Q. I have leg pain which moves around. Is it osteoarthritis?

Answered by
Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Aug 24, 2018 and last reviewed on: Jun 20, 2019

Hello doctor,

I have pain in my left leg which moves around. First in my knee, then in the lower leg, upper leg, etc. I previously had pain in my left arm. An urgent care doctor told me it was osteoarthritis. An X-ray of my knee was done. I was prescribed an anti-inflammation medication.

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

General Medicine Internal Medicine Rheumatology
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Osteoarthritis is a possibility. However, it is associated with pain and swelling of the knee joint and pain is predominantly while walking, especially going upstairs.

NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) may help. However, physiotherapy and weight reduction are important.

It would have been better if you had uploaded a snapshot of the X-ray.

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