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Chronic hip and leg pain

tstrattonttstratton Posts: 2
edited 11/02/2014 - 8:04 PM in Chronic Pain
Hi everyone, I am hoping someone can give me some ideas. I have been suffering from chronic hip and leg pain for the last few years. I have had steroid shots and now it seems like the muscles in my leg twitch constantly. I take muscle relaxers and pain medicine every day. I have been to see several doctors. It hurts to walk, sit. I don't know what to do anymore. Can anyone out there tell me what to look for so I can get some relief?

Tammy J Stratton


  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832
    What have the doctors said when you have been to see them, have they done an MRI or X-ray ?

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  • sandisandi Posts: 6,342
    edited 11/03/2014 - 3:01 AM
    or neurologist? What kind of doctors are you seeing?
    Unless you have a proper diagnosis, it is difficult to correct an problem without knowing exactly what it is you are trying to correct? Have you gone to physical therapy?
    What else have you had done to address the problem? What imaging tests or nerve conduction testing has been done to determine what may be causing the problem?

  • If you've done all the medical stuff here are some 'tricks' I use...

    Firstly magnesium. I'm not saying its a huge cure or anything but magnesium liquid gels help with nerve stuff & restless leg syndrome so it might help a little. Can't hurt. I also take really hot Epsom salt (magnesium) baths.

    Absorbine plus (buy from Walmart or pharmacy) helps with arthritis a little. If I smother myself & lay under a ceiling fan it cools everything down. It's a strange sensation. I don't know if it does much more than distract but at times that's good! I then cover my legs with a hot blanket. Hot pad (water bottle) on my back & alternate with ice.

    Massage on aromatherapy blend oils. Back & legs.

    Most importantly for me, Walking! Even if it's just slowly hobbling around & gentle stretches. I know it's hard but the less I move the more I hurt.

    The most important thing with spines is to get the diagnostic tests & see the right specialists. As said, if you don't know for sure what's causing the problems you can't treat them effectively.
    Osteoarthritis & DDD.
  • I have had MRI, x-rays, been to PMR, Rheumatologist, pain clinic. Growing up I always had leg pain and my mom took me to the doctor and was always told I had growing pains. I played sports in school a lot of sports injuries. I am going back to my family doctor this week because I hurt so much. I do have two bulging disc in the bottom of my back but that doesn't give me any issues. I do walk and I do stretches. I do know know the more steroid injections that I have had the worse muscle twitching that I got in my legs. Just trying to get some information so that when I see my doctor I know what to ask for to get help.
    Thank you
    Tammy J Stratton
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