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Fell tripping on chair. Leg pain only while walking. Taking zerodol sp. Suggestions

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i am 60 years old and i fell down by tripping on a i have very slight pain on the upper left side leg and unable to walk properly. when i am standing or sitting there is no pain. only while walking i feel difficult to walk and cannot lift the leg to walk at normal speed. I am taking zerodol SP as muscle relaxant and hot water bag for treatment. pls advise
Asked On : Fri, 12 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hello, as you are able to walk, chances of any fracture are less but it might be some blunt injury to bone and surrounding soft tissues. You can go for a basic x ray leg with knee and ankle AP and lateral view plus go for ice compress 4-6 times daily for 15-20 min each. Take some analgesic and rest for a day or two. Keep your leg elevated on a pillow. For any other assistance on matter mail me at
Answered: Fri, 12 Apr 2013
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Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist Baljeet Kaur's  Response
thanks for writing to HCM,

for your problem use cold packs on the painful areas for first 2 days (cold pack for 10 mins thrice a day) followed by hot pack from 3 rd day (hot pack-hot water bag for 10 mins thrice a day). give rest to your leg , you can use crepe bandage on you painful part which should be firmly wrapped to provide support and slight compression but should not be very tight. elevation of leg while lying by placing pillows underneath and placing leg on a table while sitting will also help. you can also apply any anti inflammatory analgesic to the area.

if this initial care for 4-5 days still doesn't help or your condition doesn't improve. kindly see a orthopaedician nearby you. if any tests will be required (like X-RAY) he/she will guide you accordingly.

i hope this helps
wish you good health..
Answered: Sat, 13 Apr 2013
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