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sever leg pain! Please tell me what I have.

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  • Posted By: Natalia Fornow
  • December 31, 2009
  • 03:10 PM

For the last three weeks I have been having
severe pain in either the femoral artery or
great saphenous vein! My 13 year old son after
checking his Grays Anatomy book for the areas of my pain
is not sure if there is any ligaments in these locations. The
pain is immense when I stand from sitting or
when I bend at the waste and than squat, turn
or part my legs! Almost feels like my muscles,
veins, tendons and ligaments are being ripped
and dragged across nail tips. The pain rips
through the top and inner thigh and shoots
across under my right knee cap. Sometimes there
is a sounds like a clunk and feels like
something is being sling shotted across my knee
and thigh. The pain started in my right leg but
I am beginning to get the same in my left leg
as well. This pain subsides just to start again
if I bend at my knees, twist my leg the wrong
way or raise my legs in bent form while standing.
I can`t sleep anymore until I am totally exhausted
from lack of sleep. Due to being a restless sleeper
that turns and tosses there is no sense in trying
to sleep. When I turn the pain just wakes me. I work
out on exercise equipment at home now due to the long
winter at hand, running walking, bike riding, and
love going for walks outdoors. I am not sure if
doing the earlier exercises are just worsening the
effects from whatever is causing this pain. I am seriously
worried about this as I am also beginning to have pain,
weakness, tingling and fatigue in all my muscles
including neck, back and arms.

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  • You should see a Doctor as soon as possible. Just guessing from your symptoms that you might have a slipped disc in your spine. Hope you get a resolution.
    MattB4 53 Replies
    • December 31, 2009
    • 05:07 PM
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  • 31 years ago I was hit by a car and my spine was twisted! This went unnoticed for a while do to other extensive damage done to me from the car hitting me. Could this be a result of the pain I am having now. Not sure what twisted spine means but could it be similar to a slipped disk. For the last three weeks I have been having severe pain in either the femoral artery or great saphenous vein! My 13 year old son after checking his Grays Anatomy book for the areas of my pain is not sure if there is any ligaments in these locations. The pain is immense when I stand from sitting or when I bend at the waste and than squat, turn or part my legs! Almost feels like my muscles, veins, tendons and ligaments are being ripped and dragged across nail tips. The pain rips through the top and inner thigh and shoots across under my right knee cap. Sometimes there is a sounds like a clunk and feels like something is being sling shotted across my knee and thigh. The pain started in my right leg but I am beginning to get the same in my left leg as well. This pain subsides just to start again if I bend at my knees, twist my leg the wrong way or raise my legs in bent form while standing. I can`t sleep anymore until I am totally exhausted from lack of sleep. Due to being a restless sleeper that turns and tosses there is no sense in trying to sleep. When I turn the pain just wakes me. I work out on exercise equipment at home now due to the long winter at hand, running walking, bike riding, and love going for walks outdoors. I am not sure if doing the earlier exercises are just worsening the effects from whatever is causing this pain. I am seriously worried about this as I am also beginning to have pain, weakness, tingling and fatigue in all my muscles including neck, back and arms.You should see a Doctor as soon as possible. Just guessing from your symptoms that you might have a slipped disc in your spine. Hope you get a resolution.
    Natalia Fornow 10 Replies
    • December 31, 2009
    • 06:37 PM
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  • You should see a Doctor as soon as possible. Just guessing from your symptoms that you might have a slipped disc in your spine. Hope you get a resolution.I went to my doctor today and the quack like usual blamed it on my thyroid like she does for every problem I get! I could break my leg and she would say it is my thyroid.
    Natalia Fornow 10 Replies
    • December 31, 2009
    • 06:41 PM
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  • Did you get X-rays? Thyroid problems could be a issue, but I can not imagine that a X-ray would not be done.
    MattB4 53 Replies
    • December 31, 2009
    • 06:58 PM
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  • Did you get X-rays? Thyroid problems could be a issue, but I can not imagine that a X-ray would not be done. I had X rays of my hips, lower spinal and pelvis area done two years ago when I just developed pain in my bones. The doctors thought I might have had arthritis but no sign of anything was found that would cause the pain. This new pain just started. Different and more severe than anything I ever had when X rayed. Did you read my other post when I was hit by the car and the damage.:(
    Natalia Fornow 10 Replies
    • December 31, 2009
    • 07:36 PM
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  • I am not a Doctor, but from your post about the latest pain episode coming 3 weeks back and also having now knowing about your previous twisted spine from accident many years ago, It does not seem unlikely for it to be a spine problem. X-rays from two years ago would not be able to diagnose a disc problem that has just recently happened. It could be caused by Arthritis or just from over exertion. There are many good references to lower back problems if you do a search here and through Google. Heres Wikipedias: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinal_disc_herniation
    MattB4 53 Replies
    • December 31, 2009
    • 08:10 PM
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