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Severe knee pain & leg swelling

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  • Posted By: rsiyer
  • October 17, 2006
  • 09:08 AM

I am a 76-year-old grandmother. I realise that aging brings several problems with it. But I am looking for advice on how to deal with my severe pain of the knees and swelling of my ankles and feet. I can barely walk because of that. I have consulted several doctors over the past few years and have undergone various tests. None of the usual diagnoses seem to apply to my case. The doctors just prescribe vitamins & minerals, which I take every day. But it doesn't seem to help much. My eyesight and hearing and mental reflexes are pretty good - in fact better than many much younger people. My family takes good care of me and I use a walker even inside the house. But its my inability to move freely and lack of energy that I find distressing. And the pain. Any suggestions, please?

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