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Does the pain only come when driving?
Where is the pain exactly situated or is generalized all over the leg?
Do you get cramps frequently?
Do you get pain in knee climbing stairs?
Do you get calf pain while walking?
Any significant past medical history or surgery?
happens when driving or sitting , pain is in back of calves and down into ankles, hard to describe, they just hurt and are restless.
No cramps, no knee pain, used to be able to walk for miles but now the lower legs hurt after a while. No history or surgery
No. This symptom is not a pointer to bad heart or any heart ailment. Please do not worry on this count.
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What could cause the pain? It is a dull throbbing pain that drives me crazy, and I cannot keep my legs still when they hurt that way. It is worse when tired, or driving. Standing and walking seems to help but it is still there when I stop walking. My family has a history of CMT, Charco Marie Tooth disorder, however I have not had any symptoms thus far. My Dad had trouble walking, his feet "dropped" or they dragged when he walked, he could not pick them up very well while walking, but when he was sitting he was fine. I am concerned that I might end up like him,
Thank you, Peggy
Apart from the restless leg syndrome which we discussed, as a cause for your pain; the other possibilities can be;
1) Neuropathy; nerve disease. A nerve conduction study (NCV) may be suggestive of the diagnosis.
2) Akathisia: This is manifested by an inner urge to move whole of the body or only legs. It usually results from medications or herbs.
Commonly used medications are;1) Gabapentin, 2) Pregabalin (Lyrica)Other supplements and alternative integrative therapy protocols are;1) Evening primrose oil 2) Acetyl-l-carnitine3) Alpha-lipoic acid4) Benfotiamine (Milgamma), 100 mg, is a lipid-soluble vitamin B1 analogue5) Vitamin EIt is pleasure and privilege assisting you.Dr. Arun