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What causes unusual leg pain?

I have been physically doing some labor work and had to be on my legs for 7-8 hours per day for the past two weeks, all of a sudden I have pain in my right leg and could not walk for 2 hours, I can walk now but still in pain. Please tell me what happened. Thank you, I appreciate it. Paul
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
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Hello,

As you have done hard work which is kind of heavy duty, there are two possibilities which can be happening. If the pain is radiating in nature than it could be related to the muscle spasm in the lumbar spine leading to nerve entrapment. In case the pain is dull in nature and no radiation then it will be DOMS (Delayed onset muscle soreness), the DOMS happens in muscle due to excessive work which was not performed by the muscles in the past and it's not a habitual work. The DOMS effect will come down in 3-4 days maximum of time and nothing much to worry. If unbearable then doing hot water fermentation will be good.

In case if it's radiating in nature then needs to do Mackenzie maneuver to centralize the pain and do core stability exercises.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Jay Indravadan Patel, Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist
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