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Legs feel tight

MissPiggyMMissPiggy Posts: 76
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:23 AM in Chronic Pain
It doesn't seem to matter what time of day or night or what I am doing or done, from my mid-back down both legs to just below my knees feels really tight and like they are bound together which makes it very uncomfortable to walk(I feel like I waddle).I do stand for a long 8hrs at work. I also feel like there's a band around my thighs mostly the left thigh a good part of the day. I move around switching one foot to the other but it happens even days when I'm not working. It hurts so bad I can hardly move. My pain level hovers between 5 and 8 most days. Does anyone have these type symptoms? and what do you do for it? I take a hot bath in empsom salt often but those are not as effective any more.


  • Hiya,
    Not sure what is wrong. I do think you should go to the doctor. I dont know how you get through the day standing for long hours. I know i used to work 13 hour shifts, but couldnt even stand 13 minutes now. Go see your doctor, keep us posted on how you get on.

    Angie x
  • Yeah i dont knowhow u could stand for that length of time i know i couldnt.....why dont u make an appointmentand go see ur doctor.it can do no harm... :*
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  • boy you hit the nail on the head. since my fusions, i not only have pain at site but for 5 years, leg pain in hamstring area. gets tight and can't walk too well. i've seen drs but to no avail. i might try an injection but last time did not help. anyone else have this

    I have 4 fusions from L5-3, the latest last May '12 where they fixed my disc that broke.They went through my side this time. I take 40 mg of oxycontin 4x a day and 4 fenatyl lollipops 300 micro gms 4x a day.
  • Thank you for your comments. I last saw my PM 4 weeks ago and see him again in another 4weeks. Right now I am having PT in fact in a couple of minutes I go. I am having traction (80lbs)now. I have 2 more session after today. It will be interesting to see what happens. I have been using the Lidocane patch when I work. I helps a little in small area in my back but only where the patch is. The pains I get in my legs are I want to scream :''( . I am thankful I have the strength that I do have, it just gets me really down. This is just not like me. Thank you again. Any comments anytime. Thanx
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