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Pain in leg joins

She can not walk more than few steps .When she takes one tablet from a local doctor ,she can walk few steps but after the effect of medicine is gone ,problem remains same .She is taking this tablet from last 4 years but now a days problem is more severe as sometime there is sudden attack ( on some leg) then she can not move even1 step. Please suggest initial step for this .
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Most probable cause at this age is osteoarthritis... It's a degenerative bone disease...There’s no cure for osteoarthritis as yet, but there are a number of treatments that can help ease symptoms and reduce the chances arthritis becoming worse...options are analgesics, NSAIDs,intraosseous steroid injection and hyaluronic acid injections,Physiotherapy like strengthening exercises etc ... Treatment depends upon the stage...I would suggest you to consult nearest orthopedic surgeon they will do the needful.
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