cant get out and play
Bored outta my brains as i have a bad hip and my doctors not told me whats up so i dont wanna over do it...
It started with back pain then over time its gone into my hip and it really hurts to turn,lift,lie on it i can run walk a mile or so without pain but turn a touch and it feels like im going to fall over with shooting pains down to my toes sometimes???
Had Xray nowt shown up now got 6 weeks of physio before i can go back to docs for a diagnosis and move to the next step...
Anyboy had anything similar ? my mum had arthritis bad but would that not have shown on xray?
Didster I sympathise with you. Broke my arm and dislocated my shoulder on the summit of an oulier of Glas Maol away back in the middle of January and I'm still getting treatment from a physio. I also had a brachial plexus injury which I think is the main problem. Was getting physio but it is on hold as I had an eye operation last week so things have ground to a halt at the moment. Start physio again in just over a week.
You need to find something that you are able to do at home. I'm putting all my walking history (and photos) onto an external hard drive for posterity. It is taking a long time (now in 2001) especially as when I started I could only use one hand.
All the best and hope things improve.
That's bad news Dids.
Not wishing to take advantage, but if Mrs Diddy needs an outdoors playmate....
unlucky- I sympathise
The NHS is not really geared up for treating backs in my experience (apart from dispensing the drugs and also if they can spot the need for surgery).
I've had 25 years of irregular chronic and acute lower back and 'hip'(sacro-iliac) and sciatic issues. Only now getting on top of it.
I'd get yourself to a decent Chiropractor or Osteopath (same thing really as long as they are good) Or a private physio who specialises in backs. Preferably one that offers needles (Dry Needles or Western Acupuncture). Don't wait for the slow NHS
I've suffered on and off for years with similar (5 years ago had issues for months, 2 years ago needed 2 poles to get up out of a chair or the car for 2 weeks - and on some hardcore painkillers and valium for spasms - a shorter 3 day period happened last year)
sciatica (leg pain) is a symptom of various issues.
e.g. If it moves around sometimes knee sometimes toes sometimes less) it could be a deep muscular issue - which won't show on an xray and can be just as painful as some disc/vertebrae problems -
If it goes always to one place it will probably be disc/nerve related.
the progression of the area of pain is a classic symptom of muscles tensing up over time to compensate for an injury to another area. I experience ityself if I neglect to go for a treatment after injury (caused by a few days of careless digging or lifting usually). In my experience the longer you leave it the more entrenched it will get.
After recovery, some sort of core strengthening work e.g. Pilates or Iyengar yoga (which has worked wonders for me) or certain types of careful gym work can help prevent further injury.
'Migrating' pain like that is probably musculo-skeletal; you start off with pain somewhere, and start holding your body differently, and this causes m-s problems. As others have said, it sounds like sciatica or a trapped nerve. Since you've been referred for physio, it sounds like your GP agrees, and is hoping the physio will release the trapped nerve. Shame the GP didn't let you know what his diagnosis was...
I hope you get better soon Dids.
AYK, after wrecking knee, 9mts rehab. and having to give up climbing. Not getting out to hills can be a pain inthe a**e.
* Didster * wrote (see)
Had Xray nowt shown up now got 6 weeks of physio before i can go back to docs for a diagnosis and move to the next step...Anyboy had anything similar ? my mum had arthritis bad but would that not have shown on xray?
Know your plight only too well dids, about 4 months now since i've seen a trail.
Off for a week in flat Wiltshire pretty soon hoping to get some easy recuperative walking in as part of my rehabilitation with everything i have crossed that it doesn't go tits up.
Include a little history in your walks. Pecsaetan - Ancient Derbyshire, Staffordshire and South Yorkshire - http://pecsaetan.weebly.com/
Milly. wrote (see)
Ooooh, Dids.. You had a special birthday, didn't you? We forgot to warn you that everything starts to fall apart immediately after that one
Too bloody right! My mum was a musculo-skeletal specialist, and when I started whining about things going wrong, her response was "you've just passed your 40th, that's when things start falling apart." Thanks for the sympathy, mum!
I'd echo Mole's suggestion about chiropractic, but that's only cos I've have a very good chiropractor and respond very well to the treatment - which is as much physio as manipulation.
The former back problems are a clear pointer to some imminent chances on a trapped nerve. Shooting pains in the leg are most certainly nerves getting tickled or pushed on. If you are starting to loose feeling or control of muscles in that leg or feet you're 100% sure it's a trapped nerve (probably the main nerve somewhere in your spine).
Artritis is another kind of pain like an inflamation.
Since it isn't a continous pain you're most likeley are on the edge of a true hernia or something similar. Rest and dossaged physio should help but take at least 6 months for healing and probaly a whole year before you're 100% again.
To be sure there is a beginning of a true (continously) trapped nerve try to get an MRI of the lower back including pelvis. That shoudl do the trick to find the problem.
Surgery is then a possibility but remember there are risks for extra permanent nerve damage due to the operation. It's better to rest it out, less risk but takes much more time. Operations are only adviced when you cannot hold your water and/or such.
Last fall I got struck by a hernia, it paralyzed my left underleg and foot. I've rested (lying flat on a bed) for 3 months then slowely started moving again (physio, short walks). Now I'm working again fulltime for 2 months. But I'm still not on my old level, I wouldn't dare to do a solo hike for a couple of days and long distances. Perhaps next fall again. So indeed it might take a year to recover from trapped nerves.
I thought it was his hip that was the problem, Alexander, not his arse!
Thanks folks for you kind words and sharing your aches and pains,good to know (not in a nasty way) that I'm not the only one cracking up from injuries and ailments .
I'm covered well at work sick wise and I'm in a sick plan just need to look into it for medical cover for chiropractor etc thanks.
@ hospital next week so i will see what my Physio has to say and take it from there.
ed h wrote (see)
That's bad news Dids.Not wishing to take advantage, but if Mrs Diddy needs an outdoors playmate....
Thanks anyway but she's busy studying for her exams next week ......
Tempted to sell all my gear and take up fishing
Dids, plain x-rays are pretty crap for diagnosis of back problems unless the problem is pathological or pretty well advanced. "Trapped nerve" is a term that shouldn't be used, it is inaccurate and is used by some GPs to avoid the bothersome process of onward referral to reach a definitive diagnosis.CT or MRI are the only imaging modalities worth a damn for early demonstration of spinal problems. You have a problem but your plain X rays don't demonstrate that, however it shouldn't say to your GP that your spine is normal, you still have a problem, right?
Google lumbar nerve root impingement. This link gives some information.
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