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Deep "aches" in legs 8 years post surgery

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  • Posted By: Jobeanage
  • December 8, 2009
  • 05:00 AM

I am 27 years old. I was diagnosed with Popliteal entrapment syndrome in 2000. I am 9 years Post op for a saphenous vein graft on my right leg and another "exploritory" surgery for my left leg. But it wasnt until last year when I started to experience pain while I was sitting (longer than 5 minutes or so). Long story short: I went to UCLA to get checked out and I was bounced to the Back/spine specialist because it wasnt a vascular problem, and then to a neurologist because it wasnt my spine either. The neurologist didnt find any "large fiber" neruopathy. The only thing they could give as a differntial diagnosis is small fiber nerve damage due to the scar tissue of all the surgeries. Although this could make sence, its always troubled me that the pain didnt bother to show up until 8 years AFTER I got my scar tissue. Could I still be making more scar tissue? I dont know. I did get mild Keloid Scars when I first got the surgeries, but they have flattened out. So I am wondering if anyone has experienced similar pains:

The best I could describe them is like a deep ache: if you have ever put ice on a spot for too long an it goes beyond the cold feeling and its a DEEP ache like to your bones... this is the pain I feel up and down my legs, in different spots, at different times. I have managed to thwart these pains by stress management, Accupuncture and self massage, but it still persists.

I would like to know what is causing the pain and how, if I can, to fix it.
Thank you

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