Leg Pain
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Bev
Posted on: October 14, 1999

My father has chronic pain in his legs. Specialists cannot find the reason. His legs are cool to touch but feel like they are scalding him internally. He was taking morphine this time last year as he was down and out from Nov 16 98 to March 99 of this year. We are at a loss as to what to do. He is taking MSM now, the only other medication is Beclavent for emphysema. He is 67 and does have some circulatory problems with his heart.

The leg pain may be caused by poor circulation to the leg. Because of your father’s heart problems, any remedies affecting his circulation must be discussed with his doctor.

Cramp Bark (Viburnum opulus) calms muscle spasms, including the spasms of the muscles in the blood vessels. It relaxes the blood vessels, allowing blood to move through more freely.

Hawthorn (Crataegus oxyacanthoides) is a heart tonic that improves circulation of the blood vessels within the heart, resulting in improved circulation to the rest of the body.

These remedies, used together, can result in lowering high blood pressure.

Vitamin E protects the walls of the blood vessels. In heart problems, it must only be used with approval by your doctor.

Leg pain can also result from a deficiency of calcium and magnesium. For more information on leg pain, please go to our website at http://www.richters.com, select the Q&A area, then choose "Search Richters Q and A" and enter the word "leg" for the search.

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