I've posted here before, but never with a lucid, complete description of my symptoms.
Much of the time for the last year, I've had a strange aching sensation in my calves. It's relatively subtle in the sense that it's not painful -- more of an unplesant, queasy sort of feeling. Sometimes this ache extends into my knee and above my knee to my lower quads, but it seems diffuse and is difficult to ascribe a specific location to. Pressing ******n the back of my calf causes literal pain, but blocks the ache. Changing my posture seems to change the source of the ache. When this ache is present, my legs feel wobbly and heavy, as if I have trouble maintaining my balance. There does not, however, seem to be any objective weakness when it comes to things like calf raises or running short distances. I seem to have full use of my muscles; they just feel strange and unpleasant. I'd love to be able to exercise, but exercise just seems to exacerbate things. Last week, I used the elliptical a few times for 10-15 minutes each and it felt GREAT, but I'm wondering if the recurrence of symptoms I'm experiencing is due to that.
There is no tingling. There are, however, occasional fasciculations.
When driving or playing piano for extended periods of time, my achilles area and sometimes upper calf will hurt and burn. This is immediate when playing drums and the burning sensation in the calf will sometimes last for days. Walking two miles can, but does not always, cause the same symptoms. Could be an exaggeration of normal muscle soreness.
Sometimes, driving or sitting can cause pain in my right hip and behind my right quadriceps. This does not last past the activity.
Occasionally, I also have an itching sensation in my heel that is impossible to scratch (i.e. not a real itch). This seems to correlate with pain and aching in the area.
I have upper back pain, for what it's worth, and suffered a groin pull rock climbing a year before this started. I've seen a rheumatologist and a neurologist, and my levels of everything seem fine. I'm a pescevegetarian, but I think I get enough of everything essential. My physical therapist thinks it *might* be spinal. I'm in good health in general, and was in great shape before said groin pull.
Anyone know anything that might help?
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