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A 27-year-old female asked:

On 20 mg prednisone x 2weeks for flare up of undiff ctd.past 2 days, have bad l quadricep pain & stiffness so bad i walk with a limp.leg give walking.

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Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Need to be evaluted: Steroids can cause muscle atrophy weakness and tendinitis, some time just rest and taking it easy will help the pain but if it does not get better you may need further test to diagnose the problem. In the mean time you can try some ice or heat alternatively to see if it helps good luck.

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Last updated Apr 24, 2015

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