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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Why am I experiencing a intense burning pain in my legs when attempting to sleep?

    Prior to the pain I have experienced a clicking/ popping when walking.

    The pain is very new, 1 week duration, I am trying to control the pain with ibuprofen but this only dulls the pain.
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    Lucinda Curran


    Lucinda Curran of Eco Health Solutions offers a truly holistic approach to health by combining Building Biology and Chinese Medicine. Her work is solutions-focussed and … View Profile


    The other things I would add to Jordan's answer is that doing clinical pilates with a good physio can be very beneficial too.

    Taking off my professional hat for a moment, for my back and leg pain, it was the combination of acupuncture, Chinese herbs and working with a skilled physio on clinical pilates that got the best results.

    I hope this helps, too.

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    Sunil Mulay

    Massage Therapist

    Sunil is a professional remedial massage therapist with a deep interest in the functioning of the human body’s structural systems, and the conditions that are … View Profile

    I think you should definitely see your GP in the first instance to rule out any serious pathology.

    From what you are describing, it does indeed sound like a pinched nerve, possibly in your lower lumbar/sacrum area.

    I had a client recently with similar symptoms, and in her case it turned out to be active trigger points in the sacrum area which needed releasing. She was fully remediated in just one session!

    Longer term, it would also be good to assess your posture and mechanics. It may be that your muscle patterns are causing excessive strain on certain muscle groups, prompting them to develop trigger point activity.

    Hope you get this sorted out soon. Any pinched nerve issue needs to be addressed promptly.

    Best wishes

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