In about 80 percent of urban population vitamin D is either deficient or insufficient.
Your mother's problem is easily treatable by oral medications or injections.
There is no cure, as the requirement is ongoing.
Increasing the sun exposure to naked skin is necessary and if that is not enough, take regular supplements for life.
Coming to the pain in the legs, this again can be multifactorial:
Osteoarthritis of knees.
Spinal degenerative conditions.
Vitamin D deficiency and many more.
What we need to do first is an assessment and physical examination followed by blood investigations and x-rays to pinpoint the cause. Please send the x-rays of the knee and lumbar spine and start her on the vitamin D supplements.
The management for present situation would be:
60000IU of vitamin D once weekly in a tablet or sachet form for 8 weeks regularly and then alternate weeks for life.
For pain, take tablet Voveran SR 75 twice a day after meals for 1 week.
.. you the truth, I need more information or examine the patient to come to an accurate diagnosis.
Differential diagnosis includes vascular problems for which we can consider a venous/arterial doppler. Read full
.. many causes of leg pain.
The most common is degenerative lumbar disc disease with radiculopathy due to compression of nerve root especially if the pain is only on one leg.
The other causes are vitamin D and B deficiency especially if the pain is on b Read full
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