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Constant pain in leg. Histroy of fall. Bone cancer?

I fell over at Christmas (backwards onto my rear) and since then my leg on that side constantly aches especially at night. I have been going to the gym and have had to start wearing a knee support on that leg but it still throbs. Could the fall have triggered bone cancer? I am 50 years of age and otherwise fit and healthy.
Asked On : Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, your symptom presentation fits into "lumbar disc disease with radiculopathy" of traumatic etiology. Propably during the fall, the intervertebral disc might have ruptured causing pressure over the exiting nerve root which is causing throbbing pain down the leg. There is no way that any one can trigger bone cancer with a fall. To definitely diagnose your problem, an MRI scan is needed. Dont panic, just visit an orthopedic surgeon and follow his advise accordingly. Good day
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