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What causes pain in thighs of a person with polio?

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Posted on Thu, 12 May 2016
Question: I am having both legs polio weak legs affected especially right. I am forty years of age. Till today, my activities are without any support. But, now I have started feeling pain in my thighs and foot. Can't remain in a standing position long. Right foot pains from below& swells. What ought to be done?
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Clinical evaluation and investigations.

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query.
To recapitulate: Male/40 - polio both legs more on right - till now had all activities without support - started feeling thighs and foot - can not stand for long - right foot pain and swells from below - Wants to know what ought to be done...

Since till now had no problems, but started with the complaints at the age of 40 needs the following:
- Clinical evaluation by your Doctor, preferably Orthopedic Surgeon.
- Color doppler to rule out varicose veins or DVT.
- Tests of blood and urine. To rule out anemia and less proteins in the blood.

The clinical evaluation and examination will help to decide the cause and possible treatment. Since this is a specialized field, you need to consult the Specialist in the said field.
This is very important that it be done at the earliest as you need an early diagnosis and proper management.
Till you get these things done, take rest.
Elevate the lower limbs above the heart level in lying down position so that the swelling will get reduced the fastest.

I hope this answers your query, please feel free to ask for further relevant queries if you feel that there is a gap of communication.

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What causes pain in thighs of a person with polio?

Brief Answer: Clinical evaluation and investigations. Detailed Answer: Hi. Thanks for your query. To recapitulate: Male/40 - polio both legs more on right - till now had all activities without support - started feeling thighs and foot - can not stand for long - right foot pain and swells from below - Wants to know what ought to be done... Since till now had no problems, but started with the complaints at the age of 40 needs the following: - Clinical evaluation by your Doctor, preferably Orthopedic Surgeon. - Color doppler to rule out varicose veins or DVT. - Tests of blood and urine. To rule out anemia and less proteins in the blood. The clinical evaluation and examination will help to decide the cause and possible treatment. Since this is a specialized field, you need to consult the Specialist in the said field. This is very important that it be done at the earliest as you need an early diagnosis and proper management. Till you get these things done, take rest. Elevate the lower limbs above the heart level in lying down position so that the swelling will get reduced the fastest. I hope this answers your query, please feel free to ask for further relevant queries if you feel that there is a gap of communication.