I just posted this also on the Patient.co.uk/forum, but thought I would post it here too, so here goes: One of my first PMR symptoms was what I thought was a horrible cramp in my left calf, but it never went away, and was extremely painful when walking. I had recently undergone a spinal fusion, & had gone to bed one night feeling fine, and woke up with this. Every test known to man was done to this, thinking it was coming from my back (ultrasound, EMG, MRI's), and nothing was found. My PT worked on me for months & discovered a hard knot in my calf that was not responsive to any manipulation or exercises. He had consulted with another PT & thought it may be a myofascial problem. Then after 6 mos, it just kind of went away about the time I developed a searing bilateral groin pain. This was all last summer & my calf hasn't really bothered much since then, but I do get some discomfort, usually when I have a day that my arm muscles flare a little. Just within the last month, the calf pain has increased again & the knot is back and very painful. I've been trying Bowen therapy (I've had 4 treatments so far a week apart) and the rest of me has benefited from it, but not this spot. The massage thereapist tried to work on it yesterday, but it was so painful that I finally had to have him quit & it's even more sore today. Has anyone else had a spot like this and did you find anything that worked on it? I'm not even sure which of my doctors to ask about this.
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