What causes painful leg cramps in an elderly person?

default
Posted on Thu, 13 Jul 2017 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: I am a 63 year-old female. I have a leg cast on that goes to mid-thigh, as I fractured my Tibia a month ago. I cannot apply pressure to my right leg at all, and am laid-up at home. However, all day today, I have been suffering from severe and excruciating painful leg cramps. HOW do I stop them?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
You must contact them at the earliest!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
I can understand your concern,

You must contact the orthopedic team at this point. Severe pain may signal compressed blood vessels with insufficient blood supply to the leg.

We cannot waste any more time but to allow this to be fully evaluated and managed accordingly. Seeing the orthopedic team is not optional but mandatory at this time.

In unequivocal terms, please call the orthopedic team for assessment and management. A stitch in time saves nine.

I wish you well and await your updates.
Kind regards


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Chobufo Ditah

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2009

Answered : 6252 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Severe pain

doctor1 MD

Hi, My husband has pus filled pimples in the backside of his head. He has very oily hair. We have observed that they come up whenever he has sweets...

doctor1 MD

My father undergone Electrical cardioversion treatment due to having severe Atrial Fibrilation (AF). Needless to say the treatment did not work...

doctor1 MD

I have a severe pain in my right arm, actually in the muscle, upper arm... also started as a long standing fibromyalgia pain for years in shoulder...

doctor1 MD

If I might have had a heart attack 4 nights ago, should I go to emergency now? I have an appointment to see my doctor in 3 weeks. I'm 52 yr old...

doctor1 MD

Hello, my dr. Is out of of office for next week. Medical imaging called me to tell me that they picked up a 22 mm cyst on my left ovary . And a...

doctor1 MD

I HAD A THALAMUS STROKE IN SEPTEMBER. IT HAS LEFT ME WITH NEUROPATHY ON MY LEFT SIDE FROM MY SCALP TO THE BOTTOM OF MY FOOT, HAND BEING THE WORST....

doctor1 MD

Hello, my name is Michael Boswell. I am a 22 year old part-time student living with my mother. I am writing because I have been to one...

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

159 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
backtotop2