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calf and hamstring muscle pain

Has anyone had trouble determining where their leg pain is coming from and as a result how to treat it?  I have had chronic bi-lateral calf and hamstring tightness for over 6 months with occassional pain the buttocks, no back pain.  Lumbar MRI shows small disc bulge on l4-l5 and l5-s1 without any nerve compression.  I have had a brain MRI and cervical spine MRI to rule out MS.  Have had normal electrolyte panel and negative EMG on both legs.  Did 6 weeks of PT, stretching, modalities.  The pain makes it hard to stand for more than a few minutes in one place at a time (i.e. talking to a neighbor in the yard).  It is not painful during sleep but in the morning when I place my feet on the floor out of bed the tightness returns immediately.  Is there any chance I may have an annular tear in a disc that can't be seen on an MRI and causing the pain?  I can't think of too many other conditions where pain is in the back of the legs like this except for lumbar discs.  Any advice is appreciated.  thanks in advance.

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Bilateral tightness if it has a chord like "twang" in the tendons (usually lower limb) maybe an early sign of hepatitis, I've seen this on a few occasions albeit rare.  Get a thorough blood work done and keep up with your stretches.

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