- X-ray techs know all the positions.
- X-ray techs do it in the dark.
- What do you do with a dead x-ray tech? You Barium!
- How many x-ray techs does it tech to insert an enema tip? O – get a student and make them do it.
If anyone out there has any advice please share!! Any sports/fitness workers or physios??
About 3 months ago, I pulled a muscle whilst in an aerobics class (we were pulsing/kicking out our legs, bent at the knee and diagonally backwards…) I cramped up the opposite leg whilst trying to get the moving leg doing the right thing- result? the cramp pain left me with pain in my lower legs. For over 3 months now.
I left them for 2 months before resorting to see the GP, by then they had gotten a little worse. I found it hard to walk. The GP did an x-ray and told me it is not shin splints. They have gotten slightly better since as I stopped high impact excercise for a week, but still manage to put me back to square one every time I try to run/jump/skip/anything with impact.
She (my GP) has suggested I go to get a bone scan to see if its not a fracture, -but come on, 3 months and I am now exercising some high impact, surely if it was a fracture for that degree of time my leg would have fallen off by now!! Or at the very least have progressively gotten worse, not gotten worse for 2 months, then died down a bit for a month (following resting it).
I get the feeling my GP thinks I am complaining about nothing- this really hurts, I tried to massage it at one point and it turned into a bruse!! Its not as sore to touch now, (just to add, it was never ever swollen) but it is far from better.
I called NHSDirectt who told me it could be deep vein thrombosis (not for 3 months its not!! even I know that!!) and also didn’t have a clue what shin splints were…. Yes, I did speak to a doctor.
Has anyone got any ideas on what it could be? I will be seeing my GP asap but this is beyond a joke, 3 months of pain and no one knows what it is?!
Bone scan is in the post as my GP asked for it friday when they discovered it was not shin splints.
Medical advice is zero. No one has suggested anything, wouldn’t mind some advice but they wont give any until they have a diagnosis and they don’t know what it is as its showing up as nothing!