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A couple of months ago as I was getting into my car having

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Hi Susan,
A couple of months ago as I was getting into my car having been standing up all day long, I felt this awful pain shoot from my right buttock into my thigh and all the way down to my foot .
It felt like my whole thigh muscle was cramping up , from my right buttock all the way round to the thigh and on down.
It just came and went like that for a couple of days . The lower leg around the shin muscle also went numb to the touch and I was walking with a limp for a few days.
The pain subsided and eventually went away after a little while but the numbness of the skin on my lower leg stayed for a few weeks before going back to normal and it took a few weeks before I could walk up the stairs properly again .
So it went away but a month ago ,it came back a bit , but much milder and no numbness this time , just a little niggle of pain across my lower back and into my leg , but I do get the feeling that my leg will buckle under me when I walk.
No issues getting up and down stairs.
I have now also noticed a slight indentation in my right lower leg just under the knee about 3 inches long and am really worried if that is muscle wasting
I am beside myself with worry now and have got all sorts of anxiety symptoms from worrying about all sorts of horrible diseases and am absolutely petrified of doctors..
I really need some help.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 2 years ago.
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What is your age and gender?
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Do you have lower back pain?
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