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A 53-year-old female asked:

When i sleep on the side, i put one leg over the other and after a while the leg bellow is crushed and painful. i use a towel to rest the upper leg but still in the morning i can hardly walk, muscles and joints weak and painful, pain in feet. why?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. Regular aerobic exercise for 30 minutes/day may help by making your muscles stronger and more flexible. If you are overweight, losing weight is imperative. If that does not help it would be prudent to see a doctor. Wish you good health!
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Last updated Jan 19, 2023


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