Shingles and swelling

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Alex31
New Member


Date Joined Oct 2016
Total Posts : 17
   Posted 9/27/2017 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I am slowly recovering from severe shingles on inner thigh. Lesions drying up. Nerve pain bearable with meds. Foot swollen on leg with shingles. Feels like leg is being strangled around ankle and upper leg. Is this condition typical of post herpetic neuralgia? I also have lumbar spinal stenosis, but did not have symptoms described until shingles appeared.
Alex31

Post Edited (Alex31) : 9/27/2017 5:42:16 PM (GMT-6)


straydog
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 14992
   Posted 9/27/2017 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry about the shingles they can be just miserable to deal with. I don't think your back is an issue, it's the shingles. Hopefully you will recover from them soon. Take care.
Susie
Moderator in Chronic Pain & Psoriasis Forums

Alex31
New Member


Date Joined Oct 2016
Total Posts : 17
   Posted 9/27/2017 5:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Susie
Alex31

skeye
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 3043
   Posted 9/27/2017 6:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I can't say anything about the shingles, as I've never had it, but I did have that feeling (like someone had put a tourniquet around my leg so tight that it was cutting off the arterial blood supply -- especially around my calf, but also my thigh) in one leg due to nerve root compression from spinal stenosis (lateral recess stenosis at L4-L5 compressing the L5 nerve root). I would get that feeling in my leg any time I stood, and the pain was so severe that I could not stand for more than 2 - 5 min, at most. Had surgery for it almost 4 weeks ago, and about 70% of the pain upon standing is now gone, and it continues to gradually improve with time. So you can definitely get this feeling from your back.

However, the swelling is not something that would be back related, and although the type of pain you describe is similar to what I felt with my back, I'm guessing that in your case, your pain is more likely shingles related, since your spinal stenosis was not clinical before. I also had other symptoms in my leg from my stenosis in addition to the tourniquet feeling upon standing, which I think are pretty typical of at least the kind of stenosis that I had. The other symptoms included pain down the back of the leg, extending into the foot that was not relieved by any specific position, but was best when lying on my side, and worst when extending my back, flexing my neck, walking, or sitting for prolonged periods of time. I also had weakness in my foot.

Skeye

Post Edited (skeye) : 9/27/2017 10:12:04 PM (GMT-6)


Alex31
New Member


Date Joined Oct 2016
Total Posts : 17
   Posted 9/28/2017 7:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Skye for your insightful response.
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Saturday, October 21, 2017 5:27 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,885,316 posts in 316,587 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 157705 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, ruddersdad.
372 Guest(s), 12 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Inderjit Singh Madahar, mattamx, Kent M., 07kr5, island time, readingmom, Killjoy123, tonyaraven, WalkingbyFaith, Blu's Mama, Aerose91, halbert


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2017 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer