had knee pain stopped working out all summer to heal knee developed this new prob.
running ok walking more painful when on treadmill so run more
stretching all of sudden became tough on right side only
driving long distance uncomfortable
no problems except knee pain over summer stopped running/walking i did every morning to let knee heal no athritis saw dctor couldn't find problem
knee still hurts walking on treadmill if just walk but running fine
pain when stretch or drive long distance from right buttock to back upper right leg only up high in back of leg sometimes knee pain better when stretch but muscle pain not better
1) Herniated/degenerated disc in back
2) Lumbar spondylosis; bone spurs in the back vertebrae pressing on the nerves.
Following investigations would be required;
1) X-ray of the lower back
2) MRI of the spine
3) Nerve conduction velocity (NCV) study
4) Electromyography (EMG)
Following measures may help:
Good supervised physiotherapy: The exercises consist of abdominal bracing, modified sit-ups, double-knee-to-chest or low back stretches, seat lifts, mountain and sag exercises, knee-to-elbow exercises, hamstring stretches, extension exercises, and extension flexibility exercises. Swimming exercises (pool exercises) are best. Initial stretching and later strengthening exercises are taught.
This is a slide show for the exercises (you can pick up your own set, which suits you);
You can consult following specialists (apart from your GP);
b) MD in Physical medicine and rehabilitation
I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.
would pinch nerve scenario have different symptoms