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Burning sensation, sensitive to touch in calf on walking.

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I have been having issues with my left leg. The calve and ankle feel swollen when I walk. It gets a burning feeling and sensitive to touch. I have used icy hot and iced it. This happens every time I walk, sometimes moderate pain and sometimes severe.

I am 24 years old patientold, 5ft8 240lbs. I have never done anything to this legs prior to this. This has been going on now for three months

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Expert:  Dr. Deepu Sebin Sebastian replied 4 Days.

Thank you for your query at DoctorSpring.com
I understand your concern.
Can you kindly upload an image of the swelling, if it is visible? It could be an indication of varicosity and you will need a physical examination to rule out the same.
Do you have any history of prolonged immobilisation or standing at the same spot for long periods?
Kindly let me know,

Patient replied :

Visibly there isn't swelling but just feels like it. I get a sharp pain and have to hurry up and sit down. The last time I tried to walk it off, I spent a week in pain.
I have never had any issues before but this has been going on the last three months. I know it does it when I work out at the gym. Now it is just walking even at a slow pace.

Expert:  Dr. Deepu Sebin Sebastian replied 3 Days.

It does sound like varicose veins.
Do you see any dilated veins?
Have you gotten a physical examination done recently?

Patient replied :

I haven't had a recent physical done. I also haven't looked at my legs either for my veins.

Expert:  Dr. Deepu Sebin Sebastian replied 2 Days.

If you smoke, I advise you to completely stop smoking.
Also, I would suggest getting duplex ultrasound of your leg to exclude peripheral arterial disease/ arterial obstruction and please get back to me with the reports.

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