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Hi Caring Mum,

I am sorry to hear of your pain. I too get the pain in my leg like someone is twisting it against itself that lasts for up to three days and while it is there it is hell to live with. It goes from my upper thigh down into my knee then radiates into my ankle sometimes via the shin bone or even the calf muscle. At first I was getting it only 1-3 times a year but now I find it is more like 6 times a year even with the new medications. When it comes I cant sleep sit walk stand without pain and I cry alot. Im not good at taking medicines so I normally suffer it but last time I gave in and took paracetamol every four hours and it was so much better and went away in no time. I have Ankylosing Spondylitis and I have humira injections every fortnight and am now on prednisone 7.5mg daily. The only thing I could possibly suggest is to get a diagnosis from your specialist because it can be sciatica can be bursitis can be arthritis and any sort of arthritis there a many to choose from. Until they give you a diagnosis it is hard to know what to do. I love hot baths or showers when I get the pain.
Good luck
Kind regards
Olivia :)