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What causes immobility in the legs while suffering from arthritis?

A little history on my 65 year old husband, diabetic, arthritic and has had 2 total knee replacements 10 years ago. Also 2 neck surgeries in the 1990 s. Went to bed fine last night but in middle of night noticed he couldn t move his legs. They felt heavy and sore ( not painful). I found a walker for him to use and he is using it, but is weak all over, but mainly legs. He is getting to and from bathroom. Seems to have improved since I gave him naproxen at 5pm. What could this be?
Mon, 24 Dec 2018
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response

Probably he may be suffering from sciatica or compressive myelopathy at lumbar region. So please get MRI spine, and nerve conduction study. Use physical therapy, back support belt.

Consult your physician/neuro physician he will examine and treat you accordingly.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Dr Penchila Prasad Kandikattu , Internal Medicine Specialist
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