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skin on arms & legs red/hot, leg pain

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  • Posted By: sunflowers
  • May 30, 2008
  • 11:25 PM

I've had 3 bouts of leg pain that starts behind my knee and goes up and down to make the whole leg hurt. Those times it lasted about a week.
Currently I experienced the same thing but it lasted 2 weeks.

Now, my arms and hands, legs and feet have been turning red. I feel like my skin is on fire. My toes look swollen, only laying down in a cold room returns my color to normal.

Ultrasound negative for blood clot and baker's cyst.
The tech reported swelling in my leg.
Urine test for protien kidney/liver function normal.

I don't know what to do. I feel this is serious. I've seen 2 Dr's at a good hospital, they said they don't have any answers only more questions but made no plans on further testing.

I have Celiac's and hypothyroid.

However, I'm afraid this is some kind of vascular issue. What should I do next?

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  • "burning" as a description of pain tends to indicate a neurological problem - like a pinched nerve. You might want to make an appointment to see a neurologist or a neuro surgeon.
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  • Please get evaluated for possible RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) / CRPS. Early diagnosis and treatment is very important. God bless.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 21, 2010
    • 11:16 AM
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  • I had similar symptoms. After two biopsies it was determined I have small fiber neuropathy. I also have Celiac's and have read neuropathy is a by product when Celiac's goes on for too long. I also have myofascial pain and CRPS. It all spells the same thing - PAIN. I fell in Dec. - actually I flipped over the front of my  walker! I landed on my left knee. They are reluctant to do arthroscopic surgery because of the CRPS. The fear is the pain will become worse. That happened when I had 3 surgeries on my right foot, but part of it was the surgeon's fault who fused the big toe joint at the wrong angle so I walk on my third toe which develops a callus that needs to be  debrided every two months. I do need something to help my swollen, edema filled knee. At this point the only offer is exercising in water. Trying to walk with a bad left knee and a deformed right foot is a challenge.I hope by now you have a diagnosis and some help.FeatherMe
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