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Strange Leg Problem

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  • Posted By: LucyLegs
  • May 17, 2007
  • 06:26 PM

My injury first started when I was playing volleyball in college. I was at a tournament, when I took off my knee pad I noticed that my left calf was swollen, without pain. After that I had pain inmy calf but never swelling. I had knots in my muscle and could not stretch. Once my calf was aggrivated it stayed aggrivated and got worse with pain in my entire calf and radiating pain up and down my shin bone. I could take 5-6 Advil and be able to make it trought a tournament or practice. The athletic trainers tried everything they could think of. I rested it and did nothing with my legs for two-three months but the pain came back when I played again. If I soaked in an ice bath for 20 minuted and took advil I coudl usually make it through without pain but I had to have not aggrivated it eariler inthe day. They did tests for compartment symdrome and took xrays of my knee and found nothing. This started 10 years ago and even now if I play volleyball aggressively I cannot walk without pain for a few days.

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  • Hi LucyLegs,I don't know what it is, but have you ever tried taking the Advil before the game, starting like an hour before? I'm wondering if you have something in there that once it starts to swell, cuts off blood supply somewhere, and if you could keep it from swelling internally in the first place, that it wouldn't have that cascade effect of hurting for a long time afterward.What do you think?Best,Shula
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  • It is all depends on what are you planning to do with your body in the future. If your goal is to play volleyball regardless of pain than taking Advil and masking the problem is an o'k solution. If you are planning to use your body in a long run and have great quality of life, I highly recommend you to pay attention to what your body is saying to you. Not to mention that Advil taken in that kind of quantities has some nasty side effects. Pain is an indication of imbalance and your body's request for an attention.It is certainly hard to recommend anything precisely without a proper assessment but I would recommend the following:1. Knee and ankle are slave joints to the pelvis and the core. Most of the lower extremity injuries has something to do with dysfunctional abdominal wall and instability in SI joint2.You will benefit greatly from an Assessment and Corrective Exercise program by a C.H.E.K Practitioner. 3. Acupuncture can be extremely beneficial4. To heal your body you need to be in a healing mode. That means less stress and more rest. If you under a lot of stress you will have a very hard time to heal regardless of who is treating you. Saliva Adrenal Stress Profile will be very helpful.5. Check out my WholeLiving Podcast to learn about Foundational Principles of Health and Healing.Be well:)
    Aram Ovsepian 18 Replies Flag this Response
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