"Dents" in leg muscles

Posted by rubie @rubie, Wed, Jul 17 2:14am

Developing dents in muscles of lower right leg – when I rub my leg, feel like a there's a hole in muscle and it is actually visible – saw reflection in store window. . . Surprised me for sure! I very frequently have terrible cramps/burning/stinging/"electric" pains in my legs and feet. Wondering if my muscles are sort of disintegrating. Anyone else know what I am talking about?

Hello @rubie, Welcome to Connect. I have dent's in my right calf muscle frequently but don't have pain with it. For me, I think it's related to my lymphedema. Here are a couple of possible explanations.

How to identify pitting edema
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321773.php

Twitching Muscles, DENTS, Calf Cramps: Facing the Terror
https://scarysymptoms.com/2015/04/twitching-muscles-calf-cramps-dents/

Have you discussed the dents with your doctor? Hopefully some other members will be able to share their experience also.

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Hi, @rubie – I wanted to add my welcome to that of @johnbishop. Wondering if other members like @waltermc @cbnewpain@hotfooted @wilcy @johnhans might share if they have seen any dents in their leg muscles along with any cramps/burning/stinging/"electric" pains in their legs and feet, and what that may mean.

From your description, rubie, it sounds like you have a diagnosis of neuropathy?

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Are the indentations going across the leg or up and down? Are the indentations only in your thighs? Most reasons for thigh indentations are of little consequence. A visit to your doctor would help put your mind at ease and confirm what it really is. If you answer the questions, I can help some more with possibilities.

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@rubie – thinking of you and the dents in your leg muscles and the cramps/burning/stinging/electric pains in your legs and feet. How is your pain lately?

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I also have these dents going down,calf muscle

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@trellg132

I also have these dents going down,calf muscle

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Hi, @trellg132 – thanks for sharing how the leg dents are also affecting your calf muscle. Has your doctor had any comments on the origin of this or any way to address this?

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@lisalucier

Hi, @trellg132 – thanks for sharing how the leg dents are also affecting your calf muscle. Has your doctor had any comments on the origin of this or any way to address this?

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No he says it normal for I lost a couple pounds

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@lisalucier

Hi, @trellg132 – thanks for sharing how the leg dents are also affecting your calf muscle. Has your doctor had any comments on the origin of this or any way to address this?

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Its not affecting my calf muscle I dnt think

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Hello @trellg132

I just looked in on this discussion and I was wondering if you have any problems walking or with gait in general. Are you able to walk straight (without veering to one side or the other)? Any problems with your balance that you are aware of? Have you had any falls?

You indicated that the doctor thought it was related to weight loss. If you don't mind sharing, was your weight loss significant (i.e., over 50 pounds)?

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@hopeful33250

Hello @trellg132

I just looked in on this discussion and I was wondering if you have any problems walking or with gait in general. Are you able to walk straight (without veering to one side or the other)? Any problems with your balance that you are aware of? Have you had any falls?

You indicated that the doctor thought it was related to weight loss. If you don't mind sharing, was your weight loss significant (i.e., over 50 pounds)?

