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What is the reason for acute pain in the leg?

Q: My wife aged 40 years is suffering from acute pain in the left leg, to be specific, in the thigh region. Earlier we were under the impression that it was sciatic pain. However, when the pain increased, we had her examined by an ortho doctor who diagnosed it as osteoporosis. I would request you for more information on the disease and how to overcome especially considering her age. I would also be grateful if you could suggest appropriate supplements for early recovery? Also I would like to know the period by which she is likely to be fit and also if there are any physical exercises which may be helpful?

A:It is difficult to label the pain as osteoporosis as there is usually back pain also. If the pain in the front or back of the thigh. it could be pain from the hip joint or due to a trapped nerve in the lumbar spine at the level of L3 and L4. Osteoporosis sets in women after menopause. Exercise and good diet rich in milk may be enough. A thorough clinical exam will be necessary.

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