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8/22/19 4:41 A

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Hi,
I responded to your question on another message board. I am a retired rehab nurse.

I think you have a good attitude. Exploring and asking questions is good self-advocacy. You can help your doctor by being more educated.

I read you have had an MRI. That was my question on the other message board. I think you might look into seeing a sports orthopedic doctor if you haven't been seeing one already. To be honest, I am leaning towards your problem being nervous system related, most likely from your lumbar or sacral, pelvic area. It could be muscle, ligament, tendon related or it could be join/bone. Either way, seeing a doctor who specializes in sports would be the way to go. You may look into having a neurologic thorough workup. It's doubtful it's circulatory because it's happening to both legs from your knees down. (the exact areas are important). If you like, message me. I can help you narrow down where this may be coming from. My subspecialty was pediatric rehab (neuro). I can also give you links and an anatomical chart. Understanding nerve pathways is helpful. Understanding a little physiology is also helpful. We can brainstorm if you like. That is what I used to do with my patients, families and health care professionals. Sort of like partners in crime. Lol.

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8/19/19 8:03 P

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Hi! The doctor isn't prescribing PT because it has not been determined that I have an injury. I do a lot of exercises to strengthen my legs at home already because I am a runner. I do hip exercises, lungs and many others exercises. When I have had an injury in the past I did go to PT and I was fine. I had another MRI and determined that my tibia fracture I had 5 years ago was healed. I had to stay off it for 8 weeks and wear a foot boot. That was how it healed. I agree there are a lot or programs out there. I have even been to a chiropractor for back issues. The only problem I am facing now is a dual achy feeling going down both my legs. It does not cause me pain when I work out just the achy feeling. So right now we don't know what it is. I was just asking for suggestions on what people thought might be causing the symptoms. Thank you for your feedback!

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8/19/19 4:08 P

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Personally, unless your doctor doesn't have access to prescribe it in your local area, I would suggest asking for a physical therapy session. Often times a PT can assess and give you a home exercise program to solve what the issue is--say perhaps the PT notices an imbalance (strength wise) or flexibility issue and can give exercises to appropriately stretch and/or strengthen the issue area. Worth a shot.

Also, there are a LOT of seated exercise programs and rehab type programs on YouTube to exercise along with despite nursing an injury while you arediscovering the cause and recovering

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8/19/19 3:29 P

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Well the doctor and I didn't discuss weather I should continue exercising because right now he doesn't think it is an injury. He asks if it caused me pain when I exercise and I said not really. I mean I can still feel the achy feeling that I have when I am at rest but it's nothing that says I'm in pain. It's so difficult to diagnosis this. My blood work is all normal and we will see what my ultrasound says after I have it on Wednesday. The ultrasound is just for my veins. He isn't doing my arteries because he feels like my blood flow is fine. However, I did notice when I ran this morning that my fit were falling asleep and my legs did ache more then usual. I just don't know what to think. Thanks for your feedback. I know I should ask the doctor but I was just trying to get some opinions on here.

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8/19/19 11:45 A

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I'm glad to hear you're working with your doctor to figure out what's going on. I would ask them if you should continue running and exercising or if you should stop for now. Hopefully they say you can continue as tolerated.

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Hi! I am having this condition that causing me to have a dull achy pain that starts up around my knee and goes all they way down my leg. It started about a year ago when we were on a trip to Nebraska and I had been sitting in the car a while so I just thought it was my leg cramping and me needing to get out and stretch. Then about a year later we went on another trip and the same thing happened only the trip wasn't near as long. I didn't notice it too much but now that I have started running again on top of my other exercise I noticed that when I am at rest I will experience it a lot. If I get up and move around it seems to feel better. I don't really experience a lot of any type of pain when I am running or doing other exercise. However, I have noticed it has started to do the same thing in my left left only not as often. I went to the doctor and they did some blood work but so far everything has come back normal for inflammation and any type of muscle atrophy. They are scheduling for me to have a doppler ultrasound to see if I have any circulation issues all though when they checked the pulse in my foot the doctor said it seemed like I have good blood flow. He had a nurse practitioner in the room with him and they both agreed. Also, the ultrasound would check and see if I had a clot develop recently or if I had one and there is scaring. The doctor didn't think it was an injury since it started over a year ago. However, I have not stopped exercising in that year. Also, I don't feel any real pain when I run or do other exercise. However, a few years back I had a tibia fracture and didn't even know it. I was running and the only pain I experienced was a little bit of aching which I thought was maybe just due to lactic acid build up in my leg. So you never know what is going on.
My question is should I continue to run and exercise? What suggestions do you have on what you think it could be? Thank you!



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