Neil...remove this text and put question hereGood Morning,
I'm in the military and don't want to be put out on a medical and refuse to
accept that the doctors tell me I have chronic leg/foot pain because the MRI and
EMG came out negative and there is nothing they can do. I told the doctor that
bicycling after about 20 minutes also aggrevates my foot and leg. She told me
that was an excuse.
My problem is that when I run, the top sides of my left foot starts to hurt,
(sometimes getting this intense sharp pain thru my ankle bone) then the side by
my arch of my left foot will hurt then the pain slowly ebbs up both sides of my
leg to my knee. The days we run formation runs, my knee will hurt the outside
part of the knee and sometimes gives out on me.
I see a chiroprator for my sacrilyliac ligament strain. I hurt my back from
running. The more my foot and leg hurts, so does my back.
The intense pain goes away but the pain remains and gets worse the more I walk
around. Sleep is about the only thing that helps to remove the pain. Motrin,
voltran, sulindac don't help.
I'm not sure what to research on my own and ca't seem to find reading materials
on compartment syndrome.
Thank - you
Patricia, I am willing to give you the benefit of the doubt based on your
history. because you have a history of SI problems, I assume that you have a
ligament laxity problem - generalized hypermobility. Further, your pain is not
typical of a compartment syndrome, so I would pass on that one. I believe that
your knee pain is secondary to your foot pain, and only comes on after you have
modified your gait cycle to compensate for your painful foot. That said - the
question is..."why is your foot hurting?" I think that your lax ligaments has
led to a collapsing of your arch ligaments, and that you must get into
corrective orthotics right away to help minimize the damage. Good luck.