I have pain at the back of my leg above my knee. My ankle swells also. My doctor said it is sciatica, or an irritated nerve, but I'm worried about the swelling. He prescribed Amitriptyline, which helps me sleep at night, but it doesn't completely get rid of the pain. Is it just permanent now?
You don't mention it, but do you have MS? There are so many possible causes of pain. Sometimes it takes a while to find root causes. Has it gotten any better in the past couple of weeks?