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  • Posted By: jeremy2094
  • June 27, 2008
  • 10:41 AM

I have had severe leg pain for about five years now. The doctors just keep telling me that I need orthodics, but this is not helping. I have done many x-rays as well and they found nothing there. I need to know what this might be so I can go to the doctor and finally get some answers.
It started out, that I could not sit at a table because my knees would start to burn and I would have to get them up right away. After time,(the pain was not isolated to my knees anymore), I could not bend them for more than twenty minutes at a time, and eventually I could not sleep with them bent. I will wake up with them buring horribly in the middle of the night, and a few times I have not been able to walk when I awoke, the pain was too much.
I also have this weird feeling, (like when your heart drops at the sight of seeing someone falling), when I see someone fall I get this feeling in my legs. That "stomach drop", actually happens in my legs!
This has gotten to the point that it effects everything I do,I am not overwieght and I am 27 year old mother of four.
I could lay in bed all day and my legs will feel the same as if I had walked all day, it dosent matter if I am on my feet or not.
Please help me understand what this could be so I can live a "normal" life with my children!

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  • Is it equally bad in both legs? Do you have any swelling? Is it any better if you rest your legs high up?
    Felsen 510 Replies Flag this Response
  • Yes, it is equally bad in both legs. I cannot really tell if my knees are swollen, but the summer months have brought on frequently swollen feet.If I lay very still and on my stomach, (I think it might help put some preasure on my knees), sometimes it helps. Having my legs high dosent reall matter as long as they are still.I have read a lot of other posts pertaining to RLS, and some tingling feelings. This is definitely not those.I have tried to rub the pain in my knees and its almost unreachable. At the same time, it feels great, until you stop rubbing.
    jeremy2094 6 Replies Flag this Response
  • Sorry. As long as my legs are still and straight*
    jeremy2094 6 Replies Flag this Response
  • Jeremy,I suffer myself from poor blood circulation in my legs and I thought that maybe you did also, but now I’m not sure. It seems to be more confined to your knees, and I know very little about joints. No matter what the reason is, I would try acupuncture, if I were you. It can do wonders with different pain conditions. You usually need several treatments during a longer period. I’m sorry not to be able to help more.Best of luck!
    Felsen 510 Replies Flag this Response
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