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Pain in soles and toes. Heaviness, pulling, burning sensation. color doppler done and its normal. Anything to concern?

WHAT IS ncv study i am 72 years old lady and i have pain on my left leg soles and toes and lots of heavyness and pulling type while sleeping it is more pain even burning sensation what is the problem doctor i did color doppler of left lower limb veina and artherises all this is normal now my doctor told me to do this test i am really confused with all this test what should i do please advice me.
Asked On : Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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NCV refers to nerve conduction velocity which may be affected in peripheral neuropathy.The pain described can arise from arteries,veins,muscles and nerves of legs.As your doppler studies are normal arterial and venous causes are ruled out.Muscle pain is exaggerated by exertion,whereas your pain is more during nights.By exclusion of other causes itself ,the most possible origin of your pain is the nerve.Hence to confirm this, the doctor has ordered for nerve test in the form of NCV.It is advisable for you to go ahead with the test.
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