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A 22-year-old male asked:

My mom age 44 is suffering from leg pain for the past 5 days. initially she was able to walk but now she is suffering a lot to make one step. wts d pm?

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Dr. Sourendra Raut
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 19 years experience
Many diagnoses: Your mother could be suffering from a multitude of ailments including arthritis, an infection in her joint or a muscle injury; however given the acuity of her symptoms it would be a good idea to make sure she does not have a fracture (stress fracture or complete). It would be advisable to have her visit her local physician or ortho surgeon for a thorough evaluation.
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