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My mom frequently gets pain in the upper front part of her

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My mom frequently gets pain in the upper front part of her legs. It is better when moving or laying down, but hurts when she sits. Sometimes she has to take an Alleve to help. She's had gout in the past. Could this be related? It feels like muscle pain. Should we be concerned enough to mention to her doctor?

Dr. D.J. :

The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.

Dr. D.J. :

Hi there,


This is Dr. D.J., experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Dr. D.J. :

Gout should not cause this type of pain.

Customer:

She actually says it is a burning pain.

Dr. D.J. :

Since pain is more apparent during sitting, pinched nerve can be a likely cause.

Customer:

It is in both legs, I wonder if massage would help.

Dr. D.J. :

This can be expected with lower spine arthritis or degenerative changes.

Dr. D.J. :

massages and physical therapy both will help.

Dr. D.J. :

Not serious but should be treated to avoid problem with mobility later.

Customer:

Thank you so much. She won't mention to a doctor because she thinks they'll start a bunch of tests, but now maybe she'll feel better about telling her.

Dr. D.J. :

Very welcome

Dr. D.J. :

Do not worry.

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