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Suggest treatment for severe pain on the legs after physical work

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Posted on Mon, 25 May 2015
Question: I have sever pain that comes and goses not all the time but several times aday ,, on my left leg its below my knee about 2 inches on the outside of my leg. I have been off work for over a year and just started back to work it involves climbing up a ladder a lot and not very heavy lifting.. Please note that over a year ago I was in a extremely physical job. Massive lifting all day long. Stacking bundles over 81lbs all day long . Then I was layed off and haven't worked for over a year. I started this job about a week ago and several days later this intense pain developed. I got 4 xrays but they have not been read yet.. I am freaking out.
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (16 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It can be due to muscle fatigue

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have studied your case. Pain after heavy working is mostly due to stress and muscle fatigue. Other cause can be nerve compression. Before I advised you anything I would like to know little detail of this illness.
1. Is this pain increases when you press that part?
2.Is this pain improves with rest?
3.Are you a smoker? or a Diabetic ?
Please send me answers of these questions. I will try my best to help you.
thanks
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Follow up: Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (17 minutes later)
the PA check for DVT and I showed no signs what so ever for that. No swelling no redness ext.. I attached xrays did you see them yet. ALSO never a smoker or Diabetic.. NO pain on pressing the left upper side of my café.. THANKYOU

THE PAIN is like to be honest a shock wave LIKE STICKING A electric prod on my muscle or bones and takes your breath away then its gone happens about 4 times a day give or take.. When im in bed not moving it dosent happen...yet that is....THANKYOU..

just in that area I meant to say no where else .. just localized pain. but intense.

can you comment anymore on xrays thanks
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (25 hours later)
Brief Answer:
You need to get MRI of the leg.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have studied your case and x rays. Your x ray is showing dense white shadow in middle of the bone. It can be just because of poor image. But sometime this is infection in the bone or tumour. X ray is not good to diagnose these conditions so I would recommend you to get MRI of the leg to confirm the diagnosis.
If there is infection in the bone or tumour which is causing this pain then you might need surgery to drain that lesion. It should be done as early as possible.
I hope this answer will be useful for you. Let me know if there is any other followup questions.
thanks
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Suggest treatment for severe pain on the legs after physical work

Brief Answer: It can be due to muscle fatigue Detailed Answer: Hello, I have studied your case. Pain after heavy working is mostly due to stress and muscle fatigue. Other cause can be nerve compression. Before I advised you anything I would like to know little detail of this illness. 1. Is this pain increases when you press that part? 2.Is this pain improves with rest? 3.Are you a smoker? or a Diabetic ? Please send me answers of these questions. I will try my best to help you. thanks