Pain in ankle and leg

I have deteriorating disc disease and fibro. I'm on lots pain relief and morphine for my back and neck. Last few week my ankle and around there has been aching like tooth ache constantly. It travels up my leg and hip. The pain gets so much worse and gets pins and needles almost fizzing when I sit down or sleep ( try to ). . I have no relief tried wheat bags heat ice elevation amd diflofenac cream to rub in. I think it's nerve damage, I recently had another M r I scan but was due to hear results in pain clinic in May. They have just cancelled and no reason but I have been told I'll have to come September.

I don't think I can stand much more of this and no sleep as well as personal things im going through. Can anyone please help me with anything I can do to relieve this awful pain thank you

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  • If it was me, I would go back and see my GP. I have been prescribed Gabapentin for nerve pain and this has started to work on the pain in my hands. I would also consider a visit to an osteopath or Sports Massage Therapist. Apparently the pain that I suffer from in my ankles and knees is referred pain from my back. Good luck with whatever you try. Dave

  • Get your Gp to get the MRI scan results for you.

    You mention "no sleep". In my experience this will make any pain you have much worse. Lack of sleep interferes with muscle control. Poor muscle control can increase the pain quite substantially. Find opportunities to lie down during the day and see if this makes a difference.

    I am now going to say something that may get me lynched. Fully accept the pain and don't fight it. I cannot tell you how to do this as this is matter of investigation using mindfulness and meditation. There is an emotional element to pain. Remove the emotional element and the experience of pain will decrease. It took me over three years to learn this learning the techniques by blind faith and ignorance.

    Posture has an element in how you perceive pain.

    Muscle tightness pulling on bone will create pain in bone. My McTimony chiropractor has demonstrated this to me on quite a number of occasions. I have learnt that a tight waist will have a bearing on the feet and standing.

    If you have a right ankle problem do very light exercises with your left arm and hand. It may make a difference. If it is a left ankle do light exercises using right arm and hands. See what happens. There is a cross lateral spinal reflex which can have an influence.

    Hope you find this useful. Please ask detailed questions and I will try to answer them.

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