I've been having shooting pains coming up my calf or shin from ankle for the last few days. The pain only lasts a matter of seconds but it is very painful! If I'm standing or walking I fall down if I can't find something stable quickly enough. My walking stick does not suffice to stop me falling. I fell yesterday and also today. I saw my physio today and explained the problem and he manipulated and then massaged the area, but it has not stopped.
I'm now feel really frightened when walking - I was already dangerous and fell frequently but this has made things much worse.
I don't know if this is related to ataxia or is something completely different. I really hope it's not another symptom.
Has anyone else experienced this, and can anyone shed some light on what's happening please?
I shall see my gp if it continues.