Hi,Thanks for taking the time to read this posting. I'm a 26 year old female. I'm a college coach, and have always been active my whole life. About two and a half years ago, I took a field hockey ball to my left ankle. The normal swelling and bruising accompanied the hit, but about four weeks later I noticed my whole leg was swelling. My Athletic Trainer thought it might be just traveling swelling, so I continued to ice and elevate, but nothing changed. Being stubborn, I thought it might go away by itself, but slowly the leg started to ache. About 8mo. In, I got a Doppler test (no DVT) and an x-ray, because I thought maybe it was a small fracture. Nothing. Over the course of two years, I have had: MRI, MRI with contrast, multiple ultra sounds and dopplers. I had a stress test where they checked my blood pressure after, and it was really low in both legs, more so the big leg. Then I had an arteriorgram, they didn't see anything, but my normal leg only has one artery instead of three.Recently, I took muscle relaxers for my back and my leg swelling and hurting really was reduced. That lasted about a month and now after preseason it is back with a vengeance. The pain is more local to my calf and it's a throbbing pulsating pain...almost like I would imagine there's a block and something is being squeezed around it. Any ideas? My vascular surgeon has no idea.... The next step is a test for compartment syndrome, even though my surgeon is almost positive it's not that.... Any help would be very appreciated!!!Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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