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Hello there, I have an indent on my lower left leg above ankle and it's like my muscke is retracted and looks like a hole . I also had 3 bulging disc last year and now I am fine .I just recently have full mri of spine an it's seems all clear now. I just don't why I'm getting this pain in lower leg . Buzzing burning tightness etc it won't easy at all with streches or anything , any advice would be great thank you

Doctor's Assistant: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?

No swelling

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Nope had complaints of sciatic for 7 years but all seems good now

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Health Professional: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 8 months ago
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Health Professional: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 8 months ago

What is your age and gender?

Please post a picture of indent?

Were any investigations / medical imaging done?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
37 male
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Not of my leg as off yet
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Did u get picture ? It seems like when I lift my foot upwards it happens, but it doesn't go away has been here now 6 months
Health Professional: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 8 months ago

Got the picture.

I am reviewing it.

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Health Professional: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 8 months ago

You should be investigated for mononeuropathy or peripheral neuropathy. Following investigations may help you diagnosing it;

1) Electromyography/nerve conduction studies (EMG/NCS)

2) blood glucose, glucose tolerance test and glycosylated hemoglobin

3) serum B12 level with methylmalonic acid (with or without homocysteine),

4) serum protein electrophoresis

5) Anti-nuclear antibody

6) Lyme testing

7) Rheumatoid factor

8) Sjogren's syndrome testing (Anti-Ro, Anti-La Antibodies)

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Ok so it do with my nerves or muscles? What do you think it's related to my back problems??
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Thanks for your advice .
Health Professional: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 8 months ago

It may or may not be related to back issue.

Sometimes MRI may be normal but still there may be pinching of the nerves which can only be detected by nerve conduction velocity study.

This is more likely to be nerve issues than muscle problem.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Thanks I'll book an appointment for nerve conduction studies then asap .
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