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Forum Name: Diabetes
Question: MASSIVE BURNING TINGLING IN LEGS!!!
|shanna2000 - Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:03 am|
MY LEGS FEEL LIKE FIRE ANTS ARE BITING ALL OVER WHENEVER I JOG OR WALK FOR EXTENDED PERIODS OF TIME AND I SCRATCH THEM UNTIL I ALMOST BLEED!! WHATS CAUSING THIS PLEASE HELP!! SHANNA
|Dr. A. Madia - Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:24 pm|
What you describe is pins and needles sensation or ‘Paresthesia’ in medical terminology. There are several reasons for this.
Deficiency of vitamin B group is one of the leading causes.
Compression of the root of leg nerves at the level of spinal column is another.
Diabetes Mellitus of some years, especially if poorly controlled, can also cause this.
Megaloblastic anemia with deficiency of Vit B12 and folic acid.
Amyotropic lateral sclerosis, a spinal cord disease .
Early stage of Gullian Barre syndrome, a viral disease.
However you say this occurs after you jog or walk for some time. This goes more in favor of Compression at spinal canal level. I suggest you get in touch with your doctor, get full blood work done, and if she agrees some z x rays for the spinal column too.
|dalfoncy - Sun Sep 14, 2008 1:33 am|
I am diabetic and have high blood pressure. I have pain in my legs especially when I am lying down. The veins in my legs and feet hurt badly.
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