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HenryJ
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Jan 13th, 2018 12:25 PM   Edit   Profile  

So, 009, was the wallet on the same side as the leg that was hurting, or the opposite side? I keep my wallet in my left back pocket, and it's my right thigh that has the pain.

And, Leftee, I have taken Statins for nearly 20 years. Just started having the pains a couple of weeks ago.

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Jan 13th, 2018 02:11 PM   Edit   Profile  

HenryJ, it could be a number of things. You won't be able get a diagnosis without an examination and/or MRI results, so anything said here is speculation, don't let it stop you getting a diagnosis from a doc. And it's worth remembering that sciatica isn't a diagnosis, it's only a description of symptoms, which can have a number of different causes.

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Jan 13th, 2018 02:33 PM   Edit   Profile  

Henry,
Your leg pains leg pains (and when they happened) mirrored my latest nerve pain situation.

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Jan 13th, 2018 04:00 PM   Edit   Profile  

i AM NOT A doctor. I have had several MRIs and my experience has been that the time spent in the actual cave of doom was a few minutes. Check-in and other matters maybe, but I'm surprised to see that they didn't just keep you there until they had their test result. I've had a DVT and they admitted me for the night while pumping me with blood thinner (heparin) When they were done with me they sent me home with a bottle of warfarin/coumadin and told me I would be on it for the duration.

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Jan 13th, 2018 04:05 PM   Edit   Profile  

Henry - My pain was on the same side as my wallet; direct pressure. But when I looked this stuff up, the primary cause of back pain (and by extension, possibly, leg pain...?) was the wallet physically tilting the pelvis and thereby throwing back alignment off.

Back and leg pain and their causes vary, not only between individuals, but can vary in location and intensity with the same person. Degenerative disc disease, herniated disc, displaced vertebrae, etc. — all squirrelly stuff.

Three times a week for the past 22 years I get down on my bedroom floor and do a variety of stretching and strengthening exercises. If I skip more than a couple of weeks, things start to hurt. If I hurt my back suddenly, I’ll do some of those exercises to make sure things are/get back into alignment; gentle, slow stretching and flexing makes things feel better, even if it’s a little painful doing so.

Well, you’ll figure it out, You may need some x-rays and/or an MRI... Good luck.

HenryJ
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Jan 13th, 2018 05:17 PM   Edit   Profile  

Well, I had my MRI Friday and should get results Monday.

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Jan 13th, 2018 05:22 PM   Edit   Profile  

Whatever the cause, I hope it's treatable and temporary!

HenryJ
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Jan 14th, 2018 05:26 AM   Edit   Profile  

Well, I logged into my hospital's website and got my results. A lot of medicalese, so I will be spending the next couple of days looking up those big words.

The word "sciatica" did not appear, but then sciatica is a symptom, not a cause. The word "thrombosis" did not appear. But then if it had been DVT I might be dead by now.

From what I can make out, I'm just getting old and worn out. Relic'd, in other words.

I should probably wait for my doctor to explain it all.

Thanks for everybody's input on this.

(This message was last edited by HenryJ at 07:29 AM, Jan 14th, 2018)

Jake
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Jan 14th, 2018 08:02 AM   Edit   Profile  

Sciatica is a symptom, with several common causes and many not so common.


Peegoo
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Jan 14th, 2018 09:05 AM   Edit   Profile  

Well that's good news and bad news. It's good that it's nothing immediately serious and bad that you don't know the cause.

Do you have any crepitus (noise) in your knee joint when flexing it?

HenryJ
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Jan 15th, 2018 09:19 AM   Edit   Profile  

Still awaiting the call from the doctor.

Peegoo, when I get up from sitting, I can often bend either knee and it will make a popping sound. That has been going on 20 years. I don't know that it is related to the right thigh pain. It might mean that the left thigh is next.

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Jan 15th, 2018 11:31 AM   Edit   Profile  

I asked that question because I have PFS (patellofemoral syndrome), and I have pain in the upper leg. And my knees sound like a box of Rice Crispies when I stand up.

PFS is common in runners, tennis players, and tall people. Three strikes against me.

In most PFS cases the pain is behind the patella (kneecap).

In my case, the pain (both sides) often extends upward into the area under the quadriceps. It's known as a "movie sign" because it manifest when seated (e.g., a theater) for an our or more.

HenryJ
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Bogue Falaya River

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Jan 15th, 2018 11:42 AM   Edit   Profile  

I wish I were active enough to be or have been a runner and/or a tennis player. And I'm only 5'10".

Peegoo
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Jan 15th, 2018 01:49 PM   Edit   Profile  

Waitress! Cancel that order!

:o)

HenryJ
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Bogue Falaya River

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Jan 15th, 2018 02:14 PM   Edit   Profile  

My doctor's office called. It looks like it might be a muscle tear. They have referred me to an orthopedist and I am expecting a call in the next few days.

I don't remember doing anything that would have torn the muscle. The ache just sort of came out of nowhere.

At least I will get to see a proper doctor about this.

HenryJ
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Bogue Falaya River

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Feb 2nd, 2018 10:12 AM   Edit   Profile  

Update: When I saw the orthopedist, he said the MRI was inconclusive. He scheduled a PET scan to make sure the cancer had not returned and spread.

I had the PET scan Tuesday and saw the orthopedist today. It is not cancer. It's more like inflammation and other age-related matters.

In other words, I'm just getting old. I turn the proverbial three-score and 10 later this year.

The pain has lessened. I am okay. Thank God!

Peegoo
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Feb 2nd, 2018 04:35 PM   Edit   Profile  

Hot dang!

That is great news.

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Feb 2nd, 2018 06:00 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have the same symptoms. My right knee hurts like a SOB and sometimes I can barely climb stairs. i'm not aware of any trauma so I doubt any ACL/MCL tear.

I am scheduling a visit and probably an MRI.

Getting old is a B.

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Feb 3rd, 2018 04:48 AM   Edit   Profile  

Getting old is not for sissies.

And I'm glad you all are getting old. :-)

HenryJ
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Bogue Falaya River

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Feb 3rd, 2018 05:29 AM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks, Peegoo!

Larry, it is mystifying when you know you didn't pull a muscle and there is pain there.

And Leftee, getting old beats the alternative.


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