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Fatigue legs

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  • Posted By: helpmepls
  • November 19, 2008
  • 02:02 AM

Hi

My 80-years old father has fatigue legs for about 1/2 yr now. He doesnt have any medical conditions. And he exercises daily by walking. Because of the fatigue legs, he now walks less. He cant walk the same distance without his legs feeling weak. What is the treatment for this ? Please help...Thank you.

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  • I would like to suggest that your Dad get shoe orthotics....i have been misdiagnosed with hip/pelvic problems and just lived with the discomfort...i just found out that I have a pronation of my feet, once these were taped up by a PT, it was obvious it had caused the problems for about 6 years.....my first sign of problems showed up about 15 years ago as fatigue in my calfs when i walked or shopped.....I stress that any shoe problem or foot problem get taken seriously, it came down to me being in a boot cast with inflammation and very painful right foot before this was taken seriously ....don't let a podiatrist or orthopaedist put him off about this...i went a year ago to get orthotics made but the dr put me off with an ankle brace and then one put me off with over the counter shoe support, that did nothing but make it worse.....if insurance does not pay, it is well worth the money to get them as this can become a disability fast.....I also checked out the "GOODFEET" store, i was surprised at the price of these orthotics but they made my legs and hips feel better upon the test they gave me...i have insurance so i will proceed with them being made especially for my gait....hopefully at my next appt the dr will do this.....I dont know how this easily fixed problem became such a huge ordeal....but good medical advice is hard to get...good luck
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    • December 22, 2008
    • 11:19 PM
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