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What causes intense pain in legs and feet?

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Posted on Thu, 28 May 2015
Question: Mornings don't seem to be as bad as night. Starts with my feet hurting gets bad enough to limp. Also at night. My legs also hurt So much pain it burst to even get out of a chair and find I can't walk far. The pain is so intense. I use as cane at that point but my leg muscles Burt and the cramps in them are unbelievable. Or to Dr hasn't figures this out yes I new help as I am so sore.
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (18 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It can be due to neuropathy

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have studied your case and your symptoms are most probably due to neuropathy. In this condition there is nerve compression in the spine or due to vitamin deficiency burning pain occurs in feet and legs. It is more severe in night time just like in your case. But before I advised you any further I would like to know little detail of the illness.
1.Since when you are having these symptoms?
2.Do you feel this pain during walking in day time too?
3.Are you a Diabetic or smoker?
Please send me answers of these questions. I will try my best to help you.
thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (14 hours later)
I've been having them for quite time now with it worsening over the past month
. No I am no diabetic
Yes I do smoke. I need to have an idea for pain relief. Walking my dog is so painful

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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (33 hours later)
Brief Answer:
you need to get MRI of the spine

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for replying. Your symptoms are mostly due to spine problem. I would recommend you to get MRI of the spine to see how much nerve compression is present. If it is more than fifty percent then you might need surgical intervention.
If it is less then fifty percent then you can start taking Pregabalin and methyl cobal daily. This will improve your nethe strength. Smoking should be discontinued.
I hope this answer will be useful for you. Let me know if there is any other followup questions. thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes intense pain in legs and feet?

Brief Answer: It can be due to neuropathy Detailed Answer: Hello, I have studied your case and your symptoms are most probably due to neuropathy. In this condition there is nerve compression in the spine or due to vitamin deficiency burning pain occurs in feet and legs. It is more severe in night time just like in your case. But before I advised you any further I would like to know little detail of the illness. 1.Since when you are having these symptoms? 2.Do you feel this pain during walking in day time too? 3.Are you a Diabetic or smoker? Please send me answers of these questions. I will try my best to help you. thanks