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Diabetic. Having prick like pain in lower leg. Area is oily, swollen and stiff. Cause?

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i am having a pin prick like pain in my right lower leg. the area is oily, swollen and stiff. i am 62, male,have undergone PTCA in 2005, diabetic but sugar level icontrolled, recent Hb1c is 5.7% but uric acid level is 10.6 mg/dl
Posted Wed, 16 Oct 2013 in Brain and Spine
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul D Chaudhari 1 hour later
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need to investigate

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing to us.
Pin prick sensation in leg may be related to nerve pressure or reduced blood circulation in leg. Later may be more likely reason. I would suggest to consult a physician and get a thorough exam. You may need to get a colour doppler of the leg to ckeck the blood circulation. If it is radiating pain alongthe whole leg then Iit could be nerve related issue and in that case mri of the spine needs to be done. Thanks
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Follow-up: Diabetic. Having prick like pain in lower leg. Area is oily, swollen and stiff. Cause? 3 hours later
it is not in the whole leg but on 6" x 2" area just above the ankle joint. the area is warm to touch and extremely sensitive.
thanks and regards
PKC
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul D Chaudhari 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
more likely to be circulation problem

Detailed Answer:
It seems to be due to vascular disease with decreased circulation to leg. Thanks.
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Follow-up: Diabetic. Having prick like pain in lower leg. Area is oily, swollen and stiff. Cause? 20 hours later
if i take colour doppler test will it be for
*veins or artery or for both
*for the affected leg or both
thanks -- pkc
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul D Chaudhari 26 minutes later
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physician will decide

Detailed Answer:
Most likely arterial of affected leg. However best yo be decided by physician after examining the leg. Thanks
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