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Leg and knee pain and weakness

Jan 29, 2016 11:29 AM

I had a so so good day yesterday. Had errands to do and some shopping. It was good to be out the house. I've had a constant pain in upper thigh on right leg even withbmefds it still dull pain. So today that leg pain has expanded to knee and back calf and up to the hip and knee on left side burns. I have been doing attached but its been light. I did do some lifting yesterday. A case of water but it was really more of a dragging the water.. Any who... I'm nervous when I walk since one the pain and after a few steps I get a shock and it buckles.. I've been good with not falling lately and I want to keep that going. Are there any tips other then just staying off it..
The one good thing is my mom saw jhow I was walking so she is doing the cooking and I'm more then happy to let her..lol i's tired of cooking ..although I do love it butg u know.. Lol
About the leg and what not? What would y'all do? Will the cold \hot rubs work? Or just pain meds? I don't normally take anything during the day. Just morning meds and night. And also numbness in hands and arm. That just stared as I'm typing this.

Jan 29, 2016 2:20 PM

Personally I would try the rubs, massaging it and stretching. My numbness in hands and arms is caused by muscle cramps in my shoulders pressing on the nerves. If that is your case stretching and the runs might help. Personally I hate taking the meds so i usually try everything else first.

Jan 29, 2016 2:21 PM

*rubs not runs.

Jan 29, 2016 2:23 PM

Thanks. I do have shoulder immobility so I did not think bout that causing my hand issues on the same arm

Jan 29, 2016 3:22 PM

New fibro girl I use the majority of the time is called Equate roll on cool and hot. It helps with the pain, enough to be able to sleep. I also have used Tiger's Balm an ointment it works pretty good. I have a rice pack that I made by sewing two large wash cloths together leaving one side open to pour in the rice then sew up. Throw into the microwave for either 2 -3 minutes, get into bed place the hot pack on what ever area it is needed and cover up. It stays hot for a couple of hrs. None of these completely does away with the pain,it just makes it bearable. Good luck

Jan 29, 2016 9:54 PM

My muscles at the top of my back & neck knot up and cause my fingers to tingle/numb. I use my voltaren gel. Do you use a walker or cane when walking? You should because it helps if you go to fall, but it also slows my place down. And that helps my knees not to do what your thigh is doing. Hugs & prayers you feel better tomorrow. πŸ˜·πŸ™πŸŒΌπŸ’•

Jan 29, 2016 10:07 PM

Flappys.. Is voltaren gel a perception? I don't use a cane..I'm trying to hold off on that as long as you. But I have thought about it especially on my bad day which seem to be coming more often.

Jan 29, 2016 10:28 PM

Yes it's a Rx. My doc told me to get a came because of my dizziness and imbalance. It's saved me from many near falls. πŸ™‚πŸ’•πŸŒΌ

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