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What causes pain in the legs in an elderly person?

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Dr. Priyanka G Raj

Infectious Diseases Specialist

Practicing since :2010

Answered : 275 Questions

Posted on Mon, 19 Sep 2016 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: I am a 55 year old male and am having severe leg pain and weak muscles
Answered by Dr. Priyanka G Raj 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Thanks for posting your query.

You have provided with a very short description about your problem. Providing a few more details will help me in suggesting you better. So please answer the following-
1. Is the pain constant or is felt only while walking?
2. Is it associated with any back pain?
3. any treatment you have taken so far?
4. Is the pain related to walking or felt more during morning?
5. Any fever?
6. Any swelling of feet/ or change in the skin color of legs.
7.Do you have arthritis?
8. Do you have diabetes /High BP?

For the current pain in legs , you can take pain killers like Tab Diclofenac twice daily after food for 2 days.
If pain is due to muscle fatigue you can take tab Ultracet twice daily for 2 days.
You can go for physiotherapy
Get done oil massage to your legs.
For weakness
Have healthy diet includes fresh vegetables and fruits.
Have food which are rich in calcium
Have Calcium supplements like Tab Supercal 500 mg daily

Awaiting your response.

Dr Priyanka G Raj
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