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Last week after a day of driving 7-8 hours, I woke up unable to put any weight on my left leg. When attempting to do so, I felt severe pain (and total weakness) both above and below the need. It was not cramps, with which I am familiar nor any swelling, warming experience. I have recovered slowly over the past four days, but still cannot come close to squatting. Shall I just wait it out. How can I prevent an occurrence . as it happens I have an appointment to visit Mayo in Rochester in Mai May. Thanks

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

No, there is no swelling.

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

I am 86 years old. I played competitive tennis and skied until five years ago I continue to exercise, primarily walking but also using a trainer on a regular basis for a few months a year. My legs have been strong, although I have an arthritic weakness in my right knee that led me to stop the athletics referred to above. It is my left leg that I am currently dealing with.

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Hello -

When you felt the pain in the left leg -- is it the front of the thigh and shin? Or behind the knee?

Do you have any back pain?

Can you walk normally now? Does it only hurt when you squat and bend the knee?

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