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keep getting pains in my arm legs and head really bad spasms

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keep getting pains in my arm legs and head really bad spasms cant walk with out my bad hip giving me gyp now my left leg has got a lot smaller cant go to my doctor cant get there please help me not kiddingles wilson
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 3 years ago.

Dr Basu :

Hi there, This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist. I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Dr Basu :

It is likely you have adavanced stage osteoarthritis in your left hip joint.

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That can cause shortening of the leg as well.

Dr Basu :

There can be nerve involvement supplying your leg causingall these symptoms.

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The arm and head pain can be related to the arthritis in your cervical spine.

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So you will need MRIs of the cervical spine and the hip joint for further assessment.

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Also your lumbar spine may be affected as well.

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So MRI of lumbar spine is also required.

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Steroid injections in the joint and also in the spine provide long lasting relief.

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YOu will also need physical therapy.

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Oral medications may be helpful short term like gabapentin, Naproxen and Flexeril ( muscle relaxant) combination.

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Nortriptylin also can be added at bedtime.

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In case of severe pain you should go to the local hospital for IV pain medications.

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Then you should consider consulting with an orthopedic consultant for further evaluation.

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