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Old 02-07-2020, 06:40 PM
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I am having an issue with pain in my leg. It starts above my knee, then radiates around to the back of my thigh and up into my buttocks. The pain is very intense. It only comes on when I walk a fair distance or do anything strenuous, like golf. But I don't know where to start? See a general Family Practioner? I do think I need an MRI to see if it shows anything. Any thoughts on where to start??? And the name of a good Doctor that would see me??? Thanks.
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Old 02-07-2020, 06:51 PM
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Start with your family doctor/internal medicine doc. I am presuming you have one. (S)he will review and either refer you or run some preliminary tests to rule out things.

GolfingEagles May offer more relevant input, due to his experience.
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Old 02-07-2020, 07:19 PM
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Start with your family doctor/internal medicine doc. I am presuming you have one. (S)he will review and either refer you or run some preliminary tests to rule out things.

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I am a Snowbird, so I have no GP . Recommendations??
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Old 02-07-2020, 07:30 PM
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I would go to one of the Urgent Care facilities in The Villages. They can order an xray, and then refer you to a specialist, based on the results. They probably cannot diagnose anything without some type of xray.
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Old 02-07-2020, 08:18 PM
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Sounds like possible sciatic nerve, you could try a chiropractor but a neurologist or orthopedic doctor would probably be a better bet. Now since you do not have a primary care doctor, you may have to beg to get an appointment. This may be the time to get a PCP, do not bother with The Villages health, you will not have the correct insurance. I will leave it to others to provide suggestions for PCP or other doctors.
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Sounds like possible sciatic nerve, you could try a chiropractor but a neurologist or orthopedic doctor would probably be a better bet. Now since you do not have a primary care doctor, you may have to beg to get an appointment. This may be the time to get a PCP, do not bother with The Villages health, you will not have the correct insurance. I will leave it to others to provide suggestions for PCP or other doctors.
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Old 02-08-2020, 08:29 PM
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Hi there TJL,
I am a Registered nurse and used to work in a special procedures unit at one time and we saw a lot of this sort of thing. A question for you first do you or have you ever smoked? If the answer is yes, then what we have found in the past is that there can be plaque build up in your veins and arteries. This comes from a history of smoking. This causes pain when you walk for a distance. It is called claudication. Lake medical imaging can do an ultrasound of that area and it may give them a starting point. I am not suggesting you go to LMI, but that is who is in our hospital. We would then do what is called a runoff. That is where they inject dye into your vein and they take pictures of your body as the dye flows through your vessels. If you want more information, I can try to guide you in the right direction. Hope this helps I have over twenty eight years of experience in the medical field and so am familiar with a lot of things. LOL


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I am having an issue with pain in my leg. It starts above my knee, then radiates around to the back of my thigh and up into my buttocks. The pain is very intense. It only comes on when I walk a fair distance or do anything strenuous, like golf. But I don't know where to start? See a general Family Practioner? I do think I need an MRI to see if it shows anything. Any thoughts on where to start??? And the name of a good Doctor that would see me??? Thanks.
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I am having an issue with pain in my leg. It starts above my knee, then radiates around to the back of my thigh and up into my buttocks. The pain is very intense. It only comes on when I walk a fair distance or do anything strenuous, like golf. But I don't know where to start? See a general Family Practioner? I do think I need an MRI to see if it shows anything. Any thoughts on where to start??? And the name of a good Doctor that would see me??? Thanks.
See Dr. Nguyen in Maitland. His office is near Universal Studios. If you need a referral, see your primary doctor first.
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Old 02-09-2020, 07:02 AM
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Sounds like you may have sciatica. I would try to see an orthopedic doctor.
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Old 02-09-2020, 07:05 AM
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it might be the peraforma muscle
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Old 02-09-2020, 08:30 AM
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Start with your primary care ... let them point you toward the right specialist
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Old 02-09-2020, 09:11 AM
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You should go to Urgent Care (there are several) and they will recommend who you should see. My guess is you will be referred to an Orthopedic Practice (there are several). If you want to try a Chiropractor, I have had success with Colony Chiropractic. But, I would start your journey at Urgent Care.
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Old 02-09-2020, 09:23 AM
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I had pain in my hip and leg and went to GP and orthopedic Dr. They fiddle faddled around and I finally asked for a MRI of my lumbar. Got it ordered and had two ruptured discs and the sciatica nerve was severely pinched and torn. Took MRI to Dr Barry Kaplan neurosurgeon in Leesburg, had day surgery in December and pain is gone! Be aggressive yourself.
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Old 02-09-2020, 09:33 AM
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golf is strenuous? go to a specialist. bypass the g p.
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Old 02-09-2020, 10:35 AM
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Could be siatica... a chiropractor could help you. Legacy Clinic is very good
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