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Painful leg and foot

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  • Posted By: James19790
  • July 4, 2008
  • 09:47 PM

HI - I have had pain and discomfort in my right leg for about 5 weeks now. It seems to originate from behind the knee and feels like a pinching pain. It extends to my thigh and calf as cramp and I have pain on the top of my foot when I get up in the morning and after periods of resting my leg higher. The veins on the back of my knee and calf are also much more visible and when I've been standing for a while they seem to become enlarged and tender. The pain seems to follow the same course as the enlarged veins. It does not get worse during exercise but is most uncomfortable when standing for a long time or shortly after. Have been to Dr 3 times and he's said to watch it and come back in month. Said it's not DVT or circulation but I think it could be the latter or mild varicose veins, he thinks it's just soft tissue but I haven't damaged my knee/leg - any other suggestions or has anyone experienced similar? I am otherwise healthy, non-smoker and 29 years old. Many thanks in advance.

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