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Oct 18, 2006
I was wondering how many of you have the tight feeling sensations?

I have had this problem for the last year but now it seems to be spreading and getting worse.

First signs showed up last winter on the front of my shins, had awful burning, tight feelings in them and couldn't stretch my legs straight out in front of me.
Went to Dr and was given a dx of Shin Splints and was told to "go home and rest".

During this same time period I also developed terrible cramps in my feet and shins if I went out in the snow and found I couldn't play with my kids as long as I wanted anymore.
The cramps went away but I was left with this feeling under both feet, the best way I can describe it is it felt like I had these "strings" under my feet and they were pulled really tight (like a guitar string or something, lol) making it uncomfortable to walk and at times also very painful.

The Dr dx me with Plantar Fascitis that time and wanted to prescribe me with expensive inserts for my shoes, which didn't work by the way.

Well last month it started again BUT this time the same tight sensation was on tops of both feet!
Lived with it for 2 weeks, which during this time the left foot improved but my right foot got worse.
Even still I have problems with my right foot and the "tight" feeling is gone but now I have this terrible pain.
Touching it makes it burn like hell and I can't even wear shoes anymore, and yes the shoes seem to make it worse but only because it feels wierd and I am constantly aware of this discomfort.

Well I went to Dr again and this time I was dx with Mortons Neuroma and again prescribed with those useless expensive inserts!!

I have also had problems with spasms in my neck, shoulders and upper back for the past yr and had to go to emerg once because it got so bad.
The spasms still come and go and don't think it will go away.

Well last night I decided to sit and watch a movie with my kids and I sat down on the floor in front of the t.v.

I stretched out both legs in front of me and leaned back on my arms, well lo and behold!
The tight pulling sensation has now migrated to both arms!!
This time its located just below the shoulder and it feels like I am stretching way more than I am,
now this disturbs me because I decided to investigate a bit and noted that even while standing, if I did stretch my arms down and behind me the flexibility is just not there anymore and if I go far enough it feels like I might pull a muscle!!

Well this time I don't want to go to the Dr as he just might dx me with rigormortis!!:jester:
Plus I am so tired of waiting for hours to see a Dr just to be told its something minor and to take an advil and go home........:yawn:

So I was just wondering how many of you have had similar symptoms, what you were told, how to alleviate it and also what dx you were given?

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