When I walk it's really bad. I have to sit wherever I am for a second than get back in a matter of time I having to repeat the same thing. Sometimes I can pull my leg up but little relief. Also keeps me up at night with the same pain. It hurts to touch.
If it hurts to touch it could be a vascular problem or a DVT (blood clot). Blood clots can hurt and are often red, warm to the touch and can be hardened to touch. You should really seek medical care today if possible. If it IS a clot and a piece breaks off and goes to your heart or brain it could kill you or cause a stroke. It is better to be safe than sorry. If it is a vascular problem, there are treatments for that to help you walk better and have less pain. Pain when walking with a vascular issue is called intermittant claudication. It is caused when the muscle needs more oxygenated blood than the vessels are providing and it causes cramping when you walk. This can mean the arteries are getting blocked and some times surgery is needed to bypass or clear the vessels. Generally vascular problems are not painful to the touch unless they cause an ulcer so that is what makes me worry about a clot (DVT or deep vein thrombosis). See your Primary care physician first. If needs be he can refer you to a vascular specialist. Call TODAY and describe your problems. If it is a DVT, as I said, that is a medical emergency!
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