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    Suggest treatment for knee pain and cramps in the calf muscles

Posted on Mon, 17 Jul 2017 in Back Pain
Question: Hello doctor. Few months back I have joined a aerobics program to reduce my weight and I started with a knee pain and calf muscle cramps. I consulted a doctor and he suggested me to take VITAMIN D suppliment& calcium for few months. I did it and stopped. But my knee pain didnt reduce, it pains during exercise, stairs, long standing etc. I consulted a ortho again and he said VITAMIN D tab which I was taking was 60K which is not suffient and asked me to go for injections for 6 months in addition to monthly once tablet.Calcium to be continued for 6 months. But I am just worried overdose can damage kidney/liver.. Please take a look and suggest if I can safely go through the injection and how can I get rid of this pain by continuing my exercise program. I am overweight and PCOD'c so have to reduce my weight. Trying to attach my prescription,xrays,blood reports, but not seeing any place to upload.
Gender - Female
Age - 32
height - 168 cm
Weight - 79 kg
Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu 12 hours later
Brief Answer:
Safe for injection

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for the query

You do have Vitamin D deficiency still which needs treatment.

I have viewed all your reports. You can safely go for the Vitamin D injection.

You also have low blood values or Anaemia. You must improve your diet. Do consult a Physician to manage the Anaemia.

Your knee also shows early arthritis which could be the cause of pain additionally.

Avoid treadmill or jogging. Do static cycling exercises to keep fit.

Your liver will not be damaged with the treatment.

I hope I have answered your query.

I will be available to answer your follow up queries.


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