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Hi, you likely developed a tear in the muscle from the way your leg was manipulated during PT, causing a localized myopathy to the affected muscle. Were any of the MDs you saw a neurologist. One test to confirm muscle damage is called needle electromyography in which the neurologist inserts a small needle into the muscle and looks for abnormalities which can help to pinpoint the diagnosis. Another test is a muscle ultrasound to look for inflammation in the affected muscle. From the description of your symptoms it is unlikely that you suffered additional damage to your neck. Interestingly, depending upon the pacemaker, some hospitals have MRI machines which are compatible with pacemakers. I think for now you should ask your primary MD if there is a specialist, usually a radiologist or orthopedic surgeon, who does muscle ultrasound. If you saw a neurologist already then inquire into the EMG. I think either or both of these tests will provide the answer you're looking for. Good luck!
You did not answer my question as to whether or not steriods might help in healing the muscle. I know some steriods are harmful to the heart and since I have had heart problems, I certainly do not want to add to these problems. we h ave some big hospiitals in Charleston including the Medical University of South Carolina. I would think if any hospital has an MRI that is compatible with Defibs. that MUSC would have this type of machine.