Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
166 Doctors are Online

Excruciating lower leg pain only at night, starts from knee and settles at ankle and foot. No relief with OTC medicines. How can It be cured?

Doctor. I am a 78 year old male. For the past six months I have been having excruciating lower leg pain at night only. It is from the knee down and seems to have settled in the ankle and foot . Some nights it is in one leg and the next night the other leg. It will pull the foot inward. I have to get up and lean on the dresser until it becomes tolerable enough to rest the foot on the floor. I have tried all kinds of OTC meds to n avail. It is unbearable. It will last from 15 minutes ti 1/2 hour.
Asked On : Sun, 17 Jun 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  164
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Pulmonologist 's  Response
mr jackiam
thank for ur query on HCM
ur history suggests that u r suffering from rest pain
are u a smoker??????????????
u need to have USG COLOUR DOPPLER study on ur lower legs to see the lower limb vascular systems
u may be also due to lower lumbo-sacral nerve root compression
so u need also a MRI of lower lumbosacral spine
need to be examined properly
i think there will be something positive in these two above mentioned tests
thank u
Answered: Sun, 17 Jun 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor