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Posted by: BERNE | 11/12/2019

Constant sore left foot & lower back pain combined with extreme swollen right knee

What could the reason be for my constant pain in my lower back, very sore left foot & my right knee is swollen & I have difficulties walking more than 50m. I am a bit over weight, but not too much. I am not diabetic & thyroid is 100%.


Posted 12/12/2019

Dear Berne, constant pain in the lower back can be very uncomfortable. Conditions commonly linked to lower back pain may include: muscle or ligament strain; repeated heavy lifting; bulging or ruptured disks between the vertebrae in the spine; arthritis; irregularities of the spine; osteoporosis. Overweight can also cause problems like lower back pain including the painful knee. Other causes of your swollen and painful knee could include: venous insufficiency; rheumatoid arthritis.
It is suggested that you make an appointment with your doctor so that a definitive diagnosis can be made and adequate treatment prescribed. (MCH).      


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