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Having severe pain in the knee with low vitamin D level.Can you suggest a remedy ?

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Dr. Atul Prakash

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Published At July 6, 2018
Reviewed AtFebruary 7, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My mother is 59 years old and she is having severe pain in the knee. After taking x-ray and blood tests we came to know that her vitamin D levels are low which shows 14ng /mL.

Can you please suggest a cure for this? Can the pain in the legs be cured?

Can you suggest a remedy to get the pain levels relaxed? I am more concerned as she is not even able to walk as before.

Answered by Dr. Atul Prakash

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Vitamin D deficiency is the most common vitamin deficiency currently faced by the population at large.

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:

  1. Osteoarthritis of knees.
  2. Spinal degenerative conditions.
  3. Muscle weakness.
  4. 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.
  • Take tablet Pantoprazole 40mg in the morning before meals.

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Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Atul Prakash
Dr. Atul Prakash

Orthopedician and Traumatology

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