Pain That Occurs In The Thighs And Calves At The Age Of 50 Years?
Good afternoon … my father felt pain and rheumatic pain in the legs from the upper thigh to the calf since these months about 5 months …
The rheumatic pain that occurs in the thighs and calves can occur after undergoing heavy or heavy daily activities. And the severity can also vary, it can be just mild pain, to pain such as prickling.
In addition the condition of rheumatic pain that occurs can be caused by conditions such as:
Muscle cramps: due to exercise or strenuous activity done suddenly or excessively, dehydration or muscle injury Muscle interested: can occur due to fatigue or excessive use of muscles eg when swimming, running, biking, or other sports Bruising injuries: injuries that occur due to falls or bumps, marked by a change in color other than a feeling of rheumatic deep venous thrombosis: is a blood clot that occurs in the deep veins located in the thighs and calves Sciatica: this condition occurs due to pressure or pinning of the pelvic nerve Tendinitis: inflammation of the Achilles tendon in the foot that causes pain in the area of the heel to the calf Diabetic neuropathy in the peripheral nerves: a complication of diabetes that can cause nerve damage Compartment syndrome: an increase in pressure in the muscle compartment. usually due to severe injury to the area, for example broken bones that injure muscle tissue, blood vessels, or nerves. In the treatment method, depending on the patient's own condition. There can be treated independently at home or that must be treated in hospital. Here are some ways to help treat complaints:
Stop the activity, try to rest until the pain subsides Compress the calf and thigh with ice for 20 minutes, but do not directly touch the ice on the skin can be diverted with a towel Stretch by lifting the leg at chest level repeatedly Can consume pain relievers such as paracetamol in accordance with the dosage listed on the package. Also, make sure to always stretch before and after physical activity or when exercising, consume enough water to prevent dehydration.
However, if the complaint does not improve after doing the methods mentioned earlier, or the feeling of rheumatic pain in the thighs and calves accompanied by legs feeling weak, skin color looks pale, swelling, redness or tingling, it can be a sign of a more serious condition especially if you are unable to carry out daily activities, then immediately check yourself directly to the doctor in order to get the right treatment.
So that I can convey, hopefully useful.