Hard knots above sock line on leg, and cervical disc pain

by Ken Renmark
(Richmond, VA)

I wear footies in the summer, but in the winter change to socks.

I'm a 45 year old male who used to workout constantly up until three years ago.

The doctor discovered I have a slipped disc in my neck. Therefore, I stopped working out. There's also a lot of pain that seems to originate from the center of my spine and goes to my ribs on my right side.

The question I have that's on my mind a lot is...I used to get swollen ankles in the summer whenever I wore footies.

The winter is here now, and I get these huge knots about my sock line. There's some pain from the knots, but not a lot.

The knots appear to be on my actual bone.

I've gained weight over the past three years, I'm 5'10" and weigh 181 lbs. My weight has never been this high..I'm dying to start working out.

I want to lose twenty pounds, and I just need a workout regimen that's not going to injure my neck, or back.

Do you have any ideas on what might be wrong with me.



Joshua Comments:

Hi Ken.

I'll comment on the cervical disc issue shortly, but first, I'm confused about the hard knot thing.

It sounds like you're saying you have hard swellings all around the sockline, but
then you say it's on the bone itself.

I'm confused. Please clarify. Clearly the swelling isn't a Tendonitis issue

Moving onto the cervical disc issue.

1. Did you stop working out because it hurts in your neck, or because the doctor said you had a bulging disc, or some combination of that?

2. Did your doctor give you any avenue to fix your neck?

3. Describe the pain in your back/spine/ribs.

4. What exactly is stopping you from working out?

Answer the above questions, and say more about the swelling/knots.

Please reply using the comment link below. Do not submit a new submission to answer/reply, it's too hard for me to find where it's supposed to go.

And, comments have a 3,000 character limit so you may have to comment twice.

Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expert

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