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Suggest treatment for leg pain

I suffer leg aches and pains at night when in bed. They are relieved once I get up, but disturb my sleep. I walk an average of 10 kilometers most days. I am 73 yrs. old and have had by-pass surgery 5 years ago although I never actually had a heart attack.
Fri, 6 May 2016
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Hii , Welcome To HCM & Thanks For Asking Your Query Here

I have gone through Your query and will try to provide information you need on it

As you said You walk almost 10 Km A day and your age is 73 years
it is very likely that muscles of your legs are getting fatigue
walking is good exercise for your cardio vascular health but along with that you should take proper balance diet including essential vitamins and minerals specially calcium

You may Take Anti inflammatory Drugs Like Diclofenac with Muscle Relaxant like Chlorzoxazone to relieve pain , but it will only give symptomatic relief

in your age it common to have leg pain after walking this much so in my opinion you should consult with your doctor and have an health check up done including some investigation for vitamin deficiencies (specially Vit. D3 , Vit. B12 )
and Also serum calcium and Bone Density check up

Apart From this you can follow these instructions to sooth your legs at home after walking -

- Elevate your legs while resting
- Consider an Epsom salt bath. Soaking your legs in a warm Epsom salt bath can significantly reduce pain and swelling
-Do some leg stretching- As you're walking long distances, maybe the stress in your legs is due to muscle strain. so stretching will help
-Change your shoes if they are ill fitting
- Massage your legs can help also

i hope this help
Thanks again & Get Well Soon
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