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i have burning sensation in upper left leg

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 30, 2008
  • 10:22 PM

My upper left leg burn so bad at night that it wakes me up in tears. It is also very painful at times. I did have surgery on my left elbow for compressed nerve. My hand ached all the time and I was constantly dropping things and my hand would wake me up at night burning. My elbow never ached or hurt one time but that was where the problem was. However I kept telling the doctors that my hand hurt and burned. Not until six months later after I litterally lost the musle and sensation in my left hand did the doctor finally believe that there was something wrong. Now my leg is doing the same thing that my hand did....Any ideals on what to do? Because its a burning sensation they will only check my back. So far everything there is ok.

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  • The more I walk or stand, the worse the burning is at night. The doctor thought maybe it was Meralgia Paresthetica at first and sent me to leg therapy. But it got worse and because I do have a numbish feel not only at the top part of my leg but also along the bottom outside of my leg, he no longer thinks that is what it is. I just can't stand the burning anymore. And now my insurance has ran out and I still don't know why it burns, how to stop it or what to do.....Any ideals???
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