Surface Pain in right leg moves from upper to lower leg

by Lee
(Arroyo Grande, Ca. USA)

I have had severe pain off and on for 6 weeks.

The leg surface is so tender most of the time that even clothing irritates.

Feels ok part of the day and it seems to move around. My right hip and pelvis are ok per the MRI
and x rays.

Only relief is pain pills, muscle relaxer and so forth.


Joshua Answers:

Hi Lee.

Thanks for asking. I don't know if I'm the best guy to answer, as it doesn't sound like Tendonitis at all, but let's investigate a little, shall we?

1. How long has this been going on?

2. How bad is the pain? Enough to take painkillers for, obviously. Do anti-inflammatories work?

3. History of leg injury?

4. History of activity that may or may not have led to this?

5. Age and general health.

6. Muscle pain or sensitive skin or both?

7. Spasm or twitch in the muscles?

8. Joint pain?

As I mentioned, it doesn't sound Tendonitis related, though there is a lot that goes on in the muscle/connective tissue/nervous system/entire body system.

I'm curious for your answers.

Right off the bat just from what little you've told me so far, I'd wager that you have some sort of magnesium deficiency, and/or Vitamin B12 deficiency issue.

1. Lots of good research points to the role of B12 in nerve pain.

Here is a link to some more information and a B12 product I like. The page doesn't say anything about nerve pain, and it is a sales page for the product, but it's got good information. And depending on where you live, you may or may not be able to get a quality B12 supplement.

2. Magnesium plays a huge role
in muscle tightness, cramping and spasming, and muscle pain. Check out the link, and then this one on how to find your optimal (high end of) level of Magnesium Dosage.

3. And I have to say, because I say it now to everyone, up your vitamin D levels. Most everyone in the U.S. is deficient, and Vitamin D plays a huge role in health and proper function.

And, interestingly enough, one of the symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency is pain. Pain that randomly moves around.

And unless you are out in the sun for a good portion of the day, with sun on your skin, no sun block or long sleeves, etc, don't say "I'm fine on Vitamin D, I live in California." :)

I can point you to a $40 Vitamin D blood spot test you can do at home and send in, so you can see your actual levels and thus know how much to supplement to get your levels up.

There are many different Leg Pain Causes.

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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