... and calf were almost twice their normal size last night and it was very worrying. I read stenosis can cause this. I tried ice and also even taking a short walk to reduce the swelling. I am on a low salt diet and did not change anything. That same leg today is cramping and starting to swell again. Do any of you know about this? The swelling went down somewhat over night but is still there, in only ONE leg! Thanks for any answers! may relief find us all. I have to go the PT for the first time today and see what she says as well. hugs!
You need to see your doctor as soon as possible. Do not walk when a leg is swelled or swelling. You could be have a phlebitis or blood clot problem. Keep the leg raised above the heart level until you can get in to the doctor. If the pain is severe, go to the ER. I haven't read where stenosis can cause leg swelling. Infact, it can cause athropy (sp) of the leg muscles & make the leg smaller...
As a healthcare professional the fact that you have leg swelling and cramping on only one leg puts red flags up for me. This can only be caused by something circulatory. You might have a deep vein thrombosis which can be serious or fatal if it breaks loose. I am no doctor and you should consult with one but I would get it looked at quickly. usually if it is neurological in nature, unless it is caused by some sort of trauma, acute swelling with pain or cramping can signal a D.V.T. If you flex your foot up towards your head and get pain in your calf, that is what is called a positive homan's sign which could be a D.V.t. I would really go see you doctor if it is still there, no since playing around with it. It is easily treated. Let me know if I can be of any other help, Good luck, God bless, peace...
I have had 2 mri on legs, and xrays, that show nothing but swelling and a small cyst behind left knee but I also have very restricted movement in left leg with pain and swelling. Can't lift leg above about 5 inches and can't bend it enough to put socks on or wash feet. I have had shin split pain and lack of movement since taking antibiotic called levaquin. I have also been through 3 rounds of pt with 3 different specialists. Fingers and hands go to sleep all the time. Anyone have any answers?
When I first posted this I asked any information. Now the Emergency go to your dr hospital okay if its a first event of it . Its not not by any means. But I went no clots no high bp , perfectly fine in every aspect except swelling of my left foot ankle and calf. Now to add to this I tore my L3 and L4 also herniated both 6 yrs ago workers comp so never repaired. Pain is what your mind and body agree on and to what extent. Ive described it as being hit by a baseball bat full swing into the small of my back. Some days I can walk some is in a wheelchair. It varies. The swelling though happens in the spring routinely 1-2 months of it and then goes away almost over night. Its so routine my dr has dates marked as to when it starts and when it ends. No change in physical activity around these dates, just weather. This years attempt to alleviate the pain was nerve burning total waste of time and money. Then as the nerves grew back the pain was 100 fold worse than to begin with.
To explain nature of original injury I was using a gas leaf blower that virtually exploded mid waist. I landed on a concrete sidewalk, when I came to my legs both felt as if on fire but we not. Ive had permanent weakness in my left leg haven't felt my toes beyond pins and needles since but big toe I can maintain some balance. I walk with a cane, without it is a matter of feet , bad days its in a chair. sleep is 3-4 hrs in a group several times a day I can sit but only supported , prone is painful standing very pain full to the degree I pant to breath. Havent had one answer past the panicked its a blood clot .
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