Thursday, October 29, 2009

Medical leave - Part 1

I ignored the pain on my left thigh when i first started to feel it last week, and when i suffered a little bit more after i had to walk to work, i put it down as me not getting enough exercise...




...but few days ago when i had trouble walking and climbing the stairs, i realised the seriousness of it and decided on Tuesday to go for reflexology.... felt good for a while..the feet getting the pampering ..(.errr...suffering more like it...hehehe...)


But yesterday morning, finally went to see the doctor and was told that i suffered from nerve pain...given an injection, some pills and 2 days medical leave.



Been resting and limiting my movements since yesterday, and thou i still could feel some pain, Alhamdulillah i'm very much better now...



A timely reminder to take better care of myself...



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Something new to learn from this...


Thigh-Nerve-Syndrome ~ Meralgia Paresthetica




Symptoms

A painful, burning sensation on the outer side of the thigh may mean that one of the large sensory nerves to your legs--the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN)-is being compressed. This condition is known as meralgia paresthetica (me-ral'-gee-a par-es-thet'-i-ka).


* Pain on the outer side of the thigh, occasionally extending to the outer side of the knee

* A burning sensation, tingling, or numbness in the same area

* Occasionally, aching in the groin area or pain spreading across the buttocks

* Usually only on one side of the body

* Usually more sensitive to light touch than to firm pressure


Diagnosis

During a physical examination, your physician will ask about recent surgeries, injury to the hip, or repetitive activities that could irritate the nerve. He or she will also check for any sensory differences between the affected leg and your other leg.

Restrictive clothing and weight gain are two common reasons for pressure on a nerve. Your physician may ask if you wear a heavy tool belt at work or if you consistently wear a tight corset or girdle.

Another reason may result from a seatbelt injury during a motor vehicle injury.


Treatment:

Non-Surgical

~ Rest periods to interrupt long periods of standing, walking, cycling, or other aggravating activity.

~ Heat, ice, or electrical stimulation.

~ Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for 7-10 days.

~ Weight loss (if applicable) and exercise to strengthen abdominal muscles.

~ Not wearing tight ftting pants or belts.

~ Anti-infammatory and pain relief medication.

~ Injections


Surgery may be necessary in extreme cases.

2 comments:

  1. Cheqna,
    Found this in someone else's blog. Wise tips about exercise and losing weight. *wink wink*

    Q: Doctor, I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true?
    A: Your heart only good for so many beats, and that it...don't waste on exercise. Everything wear out eventually. Speeding up heart not make you live longer; it like saying you extend life of car by driving faster. Want to live longer? Take nap.

    Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables?
    A: You must grasp logistical efficiency. What does cow eat? Hay and corn. And what are these? Vegetables.. So steak is nothing more than efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system. Need grain? Eat chicken. Beef also good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable).

    Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?
    A: No, not at all. Wine made from fruit. Brandy is distilled wine, that mean they take water out of fruity bit so you get even more of goodness that way. Beer also made of grain. Bottom up!

    Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?
    A: Well, if you have body and you have fat, your ratio one to one. If you have two bodies, your ratio two to one, etc.

    Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?
    A: Can't think of single one, sorry. My philosophy is: No pain...good!

    Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you?
    A: YOU NOT LISTENING! Food are fried these day in vegetable oil. In fact, they permeated by it. How could getting more vegetable be bad for you?!?

    Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?
    A: Definitely not! When you exercise muscle, it get bigger. You should only be doing sit-up if you want bigger stomach.

    Q: Is chocolate bad for me?
    A: Are you crazy?!? HEL-LO-O!! Cocoa bean! Another vegetable! It best feel-good food around!

    Q: Is swimming good for your figure?
    A: If swimming good for your figure, explain whale to me...

    Q: Is getting in shape important for my lifestyle?
    A: Hey! 'Round' a shape!

    Well, I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets.

    And remember:
    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a ride!!"

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  2. ha ha ha....what a good one to cheer me up especially when i'm now having pasta bolognaise for lunch!

    purrrfect remedy...hehehe...

    thanks mate!

    :-)

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