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Back of Leg Pain

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  • Posted By: sscarpa04
  • November 28, 2006
  • 04:11 PM

I noticed that when I sit for a long time in class the back of my legs would hurt... closer to the back to my knees. But now it hurts all the time, not just while I'm sitting. I'm kinda short and though it was just the pressure on the back of my legs because my legs dangle. Now since it hurts all the time I think something might really be wrong. Anyone have anything like this before?!

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  • I am having the same problem and I'm starting to get worried. This started about 1.5 months ago. I don't think I did anything to it. Any ideas?
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  • I have the same exact conditions. I have heard anything from phlebitis, blood clot to lower back pain traveling down the leg? I wish I could figure this out!
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  • Hi, I have the same type of symptoms. Aching, muscle cramps in my knees, back of legs and sacrum sometime occur when I am sitting or lying down. I have had this on and off for 5 years and have been dealing with it. The only thing that seems to work are anti-inflammatory meds and hot showers. I get so frustrated! Sometimes I will turn up the water really hot and just sit in there. I have been tested for arthritis, autoimmune diseases, allergies, lyme disease, but nothing found. The pain is strange and is a wierd cramping, aching sensation. I get it in my knees and somewhere in the back, sacral area. It never occurs in the upper body. I really hope we figure out what this is, because it really drives me nuts. I don't think people understand how bad the pain really feels. :confused:
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  • Hey,have you guys had x-rays?i have 2 fractures in my back at the L5 lumbar. I have leg pain like you guys r describing iw ould get tht checked out.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 6, 2010
    • 03:00 AM
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  • hi guys,from past experience with clients, if you want to be safer than sorry, always go for a scan to make sure it's nothing more serious than it shoudl be.If the scans come out clean, chances are, its a muscular thing. What it sounds like to me, is because of the hardness of the chairs in class ( i assume they're not soft and comfy), either your piriformis muscles or hamstrings are getting pressed in. if the piriformis muscle has a knot ( or applying direct pressure can simulate this, eg sitting on hard surfaces) the refered pain pattern can be felt down the hammies, like cyatic nerve pain. if the back of the knees are hurting, try this. Get up and stretch them out very gently by reaching down and trying to touch your toes. It's the most basic way of stretching the hammies, just make sure your lecturer doesn't think you're weird. lol. gentle stretching of the hammies should do the trick.if all else fails, go see a REMEDIAL massage therapist. ask if they do "trigger point therapy", and get them to work on your glutes and legs.hope that helps!
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