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.
This is a premium question & answer 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.

For more information consult a rheumatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/rheumatologist


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