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What causes pain in legs when i lay down or sit?

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Posted on Wed, 11 May 2016
Question: Both legs ache when I lay down or sit for long periods. when I stand up the pain goes away. I have CHF. Would that cause the leg pain? What should I do?
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (31 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It can be due to vitamin B12 or D deficiency

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have studying your case and I think that you may be having vitamin D or B12 deficiency. Both are common in patient with heart problems. I would like to know little detail of your illness.
1.Sice when you are having this pain?
2.Do you have Diabetes or Smoking habit?
3.Do you also have needle like sensation?
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 (48 minutes later)
1. I've been bothered by this for a year.
2. don't smoke and do not have diabetes.
3. I have a needle-like sensation around by lower shins and ankles and feet.
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
It can be spine problem or neuropathy

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
After studying your answers I believe that you may be having nerve compression in spine or neuropathy. For confirmation I would suggest you to follow these steps.
1.Serum B 12 estimation
2.Spine MRI to see if there is any nerve compression is present.
If there is any nerve compression on MRI then it will confirm the diagnosis. If it is less then 50 % then it can be treated with physiotherapy and medication. You need to take Pregabalin M tablet at night time and start back muscle strengthening exercises.
If there is low B12 then you need to start supplementing B 12 (Methylcobal).It can be done by tablets or injection.
I hope these steps will be helpful for you and treat your pain. 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 pain in legs when i lay down or sit?

Brief Answer: It can be due to vitamin B12 or D deficiency Detailed Answer: Hello, I have studying your case and I think that you may be having vitamin D or B12 deficiency. Both are common in patient with heart problems. I would like to know little detail of your illness. 1.Sice when you are having this pain? 2.Do you have Diabetes or Smoking habit? 3.Do you also have needle like sensation? Please send me answers of these questions. I will try my best to help you. thanks