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Left ankle clonus?
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Left ankle clonus?

I have had aches and pains in my left leg since I was 13/14, I'm now 32.  I've also had low back pain and neck and left shoulder pain on and off for that time as well.

However over the last year it's been getting a bit worse and I've started to get restless legs where they just don't feel comfortable when I sit or lie for long periods, pain going down my left arm into my little and ring finger, aching down the backs of both legs and aching neck and stiffness and hands feeling a bit clumsier.  My doctor keeps dismissing as having anxietyme but I went to a physio for an assessment on Friday and she said she wanted to write to my Dr and have me sent for an MRI of my spine due to ankle clonus on the left side.

I have noticed that occasionally my left leg feels weaker and it wobbles a bit sometimes when at a certain angle like pressing the clutch in the car but I never thought anything of it.

I've google clonus and am terrified I have MS or Motor Neurone Disease.  Is it possible it's all just from a disc or something? I have terrible posture and get a lot of migraines that coincide with a tense neck...I'm very scared.
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Hi there!

Well, without a detailed description or a detailed clinical evaluation it would be difficult to determine the cause of your symptoms. I am not sure what your physio describes a clonus is actually a clonus. Possible causes that may need to be considered include postural issues, neuro-muscular causes such as muscle sprain, nerve impingement, injuries to muscles/ ligaments, infections, inflammations, stress fractures, periostitis, vascular causes, vitamin/ micro-nutrient deficiencies, hormonal/ endocrine imbalance etc. I would suggest getting this evaluated by an internist initially and depending on the cause diagnosed/ suspected, it can be managed accordingly or specialist care may be sought.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
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