Severe pain in lower left leg
Hi, I’m currently suffering from Piriformis Syndrome on my left side. For over 5 years I’ve been experiencing shooting/stabbing pain in one spot in my lower leg, on the outside, about 3 inches above my ankle. It’s intermittent and strikes randomly. Some episodes are tolerable, while others send me down to the ground whimpering in pain. I explain it to friends like there is a small troll that follows me around all day and every now then, stabs me with a thin, long, sharp knife in the same spot on my lower left leg.
Here’s where it gets interesting. A constant, nerve like pain has appeared in the same spot where I would get my flare ups. This pain is triggered when I touch the area. Whether I touch it with my hands, my pant legs, sheets or running water. The slightest touch on that specific area (about the size of a pencil eraser) sends a radiating, nerve like pain similar to the flare ups I’ve received in the past.
So, I’ve been laid up for a couple weeks afraid to shower, sleep or even wear pants. I can’t put on boots or wear high socks. It’s seriously affecting my life at this point. It’s as if a nerve ending came to the surface of my skin and is just hanging around. Any idea what this is? I want to begin therapy on my piriformis, but this acute pain is holding me back. I’ve used topical creams, NSAIDs, and ice. None seem to help.
Please share if you have any idea what is happening. My Neurologist has no idea what it is.
Yes, certainly interesting. A couple questions.
Do you have back pain?
If you bend straight forward, is the pull in both legs the same?
If you bend backwards and sideways, do you get any pain in the back or down in the lower leg?
Use the Search this site function at chiropractic help to find the Slump test. Does it reproduce the pain in your leg?
Standing on your left leg, can you raise your big toe? Stand on your toes?
Let me have your answers, keeping to this thread.