I woke up with radiating pain in my leg one morning it felt like it was going sort of between my hip and knee and sometimes a little bit down my shin, its at the front of my leg. It wasnt severe but annoying. This was thursday morning, I went to work and I could feel it still there but it was mild and not too much of a problem more of just a strange sensation that felt not quite right, but I started to worry about dvt because I had a root canal the day before. I had an appointment with my doctor on the friday so I told him of my worries and he said that it didnt sound like bone cancer because bone cancer is a gnawing pain and I had no swelling to indicate a dvt, so he did a few tests pulling my leg in certain ways and asking if I felt any pain but I didnt. So he told me it was muscoskeletal and it would go away.
The next day I went shopping and sat in the passenger seat of a car, I had just woken up and when i got into the car (the glove box was down with drinks in the cup holders) my legs were restricted to a sitting with feet on the floor position and I was in so much pain, it made me feel sick, I couldnt talk to my friend I just had to sit there and deal with it. It felt like waves of pain from my knee going down and up my shin and thigh on the anterior inside. We went to get breakfast and I had to lie down in the parking lot and do exercises. I felt much better walking around and sitting down mostly hurt. On the way back I sat in the back with my legs up across the back seat and I was mostly ok. Throughout the rest of the day I was mostly ok until I started massaging my knee then I had the same problem all over again.
Today I wasnt woken up by any pain like I was on the first night, and my leg felt much better I could feel something going on, almost like when your joint needs clicking and is kind of stuck there, that kind of feeling in my knee but generally it was ok, as I walked around more I could only feel a slight difference between my legs I had no radiating pains, but then I tested my knee massage theory and massaged my knee again and this caused it to all come back, and that time it felt like a dull ache in the knee and dull aches in my thigh, not as severe but still unbearable, I got rid of it by lying on my front and keeping my legs straight.
Ive left it for a while and now my leg feels ok again I can sit cross legged without issues, it feels better when my legs are straight and walking are the only patterns I can pick up on, and massaging my knee triggers the problem.
My friend thinks its a nerve issue. I am absolutely terrified its MS or bone cancer, especially bone cancer, because of the dull ache and I cant figure out why massaging my knee would cause problems.
Does anyone know what this could be, should I be worried? Does it sound like a strain or a trapped nerve?
Any help appreciated! Thanks!