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hi are you there?
so have you had an arterial study of your legs?
do you smoke?
and history of vasculitis or rheumatological problems?
No smoke . I have had a vein test on both legs but it was not that serious
what about an magnetic resonance angiogram of the arteries supplying your legs, the internal iliac,
the femoral arteries, popliteals?
you symptoms, if they are distance walked related
suggest spinal claudication
or could you have an entirely different problem,
like RLS restless leg syndrome?
if you have pain in your legs at the end of the day
The magnetic ultrasound was done .
an have this urge to want to move your legs???
the legs feel ache breaky even getting out of bed
i have wore the stockings etc but no help
so I would assume they gave you the diagnosis of PAD?
peripheral arterial disease?
do you have a high cholesterol? lipids?
they took a reading from both legs but it was not serious
no high blood pressure or chol...
well, I would encourage to see a neurologist
have you done that?
blood test was good
the question is if you have a peripheral neuropathy
or spinal stenosis
which is an arthritic condition of the lower spine
not sure what that is
so peripheral neuropathy is a disease of the peripheral nerves
the golf game is good
in about 30%, there is no known reason to have the neuropathy
there is a test you do, called the EMG test
which looks at how your nerves are working
oh, that is good about the golf
do you walk the course?
or a cart?
i am a walker . I used to run a lot but now it hurts
usually walk is not a problem
well the key to all of this, as you know
is to have a diagnosis as to cause
if you do not have major vascular disease
then you might have a neuropathy
as the reason for pain and clumsiness in the morning
so a neurologist does a few neurological tests
and can tell you more if you feel this is not vascular
do you have any questions I can answer?
so neurology should be first move
I would say yes, definitely
he may say this is all vascular
but he will exclude other causes
you are welcome
Dr Frank T
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