Causes Of Pain In The Left Leg?
Hello, good afternoon. My father has been experiencing pain in his left leg in the past few months, I have checked into 2 different hospitals. The doctor said the hospital was not allowed to lift weight and was given the drug osteanate if I’m not mistaken that is taken every morning once a week. But still it still hurts and feels pain. Is the pain centered on the bones or muscles? Then what to do if the drug “does not get well soon? Thank you, Thank you wr.wb
Hello Guyub, thank you for your question to HealthReplies.com
To be able to answer your question, you should first clarify, the pain experienced by your father is precisely in the leg where? Is the whole leg, in one joint in the leg, or in one muscle in the leg? If on all legs, does the pain feel radiating from the buttocks area down? What are the characteristics of the pain felt, does the pain feel on the inside of the foot, feel like being electrocuted, getting more painful while moving or in a certain position? Are there any swelling or redness in certain locations?
Symptoms of pain alone can not describe well where the pain originates, so the possibility of diagnosis is very much. The following are some of the possible causes of leg pain:
Bone disorders, such as broken or fractured bones, bone infections, bone cancer, leukemia, other diseases such as sickle cell anemia, advanced osteoporosis Disorders of the joints, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout arthritis Disorders of the nerve, such as pinched nerves HNP), sciatica, osteoarthritis of the spine, tumors of the spine Disorders of the muscles, such as excessive exercise, injury to the muscles or tendons (eg sports injuries, accidents, etc.), infections of the muscles Disorders of the skin, for example the occurrence of infections of the skin in the leg area (cellulitis, abscesses, erysipelas), skin leukemia You should bring your father back to the doctor and ask the doctor directly to examine where the pain is coming from. If indeed the pain comes from the bone and the administration of drugs has not succeeded in relieving the pain, then your father's doctor can refer to an orthopedic specialist for further examination and management.
At this time it is best to follow the advice of your father's doctor first, take the medicine regularly, and if the pain is very annoying, your father can also take pain medication such as paracetamol.
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