Hi! I am new to this site and wanting some information from fellow back pain sufferers. I am having strange sensations in my right leg. This is scary for me and is happening about a year and a half after the birth of my son. It first started as burning sensations on each side of my groin and progressed to pain when bringing my legs together, rolling over, etc. I would get burning sensations under my butt cheeks. My doctor ordered physical therapy which caused the pain to move and almost worsen. My PT is using a SI belt that provided some relief with being able to get up and down and roll over. HOWEVER, I now get spots that ache when pressed on my calf, they feel bruised but come and go...usually a couple inches under the back of my knee (almost always the same area) I get pain on the side of my shinn. The joint/ligament on my outter knee aches at times. My heel hurts off and on. It hurts to put weight on my leg every once in a while. Crossing my legs is unbearable. Any pressure on the back of my thigh causes pain down my leg. Even sitting in a chair causes pressure on my leg... that causes strange sensations. Holding my son on my leg feels like the circulation is being cut off.
-Previous Harrington Rod surgeries to correct scoliosis 90's and 2005
-diagnosed with spondylolisthesis in August 2013 (was not causing pain, routine check up)
-Pain started end of December after a two day train ride
-PT started in January
SI belt Feb/March
Pain moved from groin to right leg in March AND IS STILL THERE
MRI shows spondylolistthesis of L5S1 compressing nerves to the left
MRI shows Osteitis Pubis
PT believes that the SI belt is changing my gait and causing the leg pain or it could be referred nerve pain. I have had a friend mention DVT. I mentioned it to my doctor who did an ultrasound that came back fine (this was early before my pain really set in to my calf). Next option is a steroid injection then surgery.
Are these pains typical of others with my issues? What does nerve pain feel like to others with these problems? After all of this I AM DEFINITELY developing anxiety issues.