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i am a 75yr old male,i suffered a stroke 6yrs ago im still

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i am a 75yr old male,i suffered a stroke 6yrs ago im still mobile but left with a bad limp.im on warfarin/statins/bloodpressure tablets.my legs feel sore aching and heavy,ican hadly climb the stairs to bed at night.my gp tells me i cant us any creams or jels that thin the blood.can you suggest something that can help with my problem
brian
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Thomas, MD :

hello

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Hello, if you are talking about the limp, physical therapy
Have you had therapy?>
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

ive had therapy and am going to hydro pool to times a week.but im more concerned about the aching and stiffness in my legs.are there any creams or jels i can use for this problem or can u suggest other teatments i can use?

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
I suggest therapy.

I would try arnica cream, which can be found in any health food store, let your doctor know, but it will not interfere with your medication.

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