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My mum says her legs "just won't move" - any suggestions? - Carers UK Forum

My mum says her legs "just won't move" - any suggestions?

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Hi,
My mother is in her 80's and is struggling with her walking.
She uses a stick, but says her legs "just won't move" - they feel heavy, and she says she almost feels like pushing her hips forward with her hand to get her legs to move forward.
She had a hip operation 15 years ago, and is fortunately in good health overall.
She has been to see her doctor, tried physiotherapy, doing leg exercises, and also acupuncture. The consensus is simply that it's 'old age.'
Any suggestions?
I thought maybe an Occupational Therapist might be able to help, but can't seem to find any where my mum lives (Northampton).
Many thanks,
Richard
Richard, her GP needs to see her, to work out what is happening.
I agree with BB- this sounds remarkably like a neurological issue. Please get it checked by the doctor.
I agree g.p. visit and referral to neurology.
bowlingbun wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:21 am
Richard, her GP needs to see her, to work out what is happening.
Thank you.
Sorry, I just edited my post to say she has also been to her GP (more than once), but no answers or solutions.
Broostine93 wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:32 am
I agree with BB- this sounds remarkably like a neurological issue. Please get it checked by the doctor.
Thank you.
Sorry, I just edited my post to say she has also been to her GP (more than once), but no answers or solutions.
sunnydisposition wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:51 pm
I agree g.p. visit and referral to neurology.
Thank you.
Sorry, I just edited my post to say she has also been to her GP (more than once), but no answers or solutions.
In that case ask the G.P. to make a referral to Neurology. As no cause as been identify. There now needs to be an elimination process. States your current concerns. Is mum happy to attend such appointments. At least Neurology will rule in/out different factors. And then refer on where necessary.
You must push to see a consultant asap. If things get worse you are looking at wheelchairs, toilet problems not getting there in time etc. It won't be the gp dealing with this, it will be you!
You really need a movement disorders specialist consultant. Ask for one. You may have to go through a neurologist consultant first.