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I don't know how to deal with grandma calf pain

sznrssznr Posts: 1
before to describe everything , I have to apologize for my English skill .

My grandmother is 73 years old . underlying disease of Hypertension , Cardiomegaly with good control.

Now she complains about her right calf pain for 1 month ago

(Status post : Post op 2 months of spondylolisthesis surgery with instrument in her lumbar spine (Don't clearly locate that L1,L2,L3 ? etc.) because she had progressive weakly and numbness of both legs and thigh , no complication after surgery in hospitals , admit for 6 days)

1 month ago she complains about her right calf pain , it's happen after walking with walker . this pain is dullness , not radiate to anywhere , this pain is associate with posture by aggregating after sitting or walking and relieving by lay down .

she doesn't have tender , swelling , warm on any site of her body

her pain is not improve with medication (Lyrica , Gabapentin , NSAIDs)

her pain is not improve with physical therapy

I brought her to Orthopedic doctor that her's surgeon , she's send to MRI to check up about that instrument in her body , and it's normal , and doctor changes dose of drug . but it's not improve.

all of above that cause my grandma is bed ridden because she's fear to sit and walk that make she's pain

The things that i can do with her is teach her for exercise her legs to prevent muscle atrophy from disuse , but it's not effectively because her pain.

Now she's still laying down in her bed for all day , but she can get up by herself and use walker to walk to toilet . (although she's pain and progressive painful on that time that she's sitting)

How can i do next for my grandmother ?

and what is this called pain ?

how to treatment with that ?

I'm very appreciate for your answer and thank you .

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