Overcoming Prolonged Swollen Thighs Pain In The Elderly?

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Hello, I want to ask, my father is around 63 years old, he complained of pain in his thighs, getting swollen more and more, before he had felt that he had gone to the clinic too and was given the pain reliever, but still it was swollen, it was even getting bigger the doctor said in the clinic he said his knee was brittle and there was no lubrication but the point was that it might indeed be elderly so the joints in his knee were brittle and caused the thighs to become swollen, but the pain spread to his hands and dizziness because of the left side only, Why is there something more specific? What hurts? Your appetite will also decrease and there may be other solutions that can alleviate the swelling, thank you.

1 Answer:

Hi Delitsta,

Swelling of the thighs accompanied by pain can indeed be caused by arthritis of the bones (osteoarthritis or commonly called calcification), if indeed after being examined by your father's doctor is diagnosed with this condition then most likely the complaint experienced by your father is caused by osteoarthritis. Aside from osteoarthritis, complaints from your father can also be caused by the following conditions:

 Disturbances in tendons (for example tendinitis), connective tissue, muscle or bone Arthritis rheumatoid arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis Tumors or malignancy of knee osteoarthritis do not cause complaints in the hands. Related to these conditions, your father should immediately consult a doctor to ascertain the cause of the complaint so that appropriate treatment can be given. Pain spreading to one side of the body accompanied by dizziness is a condition that needs to be watched out especially in the elderly because it indicates interference with the nerves, spinal disorders until a stroke.

Take medication and control according to your doctor's advice, your father should also consult a neurologist and orthopedic surgeon in order to get optimal treatment.

May be useful,

dr. Budiono

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