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Severe leg and arm muscle pain. I cant stand up for long periods of time.

my legs hurt all day it feels like the muscles in my legs have glass in them when I sit and stand my arms hurt to the same i am very irritable, sleep deprived, hard to move around, I cant stand up for long periods of time. I m 23 years old and have had this problem for two years but started getting unbearable.
Asked On : Thu, 10 Feb 2011
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Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist 's  Response
Dear Matthew,

The description of your complain does not seem to be complete. I would like to know about any past treatments that you may have undergone. Also, kindly let me know about any blood / diagnostic test that you may have undergone in the past 2 yrs for the same issue. Did any of the treatment responded to this condition for some period or not ?

Is there any time of the day when you don't feel the pain ? Did you have any history of trauma ? What is your job profile ?

Dr.Shirish Sachdeva
Orthopaedic & Neurological
Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation
Lifestyle Medicine counsellor
Answered: Fri, 11 Feb 2011
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Hi yeah I never posted anything on here so i was not sure how much i could put in my description. My Legs feel like when I stand on them that there is glass or my muscles are tearing, at first I was describing it as my bones feel like they are razors when i stand up. I have just started per-suing answers about what is wrong because I'm only twenty three and it just does not feel like I should be in this much pain. I have had this pain for like more then two years,but it has just started feeling really unbearable. I just had some blood work done and it ruled out Lyme's disease and a lot of other of the generic tests. I have been to the emergency room 4 times already because it has gotten a lot worse. I was referred to a rheumatologist and have an appointment for the end of the month and my doctor said they can't do anything until I see a specialist. I waited so long because I don't really like medicine, and thought I could fix it myself, witch I know now is not the case. My arms are always feeling restless so I try to use them and they hurt, like sharp pains in my muscles. I worked construction for a good part of my life, currently right now i am not working. I have only ever fractured the growth plate in my ankle, and have asthma.I don't have any history of trauma, and the emergency room wrote me a prescription for tramadol which seemed to work and also percocet 5mg seemed to work. They also prescribed roxicodone one time but that kind of made me feel funny so I stopped taking it. It seems that I don't feel pain if I take a hot bath, or put a warm compress on it, but its only for like a half hour. I have been trying to exercise as much as i can without it hurting, I have been taking calcium vitamins,and drinking more water. I just want to be able to sleep, and be back to normal.
Thank You
Answered: Fri, 11 Feb 2011
Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist Shirish Sachdeva's  Response
Hi Matthew,

Sorry for responding so late. :(

After going through your detailed description I would definately suggest you to see that specialist and get yourself thoroughly evaluated. Apart from what your rheumatologist would evaluate also get a Manual Muscle charting done to evaluate your muscle strength throughout your body to rule out any generalised neurological weakness developing (if any).

But I would also like you to talk to your Physician about the long term side-effects of the medication you must be taking to avoid an asthamatic attack (any bronchodialator stuff).

As your pain reduces after a hot bath & fomentation I would suggest you to take Evion 400 (Vit E 400mg) supplementation once daily to make your muscles soft and supple. And take at least 8-10 glasses of water /day .

Hope it helps and reply back with effects.

Take care

Dr.Shirish Sachdeva
Orthopaedic & Neurological
Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation
Lifestyle Medicine counsellor
Answered: Sun, 13 Feb 2011
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