Our expert says:
It is possible that your mother has osteo-arthritis. It is therefore, essential that she has x-rays taken of both hands, knees and hips. The x-rays will give a more definate diagnosis as to why her finger joints are swelling and why she appears to be cripple. It is also essential that she consults a physio-therapist to help her with exercise to strengthen the lower back, core muscles, as well as leg muscles.
Dr Anrich Burger
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