I'm 67, male, normally active, have been experiencing severe
Patient :I'm 67, male, normally active, have been experiencing severe pain twinges in my left groin radiating down to the outside of my left knee. Pain occurs when I go to lift my left leg. Symptoms have slowly receded over about four months. My doctor tells me to see a physiotherapist. I'm doubtful.
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I understand your concern.
It sounds like a nerve compression or a pinched nerve, since the pain is radiating down.. If it's slowly receding, it's a good sign and it will disappear completely soon..
However, physiotherapy is indeed a good option, and will help in a quicker recovery.. Is there any pain around the calf region? Or any swelling you can feel anywhere?
Feel free to discuss further.
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