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Ache in my leg

I have what I would describe as an ache in my left leg. It starts in the back of my thigh and travels all the way down the back of my leg and into my ankle. The only way I can describe it is it feels like a violin string that has been plucked and it vibrates. The feeling is constant but seems worse when I get up and at night trying to sleep.

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The answer

This ache may have a few causes. It may be related to your back and a disc being out of place pressing on a nerve, this frequently will cause pain in the hip, knee or all the way down the leg, which sounds most likely. It can be muscular or can be related to a circulatory issue. We would suggest following up with your GP for examination and referral to physiotherapy and specialist for further testing if needed.

Answered by the Health at Hand nurses

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