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My legs hurt and burn from the knee down to top of foot not

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My legs hurt and burn from the knee down to top of foot not relieved by elevating. Will hurt several days then quit for awhile.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr.Saurabh Joshi replied 7 years ago.
Since when do you have this pain ?
Have you had any tests for this ?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
several months now. no tests
Expert:  Dr.Saurabh Joshi replied 7 years ago.
Do you smoke / have Diabetes / Heart Disease ?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
smoke. no diabetes or heart disease
Expert:  Dr.Saurabh Joshi replied 7 years ago.


This can be a Vascular Insufficiency, probably Arterial, that is a reduced blood supply to the legs, caused by a decreased caliber of the arteries.

This would cause pain that inreases with exercise.

This can also be from Arthritis of the knees / a neurological cause.

You need to have an examination and consider having a Color Doppler Arterial Ultrasound of your leg arteries, to rule out an arterial cause and also look for other possible causes.

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