Home HealthTopics Health Centers Reference Library Research
Join us on Facebook Join us on Facebook Share on Facebook

Pain Management

Strained Nerve in Right Leg



I fell down a small flight of stairs about a week and a half ago. I was carrying a box, so I hurt my wrist on the landing, and though my shins and knees were pretty badly bruised, I didn`t even think I had any soft tissue injury (THANK GOD). A day or so afterward, though, I realized I had a shooting pain on the outside/back of my right calf. I thought at first it was a strained or pulled muscle, but I have a friend who`s a sports trainer, and she said it sounded like a strained nerve. A week later, nearly all of my bruises are healed, but my leg still hurts if I bend it juuust right. It used to hurt just while walking (on the release, to be more exact), but now it just hurts if I bend it inward and/or put a lot of weight on it while the knee is deeply bent.

Anyway, I`m a runner, and I`ve decided not to run until it doesn`t hurt at all anymore. That being said, I miss running, and I want to find out what the pain is so I can treat it and make it better! I`m a 21-year-old female in good shape. Help? :)


Thank you for visiting NetWellness. On this site, NetWellness experts try to answer general questions about health. Only a health professional performing a thorough clinical exam is able to evaluate your symptoms. However, NetWellness may have some general information available that you can access through our search feature. Feel free to write back if you still have questions or need an explanation.

For more information:

Go to the Pain Management health topic, where you can:

Response by:

NetWellness Staff