• Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    March 30, 2009
    Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    March 30, 2009

    A number of things could cause burning pain in the legs and it can be particularly difficult to track down when it only happens ocassionally.  You might try our Symptom Checker to see if you can narrow down the possibility based on your specific symptoms.  Here's a link:  Symptom Checker

     If that doesn't help, I'd suggest keeping a log of when you experience the pain.  Make a note of the date, what activities you've engaged in recently, what you've eaten, weather conditions – anything you think might be related.  You may begin to see a pattern.  Even if not, the log could be helpful to your doctor when you seek a dianosis.

    Some links that might be helpful to you are here, as well:

    What Can Be Done About Nerve Pain?


    Disc Herniation: What is It?


    Good luck!



  • burgess April 14, 2009
    April 14, 2009

    i have nerve damage from sciatic pain radiates down my left leg some days worse than others i take opanaer 12 hr release 2 times day .burning, throbbing, like a bad tooth acheUndecided

    • Jude
      June 16, 2009
      June 16, 2009

      My husband had the same pain as you described. He had an MRI done on his lower back...results was he had a pinch nerve. He had to have back surgery.

      He when in to the hospital for back surgery at 7 a.m and was out by 9 a.m. and was released by 3 p.m. the same day.


      He is now pain free.. He when with back and leg pain and sleepless nights for 1 year or so...before I talked him into see a doctor who only does back surgery...She had 15 years experience. He had the surgery as a result he had NO bleeding and No infection....Now ...He is so glad he did. Not more leg or back pain and can sleep

      like a baby again. 


      I do hope you see someone soon..I would not wait too long.

      I wish you well...Find someone in your area who can refer you to a back specialist and ask questions about the doctor's experience with back surgery.  Finding a doctor with a high rate of good results is important...!!! Always ask many questions and ask around

      before choosing some one..!!!

      Good Luck ....I wish you well...Do not live with back pain...!!!!


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