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Is this a robot or person, I just want to ask about femoral

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JA: Hello. How can I help?
Customer: Is this a robot or person
JA: Yes, I'm a bot. I make the process of talking to the Doctor more efficient and affordable by asking basic questions. Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I just want to ask about femoral nerve
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: And healing

Hello, I'm Dr. Mark. I am board certified (USA), and have twenty years experience. Please allow me to review your question.

What specific question did you have about the nerve?

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Hello doctor

Hello - did you have a question about the femoral nerve?

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
I had an injury during working out last Saturday and soreness and pain on the right side spinious process and errector muscles aroudn l2 l3 l4 region

OK, did you have pain into the front of the thigh?

Weakness when walking up or down stairs?

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Eventually around Monday it healed there was no soreness. However on Tuesday my back kinda locked up and was difficult walking. On Wednesday I tried to wear my socks and the whole back froze and made it difficult to move. Then I had ambulance over they gave me pain killers.
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
now yes I have difficult walking as the knee gives way. Stairs is a no go. Am so worried, and as the evening falls the pain increases. After few minutes of standing the muscles starts pulling in thigh and pain in knee increases making me to sit or lie down. Eventually


If you are having severe pain, and weakness in the thigh -- where the knee gives away, that could be an issue with the L3 or L4 nerve or the femoral nerve.

The fact that your lower back hurts makes it sound like an issue in the lumbar spine at the L3 or L4 level.

MRI of the lumbar spine would help in evaluating for an issue like a herniated disc, "pinching" a nerve there.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
I know its just been 2 days. And the overall pain decreased. But the knee pain is still prominent and prohibits from walking.
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Ok can illiopsoas muscle tightness cause this femoral nerve issue ?

If your symptoms persist and don't improve, then obtaining the MRI is helpful.

If you feel things are improving over the next few days, hopefully just temporary inflammation in the muscles/ligaments in your lower back.

No, it wouldn't be from the iliopsoas.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Will I be abel to walk again normally doctor ?
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Is there any other condition apart from disk herniation that can mimic femoral neuropathy ?

Yes, you should be able to walk again.

Disc herniation is the number one issue here.

You could have inflammation of the nerve, either spontaneously, or from something like shingles (which would also have a rash).

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
How long would it take to subside doctor ?
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
3 to 6 weeks ?

In general, most cases are better within 6 weeks.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
it would be mainly disk issue
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
I am currently on naproxen and cocodomol medication.
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Am trying to do nerve flossing but it aches me when I try to do it

Yes, sounds like a disc issue.

If it hurts -- don't do it.

I hope I’ve provided the information you were seeking. If you are happy with my service, your 5-star rating at this time is most welcome. If you need more help, please let me know so l can continue to assist you.

Best wishes for your health.


Dr. Mark

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Is there anything I shud do to make the healing faster ? Or anything I shud be aware of ?
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Also I can feel the errector and the underlying muscles are all tight on the right side.
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
I have requested diazopame from my gp hoping it will relax the muscles.

Healing is just going to take some time, as the inflammation improves.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Am just so worried about the knee pain doctor. And the fact that I can't put weight on my right leg makes me limp
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
stops me from walking normal

If the symptoms continue -- that would then mean you would get a MRI to rule out disc herniation.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
How long do you think I shud wait till I get mri.
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Dr is it worth calling over the phone? Will it be easier to discuss?

If your symptoms persist for more than 4-6 weeks, then MRI.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Hello Dr shall I call you ?

No need for a call - I'm busy here in the hospital anyways.

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Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Ok thank you very much for your time and advice Dr.
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Have a nice day.
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Was really helpful

You're welcome.

Best of luck to you.