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Posted by: Carrie | 2003/12/08

Painful lower legs

I am a 54 year old female. I am fairly fit and have been going to gym for the past 4 years, at least twice per week. I had my colesterol and blood sugar recently tested at gym and both were normal. My blood pressure is a bit on the low side but not serious. My general health is good.
Lately I have started going to gym 4 x per week (twice to step class, twice on the stepper machine) and a little weight training.
However, my lower legs have been so sore lately. They seem to pain inside the bones. When this happens it seems that I cannot keep my legs quiet yet movement aggravates the pain. I take paracetamol for the pain and it does take the edge off but I don't like to take too many pain-killers. I have started taking vitamin tablets but this has not made any real difference. The pain has been apparent on and off for about 2 weeks now.
Do you think this is in any way related to the additional exercise? Or can you offer any advice?

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Carrie, it’s probably due to the increased exercise and the best would be to take an anti-inflammatory like Brexecam® every morning for a week or so. You can also try taking some magnesium and see if that helps. If it’s not better after a week, the best would be to see your doctor. Good luck.

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