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What causes severe pain and swelling in legs while treating blood sugar?

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Dr. Raju A.T

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2008

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Posted on Wed, 21 Sep 2016 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: My mother is suffering from blood sugar, BP and taking regular medicine for it. During 2 week of August she got ill and doctor diagonased Viral. All blood / urine reports were normal.
How're since then she has severe pain in Legs. Specially from last 3-4 days pain is so severe that she can't even stand and go to washroom (urinating in tumbler) . After looking the legs, it seems that she has swelling in the legs.
Please help / guide
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 5 hours later
Brief Answer:
Viral infection

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for your query.

Most of the viral illness can cause arthritis which can persist for 1 or 2 weeks even after the fever stops.

Post viral myalgia (muscular pain) or arthritis (joint pains) are best treated with simple anti-inflammatory medications like Tab Motrin 400 mg taken twice daily after food for 5 days.

If the joint pains persist for duration longer than 2 weeks, there is a need for investigations to rule out systemic inflammatory diseases. Tests like rheumatoid factor, CRP (C-reactive protein) and ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate). Depending on the reports treatment plan shall be formulated.

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