Last reply 3 years ago
6 Month of Tendinitis

I’ve had Tendinitis in my left leg now for the last 6 month. I’ve been going to physio since December and last time I saw the GP physio he left me some exercise to do.

I’ve been doing these exercises for about 2 months and every time I do them my Tendinitis gets worse the next day making it harder to do the exercises properly.

I’ve been off work since February and I’m starting to slip into a more depressed state which is making me more snappy and tearful about not being able to do something about this.

I’m on Sertraline currently and it’s working for the most part but there are occasions when stubbornness takes over and stress leads to depressed outbursts.

I want to be back at work and not stuck inside all day but walking is very difficult even with crutches.

I’m think of asking the doctors for more help but I’m already taking high level pain killers, anti-depressants & doing physio exercise so I’m not sure what else they can do.

I’m waiting for an appointment in June for a pain assessment but it’s to long away to wait for a result from that.

I can’t do much more and work is starting to talk behind my back about how long I’ve been off for so that’s also playing on my mind.

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cameron
3 years ago

I’m not surprised you’re anxious – that’s a huge lot to be dealing with. I don’t have any answers, but as the tendonitis is so severe I was wondering if the MS itself is involved in it – either because there’s also demyelination taking place in the leg causing added nerve pain and/or the strain your body is dealing with is upsetting the MS generally. Or perhaps you’re now also dealing with an undiagnosed relapse??I don’t know what meds you’re on but would it be worth asking for a further neuro referral? Perhaps the first step could be a talk to the MS nurse. xx


mrvelocity
3 years ago

Wow, just WOW!

I’ve had this pain in my hip for 6 Months and yesterday I got out of bed, walk into the front room and then went down stairs. As I walked back to the front door I felt a uforic sense of no pain in my hip as I walked. I lifted my crutch I was using to aid me and low and behold, NO PAIN in my hip.

Now the task is to build up my leg muscles again with exercise I have been doing before I do anything rash like returning to work and hurting my leg again.

I really can’t believe this has happened after all of this time.


cameron
3 years ago

Great news! Let us know how you get on. xx


northernlass
3 years ago

Hi @mrvelocity fantastic news that your pain has just stopped and long may it continue to be absent now… 🙂 I had a fall a few weeks ago and have jarred my back and need crutches to walk (which is a struggle) as my right leg gave up for a while (MS normally down left side of body) but I have noticed a sharp pain in my left hip that also leads to a warm sensation down my left thigh. I have had sciatic pain before and it very much reminds me of that 🙁 but fingers crossed seems to be going now.. I think these aches and pains are down to our MS really as MS might make us walk with a wobble which has a knock on effect to our limbs having to compensate for that.. (My right shoulder feels “Crampy” sometimes because I hold my walking stick in my right hand… now I am on two crutches though both my shoulders seem to be under pressure..) Good luck with your pain free-ness 🙂 and that bloody awful employer of yours (Had to read some of your previous posts about Tendinitis as I didn’t know what it was.. as Stumbler said… check out your rights mate..) Best wishes to you and your famalam 😀


mrvelocity
3 years ago

@northernlass I have hypersensitive in my left side from just under my rib cage to the base of my foot so the pain probably was worse because of that and the tendinitis was a side effect of compensating for the pain I had in my hip. From the start I thought it was my MS but my Nurse said it was from over compensating for the foot problem I had a year prier so both worked against me and my a diagnosis of “it’s my MS” harder to determine.


mrvelocity
3 years ago

Well the pain has come back again!

I’m on a 3 day course of dyasapam to release the muscles again and then upping my baclofen to 3 tablets a day for a week then 4 if needed.

I just want to go back to work now, I’m feed up with this pain.


cameron
3 years ago

The whole relationship between the musculo-skeletal secondary effects of MS and MS itself is a very complicated one (IMO). And unfortunately, it’s a scenario that can easily get overlooked, as it’s not specifically a neuro’s priority – and as we all know, GPs don’t have much expertise with MS. I’ve found that the best route is to start with a neuro-physio, although it’s irritating that this is usually non-NHS. Once they’ve pinpointed the problem, it’s easier to approach the GP for the right follow-on, whether that’s meds or a referral to an orthopaedic surgeon. You may be like me (I was recently – and depressingly – told by the physio that I need to do very specific physio exercises twice a day FOR LIFE.) Also, a good physio will know possible alternative routes e.g. functional electrical stimulation and/or orthotics. I’ve been through both these clinics and found the physios who work there absolutely brilliant. But it’s all very specialist and specific….a far cry from what’s on offer locally. xxx


mrvelocity
3 years ago

The pain is relieved slightly with muscle relaxers and strong pain killers but the tendinitis still effects me slightly.

The pain in my hip comes and goes now since the point where I felt no pain a couple weeks ago. I’m doing stretches and physio exercise which loosen my muscles but only for a short period most of the time.

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