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I have had very sore leg muscles and it is very difficult to

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I have had very sore leg muscles and it is very difficult to walk now. I am 58 years old and I am not overweight. I can hardly walk 50 yards without taking a break.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 4 months ago.

Hello,

Myself Dr Josh- and I’m happy to help with your question today.

Please provide me the following information so that I can address your concern-

Do you get pain in both legs?

Are you getting leg cramps at night?

Are you on any medications?

Do you suffer from anxiety or severe stress?

Any investigations so far?

Any other health or medical problems ?

Waiting for your reply…

Thanks

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Both legs hurt any time I am walking. Nothing at night. I am on metropolol, Lisinopril,
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 4 months ago.

Dear,

Thanks for all these additional details.

I am sorry to hear about your problems.

There are few underlying medical condition, which can cause pain in leg muscles. This should be thoroughly investigated by doctor.

Possible reasons are-

1. Decrease level of potassium, sodium, calcium, or magnesium in the blood.

2. Peripheral artery disease.

3. Chronic venous insufficiency.

4. Lumbar spinal stenosis.

As such you need to get a clinical examination, tests to make a diagnose.

You should use a cold pack to relax tense leg muscles. After this use a warm towel or heating pad later if he have pain or tenderness, you can take a hot bath.
Also massaging the leg muscle will help in solving the problem.
You should gently stretch leg and move foot towards your knee, until you feel the calf muscles stretch.This will relax leg muscles.
Also you should formulate an exercise routine and ensure that you build on it gradually. You should avoid alcohol, coffee,tobacco. You can take OTC Tylenol.

I would recommend that you should visit primary doctor for clinical evaluation and get it managed.

Hope this helped

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