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Posted on Wed, 12 Jul 2017 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: I am a 63 year old white female. I weigh 240 and have a shooting pain up the right side of my leg from my ankle to my knee.
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Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu 33 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Sciatica

Detailed Answer:
Hi there

Thanks for the query

You seem to be having a pinched nerve due to possible arthritis of the spine leading to sciatica.

Avoid bending forwards or lifting weights. Apply hot packs to the painful regions. Perform physiotherapy for low back muscle strengthening and leg strengthening exercises.

Do get an Xray of the lumbosacral spine.

You can take Tablet Paracetamol/Acetaminophen 500mg thrice a day for pain relief.

I hope I have answered your query.

I will be available to answer your follow up queries.

Regards,

Dr. Aashish Raghu





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