I am getting pains and muscle stiffness on outer side of my entire right leg on standing for last three weeks. Pain diasappears after a few hours rest but start getting stiff after few minutes of standing. Tried light exercise and stretch a few times which made the pain unbearable. There is no back pain. Has anyone come across it before. What should I do next!
Mr. Simon Cavanagh
Mr. Simon Cavanagh
Orthopaedic surgeon
Chichester
Difficult without knowing your age and sex ....
Could be a form of sciatica with boney compression of nerve root ( L 4 or 5).
Standing or lying flat usually aggravates as does walking. Sitting and assuming foetal position in bed relieves.

Mr. Chukwuemeka Nnene
Mr. Chukwuemeka Nnene
Orthopaedist, Orthopaedic surgeon
Great Yarmouth
The origin of your pain is most likely from your spine or your hip. If the pain is sufficiently intrusive and fails to resolve you will need to be assessed by an Orthopaedic surgeon. After history and examination he/she will be able to provide likely diagnoses and offer appropriate treatment advice. You may require radiological investigations depending on the prevailing findings.

Mr. Samiullah Bajwa
Mr. Samiullah Bajwa
Orthopaedist, Orthopaedic surgeon
Macclesfield
Looks like it’s lower lumbar nerve root irritation due to a prolapsed disc on your back. Ask your Gp to arrange an MRI scan if not relieved with rest and hyper extension exercises. Rest in 90-90 position on your back with legs bent 90 deg at hip and knees

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