- Dec 17, 2008
Hello all A little background about me. I'm a 37 year old woman who has had right leg pain for about 4 months now. Pain is usually between my knee and hip, right in the middle, front part of leg. Sometimes I get pain near right ankle. Sometimes I get numbness in either foot. I really notice the numbness if my anxiety is up. I went to urgent care and doc thought I just pulled a muscle so she showed me some stretches to do. I still had the pain a month later and went back to urgent care insisting on an Xray. Radiologist reported that something or other is "eating away" at something in hip area. I was then sent for a bone scan and MRI of hip and thigh. Got diagnosed with cysts on neck of right femur. On to the orthopedist who cannot understand why I've been having leg pain on the same side I have hip cysts. He thinks it's a neuro problem and wanted me to get a ref for MRI to rule out MS from the neuro. So, neuro writes ref. for MRI of head and also wants to do a nerve test on me. He didn't tell me why he wanted to do that test. I did my research and found out one thing it tests for is ALS, so I'm pretty freaked out at this point. I see that a symptom of ALS is leg weakness but mine isn't weakness, rather pain off and on. I feel like I'm getting the run around and that maybe the cysts are just pressing against a nerve. WWWhhheewww! Any 1 have/had similar situation?