Differential diagnosis of immobility in elderly
-weakness due to neurological disorder, myopathy, electrolyte imbalance, malnutrition, anemia, disuse
-drugs such as anti hypertensives, sedatives, neuroleptics, diuretics, antidepressants
-post prandial hypotension
-foot pain due to ingrown toe nail, bunions, plantar warts, corns
-bursa or muscle pain such as bursitis or polymyalgia
-joint pain such as hip fracture or arthritis
-bone pain such as vertebral fracture, Paget’s disease, metastases,
-stiffness due to arthritis, polymyalgia rheumatica, parkinsonism
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