I'm going to a Neurologist for a nerve study Tuesday but in the meantime, I thought I would pick everyone's brains on the forum.
Last July I started training for the Houston Marathon. Everything was fine until December when my left leg felt funny during a race. For the next few weeks, I'd be able to run ok until about 5 miles into my run. Then my hamstring would feel funny-kind of like something was pulling at it. I ran the marathon and did ok but had that same feeling in my leg early in the marathon. Around mile 17, my whole upper leg was pounding. After the marathon, I went to a sports doc who said I had a hamstring tear. At that point, I couldn't run a mile without pain and my leg still felt funny. He sent me to Physical Therapy 3x a week and said I'd be running in a couple weeks. After 7 sessions, I felt worse then I did before I started so I went to a deep tissue massage therapist for the next few weeks and didn't get relief there. Found another sports doc (2 1/2 months later). This doc did an MRI and said there was no tear and maybe I had a nerve problem causing my leg to feel like that.
I have no shooting or stabbing pain, no tingling, nothing unbearable except that I can't run any more than a mile before my leg starts feeling funny. I have some discomfort in my hamstring (from the top all the way down to my knee) but no glute pain or calf pain.
I have some mild lower back pain in addition to a tender tailbone. I have no idea where the tender tailbone came from except from a roller blading fall I had early last year - well before I started training for my marathon.
Nothing seems to be "textbook". Sciatica doesn't seem to match my symptoms and since my back pain is pretty mild, I'm doubting a disc problem. The doc thought a pinched nerve but I thought a pinched nerve would cause some pretty bad tingling or more pain.
Thanks for any ideas.