Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
192 Doctors are Online

Have moderate right thigh pain extends to ankles, feet. No pain while moving around. What is it?

I have moderate right thigh pain that shoots down to my ancles and feet. I first noticed when bending over picking up something and my back made a popping sound..kind of like a cramp and the pain shot straight down right leg. Its to the point where I'm not able to sleep at night and sometimes sleeping on floor helps.Pain is not noticed if I'm moving around..Only when I'm still.
Asked On : Mon, 1 Apr 2013
Answers:  2 Views:  11
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.
By the description of the symptoms, I feel that you have "Lumbar disc disease with radiculopathy".
Your bending movement might have caused the intervertebral disc to pop out and cause compression over the nerve root resulting in shooting pain down the leg.
The initial management is conservative means -
* avoid bending movements and lifting weights
* sleep only on flat surface
* Analgesic and muscle relaxant medications
* Neurotropic vitamin (Vit B12) supplements
* Intermittant pelvic traction

If the symptoms are not resolving , then an MRI scan is mandatory to know the extent of the disc compression.
Consult an orthosurgeon/ spine surgeon and follow his advice.
Hope this helps
Answered: Sun, 7 Jul 2013
I find this answer helpful

 1 user finds this helpful

General & Family Physician Dr. Ralph Chambers's  Response
Hi. This is called radiculopathy and it's due to a nerve compression, most likely in your lumbar spine and perhaps from a bulging or ruptured disk. You need an MRI of the lumbar spine to evaluate that and I would refer you to a physiatrist--a physical medicine and rehabilitation MD specialist--for a customized therapy program that should resolve the symptoms
Answered: Sun, 7 Jul 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor