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my husband has sever calf pain when lying down. He is fine

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my husband has sever calf pain when lying down. He is fine when standing and walking, but the pain is unbearable when he lies down to sleep. what could be the cause?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Sohaib replied 5 years ago.

Dr. Sohaib :

Hi, Welcome to Just Answer...

Dr. Sohaib :

Sorry to hear about your husband's problem...

Dr. Sohaib :

Since how long is he having this?

Dr. Sohaib :

Any concurrent medical illness like diabetes, hypertension or heart disease?

Customer:

For a couple of years, but it appears to have got more severe in the last 6 months. He has high blood pressure and recently has a fistula removed through surgery.

Dr. Sohaib :

Does this pain occurs specifically at night, or at any time when he lies down?

Customer:

Yes. He is fine when walking and standing.

Dr. Sohaib :

What is the nature of pain? Radiates to whole leg? Burning? Pins and Needles? Numbness?

Customer:

It is mostly in the calf area. If you give me a minute, I will check the exact nature of the pain.

Dr. Sohaib :

Allright i can wait...

Customer:

Numbness

Dr. Sohaib :

Thank you...

Dr. Sohaib :

Well this appears to be a pinched nerve giving rise to such symptoms...This is a condition characterized by abnormal excessive pressure over the nerve as it exits the spine...Reason could be prolapsed intervertebral disc, or age related degenerative changes in the vertebrae...

Dr. Sohaib :

This requires evaluation in terms of a comprehensive clinical examination aided by tests like Nerve Conduction Studies and MRI of the spine, which will direct further management plan...

Dr. Sohaib :

While awaiting consultation, he should avoid bearing heavy weight, and can take Tylenol or Motrin for pain control...

Dr. Sohaib :

I hope this answers your question...

Dr. Sohaib :

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Customer:

Yes. He did have a fall about 6 years back when he hurt his spine and fractured his tail bone. He claims that since then the problem has been on and off. Thank you very much for your consultation. Regards

Dr. Sohaib :

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