A 34-year-old member asked:
i have constant hip pain and muscle spasms in my thigh and calf with numbness in the outer half of my foot. what other tests besides mri should happen?
3 doctor answers
Dr. William Scott answered
Specializes in General Practice
Nerve damage: What your experiencing is nerve damage. It will or may be permanent if the cause is not corrected. Nerve conduction velocity is needed to help determine this. I would get the MRI asap. Then have your physician refer you to a neurosurgeon and neurologist to get further evaluation. A normal MRI and abnormal nerve study may indicate a more severe condition in terms of a demyelinating process.
Answered on Mar 4, 2017
Dr. Mark Weston answered
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Phyisical exam: History and physical with your doc more important that plus the MRI should show the s1nerve impingment if present treatment follows diagnosis.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
Dr. David Hardin answered
35 years experience Wound care
Examination: Firstly a very complete physical exam. Some basic labs, plain (cheaper) x-rays directed at low back & pelvis. An emg/ncv is likely needed, based on information obtained the need for MRI ct or other studies may be determined.
Answered on Jul 25, 2018
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