Posted by: A | 2008/12/11

stiffness in legs at knee point

please advise on what this could possibly mean: an overweight woman with high blood pressure says she finds difficulty in walking sometimes. She describes it as the " flesh"  starting to pull on the front of her legs from the knees downward. She then has to stop and stand and breath deeply for some time before she can continue. She claims no discomfort or pain in the joints itself. The rest of her body feels fine, with no aches or pains. She claim to feel the stiffening pain in the flesh towards her bones.

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Dear A
This could be signs of reduced blood flow in the legs, and could be due to blocked arteries. She needs to see a doctor to examine her and feel the pulses, and see if she needs a sonar of the leg arteries.
Dr Bets

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