For the past 2 years I have experienced burning pains in both my legs from the knee down (knee joint, calf muscle, ankle). I'm 27 like to run 3 miles a week average weight 175 average height 5'11" and work in a kitchen where I stand for long periods of time. I do have a more developed upper body and my legs could use more work, is it possible that my knees are taking on too much weight? I have long legs with smaller joints. Could this be an orthopedic disorder? This seems to be very frustrating I dont want to live on Otc drugs and heat pads can you help?
Burning pain in a bilateral, "stocking" distribution (knees down to toes) is typical for a neuropathy, peripheral neuropathy. You should see your doctor and a neurologist to start with, especially if this condition is getting worse. Many, many causes of neuropathy exist like diabetes or thyroid disorders. But, first a correct diagnosis made by a doctor who can investigate all the angles is required.
Dr. Christina Lasich, MD