Noticed on Monday morning on my walk from car to work (3 mins) my leg went heavy and painful. Thought no more as sit down at work for 6 hours, same happened again on walk back. Got in and took my trousers off, looked at this leg and it's swollen from ankle to thigh including the knee, the muscles had burning heavy pain and when I bent down leg felt stiff as if it had been filled up too much with water and was tight. Got GP appt 2 hours later and he doesn't know what's causing it and didn't seem concerned. I was though because I had a coronary angiogram on the 17th, they couldn't go through my wrist artery so had to go the femoral route, it was on that right side, because I didn't stop bleeding I had to have a femoral plug. It was agony for me and I nearly cried, it had to go through a nerve? It's hurt ever since and I wasn't allowed home for several hours after taking paracetamol (did nothing) then codeine (took edge off) I've felt the pain in groin ever since and now this problem with my muscles and swelling. Pain not so bad when doing nothing, sitting/lying, dr gave me diazepam but question is would you take it further, go beyond him and try and contact the surgeon who inserted the plug or call 111? I feel like I have something else going on. My angiogram was brilliant by the way but I'm to stay on beta blockers for tachycardia and stop the aspirin I'd been in for a month cos I don't need that.
So basically with your arthritis (which I have in spine, hands and feet) has your whole leg ever swollen or given you this intense, heavy muscular pain and how long did it last?
Thank you, Kay