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Throbbing pain in leg. Tried ice, heat. Not working. What may have happened?

I m a 41 year old female who has been experiencing a dull throbbing pain in my upper front right leg. I feel it most when I try to climb stairs (almost impossible) or sit down and try to get up. This pain has gotten significant worse in the last month. I don t remember straining any muscles. I have tried rest, stretches, ice, heat, nothing seems to be helping. It has gotten to the point I have to hold my leg and put pressure on the spot when I get up from sitting.
Asked On : Wed, 27 Feb 2013
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Welcome to HCM,
IT seems that you have got osteoarthritis changes in your knee joint affecting your thigh muscles.
Go for x-ray knee joint for any osteoarthritis changes.
Go for physiotherapy and thigh muscle exercise ( Quadricep exercise ).
Do not bend more your knee joint.
Do not squat or sitting on foot.
Avoid climbing upstairs.
Take NSAID as and when required.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Thu, 28 Feb 2013
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