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Night Leg Pain

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  • Posted By: royrhino
  • August 22, 2011
  • 05:03 PM

Hello all,
I am a 65 year old male with night leg pain only in the upper left thigh area. Every night I awake around 3 am and it feels like someone stuck a hot poker in my left thigh and it does not go away with Tylenol...sometime aspirin works. When I move the leg by twisting it is worse. Any suggestions out there? I have had a history of low back problems, but they seem to be under control the past few years. The leg does not bother at all during the day.

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  • Can you describe your symptons more? Have you looked into Restless Leg Syndrome. Muscle twitching or the need to move your leg could be caused by an iron deficiency or a magnesium deficiency.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 23, 2011
    • 08:16 PM
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  • I don't have any of those issues. I was thinking it might be the Stenosis from my back, but my leg does not hurt during the day, just at night. Turning in bed is not good. Cannot sleep on the right side either due to Bursitis from hip replacement last year. I had a cortisone shot last week...no help. I eat lots of bananas and for iron, not sure. I think it is a structural problem from my back. I had herniated 4 discs about 27 years ago breaking up a fight at the school I taught at. Still have lifetime medical for that one.
    royrhino 1 Replies
    • August 26, 2011
    • 03:39 PM
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