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Old 01-09-2007, 10:09 PM   #11
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Big hugs going out to TC!!!!!!!!!! I can't say much else except good luck and hope whatever it is is fixed asap and know that I am thinking about you.
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Old 01-09-2007, 10:45 PM   #12
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It could be a really bad sprained muscle in basically the butt area were the big muscles in the rear connect to the top muscles to the back leg these are really deep big muscles.The reason I know is I have pulled these same which also causes a pinched nerve I have pulled these muscles in the past and have had the same symptons.Im thinking the same pain from hip to knee is sciatica which is a pinched nerve which also causes a a burning and numbing feeling in the front of the leg plus pain.As a matter of fact I just did the same injury in Texas when someone spilled some water on the floor and my right leg shot out from under me that hurt so bad.It was a miserable drive from Texas as the driving position in my truck just made it hurt more cruise control did not help cause its the position you are sitting in.The only relief I got was to stop the truck and get out and stand that stopped it right away.
Then I could drive maybe another 50 miles before having to stop again.
Nothing a good chiroprator cant fix.
Let me know if this sounds familiar if so no surgery needed.
But I must say it takes a long time to heal
I say chiropracter is because when you jerk your body that hard you also become out of alignment you will know if you seem to think one leg is shorter then the the other when you walk and you also feel like your back is a bit twisted.
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Old 01-09-2007, 10:58 PM   #13
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Our thoughts are with you. Hang in there, kids are pretty resilient.
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Old 01-09-2007, 11:22 PM   #14
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Old 01-09-2007, 11:50 PM   #15
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Dear Crewsk,

Any mention of doing an MRI?? That will tell a lot-----far more than any xray ever will. Your son sounds like a real trooper with a very strong threshold for pain......Relaxing in a warm tub or whirlpool with epsom salts will help in the meantime. Good luck and keep DC posted as to his condition. Prayers all around.
You stole the words out of my mouth regarding the MRI. Crewsk.....if it were one of my boys I'd stress that I wanted this test done. Many things don't show up in xrays and CAT Scans that can be found in MRI's. My thoughts and prayers are definetely with him and your family. Please keep us posted. Huge Hugs to you and a gentle one for TC.
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Old 01-10-2007, 12:45 AM   #16
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It has been a year last Oct. since I had the hip replacement and i still have problems. My last visit the Doc offered a shot of whatever because he said it could be a Bursa Sac. I told him not this time. Lets give it more time.

Let the Ortho. Dr. decide what is next.
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:06 AM   #17
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Thanks everyone! Expat & Sizz, his regular doc didn't say aything about an MRI, I'll have to wait to see what the ortho says.

JPM, that does sound a lot like the pain he's having. My dad had sciatica and after many visitis to a chiropractor, had to have surgery. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it is just a pulled muscle or sprain.

When he woke up this morning, his knee was locked into place. It took about 30 min for him to be able to get it to bend enough to get out of bed.
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Old 01-10-2007, 09:42 AM   #18
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Poor TC! He's had a rough run of it lately. I'm glad you're able to get in to see a specialist quickly. Hopefully that will get TC on the road to recovery fast! Sending big hugs to all of you!
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Old 01-10-2007, 09:47 AM   #19
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Thanks PA! I feel so bad for him. It seems that as soon as one thing is over, something else hits him.
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Crewsk - Prayers and hugs coming your way - PM me if you need to vent or or a shoulder to lean on - Irene
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