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I also popped into this conversation. I DO have problems with gait. I would fall but I always manage to fall into things or grab onto others. Also I went from 168 to 89lbs in 18 months without change in eating. But was diagnosed with celiac disease and have gained back 19lbs. Prior to April 10 2017 I had sciatica, scoliosis, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis. Then I woke up on the 10th and had lost the use of my right hand and the pain felt like my hand was in boiling water. 10 days later I woke up with the same thing in my left hand. 1st neurologist said PARSONAGE TURNER SYSNDROME and said she would send a letter to my family Dr. When I went to see family Dr. Her words exactly were. I have never heard of this disease YOU WILL HAVE TO GOOGLE IT. I did, it didn't sound like my symptoms. 48 hours after the test where they poke you full of holes I had a heart attack at home whilst having a BM. 2nd neurologist said no it couldn't be PTS. he said was MONO NEURITIS MULTIPLEX. MNM family Dr said. SAME DEAL YOU WILL HAVE TO GOOGLE IT. SAME DEAL it didn't sound like my symptoms.
I went back to my old family Dr. He's not likely to tell me to Google it. He sent me to a different neurologist, the 3rd. When we got there she had gone through all the previous tests done by the others. She had made herself totally knowledgeable of my symptoms. She was what you hope for in a Dr. However yes you guessed it 3rd diagnosis. CHRONIC REGIONAL PAIN SYSNDROME. She explained every detail, no waiting to get results from family Dr. However the news was not good. It is nicknamed the suicide disease. There is no cure and no treatment. Just 24/7 pain. I am on gabapentine. I didn't think it worked until I miss a dose. Also long acting diladid and 2mg fast acting for break through pain. They don't work either. So I cry out in pain I scream in pain. My best friend is sleep and I'm very fortunate that my evening meds do their job and I sleep well. Then I wake up. It's still there. It will always be there. I will never have anything to look forward to again. I'm only 64. I worked all my life now I've lost that. My husband is drifting farther and farther away. I have zero quality of life. I know why it's nicknamed the suicide disease because I fantasize about not waking up. Having a massive heart attack. Because my death is not imminent I'm not eligible for MAID. The thought of living like this for another 2 weeks is hell but 20 years. Will not happen. I will be a statistic. Part of the over 60% that choose to end their life. I pray no one on here has this horrible disease. It breaks my heart that children can get this disease.

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@confused1955

I also popped into this conversation. I DO have problems with gait. I would fall but I always manage to fall into things or grab onto others. Also I went from 168 to 89lbs in 18 months without change in eating. But was diagnosed with celiac disease and have gained back 19lbs. Prior to April 10 2017 I had sciatica, scoliosis, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis. Then I woke up on the 10th and had lost the use of my right hand and the pain felt like my hand was in boiling water. 10 days later I woke up with the same thing in my left hand. 1st neurologist said PARSONAGE TURNER SYSNDROME and said she would send a letter to my family Dr. When I went to see family Dr. Her words exactly were. I have never heard of this disease YOU WILL HAVE TO GOOGLE IT. I did, it didn't sound like my symptoms. 48 hours after the test where they poke you full of holes I had a heart attack at home whilst having a BM. 2nd neurologist said no it couldn't be PTS. he said was MONO NEURITIS MULTIPLEX. MNM family Dr said. SAME DEAL YOU WILL HAVE TO GOOGLE IT. SAME DEAL it didn't sound like my symptoms.
I went back to my old family Dr. He's not likely to tell me to Google it. He sent me to a different neurologist, the 3rd. When we got there she had gone through all the previous tests done by the others. She had made herself totally knowledgeable of my symptoms. She was what you hope for in a Dr. However yes you guessed it 3rd diagnosis. CHRONIC REGIONAL PAIN SYSNDROME. She explained every detail, no waiting to get results from family Dr. However the news was not good. It is nicknamed the suicide disease. There is no cure and no treatment. Just 24/7 pain. I am on gabapentine. I didn't think it worked until I miss a dose. Also long acting diladid and 2mg fast acting for break through pain. They don't work either. So I cry out in pain I scream in pain. My best friend is sleep and I'm very fortunate that my evening meds do their job and I sleep well. Then I wake up. It's still there. It will always be there. I will never have anything to look forward to again. I'm only 64. I worked all my life now I've lost that. My husband is drifting farther and farther away. I have zero quality of life. I know why it's nicknamed the suicide disease because I fantasize about not waking up. Having a massive heart attack. Because my death is not imminent I'm not eligible for MAID. The thought of living like this for another 2 weeks is hell but 20 years. Will not happen. I will be a statistic. Part of the over 60% that choose to end their life. I pray no one on here has this horrible disease. It breaks my heart that children can get this disease.

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Hello @confused1955 — You mentioned you have been diagnosed with Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome. You may be interested in another discussion here on Connect so that you can meet others sharing your symptoms. Have you found any treatments or therapy that gives you some relief from CRPS?

> Groups > Chronic Pain > CRPS
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/crps-2/

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