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Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD)
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Experience:  MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine
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Extreme leg stiffness after sitting or driving a short

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Extreme leg stiffness after sitting or driving for even a short period of time
JA: How long have you been dealing with this issue? Are you in any pain?
Customer: Several months and yes my legs hurt terribly - can hardly stand up at times
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: DVT in right legs twice - 4 years ago and six years ago. Birth defect KTS which also effects right leg. age 47
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 months ago.

Hello,
I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.

Your symptoms are suggestive of spinal canal stenosis or pinched nerves in back. Also an associated hip and knee degenerative arthritis (osteoarthritis) can be responsible for your symptoms. You need MRI of spine and knee. Physical therapy is the mainstay of the treatment. If you are overweight, getting down to optimum weight is likely to help. Acupuncture may help.

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