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45yo male, overweight, desk-job worker and lower back-pain + knee pain


As a 45yr old male, working in IT industry which involves many longs hours of sitting. In fact, I am bit of a workaholic and on somedays, I spend 12-14 hours of sitting. I am 6ft tall, and my weight is 98kgs, so clearly overweight.

In the past, I've been diagnosed with Vit-B and Vit-D deficiency but that is now managed using supplements, better diet, somewhat better lifestyle (try to do some yoga or walk daily), increased sun exposure etc.

However, from past 1 year I have had pain in my lower back off and on, and of late, I feel that the frequency and duration of days with pain has increased. Also when doing yoga, I am not able to do most of those that require a strong back, and I lack flexibility of back. The lower back muscles feel tensed, tired and weak... sort of sore.

Also, I feel pain in my knees when I walk up a long flight of stairs. My office is on 5th floor, and from 2nd/3rd floor onwards, many days the knee starts to hurt. Also squats hurt my knee.

I am a non-smoker, non-driker, vegetarian, avoid spicy/greasy food, mostly take home cooked food. Is there some homeopathic treatment for the knees and the lower-back, that would allow me to do yoga and exercises, more freely, painlessly s.t. I can improve the back muscles.
  falcon74 on 2020-01-26
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
Can you tell more about your backache? Where is it exactly?
What makes it feel better or worse?
And are you sure it's not the kidneys?
Tui 3 years ago
Thank you Dr.Tui for taking time to respond.

The backache seems to be aggravated by longer time sitting. The ache is something which seems to be from the lower spine, and arching in the curve of the lower back (such as by thrusting tummy out further), gives a sense of relief -- as if releasing tension. The muscles of lower back feel like then are tensed, tired when I have the backpain. The backpain prevents me usually from bending forward completely to do toe-touches, but with some effort I still can. The backward bends aren't that difficult. Side bends and twists of upper body keeping lower body fixed, is also quite manageable. Using a lumbar support corset seems to help, such as during longer drives. I also can hear bone-clicks during the first backward stretch/bend after few hours of sitting. I've shown this condition to an allopathic orthopedics specialist who showed me several exercises to strengthen back muscles, which seemed to help. Also, I feel slightly better after yoga. However, some yoga poses do seem to hurt or leave the back feeling further sore, after the body cools down. When the body is still warm from exercise, I do feel a sense of relief.
falcon74 3 years ago
Rhus tox 30c and Dioscorea 30c twice daily
And Calcarea Carb 200c one dose every 3 days.

1 dose is 2 pills or 2 drops.

Report back anytime if you started to feel any changes.
Tui 3 years ago

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