Q. I get excruciating pain while walking due to an injury. Please help.

Answered by
Mohammed Wajid
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on May 07, 2020 and last reviewed on: May 19, 2020

Hello doctor,

I hurt myself two days ago and it seemed to be getting better. But today it is worse than when it started. Most of the pain is in the right side area. Today, I cannot walk due to excruciating pain. The only relief is laying flat on my back or standing at the foot of the bed and bent over with my face on the mattress. As said, I was doing better the past two days but yesterday I laid flat down on the bed while my husband rubs my legs and I was propped up on my forearms and I am wondering if that did not make things worse. I felt pretty good when getting out of the bed and during the shower and then the pain started to come back and quickly accelerated to not being able to even sit in a chair due to excruciating pain. Again, as long as I am lying flat I do not feel it at all but if I try to move side to side I feel excruciating pain.



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I can understand the pain you are suffering from. It is nothing but low back pain radiated to the leg. Due to constant stress and improper posture you get this. Taking rest and doing simple exercises will help reduce pain and also you can take Advil (Ibuprofen) for quick relief. An MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of LS (lumbar spine) would help to know better what exactly the problem is.

Here are some exercises you need to do slowly without any pressure.

1. Low back stretch.

2. Straight leg raising.

3. Piriformis stretch.

4. Bridge.

5. Leg sliding.

5. Waist lifting.

6. Deep abdominal strengthening.

These exercises will not only reduce pain but also gives strength to the muscles. Apply heat pad thrice a day.

Follow up with MRI reports.

The Probable causes:

Stress, improper posture.

Investigations to be done:

MRI lumbar spine.

Treatment plan:

Exercises. Advil tablet.

Regarding follow up:

With MRI reports.

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