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Severe burning in hip, feeling of origination from big toe at the site of rod post femur fracture. Any suggestions?

Hi my name is Joe. . I shattered my left femur (gunshot). I had a rod and screws surgically placed in my left leg The rod goes from my hip to my knee . It s been there since 2007. Recently, I have been getting a severe burning in my hip (where the rod is). It feels like it initiates in my Big toe on that side. and sort of travels to the lower hip. Any recomendations/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Asked On : Wed, 9 Jan 2013
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Hi there,

Thanks for your query.

From the brief details provided, I am of the opinion that the burning sensation is due to either, irritation of the nerves supplying the affected part of the limb; or, Vitamin B12 deficiency.

Nerve irritation can be due to disc herniation in the lower back (if you have dull low backache); or, the head of affected femur bone compressing over the nerves. Nerve-pain-killers, such as, some anti-epileptic drugs along with high doses of Vitamin B12 will be of great relief.

Discuss my opinion with your Neurologist, who knows what would be best for you.

Dr. Rakesh Karanwal
Answered: Fri, 25 Oct 2013
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