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BANGKOK 23 March 2019 01:21
steve2112

TV doctors, what you think? sudden leg pain

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a couple of days ago i just stood up and a sudden pain hit me in the lower leg, back of my shin. nothing to do with injury or anything like that, just came completely out of nowhere.

 

i'm generally pretty health, low blood pressure, not fat, no medical issues (except this one)

 

my first thought was cramp that will go away in a few hours, but 3 days later and it still hurts, but not as much

 

so i'm thinking either trapped nerve or blood clot. any thoughts? i guess i should see a doc i know but don't have a lot of confidence in them.

 

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"Back of my shin" are you referring to the calf muscle ?(gastrocnemius)

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1 minute ago, CharlieH said:

"Back of my shin" are you referring to the calf muscle ?(gastrochnemius)

yes

 

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My advice in the first instance would be a correct and decent lower leg massage,

Make sure everything is relaxed and supple, gentle flex and tension after that see how it feels. Re-assess from there.

 

Wouldnt hurt when doing the massage to use a spot tiger-balm.

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Just now, CharlieH said:

My advice in the first instance would be a correct and decent lower leg massage,

Make sure everything is relaxed and supple, gentle flex and tension after that see how it feels. Re-assess from there.

 

Wouldnt hurt when doing the massage to use a spot tiger-balm.

 

tried both of those several times already, but thx anyhow

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Anything else you have tried, to avoid people repeating it ?

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Is there any pain or discomfort when resting or not using the leg ?

i.e not load bearing.

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i can feel it when not moving, but not bad at all, when i walk, it hurts a bit more and its forcing me to walk with a bit of a limp

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 pain centralised in muscles? or tendons?

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it "may" be a strain or minor muscle tear, "RICE" , rest ice compression elevation.

 

but as always:

"If you are unsure of the cause of your symptoms, or if you do not know the specific treatment recommendations for your condition, you should seek professional medical attention."

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not swollen, discolored or anything like that, looks perfectly normal. if i press on tendon, can definitely feel it.

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1 minute ago, CharlieH said:

it "may" be a strain or minor muscle tear, "RICE" , rest ice compression elevation.

i really doubt that, i haven't done anything to cause that.

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Just now, steve2112 said:

i really doubt that, i haven't done anything to cause that.

Getting up from a chair or getting out of bed can do that ! its really not that difficult, especially as you get older, or were sat down for a prelonged period.

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