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Experience:  Board certified general Adult Neurologist, with experience in experimental neuroimaging and neurodiagnostics.
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I have been having pains in my legs and feet for a year now

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I have been having pains in my legs and feet for a year now . I have been to a couple of doctors and the usual answers but no help. We need to take blood to see what is going on .
But alas no help. Some days my feet and legs feel like i just walked 100 miles.
There is nothing to see by looking at my feet .
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 1 year ago.

neuromd2012 :

Hello

neuromd2012 :

welcome to Just Answer

neuromd2012 :

hi are you there?

Customer:

Yes

neuromd2012 :

hello

Customer:

Hi

neuromd2012 :

so have you had an arterial study of your legs?

neuromd2012 :

do you smoke?

neuromd2012 :

and history of vasculitis or rheumatological problems?

neuromd2012 :

skin lesions?

Customer:

No smoke . I have had a vein test on both legs but it was not that serious

Customer:

no history

neuromd2012 :

what about an magnetic resonance angiogram of the arteries supplying your legs, the internal iliac,

neuromd2012 :

the femoral arteries, popliteals?

neuromd2012 :

you symptoms, if they are distance walked related

neuromd2012 :

suggest spinal claudication

neuromd2012 :

or could you have an entirely different problem,

neuromd2012 :

like RLS restless leg syndrome?

neuromd2012 :

if you have pain in your legs at the end of the day

neuromd2012 :

before bed

Customer:

The magnetic ultrasound was done .

neuromd2012 :

an have this urge to want to move your legs???

neuromd2012 :

I see

Customer:

the legs feel ache breaky even getting out of bed

Customer:

i have wore the stockings etc but no help

neuromd2012 :

so I would assume they gave you the diagnosis of PAD?

neuromd2012 :

peripheral arterial disease?

neuromd2012 :

do you have a high cholesterol? lipids?

Customer:

they took a reading from both legs but it was not serious

neuromd2012 :

diabetes?

neuromd2012 :

low thyroid?

neuromd2012 :

I see

Customer:

no high blood pressure or chol...

neuromd2012 :

well, I would encourage to see a neurologist

neuromd2012 :

have you done that?

Customer:

no dia..

Customer:

blood test was good

neuromd2012 :

I see

neuromd2012 :

the question is if you have a peripheral neuropathy

Customer:

no neurologist

neuromd2012 :

or spinal stenosis

neuromd2012 :

which is an arthritic condition of the lower spine

Customer:

not sure what that is

Customer:

ok

neuromd2012 :

so peripheral neuropathy is a disease of the peripheral nerves

Customer:

the golf game is good

neuromd2012 :

in about 30%, there is no known reason to have the neuropathy

neuromd2012 :

there is a test you do, called the EMG test

neuromd2012 :

which looks at how your nerves are working

Customer:

ok

neuromd2012 :

oh, that is good about the golf

neuromd2012 :

do you walk the course?

neuromd2012 :

or a cart?

Customer:

i am a walker . I used to run a lot but now it hurts

Customer:

usually walk is not a problem

neuromd2012 :

well the key to all of this, as you know

neuromd2012 :

is to have a diagnosis as to cause

neuromd2012 :

if you do not have major vascular disease

neuromd2012 :

then you might have a neuropathy

neuromd2012 :

as the reason for pain and clumsiness in the morning

neuromd2012 :

so a neurologist does a few neurological tests

neuromd2012 :

and can tell you more if you feel this is not vascular

Customer:

ok

neuromd2012 :

do you have any questions I can answer?

Customer:

so neurology should be first move

neuromd2012 :

I would say yes, definitely

Customer:

Thank you

neuromd2012 :

he may say this is all vascular

neuromd2012 :

but he will exclude other causes

neuromd2012 :

you are welcome

neuromd2012 :

Dr Frank T

neuromd2012 :

please come back if you get study results and have questions

neuromd2012 :

if I can help

neuromd2012 :

please rate my service if you can

neuromd2012 :

good luck

neuromd2012 :

bye

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Category: Neurology
Satisfied Customers: 7201
Experience: Board certified general Adult Neurologist, with experience in experimental neuroimaging and neurodiagnostics.
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Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
EMG test on April 17th !
Will update you with results .
So far it looks like your answers are correct !

Regards,

John.
Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 1 year ago.
Yes, let me know the results and I can give you some information about the condition. good luck Dr Frank T

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