User :   oh, so what do i do now
User :   whom do i meet, iam based out of HYD
Doctor :   Do not worry much, I see that just as a possibility.
Doctor :   do you want us to help you with the doctor referring?
User :   yes, please
Doctor :   ok may i confirm your phone no?
User :   mobile : 0000
Doctor :   and the area in hyderabad ?
User :   secunderabad
User :   paradise
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   our customer care team will get back to you shortly with details
User :   ok
Doctor :   I hope I answered all your questions.
Doctor :   did you follow my suggestions?
User :   yes, i did
User :   thanks so much dr
Doctor :   are there nay other questions that i can help you with?
User :   that's all for now, thanks again
Doctor :   pleasure here.
Doctor :   do not worry much , these are just possibilities .
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me.
User :   yp
Doctor :   Bye for now , good day
User :   good day
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