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Inability to crry more than 2kg without tinglingpain in foot and

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
Does any fellow sufferers xperience a similar symtoms to mine as summarised below. If so could you kindly contact me. I have done alot of research and maybe we can help each other.

1. Carrying of anything above 2kg will almost always and within a few minutes bring on the hip/buttock/back pain. Whilst this symptom was not as predominant in the early period of the pain, it has become a more prominent feature over the course of the last couple of years.

2. Sitting will bring on hip/buttock/back pain. Tolerance to sitting will last varying amounts of time from as little as a couple of minutes to up to half an hour.

3. As the hip/buttock/back pain becomes worse the pain starts to spread down the leg. It would usually only appear in the foot in the most extreme times and would otherwise go down the back of the leg, behind the knee etc. Over the last 6 months, I have experienced pins and needles in my toes more quickly and to a far greater extent than in previous years (Lifting more than a carton of milk will now usually translate into hip/buttock/back pain and pins and needles in my toes within a few minutes).

4. When being massaged the Gluteus Minimus, Gluteus Medias and Quadrates Laburnum would always feel sore and when pressed deeply particularly during times of more intense pain would often significantly mimic the pain I might otherwise feel down the leg.

All the evidence points to a compression problem. That is on lifting (even very light weights i.e. a book) and sitting. Walking playing tennis, twisting, does not bother me. I can have considerably less pain if I refrain from any lifting (almost impossible from a practical point of view) and virtually no sitting.



  • Welcome to the board.

    I can sympathize with you. I share the problems you mention in #1, 3 and 4. Where we differ is that my pain is alleviated by sitting or lying down. I cannot walk or stand for any length of time.

    I have had a one level fusion and another decompression surgery to open the foramina at one level lower than the fusion. I have spent the last two years having surgeries, in rehab and recovery and I am no better off than I was.

    Nerve compression is a tricky problem. I currently have three specialists shaking their heads and trying to figure out what, if anything can be done for my situation.

    I hope that you will enjoy being on this board. There are many generous people on here who are happy to share their stories, knowledge and experiences.
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