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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 .

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Hello

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welcome to Just Answer

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hi are you there?

Customer:

Yes

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hello

Customer:

Hi

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so have you had an arterial study of your legs?

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do you smoke?

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and history of vasculitis or rheumatological problems?

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skin lesions?

Customer:

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

Customer:

no history

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

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the femoral arteries, popliteals?

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you symptoms, if they are distance walked related

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suggest spinal claudication

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or could you have an entirely different problem,

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like RLS restless leg syndrome?

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

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before bed

Customer:

The magnetic ultrasound was done .

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

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I see

Customer:

the legs feel ache breaky even getting out of bed

Customer:

i have wore the stockings etc but no help

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

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peripheral arterial disease?

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do you have a high cholesterol? lipids?

Customer:

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

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diabetes?

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low thyroid?

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I see

Customer:

no high blood pressure or chol...

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well, I would encourage to see a neurologist

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have you done that?

Customer:

no dia..

Customer:

blood test was good

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I see

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the question is if you have a peripheral neuropathy

Customer:

no neurologist

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or spinal stenosis

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which is an arthritic condition of the lower spine

Customer:

not sure what that is

Customer:

ok

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so peripheral neuropathy is a disease of the peripheral nerves

Customer:

the golf game is good

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

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there is a test you do, called the EMG test

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which looks at how your nerves are working

Customer:

ok

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oh, that is good about the golf

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do you walk the course?

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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

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well the key to all of this, as you know

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is to have a diagnosis as to cause

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if you do not have major vascular disease

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then you might have a neuropathy

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as the reason for pain and clumsiness in the morning

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so a neurologist does a few neurological tests

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

Customer:

ok

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do you have any questions I can answer?

Customer:

so neurology should be first move

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I would say yes, definitely

Customer:

Thank you

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he may say this is all vascular

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but he will exclude other causes

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you are welcome

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Dr Frank T

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please come back if you get study results and have questions

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if I can help

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please rate my service if you can

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good luck

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bye

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
EMG test on April 17th !
Will update you with results .
So far it looks like your answers are correct !

Regards,

John.
Yes, let me know the results and I can give you some information about the condition. good luck Dr Frank T