Diabetes

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Posted by: Cindy 2 | 2012/03/14

Q.

Stiff Legs

I am 48yrs womam, I am diabetic type 2 and now having problems with my legs. When I want to stand they become stiff and I have to wait about 5 minutes before I can walk .Please advise.

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Diabetes expert

Dear Cindy
There are potentially a few causes for the pain. As it is only present in the morning, it could be from the joints(osteoarthritis) or the muscles. If muscle pain, it could be from being on one of the cholesterol tablets, and so this should be checked. Another potential cause is nerve involvement. It doesn’t sound like a blood supply problem. Suggest assessment by doctor looking at aforementioned problems.

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Posted by: Diabetes Expert | 2012/03/22

Dear Cindy
There are potentially a few causes for the pain. As it is only present in the morning, it could be from the joints(osteoarthritis) or the muscles. If muscle pain, it could be from being on one of the cholesterol tablets, and so this should be checked. Another potential cause is nerve involvement. It doesn’t sound like a blood supply problem. Suggest assessment by doctor looking at aforementioned problems.

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