Pain in right calf, sticky sensation in right foot
Patient : I have chronic pain in my right calf mostly which started when i damaged my lower back(middle,think its called the cox bone)walking up a hill.I think ive damaged the nerve and now have pain in my right buttock which now has spread all down my right leg(mostly painful in my calf)aslo i have pin&needles sensations in my right foot constantly..Really worried because the pain has become almost unbearable.I have to remain standing because sitting or lying down is more painful..Please help.
All the symptoms that you described may be caused by a nerve compression that can produce an inflammatory process affecting nerve roots (neuritis)in the lumbarregion In the younger patients, as yourself, lumbar radiculopathy may be a result of a disc herniation or an acute injury causing impingement of an existing nerve. In the older patient, lumbar radiculopathy is often a result of spinal canal narrowing from bone (osteophyte) formation, decreased disc height and degenerative changes due to aging process.The treatment strategy would be as follows: try to keep a proper posture, avoiding repetitive cervical and lumbosacral stress (example weight lifting), adhering to a healthy lifestyle and proper nutrition, physical activity, losing excess of weight, smoking cessation, seeking medical advice in a timely manner when indicated. During the pain crisis a physical therapy program should be followed and aimed to reduce pain and inflammation. For patients that show poor response to these measures the surgical option may be considered.
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