- CASE FILE
In 2017 my leg froze. couldn't bend at waist or knee. leg is one solid mass of burning muscle, skin feels so tight feels like skin will rip
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
2017 Leg froze up. NO KNOWN CAUSE. Couldn't bend at the waist or my knee, and couldn't put any pressure on the leg. I couldn't walk without a walker for 9 months. I Can walk some now but the pain has incapacitated my once active life. My Leg is one solid mass of muscle that burns constantly, The muscles throughout my entire leg; feels like there is no room for my muscles. The longer that I walk, stand or sit the more my leg burns. The muscles seem to be in a constant state of a solid mass, burning muscles, skin tight and burns constantly., The skin on my leg feels so tight I feels like my skin is going to rip open. It doesn’t matter how much I use my body roller or my massager or soak in a hot Epsom bath, the minute I stop and stand and walk, all my leg muscles return to one solid mass of tightness & burning. With the burning, I discovered early on that I have to constantly moisturize my leg and place ice packs on the upper part of my leg so that I can lay down and sleep at night. I have a very limited amount of time that I can walk or sit as both of these activities which is everything, causes this burning & tightness. It hurts my right shoulder and my left leg.
I am seeking help because I cannot take care of myself, and the pain is ruining my life.
I have seen every kind of doctor possible. Bone specialists, back surgeons, sports medicine doctors, Physical Therapy*hard to get PT when you don't know whats wrong, knee specialists, hip specialists, chiropractor, nuro-chiroprator, Osto-Manipulative Therapy, Rolfing, Massage, Acupuncture, Heart specialist, they all do not know what is causing my pain. I have been given neck and lower back epidurals. Cortisone in my knee, hip and leg. I take Vicodin for the past 19 years for the pain I have with my Lyme, it helps me for a few hours a day but I cannot take it all day. I have no interest in being on pain medicine to cover a problem that could and should be diagnosed and healed. I want my life back. I want to be able to be active again. I want to be able to engage in life again.