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What causes persistent pain in left leg?

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Posted on Thu, 21 May 2015
Question: I am having pain in my. Left leg almost entire leg but really bad around my ankles
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Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
possibility of disc bulge leading to leg pain.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

I have read your query.

There is possibility of spinal nerve compression leading to radicular leg pain. Spinal nerve compression can be due to disc bulge. Therefore in such circumstance, I would first advise you MRI spine and EMG NCV study for confirming diagnosis.
Physiotherapy plays important role in treatment. Physiotherapy like ultrasound and Tens may give you relief.

I hope I have answered your questions. If you have further questions please feel free to contact us. I will be happy to answer. Take care.
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What causes persistent pain in left leg?

Brief Answer: possibility of disc bulge leading to leg pain. Detailed Answer: Hello, I have read your query. There is possibility of spinal nerve compression leading to radicular leg pain. Spinal nerve compression can be due to disc bulge. Therefore in such circumstance, I would first advise you MRI spine and EMG NCV study for confirming diagnosis. Physiotherapy plays important role in treatment. Physiotherapy like ultrasound and Tens may give you relief. I hope I have answered your questions. If you have further questions please feel free to contact us. I will be happy to answer. Take care.