About a month ago I started having pain going from my ankle up to my back on my right side (mostly on the outer side). I had fallen a few days before and hit my rear pretty hard, so my boyfriend ended up thinking it was from that and had me stay inactive for a day or so until the pain went away.
From time to time it has come back since then, usually when it does come back I notice it gets worse the more I move around.
Is this probably something to do with a pinched nerve? A hurt muscle? Or is it something that could be blood clot related? (I ask about the blood clot because I was also on Ortho Evra for over a year up until August 2005) Or something else?
According to the description you've provided (âpain going from my ankle up to my back on the right sideâ), you could be experiencing sciatica. Trauma of the lumbar-sacral region of the vertebral column can cause sciatica. You should first consult your primary health doctor and probably an orthopedist afterward, by recommendation. An X-ray of the lumbar-sacral region should be done, too. It doesn'seem likely that âblood clotâ could be the reason for that, because deep vein thrombosis manifests with an increase in local temperature, swelling, and pain located only in the leg and not on the back.
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