Severe Leg Pain At Night
Posted 23 May 2011 - 01:44 PM
Posted 23 May 2011 - 02:04 PM
Edited by thankful, 23 May 2011 - 03:44 PM.
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Posted 23 May 2011 - 03:44 PM
Posted 23 May 2011 - 07:33 PM
Posted 23 May 2011 - 09:35 PM
I usually take Tramadol for the pain in the legs, but recently I tried a topical prescription ointment called Voltaren Gel that I used for my bursitis in my shoulder. It worked great!! It "numbed" the area immediately and allowed me to fall asleep! When I'm in pain, this is the first thing I reach for.
I also just purchased a wrap heating pad that has been fantastic. I wanted one that wrapped around my legs and/or ankles that could be tightened with velcro. Plus, it was imperative that I have one that got hot fast, would reach higher temperatures and maintain those temperatures. I researched several brands and decided upon the Thermophore MaxHeat Muff. The first time I used it, my leg felt instantly better. Unfortunatley, it is not cheap-- $50.00. Plus, I'm going to have to buy a second one so I can have both legs treated with moist heat therapy at once. My birthday is in early June. Guess, what I'm asking for!!
Posted 24 May 2011 - 10:04 AM
Posted 24 May 2011 - 11:32 AM
I get the same thing. It is mostly worse at night, but can start anytime of the day. I have bouts of severe cramping and get the same parasthesia feelings like thankful.(the buzzing, cold patches(like icyhot feelings) I also attribute it to my small fiber neuropathy. Last thursday it started to hit at a quick trip to the grocery store. By the time I got home I was crying and my husband and neighbor had to help out of the car and get me to bed. Took a trazadone the pain and cramps were so bad. Then the following day my feet hurt so bad and it felt like I had a load of sand in my shoes.